Cruising is trending towards discovery – it seems expedition cruises are the new black. To meet this demand a new generation of expedition ships are being built. These new ships will head not just off the beaten track, but to the edges of the beaten map where few other ships ever venture. Expedition vessels are diverse, ranging from purpose-built icebreakers with basic amenities to ultra-luxurious ships with every conceivable bell and whistle. On board these vessels there are informative talks from naturalists and geologists who accompany guests on visits ashore providing an educational edge to the exquisite sightseeing.
These sailings are finding a place on many travellers’ bucket-lists, whether they opt for an exploration of South America’s mighty Amazon; a voyage along the breathtaking coastlines of Greenland; or sailing around incomparable Terra Incognita – Antarctica. Charting routes less-travelled, a voyage aboard a variety of custom-designed ships offers adventure combined with every creature comfort