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Expedition Cruises & Wilderness Adventures

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South America
Galapagos Angel Cruises

Step aboard the 16-guest Galapagos Angel, a simple yet entirely modern ship that's among the newest sailing in the islands. The Angel is unique for her wide range of itinerary lengths (4, 5, 7 and 8 days), plus a focus on sustainable travel via carbon neutral operations and local social aid efforts.

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Northern Lights Explorer Cruise

Aboard 132-guest Greg Mortimer, explore remote islands and villages in the regions renown for the dazzling light show that is the aurora borealis: Norway, Iceland and Greenland. Plus add an attempt to land on the island of Jan Mayen, with the world's northernmost active volcano.

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North America
Baja California's Whales & Sealife

Explore the Sea of Cortez, a World Heritage Site, for 8 days aboard the 66-guest Safari Voyager. Experience Baja's warm crystalline waters and cactus-clad rims while watching for birds, whales, dolphins, mobula rays, whale sharks and other marine life.

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South America
National Geographic Exploring Galapagos: One Week Sailing the Islands

Spend a week cruising the Galapagos with National Geographic guides aboard the 96-passenger Nat Geo Endeavour II or 48-guest Nat Geo Gemini. These ships boast high caliber expedition leaders and naturalist staff, and come equipped with specified expedition tools, for the perfect balance of comfort, activity and education.

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Polar Regions
Greenland Explorer: Sail & Soar the Alpine Arctic

This south Greenland adventure cruise offers activities for all abilities and opportunities to view the Northern Lights. Hike, visit local Inuit communities, Zodiac cruise, fly in a helicopter and even camp—all from 199-guest Ultramarine as your modern floating base camp.

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South America
Origin, Theory & Evolve Galapagos Cruises

A life-enriching adventure that redefines luxury expedition cruising. Part of the esteemed Relais & Chateaux collection, the prestigious 20-passenger sister ships Origin, Theory & Evolve provide an intimate voyage with exceptional itineraries and refined gastronomy in the Galapagos Islands.

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Central America
The Panama Canal, Pearl Islands & Darién Jungle

Travel round-trip from Panama City aboard 100-guest National Geographic Quest for a Panama-focused small ship exploration. Spend 2 days transiting the canal, plus soak in indigenous and colonial history, local communities and UNESCO World Heritage sites, with daily off-ship activities above and below the water.

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Polar Regions
Southern Ocean Odyssey: Ross Sea & East Antarctica

Experience one of the most historic sectors of the deep polar South in comfort on this exploratory expedition aboard the Douglas Mawson. Sail from Hobart to Dunedin with visits along the Subantarctic Islands plus remote Western or Eastern Antarctica.

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The Most Unforgettable Destinations Personally Tailored for Every Traveler

We personally handpick all the trips, cruises, ships and lodges we work with. We’ve done the research so you don’t have to. Start your trip search by region and destination, or consult our experts who can help you explore the options to suit your travel style, activity interests, budget and timing.

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100+ combined years of experience, 7 continents explored, decades of expedition cruising around the world & here to help you find & book your dream trip.

Travel Guides, Tips & Inspiration
Latest Articles
Jul 3rd 2024 • Small Ship Cruising
What Is the Best Galapagos Itinerary?

Learn all about how to pick the best itinerary for your interests in this guide on cruise length and eastern vs. western and other island groupings.

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Jun 20th 2024
Northern Lights Cruises

See our curated trips to view the northern lights, or aurora borealis. Find out how to best see the northern lights in Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Iceland and more.

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May 31st 2024 • Small Ship Cruising
Expert Aboard: Safari Explorer Review

From Hawaii to Alaska this vessel offers year-round exploration and adventure. Get an experts firsthand take on their favorite cabins and tips for getting the most out of your experience aboard.

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