Are you ready to set sail on an adventure of a lifetime? Here are four incredible destinations you can visit on an expedition cruise:
1. Galapagos Islands
There is something special about the Galapagos Islands. Known for its numerous endemic species, which were studied by Charles Darwin and contributed to the inception of his theory of evolution, this archipelago is unique with each island offering incredible occasions to view wildlife in their natural habitat. The Celebrity Flora, from the Celebrity Cruise family, was built specifically to navigate the Galapagos and will guide you around this breathtaking destination in the best way possible. You’ll revel in the moon-like volcanic landscape of Bartolomé Island, wave to the largest colony of frigatebirds on North Seymour Island, visit the National Park Service tortoise-breeding center of Puerto Ayora, and so much more! Not to mention, there will be plenty of occasions to hike, snorkel, swim, or just enjoy the scenery.
2. New Zealand
Who can honestly say they have watched The Lord of the Rings and never daydreamed about taking the next flight out to New Zealand? Well, it’s time to board Crystal Cruises’ Crystal Endeavor and make your dream come true! You’ll cruise through sublime fjords, go on incredible nature hikes, and see mysterious wildlife along the way. That’s not all, New Zealand’s vibrant cities are one for the books: “City of Sails” (Auckland), “Edinburgh of the South” (Dunedin), charismatic Nelson, or lively Christchurch are the island’s must-sees. Time to wake up the Hobbit in you!
3. South America
South America has adventure written all over it, and Silversea helps you discover its wonders with an unforgettable journey on board its Silver Explorer expedition ship. Mountainous landscapes, spectacular waterfalls, meeting seals and dolphins as you cruise through the beautiful Chilean fjords, and visiting the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Torres del Paine National Park in southern Chile are just a few stops along the way. Additionally, Tortel, a commune located in the wilderness region of South Patagonia, is a destination you will remember for years to come.
Antarctica has become an increasingly popular destination for travellers, and we can see why. Cruising through this icy region is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. A fantastic way to discover the 7th continent in all its majesty is on board Quark Expeditions’ cruise, which, thanks to their knowledgeable expedition team, you will navigate the Antarctic waters while learning a great deal about the area. Additionally, you will cross the Antarctic Convergence, visit remote and rugged Falkland Islands through Zodiac excursions, and go wildlife spotting on South Georgia Island (“Galapagos of the Poles”). With such a great program, you won’t even notice the cold climate!