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Expedition cruises are destination-based journeys that take you into some of the world's most exciting and remote locales. Popular voyages include Darwin's Galapagos Islands, where you'll meet golden-brown iguanas and magnificent frigate birds, and Papua New Guinea, where you'll learn about local cultures and exchange gifts with tribes. See penguins in Antarctica and polar bears in the Arctic or witness the rugged beauty of Australia's Kimberley region.

Expedition cruises include onboard meals and accommodations on ships ranging from the luxurious with a full array of comforts to basic vessels with limited facilities and amenities. Onboard naturalists accompany many voyages, and these experts lead shore excursions and offer lectures about the places visited.

An expedition cruise is a world away from ordinary cruising. From exotic wildlife and enchanting natural wonders to primitive cultures and ancient societies, expedition cruising shows you a side of the world you've never seen before and will never forget.

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Expedition cruises are rated according to the quality of accommodations, the number of included amenities and activities, and the level of service delivered. The vacations below are categorized according to the industry rating scale (budget, first class and deluxe). Click any vacation name for the itinerary, dates and prices.

Vacation Name Days Starts In Ends In Company Quality*  

Expedition Cruises - Africa
Madagascar & South Africa 15 Zanzibar, Tanzania  Cape Town, South Africa  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Canary Islands and Cape Verde (Gastronomy Cruise) 10 Lisbon, Portugal  Dakar, Senegal  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Napoleon Cruise (19 Day) 19 Cape Town, South Africa  Dakar, Senegal  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Scattered Islands & Madagascar 17 Durban, South Africa  Durban, South Africa  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Pearls of the Indian Ocean (Nosy Be to Mahe) 10 Port Louis, Mauritius  Mahe, Seychelles  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 13 Africa expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - Asia
Exploring Ogasawara Islands 10 Osaka, Japan  Apra, Guam  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Singapore to Cochin 17 Singapore, Singapore  Cochin, India  Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
From the Arabian Peninsula to India 14 Muscat, Oman  Colombo, Sri Lanka  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Myanmar, India & Sri Lanka 14 Yangon, Myanmar  Colombo, Sri Lanka  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Treasures of India (Mumbai - Colombo) 9 Mumbai, India  Colombo, Sri Lanka  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 28 Asia expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - Australia & New Zealand
Auckland to Dunedin (South Island) 11 Auckland, New Zealand  Dunedin, New Zealand  Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
Dundein (South Island) to Dundein (South Island) 15 Dunedin, New Zealand  Dunedin, New Zealand  Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Sub Antarctic Islands Expedition (Auckland - Dunedin) 15 Auckland, New Zealand  Dunedin, New Zealand  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Taste of Tasmania (Basix) 6 Hobart, Australia  Hobart, Australia  Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
The Sub Antarctic Islands Expedition (Auckland - Lyttelton) 15 Auckland, New Zealand  Lyttleton, New Zealand  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 7 Australia & New Zealand expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - Canada
Expedition Cruises - Caribbean
Natural and Cultural Wonders of the Western Caribbean 8 Cancun, Mexico  Cancun, Mexico  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Caribbean Delights 2021 12 Nassau, Bahamas  Cartagena, Colombia  Scenic Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Caribbean & French Guiana 11 Fort de France, Martinique  Cayenne, French Guiana  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Christmas in the Caribbean 13 Fort de France, Martinique  Colon, Panama  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Caribbean Sea – Discover Keys, Coves and Cultures (Itinerary 2) 16 Miami, FL  Colon, Panama  Hurtigruten First Class Dates and Prices
+ View all 9 Caribbean expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - Europe and Britain
Wonders of Iberia & Western Europe 2021 12 Barcelona, Spain  Amsterdam, Holland  Scenic Deluxe Dates and Prices
Island Jewels of the Mediterranean 9 Valletta, Malta  Antalya, Turkey  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Mediterranean Discovery 2021 9 Barcelona, Spain  Athens, Greece  Scenic Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ultimate Mediterranean Discovery 2021 16 Lisbon, Portugal  Athens, Greece  Scenic Deluxe Dates and Prices
Aegean Adventure 2021 9 Athens, Greece  Athens, Greece  Scenic Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 49 Europe and Britain expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - Mexico & Central America
Jewels of Latin America 13 Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala  Callao, Peru  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Wonders of Central America 8 Puerto Morelos, Mexico  Colon, Panama  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Fort Lauderdale (Florida) to Colon 12 Fort Lauderdale, FL  Colon, Panama  Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
Christmas between Mexico and Panama 8 Puerto Morelos, Mexico  Colon, Panama  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Natural & Cultural History of Central America (Puerto Caldera - Colon) 8 Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica  Colon, Panama  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 21 Mexico & Central America expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - Pacific Islands
Lautoka to Cairns 2021 15 Lautoka, Fiji  Cairns, Australia  Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
Papeete (Tahiti) to Lautoka 2021 13 Papeete, Tahiti  Lautoka, Fiji  Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
Polynesia: The Austral Islands & Bora Bora 10 Papeete, Tahiti  Papeete, Tahiti  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Easter Island to Tahiti: Tales of the Pacific (Easter Island to Papeete) 20 Santiago, Chile  Papeete, Tahiti  Nat Hab Deluxe Dates and Prices
Treasures of Polynesia 10 Papeete, Tahiti  Papeete, Tahiti  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 7 Pacific Islands expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - South America
San Cristobal to Baltra 8 San Cristobal, Galapagos, Ecuador  Baltra Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador  Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
Galapagos – Central and Eastern Islands aboard the Reina Silvia Voyager (Cruise Only) 8 Baltra Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador  Baltra Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador  G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Galapagos – Western and Central Islands aboard the Reina Silvia Voyager (Cruise Only) 8 Baltra Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador  Baltra Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador  G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
San Cristobal to Baltra (11 Day) 11 San Cristobal, Galapagos, Ecuador  Baltra Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador  Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
Peru and Chile Explorer 2021 18 Lima, Peru  Buenos Aires, Argentina  Scenic Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 167 South America expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - Transatlantic
A Viking Voyage: The Arctic to America 2021 19 Dublin, Ireland  Boston, MA  Scenic Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ultimate Viking Voyage 2021 29 Bergen, Norway  Boston, MA  Scenic Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ushuaia to Cape Town (32 Day) 32 Ushuaia, Argentina  Cape Town, South Africa  Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ushuaia to Cape Town 2021 (22 Day) 22 Ushuaia, Argentina  Cape Town, South Africa  Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
Grand Voyage of Discovery 2021 17 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  Lisbon, Portugal  Scenic Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 7 Transatlantic expedition cruises


* Key to Quality Ratings

These vacations are classified according to the quality of accommodations, the number of included amenities and activities, and the level of service delivered.

Budget = Budget vacations that typically range from $50 to $200 per person, per day, plus airfare.
First Class = First class vacations that typically range from $80 to $350 per person, per day, plus airfare.
Deluxe = Deluxe vacations that typically range from $200 to $650 per person, per day, plus airfare.

** The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.