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

Exterior image of the MS La Belle de Cadix.
MS La Belle de Cadix
The MS La Belle de Cadix sails on Guadiana, the Guadalquivir and along Atlantic coast. Built in 2005 and recently refurbished, the La Belle de Cadix is an oasis of comfort as you sail the rivers of Europe. Built: 2005 - refurbished in 2010 Length: …
  • $1400 - $2280 USD
Places:
Europe, Mediterranean, Portugal, Spain
Exterior image of the MS La Boheme.
MS La Boheme
The MS La Boheme sails on Rhine and Danube. Built in 1995 and recently refurbished, the La Boheme is an oasis of comfort as you sail the rivers of Europe. Built: 1995 - refurbished in 2011 Length: 110 m long Width: 10 m wide Cabins: 80 …
  • $1600 - $1910 USD
Places:
Europe, Serbia, Romania, Hungary, Netherlands, Belgium
The MS Lofoten
MS Lofoten
The MS Lofoten was built in 1964 has has remained a beloved favorite ever since. Her experienced crew and comfortable accommodations make her an ideal candidate while choosing a small ship in which to sail the Arctic. Originally launched in Oslo, …
  • $2317 - $4944 USD
Places:
Arctic, Europe, Norway
Exterior image of the MS Michelangelo.
MS Michelangelo
The MS Michelangelo was built in 2000 and refurbished in 2011. She features two floors and an upper sun deck, and 78 guest cabins. Her crew is knowledgeable, friendly, and devoted to giving you the cruising experience of a lifetime. The MS …
  • $615 - $1710 USD
Places:
Europe, Mediterranean, Italy
Exterior image of the MS Van Gogh.
MS Van Gogh
The MS Van Gogh sails on the Rhone and the Saone. Built in 1999 and recently refurbished, the Van Gogh is an oasis of comfort as you sail the rivers of Europe. Built: 1999 - refurbished in 2007 Length: 110 m long Width: 11,40 m wide Cabins: 78 …
  • $1850 - $2070 USD
Places:
Europe, France, Germany, Netherlands
The MS Vesteralen
MS Vesteralen
The MS Vesteralen was built in 1983 and carries just 510 passengers. Her sleek exterior and comfortable accommodations make her an ideal choice for cruising the Arctic region. The Vesteralen lives up to the legacy of her sister ship, after which she …
  • $2093 - $7433 USD
Places:
Arctic, Europe, Norway
Exterior image of the MS Vivaldi.
MS Vivaldi
The MS Vivaldi sails on the Danube and Rhine rivers, and was built in 2009. She features three floors, an upper sun deck, and 88 guest cabins. Her crew is knowledgeable, friendly, and devoted to giving you the cruising experience of a lifetime. The MS …
  • $1660 - $1880 USD
Places:
Europe, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Hungary
MV Aqua sails the Amazon
MV Aqua
The new MV Aqua is the first true luxury vessel to ever cruise the northern Amazon River. Its 12 over-sized guest suites all feature in-suite sitting areas and generous outward-facing panoramic windows. Each of the handsomely decorated air-conditioned …
  • $2850 - $7000 USD
Places:
South America, Peru, Amazon
MV Aria
MV Aria
The MV Aria is a true luxury cruise ship on the northern Amazon River in Peru and was custom built for launch in 2011. Combining the best of eco-tourism with luxury, the MV Aria offers an extraordinary level of comfort for her 32 guests. The MV Aria …
  • $3000 - $7350 USD
Places:
South America, Peru, Amazon
The Plancius
MV Plancius
M/V “Plancius” started her life in 1976 as an oceanographic research vessel for the Royal Dutch Navy and was named “Hr. Ms. Tydeman”. In June 2004, the vessel was taken out of active service for rebuilding. The vessel was completely rebuilt in 2009 as …
  • $950 - $20300 USD
Places:
Arctic, Antarctica, Africa, South America, Europe, Mediterranean, Iceland, Norway, Scotland, Portugal, …
The Stella Australis
MV Stella Australis
Embark on the Stella Australis, launched in 2010 for Patagonia cruising. Part of the Australis fleet, sister ship to Mare Australis and Via Australis, all specially designed for Patagonia cruising. The Stella Australis, constructed in 2010, has five …
  • $1189 - $4054 USD
Places:
South America, Chile, Argentina, Patagonia
The Ushuaia
MV Ushuaia
The "Ushuaia" is a steel hulled, ice-strengthened vessel built originally for oceanographic research. She was recently converted to passenger voyages. Navigation and communication equipment has been newly upgraded and cabins were refurbished to provide …
  • $4950 - $13070 USD
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Chile, Argentina, Patagonia
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 …
  • $1189 - $3426 USD
Places:
South America, Chile, Argentina, Patagonia
$1200 OFF
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 …
  • $7320 - $47990 USD
Places:
Arctic, Caribbean, Antarctica, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, Mediterranean, Iceland, Norway, …
$1000 OFF
Exterior image of the National Geographic Orion.
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 …
  • $8210 - $41190 USD
Places:
Asia, Antarctica, South America, South Pacific, Chile, Papua New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Indonesia, …
Exterior image of the Noorderlicht.
Noorderlicht
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 …
  • $2100 - $6250 USD
Places:
Arctic, Europe, Norway
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 …
  • $5995 - $34995 USD
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Argentina, Patagonia
Exterior image of the Ocean Nova.
Ocean Nova (PQ)
The expedition vessel Ocean Nova is a sister ship to the popular Quest. She was built in Denmark in 1992 and in 2004/2005 she was completely refurbished and has now a career as a small and comfortable expedition ship. Ocean Nova …
  • $4590 - $11490 USD
Places:
Arctic, Europe, Iceland, Norway
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 to …
  • $6495 - $11495 USD
Places:
Arctic, Europe, Iceland, Norway, Scotland
$1000 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 …
  • $3995 - $20795 USD
Places:
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, …
  • $8375 - $12070 USD
Places:
Asia, South Pacific, Papua New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia
The Ortelius
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 built in …
  • $1900 - $39750 USD
Places:
Arctic, Antarctica, Africa, South America, Europe, South Pacific, Iceland, Norway, Scotland, New Zealand, …
$1195-$1695 OFF
The Panorama
Panorama (VC)
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 …
  • $2290 - $3290 USD
Places:
Europe, Mediterranean, Italy, Greece, Croatia, Albania, Malta, Turkey, Montenegro
$1195-$1645 OFF
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 …
  • $1100 - $3290 USD
Places:
Europe, Mediterranean, Greece, Turkey