Luxury expedition cruising is one of the fastest-growing trends in cruising - but who really sails on these voyages? And more importantly, are they right for you? Maybe it's time to dispel some myths about expedition cruising - one of the fastest-growing cruise styles today, with new ships launching every year.
I sat down with Seabourn's Jen Martin, who leads the team creating the ultra-luxury cruise line's expedition cruise experiences. They understand who's taking expedition cruises and what appeals.
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Lynn and Jen discuss who is the perfect luxury expedition cruise traveler. We clear up any misunderstandings about who is taking luxury expedition cruises: their age, abilities, and interests – and it might help you figure out whether YOU belong on a small-ship, luxury expedition cruise.
WHO is expedition cruising? That’s one of the most common questions cruise travelers and non-cruise travelers ask about this growing cruise travel trend. So Jen and I discuss:
- Are expedition cruises only for young travelers? Or maybe only for older cruisers?
- Do you have to be super-fit?
- How about solo travelers?
- Who are the guests who get the most from a luxury expedition cruise?
- Are they best for people who are ok ‘roughing it’ a bit?
- How about dedicated luxury cruise travelers?
- Can I take an expedition cruise if I worry about seasickness on a small ship?
- What about the cruising experience? Are they best for seasoned cruise travelers?
- How about people who have never taken a cruise at all? Are expedition cruises a good way to ‘dip your toe in the water,’ so to speak?
We answer all your questions about whether a luxury expedition cruise is right for you – or maybe if it’s right for some people who you’d like to convince to take a cruise with you!
If you’ve been wondering if you’d feel at home among the 250 guests on a Seabourn expedition cruise anywhere in the world, this video may help you decide if you’re a match for luxury expedition cruising.
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Video and text: Lynn Elmhirst, cruise/ travel journalist and expert
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