Expedition cruises are growing rapidly and are giving rise to a real race in the construction of new units. Many of the companies included in this segment have just launched new ships and many are also those commissioned from shipyards.Shipping fleets are always made up of medium-small ships and generally offer luxury services and accommodation. The always high cost depends, besides the service offered on board, on the inclusion of the excursions in the cruise package. Excursions are often guided by environmental specialists, unique experiences that are unlikely to be forgotten.There are various specialized companies. The language on board varies from English to French and German. The areas visited are mainly the Arctics and Antarctics, Patagonia and Galapagos.