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Twelve Months of Travel Inspiration for 2018

Posted by Andrew Castles on January 01, 2018

Now that the New Year's Eve fireworks are over for another year, it's time to decide which great adventures await you in 2018. To whet your appetite, we've put together 12 Months of Travel Inspiration, a calendar full of some of the very best expedition cruises departing each month during 2018. There's classics like Antarctica, Alaska and the Kimberley Coast on offer, along with brand new expeditions to emerging destinations including West Africa and Papua New Guinea.



New Zealand's Sub Antarctic Islands

7 Nights aboard Spirit of Enderby

From USD $5,000 per person

From Invercargill, tour the Auckland Islands, Snares and Campbell Island. Stunning Flora & Fauna.


Sub-antarctic islands with heritage expeditions



Scouting PNG's Sepik River

7 Nights aboard Coral Expeditions I

From AUD $4,990 per person

Cruise Papua New Guinea's mighty Sepik River, discovering millennia old tribal cultures and fine artisans.


Papua New Guinea PNG with Coral Expeditions Cruise



Marine Mammals of Antarctica

10 Nights aboard Akademik Vavilov

From USD $10,295 per person

Join experts in cetaceans (whales) cruising to Antarctica to see Orkas & Minke and a host of marine life.


Akademik Ioffe Vavilov whale cruise One Ocean



Rivers of West Africa

7 Nights aboard Harmony G

From EUR €1,800 per person

A fascinating expedition on the West Africa Coast from Dakar, Senegal up the Gambia River, deep inside the heart of the African continent.




Peruvian Amazon Adventure

7 Nights aboard Aria Amazon

From USD $8,925 per person

Cruise in style deep into the heart of the Amazon in Peru's Pacaya Samiria National Reserve.


Amazon River Cruise Aria



The Polar Bear Special

7 Nights aboard Plancius

From USD $5,440 per person

Cruise the pack-ice of North Spitsbergen for the best opportunities to spot polar bears.


Polar bears aboard Plancius Spitsbergen Arctic



Southern Kimberley Quest

7 Nights aboard Kimberley Quest II

From AUD $10,933 per person

This eight day expedition on Western Australia's Kimberley coast offers a comprehensive experience between Broome and Mitchell Falls.


Kimberley Quest Western Australia cruise



Iceland Fire & Ice

7 Nights aboard Panorama

From AUD $3,782 per person

A fascinating country with amazing landscapes, towering waterfalls and the legends of the Vikings & Norse.




Treasures of the Inside Passage

12 Nights aboard Nat Geo Quest

From AUD $12,490 per person

Discover the breathtaking fjords and towering glaciers of Southeast Alaska and Glacier Bay National Park


National Geographic Quest Alaska



Abrolhos Islands Discovery

4 Nights aboard Eco Abrolhos

From AUD $2,058 per person

Western Australia's Abrolhos Islands offer spectacular scenery and amazing natural experiences.


Eco Abrolhos Islands cruise



Remote Fiji - Lau & Kadavu

11 Nights aboard Reef Endeavour

From AUD $4,500 per person

Discover Fiji "off the beaten track" in the Lau & Kadavu Islands. Cultures, scenery, snorkelling & more...


Reef Endeavour Fiji Cruise Captain Cook



Christmas in Antarctica

10 Nights aboard Akademik Ioffe

From USD $11,195 per person

Antarctica will likely be the most remarkable White Christmas you ever experience.


Xmas Antarctica One Ocean Expeditions Akademik cruise


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