Expedition is primarily a research trip

Ships for expeditions

Expedition ships stand out of the crowd among the cruise industry vessels. Perhaps, it is because such vessels include special rigging and a number of unique technical features. For example, a cruise ship for the expedition can be a real icebreaker, which makes a trip to the North Pole, or a specially equipped scientific ship.

One way or another, an expedition ship cannot offer a lot of cabins for ordinary tourists. Often on such vessels is available a limited number of seats, the income from which would partially compensate the costs of the expedition.



Riviera will start its first Caribbean cruise in Miami
Riviera, which is the newest ship of the Oceania Cruises company, will depart for the first winter cruise from Miami on November 29, 2012.


More cruises in Northern Europe
It is expected that 2012 will be one of the most successful season in the modern history of the cruise traveling for the Northern Europe region. The European Cruise Council (ECC) has estimated that the number of passengers in the current season will increase by 16% compared with 2011 and reach 1 million 490 thousand people.


Norwegian: free cruises for children
Norwegian Cruise Line, the third-largest cruise company in the world, announced a special offer – “Kids Sail Free”. As part of the offer potential customers will be able to book on favorable terms cabins on the cruise ships for themselves and their children – the third and fourth beds in the cabin for the children under 17 years can be booked for free.