Ocean Cruise Trips




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 $6,990
Duke Leaders: TBD

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.

Ring of Brodgar
May 4, 2022 to May 16, 2022
Price: from $8,990
Duke Leaders: TBD

From the green land of Scotland to Iceland, the island of fire and ice, this voyage aboard the new superb expedition cruises ship Vega, which accommodates only 152 guests, combines Scotland’s lush isles of the Orkneys and Shetlands, and the remote Faroe archipelago, which is part of Denmark, with

Milford Sound
Mar 10, 2022 to Mar 25, 2022
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.

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, 2021 to Nov 11, 2021
Price: From $7,995
Duke Leaders: Caroline Bruzelius
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.

Jul 1, 2022 to Jul 10, 2022
Price: From $7,710

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.

Feb 24, 2022 to Mar 11, 2022
Price: From $7,795
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

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: Dr. Bruce Jentleson P'15

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.

Jun 8, 2022 to Jun 16, 2022
Price: From $3,595
Duke Leaders: TBD

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:
Duke Leaders: TBD
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.
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: Dr. Bruce Jentleson P'15

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.

May 11, 2022 to May 22, 2022
Price: From $5,395
Duke Leaders: Dr. Bruce Jentleson P'15

Join this unique itinerary, which captures the historical legacies and dynamic cultures of coastal Portugal, Spain, France and England and commemorates the historic D-Day landings.

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.