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Silversea Expeditions

Expedition Cruises

Adventures in the world's wildest regions

Introduction

An expedition cruise combines the luxuries of life on board a superbly appointed expedition-class vessel with exciting excursions by inflatable Zodiac dinghy and onshore explorations of local wildlife and landscape.

Scandinavian and Arctic cruises are a spectacular way to view the Norwegian fjords and watch for polar bears, while South American and Antarctic cruises sail through the fjords of Chile, or past towering glaciers and innumerable penguins and other birdlife. Whale watching is superb at either pole, depending on the season.

Cruising deep into the rainforest surrounding the Amazon is an exciting option with a growing number of cruise lines, often coupled with a multi-port tour of the Caribbean. Alternatively, a voyage to the Galápagos is a fantastic way to view abundant wildlife, with sailings out of Ecuador and Argentina. In Asia, Papua New Guinea and Borneo cruises embark in Australia and New Zealand and can be combined with extended stays amid the regions' unique nature and tribal communities, while in Africa, safari cruises can easily be coupled with a spot of beach relaxation in Mauritius or the Maldives.

Our top itineraries for Expedition Cruises

Galápagos Cruise & Amazon Lodge

12-day tailor-made journey from £6,520 pp incl. flights

Pair to of the world's greatest wildlife experiences, with a small-ship cruise in the Galápagos and a luxury lodge stay in the Amazon. Expect to spot everything from giant tortoises to colourful parrots on kayaking trips, snorkel dives and naturalist-led walks.

Antarctica and South America Discovery

22-day expedition cruise from £14,710 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Expedition Fares
Book by: 31 May 2019

Pair an ultra-luxury Antarctic sailing with Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires and the world's largest waterfalls – Iguazú Falls.

Antarctic Express – Fly the Drake Passage

13-day exploration cruise from £12,655 pp incl. flights

Exclusive
cruise offer

Exclusive tailor-made fares
Book by: 30 June 2019

Fly out from Punta Arenas, avoiding the choppy waters of the Drake Passage, to arrive into the South Shetland Islands from where you'll embark on an unforgettable voyage into the frozen reaches of Antarctica.

Iceland, Jan Mayen & Svalbard with Aurora Expeditions

11-day expedition cruise from £5,110 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Save up to 15% with our Expedition Fares
Book by: 31 May 2019

Discover the staggering beauty of Iceland’s Westfjords, remote and seldom-visited Jan Mayen island – the world’s northernmost active volcanic island, and Svalbard’s northwest coast.

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Top offers for Expedition Cruises

Antarctica and South America Discovery

22-day expedition cruise from £14,710 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Expedition Fares
Book by: 31 May 2019

Pair an ultra-luxury Antarctic sailing with Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires and the world's largest waterfalls – Iguazú Falls.

Antarctic Express – Fly the Drake Passage

13-day exploration cruise from £12,655 pp incl. flights

Exclusive
cruise offer

Exclusive tailor-made fares
Book by: 30 June 2019

Fly out from Punta Arenas, avoiding the choppy waters of the Drake Passage, to arrive into the South Shetland Islands from where you'll embark on an unforgettable voyage into the frozen reaches of Antarctica.

Iceland, Jan Mayen & Svalbard with Aurora Expeditions

11-day expedition cruise from £5,110 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Save up to 15% with our Expedition Fares
Book by: 31 May 2019

Discover the staggering beauty of Iceland’s Westfjords, remote and seldom-visited Jan Mayen island – the world’s northernmost active volcanic island, and Svalbard’s northwest coast.

Ultimate Arctic on Scenic Eclipse

12-day luxury cruise from £11,255 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Discovery Fares - Last few suites remaining
Book by: 03 June 2019

Enjoy the latest and greatest in ultra-luxury cruising in one of the world’s last true frontiers – Svalbard. Enjoy the latest and greatest in ultra-luxury cruising in one of the world’s last true frontiers – Svalbard.

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Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

Contact one of our consultants on 020 7590 0610 to discuss how we can tailor your holiday.

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