According to the Travel Industry Dictionary, an expedition cruise is defined as a cruise, typically aboard a smaller vessel, with an emphasis on the natural habitat of exotic destinations and responsible tourism. It also implies a cruise with on board experts in the ecology of the destination and a certain level of rigor, such as in Antarctic cruises.
So, on that note, here are Allison’s top 5 reasons to take an Expedition Cruise:
- Small groups, normally expedition cruises range from about 90 – 200 passenger, which makes for easy landings, and gives you the chance to meet the majority of the travellers.
- Expedition staff and knowledge onboard. Which can include; Historians, Marine Biologists, Ornithologists, Geologists, and Photographers. You can pick and choose which lectures you prefer to attend during your cruise.
- Amazing chance to view wildlife. Both in the Arctic and the Antarctic, spending between 8 – 23 days onboard will give you the amazing opportunity to view wildlife in their natural element.
- Food!! Those that know me well, are aware on how important food is to me. We enjoyed outdoor barbecues, nice wines and the best calamari that I have ever had.
- You only have to unpack once.