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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!

  • Special savings for Vacations To Go customers! Save 5% off select departures with Hurtigruten. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save up to 40%! Prices shown reflect discount on select 2014 Hurtigruten departures. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Receive $300 per couple in air credit when you purchase select trips and flights through Monograms. Book by May 6, 2014. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save up to 25% off select 2015 Norwegian coastal voyages with Hurtigruten when you book by September 30, 2014. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save $3,000 per couple off select Antarctica departures in certain cabin categories when you book by April 30, 2014. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Early booking discount! Save up to 20% off 2014 Norwegian coastal voyages with Hurtigruten. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save $100 per couple off select Globus vacations when you book by July 31, 2014. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save $2,000 per couple off select Arctic cruises in certain cabin categories with Abercrombie & Kent when you book by April 30, 2014. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Receive complimentary roundtrip airfare between Miami and Buenos Aires when you book select Lindblad Antarctica departures by July 31, 2014. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save $5,000 to $6,000 per couple on select Abercrombie & Kent Antarctica journeys in certain cabin categories when you book by May 15, 2014. 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 2014 (Praia - Praia) 8 Praia, Santiago Island, Cape Verde  Praia, Santiago Island, Cape Verde  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Botswana Safari in Style 2015 10 Johannesburg, South Africa  Johannesburg, South Africa  A & K 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
+ 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: Fly the Drake 2015 8 Punta Arenas, Chile  Punta Arenas, Chile  Quark First Class Dates and Prices
Antarctic Express: Cruise South, Fly North 2015 9 Ushuaia, Argentina  Punta Arenas, Chile  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  Quark First Class Dates and Prices
+ View all 55 Antarctica expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - Arctic
Svalbard Express 2014 7 Longyearbyen, Norway  Longyearbyen, Norway  G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Realm of the Polar Bear 2014 8 Longyearbyen, Norway  Longyearbyen, Norway  G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Realm of the Polar Bear 2015 8 Longyearbyen, Norway  Longyearbyen, Norway  G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Expedition Spitsbergen 2014 8 Oslo, Norway  Oslo, Norway  Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
In the Realm of the Polar Bear 2014 9 Longyearbyen, Norway  Longyearbyen, Norway  Hurtigruten First Class Dates and Prices
+ View all 76 Arctic expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - Australia & New Zealand
The Great Barrier Reef 2014 (Cairns - Sydney) 8 Cairns, Australia  Sydney, Australia  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Tasmania Grandiose Nature 2015 (Sydney - Melbourne) 8 Sydney, Australia  Melbourne, Australia  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Australia's Hidden Treasure 2014 (Darwin to Broome) 11 Darwin, Australia  Broome, Australia  Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
New Zealand & Maoris 2015 (Auckland - Melbourne) 13 Auckland, New Zealand  Melbourne, Australia  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
New Zealand & Maoris 2015 (Melbourne - Auckland) 13 Melbourne, Australia  Auckland, New Zealand  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 16 Australia & New Zealand expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - Canada
The Best of Eastern Canada 2014 8 Montreal, Canada  Toronto, Canada  Collette Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Best of Eastern Canada 2014 (9 Days) 9 Montreal, Canada  Toronto, Canada  Collette Deluxe Dates and Prices
Spirit Bears & Humpback Whales of B.C. 2014-2015 (Prince Rupert to Bella Bella) 9 Vancouver, Canada  Vancouver, Canada  Nat Hab Deluxe Dates and Prices
Discovery of St. Laurent 2014 (Quebec - Boston) 10 Quebec City, Canada  Boston, MA  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
From Groenland to Saint Laurent 2014 (Kangerlussuaq – Quebec) 15 Kangerlussuaq, Greenland  Quebec City, Canada  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Expedition Cruises - Caribbean
Discover the French West Indies 2014 (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
Grenadine Islands 2014-2015 (Fort de France - Fort de France) 8 Fort de France, Martinique  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
+ View all 9 Caribbean expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - Miscellaneous
Treasure of the Atlantic Ocean 2014 (Las Palmas to Buenos Aires) 19 Canary Islands, Spain  Buenos Aires, Argentina  Hurtigruten First Class Dates and Prices
Expedition Cruises - Pacific Islands
Pearls of the Pacific 2014 13 Lautoka, Fiji  Papeete, Tahiti  Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
Lost Atolls of Micronesia 2014 15 Koror, Palau  Honiara, Solomon Islands  Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
Remote Cultures of the Coral Sea 2014 15 Honiara, Solomon Islands  Cairns, Australia  Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
In the Wake of the Bounty 2014 16 Papeete, Tahiti  Easter Island, Chilean dependency  Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
Exploring the Coral Sea: Papua New Guinea to Fiji 2014 16 Cairns, Australia  Lautoka, Fiji  Lindblad Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 11 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.