Expedition Cruise Ships

Welcome to our portfolio of small and luxury expedition cruise ships hand-picked by our team of polar experts

Do You Need Help Choosing Which Ship Is Right For You?

Our portfolio includes luxury expedition cruise ships, icebreakers, and small ships, all hand-picked by our dedicated team of polar specialists with extensive first-hand experience. We only recommend the best ships with trusted operators that deliver outstanding expeditions. We have done the hard work, so you don’t have to.

With so many ships on offer, if you need assistance deciding which ship is the best fit for you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Travel Experience Team. We are happy to discuss the different ship options and itineraries and help you find the best price for your expedition cruise.

Expedition Cruise Ships

Le Commandant Charcot

5*
245
PC2
Take a voyage on the world's first luxury icebreaker and explore previously inaccessible places in the polar regions, including a groundbreaking expedition to reach the Geographic North Pole.

Silver Endeavour

5*
200
PC6
One of the most luxurious expedition ships ever built, Silver Endeavour blends unparalleled onboard comfort with an outstanding expedition experience. It offers an excellent choice for travellers looking for authentic exploration in 5-star luxury.

Scenic Eclipse 1

6*
200
1A Super
For travellers looking to explore the polar regions in the highest comfort with extensive onboard dining options, Scenic Eclipse 1 offers exciting expeditions in previously unseen 6-star luxury.

Scenic Eclipse 2

6*
200
1A Super
For travellers looking to explore the polar regions in the highest luxury with extensive onboard dining options, Scenic Eclipse 2 offers expeditions to the polar regions at unseen comfort levels.

Ultramarine

4*
199
1A+
A true explorer ship, Ultramarine is a great choice for travellers looking to maximise their expedition experience with great options for activities. The ships onboard helicopters offer unique flight seeing experiences and heli hiking.

World Explorer

4*
172
1B
An intimate expedition ship with a large fleet of Zodiacs, a great range of activities, a wrap-around exterior deck, an outdoor pool and hot tubs, a sauna and an observation lounge with a prominent position on the top deck.

Silver Wind

5*
274
1C
An elegant ship with a classic style that offers outstanding dining, butler service, door-to-door service and luxurious cabins. A perfect choice for travellers looking to indulge with a spa, outside pool deck, and a well-positioned observation lounge.

Silver Cloud

5*
240
1C
A luxury expedition ship with a pool deck, sumptuous suites suites and a choice of fine dining options. With a large fleet of 20 Zodiacs Silver Wind is the perfect choice for travellers looking to explore in luxury.

Le Soleal

5*
200
1C
A perfect choice for travellers looking for laid-back luxury, this stylish and intimate ship offers unique expeditions from New Zealand to explore the Ross Sea in Antarctica.

Le Boreal

5*
200
1C
A perfect choice for guests looking for laid-back comfort, this stylish ship features well appointed cabins, an exterior pool and spa. It also offers a great choice for solo travellers with no single supplement on selected cruises.

Le Lyrial

5*
200
1C
A perfect choice for guests looking for laid-back comfort, this stylish ship features well appointed cabins, an exterior pool and spa. It also offers a great choice for solo travellers with no single supplement on selected cruises.

Le Austral

5*
200
1C
A perfect choice for guests looking for laid-back comfort, this stylish ship features well appointed cabins, an exterior pool and spa. It also offers a great choice for solo travellers with no single supplement on selected cruises.

Small Expedition Cruise Ships

Ocean Explorer

4*
132
PC6
Ocean Explorer is one of the fleet's most recent additions, featuring the latest X-Bow design. It allows travellers to explore the polar regions from the Arctic to Antarctica in an intimate group while enjoying the creature comforts of larger ships.

Sylvia Earle

4*
132
PC6
An ideal expedition ship for exploring the most remote corners of the polar regions in an intimate group size. The ship features the new X-bow design for stability, cabins with balconies, and a large observation lounge in the ship's bow.

Greg Mortimer

4*
132
PC6
An excellent choice for travellers who want to participate in activities, the ship has a great programme that includes sea kayaking, ice diving, and camping. The ship offers outstanding comfort levels with the considerable benefit of a small group size.

How To Choose Your Expedition Cruise Ship

There has never been a better time to do an expedition cruise with the greatest choice of ships available. Here is a list of things to consider to help you choose the best expedition cruise ship for you.

  • The total number of guests. Smaller ships offer a richer experience with more shore landings and more time to explore (it’s why we only recommend ships with under 300 guests).
  • Activity options. Different ships offer different activities, from kayaking and camping to flightseeing with onboard helicopters.
  • Number of Zodiacs. We recommend travelling on a ship with enough space in the Zodiacs for all guests simultaneously.
  • Choice of itinerary. Different ships offer different voyages, and your choice of ship will depend on your preferred cruise itinerary. 

If you need assistance choosing the perfect expedition cruise ship, please don’t hesitate to contact our Travel Experience Team. They have extensive first-hand knowledge of all our ships. 

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