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Exploration cruises

Introduction

An exploration 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 Exploration cruises

Eco Australia: ‭‬‬‬‬beaches, rainforests & the Great Barrier Reef

16-day tailor-made journey from £3,260 pp

Special
offer

Flight Offer – Save up to £135 pp
Book by: 24 September 2017

In between beachfront stays, this comprehensive itinerary will see you escape to the wilds of the Daintree Rainforest before enjoying a small-boat cruise through the Great Barrier Reef. You’ll stop at pristine reefs and secret islands for everything from snorkelling to glass-bottom boat tours.

Raja Ampat Explorer

16-day stay & cruise from £15,695 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Special fly-cruise fares

This exploratory cruise showcases the best of Indonesia’s West Papua – a frontier archipelago of paradise islands. You’ll enjoy fine dining and included excursions throughout, from truly world-class snorkelling and diving to jungle treks, gourmet beach picnics and fishing trips in hidden lagoons.

Pristine Tasmania ‬

14-day tailor-made cruise and stay

From tasting wines, tucking into drinks-paired dining and setting off on expert-led excursions to spotting kangaroos, kayaking on pretty bays and walking among national-park peaks, this small-ship cruise combines luxury with wilderness.

Antarctica, South Georgia & Falkland Islands

25-day fly-cruise and stay from £18,075 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Fully all-inclusive fares

While this exploratory cruise takes in the wildlife and wilderness of the Antarctic on included excursions that range from iceberg kayaking to penguin snowshoeing, you’ll also travel in ultra luxury. Your butler-served Veranda Suite is paired with all-inclusive drinks and dining.

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Top offers for Exploration cruises

Eco Australia: ‭‬‬‬‬beaches, rainforests & the Great Barrier Reef

16-day tailor-made journey from £3,260 pp

Special
offer

Flight Offer – Save up to £135 pp
Book by: 24 September 2017

In between beachfront stays, this comprehensive itinerary will see you escape to the wilds of the Daintree Rainforest before enjoying a small-boat cruise through the Great Barrier Reef. You’ll stop at pristine reefs and secret islands for everything from snorkelling to glass-bottom boat tours.

Raja Ampat Explorer

16-day stay & cruise from £15,695 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Special fly-cruise fares

This exploratory cruise showcases the best of Indonesia’s West Papua – a frontier archipelago of paradise islands. You’ll enjoy fine dining and included excursions throughout, from truly world-class snorkelling and diving to jungle treks, gourmet beach picnics and fishing trips in hidden lagoons.

Antarctica, South Georgia & Falkland Islands

25-day fly-cruise and stay from £18,075 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Fully all-inclusive fares

While this exploratory cruise takes in the wildlife and wilderness of the Antarctic on included excursions that range from iceberg kayaking to penguin snowshoeing, you’ll also travel in ultra luxury. Your butler-served Veranda Suite is paired with all-inclusive drinks and dining.

Myanmar Uncovered

17-day stay and cruise from £6,160 pp incl. flights

Exclusive
offer

Exclusive tailor-made fly, stay and cruise holiday

Between royal-capital tours and cottage-industry workshops, explore life along Myanmar's storied Irrawaddy River. There's also included hotel stays in Yangon and Inle Lake, introducing you to the gilded headlines of this most enigmatic of destinations.

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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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