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Guests can now pair an exciting safari in Africa’s greatest wildlife reserves with a cruise to the Iberian Peninsula or journey down the Amazon River on a luxury custom-built riverboat with floor-to-ceiling picture windows before setting sail on a modern, luxurious Celebrity ship for a thrilling Antarctic cruise. Additional Celebrity Explorations that offer memorable insight into the sights, flavors, culture and history of destinations include vacations that combine the vibrancy of Sydney, Australia with unforgettable cruises in the South Pacific.
Paul Gauguin Cruises offers luxury, small ship voyages in Tahiti, French Polynesia, and the South Pacific on the award-winning, 332-guest m/s Paul Gauguin. Built specifically to navigate the islands of French Polynesia, the Gauguin features a small size that allows her to access lagoons that bigger ships can’t, creating countless intimate, private, and exclusive opportunities to explore. The Gauguin is renowned for its award-winning service and luxury appointments. Nearly 70% of the ship’s suites and staterooms offer balconies. Dining experiences include L’Etoile, which showcases an array of tempting specialties, expertly prepared each evening. La Veranda features delicious breakfast and lunch dishes and is transformed into a chic French bistro in the evenings, highlighting culinary creations of celebrity chef Jean-Pierre Vigato. Polynesian specialties are served poolside at Le Grill. Naturalists, lecturers, and the Gauguines and Gauguins—a troupe of Tahitian entertainers—provide enriching experiences of the destinations throughout each voyage. A luxury spa, fitness center, a watersports marina, and expansive outdoor decks with chaise lounges and a pool are also available aboard The Gauguin.
An expedition with Silversea luxury cruises is unlike any other form of travel — thrilling, awe-inspiring and humbling all at the same time. It takes you to some of the most remote regions of the planet and shows them to you intimately. It is for the curious traveller who longs to see an orang-utan in the wild or what lies behind the next mountain ridge. But it’s not just about wildlife or mountains. It’s about immersing yourself in the culture, landscape and habitat of a region with the help of experts who can illuminate all you see. From the lush rainforests of the equatorial Pacific to the polar extremes at the very edge of the world, our expedition ships sail to all seven continents. You can explore pelagic wonderlands, admire volcanic plateaus gushing with geysers, or enter the realm of the Polar Bear. But no matter where you go, you’ll enjoy a uniquely immersive experience, expanding your global perspective and prompting you to re-evaluate what really matters. And rest assured- no creature comfort will be denied on an expedition cruise with Silversea.
Hurtigruten’s expedition cruises explore destinations that others simply cannot reach, from the pristine wilderness of Antarctica to the farthest reaches of the Arctic. As the largest operator in both poles, and 125 years of know-how, Hurtigruten’s captains, crew, and expedition teams have the most expertise in polar destinations.
Hurtigruten offers the widest selection of expedition cruises with over 40 itinerary options, more than 70 departures, and over 200 excursions in Antarctica, Arctic Canada & Northwest Passage, Greenland, Iceland, Norway and Svalbard.
Itinerary: Papeete, Huahine, Bora Bora (overnight), Rangiroa, Fakarava, Taha'a Motu Mahana, Moorea (overnight), Papeete (overnight)
National Geographic Endeavour II, National Geographic Islander
See the Galápagos Islands as Darwin did — aboard an expedition ship equipped to give you the most engaging experience possible. Voyage from island to island to make fresh discoveries daily. Explore the waters of the Galápagos by kayak, glass-bottom boat or Zodiac. Snorkel amid shimmering fish, sea turtles, penguins and playful sea lions. Cruise to pristine islands, and walk among colonies of wildlife and birds unfazed by your presence and even observe rare giant tortoises in the wild.
• See more of the archipelago’s varied islands and habitats
• Have up close encounters with incredible wildlife
• Experience the Galápagos undersea too
• Benefit from Lindblad's 40+ years of experience and relationships in Galápagos to see all you came for and more.
Itinerary: Papeete, Huahine, Aitutaki, Rarotonga, Bora Bora (overnight), Taha'a Motu Mahana, Moorea (overnight), Papeete (overnight)
Remote. Untrammeled. Spectacular. Antarctica is one of the most exhilarating adventures on Earth. There are many reasons to explore it. Antarctic wildlife: scores of penguins, seals and whales. Ice: an entire museum of colossal and magical ice forms defying description. And the dashing history of the Heroic Age of Exploration.