Perhaps you’ve taken cruises to the typical Caribbean, Mediterranean, Baltic, Bermuda, and Alaska destinations, but are looking for something different. Perhaps you’ve avoided cruising because you find too many of the destinations not particularly stimulating. Perhaps you prefer a more comprehensive, longer tour of each destination than available by cruising.
Then again, perhaps you desire to visit some of the more remote destinations of the world, which can only be reached via a small expedition style cruise ship.
If so, “expedition cruising” just might be for you.
What is an expedition cruise?
It’s sailing to remote, “off the beaten path,” difficult to reach destinations, where the destinations are the sole focus of the cruise, not the ship. It is a sea adventure to see compelling, far-away locations and their panoramas of life.
For some cruisers, the ship is their destination. For other cruisers, it’s the mix of the “typical” cruise ship plus its destinations, drawing them to cruising.
For many cruisers, it’s the combination of shows, the endless food, the variety of dining options, gambling, drinking, dancing, music, shopping, spas, fitness centers, cinema, pools, hot tubs, clubs and other shipboard activities, and the destinations of famous city centers, beaches, and shopping.
For those cruisers, expedition cruising will likely be a disappointment. But, for those whose focus is the destinations themselves, those who carefully choose their shore excursions and choose to travel via ship, mainly due to its convenience, expedition cruising may be an exciting, adventurous alternative.
Expedition cruise ships get you to locales and specific destinations where travelers can go ashore where “typical” cruise ships are unable to sail.