Expedition cruises - where worlds of wonder await you

From seemingly familiar regions to the almost unexplored ends of the earth - set a course for grand adventure and breathtaking experiences with our expedition ships. Explore untouched regions and come face-to-face with natural and cultural wonders on innovative, award-winning routes.

Our expedition ships are particularly small, extremely manoeuvrable and have a shallow draught. This allows them to access regions that other cruise ships cannot explore. Their small size and the skill of the people on board allow the ships to set out on extraordinary routes and make spontaneous changes of cours, be it to follow whales, see polar bears or discover new land.

Exquisite comfort every day and everywhere

With their special ambiance, our expedition ships create an extraordinarily personal atmosphere on innovative, award-winning routes. Their small size means that you will quickly feel part of the little expedition family and share your experiences with like-minded people. The atmosphere on board is welcoming with plenty of freedom - whether it's thanks to the comfortable cabins and suites, the culinary delights or the many special moments you'll enjoy on board.

In the Arctic, a stroll around the ship gives you a panoramic view of the realm of the polar bears. Near the Azores, your restaurant seat will become a front-row seat as you watch whales at play. In the Amazon, the sun lounger on the deck will become a lookout point for exotic birds. A drink at the bar in the South Seas will lead to a stimulating discussion about the underwater environment with an expert. With all of these opportunities for passionate explorers, only one question remains: when will we have the pleasure of welcoming you on board?

Small ships for great moments

Immerse yourself in the world of our expeditions class. Here you will learn all about life on board. Familiarise yourself with our cabins, suites and restaurants or explore the ships on a virtual tour. The deck plans will allow you to quickly get your bearings, and the ship's position and webcam provide an insight into the local conditions. 

Further information on our expeditions