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Global, Arctic and Antarctic Cruises

Embark on an expedition cruise to some of the most remote coastal regions in the world on a global, Arctic or Antarctic cruise, and experience nature at its most pristine. Get close to the water and gaze into the iridescent blue heart of an iceberg on a Zodiac cruise. Sit quietly on a beach as a waddle of proud king penguins parades right past. Explore the windswept remnants of bygone eras in some of the most inaccessible places on earth. Join the expedition team on the bridge, binoculars in hand, waiting for the unforgettable moment when a polar bear is revealed on the sea ice.

Expedition cruising brings together travellers with a curiosity about the world around them, a keen sense of adventure and a desire to spend time immersed in the natural world. Explore the real world on an Antarctica cruise, Arctic cruise or a voyage to one of our hand-picked biodiversity and historical hotspots, from Costa Rica and Panama to the rugged Irish coast.

Why travel with Aurora Expeditions

Aurora Expeditions pioneered ship-based adventures with Antarctica cruises over 29 years ago and we remain committed to small, low-impact groups keen to not just see, but experience our range of remote destinations.

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29+ years experience

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Aleutian Islands

Board your expedition ship in the stunning, remote fishing port of Seward, Alaska, and begin exploring the rugged Alaskan Peninsula …

17 Days

From USD $12,596.25/pp

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Alaska Adventure

Enjoy small-ship exploration in Alaska, one of the world’s largest terrestrial reserves. At Metlakatla, visit the only Indian Reserve in …

13 Days

From USD $8,921.25/pp

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Alaska Adventure & Haida Gwaii

Encounter iconic Alaskan wildlife around Chicagof Island. Sail along Tracy Arm towards the twin Sawyer Glaciers, keeping your eyes peeled …

13 Days

From USD $8,921.25/pp

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Raja Ampat & West Papua Islands

The tropical archipelago of West Papua is ideal for expedition cruising. Raja Ampat and the nearby islands of the Indonesian …

14 Days

From USD $10,156.00/pp

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Baja California & Sea of Cortez

The Gulf of California, also known as the Sea of Cortez, was once famously dubbed the ‘aquarium of the world.’ …

9 Days

From USD $5,356.00/pp

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Northwest Passage

The icy and labyrinthine channels of the legendary Northwest Passage have enchanted explorers and adventurers for centuries. Get a glimpse …

17 Days

From USD $16,465.50/pp

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Aurora Expeditions is committed to travelling respectfully and providing a trip of a lifetime experience, while aiming to create lifelong ambassadors for the protection of our planet and the diverse places we visit around the world.

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