For those with a thirst for adventure and a passion for exploration, our expedition ships are the ultimate choice. These extraordinary vessels take intrepid travelers off the beaten paths, opening doors to reveal natural spaces and hidden wonders.

Designed with the daring explorer in mind, expedition cruise ships are equipped to navigate waterways that lead to stunning landscapes and unspoiled beauty.

On many of our cruises and ship types, adventure is at the core of the experience. For example, some trips include expert naturalists and local guides who get you up close and personal with the world’s wilds.


But it’s not just about wildlife encounters; it’s about immersing yourself in the landscapes, cultures, and history that define these regions.

Many expedition cruises provide onboard lecture programs designed to enrich your understanding of the places you visit, providing insights into the geology, ecology, and anthropology that shape these unique environments.

As you listen to these experts share their knowledge, you’ll deepen your connection to the destinations and gain a greater appreciation for their significance.


Expedition cruises allow you to be more than a spectator; they encourage you to become an active participant in the journey. Some trips provide off-board activities, including kayaking, snorkeling, and hiking. You’ll often have the opportunity to engage with the environment in exciting and immersive ways.

From the breathtaking Alaskan fjords and glaciers to the sun-soaked coasts of Mexico, each expedition cruise offers a distinctive experience that is both thrilling and enriching.

These voyages are not only about discovery; they’re about forging lasting memories, cultivating a deeper understanding of the world, and connecting with fellow adventurers who share your spirit of exploration.

If you’re ready to go beyond the ordinary and seek out the extraordinary, our expedition cruise ships are your passport to untamed landscapes and unparalleled experiences.

Get ready to embrace the unknown, journey where you’ve never gone before, and create new stories for yourself. Your expeditionary adventure starts here — with USA River Cruises.

National Geographic Resolution
Wilderness Legacy
World Navigator
Viking Octantis
Safari Endeavor cruising in Alaska
Safari Endeavour
Scenic Eclipse
Wilderness Explorer
Wilderness Explorer
Safari Quest small cruise ship
Safari Quest