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Pioneering Explorer


The Pioneering Explorer embodies the spirit of exploration and discovery, seeking cruise experiences that take them off the beaten path and into the heart of adventure. Imagine sailing through the rugged landscapes of Alaska, the Arctic or Antarctica where glaciers calve into the sea and wildlife thrives in pristine wilderness. Venturing deep into the Amazon rainforest, where vibrant ecosystems and indigenous cultures offer a glimpse into untouched natural beauty and ancient traditions, or the Galapagos Islands where the wildlife is the star of the show. Then there are the secret corners of Budapest, Passau, Nuremberg or further afield in the Mekong. Which would you choose?

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Getting around is half the fun

Expedition and river cruise companies that excel at creating immersive and adventurous journeys are on our radar. Consider exploring renowned cruise lines like Hurtigruten and Silversea - known for their small expedition ships and expert guides who unveil hidden gems and offer incredible wildlife encounters. Picture yourself aboard a ship equipped with Zodiacs for close-up exploration, kayaks for fjord cruising, and guided tours by knowledgeable experts to fully immerse yourself in each unique environment. For those who prefer river cruises, Ama Waterways will transport you to the heart of Europe and beyond, unveiling charming towns, vibrant cities, and picturesque countryside along waterways worldwide.


The Pioneering Explorer enjoys everything from inside cabins (because it's only a place to sleep, and they'll be out on deck most of the time) to an ocean-view cabin that frames the stunning landscapes along the journey. For those who prefer a closer connection to nature, a balcony cabin is perfect for enjoying fresh air and breathtaking views right from your doorstep. Imagine stepping out onto your private balcony to watch a glacier calve in Alaska or witness a stunning sunset in the Galápagos. If you seek the ultimate in adventure and luxury, a suite offers ample space to relax and unwind after a day of exploration, complete with premium amenities and personalised service. Whether you’re charting new territories or enjoying the serenity of the open sea, the Pioneering Explorer will find the perfect cabin to enhance their voyage.

What to pack

Onboard facilities for the Pioneering Explorer cater to their love for exploration with a focus on adventure and discovery. Participate in educational lectures and workshops led by naturalists, historians, and marine biologists who share their expertise and passion for the destinations visited. Enjoy expedition-style dining featuring locally-sourced ingredients and flavours inspired by the regions explored, complemented by panoramic views of breathtaking landscapes.

Local Insights

Personalised service for the Pioneering Explorer includes a team of expedition staff and crew who are dedicated to creating a safe, enriching, and memorable experience. Whether guiding you on hikes through ancient ruins, facilitating encounters with wildlife in their natural habitats, or providing insights into local cultures and traditions, the crew ensures that every aspect of your expedition cruise exceeds expectations.

About Me

As an independent travel agent with over 30 years of experience in the travel industry, both professionally and personally, my travel archetype changes regularly. I've explored a wide range of travel styles —from thrilling adventures such as camping on the ice in Antartica and the heart of Africa to luxurious escapes in some of the Leading Hotels of the World™ . I'm here to help you find your ideal holiday, tailored to your unique preferences.


Keep an eye out for more emails from me, filled with exclusive offers and inspiring travel ideas. And when you’re ready to embark on the trip of your dreams, whether big or small, feel free to get in touch. I’m here to make your travel dreams come true, every step of the way.

Wendy Byard - Life Coach Italy
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