Is a Luxury Expedition Cruise Right for You? An Expert Explains

Posted on 06/22/2023
Luxury expedition cruising is one of the fastest-growing trends in cruising - but who really sails on these voyages? And more importantly, are they right for you? Maybe it's time to dispel some myths about expedition cruising - one of the fastest-growing cruise styles today, with new ships launching every year. 
 
I sat down with Seabourn's Jen Martin, who leads the team creating the ultra-luxury cruise line's expedition cruise experiences. They understand who's taking expedition cruises and what appeals. 

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Lynn and Jen discuss who is the perfect luxury expedition cruise traveler. We clear up any misunderstandings about who is taking luxury expedition cruises: their age, abilities, and interests – and it might help you figure out whether YOU belong on a small-ship, luxury expedition cruise. 
 
WHO is expedition cruising? That’s one of the most common questions cruise travelers and non-cruise travelers ask about this growing cruise travel trend. So Jen and I discuss: 
 
  • Are expedition cruises only for young travelers? Or maybe only for older cruisers? 
  • Do you have to be super-fit?
  • How about solo travelers?
  • Who are the guests who get the most from a luxury expedition cruise? 
  • Are they best for people who are ok ‘roughing it’ a bit? 
  • How about dedicated luxury cruise travelers? 
  • Can I take an expedition cruise if I worry about seasickness on a small ship? 
  • What about the cruising experience? Are they best for seasoned cruise travelers? 
  • How about people who have never taken a cruise at all? Are expedition cruises a good way to ‘dip your toe in the water,’ so to speak?
 
We answer all your questions about whether a luxury expedition cruise is right for you – or maybe if it’s right for some people who you’d like to convince to take a cruise with you! 
 
If you’ve been wondering if you’d feel at home among the 250 guests on a Seabourn expedition cruise anywhere in the world, this video may help you decide if you’re a match for luxury expedition cruising. 

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Video and text: Lynn Elmhirst, cruise/ travel journalist and expert
 
Top image courtesy of Seabourn
 

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