Expedition Cruises

Including islands, Alaska has 33,904 miles of shoreline. The best way to see it all? By boat.
AFAR’s special cruise correspondent reviews the recently launched 100-passenger Silver Origin, which is bringing passengers to paradise in high style.
With huge pent-up demand after the pandemic, you’d be wise to book sooner than later.
From intimate polar expedition cruises to sailing the Caribbean on a clipper ship, these independent brands are changing the way we think about cruising.
From November 10 to 14, solo travelers can book select Hurtigruten cruises without any single supplement fees.
Many of Iceland’s other-worldly landscapes, charming villages, marine life, and rugged coastlines are best seen from the comfort, convenience, and unique vantage point of a cruise.
All passengers age 16 and older must be vaccinated when the cruise line resumes its sailings in June.
With vaccines on the horizon, now is the time to dream big for next year.
Quark Expeditions has prioritized sustainability as it cruises to the polar ice caps.
Why it matters to go to Antarctica now
From cuddling sled-dog puppies to hiking Denali National Park, the best Alaska cruise itineraries mean more great ways to explore Alaska right now.
The experiential travel niche is being transformed by a wave of new expedition vessels that are as luxurious and amenity filled as they are primed for exploring.
A first look at the “Scenic Eclipse,” the newly launched mega-yacht with polar cruising capabilities, supersized suites, helicopters, and a submarine onboard.
From tips on when to go to exactly how much sunscreen you’ll need to pack—here’s what you need to know before taking an expedition cruise to the Galápagos Islands.
The engineering marvel that is the 105-year-old Panama Canal remains the main draw for cruises to—and through—this Central American country.
Should you go to the Arctic or Antarctica, and with Lindblad Expeditions or Hurtigruten? What are the polar packing essentials? We break it all down for you.
From the best seasickness meds to how to interpret your packing list—here’s what you need to know before taking an expedition cruise to the White Continent.
Staying nimble is key when traveling through this otherworldly landscape. Here’s how to do it.
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Experience Greenland’s Rugged Tundra, Exquisite Fjords, and Cultural Immersion
These expedition cruises allow passengers to assist with valuable marine research, in between eating locally sourced meals, wading through crystal blue waters, and experiencing the richness of Indonesia’s remote archipelagos.