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ExpeditionTrips in the News

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Diving Deep: Expedition Cruises Reveal the World’s Most Exotic Destinations
Cruise Critic

Expedition cruising challenges one of travel's biggest fallacies: that those who tour by ship can't possibly have an authentic experience. These itineraries, utilizing small vessels where the focus is more off-the-ship than on it, nip into ports that big ships cannot access and offer immersive explorations guided by experts, with numerous opportunities to engage with the region's flora, fauna and local residents.

"It's unfortunate that the word 'cruise' is even associated with expedition travel," says Ashton Palmer, owner of Seattle-based ExpeditionTrips, a travel agency that focuses only on expeditions. "This is more of a safari-at-sea. It's about having the experience of looking into the eye of a humpback whale within arm's reach or watching polar bears. The ship is a vehicle that allows you to access remote places with little to no infrastructure and really to feel like you're the first person there."

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About ExpeditionTrips

ExpeditionTrips, founded by Ashton Palmer in 1999, is a specialized travel agency dedicated to helping clients select and arrange trips to the far-flung corners of the world. Drawing on their extensive first-hand experience, ExpeditionTrips has sent tens of thousands of travelers to all seven continents and has been featured in publications such as Condé Nast TravelerTravel + Leisure magazine, and Town & Country as well as Travel Weekly, Men’s Journal, and The Washington Post.