Ocean Cruise Trips




Riding Zodiac through glaciers in Alaska
Jul 25, 2021 to Aug 1, 2021
Price: $8,450
Duke Leaders: TBD
Unique, immersive style of travel
Exploring Southeast Alaska on our expeditions is an unrivaled experience, and your guarantee of an in-depth encounter with all its wonders. Our expedition ships are fully equipped with tools for exploration that will enable you to:
Zodiac and bird watching at sunset
Mar 5, 2021 to Mar 12, 2021
Price: From $3,740
Duke Leaders: TBD
Spend several extraordinary days in the company of majestic gray whales in Mexico’s Bahía Magdalena, one of the best places in the world to witness interactions between gray whale mothers and their curious calves.
Camels
Nov 2, 2021 to Nov 15, 2021
Price: From $7,995
Duke Leaders: Caroline Bruzelius
Join us on this custom-designed, 14-day journey to the very cradle of civilization. Visit three continents, navigate the legendary waterways of the Red Sea, Mediterranean Sea and Aegean Sea, transit the Suez Canal and experience eight magnificent UNESCO World Heritage sites.
St. Petersburg Church
Jul 24, 2021 to Aug 2, 2021
Price: From $6,995
Duke Leaders: TBD
Join us for the opportunity to experience the lands and legacies forged by centuries of Baltic history. By special arrangement, hear from Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and former President of Poland Lech Wałęsa and the interpreter and advisor to Mikhail Gorbachev, Pavel Palazhchenko.
Yogyakarta Java Indonesia
Sep 22, 2021 to Oct 7, 2021
Price: From $6,995
Duke Leaders: TBD

Experience the spectacular landscapes, exotic biodiversity and vast cultural treasures of Indonesia and Singapore on this comprehensive, 16-day journey.

Ancient Greece
Oct 8, 2021 to Oct 16, 2021
Price: From $4,995
Duke Leaders: TBD

Journey to the cradle of Western civilization and the classical world on our comprehensive nine-day Aegean Odyssey. Explore the exquisitely preserved treasures and mythical landscapes of ancient Greece, uncovering layers of architectural history.

Nov 27, 2021 to Dec 10, 2021
Price: From $12,995
Duke Leaders: Andy Read

Experience one of Earth’s most wondrous cosmic events in pristine Antarctica. Join us aboard the exclusively chartered L’Austral and be among the privileged few to witness the total solar eclipse from the Weddell Sea on December 4, 2021.

May 30, 2021 to Jun 6, 2021
Price:
Duke Leaders: Dr. Kristen Neuschel
Join us for a unique, comprehensive, seven-night journey to Norway’s majestic fjords and Scotland’s rarely visited Orkney and Shetland Islands, remote destinations forever linked by their Viking heritage.
Jul 24, 2020 to Aug 2, 2020
Price: from $7,190
Duke Leaders: Andy Read

Explore the beauty of the legendary Galápagos Islands on this 10-day expedition aboard a classic, 96-guest expedition ship, uniquely equipped for actively experiencing the islands' wildlife and wonders.

Oct 19, 2020 to Nov 3, 2020
Price: From $6,995
Duke Leaders: Deborah Jakubs

Relish face-to-face encounters with two of the world’s last great frontiers – Southern Patagonia’s majestic fjords and glaciers, and Torres del Paine’s stunning scenery – on a remarkable 16-day small group journey showcasing South America’s diversity.

Jan 24, 2020 to Jan 31, 2020
Price: from $8,999 (air additional)
Duke Leaders: Reeve Huston

Delve into the history and culture of the Caribbean during a cruise aboard the legendary Sea Cloud. From Barbados, sail to Nevis, the birthplace of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, to visit his childhood home. Call at St. Kitts and St.

Sep 26, 2019 to Oct 4, 2019
Price: from approximately $4,395 per person
Duke Leaders: J. Clare Woods

Discover the intriguing mélange of cultures that flourished in the wake of ancient empires on this exclusively chartered cruise to the resplendent shores of Italy, Sicily and Malta.

Sep 12, 2019 to Sep 20, 2019
Price: from approximately $4,795 per person
Duke Leaders:

Join us for this unparalleled and comprehensive nine-day Aegean odyssey to the very cradle of Western civilization and the classical world.

Jul 13, 2019 to Jul 20, 2019
Price: from approximately $4,295 per person

Join this one-of-a-kind, seven-night, exploration-style cruise through the Inside Passage from Vancouver to Juneau during the long days of summer.

Jun 23, 2019 to Jul 2, 2019
Price: from approximately $6,495 per person
Duke Leaders: Bruce Jentleson

Experience the cultural rebirth of the Baltic states, the magnificent imperial riches of St. Petersburg and the luminous “White Nights of Summer” on this remarkable six-country, eight-night Baltic Sea cruise.

Aug 2, 2019 to Aug 11, 2019
Price: from $7,190
Duke Leaders: Steve Nowicki

Explore the beauty of the legendary Galápagos Islands on this 10-day expedition aboard a classic, 96-guest expedition ship, uniquely equipped for actively experiencing the islands' wildlife and wonders.

Jun 2, 2019 to Jun 12, 2019
Price: from $10,220
Duke Leaders: Susan Lozier P'17

Go deep into the experience of Arctic wildlife in its

Mar 10, 2019 to Mar 18, 2019
Price: from $5,760
Duke Leaders: TBD

Belize-only dates: March 5-10, 2019

Jun 4, 2019 to Jun 14, 2019
Price: $6,895 plus international air
Duke Leaders: Kristen Neuschel

Featuring Guest Speakers
  Dwight David Eisenhower II, accompanying you to the Normandy Beaches, and
  Allen Packwood, Director of Churchill Archives Centre at Cambridge

May 19, 2019 to May 27, 2019
Price: From $5,995 per person
Duke Leaders: Dr. Sarah Beckwith

Join us for a unique, comprehensive, seven-night journey to Scotland’s rarely visited Orkney and Shetland Islands and Norway’s majestic fjords, remote destinations forever linked by their Viking heritage.

Mar 5, 2019 to Mar 12, 2019
Price: From $4,795 per person
Duke Leaders: TBD

Elude the depths of winter and experience seafaring in its most timeless form on this custom-designed, seven-nigh

Mar 7, 2020 to Mar 12, 2020
Price: $3,740

Spend several extraordinary days in the company of majestic gray whales in Mexico’s Bahía Magdalena, one of the best places in the world to witness interactions between gray whale mothers and their curious calves.

Sep 20, 2018 to Sep 28, 2018
Price: from approximately $5,195 per person
Duke Leaders: N. Gregson Davis

Discover the intriguing mélange of cultures that flourished in the wake of ancient empires on this exclusively chartered cruise to the resplendent shores of Italy, Sicily and Malta.

Oct 11, 2018 to Oct 22, 2018
Price: from $7,999
Duke Leaders: TBD

Sail aboard the elegant sailing yacht Sea Cloud II to ancient towns and important archaeological sites on both sides of the exquisite Adriatic coast.

Jul 17, 2021 to Jul 25, 2021
Price: From $6,795 with Round-Trip Air Included from Select Cities†
Discover the ethereal “Land of Fire and Ice”—one of the world’s most enchanting and distinctive destinations—on this specially designed seven-night circumnavigation cruise of this stunning Nordic island nation.
Aug 2, 2020 to Aug 9, 2020
Price: Book now for special savings, including free air and 50% off travelers <= age 22.
Duke Leaders: Dr. Emily Klein

Unique, immersive style of travel

Exploring Southeast Alaska on our expeditions is an unrivaled experience, and your guarantee of an in-depth encounter with all its wonders. Our expedition ships are fully equipped with tools for exploration that will enable you to:

Jun 14, 2018 to Jun 23, 2018
Price: from approximately $7,995 per person
Duke Leaders: Dr. Paulina Duda

Experience the cultural rebirth of the Baltic states, the magnificent imperial riches of St. Petersburg and the luminous “White Nights of Summer” on this remarkable six-country, eight-night Baltic Sea cruise.

May 10, 2018 to May 18, 2018
Price: from approximately $4,995 per person
Duke Leaders: Bruce Jentleson

Join us for a unique, comprehensive, seven-night journey to Scotland’s rarely visited Orkney and Shetland Islands and Norway’s majestic fjords, remote destinations forever linked by their Viking heritage.

Aug 17, 2018 to Aug 26, 2018
Price: from $8,100
Duke Leaders: Chantal Reid, James S. Clark

Explore the beauty of the legendary Galápagos islands on this 10-day expedition aboard a classic, 96-guest expedition ship, uniquely equipped for actively experiencing the island’s wildlife and wonders.

Feb 5, 2020 to Feb 13, 2020
Price: from $4,995 plus air

Journey from the Costa Rican rainforest through the mighty locks of the Panama Canal.

Feb 15, 2018 to Feb 24, 2018
Price: from approximately $6,995 per person
Duke Leaders: Michael A. Gillespie

Experience this distinctively designed people-to-people itinerary featuring three nights in the spirited, soulful capital city of Havana followed by a six-night cruise along the island’s southern coast to Santiago de Cuba—an extraordinary opportunity to traverse the entire breadth of Cuba.

Feb 6, 2018 to Feb 16, 2018
Price: from approximately $6,795 per person
Duke Leaders: TBD

Join us for a uniquely designed nine-night program in the tropical paradise of French Polynesia’s Society Islands. Sail for seven nights aboard the Five-Star m.s.y. Wind Spirit, a small sailing ship carrying only 148 guests and rated the #1 Tahiti cruise by Condé Nast Traveler.

Jun 5, 2017 to Jun 15, 2017
Price: from $10,220
Duke Leaders: Lucas Hubbard '14

Travel to the Arctic with us for a genuinely exploratory experience. Thanks to National Geographic Explorer’s tools and expert staff, you can actively engage. Savor the thrill of crunching through the pack ice. Kayak for eye-level encounters. Zodiac where few have gone before.

Jun 4, 2017 to Jun 11, 2017
Price: from $6,490
Duke Leaders: Sterly Wilder '83

See the iconic wildlife—whales, bears and eagles—amid secluded coves and towering forests. Explore massive glaciers, kayak scenic coastlines, plus see the hidden wonders we’ve discovered in our 30+ years leading Alaska expeditions.

Jun 16, 2017 to Jun 25, 2017
Price: from $6,960
Duke Leaders: TBD

Explore the beauty of the legendary Galápagos islands on this 10-day expedition aboard a classic, 96-guest expedition ship, uniquely equipped for actively experiencing the island’s wildlife and wonders.

Jan 28, 2020 to Feb 10, 2020
Price: $10,890 plus international air

Travel to the White Continent. Join Duke Faculty and friends on this spectacular 14-day journey featuring a nine-night exclusively chartered cruise to Antarctica, Earth’s last frontier.

Sep 15, 2019 to Sep 23, 2019
Price: from approximately $4,395 per person

Cruise from picture-perfect Venice along the stunning Dalmatian coast and through the Corinth Canal to Athens. Enjoy a custom-designed, seven-night itinerary aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star, small ship Le Lyrial, featuring balconies in most of its ocean-view suites and staterooms.

Oct 18, 2017 to Oct 28, 2017
Price: from $6,995 per person including air from Los Angeles*
Duke Leaders:

This exclusive nine-night cruise from the spectacular harbor of Hong Kong, “Crossroads of the East,” to vibrant Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) aboard the Five-Star, small ship m.s. L’Austral showcases the Orient’s most intriguing destinations, the fascinating treasures of Vietnam—from the serene

May 8, 2018 to May 18, 2018
Price: From $7,595
Duke Leaders: TBD

Experience the timeless splendor of Japan and South Korea on this unique, custom-designed itinerary, featuring two nights in Kyoto and a seven-night cruise across the full length of the serene Inland Sea of Japan from Himeji to historic ports of Japan and Ulsan, South Korea.