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 Amaprima
MS Amaprima
Inspired by classic ocean yachts, the Amaprima provides the most distinctive river cruise experience. A magnificent glass elevator is one of the unique design elements found onboard, as well as exclusive “Twin Balconies”. The beautifully-decorated …
  • $2699 - $6598 USD
Places:
Europe, Mediterranean, France, Croatia, Serbia, Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania, Austria, Slovakia, …
The Amareina
MS Amareina
The Amareina is a sister ship to the Amacerto and features the most advanced design of any river cruise vessel currently in operation. Stateroom Amenities: Exclusive Twin Balconies are available in most staterooms, which measure a spacious …
  • $2699 - $6608 USD
Places:
Europe, France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland
The Amasonata
MS Amasonata
The Amasonata is a sister ship to the Amacerto and Amareina and features the most advanced design of any river cruise vessel currently in operation. Passengers will enjoy gourmet dining with free-flowing fine wines at multiple onboard dining venues; a …
  • $2499 - $12997 USD
Places:
Europe, Austria, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Belgium
The Amabella
MS Amaverde
Featuring an impressive range of stateroom categories, dining options and public lounges, MS Amaverde will transport you on the river cruise of a lifetime. Perhaps the most distinctive feature aboard the MS Amaverde is the revolutionary “Twin …
  • $2699 - $6398 USD
Places:
Europe, Austria, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Belgium
The Amavida
MS Amavida
The Amavida will bring a distinctive standard of excellence to the Douro River in Portugal. This grand 108-passenger vessel features balconies in the majority of its spacious staterooms and suites, which range up to 323 sq. ft. Ship Public …
  • $2699 - $8418 USD
Places:
Europe, Mediterranean, Portugal, Spain
Exterior image of the Afrodita.
MS Eden / MS Afrodita
Welcome aboard the MS Eden or the MS Afrodita, both classified a 5* rating for your next cruise of the Adriatic Sea. Guests will be comfortably accommodated in the 19 cabins. Enjoy the fully air-conditioned salon-restaurant on the main deck equipped …
  • $897 - $1333 USD
Places:
Europe, Mediterranean, Croatia
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 - $1770 USD
Places:
Europe, Mediterranean, Portugal, Spain
La Belle de L'Adriatique
MS La Belle de L'Adriatique
The MS La Belle de L'Adriatique is a beautiful sailing vessel which cruises along the Croatian Islands, Montenegro, Cyprus, and Greek Islands. Built in 2007 and accommodating 198 passengers in just 99 cabins, she is a comfortable vessel upon which to …
  • $1559 - $3721 USD
Places:
Europe, Mediterranean, Greece, Croatia, Turkey, Montenegro
MS Lafayette
The MS Lafayette is a sleek river cruise ship which sails Europe's beloved Rhine. Her small size, relaxing atmosphere, and dedicated staff make her a favorite among the cruising community. The Lafayette offers 43 guest rooms and comfortably sleeps 82 …
  • $2008 - $2495 USD
Places:
Europe, France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland
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, …
  • $1748 - $3146 USD
Places:
Arctic, Europe, Norway
Exterior image of the Macao.
MS Macao
The M/S Macao is a brand new ship featuring 16 fully-equipped, tastefully designed double or twin en-suite cabins. Each bathrooms has separate, non-flooding showers and cabins are equipped with individually-controlled air-conditioning. Each cabin …
  • $1295 - $1915 USD
Places:
Europe, Mediterranean, Croatia
The MS Madeleine
MS Madeleine
The MS Madeleine is a river barge which travels along the Marne-Rhine Canal. Expertly designed for comfort, the Madeleine is the picture of comfort as you sail the canals of France. Offering just 12 cabins with a passenger capacity of 24, the MS …
Places:
Europe, France
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 …
  • $832 - $998 USD
Places:
Europe, Mediterranean, Italy
Quest
MS Quest
The MS Quest welcomes you to an exciting polar cruise. This ship was built in Denmark with the original purpose to serve as a ferry on Greenland's west coast. In 2004/2005 she was completely refurbished in order to serve as a small and comfortable …
  • $4590 - $15590 USD
Places:
Arctic, Europe, Norway, Scotland, Denmark, Ireland
MS Raymonde
MS Raymonde
The MS Raymonde is a spacious river barge which sails the canals and waterways of France. Her charming interior and comfortable staterooms make her an ideal sailing vessel. The MS Raymonde comfortably sleeps 24 passengers in just 12 cabins. Each cabin …
  • $894 - $2781 USD
Places:
Europe, France
7% OFF
The MS Renoir
MS Renoir
The MS Renoir was built in 1999 and refurbished in 2011. Her renovations made her an ideal vessel for sailing the rivers and waterways of France, specifically the Seine, for while she was designed. The Renoir comfortably sleeps just 158 passengers in …
  • $971 - $1250 USD
Places:
Europe, France
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 …
  • $1748 - $3838 USD
Places:
Arctic, Europe, Norway
$2400 OFF
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 …
  • $1000 - $23200 USD
Places:
Arctic, Antarctica, Africa, South America, Europe, Mediterranean, Iceland, Norway, Scotland, Portugal, …
20% OFF
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 - $15880 USD
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Chile, Argentina, Patagonia
20% OFF
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 …
  • $7690 - $43250 USD
Places:
Arctic, Caribbean, Antarctica, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, Mediterranean, Iceland, Norway, …
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 …
  • $8990 - $49480 USD
Places:
Asia, Antarctica, Africa, South America, South Pacific, Chile, Papua New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, …
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