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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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  • Save $4,000 per couple off select Hurtigruten Antarctica cruises when you book a suite. Click here for eligible departures.
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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
Cape Verde and its Islands 2018 (Praia - Praia) 8 Praia, Santiago Island, Cape Verde  Praia, Santiago Island, Cape Verde  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Cape Verde and its Islands (Praia - Praia) 8 Praia, Santiago Island, Cape Verde  Praia, Santiago Island, Cape Verde  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Along the South-African Coastline 2018 (Cape Town - Durban) 9 Cape Town, South Africa  Durban, South Africa  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Canary Islands & Cape-Verde 2018 (Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Dakar) 10 Santa Cruz de Terenife, Spain  Dakar, Senegal  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Cape Verde and Canary Islands 2019 (Dakar - Lisbon) 11 Dakar, Senegal  Lisbon, Portugal  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 9 Africa expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - Antarctica
Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake (Begin Santiago, 7 Day) 7 Santiago, Chile  Santiago, Chile  Quark Deluxe Dates and Prices
Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake from Punta Arenas 8 Punta Arenas, Chile  Punta Arenas, Chile  Intrepid Deluxe Dates and Prices
Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake 8 Punta Arenas, Chile  Punta Arenas, Chile  Quark Deluxe Dates and Prices
Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake 2018 8 Punta Arenas, Chile  Punta Arenas, Chile  Quark Deluxe Dates and Prices
Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake (Begin Santiago) 8 Santiago, Chile  Santiago, Chile  Quark Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 123 Antarctica expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - Asia
Discover Indonesia (Bali - Bali) 12 Bali, Indonesia  Bali, Indonesia  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
From Australia to Indonesia (Darwin - Bali) 12 Darwin, Australia  Bali, Indonesia  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Wonders of Japan Cruise 2018 14 Osaka, Japan  Sapporo, Japan  A & K Deluxe Dates and Prices
Myanmar (Burma) Sailing Expedition 15 Phuket, Thailand  Phuket, Thailand  Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
Gems of South-East Asia (Bali - Hong Kong) 17 Bali, Indonesia  Hong Kong, China  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 6 Asia expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - Australia & New Zealand
Taste of Tasmania (Basix) 6 Hobart, Australia  Hobart, Australia  Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
Iconic Kimberly (Darwin - Darwin) 11 Darwin, Australia  Darwin, Australia  Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Expedition Cruises - Caribbean
Taste of Cuba & the Caribbean 10 Miami, FL  Cartagena, Colombia  Scenic Deluxe Dates and Prices
Eastern Caribbean & the Grenadines 11 Bridgetown, Barbados  Bridgetown, Barbados  Antiquity Deluxe Dates and Prices
Caribbean Exploration of Keys, Coves, and Reefs (Northbound) 15 Limon, Costa Rica  Miami, FL  Hurtigruten First Class Dates and Prices
Expedition Cruises - Europe and Britain
The Classic Voyage South 2018-2019 6 Kirkenes, Norway  Bergen, Norway  Hurtigruten First Class Dates and Prices
The Classic Winter Voyage South 6 Kirkenes, Norway  Bergen, Norway  Hurtigruten First Class Dates and Prices
The Classic Winter Voyage South 2018 6 Kirkenes, Norway  Bergen, Norway  Hurtigruten First Class Dates and Prices
The Classic Autumn Voyage South 6 Kirkenes, Norway  Bergen, Norway  Hurtigruten First Class Dates and Prices
The Classic Summer Voyage South 6 Kirkenes, Norway  Bergen, Norway  Hurtigruten First Class Dates and Prices
+ View all 125 Europe and Britain expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - Mexico & Central America
Costa Rica & the Panama Canal (Panama City to San Jose) 8 Panama City, Panama  San Jose, Costa Rica  Nat Hab Deluxe Dates and Prices
Costa Rica & the Panama Canal (San Jose to Panama City) 8 San Jose, Costa Rica  Panama City, Panama  Nat Hab Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Panama Canal & Costa Rica (BBC Earth Journey, Eastbound) 11 San Jose, Costa Rica  Panama City, Panama  Tauck Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Panama Canal & Costa Rica 2018 (BBC Earth Journey, Eastbound) 11 San Jose, Costa Rica  Panama City, Panama  Tauck Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Panama Canal & Costa Rica 2018 (BBC Earth Journey, Westbound) 11 Panama City, Panama  San Jose, Costa Rica  Tauck Deluxe Dates and Prices
Expedition Cruises - Pacific Islands
Treasures of Melanesia 8 Honiara, Solomon Islands  Port Vila, Efate Island, Vanuatu  Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
Remote Islands of Micronesia & the Solomon Sea 15 Koror, Palau  Honiara, Solomon Islands  Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
Islands of the Coral Sea 16 Port Vila, Efate Island, Vanuatu  Cairns, Australia  Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
Expedition Cruises - Transatlantic
Inaugural Transatlantic Crossing 2018 14 Barcelona, Spain  Miami, FL  Scenic Deluxe Dates and Prices
South America to the Canary Islands 2019 15 Buenos Aires, Argentina  Canary Islands, Spain  Scenic Deluxe Dates and Prices
A Passage to the Caribbean 17 Canary Islands, Spain  Bridgetown, Barbados  Antiquity Deluxe Dates and Prices
In the Wake of Thor Heyerdahl (Westbound) 17 Casablanca, Morocco  Fortaleza, Brazil  Hurtigruten First Class Dates and Prices
Atlantic Crossing In the Wake of the Buccaneers 17 Lisbon, Portugal  Manaus, Brazil  Hurtigruten First Class Dates and Prices
+ View all 6 Transatlantic expedition cruises
Expedition Cruises - U.S. (Continental)
Coastal Journey Down East Maine and Acadia 8 New York City, NY  Halifax, Canada  Hurtigruten First Class Dates and Prices
Gulf of St. Lawrence and Bays of Eastern Canada 11 New York City, NY  Halifax, Canada  Hurtigruten First Class Dates and Prices
Coastal Gems of America (Northbound) 13 Miami, FL  Halifax, Canada  Hurtigruten First Class Dates and Prices
Coastal Gems of America (Southbound) 13 Halifax, Canada  Miami, FL  Hurtigruten First Class Dates and Prices
Navigating the Northeast and Atlantic Canada 16 New York City, NY  New York City, NY  Hurtigruten First Class Dates and Prices


* 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.