An Expedition Cruise is one which will take you closer to the heart of the most remote parts of the world, in far-flung corners such as Antarctica – the cruise world’s final frontier. It is a path of enlightenment that takes an average holiday-maker from tourist, to intrepid adventurer, offering a huge range of immersive experiences. Expedition Cruises will take you to places that are not easily accessible by more traditional land-based trips and will show you parts of the world which you would not normally see.
To say these itineraries are ‘off-the-beaten-track’ would be a gross understatement for these are not holiday destinations at all. You will be seeing the real and natural world in all its glory on any Expedition Cruise. You will be walking paths that have as yet been untrodden. You will be seeing elements of the environment that you have only ever seen on nature programmes or read about in books.
An armada of new Polar adventure-style vessels have been created to set a course for unique destinations which are virtually impossible to access other than by sea. These stunning ships head not just off the beaten track, but to the very edges of the beaten map. Charting routes less-travelled aboard these incredible custom-built ships is the alpha and omega of experiential cruising.
The line-up of new expedition vessels heading to Polar Regions are at the confluence of cutting-edge design and ingenious technology. The most noteworthy boast the largest, most spacious veranda suites ever conceived for these far-flung latitudes; not to mention a pageant of sophisticated dining choices and indulgent well-being options.
Environmentally-friendly credentials include GPS dynamic positioning, revolutionary battery hybrid-powered propulsion and energy-efficient X-bow design. To augment sightseeing in these privileged domains some vessels are equipped with helicopters, submarines, scuba equipment and ATVs.