Expedition Cruise Lines
Founded in 1893, Hurtigruten operates premium exploration voyages to Norway, Greenland, Spitsbergen, Iceland, Europe, Africa, South America, Central America, Arctic Canada, and Antarctica. They sail to truly unique destinations where the natural beauty is matched only by the breathtaking beauty and stunning diversity of its wilderness, inhabitants, flora, and fauna. On all of the small ships in their fleet, you will find modern facilities and equipment designed specifically to sail in remote areas.
The splash of a whale tail, sparkling bioluminescence, calving glaciers, howler monkeys, and the scent of plumeria in the valley.... on an UnCruise, your small ship will nestle into corners of the world where nature reigns and culture stays strong. Unbeatable activity, expertise, and personalized service—with connection, place, and adventure at the heart of your experience.
Their guides have vast and deep experience, plus an impressive collection of advanced degrees in curiosity-peaking subjects from whales to fungi to geology. Do as much or as little as you like. On top of the daily activities, ease into the day with sunrise stretches on the top deck. There’s exercise equipment at the ready, anytime. Or just watch the landscape go by.
Abercrombie and Kent
Explore the world’s most spectacular frontiers on an all-inclusive A&K Luxury Expedition Cruise, choosing from extraordinary destinations that include Antarctica, the Arctic, Japan, and Greece as well as new voyages to Italy and Australia’s Kimberley.
Every A&K voyage is led by their award-winning Expedition Team on the very best ships available. Each is exclusively chartered for an intimate experience that features a private balcony with every stateroom, a guest capacity limited to just 199, and an unparalleled personnel-to-guest ratio of 1 to 1.3. And every voyage is truly all-inclusive and luxurious, encompassing all excursions, an elegant culinary program and house drinks, gratuities, Wi-Fi and more.
On every polar voyage, A&K provides a custom-designed expedition parka and backpack and also offers complimentary use of rental boots, waterproof pants and trekking poles, all delivered to your cabin.
Only a lucky few get to experience travel to wondrous Antarctica — a truly life-changing voyage. More than a seventh continent to conquer, it’s an extraordinary place beyond a bucket list, addictive in its beauty, ever-evolving and home to the world’s most important conservation research work. At the edge of the map, the White Continent represents the last true wilderness and a launching pad for dramatic extremes. Gargantuan icebergs and glacier-cloaked mountains, stunning bird and epic marine life not found anywhere else on earth, geothermal beaches and dramatic light reflected across ice-blue seas — count these among Antarctica’s many magical displays.
Prepare to be awestruck by the remarkable diversity and scale of wildlife across Antarctica. It starts with an abundance of krill welling up from deep, icy waters, which feed everything from the region's celebrated penguins to its colossal whales. Guests cruising to the Falkland and South Georgia islands - the latter considered one of the most biodiverse environments on earth - will experience another level of Antarctica abundance.
The Awe-Inspiring Arctic
Across the verdant landscapes of Iceland, Greenland and Norway's Svalbard archipelago, crystalline glaciers and snow-capped mountains overlook a lush, icy paradise populated by puffins, walrus, and musk oxen.
Experience the strange glow of the midnight sun or a swirling shower of northern lights. Seek out the magnificent polar bear. Meet with the unique Inuit communities that have harmoniously coexisted with the Arctic wilderness for centuries. Discover the ultimate adventure in this geological wonderland of fire, ice and color.
The Untouched Kimberley Coast
Explore the vast and untouched Kimberley coast, cruising with an award-winning expedition team to spectacular locales, including the beach town of Broome, wild Lacepede Islands, Freshwater Cove with its ancient rock art, Mitchell and King George Falls, and the great Bungle Bungle Range.
Discover ancient rock art during off-the-beaten-path excursions to Freshwater Cove and Jar Island. Take off on an included helicopter tour of Mitchell Falls with its tumbling cataracts and pristine freshwater pools. Soar over the beehive domes of the Outback’s Bungle Bungle Range on a fixed-wing flight seeing adventure. Penetrate the rugged Kimberley coast on Zodiac excursions, exploring the mangrove-dotted Hunter River, and the canyons and twin falls of King George River.