Welcome to our guide to Expedition Micro Cruises.
We started Secret Atlas to offer a lower impact alternative to the increasingly larger cruise ships that visit the polar regions and we have put this guide together to give you an in-depth overview of why smaller ships are not only better for the environment, but also offer a richer experience for the visitor looking to explore a polar region.
What is an Expedition Micro Cruise?
An Expedition Micro Cruise is a voyage with just 12 guests on a purpose-built expedition vessel. The style of the trip is an expedition and the emphasis is on exploring and learning about the natural environment. We are led by 2 expedition leaders who share their knowledge throughout the trip. The vessel is equipped with Zodiac landing crafts to make shore landings on a daily basis.
The vessels we use offer a good level of comfort, and allow us to visit places the larger ships can’t access. Our trips are designed for those who wish to escape the crowds on larger ships and experience the nature in a small, friendly group.
5 Reasons to do an Expedition Micro Cruise
1. We take only 12 guests per voyage
Travelling with a small number of explorers ensures a more personal and intimate voyage than a larger ship can offer.
We have one expedition leader for every 6 guests, the best ratio in the industry.