Our Blogs

Allison’s Top 5 Reasons to Take an Expedition Cruise

January 05, 2018 | Allison Silvaggio

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. You only have to unpack once.