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Adventure Canada named Best Adventure Cruise Line

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This is the third straight win for Adventure Canada

If you think cruising is all about lounging on the lido deck, piña colada in hand, think again. With these 10 cruise companies, cruising becomes an adventure for active travelers, where exploring an exotic destination might involve kayaking through remote fjords, getting up close and personal with ice bergs aboard a Zodiac or walking atop a glacier. 

  • Adventure Canada

    While Adventure Canada does indeed lead small ship adventures through the rivers, icy fjords and secluded waterways of Canada, this expedition cruise company also takes travelers to experience landscapes and cultures further afield, places like Scotland, Iceland, Ireland, the Faroe Islands and Greenland. The company shines with an always stellar lineup of onboard experts and guides. 
    Photo courtesy of Lydia Schrandt

  • UnCruise Adventures

    Adventure travel has always been the name of the game at UnCruise Adventures, a company that has been leading responsible small-ship journeys for more than two decades. Destinations include Alaska, the Galapagos, the Sea of Cortes and the Pacific Northwest.
    Photo courtesy of UnCruise Adventures

  • Quark Expeditions

    Quark Expeditions has been taking adventure travelers to the polar regions since 1991 and continues to operate the largest and most advanced fleet of adventure ships in these two regions. Each Adventure Ship facilitates experiences like sea kayaking, camping, cross country skiing and mountaineering in some of the planet's most stunning landscapes.
    Photo courtesy of David Merron, Quark Expeditions

  • Zegrahm Expeditions

    Inquisitive travelers turn to Zegrahm Expeditions to explore the far corners of the globe aboard small-ship cruises; scuba dive in Tahiti, meet penguin colonies in South Georgia, search for humpback whales in the Antarctic Circle or explore the wild island of Hokkaido in Japan. Zegrahm Expeditions celebrates 30 years of adventure in 2020.
    Photo courtesy of Zegrahm Expeditions

  • Alaskan Dream Cruises

    Headquartered in Sitka, Alaskan Dream Cruises got their start in whale watching tours before expanding into overnight cruising along the waterways of Alaska. Today the casual and cozy fleet includes five small ships ranging from 10 to 84 passengers sailing outdoor oriented itineraries with plenty of cultural immersion as well.
    Photo courtesy of Alaskan Dream Cruises

  • Lindblad Expeditions / National Geographic

    Lindblad Expeditions works in partnership with National Geographic to produce innovative eco-adventures to some of the world’s most remote and wild places including Galápagos, Antarctica, the Arctic & Russian Far East, Baja, Alaska, Pacific Northwest, Costa Rica & Panama, the Amazon, Europe, French Polynesia & South Pacific, and beyond. Voyages include a renowned expedition team. Guests interact with and learn from leading researchers, photographers and naturalists while discovering stunning natural environments, above and below the sea, through state-of-the-art exploration tools.
    Photo courtesy of Lindblad Expeditions

  • Hurtigruten

    Hurtigruten has been leading adventures at sea since 1893, with exploration voyages to destinations like Norway, Greenland, Iceland, Africa, Arctic Canada, South America and Antarctica. Each of the small ships are designed specifically to reach remote destinations.The line launched a new hybrid electric-powered expedition ship (MS Roald Amundsen) earlier this year, with another coming in 2020 (MS Fridtjof Nansen).
    Photo courtesy of Hurtigruten

  • Seabourn Cruise Line

    Seabourn, best known for luxury ocean cruising, enters the expedition field with the introduction of Seabourn Venture. This new expedition ship sails to Patagonia and the Antarctic, while equipping passengers to exlore via Zodiac, kayak or see the underwater world by submarine.
    Photo courtesy of Seabourn Cruise Line

  • Aqua Expeditions

    Aqua Expeditions specializes in river expeditions on the Mekong and Amazon Rivers with a fleet of four luxury vessels, including the new Aqua Blu sailing in Eastern Indonesia and Aqua Nera on the Peruvian Amazon. No matter what itinerary you sail, expect a 1 to 1 crew to guest ratio.
    Photo courtesy of Aqua Expeditions

  • Aurora Expeditions

    Aurora Expedition sails to the polar regions and other wild and remote places aboard small ships with flexible, innovative itineraries. The company has been a pioneer in expedition travel, introducing onshore experiences like scuba diving or climbing in Antarctica. Onboard naturalists, historians, staff and crew help passengers gain insight into these remote regions.
    Photo courtesy of Aurora Expeditions

The top 10 winners in the category Best Adventure Cruise Line are as follows:

  1. Adventure Canada
  2. UnCruise Adventures
  3. Quark Expeditions
  4. Zegrahm Expeditions
  5. Alaskan Dream Cruises
  6. Lindblad Expeditions / National Geographic
  7. Hurtigruten
  8. Seabourn Cruise Line
  9. Aqua Expeditions
  10. Aurora Expeditions

A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.

Congratulations to all these winning expedition cruise companies!

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