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Expedition Cruising

Access some of the world’s most remote and pristine places on an APT small ship expedition. Dock in the centre of town or jump on a Zodiac and head for otherwise inaccessible locations.

Expedition Cruising Overview


  • Venture to remote destinations normally inaccessible to larger vessels
  • Climb aboard a fleet of Zodiacs to allow you to explore further
  • A friendly, experienced expedition team to make your trip memorable
  • Flexible itineraries tailored each day to maximise your experience

Expedition Cruise Destinations

From the glaciers and volcanoes of Iceland to the sun-soaked shores of Greece and Turkey, APT’s small ships have Europe covered.

Our nimble craft can take you deep into the majesty of Norway’s fjords, or have you disembarking in the heart of a vibrant Mediterranean fishing village. The great and historic seas of Europe are yours to explore – the Baltic, the Adriatic, the Aegean, the North, the Irish, and of course, the Mediterranean.

Best of all, your ship will nudge into tiny coves and inlets, drop by remote islands and hug spectacular coastlines, demonstrating all the flexibility that makes this such a special way to travel.

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The vastness and emptiness of Australia is never better illustrated than on a cruise along the coastline of the Kimberley, Australia’s final frontier.

APT knows the region better than any other travel operator, and our small ships give you unique access to a coast and offshore islands full of indigenous and European history, wildlife and other-worldly scenery. The Kimberley’s signature red rocks contrast dramatically with the turquoise of the ocean. This is an unforgettable place of tidal phenomena such as the mind-bending Horizontal Falls and Montgomery Reef, of ancient rock art, of waterfalls and ice-white beaches, and you can see it all with an expert expedition team to look after you.

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Whether it’s island-hopping through the Indian Ocean from Mauritius to the Seychelles via Madagascar, or cruising the coast and islands of Papua New Guinea, APT’s small ships bring an exotic world to life.

Japan and South Korea also feature, with stops in secluded coastal villages and rarely visited offshore islands that bring you a slightly wilder version of Japan that few travellers touch on.

The Indian Ocean is all about the wildlife, with these remote islands home to jungles alive with parrots, chameleons, lemurs, frogs and giant tortoises, and the seas filled with astonishing snorkelling opportunities.

PNG also offers the exotic, with thrilling visits to local villages, wildlife and World War II history all meeting in one colourful package.

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The frozen continent beckons from the bottom of the world, where the wilderness of Patagonia gives way to Cape Horn, the Drake Passage and the mysterious Antarctica.

Days are spent enjoying Zodiac cruises to penguin rookeries and seal colonies or through a labyrinth of icebergs, with the ever-present promise of encountering whales as you explore. Dramatic landscapes abound everywhere, with massive glaciers calving into the waters and mountains soaring above your small ship as you pass through spectacular narrow channels.

There is no place on earth like Antarctica, and no better way to discover it than on an expedition cruise in total comfort.

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