Explorer Cruises » Explorer Ships
We offer 13 Explorer Ship Cruises to the following:
November 9, 2017 - March 8, 2018
Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula
Cruise to Falkland Islands and South Georgia, discovery voyage in Sub-Antarctic Spring Time. Spectacular landing sites on the Falkland Islands and encounters with black-browed albatrosses and rock hopper penguins. In seven full days on South Georgia, experience ten thousands of king penguins, sea lions, elephant seals, wandering albatrosses and Gentoo penguins. Great historical sites include the trails of British Polar explorer ...
March 19 - April 24, 2018
Atlantic Odyssey - Antarctic Peninsula
Our 37-day Atlantic Odyssey explorer cruise on the m/v Plancius will sail from Ushuaia through the Drake Passage. Cross the Antarctic Convergence to Deception Island, home to a colony of thousands Chinstrap Penguins. In the Antarctica we will look for encounters with Adelie Penguins, Weddell Seals, Leopard Seals and Orcas. In Cooper Bay observe Chinstrap Penguins and Macaroni Penguins, in Georgia huge King Penguin colony, ...
November 15 - November 25, 2017
Weddell Sea - In Search of the Emperor Penguin
During the Weddell Sea - Emperor Penguin Voyage we will reserve three days to visit the Emperor Rookeries by helicopters. If we succeed the first two days, we might offer an alternative landing in the Weddell Sea on Paulet Island, where we can visit a fantastic Adelie penguin colony. An Emperor Penguin rookery is situated south of Snow Hill Island, where the captain will try to position the vessel close enough to offer ...
November 4, 2017 - March 3, 2018
Antarctic Penisula "Basecamp Plancius"
Oceanwide Antarctic Peninsula expedition cruise on Plancius offers most dramatic scenery or icebergs, glaciers, high mountains and biggest variety and abundance of wildlife. Basecamp for activities, field camping, kayaking, glacier walking, snowshoe, hiking, zodiac cruising, shore excursions, photography workshop, all packed in one departure. M/V Plancius will stay several days at specific locations as a comfortable hub for our ...
March 8 - March 19, 2018
Polar Circle - Antarctic Peninsula
The Antarctic Peninsula offers the most dramatic scenery and biggest variety of wildlife in Antarctica. Treasures are huge amount of ice-bergs, glaciers, high mountains and the abundant and tame wildlife. Along the North-west coast we observe large numbers of seabirds and four species of penguins. Beaches and ice-flows have an abundance of seals, in waters around the Peninsula Fin Whales, Humpback Whales, Minke Whales and Killer ...
December 6 - December 16, 2017
Antarctic Peninsula with South Shetlands
Cruise on the m/v Ortelius; explore the Antarctic Peninsula, the South Shetlands, Deception and Half Moon Island. The Peninsula offers the most dramatic scenery and biggest variety of wildlife in Antarctica. Visitors are easily overcome by the huge amount of ice-bergs, glaciers, high mountains, abundant and tame wildlife. On these volcanic islands of the South Shetlands we find Gentoo Penguins, Chinstrap Penguins and Southern ...
January 9 - March 19, 2018
The Antarctic Peninsula offers the most dramatic scenery and biggest variety of wildlife in Antarctica. From King George Island we sail to beautiful Paradise Bay, where we go ashore on the Antarctic mainland. The narrow Lemaire Channel, surrounded by mountains and glaciers, is a popular passage for several species of whales. Tens of thousands of Adelie Penguins nest on Paulet Island; on Danco Island we can observe Chinstrap ...
September 18 - September 25, 2018
Scoresby Sund - Aurora Borealis
Join an adventure voyage on the mv Plancius, cruising from Akureyri / Iceland north through the Denmark Strait. Land on land Danmarksø and Cape Hofmann Halvø; sail through the fjord towards Scoresby Land, enjoy warm autumn colors of the vegetation on shore. En route to Sydkap in Scoresby Land we encounter huge icebergs, some over 100 m high; perhaps view the mystical Aurora borealis. Visit Ittoqqortoormiit, the biggest ...
September 5 - September 18, 2018
Spitsbergen - Northeast Greenland
Northeast Greenland, "The World's Greatest National Park" is one of the world's last remaining wilderness areas. It is the most isolated, sparsely populated and scenically superb part of Greenland. Its treasures include grandiose landscapes, dominated by immense glaciers, stunning icebergs, Arctic wildlife, dramatic fjords, pack ice, and endless tundra. Enjoy zodiac cruises along ragged glacier fronts; observe ...
July 5 - August 11, 2018
Around Spitsbergen explorer cruise on m/v Plancius and Ortelius, around the Arctic Archipelago about 600 miles from the North Pole. Spitsbergen is the largest wilderness area of Europe, with National Parks and Nature Preserves outside four human settlements, an unspoilt oasis of fjords, jagged mountains and huge glacier fronts. Zodiac excursions reward you with views of colonies of nesting birds, mammals, reindeer, arctic fox, ...
May 29 - June 29, 2018
North Spitsbergen - Polar Bear Special
Spitsbergen, land of Polar Bear and Midnight Sun, of fjords, ice and glaciers, offers some of the finest scenery and wildlife in the world. Onboard the m/v Plancius sail to Raudfjord, dominated by spectacular glaciers, reaching down to sea level, showing calving cliffs between rugged, sharp mountains. Witness enormous colonies of seabirds, enjoy the thrilling antics of whales; seals and walruses and encounter the king of the ...
August 20 - August 29, 2018
Around Spitsbergen - Kvitøya
Towards the very top of the Northern Hemisphere lies the Svalbard Archipelago, the most accessible high Arctic area in the world. Large parts of Spitsbergen are national parks and nature preserves outside the few human settlements, a true wilderness area. Svalbard provides a wealth of wildlife, and our explorer cruise will reward you with views of colonies of nesting sea birds, mammals, reindeer, arctic fox, and the King of ...
May 20 - June 8, 2017
Faire Isle - Jan Mayen - Spitsbergen, Whale Safari
Join the Ortelius or Plancius on a 12- or 10-day voyage across the North Sea. Embark in Vlissingen or Aberdeen, sail to the Fair Isle in the Shetlands, a haven for sea-birds. Continue north to Jan Mayen, a Norwegian island, dominated by Mt Beerenberg, a 2300m volcano. Watch for the blow of Minke, Fin or Blue Whale; visit a 17th century Dutch whaling station. Look for Bowhead Whales, Harp Seals, Polar Bears before reaching ...