Adventure Cruises to Iconic Destinations
Collected by Matt Villano, AFAR Local Expert
Some cruises you take to relax; others, like these, you take for the thrill of traveling to beautiful, remote places you've always wanted to visit.
St Paul, AK 99660, USA
To describe this archipelago of four islands as “remote” would be the understatement of the century. They sit in the middle of the Bering Sea, 300 miles from Alaska’s mainland. They’re part of the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. Finally,...
Technically, you don’t have to be a science geek to appreciate a cruise to the Galapagos Islands off the coast of Ecuador. That said, basic knowledge of the archipelago as the inspiration for Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution certainly won’t...
History is filled with stories about ships that struggled to sail around Cape Horn—the southernmost tip of South America, and, the too-beautiful-to-be-real spot where the Atlantic and Pacific oceans converge. Thankfully, with the help of modern...
Ittoqqortoomiit, Scoresbysund 3980, Greenland
Don’t let the Vikings fool you about Greenland; though its name implies lush forests and verdant valleys, the overwhelming majority of the island is covered in ice, year-round. This means cruises to the region (with outfitters such as Wilderness...
Easter Island, Valparaiso Region, Chile
When visitors travel to Easter Island they are naturally anxious to see all of the amazing moai monoliths. The carved volcanic figures are indeed magnificent, but be sure to save time to see the natural beauty of the island also. The Rano Kao...
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