It's a brave new world.

Expedition cruising is flourishing as the trend for adventure, connection and exploration rises amongst travellers and drives the need for new and interesting destinations across the globe.

Expedition ships account for almost one third of the orderbook with over 40 expedition newbuilds planned for delivery between 2019-2022 from 17 owners including luxury cruise lines building to meet consumer demand.

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As the industry-leading community with incredible worldwide reach and influence, Seatrade Cruise puts you at the forefront of change. And right now nothing is reshaping our industry quite like expedition cruising.

Expedition ships account for almost one third of the orderbook. 17 owners, including luxury cruise lines, are building at a whirlwind pace to meet consumer demand.

“With such healthy anticipated growth in such a specialised and sensitive area of the cruise industry, it is critical to the future of expedition cruising that this growth be managed sustainably and responsibly.”

Liz Gammon, Independent Cruise Consultant, Seatrade Cruise Expedition Ambassador

Debuting at Seatrade Cruise Global, Seatrade Cruise Expedition is your global hub to meet expedition cruise line executives responsible for itinerary planning, port and shore ex operations, expedition product development, shipbuilding, and supply.

Seatrade Cruise Expedition will empower exhibitors, cruise line executives, buyers and other suppliers to get together to explore new opportunities in expedition.

Hosting ports, destinations, shorex providers, shipyards, suppliers and designers, the Expedition Zone will be an exciting hub for stakeholders looking to do business in this evolving sector.

What’s more, the Expedition Zone will host exclusive networking sessions and workshops plus dedicated conference content throughout the week.

Expect speakers like:

Zeljka Galik Cimic

Product Development Manager, Ocean Cruising

Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours

Conrad Combrink

SVP of Tour Operating, Expedition & Destination Management

Silversea Cruises

Capt. Ben Lyons


Expedition Voyage Consultants, Ltd.

Jen Martin

Director of Field Staff and Expedition Development

Lindblad Expeditions

"There are confident signs of investment and opportunity for smaller ports to come up with something different - [Seatrade Cruise Expedition] is an opportunity to get a real taste of local flavour."

Tim Littley, Senior Director, Deployment & Itinerary Planning at Seabourn Cruise Line