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Expedition Cruises

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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.

Book Now and Save on Expedition Cruises!

  • Save up to $2,000 per couple off select 2014 Hurtigruten Norwegian coastal voyages. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Special savings for Vacations To Go customers! Save 5% off select departures with Hurtigruten. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Receive $600 per couple in air credit when you purchase a 2015 Asia or South America trip and flights through Globus. Book by December 2, 2014. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save with Hurtigruten winter value packages! Receive deeply discounted airfare, plus enjoy free transfers, shore excursions and pre- and post-cruise hotel nights on applicable sailings. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save 15% to 25% off 2015 Quark Antarctica sailings in certain cabin categories when you book by November 15, 2014. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save $200 to $800 per couple off select Collette departures worldwide when you book by October 31, 2014. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save up to 20% off 2014 Norwegian coastal voyages with Hurtigruten. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save $3,000 to $6,000 per couple off select Abercrombie & Kent Arctic departures in certain cabin categories when you book by October 31, 2014. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save $6,000 to $7,000 per couple off select Abercrombie & Kent Antarctica departures in certain cabin categories when you book by December 31, 2014. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Enjoy special savings on select Hurtigruten Antarctica voyages when you book an unspecified inside cabin. Prices shown reflect discount. Reduced rates also available for outside cabins and suites. Click here for eligible departures.

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
The Bijagos Archipelago 2015 (Dakar - Dakar) 8 Dakar, Senegal  Dakar, Senegal  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Cape Verde’s Islands (Praia - Praia) 8 Praia, Santiago Island, Cape Verde  Praia, Santiago Island, Cape Verde  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Treasures of the Indian Ocean: Zanzibar to the Seychelles 2015 15 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania  Mahe, Seychelles  Lindblad Deluxe Dates and Prices
Voyage to West Africa: The Gold Coast to Morocco 2015 20 Accra, Ghana  Casablanca, Morocco  Lindblad Deluxe Dates and Prices
Wildlife and Cultures of South Africa, Mozambique, and Madagascar 2015 23 Cape Town, South Africa  Dar es Salaam, Tanzania  Lindblad Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 7 Africa expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - Antarctica
Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake - Sea Adventurer 2015 8 Punta Arenas, Chile  Punta Arenas, Chile  Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
Antarctic Express: Cruise South, Fly North 2015 9 Ushuaia, Argentina  Punta Arenas, Chile  Quark First Class Dates and Prices
Antarctic Express: Fly South, Cruise North 2015 9 Punta Arenas, Chile  Ushuaia, Argentina  Quark First Class Dates and Prices
Antarctic Express: Cruise South, Fly North 2015 9 Ushuaia, Argentina  Punta Arenas, Chile  Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
Antarctic Express: Fly South, Cruise North 2015 9 Punta Arenas, Chile  Ushuaia, Argentina  Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
+ View all 73 Antarctica expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - Arctic
Expedition Svalbard 2016 8 Longyearbyen, Norway  Longyearbyen, Norway  Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
Realm of the Polar Bear 2015 8 Longyearbyen, Norway  Longyearbyen, Norway  G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Expedition Disko Bay 8 Kangerlussuaq, Greenland  Kangerlussuaq, Greenland  Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
Introduction to Spitsbergen 2015 9 Longyearbyen, Norway  Longyearbyen, Norway  Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
Introduction to Spitsbergen: Polar Bear Safari 2015 9 Longyearbyen, Norway  Longyearbyen, Norway  Quark First Class Dates and Prices
+ View all 67 Arctic expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - Caribbean
Discover the French West Indies (St. Martin - Fort de France) 7 St Martin, French West Indies  Fort de France, Martinique  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Grenadine Islands 2015 (Curaçao - Fort de France) 8 Williemstad, Curacao  Fort de France, Martinique  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Treasure of the Antilles 2015 (Fort de France - Saint Martin) 8 Fort de France, Martinique  St Martin, French West Indies  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Golf in the Caribbean 2015 (Saint Martin - Fort de France) 8 St Martin, French West Indies  Fort de France, Martinique  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Grenadine Islands 2014-2015 (Fort de France - Fort de France) 8 Fort de France, Martinique  Fort de France, Martinique  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 9 Caribbean expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - Pacific Islands
Peaks and Atolls of French Polynesia 11 Papeete, Tahiti  Papeete, Tahiti  Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
Unlocking the Mysteries of the Coral Sea 2015 (Honiara to Auckland) 13 Honiara, Solomon Islands  Auckland, New Zealand  Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
Pearls of the Pacific 2015 13 Lautoka, Fiji  Papeete, Tahiti  Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
Unlocking the Mysteries of the Coral Sea 2015 (Auckland to Honiara) 14 Auckland, New Zealand  Honiara, Solomon Islands  Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
Remote Islands of Polynesia 15 Papeete, Tahiti  Apia, Samoa  Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 14 Pacific Islands 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.