Expedition vessels are designed to traverse the world's waterways, yet are small enough to explore isolated locations that large cruise ships cannot access. Expedition cruise ships accommodate anywhere from 12 to 300 passengers. Vessels are equipped with zodiacs and kayaks for excursions to secluded shores and up-close wildlife interactions.
Small ships offer comfortable cabins, international cuisine, libraries and meaningful lectures from onboard naturalists. Cabin sizes vary widely from lower deck bunks to top deck owner suites. On and off board the destination is the star attraction. Small ship cruises immerse you into spectacular surroundings where you have the chance to watch porpoises race along the bow or wake up between blue icebergs. This is the true nature of an expedition tour.
Itineraries are designed to explore the best of each region and allow for the unexpected surprises that make each trip unique. Skilled crew change course to take advantage of unique chance encounters, like a bear sighting or calving glacier. Experience a whale gracing your zodiac or a sunset over the Chobe River on these exciting and flexible expeditions. Below are a few of our favorite expedition cruise and tour itineraries.