Nov 7, 2025 to Nov 16, 2025

Antarctica Direct: Sail and Fly the Drake Passage

Price: From: $ 11,655
Duke Leaders: Dr. Toddi Steelman

Venturing to Antarctica is an expedition like no other–a chance to explore wonderlands of sculpted snow and ice where whales swim, penguins flock and albatross soar. It’s the true journey of a lifetime. On this new itinerary, we’ll cruise the Drake Passage one way, and then bypass the Drake on the way back on a 2-hour flight from Antarctica and discover all the highlights without sacrificing the extra time. Travel with our diverse team of experts aboard the National Geographic Explorer, the definitive expedition ship. Venture into channels and coves framed by towering peaks.

Aug 3, 2022 to Aug 9, 2022

Belugas & Bears: Sentinels of the New Arctic

Price: $6,795 in double accommodations
Duke Leaders: Dr. Toddi Steelman , Dr. David Johnston PHD '04

Head north and discover the beauty and wildness of Churchill, Manitoba in the height of the boreal summer. This small town on the banks of the Hudson Bay is known for polar bears roaming along its shoreline before they return to the pack ice in winter. In summer, polar bears share the area with more than 60,000 beluga whales that come to feed, mate, and give birth in the shallow waters of the estuary - as well as a wide variety of other wildlife. These iconic species are contending with a rapidly changing Arctic ecosystem. These changes present polar bears, belugas

Jun 12, 2022 to Jun 19, 2022

Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness

Price: From $7,340
Duke Leaders: Dr. 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:
  • Venture into a land of mist shrouded fjords, tidewater glaciers and islands teeming with wildlife
  • Hike through lush forests to cascading waterfalls, and ride Zodiacs into secluded inlets to look for brown bears
  • See the Alaska undersea through live video