Expeditions down through the ages were quests of discovery. In a modern context, that’s still why we explore. “We’re out there to learn,” says Founder Sven Lindblad. “To learn about new cultures, to learn about what’s above and below the sea, and to understand our world better.” Lindblad took his first epic expedition early in his career and here he shares memories from that 35-day voyage from New Zealand to Antarctica as well as discusses the benefits of setting off on an in-depth adventure.

Watch the video and then join us on one of four new extended-length journeys featured below. Spanning from the South Pacific to South Africa, they offer the unique chance to encounter wonderful wildlife, cultures that have developed in isolation, and remote shorelines where few will ever step foot.