EXPEDITION CRUISES


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Expedition Cruising unlocks destinations and experiences only others can dream of.

MPS | Travel + Tours presents an exciting calendar of expedition cruises to fulfil your wanderlust! Unlocking destinations to explore new frontiers and the world’s rare and true natural wonders. Journeying to the outer reaches of the globe to experience the lush, tropical paradises of Polynesia to the primeval Galápagos Islands on to the frozen wilderness of Antarctica.

Travelling in small luxury to expedition ships (20-300 passengers) you cruise in first class style with state of the art safety features. These ships can offer unique facilities of Zodiac speed boats, kayak, snorkelling, scuba diving, rafting… even helicopter and submarine excursions.

From the Arctic to Antarctica and every wonder in between, an expedition cruise will take you there.. or anywhere.

The choice is yours!

Our travel designers at MPS | Travel + Tours can offer you a variety of choices to suit your needs and hip pocket! Chat to our cruise designers today on 02 6123 0567.  There are so many on offer, these are our picks!

*Please note these cruise fares and offers are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change and availability. 

MPS EXPEDITION CRUISE PICKS

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most beautiful tropical beaches - Seychelles, Praslin island

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Cruising in the Seychelles (Garden of Eden) 7 nights

If you’ve been dreaming of an exotic Seychelles escape, enjoy this cruise and walk holiday.

Travelling aboard a comfortable small ship, discover the beautiful islands, coves and beaches of this tropical archipelago. Sitting off the east coast of Africa in the middle of the Indian Ocean, this group of islands is the poster image for paradise. The ideal of white sand beaches and brilliantly blue seas is perfected here, and this 9-day small ship cruising adventure is the best way to experience it. Board the twin-hulled Pegasus and enjoy magnificent sea views from the deck, relax with new friends in the comfortable lounge and savour delicious fresh food at the al fresco restaurant or spacious indoor dining room. Cruise to islands both inhabited and uninhabited, walk through mangrove forests that house giant tortoises, explore World Heritage nature reserves, and relax on some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Explore centuries-old rainforests, take advantage of the boat’s kayak and snorkelling equipment, swim in picture-perfect settings, and visit quaint island communities. This cruising adventure is the best way to experience the Seychelles.

Meals – 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners Transport – Small Cruise Ship

Accommodation – Small Cruise Ship – M/Y Pegasus 7 nights

Included Activities

  • Curieuse Walking Tour
  • Cousin Island Walking Tour
  • Aride Island Walking tour

Why we love this trip

  • Enjoy guided nature walks and lectures from your resident on-board naturalist
  • Explore the World Heritage-listed Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve and see the unique, enormous seeds of the Coco de Mer palm tree
  • Snorkel in the pristine waters that surround uninhabited islands
  • Lie back on La Digue’s Anse Source D’Argent, one of the most beautiful beaches on the planet

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Is this trip right for you?

  • This is small ship cruising. Our ships are beautiful and very comfortable, but they do not have all the facilities of large passenger ships. There is no pool (other than the sea), and no entertainment is put on, other than on theme nights. Dress is very casual at all times.
  • As much as possible, any long periods of cruising will take place at night so that days can be spent exploring. As this is a small ship, most cabins will experience some engine noise. A pair of earplugs may be a good item to bring with you.
  • Onshore activities and excursions will involve walking. As you will be visiting nature reserves and granitic islands, some of this walking may be over uneven ground in potentially hot conditions. If you have any concerns, please speak to the Cruise Co-ordinator before taking part.

 From $3345pp twin share (airfares additional)
Departs 2017 – departs weekly from 7 January 2017

 

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Scenic Eclipse, with a submarine and helicopters on-boar

In 2018 we see the launch of the world’s ultimate discovery yacht…cruise in six star luxury on the all inclusive Scenic Eclipse sets the standard in ocean cruising marrying luxury, discovery and state-of-the-art safety features unlock destinations others can only dream of. Scenic Eclipse will take guests to places previously thought inaccessible with two on board helicopters and a seven-seat submarine, adding a whole new dimension of wonder. These twin engine helicopters will take guests beyond the horizon whilst the custom-built submarine provides optimal sightseeing to a world below the surface.

This is a bucket list must
World-class innovation meets luxury. The 6-star ultra-luxury mega yacht for 228 guests features 114 all-verandah suites, from the spacious 32sqm Verandah Suite to the truly luxurious 233sqm two-bedroom Owner’s Penthouse Suite.

 It is the first yacht to offer • two seven-seater helicopters • One seven-seater submarine and of course Zodiacs, e-bikes, kayaks, snorkelling and scuba equipment and much more. Luxury beyond expectations:
• your individual private verandah suite • 6 dining restaurants • 
 
the ultimate spa experience • spacious lounges and bars • pool and jacuzzis •  theatre

Safety First

Scenic Eclipse will have the highest passenger ship ice class rating – Polar Class 6 (Ice Class 1A Super), providing an added element of safety for guests. For Arctic and Antarctica cruises, passenger numbers will be limited to 200 which enables a number of landings per day for each guest.

Discover a Whole New World

Our on board Discovery Team is there to help guests experience the very best of these remote regions. Led by experts in their fields, the team will cover a range of subjects and interests plus a full complement of dedicated Antarctic and Arctic team members in these two regions. A fleet of Zodiacs and kayaks are also on board plus scuba diving and snorkelling excursions for in-depth discoveries.

Scenic Eclipse cruise itineraries cover the world’s most desired destinations with 25 unique cruise itineraries from 8 to 25 days. 

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cuba

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Taste of Cuba & the Caribbean

10 Days | 8 ports

Discover the allure of the Caribbean. Immerse yourself in Cuban culture and explore the beauty of Jamaica on this 10 day cruise from Miami to Cartagena.

Itinerary: Miami, USA | Havana, Cuba | Georgetown, Cayman Islands | Falmouth, Jamaica | San Andres Island, Colombia | San Andres Island, Providencia | San Adres Island, Cayos Congrejo | Cartagena, Colombia

Verandah Suite from $8,795 AUD pp twin share – all inclusive
Departs 2018: Scenic Eclipse 31 October

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antarctica

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Ultimate Antarctica

10 Days

Traversing Drake’s eponymous passage is a must for any explorer. With diverse seabirds attracted to the area, have your binoculars and cameras ready and as you sail closer to the Antarctic Peninsula, look for seals basking on ice floes, Macaroni penguin, and the prodigious Orca whale. Begin and end your expedition at the “world’s end”, Ushuaia.

Itinerary: Ushuaia Argentina | Antarctica Peninsula | Ushuaia (note connecting flight to Buenos Aires additional) 

Deluxe Verandah Suite from $13,145 AUD pp twin share all inclusive of drinks/meals/ onshore excursions
Departs 2017: Silver Cloud Expedition 11 December


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