|Ships Cruising: 2 Newest Cruceros Australis Ship: Stella Australis|
Cruceros Australis has been carrying passengers along the Chilean and Argentinean coasts for more than 20 years. The fleet consists of two small, purpose-built ships that visit some of the world's most beautiful areas between Ushuaia and Punta Arenas.
|Ships Cruising: 4 Newest Ecoventura SA/Galapagos Network Ship: Galapagos Sky|
Ecoventura operates three yachts of Ecuadorian registry, all cruising to the Galapagos Islands. Ecoventura was the first Galapagos operation to become completely carbon-neutral, offsetting their emissions through various projects with Native-Energy Travel Offsets.
|Ships Cruising: 1 Newest G Adventures Ship: Expedition|
A Toronto-based company founded in 1990, G Adventures primarily operates expedition-style land tours (close to 1,000), but also offers a limited number of cruises aboard their only ship, the M/S Expedition. Itineraries can range widely, but the majority of cruises are to the Arctic or Antarctic.
|Ships Cruising: 1 Newest GreenTracks, Inc Ship: Arapaima|
Catering to ecotourists and those with a taste for adventure, Greentracks Inc. offers Peruvian river cruises that focus on wildlife viewing and cultural education. A naturalist or zoologist accompany all Greentracks cruises to ensure a safe and educational experience.
|Ships Cruising: 1 Newest International Expeditions Ship: La Estrella Amazonica|
International Expeditions offers top-end small-group nature travel and ecotours down the Amazon River. Guests enjoy unrivaled access to the Peruvian rainforest’s most pristine areas and the company of the river’s most knowledgeable guides.
|Ships Cruising: 3 Newest Kleintours of Ecuador Ship: Galapagos Legend|
Kleintours, with 27 years of experience, offers 3, 4 and 7 day cruises of the Galapagos Islands on its three vessels, the 100 passenger Galapagos Legend, the 36 passenger Coral, and the 20 passenger Coral II.
|Ships Cruising: 6 Newest Lindblad Expeditions Ship: Natl Geographic Orion|
Lindblad Expeditions is a family-owned operation that pioneered expedition-style cruising in the 1960s. Their fleet of small but well-appointed ships offer some of the best enrichment programs at sea and the line has partnered with National Geographic to provide passengers with an even wider choice of experts and lecturers.
|Ships Cruising: 3 Newest Metropolitan Touring Ship: La Pinta|
Metropolitan Touring started back in 1953, offering land-based tours of Ecuador. The company pioneered travel to the Galapagos Islands in the 1960s. Today, they have a trio of expedition cruise vessels: the MV Santa Cruz and yachts Isabela II and La Pinta. All of their Galapagos cruises are accompanied by naturalist guides who give educational tal...
|Ships Cruising: 5 Newest Quark Expeditions Ship: 50 Years of Victory|
Quark Expeditions operates a fleet ranging from research vessels to ice-breakers and expedition-style passenger ships. The line offers a wide variety of Arctic and Antarctic itineraries with comfortable accommodations and educational enrichment programs.
|Ships Cruising: 1 Newest Swan Hellenic Cruises Ship: Minerva|
Swan Hellenic Cruises is in a class by itself. The British expedition line operates a single ship, the 350-passenger Minerva, with a high-end British country-hotel atmosphere, superb lecture programs and top-notch service. The closest equivalent would be American-based Lindblad Expeditions, although they operate much smaller ships.
|Ships Cruising: 2 Newest Voyages of Discovery Ship: Voyager|
Voyages of Discovery is a British-owned line operating a single ship, the 650-passenger Discovery. The Discovery is slightly larger than most expedition ships, so travelers with moderate incomes can partake in Antarctic itineraries and other expedition-cruises that usually have much higher rates.
|Ships Cruising: 1 Newest Zegrahm Expeditions Ship: Clipper Odyssey|
Zegrahm Expeditions operates a fluctuating fleet of chartered and sub-chartered vessels ranging in size from less than 100 passengers to 180. Itineraries vary in length and focus from expedition-style to cultural and destination-oriented. Passengers are generally older travelers seeking the group bonding of small ship and the excitement of seeing n...