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Adventure Exploration Cruises

Adventure & Exploration Cruises

Escape the crowds on an exploration cruise. Combine the luxuries of life on board an expedition-style ship with exciting excursions and a chance to discover less-visited ports of call.

Whether you prefer to watch magnificent scenery from the comfort and safety of your expedition boat, or paddle board through it – there are plenty of adventure cruise options to consider. Small, intimate cruise ships allow you to explore exotic and remote destinations not accessible by larger ships for a unique one-of-a-kind adventure.

Adventure cruising cruise offers an up-close and personal encounter with nature and will take you right into the heart of a number of thrilling destinations – the Galápagos Islands, Antarctica, Alaska, the Amazon, the coast of Norway, and more.

What will your next adventure be? Browse our selection below and find your perfect match.

Hebridean Island Cruises

All inclusive cruises on the unique luxury, small cruise ship Hebridean Princess with cruise destinations to Scotland and Ireland.

Star Clippers Cruises


Hurtigruten

Go beyond a traditional cruise line - explore the world in an authentic, unique & natural style. .Hurtigruten ships provide a comfy home while touring Norway's charming cities, towns, islands and mountain scenery. Atmosphere onboard is casual, as these ships are on a mission to transport freight and traveling locals in addition to the international mix of passengers making a cruise out of it.
Hurtigruten offers voyages to Norway, Antarctica & more.

Windstar Cruises


Lindblad Expeditions

Since 1979, Lindblad has been taking travelers on special innovative and educational travel expeditions on small ship cruises. Today, the company has joined forces with National Geographic and takes guests to some of the most beautiful and fascinating places on Earth.

Lindblad offers small ship expeditions to Africa, Alaska, the Amazon, Antarctica, Arctic, Costa Rica and Panama, Egypt, Europe, Galápagos, Mediterranean, New Zealand, South America, and more.

Celebrity Xpedition Cruises


Paul Gauguin Cruises

Paul Gauguin Cruises operates award-winning luxury cruise ships. The m/s Paul Gauguin, provides an exceptional cruise experience tailored to the unparalleled wonders of Tahiti, the South Pacific, and Fiji.

A second small luxury cruise ship, the m/vTere Moana, began sailing under the Paul Gauguin Cruises banner in December 2012. The ship sails during the summer months in Europe and winter in the Caribbean and Latin America.

Crystal Esprit Cruises

Swan Hellenic

Swan Hellenic offers a unique cultural travel experience to some of the worlds most popular cruise destinations.

Aboard their flagship, MV Minerva, guests can expect to enjoy her unique character, reminiscent of an English Country Club as they relax in her sophisticated surroundings where polished wood and gleaming brass are complemented by works of art and fresh floral displays.

A cruise with Swan Hellenic is a learning experience, and features an extensive shore excursion program led by destination experts to provide in-depth understanding of the areas visited including culture, religion, history, politics and the natural sciences.

Star Clippers Cruises


Voyages of Discovery

Voyages of Discovery seeks to serve a "soft adventure" niche for travellers who not only crave adventure but also love the comforts and amenities of traditional cruising aboard a classic ship.

The company's sole ship, Voyager, explores exotic destinations all around the world. 

Windstar Cruises


Voyages to Antiquity

Aboard the classically elegant Aegan Odyssey, Voyages to Antiquity offers the opportunity to explore the art, myth, culture and history of the ancient world, including the Mediterranean, Africa, India and Southeast Asia.

Celebrity Xpedition Cruises


Silversea Expeditions

Silversea Cruises, with a special fleet of purpose-built expedition ships, offers expeditions to some of the world’s most remote destinations, from the lush rainforests of the equatorial Pacific to the polar extremes at the very edge of the world.

Crystal Esprit Cruises