Expedition Cruises

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Join us for an expediton cruise onboard comfortable vessels plying the waters of some of the world's most intriguing and beautiful places.  Designed as voyages of discovery, we mix shore visits by zodiacs with engaging presentations onboard whilst in some of the wildest corners of our planet.  The resource staff cover diverse interests providing the opportunity to learn about many aspects of your experience.

Our expedition cruises are an intimate and wonderful way to learn about and experience remote parts of the world.  These small ships have the ability to land virtually anywhere using zodiacs, providing excellent opportunities for exploration.  Staff onboard typically cover birds and other wildlife, geology, history, local culture, photography, archaeology, and more.  We usually have one or two shore landings per day that may visit a wildlife highlight, a local community, a historical site, or just an interesting looking area that we think deserves some exploration.  Add in a couple of lectures, fine dining, and some live music in the evening and you have a full day on an unforgettable voyage of discovery.  Voyage with us to these seldom visited and remarkable places!

Arctic Safari Arctic Safari (Jul 23, 2014 - Aug 02, 2014)

Midnight sun, marvelous creatures, and endless landscapes are part of the lure of the North. And then there are the people: For millennia, Arctic dwellers have learned to thrive in this environment. European explorers navigated the icy waters s...
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Arctic Explorer 2014 Arctic Explorer 2014 (Aug 02, 2014 - Aug 12, 2014)

Summer north of the Arctic Circle: Endless days among rugged mountains, sweeping tundra, vast glaciers and pristine water. And in every Arctic community, visitors will find a warm welcome! On Beechey Island, the graves of Franklin expedition exp...
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Northwest Passage - East to West Northwest Passage - East to West (Aug 12, 2014 - Aug 28, 2014)

From the soaring shores of Greenland, to the mouth of the Coppermine River, the legendary Northwest Passage is pure inspiration. Even today, few venture into this remote route through Canada's Arctic. In the Arctic, nature reigns supreme and w...
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Northwest Passage - West to East Northwest Passage - West to East (Aug 28, 2014 - Sep 11, 2014)

The quest for a northern sea route to Asia obsessed Europeans for centuries. Long after its discovery, the ice-choked waters of the Northwest Passage forbade all but the hardiest navigators. Today the Northwest Passage remains a legendary route...
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Greenland & Wild Labrador 2014 Greenland & Wild Labrador 2014 (Sep 11, 2014 - Sep 24, 2014)

For some, Southwest Greenland and the wild coast of Labrador are too remote. Our clients think they're just remote enough! Consider Kangerlussuaq, the gateway to our journey. Located 168km up a spectacular fjord from the Arctic Ocean, it has dr...
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Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falklands Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falklands (Oct 17, 2014 - Nov 06, 2014)

The timing is perfect for our return to Antarctica! This year, we celebrate the 100 year anniversary of Sir Ernest Shackleton's famed Endurance Expedition. Join us as we retrace the routes and landings of this epic adventure. From the tip of ...
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Galapagos Islands Expedition Cruise Galapagos Islands Expedition Cruise (Nov 08, 2014 - Nov 17, 2014)

*Unique, immersive style of travel* Experiencing the Galápagos Islands on an expedition is an unrivaled experience. And our 360º approach is your guarantee of an in-depth encounter with all its wonders. The 48-guest National Geographic Islande...
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Birding the South West Pacific Birding the South West Pacific (Apr 06, 2015 - Apr 23, 2015)

*Papua New Guinea via Norfolk Island, New Caledonia, Melanesia and the Solomon Islands* This expedition incorporates many of the key birding areas in the South West Pacific, cruising from New Zealand and following the path of the voyage tradit...
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Mighty Saint Lawrence Mighty Saint Lawrence (Jun 14, 2015 - Jun 23, 2015)

We are thrilled to return to la Belle Province! This voyage incorporates the stunning coastal regions of Quebec’s North Shore, the Gaspe, the Gulf of StLawrence, Magdalene Islands, and Saint Pierre. Marine mammals should be plentiful - some of...
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Newfoundland Circumnavigation Newfoundland Circumnavigation (Jun 24, 2015 - Jul 04, 2015)

We celebrate over two decades of cruising Newfoundland & Labrador with this summer sailing, ideally timed for whales, icebergs and breeding seabirds. The island’s rugged charm and geographic diversity are best appreciated when visiting by shi...
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Newfoundland & Wild Labrador Newfoundland & Wild Labrador (Jul 05, 2015 - Jul 17, 2015)

The charm of Newfoundland meets the splendor of Labrador! Newfoundland’s Gros Morne, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is internationally acclaimed for its unique combination of geologic features, while in the Torngat Mountains National Park, the...
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Heart of the Arctic Heart of the Arctic (Jul 17, 2015 - Jul 29, 2015)

This journey brings you to the heart of the Arctic. From Canada’s Inuit regions of Nunavik and Nunavut to Greenland, the chances of seeing wildlife are excellent. Polar bears, walrus and muskox will be among the highlights. Embarking in Kuujj...
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Arctic Explorer Arctic Explorer (Aug 09, 2015 - Aug 20, 2015)

This epic adventure begins at the entrance to the Northwest Passage. We’ll visit the final resting place of the ill-fated Franklin Expedition at Beechey Island and search for polar bears and walrus in far north Baffin Island. At Mittimatalik ...
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Into The Northwest Passage Into The Northwest Passage (Aug 20, 2015 - Sep 05, 2015)

The Northwest Passage is the pinnacle of Arctic exploration; on this tour, we go where the ice allows. We’ll explore the quaint villages, dramatic fjords and calving glaciers of Greenland, working our way north to spectacular Kap York. Crossi...
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Out Of The Northwest Passage Out Of The Northwest Passage (Sep 05, 2015 - Sep 21, 2015)

An iconic journey, the Northwest Passage remains an adventure today. Leaving Kugluktuk, we head east, traversing James Ross Strait en route to Gjoa Haven, where Amundsen honed his polar skills. We sail the Queen Maud Gulf, while stopping daily ...
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Galapagos Voyage Galapagos Voyage (Oct 22, 2015 - Nov 01, 2015)

We once again return to the Galapagos Islands on the lovely MS Islander. We will have a chance to explore the highlands of Ecuador, vist the Otavalo market and the UNESCO world heritage site of old town Quito before we head to the archipelago f...
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