Ever since we set out on our first expedition to Svalbard in 1896, we’ve believed that exploring and learning about our beautiful planet should go hand-in-hand. That’s why our fleet of modern expedition ships is designed to travel to even the most challenging of destinations while providing a comfortable and stylish setting to absorb the wonders of nature.

Hurtigruten Expeditions cruises feature a group of hand-picked experts who make up the Expedition Team, and they’ll deliver fascinating talks and lead guests on shore landings, kayaking excursions, expedition boat adventures and much more. We believe science is key to understanding the world, and that’s why some of our team members are scientists. If our guests want to learn more, our teams are available to help them use the onboard scientific equipment and guide them on Citizen Science projects which help ongoing global research.

What’s more, our commitment to sustainable travel and our mission to help protect the places we visit means our guests help pioneer a greener way of cruising. With diverse and unique expedition cruises to 15 global destinations, and stopping at over 230 ports and landing sites from major cities to isolated islands, we help people to unleash their inner explorer. We advise those who travel on an expedition cruise with us to expect the unexpected and to be prepared for life-changing experiences!


Discovery is in the Lindblad DNA. They’ve been at this for 50 years. The collaboration between their masterful Captains and experienced expedition leaders creates unprecedented opportunities for guests.

Lindblad’s teams will do whatever it takes to ensure you unforgettable experiences. Whether it’s manning the spotting scopes all night to ensure a polar bear sighting, orchestrating a landing at an extraordinary wildlife site to coincide with a magnificent sunrise, or sending waitstaff out with gourmet ice cream bars to refresh you as you explore a Polynesia atoll, their commitment creates thrilling moments for you.

Building on a legacy of over 50 years as a leader in responsible travel and sustainability, Lindblad is a 100% carbon neutral company committed to green business operations and preserving our planet for future generations. Lindblad has raised more than $19 million from curious and committed travelers since 1997 to protect the ocean, conserve wildlife, bolster local communities, and enable meaningful scientific research. By bringing travelers face-to-face with wildness and inspiring them to care, Lindblad creates planetary stewards every day

“I see global climate change as the single most important issue of our time. And I want to spark more than just awareness and hope; I want to inspire action. After listening to scientists, educators, politicians, and the voices of young people like Greta Thunberg—and combining these perspectives with what we’re observing in the natural world—I feel compelled to greatly accelerate what I can do personally and professionally to address this issue. This is why, as announced on June 7 (but retroactive to January 1, 2019), Lindblad Expeditions is becoming a carbon neutral travel company."

"We have always had an ethic of conservation across our fleet and offices, but the demand for bigger, bolder, and more sustained efforts to combat global climate change is greater now than ever before.”


For more than 30 years, PONANT has been taking its cruise guests to the planet's most remote, hidden and out-of-the-way locations, places where nature reigns supreme. Thanks to our small capacity ships, we can dock in private ports and offer stopovers in preserved locations. On board, the limited number of passengers means that everybody can enjoy special moments and feel as though they are on a private yacht. A French crew, expertise, attentive service, fine dining and more.

PONANT aims at becoming a world reference in the field of sustainable development in the cruising industry. The environment and ethics are among our main concerns, both in the regions we visit and in our relationships within the company and with our partners. Making this choice entails responsibilities towards the ecosystems that compose these places and the communities that live in them.

In order to stay at the forefront of innovation, the company works on a day-to-day basis to promote a more responsible and more sustainable form of tourism PONANT continues to optimise its environmental performance through 6 strategic commitments Minimise nitrogen and sulphur oxide emissions Reduce CO² emissions. Eliminate single use plastics. Reuse and trace all our waste. Embark scientific research teams. Support the creation of Marine Protected Areas.


As the Leader in Polar Adventures, we explore the Polar Regions differently from everyone else. When you travel with Quark Expeditions, you’re exploring alongside the most experienced polar experts on Earth, setting foot where few ever will, and doing what few ever dream. Do you want to explore off the beaten path? We can take you to where there are no paths at all. Will you be content to just cruise? Or would you prefer to cruise 1,000 feet over the untouched polar wilderness in a twin-engine helicopter?

We use our helicopters for more than just flightseeing! Ultramarine’s two twin-engine Airbus H145 helicopters are designed to take you deeper into the Polar Regions than any other helicopter in its class. Our helicopters mean our Expedition Team can move you to explore further once they arrive in the Polar Regions, to set foot where few humans have ever walked—something our competition can’t offer. Our helicopter-supported adventure options enable off-ship experiences exclusive to Quark Expeditions, such as Alpine Heli-trekking, Mountain Biking, Alpine Kayaking, Heli-Landing Heli-hiking, Ice Sheet Landings and more. The Arctic The most rugged, remote, ice-filled and unexplored regions in the world are waiting to deliver the richest travel experience you will ever have—intimate wildlife encounters, diverse landscapes and exquisite natural beauty. Trailblazer, nature-enthusiast or bucket-lister, we have an Arctic adventure for you. Antarctica Likely the farthest you will ever be from home, Antarctica is an environment of exquisite isolation—rich wildlife, stimulating history, and majestic topography. Antarctica reaches a level of beauty that is unmatched in its simplicity, flawlessness and fragility. Your voyage to the end of the Earth yields unparalleled adventure in every sense of the word.


We are dedicated to providing warm hospitality to our guests and ensuring everyone feels at home on board our ships. Our shore landings invite guests to engage on a deeper level by assisting in fieldwork or interacting in experiential activities. They might track birds to help identify migratory patterns, walk within view of captivating wildlife, or take a camera or field microscope ashore alongside the expedition leader to capture landscapes untouched by human hands. Our expedition ships are optimally sized for expeditions: small enough to navigate remote areas, yet large enough to provide speed, superior handling, and stability in the roughest seas.

Our 2-seater kayaks offer superb stability and are easy to operate. These Arctic-tested kayaks have a pedal system that lets kayakers glide through the water hands-free, maximizing photo opportunities, or guests can use a paddle if preferred. We also have uniquely designed submarines comfortably accommodate 6 guests and a pilot for an incomparable undersea experience. The revolving seats plus nearly 270° spherical windows. We work closely with leading organizations to ensure we employ best travel practices, promote awareness, support scientific research and protect the fragile ecosystems and environments in which we travel. Our partnerships with the University of Cambridge’s Scott Polar Research Institute, and The Cornell Lab of Ornithology help further scientific research in these remote areas. We are members of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) and Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO).


Seabourn Come aboard our luxurious Seabourn Expedition ships, where you'll experience wonderous remote destinations and exotic frontiers in comfort and style Experience our world-class amenities as our outstanding crew guide you through adventures around every corner, whether by foot, splashing across the surface of the water, or diving below in our on-board Submarines.

Embark on a new adventure with Seabourn, a world-leading luxury experience sailing to exotic and classic destinations alike. Dive into the rich cultures and cuisines of the modern world or sail back in time to ancient history and natural splendor. Whatever your chosen course, you will find it with Seabourn. While aboard our Expedition ships, your voyage will take you through stunning scenery in style, exploring the furthest reaches in the finest luxury.

We invite you to embark on an adventure like no other. Journey to remote regions of the world, surrounding yourself with breathtaking landscapes and unforgettable wildlife encounters. These new itineraries offer options in Antarctica, Greenland and Iceland, the South Pacific and our first ever visit to the Kimberley region of Australia.