Grand Expedition Cruises

Embark on the ultimate global adventure and follow in the wake of the great explorers on one of our Grand Expedition Cruises.

Be a modern-day explorer on a Grand Expedition Cruise

Ignite your sense of adventure as you set sail on a truly phenomenal globe-spanning Grand Expedition Cruise like no other.

Whether you’ve always dreamed of exploring the pristine fjords of Greenland, setting foot in the lost Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, or sailing through the tropical Panama Canal, you’ll be guided by your sense of adventure and appetite for discovery as you witness jaw-dropping scenery, cities buzzing with culture and some of the planet’s most amazing wildlife.

Inspired by the Arctic and Antarctic explorers of yesteryear, our Pole-to-Pole Grand Expedition Cruises last several months at a time, while others focus on a particular region. Following a flexible itinerary, you’ll enjoy a truly unique experience in sustainable style aboard our comfortable and fully equipped expeditions ships. Exclusively developed by explorers like us for explorers like you, we’ve crafted a selection of planet-spanning journeys representing the zenith of 21st-century expedition cruising.

Cuverville-Island-Antarctica-HGR-137536- Photo Karsten Bidstrup

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Ships to Grand Expedition Cruises

Explore our ships that regularly sail to Grand Expedition Cruises


MS Fram

MS Fram was purpose-built as an expedition vessel with a superior ice class, chart drawing tools, a ship depth-sounding database, extractable forward sounding sonar, iceberg search lights, an autonomous tracking system, an oversized oil retention system for self-sufficiency, and a full ‘expedition tools deck’ equivalent to a car-deck that holds 25 vehicles. We believe that as an explorer, you need an ‘expedition base camp’ that is comfortable. It should combine ‘all oceans capabilities’ with safety, flexibility, and environmental friendliness. That’s MS Fram. She’s simply the best expedition ship imaginable.


MS Fridtjof Nansen

The newest addition to our fleet will honor the heritage of her namesake – the Norwegian explorer, scientist, humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Fridtjof Nansen. Known for his innovations in Arctic expeditions, Nansen led the first crossing of Greenland on cross-country skis. He is perhaps most famous for his attempt to reach the geographical North Pole during the Fram Expedition (1893-1896). Interestingly, after Nansen's Fram expedition, the ship was passed on to another great explorer who secretly planned an expedition to the South Pole - Roald Amundsen.

Amundsen Antarctica Sunset

MS Roald Amundsen

Named after the first man to cross Antarctica and to reach the South Pole, MS Roald Amundsen leads the way towards an even more sustainable way of travelling. The ship is specially constructed for voyages in polar waters. It serves as a comfortable base camp at sea – bringing adventurers from all over the world to the most spectacular destinations in the most sustainable way.