On an expedition cruise the emphasis is placed on the experience ashore, the many and varied excursions and the unique ports of call – many of which are further off-the-beaten-track than most mainstream cruises.
Rather than relaxing by the pool with a cocktail, the primary focus of expedition cruising is contact with your natural surroundings, visiting remote and isolated sites often only accessible by zodiacs.
Explore Patagonia’s majestic glaciers and mountains on Patagonia to Cape Horn. The relative inaccessibility of the southern tip of the Americas has preserved its beauty and protected it as one of the world’s last remaining great unspoilt wildernesses, making it the ideal place for an expedition cruise.
Visit a land like no other on the ultimate Expedition Antarctica. Enjoy the immense beauty of the seventh continent on an expedition cruise to Antarctica, a voyage in the pioneering spirit to a land less visited, filled with scenic wonders; breath-taking landscapes, ethereal icescapes and amazing wildlife. The expedition crew, comprised of expert geologists, scientists, naturalists, climatologists, marine biologists and a photographer, are on hand to enrich your experience.
Closer to home, you can embark on a classic Norwegian ‘Hurtigruten’ cruise from Bergen up into the Arctic Circle and on to the Russian border on a Voyage to the Northern Lights. The ship is never out of sight of land, sailing through sheltered waters between islands, starting in the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bergen the expedition cruise ends in Kirkenes on the Russian border. The long nights and remote cruising away from habitation lights create excellent chances to view the Aurora Borealis from the comfort of your vessel.
Voyage to the Northern Lights
From the maze of myriad inlets forming Bergen’s busy bays, to the top-of-the-world wilds of Nature at the North Cape, this classic Norwegian Hurtigruten cruise visits very varied ports of call as it follows Norway’s spectacular coast in search of the Northern Lights
Patagonia to Cape Horn
From mountain peaks to magnificent glaciers, from pampas plains to the Land of Fire, and from Argentina’s cosmopolitan capital to the ‘end of the world’ at Chile’s Cape Horn, this terrific tour of cities, seascapes, and scenery includes a four-night cruise