Have questions? We're here.

Small Ships, Expedition Vessels and River Cruising

Travel made your way
Talk with an expert
Customize any aspect of your trip. 1.800.344.6118
Help Me Plan My Trip
Ask a Question
Our world is connected by waterways. Unlike any other form of travel, an expedition cruise opens the world to exploration, providing journeys from the ancient marvels of the Mediterranean to mystifying Easter Island. Destinations are chosen for their natural beauty and their rich culture. Icebreakers traverse the frozen waters of the Antarctic and Arctic. Expedition cruise and luxury ships explore the lush coastlines of Vietnam and China's vibrant Hong Kong and tour Africa's Cape Verde to the Canary Islands. The destination is up to you - an expedition cruise provides you with the means to turn ordinary travel into a world adventure. Below is a complete list of expedition cruises and tours to worldwide destinations.
1-24 of 258 Results
50 Years of Victory
$27,995
EXPLORE

50 Years of Victory

The "50 Years of Victory" is the largest, most sophisticated, and powerful icebreaker ever constructed for Arctic cruising. Twenty years in the making, 50 Years of Victory is the first Arktika-class icebreaker to have a spoon-shaped bow.
Ship Details
Exterior image of the 50 Years of Victory.
$27,995
EXPLORE

50 Years of Victory (PO)

The 50 Years of Victory is the largest and most modern nuclear-powered icebreaker vessel in the world.
Ship Details
Admiralty Dream.
$3,490
Save $200
EXPLORE

Admiralty Dream

The Admiralty Dream is perfect for adventure in the wilderness waterways. With its shallow draft and stately pace of cruising, nothing will be missed in channels, bays and wilderness islands that Alaskans call home.

On Board Lifestyle:

Experience warm yacht-style cruising surrounded by knowledgeable, genuinely friendly staff and accompanied by …
Ship Details
The Akademik Ioffe
$3,195
Save $1000
EXPLORE

Akademik Ioffe

Designed as a scientific research vessel in Finland, the Akademik Ioffe is modern, comfortable, safe and ice-strengthened. Carrying 96 passengers on Antarctica and Arctic expeditions, the Akademik Ioffe offers facilities of high caliber.
Ship Details
Akademik Sergey Vavilov
$3,195
Save $1000
EXPLORE

Akademik Sergey Vavilov

The Akademik Sergey Vavilov is widely recognized as the best expedition-style cruise vessel operating in Polar waters. She is 'state of the art' and, while not luxurious, she's very comfortable and kept in top condition.
Ship Details
Sailing through the Arctic waters
$16,000
EXPLORE

Akademik Shokalskiy

Originally designed and built in Finland for Polar and ocean research, the Akademik Shokalskiy is small, nimble and ice-strengthened, capable for reaching the nooks and crannies of Antarctica that larger ships cannot.
Ship Details
The Alaskan Dream
$4,190
EXPLORE

Alaskan Dream

At 104 feet in length, the Alaskan Dream is an innovative, streamlined catamaran. Designed especially to allow the vessel to easily navigate narrow channels and passages like a yacht, while at the same time providing the comforts you would expect aboard a much larger ship.

Ship Amenities

The Alaskan Dream is built to provide the most of the …
Ship Details
$1,999
EXPLORE

Amazon Discovery

The Amazon Discovery is one of the newest luxury vessels to sail South America's longest river.
Ship Details
Anne-Marie
EXPLORE

Anne-Marie

Public Areas:

- Spacious lounge with bar

- Restaurant

- Sun deck with loungers and parasols

- Barbecue deck

- Jacuzzi at the prow of the barge

Amenities:

- Bicycles on board available for use by passengers

- Wifi on board

- Air-conditioning

Characteristics:

-Number of cabins:12

- Maximum passenger capacity:24

- Number of crew members:5
Ship Details
Aqua Mekong sailing up the Mekong River
$3,660
EXPLORE

Aqua Mekong

The luxurious Aqua Mekong was designed to embody the aesthetic of a sophisticated five star hotel.Spacious and indulgent, yet intimate enough to feel entirely exclusive, the Aqua Mekong incorporates relaxed yet refined lounging and sailing.
Ship Details
Arabella ship
EXPLORE

Arabella

From her teak decks to her billowing sails aloft, Arabella brings you back to a time before the hustle and bustle of the modern world. Escape the winter blues with a cruise in the British Virgin Islands.
Ship Details
The Aranui
EXPLORE

Aranui

The Aranui is a mixed passenger/cargo vessel that operates between Tahiti and the Marquesas. The name "Aranui" means "The Great Highway" in Maori, another great Polynesian culture.
Ship Details
Aranui 5 Ship 2017
$2,781
Save $300
EXPLORE

Aranui 5

Aranui 5 is a new custom-built, dual-purpose passenger/freighter that sails in French Polynesia on a 14-day all-inclusive cruise. Aranui 5 accommodates approximately 254 passengers in 103 cabins.
Ship Details
Arethusa & Artemis
EXPLORE

Arethusa & Artemis

The Arethusa & Artemis are identical 50-passenger yachts built in 2007. Their small sizes allow guests to travel to off-the-beaten-path destinations and small harbors, avoiding the crowds of larger ports.
Ship Details
Aria Amazon
$3,480
EXPLORE

Aria Amazon

The Aria Amazon is a true luxury cruise ship on the northern Amazon River in Peru. Combining the best of eco-tourism with luxury, the Aria Amazon offers an extraordinary level of comfort for her 32 guests.
Ship Details
The Atmosphere
$9,850
EXPLORE

Atmosphere

The Atmosphere strikes a perfect balance between substantial exploration capabilities and a unique and elegant style. It is equipped in every aspect to guarantee a pleasant, exciting and safe Patagonia adventure cruise.
Ship Details
The Baranof Dream
$3,490
Save $200
EXPLORE

Baranof Dream

Embark on the Baranof Dream and experience warm yacht-style cruising surrounded by knowledgeable, genuinely friendly staff and accompanied by interesting people who share your passion for adventure and learning. And the relaxed, casual ambiance lets Alaska’s awe-inspiring beauty really shine. A few reasons the Admiralty Dream is the perfect …
Ship Details
The Caledonian Sky
$12,980
EXPLORE

Caledonian Sky

The beautiful Caledonian Sky is a spacious yet intimate expedition vessel. Refurbished in 2012 and carrying just 100 passengers, her beautifully designed public spaces and exterior are sure to delight.
Ship Details
Cattleya Journey sailing the Amazon
$2,850
EXPLORE

Cattleya Journey

The Cattleya was born in 2014 with the unique purpose to bring comfort and satisfaction to the visitors who have the opportunity to engage in an excursion along the Amazon jungle. Without a doubt, this is one of the things that need to be experienced at least once in a lifetime!
Ship Details
$3,990
Save $200
EXPLORE

Chichagof Dream

The sleek Chichagof Dream was recently renovated and makes its inaugural voyage in 2016. Accommodating up to 74 passengers in 37 cabins, the ship features expansive viewing areas, new carpets and furnishings, and a commanding hull design.
Ship Details
Exterior image of the Oceanic Discoverer.
$6,205
EXPLORE

Coral Discoverer

The Coral Discoverer is an expedition style cruise ship large enough to provide all the comforts of a larger cruise ship, yet small enough to enable access reef and island sites inaccessible to other vessels.
Ship Details
Oceanic Discoverer (ZE)
$13,580
Save 5%
EXPLORE

Coral Discoverer (ZE)

The 65-passenger Coral Discoverer (formerly the Oceanic Discoverer) was introduced to the world of sailing vessels in 2005. Her sleek, small size makes her ideal for regional exploration and navigating through channels and fjords.
Ship Details
$3,485
EXPLORE

Coral Expeditions I

This beautiful 46 passenger small-ship cruises the South Pacific with expansive teak decking, spacious dining room and lounge, stylish interior and exterior teak furnishings and revitalized d├ęcor.
Ship Details
Explore the underwater world on your small ship cruise
$1,245
EXPLORE

Coral Expeditions II

Cruise the South Pacific on a small ship cruise. With a maximum of just 46 guests, enjoy the freedom and flexibility to explore remote coral cays and fringing reefs beyond the reach of other visitors. Venture ashore on deserted coral cays, wander ancient rainforest trails and untouched island beaches. Cruising by small-ship ensures that you wont …
Ship Details
1-24 of 258 Results

Why Travel With Adventure Life

More Reasons

Awards and Accolades

All News