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Explorations Collection

The most rewarding experiences at sea

Produced exclusively by The Cruise Line, Explorations is beautifully presented collection of hand-picked cruise experiences which offers guests the opportunity to explore a selection of the world's most enchanting regions.

The experiences featured in Explorations allow you to get deep under the skin of a destination. Ocean-going ships can now travel far up the Amazon, explore the Galapagos and journey through the wilderness of Russia's Far East. Alternatively, the latest class of river vessels explore the world on an even more personal level; sailing through the buzz and hustle of the floating markets on the Mekong or passing the comorants fishing by night with their owners on the Yangtze.

Featured destinations:

From the Southern Ocean's frozen shores and volcanic craters to the winding waterways and wood-built towns in Asia, every destination in Explorations has been chosen because we believe it to be a region that lends itself perfectly to adventure and discovery. With cultural hubs and sights of historical significance best accessed by small ship, these are remote areas that are inaccessible to larger vessels.

Those who wish to venture further are advised to take a look at the section on 'Emerging Destinations' where you will find a selection of voyages in the Cape Verde Islands, the Maquesa Islands and Australia's Kimberley region.

Featured ships:

All of the voyages in Explorations sail aboard ships that have either been custom-built or specially adapted in order to provide a safe and comfortable cruise experience.

The ships featured within Explorations are world renowned and include Silversea's Silver Spirit and Noble Caledonia's MS Caledonian Sky, alongside lesser-known vessels such as Aurora Expeditions' Polar Pioneer and Quark's Sea Explorer.

Choose your own experience:

Every voyage included in Explorations has been graded in terms of the type of experience it offers. To help you decide which cruise suits your preferences, we have devised five codes which neatly summarise the type of voyage you can expect. from Discovery Cruising aboard traditional vessels (like Swan Hellenic's Minerva) which offer itineraries focused on history and culture, to Working Adventure voyages aboard working ships in some of the world's most remote destinations (for example, the Aranui II in the South Pacific).

We have also included a 'Ship to Shore' guide in order for you to assess the options available to you for getting ashore.

Read Explorations Online

If you would like to peruse our Explorations collection online you can do so by clicking here. Once opened, you can save it to your device or print it out.

Order the Explorations brochure:

If you would like a physical copy of Explorations, please email us with your name, address and a contact number and we will mail one direct via first-class post.

Find out more about Explorations

For more information regarding Explorations or to find out more about a particular experience featured within the collection, please call one of our Cruise Experts on 0800 008 6679 and quote reference EXPJUL14. You can also get in touch by emailing us or by using the form on our contact us page.