Get closer to earth's more remote wonders with experts on an expedition cruise.
With the advent of jet travel, discovering the planet has been made so much easier. Distances that used to take explorers months of hard-core adventure travel on the world's oceans and rivers can today be crossed in a matter of days or weeks. More so, today's curious traveler can visit the planet's more remote locations in far more comfort and style than our forebears.
Expedition cruises appeal to travelers who want to experience the more remote places, often wilderness areas, and savor the knowledge and insights imparted by experts in their field. It's the combination of traveling with experts and a sense of adventure that make expedition cruises a unique type of vacation. Whether to the colder regions of Antarctica or The Arctic Circle, or exploring the tropical Amazon, the expedition cruise traveler is willing to give up a bit of the convenience of a typical ocean cruise or river cruise in order to personally experience the unique and wonderful, from landscapes to wildlife, in earth's corners.
The National Geographic Endeavor II, created in 2005 and refitted in 2016, accommodates 96 travelers on its expeditions to the Galapagos. The ship's design gives you the ability to get close to nature without leaving the boat, and itboasts energy-efficient lighting and an open-air observation deck among other modern features. Plus, the Endeavor II's casual vibe is perfect for solo travelers, couples, and families.
Silversea in the Galapagos
The Silver Galapagos gives you the opportunity to interact with the natural beauty of the Galapagos via kayaking, snorkeling, hiking, Zodiac touring, and more. The 100-person ship was last refurbished in 2017 and, in addition to its exploration options, offers highly rated dining and rooms. Nature and luxury, as Silversea demostrates, can certainly go hand in hand.
Celebrity Flora Escape
See Celebrity Cruises' newest ship in the Galapagos, the Celebrity Flora. With a 100-person capacity, this ship is all about being enviromentally friendly. The ship has oceanographic research equipment, aims to decrease food waste, has Yolanda Kakabadse, an Ecuadorian conservationist, as its godmother, and more. 10, 11-, and 16-night deals are available for you to experience the Galapagos in a whole new, cool way.