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Expedition Cruises

If you are looking for a bit more adventure on your cruise holiday, then we can highly recommend an Expedition Cruise. These amazing cruises often explore some of the worlds most remote destinations with activities to allow you to immerse yourself in these fascinating regions. Many expedition ships will carry a fleet of Zodiac or rib boats which you'll use to discover the amazing regions you're travelling through. You’ll be accompanied every step of the way by an experienced expedition crew, who will bring your destination to life and tell you all about the areas you're exploring. Activities can include exploring channels and bays by Zodiac or rib boat, making landings and walking up to spectacular viewpoints, wildlife spotting and visiting some of the remote communities that call these unique parts of the world home.

Expedition Cruising In Your Style

While more adventurous in spirit, an expedition cruise doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice on comfort. There is now a fantastic range of expedition cruise ships ranging from rugged and ready which are geared to having you on land as much as possible, right up to 5* luxury where you can enjoy all the finest things in life along with your adventure. Your Personal Travel Specialist will help you find the right fit for you. 

Destinations to Explore

There are a wealth of exciting destinations you can explore on an expedition cruise. The polar regions are particularly popular expedition cruise destinations including the amazing seventh continent of Antarctica where an expedition cruise can get you to the shores that the fascinating penguins call home. The Arctic is also popular with regions like Svalbard, Northern Canada and Greenland all offering spectacular scenery and the chance to spot the king of the north – the Polar Bear! The Norwegian Fjords also offers expedition cruise possibilities with options that go in search of the majestic Northern Lights. However expedition cruising doesn’t have to be cold, you can visit great places like the Kimberley’s in Australia, the Baja Peninsula in Mexico famous for incredible marine life and even the islands of the Indian Ocean where you can go in search of a slice of paradise.


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Cruises Ideas

Below is just a tiny selection of our expedition cruise holidays. Get in touch to discuss your exact requirements and we'll help you find your perfect cruise holiday; 

Norwegian Fjords - Classic Round Voyage with Hurtigruten
Norwegian Fjords - Classic Round Voyage with Hurtigruten

The coast of Norway is often rated as one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Discover the full range of this natural treasure on a 12-day round trip voyage with Hurtigruten. Call on 34 ports, sail world-famous fjords and encounter unforgettable scenery along the way. Learn from complementary lectures and onboard activities from our Hurtigruten Guides and choose from 90 exciting optional excursions.

Year-round departures

Bergen  >  Molde  >  Skervoj  >  Stokmarknes  >  Kirkenes  >  Tromso  >  Trondheim  >  Alesund  >  Bergen

Cruise Holiday Includes

  • International flights from the UK in Economy
  • 11 nights accommodation on the ship
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner included while on-board
  • Programme of lectures throughout voyage
  • English speaking guides on-board
  • Shared transfers between airport and ship

From £1,599 per person

Price based on two people sharing an Inside Cabin. Cabin upgrades available. Simply enquire below.

Northern Lights and Fjords Expedition with Hurtigruten
Northern Lights and Fjords Expedition with Hurtigruten

Join Hurtigruten for a special winter expedition cruise under the Northern Lights. Departing from Dover, this cruise doesn't require any flying which means your holiday starts from the minute you step on-board! You'll see the best of Norway’s coastline and take part in exciting excursions to really discover this winter wonderland. Visit fascinating places and tiny coastal villages to get close to the authentic heart of Norway

October - March departures

Dover  >  Stavenger  >  Alesunmd  >  Lofoten Islands  >  Tromso  >  North Cape  >  Finnsnes  >  Molde  >  Bergen  >  Dover

Cruise Holiday Includes

  • 14 nights accommodation on the ship
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner included while on-board
  • Escorted landings using fleet of small expedition boats or local tender boats
  • Programme of lectures throughout voyage
  • English speaking guides on-board
  • Wind and water-resistant expedition jacket

From £2,879 per person

Price based on two people sharing an Inside Cabin in November 2021. Other dates and cabin upgrades available. Simply enquire below.

Alaska & British Columbia Expedition with Hurtigruten
Alaska & British Columbia Expedition with Hurtigruten

This 12-night expedition cruise with Hurtigruten offers a different way to cruise Alaska. You'll go where the big ships simply can't reach and enjoy a programme of landings as part of your cruise fare. The itinerary sails north from Vancouver to the Misty Fjords, William Henry Bay, and the dramatic glaciers of College Fjord. You’ll also visit Haines, Sitka, and Cordova, authentic Alaskan frontier towns that are a mix of Native and early settler cultures. The journey ends with a train ride from Seward to Anchorage.

May to June departures

Vancouver  >  Misty Fjords  >  Wrangell  >  Endicott Arm Fjords  >  Petersburg  >  Haines  >  William Henry Bay  >  Sitka  >  Icy Bay  >  Cordova  >  College Fjord  >  Seward  >  Anchorage

Cruise Holiday Includes

  • International flights from the UK in Economy
  • 12 nights accommodation on the ship
  • 1 night in Anchorage at the end of the cruise
  • Programme of escorted landings with small expedition boats
  • Full board whilst on ship
  • Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket
  • Transfers and taxes

From £4,749 per person

Price based on two people sharing an Polar Outside cabin in May 2022. Other dates and cabin upgrades available. Itinerary also operates in reverse. Simply enquire below.

Realm of the Polar Bear with Hurtigruten
Realm of the Polar Bear with Hurtigruten

Join Hurtigruten for this epic voyage in the Arctic and the realm of the Polar Bear. Whilst spotting the king of the North will be high on the agenda, you'll experience so much more in this amazing part of the world.  The ship will attempt to find a way through the Arctic’s ever-changing sea ice and venture above the 80th parallel north and successfully complete a circumnavigation of the island of Spitsbergen. Look out for amazing scenery, whales, birdlife, seals and so much more!

June - July departures

Longyearbyen  >  North-West Spitsbergen National Park  >  Eastern Svalbard Nature Reserve  >  South Spitsbergen National Park  >  The Isfjord  >  Longyearbyen

Cruise Holiday Includes

  • International flights from the UK in Economy
  • 9 nights accommodation on the ship
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner included while on-board
  • Escorted landings using fleet of small expedition boats or local tender boats
  • Programme of lectures throughout voyage
  • English speaking guides on-board
  • Wind and water-resistant expedition jacket

From £5,699 per person

Price based on two people sharing an Inside Cabin in June 2021. Other dates and cabin upgrades available. Simply enquire below.

Antarctica Highlights with Hurtigruten
Antarctica Highlights with Hurtigruten

This classic Antarctica expedition cruise is perfect way to experience spectacular wildlife and natural beauty. Enjoy five full days in Antarctica with landings and ice-boat cruising, as well as chances to kayak, hike and much more. Join Hurtigruten aboard their advanced hybrid powered expedition ship for an unforgettable adventure to the world's incredible seventh continent!

November - March departures

Ushuaia  >  Drake Passage  >  Antarctic Peninsula  >  Drake Passage  >  Ushuaia

Cruise Holiday Includes

  • International flights from the UK in Economy
  • 10 nights accommodation on the ship
  • 1 night accommodation in Buenos Aires
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner included while on-board
  • Escorted landings using fleet of small expedition boats or local tender boats
  • Programme of lectures throughout voyage
  • English speaking guides on-board
  • Wind and water-resistant expedition jacket

From £6,495 per person

Price based on two people sharing an Window Cabin in February 2022. Other dates and cabin upgrades available. Simply enquire below.

Galapagos Expedition Cruise with Silversea
Galapagos Expedition Cruise with Silversea

Explore the incredible archipelago of the Galapagos Islands on this in-depth seven day discovery aboard the brand new Silver Origin. Encounter giant tortoises, colourful Frigate birds and of course the iconic Blue-footed Booby. Not forgetting the ever changing volcanic landscapes brought to life by the on-board expedition team and you have an amazing once-in-a-lifetime voyage! (SVS)

Year-round departures

San Cristobal  >  Kicker Rock  >  Isla Bartolome  >  Buccaneer Cove  >  Punta Vincente  >  Punta Espinoza  >  Tagus Cove  >  Elizabeth Bay  >  Post Office Bay  >  Champion Islet  >  Santa Cruz  >  Isla Guy Fawkes  >  Baltra

Cruise Holiday Includes:

  • International flights from the UK in Economy
  • 7 nights accommodation on the ship
  • 2 nights accommodation in Quito
  • Programme of landings in the Galapagos
  • All Inclusive while on the ship
  • Gratuities
  • Transfers and taxes

From £7,699 per person

Price based on two people sharing a Classic Veranda Suite in December. Itinerary also operates in reverse. Price includes 10% early booking bonus. Simply enquire below.

Transatlantic From South America to Africa with Ponant
Transatlantic From South America to Africa with Ponant

This unique Ponant cruise itinerary will see you sail from Tierra del Fuego at the Southern tip of South America, to the Cape of Good Hope at the Southern tip of Africa. During a 22-day expedition cruise from one continent to the other you make stops at the Falklands, the incredible South Georgia and the remote Atlantic islands of Tristan da Cunha and Gough Island. Back on-board your ship enjoy the stylish surroundings of Ponant with excellent food and a relaxed 'joie de vivre' (French for joy of living!)

March 2022 departure

Ushuaia  >  Falkland Islands  >  South Georgia  >  Tristan da Cunha  >  Nightingale Island  >  Gough Island  >  Cape Town

Cruise Holiday Includes;

  • International flights from the UK in Economy
  • 1 nights accommodation in Buenos Aires
  • 21 nights accommodation on the ship
  • Full board while on the ship
  • Drinks included while on the ship
  • Port fees and taxes

From £7,999 per person

Price based on two people sharing a Superior Stateroom in March 2022. Simply enquire below.

Antarctica Expedition with Hapag lloyd
Antarctica Expedition with Hapag lloyd

Step aboard the HANSEATIC Inspiration for this once-in-a-lifetime cruise to Antarctica. It's the perfect time of year to welcome a new generation of seals, penguins and seabirds. Marvel at the cycle of life against the backdrop of enormous glaciers and glittering icebergs. The cruise also includes landings and rides aboard the ship's own Zodiacs.

January 2022 departure

Ushuaia  >  Cruising Drake Passage  >  South Shetland Islands  >  Weddell Sea  >  Antarctic Peninsula  >  Cruising Drake Passage  >  Cape Horn  >  Ushuaia

Cruise Holiday Includes

  • International flights from the UK in Economy
  • 11 nights accommodation on the ship
  • 1 night accommodation in Buenos Aires
  • Landings and Zodiac rides while in Antarctica
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner included while on-board
  • Coffee and teas
  • Port fees and taxes

From £10,499 per person

Price based on two people sharing an Outside Cabin in January 2022. Simply enquire below.

Expedition Cruise Lines

Below is a selection of our top selling expedition cruise lines. Get in touch to discuss your exact requirements and we'll help you find your perfect cruise holiday; 

HAPAG LLOYD


Hapag Lloyd

Hapag Lloyd specialise in small-ship, luxury expedition cruising and their ships are highly regarded for their beautiful style, sense of space and European atmosphere. 

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HURTIGRUTEN


Hurtigruten

Hurtigruten are best known for their Norwegain Coastal Voyages and in fact they have been operating a service in this area since 1893! Today they are still immensely proud of their Norwegian heritage but have developed into a world leader in exploration travel.

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PONANT


Ponant

For over 30-years, Ponant Cruises have been offering small ship, 5* luxury expedition cruises across the world, with a little hint of French flair. If you enjoy fine French food, distinctive style and an exploring spirit, then you will love a cruise with Ponant! 

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SILVERSEA


Silversea

Silversea has been specialising in small ship, 5* expedition cruising for over 10 years. Their fleet of ships are an all-suite affair and each one comes complete with your own butler. Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere that elicits feelings of a country club at sea.

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