Adventure Cruises 

Adventure Cruises

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Whether you prefer to watch magnificent scenery from the comfort and safety of your expedition boat, or paddle board through it – there are plenty of adventure cruise options to consider. Small, intimate cruise ships allow you to explore exotic and remote destinations not often accessible by larger ships for a unique one-of-a-kind adventure. A small ship cruise can take you right into the heart of a number of thrilling destinations – the Galápagos Islands, Antarctica, Alaska, the Amazon, the coast of Norway, and more. An adventure cruise offers an up-close and personal encounter with nature as well as opportunities to get your adrenaline pumping. What will your next adventure be?

Abercrombie & Kent
Abercrombie & Kent Abercrombie & Kent has been selected by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler as one of the Top Small Ship Cruise Lines in the world for the 14th consecutive year. The luxury cruise and tour company offers a number of adventure cruises on ships small enough to navigate the ports too small or remote for larger cruise ships.
Pricing includes hosts, accommodations, three meals with wine, guided sightseeing and entry frees, transfers and bar drinks on most vessels. Gratuities are also included on Antarctic voyages.
Take a trek to Antarctica, or the Galápagos Islands on one of Abercrombie & Kent’s luxury yachts.
On an A&K journey to Antarctica, you will sail on the 199 passenger cruise ship ‘Le Boreal’. The 'Le Boreal' features 108 outside, fully equipped balcony cabins and suites and offers a single-seating dining room, al fresco dining, an outdoor heated pool and a theater, as well as a spacious gathering area and library. A full-service salon, steam room, spa and fitness center complete the amenities.

The MV 'Eclipse,' will take you to the Galápagos Islands in comfort and style. Part deluxe hotel, part base camp, 'Eclipse' gracefully combines the amenities of a first class yacht with the skilled personnel and sound ecological practices of an expedition vessel. At 210 feet long, she carries just 48 guests in 26 spacious cabins, compared to the 80 to 100 guests carried by most Galápagos ships her size.
'Le Boreal' features two restaurants: The Restaurant, offering gourmet and international cuisine, and The Compass Grill, with casual indoor and outdoor dining for breakfast, lunch and themed dinners.

The dining room on the ‘Eclipse’ seats all passengers at once; many meals are also served on the al fresco Weather Deck. The best seats for wildlife viewing are on the Sun Deck, while the lounge boasts comfortable seating, perfect for a chat with your guides.
Each adventure cruise is staffed with hand-selected naturalists, geologists, historians and adventurers who share their extensive insight and experience through formal lectures and casual chats on deck.
AMA Waterways
Ama Waterways AmaWaterways has introduced their “AmaVoyages” river cruise experiences in Africa, Portugal, Vietnam, Cambodia and Russia. Guests will enjoy exploring these fascinating countries through river cruises and accompanying land tours.
Most of these special voyages include deluxe cruise accommodations, hotel accommodations, life enriching tours and excursions, gourmet dining, complimentary wine and spirits on the cruise, entertainment and all transfers.
AmaVoyages offers adventures on the Mekong River in South East Asia, the Volga River in Russia, through the Douro River Valley in Portugal and Spain, and a safari river cruise on the Chobe River in Africa.
The 124-passenger Amalotus, joins the 92-passenger La Marguerite in offering the most luxurious river cruise vacations available on the exotic Mekong River through Cambodia and Vietnam. Cruise Russia in style with the completely redesigned AmaKatarina, featuring outside balconies in over 70% of the staterooms. The beautiful Zambezi Queen was specifically designed for safari river cruising on the Chobe River and offers a sophisticated design to maximize animal sightings.
AmaWaterways offers sophisticated menus comprised of wonderful soups, fresh produce, high quality choice cut meats, and fresh food and seafood. Special activities onboard include lectures, theme dinners, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and afternoon/evening piano music.
Visit rural villages, historic pagodas, floating markets and a Buddhist monastery along the Mekong River. You’ll explore historic villages and grand palaces throughout your Russian cruise adventure. During your trip to Africa, you’ll stay at iconic safari lodges, game camps and exclusive hotels throughout South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Kenya and Tanzania
Lindblad Expeditions
Lindblad Expeditions Since 1979, Lindblad has been taking travelers on special innovative and educational travel expeditions on small ship cruises. Today, the company has joined forces with National Geographic and takes guests to some of the most beautiful and fascinating places on Earth.
All ship and hotel accommodations where applicable, all meals aboard ship and most meals ashore except when an itinerary provides an "at your leisure" morning, afternoon or evening. All non-alcoholic beverages aboard ship, tips, taxes, port charges and service charges (gratuities to ship's crew at your own discretion), all shore excursions and sightseeing, entrance fees, special access permits, transfers to and from group flights, use of kayaks, snorkeling gear and Zodiac excursions and services of their Expedition Team and special National Geographic Guest Speakers.
Lindblad offers small ship expeditions to Africa, Alaska, the Amazon, Antarctica, Arctic, Costa Rica and Panama, Egypt, Europe, Galápagos, Mediterranean, New Zealand, South America, and more.
Lindblad maintains a fleet of innovative and comfortable expedition ships. National Geographic Explorer is a state-of-the-art expedition ship, and the newest addition to the Lindblad fleet. It is a fully stabilized, ice-class vessel, enabling it to navigate polar passages while providing exceptional comfort. Their twin expedition ships, National Geographic Sea Bird and National Geographic Sea Lion, can reach places inaccessible to larger ships due to their small size, yet each comfortably accommodates 62 guests in 31 outside cabins.
Full buffet breakfasts, casual lunches, and leisurely dinners are served in their comfortable dining rooms, on deck or even ashore on a remote beach. Entertainment onboard stems from the day's explorations: films and informal talks about the destination, videos from the day's undersea explorations, perhaps a performance by local dancers or musicians-and plenty of laughter.
Zodiacs, sea kayaks, onboard Naturalists and underwater cameras are all examples of how Lindblad continually strives to help open the eyes of our guests when it comes to truly exploring.
Silversea Cruises
Silversea Cruises Silversea offers expeditions to some of the world’s most remote destinations, including both of earth’s polar regions aboard their Silver Explorer expedition ship (formerly the Prince Albert II).
Your Silversea Expedition voyage includes an ocean-view stateroom or suite, butler service, complimentary hosted adventures ashore, expert expedition team, complimentary beverages, gourmet menus, all gratuities, complimentary room service and more.
Trek to Antarctica, the Arctic, Greenland and Canada, Europe and the British Isles, Central and South America, and the West Coast of Africa.
Silversea’s purpose-built Silver Explorer expedition ship (formerly the Prince Albert II) has been designed specifically for navigating waters in remote destinations, including both of earth’s polar regions. A strengthened hull with a Lloyd’s Register ice-class notation (1A) for passenger vessels enables Silver Explorer to safely push through ice floes with ease.
Sparkling with silver, crystal and candlelight, The Restaurant serves contemporary, international cuisine with sophisticated elegance and impeccable service. Menus feature regional specialties unique to the voyage destination. Onboard, you’ll also enjoy use of the spa and fitness center, library, observation lounge, outdoor grill and whirlpool, theatre, lounge and more.
A fleet of Zodiac boats allows Silversea Expedition guests to visit even the most off-the-beaten path locations and an expert Expedition Team provides insight and understanding to each unforgettable Silver Explorer cruise adventure.
Windstar Cruises
Windstar Cruises A voyage on a Windstar luxury cruise feels like your own private yacht — luxurious amenities, gourmet cuisine, exceptional service and the world’s most exotic and unique ports of call.
Your Windstar voyage includes all meals in all venues, all non-alcoholic beverages, welcome cocktail at reception, fresh fruit and flowers in stateroom, all onboard entertainment, use of fitness facility, use of watersports equipment, port lectures and briefings, and transportation to most shore excursions.
Sail to the Greek Isles, Italy, Europe or warm waters of the Caribbean or Costa Rica.
Windstar’s yachts feature wide open, teak decks—quite unusual for small ships. With over 10,000 square feet of open deck space on the Wind Star and Wind Spirit, and over 22,000 square feet on the Wind Surf, guests will find hidden nooks for private moments giving them a feeling of being on their own private verandah. The Wind Spirit sails with just 148 pampered guests in 74 total staterooms: 73 deluxe, ocean-view staterooms and 1 deluxe Owner’s Suite with queen beds and a dining/sitting area. The Wind Star sails with just 148 pampered guests in 74 total staterooms: 73 deluxe, ocean-view staterooms and 1 deluxe Owner’s Suite with queen beds and a dining/sitting area. The world’s largest sailing yacht, the Wind Surf sails with just 312 pampered guests in 154 total staterooms: 31 oceanview suites with his and her bathrooms, 2 Bridge Suites and 123 deluxe oceanview staterooms.
From your made-to-order omelet on deck to your candle lit dinner under a star-filled sky, the cuisine is as spectacular as the setting. Add the elegant informality of open seating to world-class menus, superior wine list, and impeccable attention to your personal palate. Every meal is a memory.
Windstar’s small sailing yachts will take you where others can’t. Often, it’s because others can’t reach these charming ports and secret coves. And sometimes it’s because these are places known only to yachtsmen – and now, to you.
Zegrahm Expeditions
Zegrahm Expeditions Zegraphm Expeditions was created in 1990 to offer travelers the most intriguing adventures in the world, whether by land or sea. They employ a variety of exclusively chartered ships, icebreakers, and yachts for their programs, using the best vessels available in their destinations.
Prices include accommodations in hotels and on board the ships as outlined in the itineraries; all onboard meals; meals on land as indicated in the itineraries; group transfers; services of the expedition staff, including lectures, briefings, slide/film shows; all group activities and excursions; landing and port fees; all gratuities.
Zegrahm Expeditions offers itineraries on all seven continents from Antarctica to the Arctic, far removed from standard routes.
Ship sizes range from 16 to 40-passenger yachts and catamarans (in the Galápagos and Palau) to small expedition cruise ships or icebreakers that accommodate as many as 165 passengers. The Zegraphm ships are comfortable, and each features a fine dining room, lounge, small library, gift shop, and experienced staff members to serve you. Cabins are equipped with en suite bathroom facilities, hair dryers, in-room security drawers, and are cleaned and serviced daily. Their larger vessels may also have exercise facilities and hair salons providing simple hairstyling services.
Meals on the ships are generally international or American specialties, with additional selections available reflecting the area of the world you are traveling in, all prepared by international chefs. Breakfasts are standard American fare. Meals ashore vary depending on the restaurants they frequent and the part of the world they are in. They provide onboard lecture series on a regular basis. These presentations cover aspects of your voyage and the surrounding environment. In the evenings and on days at sea, they occasionally show movies or videos relevant to our destinations.
Tour guides include ornithologists, marine biologists and general naturalists, geologists, anthropologists, and historians — they staff each expedition with the leaders best suited for the region and the expected adventure.