A Team Of Experts

In-depth Knowledge of the Luxury and Expedition Cruising

Luxury & Expeditions Cruises is part of Tailor-Made Journeys Pty Ltd.  Also trading as Antarctica Travel Centre, Arctic Travel Centre and South America Travel Centre. We are specialists in Luxury & Expedition cruising to the world’s most remote and beautiful places. We have hand-picked a small number of the best ships and operators that we know well and trust to provide you with a holiday of a lifetime.

We are a member of IAATO (International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators), and AECO (Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators) as well as a member of AFTA (Australian Federation of Travel Agents) and of ATAS (AFTA Travel Accreditation Scheme) who set the benchmark of quality for the travel industry.

It’s our first-hand knowledge that allows us to help you organise what could be described as the ultimate holiday. We will also look after your flights as well as any pre and post cruise arrangements.

Our goal is to give you professional and independent advice to help you select the right vessel, cruise, operator and travel at the right time to maximise your enjoyment and value from your trip.

Meet The Team

Between us we have the experience of  eleven trips to Antarctica (Falklands & South Georgia), eight to the High Arctic (Canadian and Scandinavian) and perhaps the ultimate Polar Expedition cruise the North Pole.  We’ve also experienced over a dozen Galapagos boats (and voyages) and numerous journeys into the Amazon and Patagonian regions of South America.  Add in other expedition cruises to the Kimberley, Raja Ampat, Norway and Iceland and you’ll hopefully understand why we are well placed to help you arrange your cruise.  We’re also independent and can offer impartial advice (unlike an operator who will only offer their own product) on a range of ships and operators.

Alex Burridge

Managing Director & Co-Owner

In 2001/2 I undertook the first of many voyages to Antarctica & the High Arctic (Svalbard). Expedition Cruising became a passion. I have returned to Antarctic 4 more times and also included South Georgia and the Falkland Islands. In 2019 I explored closer to home enjoying a cruise through the Kimberley. The ancient landscapes and unique rock formations were fascinating. Seeing this region by boat allowed us to explore some of the most remote places in Australia.

Cruise Destinations Include:

NORTH POLE
SVALBARD
ANTARCTIC PENINSULA
FALKLAND ISLANDS
SOUTH GEORGIA
GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
AMAZON (PERU, ECUADOR & BRAZIL)
THE KIMBERLEY

Cinzia Mucciante

 Co-Owner & Luxury & Expedition Cruise Specialist

25 years of experience has meant I’ve travelled the length and breadth of South America and in the last 5 years to the Canadian High Arctic and in Nov 2019 to Antarctica. Cruising through these regions is the only way to access the remote fjords, islands and historical sites as well as seeing incredible wildlife along the way.

Cruise Destinations Include:

BAFFIN ISLAND & WEST GREENLAND
EASTER ISLAND
PATAGONIAN FJORDS
AMAZON (PERU, ECUADOR & BRAZIL)
GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
ANTARCTIC PENINSULA
PANAMA
COSTA RICA

Hayley Crowden

Luxury & Expedition Cruise Specialist

In 2015 I realised a lifelong ambition of travelling to Antarctica. I was fortunate enough to also visit the Falkland Islands and South Georgia. During a cruise in the Galapagos I was able to do some diving which was incredible. Swimming with turtles and sea lions was an unforgettable experience. A cruise through the Amazon was a great way to see the wildlife visiting the waters edge and enabling us to visit local communities only accessible by boat.

Cruise Destinations Include:

ANTARCTIC PENINSULA
FALKLAND ISLANDS
SOUTH GEORGIA
SVALBARD ARCTIC
PATAGONIAN FJORDS
GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
AMAZON (PERU & ECUADOR)

Jennifer Boyd

Luxury & Expedition Cruise Specialist

My inaugural cruise to Antarctica was in 2004, I have been fortunate to head back twice since then (2014 & 2018), the experience was beyond all of my expectations. . In the last couple of years I’ve returned to the Galapagos Islands and most recently to the stunning Raja Ampat region of Indonesia.

Cruise Destinations Include:

ANTARCTICA
FALKLAND ISLANDS
SOUTH GEORGIA
PATAGONIA FJORDS
GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
AMAZON (PERU & ECUADOR)
INDONESIA (RAJA AMPAT)

Alana Lewthwaite

Luxury & Expedition Cruise Specialist

My first expedition cruise was to the Galapagos Islands, and I’ve been fortunate to head back on a second visit in 2018.  Additional voyages to to the the Antarctica peninsula, on a ‘fly-cruise’ and most recently to the Arctic on-board the  luxury expedition ship Silver Explorer.

Cruise Destinations Include:

ANTARCTIC PENINSULA
SVALBARD (ARCTIC)
NORWAY
GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
AMAZON (PERU & ECUADOR)
PATAGONIA

Rachel Callus

 Luxury & Expedition Cruise Specialist

I’ve been fortunate to cruise to the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica and in 2018 to Spitsbergen and Iceland in the High Arctic.  I’ve also travelled widely  throughout South & Central America.

Cruise Destinations include:

ANTARCTIC PENINSULA
FALKLAND ISLANDS
SOUTH GEORGIA
SVALBARD (SPITSBERGEN)
ICELAND
GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
AMAZON (PERU & ECUADOR)
PATAGONIA

Anna Small

Luxury & Expedition Cruise Specialist

Experiencing a cruise down south to the Falkland Islands and South Georgia was unbelievable. There were so many species of penguins (rockhoppers being my favorite) and the history of these places is quite fascinating. I have visited Latin America a number of times with Patagonia probably my favourite region. The rocky landscapes and glacial lakes of Torres del Paine are so stunning, with a new view around every corner, and the colours are wonderful.

Cruise Destinations Include:

FALKLAND ISLANDS
SOUTH GEORGIA
PATAGONIA
COSTA RICA
AMAZON (PERU)

Fiona Black

Marketing Manager

When travelling on an expedition cruise I love the remote places that can be accessed. On the expedition cruise I took around Greenland we were able to visit fjords that had not yet been chartered! Stopping in at some of the small fishing villages and speaking with locals who rarely have visitors was a fascinating experience. Hiking on barely touched tundra, admiring views of mountains and fjords with no signs of human interference was beautiful.

Cruise Destinations Include:

ANTARCTIC PENINSULA
GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
GREENLAND
ICELAND
AMAZON (ECUADOR AND PERU)
PATAGONIA

Mikaela Price

Marketing Assistant

I was lucky enough to experience the raw and rugged beauty of the High Arctic in Summer of 2019, spending 10 days cruising around Svalbard and northern Norway. As a keen hiker and an equal lover of the mountains and the sea it was the perfect place for me. Imposing snow-capped mountains greeted me everywhere I looked and cruising the seas was a never ending search for what could be lurking around us. Seeing a polar bear in the wild was truly a highlight along with all the incredible bird life.

Cruise Destinations Include:

SPITSBERGEN, SVALBARD
NORWAY

A Luxury and Expedition Cruise and holiday tailored to your interests

An expert will design your entire journey personally for you and how you want to experience your chosen region of the world, be that Antarctica, the North Pole or anywhere in between: including before and after your cruise. You will travel on your own, at your pace, accompanied by private guides and drivers with private, air conditioned vehicles.  We help you select the best Luxury or Expedition Cruise, ship, operator and time of the season to get the most enjoyment from your cruise.  We start by asking lots of questions – what is your preferred style of cruise, what size of ship (as this can have a significant impact on your experience), what are your key interests (e.g. wildlife, photography, kayaking, history and cuisine) and do you have any particular personal interests you might like to include.

We are well versed in flight schedules and we’ll ensure you don’t waste time at airports, or make unnecessary early starts where they can be avoided, and most important of all not to miss your expedition cruise.

Once we have a good understanding of just what you’re looking for, we can begin to create a holiday that is perfect for you. For us, that’s one of the most rewarding parts of working in a specialist travel company; designing unique journeys to suit individual tastes, budgets and desires.

Why we’re different

Reputation and Client testimonials

A large number of our clients come back to travel with us again or are referred to us by family and friends. Repeat clients are extremely important to us as a barometer of how well we look after you. We take note of feedback from every client and set out to exceed expectations every time you travel with us.

Attention to Detail
Tiwi Island - Coral Expeditions

You will have one dedicated consultant who looks after you from the beginning to the end of your journey, ensuring every aspect of your holiday is seamlessly arranged. Your consultant will scrutinise your itinerary to ensure you will get the most out of your time in your chosen destination and no detail has been overlooked.

24/7 In Country Assistance

Our cruise partners are the world’s leading operators of luxury & expedition cruises. Many have been partners with us since 2001. We can assist you in additional arrangements before and after your cruise and will ensure you are at the starting point of the cruise on time, often we’ll suggest arriving a day early; 25 years of experience means we don’t like taking chances.

Guides with In Depth Knowledge
Coral Expeditions - Forbes & Saunders Island

The essential component of any voyage – passionate and expert expedition staff who offer extensive professional knowledge as well as a personal insight into Antarctica.

Many of our guides have been working with us for over a decade. The history of the region is a part of their heritage and their knowledge of historic sites has come from their ancestors as well as formal training.  Their knowledge is fundamental to ensuring your experiences are as rich as they can be.

In Depth Travel Information
Cascading Mitchell Falls Kimberley Region in North Western Australia

Before you depart we provide you with a bound booklet of detailed documentation to take with you. It includes everything you need to know; where you are going, what time your flights and transfers are, additional activities you may consider in your spare time, safety tips, emergency contact phone numbers, phrases in the native tongue of your destination that you may wish to try out, and some additional restaurants and sites you may like to visit.

Exceptional Accommodation
Coral Discoverer

We realise that your holiday is not ‘just your selected Luxury or Expedition cruise’, it’s the entire journey.  All of your accommodation will be specifically chosen for its charm and high quality service and we will recommend hotels based on what best suits your needs and personal preferences. To ensure quality we frequently visit the properties we recommend and actively review guest feedback to ensure expectations continue to be met. You can be confident that comfort and great service awaits at every stage of your journey.

Australian owned

As experts in Luxury & Expedition Cruises we delight in finding the best cruise for that suits your interests, style and timings. We also design of innovative and unusual itineraries before and after your chosen cruise and have been since 1995.
Our commitment is to a focus on quality, an attention to detail and the delivery of a high level of service,
continually striving to improve our knowledge of the destinations, ships and operators we offer.

Luxury & Expedition Cruises, Antarctica Travel Centre, Arctic Travel Centre and South America Travel Centre are all part of Tailor-Made Journeys Pty Ltd which is a wholly Australian owned business.

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