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.

Small Ships, Expedition Vessels and River Cruising

The Via Australis
MV Via Australis
Built in 2005 as a sister ship to the M/V Mare Australis, the M/V Via Australis has 64 cabins with private facilities and panoramic windows for Patagonia cruising, and offers travelers a comfortable experience with 4 decks, 2 lounges, and a restaurant …
  • $1,189 - $3,426 USD
South America, Chile, Argentina, Patagonia
The National Geographic Explorer
National Geographic Explorer
The National Geographic Explorer is a state-of-the-art expedition ship accommodating 148 guests in 81 outside cabins. It is fully stabilized, enabling it to navigate polar passages while providing comfort. The National Geographic Explorer houses …
  • $7,690 - $47,960 USD
Arctic, Caribbean, Antarctica, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, Central America, Mediterranean, Iceland, …
25% OFF
The National Geographic Orion at sunset
National Geographic Orion
Technically and aesthetically, National Geographic Orion is arguably the most sophisticated vessel in its class. The Berlitz Ocean Cruising and Cruise Ships guide describes her as "the latest in the quest to build the ideal expedition cruise …
  • $7,990 - $43,250 USD
Asia, Antarctica, Africa, South America, Europe, South Pacific, Mediterranean, Norway, Scotland, Portugal, …
The Nile Adventurer
Nile Adventurer
A cruise on the Nile River should be a magical and enchanting experience, and with the M.S. Nile Adventurer, it becomes exactly that. An intimate and luxurious haven, the M.S. Nile Adventurer has only 32 cabins and offers three and four night cruises. …
  • $1,251 - $6,156 USD
The ‘Noorderlicht’ was originally built in 1910 in Flensburg, Germany as a three-masted schooner. For most of her existence she served as a light-vessel on the Baltic. In 1991 the present owners purchased the hull and re-rigged and refitted her …
  • $2,200 - $6,250 USD
Arctic, Europe, Norway
15%-25% OFF
Explore Antarctica aboard the Ocean Diamond
Ocean Diamond
Carrying a capacity of 189 passengers, the Ocean Diamond is the latest in polar vessels to explore Antarctica. One of the many attractive features of this vessel is its fantastic fuel efficiency. This allows the ship to offset the ship’s carbon …
  • $5,995 - $25,995 USD
Antarctica, South America, Argentina, Patagonia
$250 OFF
Ocean Endeavour
Ocean Endeavour
Sailing with a maximum of 198-passengers, Ocean Endeavour is the perfect vessel for expedition cruising. Outfitted with twenty Zodiacs, advanced navigation equipment, multiple lounges and a top deck observation room, she is purpose-built for passenger …
  • $2,395 - $22,595 USD
Arctic, North America, Canada
15%-25% OFF
The magnificant Ocean Endeavour
Ocean Endeavour (QU)
Sailing with a maximum of 199-passengers, the Ocean Endeavour is the perfect vessel for expedition cruising. The Ocean Endeavour is expertly engineered to explore the Polar Regions. The ship is equipped with an ice-strengthened hull, generous deck …
  • $5,495 - $31,795 USD
Antarctica, South America, Argentina, Patagonia
15% OFF
Ocean Nova
Ocean Nova (QU)
The Ocean Nova (previously called Sarpik Ittuk) was built in 1992 at the Ørskov Shipyard in Frederikshavn, Denmark, to navigate the ice-choked waters off Western Greenland. The ship was upgraded in 2000 and significantly refurbished once again in 2006 …
  • $5,195 - $11,995 USD
Arctic, Europe, Iceland, Norway, Scotland, United Kingdom
$1,000 OFF
Ocean Nova
Ocean Nova Air Cruises
Jumping over Cape Horn and the mythical waters of the Drake Passage and in less than 2 hours of flying from Punta Arenas to King George Island, the largest Island of the South Shetland Archipielago, you will be at the gates of the white continent. For …
  • $4,295 - $22,995 USD
Antarctica, South America, Chile, Argentina, Patagonia
Exterior image of the Oceanic Discoverer.
Oceanic Discoverer
The Oceanic 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. Accommodating a maximum of just 72 guests, …
  • $7,350 - $10,630 USD
Asia, South Pacific, Papua New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia
Oceanic Discoverer (ZE)
Oceanic Discoverer (ZE)
The 65-passenger 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. Guests on board the Oceanic Discoverer enjoy access …
  • $13,580 - $16,980 USD
South Pacific, Australia, New Zealand
$700 OFF
The Ortelius
The ice-strengthened vessel “Ortelius” is an excellent vessel for Polar expedition cruises in the Arctic and Antarctica, providing us with possibilities to adventure remote locations such as the Ross Sea and Franz Josef Land. “Ortelius” was …
  • $3,900 - $37,300 USD
Arctic, Antarctica, Africa, South America, Europe, South Pacific, Iceland, Norway, Scotland, United Kingdom, …
The Panorama
Discover a 3 masted sail cruiser which can accommodate up to 49 passengers in 25 cabins. This state of the art sail cruiser has performed several Atlantic Ocean crossings and has sailed from the Seychelles to Monte Carlo and from the Black Sea to Tunis …
  • $2,590 - $3,590 USD
Europe, Mediterranean, Italy, Greece, Croatia, Albania, Malta, Turkey, Montenegro
The Panorama
Panorama II
Discover a 2 masted state-of-the-art sail cruiser which can accommodate up to 49 passengers in 25 cabins. Panorama II was launched in 2004 offering the highest standard of accommodation and comfort safety. Life aboard the Panorama II Lounge …
  • $1,150 - $3,950 USD
Europe, Mediterranean, Greece, Turkey
The Paul Gauguin
Paul Gauguin
The Paul Gauguin was designed specifically to sail the shallow seas of Tahiti and French Polynesia, visiting small ports that larger ships can’t reach and effortlessly blending into the stunning natural beauty of the South Seas. She offers an …
  • $3,995 - $20,645 USD
Asia, South Pacific, Papua New Guinea, Australia, Fiji, Indonesia
The twin-hulled Pegasus accommodates up to 49 guests in a relaxed, congenial atmosphere. On board enjoy magnificent sea views as you stroll the 2,550 square feet of open deck. Relax with friends in the handsomely appointed lounge, browse in the …
  • $1,250 - $3,350 USD
Africa, Seychelles Islands
Polar Pioneer
Polar Pioneer
Polar Pioneer was built in Finland in 1985 as an ice-strengthened research ship, and for many years she plied the treacherous waters of the USSR's northern coast. In 2000 she was refurbished in St Petersburg to provide comfortable accommodation for 54 …
  • $7,800 - $23,090 USD
Arctic, Antarctica, South America, Europe, Iceland, Norway, Scotland, United Kingdom, Chile, Argentina, …
40% OFF
Exterior image of the Rembrandt van Rijn.
Rembrandt van Rijn
S/V ‘Rembrandt Van Rijn’ was built as a herring lugger early last century. The vessel was rebuilt as a three-mast passenger sailing schooner in the Netherlands in 1994 and sailed various regions of the globe since then. The vessel underwent a …
  • $1,900 - $4,750 USD
Arctic, Europe, Iceland
Ayeyarwady River Cruise near Myanmar on the Road to Mandalay
Road to Mandalay
Cruising gently along the Irrawaddy River, The Road To Mandalay accesses the unique sights, scents and sounds of Burma (Myanmar) in style and luxury. From the royal city of Mandalay, this beautiful craft voyages south to the ancient capital of Bagan, …
  • $2,520 - $12,400 USD
Asia, Burma / Myanmar
Safari Endeavour
Safari Endeavour
The ambience aboard this newly refurbished 84-guest yacht-style ship is casual elegance with a full menu of upscale amenities. Its new design is exquisitely appointed with features such as an intimate Wine Bar and spa area including two hot tubs, sauna, …
  • $2,995 - $10,495 USD
North America, Alaska, Mexico, Canada, United States
$250 OFF
The Safari Explorer
Safari Explorer
The Safari Explorer is exquisitely appointed with new design features such as an intimate Wine Library and spa area including a large hot tub, sauna, fitness equipment, yoga classes and complimentary massage. The Safari Explorer offers an exceptional …
  • $3,595 - $13,095 USD
North America, South Pacific, Alaska, Canada, Hawaii, United States
The Safari Quest
Safari Quest
While Safari Quest provides guests with an intimate experience, the comfortable staterooms and public spaces provide ample room to get away from it all. Enjoy an Alaska or Mexico luxury cruise and remote adventure. Guests use the casually elegant …
  • $3,695 - $11,195 USD
North America, Alaska, Canada, United States
The Safari Voyager
Safari Voyager
The 64-guest Safari Voyager offers personal comforts, included amenities, exclusivity, and luxury accommodations. Guests will enjoy breathtaking views from four public decks and a window-lined lounge offering an uncompromising 270 degree view with …
  • $2,995 - $6,395 USD
North America, Central America, Panama, Mexico, Costa Rica