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Expedition cruises

By taking a small, expedition-style cruise or boarding an exclusive luxury yacht, you can access areas and experiences that otherwise might be beyond reach. Tailor-made trips on the Amazon, Mekong and Irrawaddy allow you to explore some of the world’s great rivers and waterways, whiles voyages to the Galapagos islands and the icy waters of Antarctica let you explore wilderness and encounter wildlife, all the while accompanied by expert guides and naturalists. Here are a few of our favorites.

AMazon | mekong | irrawaddy | galapagos | antarctica

expeditions cruises we love

aria amazon

A cruise on the award-winning Aria Amazon offers guests the comfort and elegance of a custom designed ship that is like traveling on a floating five-star hotel. Creative cuisine and luxurious accommodations (interconnecting suites are also available). Add to this, unforgettable excursions into the Rainforest led by expert guides, and superb service with one-to-one staff to guest ratio.

Northern amazon, peru ~ Delphin

The first Relais & Chateaux Cruise in the world.  Explore the depths of the Peruvian Amazon in style onboard a small luxury vessel which offers comfortable cabins, delicious food, a range of excursions from trekking to kayaking, and spectacular river views.

The Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

In our opinion, the best way to see the Galapagos Islands is by ship (and more specifically, by small luxury private yacht). There are many options to choose from, and these vary dramatically in quality, itinerary routes and price. We work with great operators, who offer various promotions throughout the year. Depending on the ship, discounts range from 20% off to 2 for 1, so what are you waiting for? Drop us a line so we can get started on our trip of a lifetime to these enchanted islands. 

Myanmar ~ ayeyarwady river, Belmond Road to Mandalay

Experience the enchanting sights of golden sunsets over temple tops and the sounds of the waves against the riverbanks as you cruise the Ayeyarwady River aboard Belmond Road to Mandalay. Shore excursions include an almsgiving ceremony, a torchlight temple tour, an exhilarating hot-air balloon ride over Bagan, sunrise yoga and so much more.

Featured Destination:

Antarctica

Almost entirely covered by a thick layer of ice and the coldest continent on the planet, it nevertheless is home to a fascinating ecosystem including penguins, blue whales, orcas, colossal squid, fur seals and birds. The landscapes are incredible – silent and vast – and all this can be appreciated from a variety of comfortable ships which cruise from the southern tip of Argentina to this immense wilderness. Time is spent both on land (accessed by small boats from your ship) and at sea, with expert guides to ensure you get the most out of your trip. Cruising Antarctica onboard the Ocean Endeavour, a well-appointed small expedition ship expertly engineered to explore the Polar Regions. The ship has zodiacs for exploration and remote landings. It is also the only polar adventure ship in Antarctica focused on health and wellness, with plenty of healthy options for cuisine, and  health and fitness features. We absolutely love this ship!

Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica: Explorers & Kings

20 days

This expedition encompasses the wildlife paradise of South Georgia, the remote Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), and also the extraordinary beauty of the Antarctic Peninsula. You will enjoy unforgettable encounters with untamed wildlife in a vast, dramatic and spectacular setting.

 

The Antarctic Peninsula

 10, 11 or 12 days    

Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent. This expedition offers you the chance to discover why, with an unforgettable journey through the spectacular wilderness Islands & Antarctic Peninsula. Encounter a world where nature creates the rules, her unpredictable temperament making each trip unique, exciting and personal.

 

Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake

 7 or 8 days

You’re ready to explore King George Island and the Antarctic Peninsula – and no Drake Passage crossings are required! With a spectacular aerial view, included charter flights between Punta Arenas and Antarctica have you experiencing the majesty of the 7th continent before transferring you to your ship in no time.

Featured Destination: norwegian coastal voyage

This is a fantastic (just launched) all-inclusive group departure of the Norwegian Coastal Voyage (Sept 2019) aboard Hurtigruten, which INCLUDES your International and domestic flights. It is northbound departure and the bonus is also includes 2 nights in Oslo, with the famous rail journey through spectacular nature on the Bergen Railway and the famous Flåm Railway.
It also includes an unforgettable King Crab Fishing excursion on a RIB boat where you will cruise along the fjord and the Barents Sea to fish for King Crab with an experienced fisherman.

Drop us a line at trips@bespoketraveldesign.com to find out more, or call 416.901.6435. We’d love to hear from you.

Featured Destination:

mekong river cruise ~ Aqua expeditions

This is a Enjoy shore excursions to local markets, religious sites, cultural attractions in Vietnam & Cambodia on a Mekong River Luxury Cruise on the Aqua Mekong. 

Drop us a line at trips@bespoketraveldesign.com to find out more, or call 416.901.6435. We’d love to hear from you.

Most exclusive staff to guest ratio of 1:1 on the river

All excursions limited to 10 guests per guide

The Mekong's only private fleet of 4 elegant launch boats

All suites measure 322 square feet

an extraordinary holiday.

tailored to you.