Have you ever thought of an Expedition Cruise? There is no better way to visit the world's more remote destinations that by joining one of the many cruise companies with whom we work, and heading off to visit some of the extraordinary communities who thrive in their unusual and often inhospitable locations.
These versatile vessels allow groups to safely and comfortably visit a number of islands and coastal locations that would be otherwise too difficult to reach. From the remote and mysterious Spitsbergen archipelago to the fascinating continent of Antarctica, our knowledgeable staff will ensure that you pick the perfect ship.
The northern world is well suited to these ships and the variety of destinations and styles of cruising need some discussion! From older vessels originally built for oceanographic survey and study work, now transformed into comfortable if a little basic ships for tourists, to the majestic purpose-built ships that offer a high degree of comfort even when sailing through these distant and rugged regions, we know them all! And we look forward to finding the right expedition cruise to suite your interests and budget.
These ships have made tourism to places like Spitsbergen and East Greenland possible; previously inaccessible to all but the most adventurous, anyone can now marvel at the splendour of the scenery and wildlife, including the majestic Polar Bear, from the comfort of a small ship. Experience the stark scenery of the north, watch glaciers calving and listen in the still arctic evenings to the calling of the bird and animal life unique to the region.
Additionally, the expedition vessels spend the northern hemisphere's winter in the deep south, as they carry passengers to the Antarctic Peninsula and the islands of the South Atlantic from their bases in Argentina.
And expedition cruises don't only head to cold places! These ships can also offer trips incorporating the Atlantic islands of Tristan da Cunha and St. Helena, the Micronesian islands of Phonpei and Kosrae, Melanesia and many more exotic ports of call.
If this style of travel appeals, call us today, and we will set your trip in motion by finding the ship whose itinerary and style fit your vacation dreams.
An eight day adventure off the shores of Canada's mythical east coast
Sable Island has all the making of a myth: a forty one km long sandbar, 300 km southeast of Halifax, known as the Graveyard of the Atlantic. Now a research and rescue station, the remote and otherworldly island was recently named a national park by the Government of Canada. A legend for centuries, Sable Island beckons the intrepid adventurer for a closer look at its many mysteries.
Contact us to save up to US$1,200 on this voyage!
The legendary Northwest Passage is yours to discover on this fascinating trip starting in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland (Sondre Stromfjord) and threading its way through the many islands of the passage and across the strait to Cambridge Bay, Nunavut.
An amazing voyage of discovery awaits you on our Arctic Explorer Expedition. We'll seek out rugged mountains, sweeping tundra, icecaps and glaciers, and be greeted by the warmhearted people who call the Arctic home.
Contact us to save up to US$2,050 on this voyage!
Baffin Island and Greenland are perhaps the two most evocative destinations in the Arctic. Long the preserve the Inuit people, explorers and traders, they now offer tourists an opportunity to visit the region and gain an understanding of Arctic life, its people, flora and fauna.
Look forward to some wonderful Norwegian scenery on this springtime cruise to the beautiful fjords. Glide through deep blue waters and discover dramatic landscapes where snow-capped mountains rise majestically and waterfalls cascade over granite cliffs. This exciting springtime cruise takes in some truly beautiful locations allowing you to view the scenic splendour of the Norway’s fjordland.
Ten Day Expedition Cruise in the High Arctic
An extraordinary experience! Sailing in a majestic schooner, exploring the deep fjord of Scoresby Sound, and visitng remote Greenlandic villages will offer a truly powerful journey to this unique and majestic island.
A thirteen day expedition cruise around Iceland
This circumnavigation of Iceland, the legendary ‘Land of Ice and Fire’, will take you to a spectacular country of steaming geysers, geothermal pools, dramatic waterfalls, ice caps and active volcanoes. Enjoy an overnight stay at the fascinating capital of Reykjavik and a call at Lerwick in the scenic Shetland Islands. Coach transfer service Hull to Liverpool
An eleven day adventure off the shores of Canada's mythical east coast
Towering icebergs drift south on Arctic currents as wild birds soar above bright blue waves, where whales cavort in the glory of springtime. Among the brightly painted clapboard houses of tiny outports, smiling faces greet curious travelers. Newfoundlanders are famous for sharing their unique culture with visitors at legendary kitchen parties. Visitors wills soon find themselves reveling in the warm welcome and deep sense of community at every stop.
21 days exploring the legendary eastern Canadian Arctic coastline
You will join the Wanderbird on the island of St. Pierre, a department of France located 15 miles off the coast of southeast Newfoundland. Before your expedition cruise begins, enjoy the shops and streets of St. Pierre, which will remind you of a small town outside Paris.
13 day expedition cruise from Scotland to Greenland
A truly unique journey, encompassing the best of the North Atlantic: from Scotland through the "northern isles" to the Faroe Islands, and then to Iceland and the magical communities of southern Greenland - it is a truly memorable voyage.
Operates Year Round
The ultimate voyage! You will get the opportunity to see and experience the wonders of Norway's coastline shift from one beautiful season to another - and if you are lucky the Northern Lights will appear and provide an art of magic. You visit 34 ports and cover over 2,500 nautical miles.
Operates Year Round
This voyage sails the iconic Norwegian coastline’s sheltered waters from Bergen towards the border town of Kirkenes. En route you will stop at 34 ports and experience the wonders of the polar north and see the Arctic awakening.
Sail as a Crew Member from Newfoundland, visit Nova Scotia, & disembark in Belfast, Maine
This is a unique opportunity to experience a real taste of life at sea and to learn from highly experienced professional mariners on a well found little ship, Wanderbird.
10 nights expedition cruise
Embark on this grand cruise of the British Isles and visit offshore islands, discover prehistoric sites, ancient cultures, awe inspiring scenery, picturesque harbours and beautiful gardens.