Do you want to explore nature and wildlife? Do you prefer smaller ships and active pursuits like hiking and kayaking? An expedition cruise will be perfect for you. Discover the best destinations for personal encounters with local people and animals, from Antarctica and Patagonia to Galapagos, Svalbard and Greenland. Enjoy award-winning itineraries and luxury ships, for the perfect combination of adventure and comfort.
As the first of our unique Xpedition Class, Celebrity Xpedition is a little different from the rest of the Celebrity Cruises fleet. Sailing to the legendary Galapagos Islands, Xpedition offers a once in a lifetime experience that is half luxury cruise, half intrepid exploration.
This smaller ship is the perfect place to relax after a day spent exploring the mythical Galapagos Islands. From the peace of the library to the serenity of the hot tub on the sun-soaked sunrise desk, you’ll soon find your personal favourite spot on Celebrity Xpedition.
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Discover fascinating landscapes with Hurtigruten and experience unforgettable adventures in Antarctica, Svalbard, Greenland, Iceland, Northwest Passage or South America. Sailing with Hurtigruten, you don’t just observe the coast – you understand and become a part of the landscapes you pass through! Their dedicated Expedition teams have one mission: to enhance your experience by involving you and interpreting the nature, wildlife, culture and natural phenomena you see during your cruise.
Seabourn combines ultra-luxury with expedition-style flair to bring you a more in-depth experience of the area’s nature, history, forestry and wildlife. Mere words cannot describe its majesty. Even the most striking photos fall short of conveying the immense scale and otherworldly beauty of this remote destination, from Antarctica and Patagonia in the south to Alaska and British Columbia in the north.
Relish the opportunity to engage with destinations in a more interactive, experiential and participatory way with exciting optional activities that are expertly planned, professionally operated and escorted by skilled expert guides. When you cruise with Seabourn, we promise a voyage that is nothing short of magical.
From the Earth’s pristine final frontier - Antarctica to the very top of the world, Silversea Expeditions takes you to unchartered territories where you can explore the world as never before.
Choose between an array of destinations and ships:
While the purpose-built Silver Explorer ship has been designed specifically for navigating waters in some of the world’s most remote destinations, Silver Cloud break the ice between expedition and luxury with the only Relais & Chateaux restaurant in Antarctica and a pole to pole expedition itinerary. And let’s not forget about Silversea’s smallest ship. At just 100 guests, Silver Galapagos combines seamless shore excursions, quality lectures and multiple Zodiac landings with excellent dining and all-suite accommodation.
In 2022, Viking launched two new expedition ships, with the arrival of the identical 378-guest Polar Class Viking Octantis and Viking Polaris. Designed by the same experienced nautical architects and engineers that designed Viking’s award-winning Longships and ocean ships, the vessels are optimally sized and built for expeditions, with an integrated bow that creates a longer waterline for the ships; state-of-the-art fin stabilizers to allow the ships to glide over the waves for the calmest possible journey; and U-tank stabilizers that significantly decrease rolling by up to 50 percent when the ships are stationary. Both ships sail expedition itineraries in Antarctica and North America’s Great Lakes, including Antarctic Explorer (Buenos Aires-Ushuaia); Niagara & the Great Lakes (Toronto-Milwaukee); Undiscovered Great Lakes (Thunder Bay-Milwaukee).