National Geographic Expeditions is offering a variety of expedition cruises in 2025, taking travelers to every continent and some of the most remote and pristine destinations in the world.
With more than 90 distinct itineraries, these cruises cater to a wide range of preferences. Led by a team of experts, including National Geographic representatives, naturalists, and local guides, these immersive journeys offer in-depth insights into each destination.
A sampling of the destinations include:
Nature and wildlife greet travelers on this exciting tour! Imagine swimming and snorkeling among beautiful and colorful marine life, and on land taking walks to view turtles, penguins, giant tortoises, flamingos and marine iguanas. Hop in a glass-bottom boat or a Zodiac to discover even more about this archipelago of volcanic islands. These are your “classrooms” during this expedition.
MORE INFO: Galapagos Voyage
Prepare to be awed by Antarctica’s stunning beauty. As the captain guides the ship through the icy blue waters of the South Pole, marvelous landscapes, whales, sea lions, birds and other wildlife – and the stillness and tranquility – is something to behold. Zodiac boats take guests from the ship to the shore for hiking, or for just admiring penguins up close. Naturalists lead the off-ship activities as well as present lectures throughout the journey to share their vast knowledge of this polar region. Bonus: No two days are alike in Antarctica.
MORE INFO: Journey to Antarctica
Now, let’s get a glimpse of the North Pole. This journey begins in Oslo, Norway with a stop at the Fram Museum and then sailing past the southern fjords en route to Longyearbyen and Svalbard. When in the archipelago, nature leads the way and polar bears rule the region. A National Geographic Photographer and a team of naturalists guide this tour, so whether using a camera or a camera phone, be prepared to capture this fascinating geologic region.
MORE INFO: Land of the Polar Bears
Just viewing the map displaying this itinerary’s route is breathtaking. The sights and sounds on this trip speak for themselves … and so do the whales that you’ll hear with the ship’s hydrophone! Activities also include sailing past icebergs, calving glaciers and hidden coves, searching for humpback whales, seals, porpoises and more, touring with naturalists along a quiet forest trail, and cruising among the Inian Islands and hiking nearby islands. There is also a visit to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve to see its mountain goats, brown bears, sea lions and puffins. Travelers are accompanied by a diverse team of experts who share their knowledge and insights into the wildlife, landscape and local culture.
MORE INFO: Alaska’s Inside Passage
California gray whales cruise this coastline a couple of short months of the year, and with National Geographic Expeditions, guests experience a front-row seat to these majestic, long-distance travelers and their calves. The gray whales migrate to the warmer waters from Alaska in one of the longest known migrations of mammals – and one of nature’s greatest spectacles. Naturalists and local guides lead off-ship activities along Isla Magdalena, plus there are opportunities to snorkel and swim among curious sea lions and to explore uninhabited islands.
MORE INFO: Baja California: Among the Great Whales
Learn about Polynesian culture, visit Bora Bora and snorkel the reefs of Fakarava Atoll. This itinerary is packed with adventure and activities in the French Polynesia region! Crystalline lagoons, white beaches, coconut groves, a pineapple plantation, exploring the lagoon or a small village … living the island life on this 12-day expedition is a tropical dream.
See it for Yourself
National Geographic Expeditions can be enjoyed from categories Signature Land, Expedition Cruises, River Cruises, and more.
To book your trip, visit NatGeoExpeditions.com, call 888-732-2379 or 312-940-7403, or contact your travel agent.