Ocean Cruise Trips




boat going through glacier
Aug 5, 2023 to Aug 12, 2023
Price: From $7,560
Duke Leaders: TBD

With 30+ years of exploration in Alaska, we know when and where to go to get you up-close to Alaska’s iconic wildlife.

Seals on the beach with cruise ship in the background
Aug 5, 2023 to Aug 13, 2023
Price: From $8,100
Duke Leaders: TBD

“A little world within itself,” as Darwin described it, where life-altering encounters with animals—curious, or sublimely indifferent to our presence—happen like nowhere else on earth. Each island is uniquely fascinating and magical.

Langjokull ice cave entrance with sunlight breaking through
Jul 11, 2023 to Jul 16, 2023
Price: From $6,780 per person
Duke Leaders: TBD

Discover why Iceland is known as the “land of fire and ice” on a voyage to the remote fjords and volcanic isles along the country's western coast.

Looking over flowers at Niagara falls
Sep 18, 2023 to Sep 25, 2023
Price: From $5,695
Duke Leaders: TBD

Admire magnificent coastal scenery and discover nearly two centuries of North American innovation and maritime history on this one-of-a-kind cruise itinerary from Toronto to Milwaukee featuring all five Great Lakes.

Docked boats along city shore with brightly colored buildings
Aug 1, 2023 to Aug 10, 2023
Price: From $6,695
Duke Leaders: TBD

Discover the legacies forged by centuries of Baltic history with visits to six countries and two notable guest speakers. By special arrangement, hear from Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and former President of Poland Lech Wałęsa.

View of Eilean Donan Castle surrounded by water
May 18, 2023 to May 27, 2023
Price: From $7,895
Duke Leaders: TBD

Discover the legacy of the Celts in France, Wales, Ireland and Scotland on this spectacular educational journey.

View over the water with Mt. Fuji in the background
Apr 18, 2023 to Apr 29, 2023
Price: From $6,995
Duke Leaders: TBD

Experience the timeless splendor of Japan and South Korea on this unique itinerary, featuring a seven-night cruise across the full length of the historic Inland Sea of Japan, plus three nights at a deluxe hotel in Kyoto.

Coastal view with cacti in the foreground and city in the background
Apr 12, 2023 to Apr 20, 2023
Price: From $5,695
Duke Leaders: TBD

Explore the stunning natural beauty of the Canary Islands and treasures of the rose-pink cities of Morocco on this one-of-a-kind journey, featuring scenic coastlines and idyllic ports rarely visited by larger vessels.

View of Mountain with trees and flowers in the foreground
Jan 20, 2023 to Jan 28, 2023
Price: From $5,695
Duke Leaders: TBD

Begin your nine-day expedition with a night in San José, Costa Rica, then cruise for seven nights from the Costa Rican rainforest through the mighty locks of the Panama Canal—an experience unmatched for sheer drama and engineering prowess.

Overlooking water with a city in the background
Jul 21, 2023 to Aug 1, 2023
Price: From $4,995
Duke Leaders: Dr. Kristen Neuschel

This sensational 10-night journey aboard a first class small ship reveals Croatia’s incredible bounty, including a seven-night Adriatic cruise. Spend three nights in vibrant Zagreb, home to Mirogoj Cemetery and the beautiful St. Mark’s church.

White boat on Vietnam river
Oct 29, 2022 to Nov 12, 2022
Price: From $6,695 plus air
Duke Leaders: TBD

Journey through Vietnam and Cambodia, where breathtaking natural beauty, sacred rituals and sublime UNESCO-inscribed temples summon awe and wonder like few places on Earth.

Antarctica view of broke ice across the water with group of onlookers
Jan 6, 2023 to Jan 19, 2023
Price: From $15,380
Duke Leaders: Dr. Nicolas Cassar

Remote. Untrammeled. Spectacular. Antarctica is one of the most exhilarating adventures on Earth. Every facet is thrilling and lovely. Its vastness is both humbling and uplifting, as is the ice in all its myriad forms.

Lindos Acropolis
Oct 12, 2022 to Oct 24, 2022
Price: from $7,890
Duke Leaders: Dr. J. Clare Woods

For ancient civilizations, as in modern times, location is everything. The ancients perhaps knew this better than anyone else. In their temples and palaces, fortified towns and churches, they relied on the natural characteristics of the terrain to enhance and illuminate their creations.

Milford Sound
Mar 10, 2023 to Mar 25, 2023
Price: From $11,690
Duke Leaders: Dr. Keith M. Sullivan

Known for its magnificent seashores and landscapes, imposing fiords, rich wildlife, verdant vineyards on rolling hills, the indigenous Maori culture, and a population renowned for its friendliness, New Zealand is an enchanting place to explore.

colombia-panama
Nov 13, 2021 to Nov 20, 2021
Price: From $5,990
Duke Leaders: TBD

Discover an astonishing trove of natural and cultural treasures as you navigate the Caribbean coast of Panama and Colombia aboard the 100-guest National Geographic Quest.

Oct 6, 2020 to Oct 14, 2020
Price: from $4,795
Duke Leaders: TBD
Cruise with us for seven nights from Rome to Barcelona aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star, small ship Le Bougainville.
Riding Zodiac through glaciers in Alaska
Jun 12, 2022 to Jun 19, 2022
Price: From $7,340
Duke Leaders: Dean Toddi Steelman
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 4, 2022 to Mar 9, 2022
Price: From $3,810
Duke Leaders: Dr. Xavier Basurto
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
Oct 29, 2022 to Nov 11, 2022
Price: From $7,995
Duke Leaders: Dr. Caroline Bruzelius
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.
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.

Parrots in Costa Rica
Jan 24, 2021 to Feb 1, 2021
Price: From $4,995
Duke Leaders: TBD
Join us for this incomparable nine-day journey from the Costa Rican rainforest through the mighty locks of the Panama Canal—an experience unmatched for sheer drama and engineering prowess.
New Zealand ship
Feb 17, 2021 to Mar 1, 2021
Price: From $5,995
Duke Leaders: TBD
Journey with us on this extraordinary, 10-night itinerary which affords the rare opportunity to circumnavigate the South Island of New Zealand and experience inimitable natural wonders that exist nowhere else on the planet.
Ancient Traditions of Japan's Inland Sea
May 16, 2021 to May 27, 2021
Price: From $6,595
Duke Leaders: TBD
Experience the timeless splendor, architectural riches and bountiful landscapes of Japan and South Korea on this unique, custom-designed itinerary.
Celtic Lands
May 21, 2021 to May 30, 2021
Price: From $6,995
Duke Leaders: TBD
Commemorate the historic D-Day landings during this eight-night Celtic Lands journey. By exclusive arrangement, visit the hallowed Utah and Omaha Beaches in Normandy, France, with Dwight David Eisenhower II, grandson of General and President Dwight D.
Nov 27, 2021 to Dec 10, 2021
Price: From $12,995
Duke Leaders: Dr. 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.

Jul 1, 2022 to Jul 10, 2022
Price: From $7,710
Duke Leaders: Dr. Andy Read

See the Galápagos as Darwin did—aboard an expedition ship equipped to give you the most engaging experience possible. Voyage from island to island and make fresh discoveries daily on our 10-day expedition. Hike, kayak, and Zodiac cruise to and around intriguing islands.

Oct 19, 2022 to Nov 3, 2022
Price: From $7,195
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.  Discover vibrant

Jun 8, 2022 to Jun 16, 2022
Price: From $3,595
Duke Leaders: Dr. Valeria Finucci

Italy’s Amalfi Coast has been luring travelers, artists and romantics for centuries. Treat yourself to the region’s scenic splendor during a seven-night adventure based in cliff-side Sorrento, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.

Jul 24, 2022 to Aug 1, 2022
Price: from $6,995
Duke Leaders: Dr. Emily Klein
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.