Adventure Cruise Highlights

An Adventure Cruise is for the traveler who wants something extraordinary in a cruise vacation; the amazing destinations to experience are endless. Whether you want to learn about endangered wildlife up close and personal, explore remote and exotic islands, or learn about the diversity of other cultures, there's something for everyone. Adventure cruises can be anywhere from 7 to 15 days, but can be as few as 5 days.

Highlights of an Adventure Cruise are:

Ultimate Adventure Cruises

Adventurous travelers looking for the ultimate adventure cruise can plan an unforgettable Polar Voyage to the Arctic, Antarctic or the North Pole. The High Arctic, the North Pole, The Northwest Passage, Iceland, Greenland, the Canadian Arctic, the Antarctic Peninsula, Falklands, South Georgia, and Snow Hill Island to see the Emporer Penguins are just a few of the destinations on these amazing cruises.

Adventure Cruises for Outdoors Enthusiasts

Whatever your interest happens to be, you can find an adventure cruise that will make your vacation a once in a lifetime experience. Some cruise itineraries include history and culture, hiking and walking tours, wildlife tours and cycling. Learn about ancient history and experience local culture of foreign countires, explore ruins, and learn about the legends of the area. Hiking and walking tours can be for the an experienced climber, to the novice who wants to experience the thrill of walking the Great Wall of China or walk in the footsteps of the ancient Incas of Peru. You can see wolves in their natural habitat in Alaska on a small ship cruise or go on an African Safari to photograph exotic wildlife. If you love cycling and want to put your skill to the test biking through the mountains, or want to cycle leisurely around the French countryside, you can find group or individual tours to suit you.

Archaeological Adventure Cruises

Explore the legendary Greek Islands on a two week cruise as you learn about the mythology and history of some of the most breathtaking islands in the world. Travel through the Aegean and the Saronic Gulf, and visit Athens, Mykonos, Santorini and other historic sites. The Turkish coast offers great opportunities to explore fascinating archaeological sites and museums, and enjoy the beautiful beaches. A special cruise just for women returns travelers to the days of the Egyptian Pharoahs and Cleopatra, on a mysterious cruise down the Nile River where you'll experience what life is like in the Nile Valley. The tour includes Cairo and the Giza Pyramids, Thebes, and the Temple of Abu Simbel.

Adventure Cruises on Tall Ships

Go back in time with a Windjammer Cruise on a replica of an 18th century ship. Enjoy the comfort of sailing on a historic tall ship while your every need is catered to, or help the crew in hoisting the sails. Windjammer cruises are for cruisers who love the small ship experience, and visiting small villages along the coastal regions. Explore the New England coast from Maine to Block Island, and spend every evening in a different harbor. The Chesapeake Bay cruise takes visitors to a different island every day to explore. The Outer Islands of the Bahamas are another Windjammer option. Visit deserted islands, see historic forts and shipwrecks, and explore small fishing villages. For passengers who want a specialty cruise, a Coastal Navigation and Sail Training, Pirates of the Caribbean or Naturalist Cruise is available.

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