Speak to a Cruise Specialist

877-828-4774
Cruises Cruises Hotels and Resorts Hotels &
Resorts
Africa Safaris Africa
Safaris
Home Escorted Tours Independent Vacations River Cruises Expedition Cruises Train Tours Discounts Newsletter My Account
Find a Vacation
FastDeal Lookup
#

Expedition Cruises

For a list of all
expedition ships, click here.
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 with early booking discounts on select 2016 voyages with Hurtigruten when you book by August 31, 2015. Prices shown reflect discount. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save 10% off 2016 Avalon cruises when you book by April 7, 2015. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Receive $400 per couple in air credit when you book select South America vacations and flights through Avalon by March 24, 2015. Offer applies to LAN/TAM flights from select gateways. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Receive a $400 per couple air credit when you purchase select 2015 South America vacations and flights through Monograms by March 24, 2015. Offer applies to LAN and TAM flights from select cities. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save with early booking discounts on select Hurtigruten Antarctica voyages when you book by November 30, 2015. Prices shown reflect discount. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Enjoy special savings on select Hurtigruten voyages to Greenland when you book an unspecified cabin. Prices shown reflect discount. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save with early booking discounts on select Hurtigruten Europe voyages when you book by June 30, 2015. Prices shown reflect discount. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save 15% to 25% off select Arctic tours with G Adventures when you book by March 31, 2015. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Receive $200 per couple in air credit when you purchase select vacations and flights through Globus by August 25, 2015. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save up to 30% off select Norwegian coastal voyages with Hurtigruten when you book by February 28, 2015. 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 (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
A Taste of Spain, Madeira & Morocco 15 Malaga, Spain  Malaga, Spain  Antiquity Deluxe Dates and Prices
Treasures of the Indian Ocean: Zanzibar to the Seychelles 15 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania  Mahe, Seychelles  Lindblad Deluxe Dates and Prices
Voyage to West Africa: The Gold Coast to Morocco 20 Accra, Ghana  Casablanca, Morocco  Lindblad Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 8 Africa expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - Antarctica
Antarctic Express: Cruise South, Fly North 2016 10 Ushuaia, Argentina  Punta Arenas, Chile  Quark Deluxe Dates and Prices
Antarctic Express: Fly North 2016 10 Ushuaia, Argentina  Punta Arenas, Chile  Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle 2016 10 Punta Arenas, Chile  Punta Arenas, Chile  Quark Deluxe Dates and Prices
Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle 2016 10 Punta Arenas, Chile  Punta Arenas, Chile  Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
Antarctica Classic 11 Ushuaia, Argentina  Ushuaia, Argentina  G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
+ View all 55 Antarctica expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - Arctic
An Arctic Spitsbergen Adventure (Monday Departures) 6 Longyearbyen, Norway  Longyearbyen, Norway  Hurtigruten First Class Dates and Prices
An Arctic Spitsbergen Adventure (Thursday Departures) 6 Longyearbyen, Norway  Longyearbyen, Norway  Hurtigruten First Class Dates and Prices
Svalbard Express 7 Longyearbyen, Norway  Longyearbyen, Norway  G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Expedition Svalbard 2016 8 Longyearbyen, Norway  Longyearbyen, Norway  Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
Realm of the Polar Bear 8 Longyearbyen, Norway  Longyearbyen, Norway  G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
+ View all 89 Arctic expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - Australia & New Zealand
Christmas in the Heart of the Pacific 11 Noumea, New Caledonia  Christchurch, New Zealand  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Kimberley - Australia's Hidden Treasure (Broome to Darwin) 11 Broome, Australia  Darwin, Australia  Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Kimberley - Australia's Hidden Treasure (Darwin to Broome) 11 Darwin, Australia  Broome, Australia  Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
New Zealand & Maoris (Auckland - Melbourne) 13 Auckland, New Zealand  Melbourne, Australia  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
New Zealand & Maoris (Melbourne - Auckland) 13 Melbourne, Australia  Auckland, New Zealand  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 12 Australia & New Zealand expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - Canada
Spirit Bears, Humpbacks & Wildlife of B.C. (Prince Rupert to Bella Bella) 9 Vancouver, Canada  Vancouver, Canada  Nat Hab Deluxe Dates and Prices
Expedition Cruises - Caribbean
Grenadine Islands (Curaçao - Fort de France) 8 Williemstad, Curacao  Fort de France, Martinique  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Treasure of the Antilles (Fort de France - Saint Martin) 8 Fort de France, Martinique  St Martin, French West Indies  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Golf in the Caribbean (Saint Martin - Fort de France) 8 St Martin, French West Indies  Fort de France, Martinique  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Discover the French West Indies (Saint Martin - Saint Martin) 8 St Martin, French West Indies  St Martin, French West Indies  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
The British Virgin Islands (Saint Martin - Saint Martin) 8 St Martin, French West Indies  St Martin, French West Indies  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 6 Caribbean expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - Middle East
Voyage to Ancient Wonders (Cruise-Only) 11 Aqaba, Jordan  Athens, Greece  Antiquity Deluxe Dates and Prices
India's Golden Triangle and Ancient Jordan (Cruise-Only) 14 Delhi, India  Amman, Jordan  Antiquity Deluxe Dates and Prices
Voyage to Ancient Wonders 19 Amman, Jordan  Athens, Greece  Antiquity Deluxe Dates and Prices
Grand Voyage from Delhi to Athens (Cruise-Only) 25 Mumbai, India  Athens, Greece  Antiquity Deluxe Dates and Prices
Grand Voyage from Delhi to Athens 32 Delhi, India  Athens, Greece  Antiquity Deluxe Dates and Prices
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 (Honiara to Auckland) 13 Honiara, Solomon Islands  Auckland, New Zealand  Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
Pearls of the Pacific 13 Lautoka, Fiji  Papeete, Tahiti  Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
Cook Islands to Tahiti: Pristine Reefs of The South Pacific 13 Rarotonga, Cook Islands  Papeete, Tahiti  Lindblad Deluxe Dates and Prices
Fiji to The Cook Islands: Polynesian Discovery 13 Nadi, Fiji  Rarotonga, Cook Islands  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.