Five of the best expedition cruises
Embarking on a cruise holiday is so much more than simply visiting a destination – in fact, oftentimes it is more about witnessing unforgettable phenomena and unearthing once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Expedition cruising provides exceptional voyages combined with unique opportunities ranging from exclusive wildlife voyages to discovering some of the Earth’s most breathtaking natural wonders.
Fran Hayden, from ROL Cruise, explores the range of expedition cruises on offer so that you need look no further for your ideal voyage.
The Maiden Expedition Through the Northwest Passage
This exclusive voyage is tailormade by the experts at ROL Cruise so that you can see and take part in some of the most exciting opportunities as you voyage the Northwest Passage. With experts in expedition cruising, Hurtigruten, you can sail in the wake of the early explorers from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland to Cambridge Bay, Canada and experience the raw and daunting beauty of the terrain that some of history’s greatest explorers had to overcome.
Even today, few ships have the capability to navigate this sea passage that cuts through the remote Arctic regions of North America – but Hurtigruten do it with ease. Hurtigruten are pioneers of expedition voyages, as such they have a team of professional English-speaking expedition guides, as well as multiple landings with Polarcirkel boats to enhance your experience!
To book this exclusive voyage with ROL Cruise, click here.
Explore the Antarctica in All-Inclusive Ultra-Luxury
Newly refurbished for 2017, Silver Cloud Expedition is the most spacious and luxurious ice-class vessel in expedition cruising. Not only can you take advantage of five tantalising dining venues, the highest crew-to-guest ratio in expedition cruising, the personalised service of a butler and complimentary beverages but all your expedition cruises are included for free and are led by a team of experts.
As you voyage in ultra-luxury from Santiago to Ushuaia across this ice kingdom, you can bear witness to some of the most breathtaking sights known to man. Calving glaciers, majestic mountains, penguins and fur seals, ice-landscapes, as well as several landings in beautiful Antarctica so that you can say that you’ve stepped foot on the Great White Continent.
To explore Antarctica in all-inclusive ultra-luxury with ROL Cruise, click here.
In Search of the Northern Lights
Hurtigruten are world leaders in exploration travel and aim to provide unique, active and sustainable travel experiences. As the top UK agent for Hurtigruten, ROL Cruise are always proud to present their incredible itineraries to you – in particular, the search for the elusive Northern Lights. Although science might explain this phenomenon, the Aurora Borealis are not without their mystique – and with a Hurtigruten voyage you can witness it all.
Aside from this ethereal spectacle, you can journey Nordic waters to discover destinations such as Tromsø, where husky-sledding may be an option if you are there at the right time of year; the enchanting port town of Ålesund, which offers a quintessentially Norwegian experience and vibrant Bergen– what more could you want from an expedition voyage?
Go in search of the Northern Lights with ROL Cruise, here.
Journey from Siem Reap to Saigon
The Pandaw River Expeditions experience is all about exploring remote and often hard-to-reach destinations in the epitome of luxury. With ships evocative of the destinations that they visit, dedicated staff, opulently designed staterooms and all-inclusive luxury on board, you need look no further for your river cruise expedition experience.
This exceptional itinerary will take you to the heart of the Far East, to destinations that are usually unreachable by any other means of travel including Kratie, where you can see the Irrawaddy dolphin (exclusively when booking with ROL Cruise); the capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh and Ho Chi Minh City, where you can immerse yourself in an authentic slice of Vietnam.
Journey from Siem Reap to Saigon with ROL Cruise, here.
Discover the Unspoilt Galápagos
Renowned for their extraordinary biodiversity, the Galápagos Islands straddle the equator and are much-protected environmental gems. You can voyage to these islands, home to rare endemic species of flora and fauna, with Celebrity Cruises® on board one of their exclusive ships; Celebrity Xpedition® or Celebrity Xperience®. This stunning area of the world is highly-protected, so to voyage these waters is something of a privilege – whilst here you can witness the Galápagos Tortoise (which gave the archipelago its name), the green sea turtle, iguanas and an abundance of mammals and birds. This is one exclusive experience not to be missed!
Discover the unspoilt Galápagos with ROL Cruise, here.
For more individual advice or questions, contact a member of the ROL Cruise Concierge team by calling free on 0800 251 1005.