The incredible sights passengers are exposed to on expedition cruises will always make up for a ship that’s lacking in comfort. But with so many high-quality cruise ships designed for adventure cruisers, there’s no need to sacrifice style for the experience. Check out the best ships for adventure cruisers in 2020.

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See The Galàpagos Islands With The National Geographic Endeavour II

One of the most recent additions to the National Geographic Lindblad fleet, the National Geographic Endeavour II is ideal for cruises to the Galápagos archipelago. The small vessel can fit 96 guests on board and features a selection of connecting outdoor cabins, which are perfect for large groups traveling together. The cabins boast plenty of amenities, including climate controls.


The ship features an exceptionally shallow draught that enables it to come up close and allow fantastic viewing opportunities for the passengers. Onboard, you’ll also find equipment for expeditions to the islands, including kayaks and snorkeling gear.

The Galápagos Islands are the ideal destination for nature enthusiasts and animal lovers as they’re home to a wide variety of sea creatures and land animals. You’ll also find several opportunities to get up close and personal with wildlife through ethical animal experiences.

Witness The Beauty Of The Indonesian Archipelago On The Ombak Putih

A traditional Indonesian schooner ship, the Ombak Putih is a truly authentic way to explore the Indonesian archipelago. First launched in 1997, the ship has undergone extensive renovations and now features 12 comfortable cabins with both open and covered space.The crew members are Indonesian locals who offer their stories and tips to make the experience unforgettable. There are two main decks on the ship, with every cabin offering private ensuite bathrooms, portholes, and air conditioning.The Ombak Putih will take you through idyllic turquoise waters where you will get a chance to get to know unknown islands. You’ll visit secluded beaches, coastal villages, lush jungles, and windy rivers. There will also be the opportunity to witness some local wildlife, including some famous komodo dragons.NEXT: The Best Cruise Deals In January 2020