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Expedition cruises

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 Galapagos is a fantastic way to view abundant wildlife, with sailings out of Ecuador and Argentina. Papua New Guinea and Borneo cruises embark in Australia and New Zealand and can be combined with extended stays here whilst African safari cruises can be coupled with a beach and water sports holiday 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 £14,435 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Expedition Fares
Book by: 28 February 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: 31 March 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 20% with our Expedition Fares
Book by: 28 February 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 £14,435 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Expedition Fares
Book by: 28 February 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: 31 March 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 20% with our Expedition Fares
Book by: 28 February 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.

Antarctica and the Ross Sea on Silversea

29-day stay & expedition voyage from £29,320 pp incl. flights

Exclusive
cruise offer

Exclusive Tailor-made fares
Book by: 31 March 2019

Start 2021 with a bang and prepare for the unforgettable as you set sail on a voyage that takes in 10 different species of penguin, six species of whale and countless seabirds.

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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.

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