Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Expedition ships have evolved from spartan to luxury vessels : Travel Weekly






By Donna Tunney / Travel Weekly

For some people, "expedition ship" still brings to mind an image of a workhorse vessel navigating ice floes while a captain bellows orders to his crew and passengers huddle for warmth against a gale-force wind.

But that image wouldn't reflect reality, at least not anymore.

Companies that specialize in this niche market readily admit it's all about the destination experience, not the cruise experience, but the promise of arriving there in comfort and style is what keeps affluent, adventure-seeking guests booking their products.

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