A Journey of Exploration

Featuring influential voices from across the sector, Seatrade Cruise Virtual: Expedition Cruising brings together the expedition community for two days of envigorating discussions addressing the key challenges and exciting opportunities expedition cruising brings to the industry.

A Virtual Voyage Like No Other

Despite the pandemic, three new expedition cruise lines launched in 2020.  

In addition to the 70 ships already in expedition cruising, newbuilds account for almost one third of the orderbook. 

17 owners, including luxury cruise lines, are building at a whirlwind pace to meet consumer demand.

That kind of growth is exciting.


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

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

State of the Expedition Cruise Industry Keynote

Our inspiring conference programme is led by expert speakers handpicked from across the sector including representatives from ports and destinations, itinerary planning, shorex operators, shipbuilding, product development and more!

Hear the leaders of the expedition cruise industry come together to discuss the safe resumption – and growth – of this fascinating cruise sector.

Exclusive Sponsors

Hervé Bellaiche

Geoffrey Kent

Asta Lassesen

Sven-Olof Lindblad

Roberto Martinoli

MODERATOR - Anne Kalosh

Chief Sales and Marketing Officer
Founder & Co-Chairman
Abercrombie & Kent
Hurtigruten Expeditions
Lindblad Expeditions
President & CEO
Silversea Cruises
Seatrade Cruise News

Regional Updates

Our region-specific conference sessions will host a diverse panel of speakers from across the sector including destinations, cruise brands, expedition leaders and more, ready to launch exciting ideas and developments from those on the ground and behind the scenes.

These regional sessions will focus on:

  • Antarctic
  • Arctic
  • Asia Pacific
  • Central and South America
  • Galapagos

Meet Our Expedition Ambassador

"With sustainability at its heart, expedition cruising is one of the most exciting sectors of growth in the industry. Connecting at Seatrade Cruise Virtual: Expedition Cruising enables to entire cruise community to learn, share best practice, uncover new trends and discover exciting innovations that can contribute to the successful resumption of cruising in 2021 and beyond." 

Liz Gammon, Independent Cruise Consultant - LizGammon.com