Discovery, Adventure And Expedition

August 12, 2014  |  Share:

Explorations is our exclusive collection of hand-picked voyages that feature some of the most extraordinary travel experiences possible.

The collection focuses on three main themes, Discovery, Expedition and Adventure and has been compiled alongside the brochure’s editor, Steve Newman. Steve is a well-known travel writer and photographer and a keen champion of adventure cruising. If anyone knows about this kind of travel, it is Steve!

Within the Explorations brochure we have broken the voyage options down into five different codes, this allowing you to make sure the voyage and ship you pick are both perfectly suited to the type of overall experience that you are looking for. The codes are below and incredibly easy to digest, once you pick which style of adventure works for you it is then time to pick the destination.

The Explorations brochure focuses on some incredible regions including: Alaska, South America and The Amazon, Iceland, Greenland, Antarctica, Far East and the South Pacific.

 The Cruise Line Expedition Codes

1: Discovery Cruising

Traditional cruising with destination-led cruise ships and companies. Discovery Cruising gives you the opportunity to visit culturally significant and historically interesting places from the comfort of well-appointed ships.  Voyages often offer in-depth lectures and seminars with expert guest speakers.

Who does discovery cruising?

Voyages to Antiquity, Swan Hellenic, Voyages of Discovery, Noble Caledonia, Titan/Uniworld, AmaWaterways, Majestic Line, American Steamboat Company.

2: Luxury Adventure

Sailing aboard ships with passenger numbers limited to 100 to 650 guests, Luxury Adventure cruising combines excellent service and luxury hotel standard facilities to ensure an unrivalled level of comfort and style onboard.  Some ships will carry zodiacs for excursions.

Who does luxury adventure?

Compagnie de Ponant, Seabourn, Silversea, Regent Seven Seas, Noble Caledonia, Windstar, Paul Gauguin, Star Clippers.

3: Luxury Expedition

With an equal focus on true expedition cruising and onboard comfort and service, Luxury Expedition cruises sail on custom-built/adapted ships.  Expedition leaders and lecturers will be onboard throughout, while the zodiacs are likely to have reclining seats for an added touch of luxury.

Who does luxury expedition?

Silversea Expeditions, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, Star Clippers, Rain Forest Cruises, Sanctuary Retreats, Secret Retreats, Aqua Expeditions, Zambezi Queen, Heritage Line, Un-Cruise.

4: Traditional Expedition

Sailing on ships that have been adapted or constructed for expedition cruising, Tradition Expedition cruises offer a high standard of accommodation onboard and are able to carry between 20 to 200 passengers. Ships to shore landings on rocky/sandy beaches are common, while expert expedition leaders and lecturers are an important feature of the experience.

Who does traditional expedition?

Quark, Exodus, Lindblad National Geographic, Zegrahm, Aurora Expeditions.

5: Working Adventure

As the name implies, these voyages sail on working ships to some of the world’s most remote destinations.  Examples are the Aranui, which delivers supplies in the Marquesa Islands of the South Pacific and Hurtigruten’s renowned Norwegian coastal cruise service.

Who does working adventure?

Aranui II, Hurtigruten, THV Patricia, Grimaldi Lines, RMS St Helena.

You can view the Explorations brochure in full online by clicking here. If you would prefer a physical copy of this wonderful brochure then please leave a message via our contact us page.

For more information on the voyages available within Explorations or if you have any questions about expedition cruising then please feel free to call one of our Cruise Experts on 0800 008 6677. Our team are on hand 6 days a week to help with any and all enquiries.

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