Expedition Cruises

Discover ports and far flung destinations larger ships simply cannot access and enjoy exhilarating excursions in these incredible pockets the globe. Embark on an expedition cruise to the Polar regions, discover the beauty and bays along Australia's Kimberley coastline, island hop through the Galápagos, or cruise around Africa on one of 457 small ship expedition cruises.

Popular Expedition Cruises

14 Days Tokyo to Osaka
Operated By: APT
11 Days Ushuaia to Ushuaia
Operated By: Silversea
13 Days Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires
Operated By: Scenic
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Popular experiences and highlights on an Expedition Cruise

The Land of Fire and Ice
The Land of Fire and Ice
Discover the raw natural beauty of Iceland, from volcanic craters and sweeping glacial valleys to colossal thundering waterfalls.
Adventures Along the Kimberley Coast
Adventures Along the Kimberley Coast
Board a Zodiac for a ride through Horizontal Falls as water thunders between the steep gorges that frame the turquoise cascade.
Island Hop the Galápagos
Island Hop the Galápagos
Discover an incredible ecosystem brimming with wildlife as you weave between the islands of this fascinating and scenically rich archipelago.
African Wildlife Safaris
African Wildlife Safaris
Dock in the heart of incredible destinations along the African coast and access some of the world’s most remarkable wildlife experiences, from spotting the Big Five in South Africa to the unique species of Madagascar's Nature Reserves.
Expeditions to Antarctica
Expeditions to Antarctica
Immerse yourself in the icy wilderness on an expedition filled with bucket list experiences. Keep watch for wildlife on sea kayaking and Zodiac excursions, take an invigorating Polar plunge, and perhaps even camp out on the ice.

Brochures Featuring Expedition Cruises

457 Expedition Cruises cruises sourced from 24 Operator brochures

Recent Reviews

What our clients are saying about their cruise expeditions around the world

“Amazing cruise”
Ay Yuan - NSW, Australia Feb 2020
It was a wonderful trip everyone should do it at least once in their lifetime. I went to Falkland Island, South Georgia Islands and Antarctica twice, both trips were excellent but I will recommend the January cruise if you like to see more penguins especially if you want to see those baby chicks still in the nest with mummy. Cabin was simple and clean, dining room staffs were excellent, always welcome you, greet you with your name and smile, help you anyway they can, I don't know how they can remember ...read more

“Trip of a lifetime”
Ken & J - NSW, Australia Nov 2019
A journey to the most remote and coldest continent on our planet was always going to be heavily dependent on weather, and boy did we luck out, with the two journeys to and back through the notoriously rough Drake Passage as calm as it could get. So lucky were we that we got to Antarctica a whole half-day early, and also arrived back into Ushuaia the same, 12 hours early. Throughout the nine days of sailing, we had mostly fine weather, which is a rarity down in that part of the world, with a few days ...read more

“Great adventure ”
Terry - WA, Australia Sep 2019
What an amazing adventure from starting in the Amazon to finishing in the Galápagos Islands it all went as smooth as. Our tour manager knew her stuff and ensured a seamless trip with all the flights and hotels. The local guides were very good, friendly and knowledgeable with lots to see and do every day. I highly recommend Global Journeys and will use them again and will do another Cosmos adventure.

“Hectic but great tour!”
John & Jing - WA, Australia Jun 2019
The Cosmos Ultimate South America Tour was a wonderful way to see the highlights of South America. But be warned that to do this you will have to fly a lot, especially if you include the Galapagos and Amazon. The Tour guide helped make the flights easier though perhaps up to a quarter of your time may be used in the flights. Accommodation and food was very good, as were included excursions. There could have been more information however on the optional excursions, which were a bit pricey for ...read more