The Northern Lights in streams over the snow and mountains in Lofoten in Norway
The Northern Lights have captivated humankind since the beginning of time. This natural light show casts a spell over all who set eyes on it; illuminating the landscape in dancing hues of green, red and purple. But what are the Northern Lights, and what actually causes this magical natural phenomenon? Stunning solar wind NASA's Earth...

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Two grizzly bears climbing up a grassy hill in Alaska
Africa’s Big Five – the lion, leopard, Cape buffalo, black rhino and African elephant – is a bucket list group of animals that virtually every traveller on a cruise to South Africa is desperate to see. But this isn’t the only destination with must-see wildlife. From the frozen north to unlikely European wildlife hotspots, here...

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Blue-footed booby birds standing on rocks in front of the sea

Cruising can take you to some of the most spectacular places on the planet. The photogenic plains of Africa, oceans of Australia and fjords of Norway have never been more accessible, but these breath-taking destinations are just the tip of the iceberg. Expedition-class ships by Seabourn and Silversea now sail to the farthest reaches of…

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Humpback whale breaching off Galapagos
Galapagos isn’t your regular tropical paradise. This Ecuadorian archipelago is a place for adventure: a volcanic paradise home to incredible biodiversity. The unique Galapagos animals have evolved in isolation to become their own subspecies: a range of special creatures that are perfectly adapted to remote island life. In fact, the Galapagos islands inspired Charles Darwin’s...

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