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Best-of-the best Luxury Cruise Awards 2018: Expedition – Four star ship, five star experience

Lindblad pioneered modern expedition cruising, and its partnership with National Geographic provides guests with some of the finest guides and photography experts, on voyages ranging from pole to pole.

Be among the lucky few to visit the emperor penguin colony of Snow Hill Island or journey to the Geographic North Pole aboard a nuclear-powered icebreaker.

This Australian cruise line takes guests to remote locales, ranging from the Kimberley to Alaska, and offers extraordinary ways to experience Antarctica.

Finalists: Aranui Cruises, Coral Expeditions, UnCruise Adventures

IMAGE LEFT © RAY STRANAGAN/CAPTAIN’S CHOICE

Best entry-level cabins

1. Lindblad Expeditions
2. Quark Expeditions
3. Aurora Expeditions

Best top-of-the-range suites

1. Lindblad Expeditions
2. Aurora Expeditions
3. Quark Expeditions

Best service

1. Lindblad Expeditions
=2. Aurora Expeditions
=2. Quark Expeditions

Best cuisine/dining experience

1. Lindblad Expeditions
2. Quark Expeditions
3. Aurora Expeditions

Best shore excursions

1. Lindblad Expeditions
=2. Quark Expeditions
=2. UnCruise Adventures

Best décor/ambience

1. Lindblad Expeditions
2. Quark Expeditions
3. Aurora Expeditions

Best entertainment

1. Lindblad Expeditions
=2. Aurora Expeditions
=2. Quark Expeditions

Best wellness programs

=1. Lindblad Expeditions
=1. Quark Expeditions
3. Aurora Expeditions

Best itineraries

1. Lindblad Expeditions
=2. Quark Expeditions
=3. UnCruise Adventures

Best expedtion team

1. Lindblad Expeditions
2. Quark Expeditions
3. Aurora Expeditions

Best fully inclusive offer

=1. Aurora Expeditions
=1. Quark Expeditions
3. Lindblad Expeditions

About the awards

Our 2018 Luxury Cruise Awards are following up the success of the inaugural Signature Luxury Travel & Style Cruise Awards last year, we have reassembled our panel to vote on their top three cruise lines across a range of categories. In addition to our original categories – large, small, boutique, tall ship, river and expedition – we have added the best ships for a multigenerational escape and the tour operators that elevate the cruise experience even further.