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Expedition Cruises

Expedition Cruising

Love nature and wildlife? Prefer small-ship cruising 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, how expedition cruise ships differ from mainstream cruise ships and whether this type of cruising is a good fit for your travel interests.

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Expedition Cruising Basics Expedition Cruising Basics
Get the low-down on off-the-grid voyages to the Galapagos, Alaska, Amazon River and more.
Best Cruises for Nature Lovers Best Cruises for Nature Lovers
Looking for wildlife and nature on your next cruise? Here are our favorite destinations and cruise lines.
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Check out the pros and cons of small-ship, nature-based cruising in Alaska.
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I came back to Quito with my 8-year-old daughter, plus a bus-full of new friends yesterday afternoon, with our new Galapagos skin (red, tanned, and slightly peeled) and our Galapagos heart (purified, fulfilled, and hopeful). Now, sitting in my room ... Read more
The main reason for taking this cruise was to see exotic Greenland and Iceland at the same time. This cruise only offered 1 stop in Iceland after leaving Reykjavik but I spent a full week in Iceland on my own using a rented car to appreciate that ... Read more
We sailed from Broome to Darwin through the Kimberleys. The scenery was breathtaking. The daily excursions were full of interest as well as unique and very enjoyable. The staff were amazing. They could not do enough to assist us. You would only ... Read more
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I believe other reviewers miss the point in comparing their experience on Silver Galapagos with other cruises. The Galapagos is a closed, tightly regulated market; only ships exclusively dedicated to the Galapagos can operate there. So the ... Read more
Our first cruise on the Minerva. This was a trip made up of two cruises - Timeless South America and Natural Wonders of Latin America. We flew to Santiago in Chile from London Heathrow with Iberia. The flight was poor with a 2 hour wait in Madrid ... Read more
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My husband and I recently returned from a 10 day cruise in February to Antarctica. Le Lyrial is a beautiful ship and given our geographical location handles the rough seas and conditions very well. It was hard to find fault with a ship that was ... Read more
Silversea is one class act. All possible categories to review were excellent, so no need to spend time with details. The Captain, his crew and the Expedition team exceeded every expectation that I had for the adventure. Chef Pia astounded us with ... Read more
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