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Join the ECN

Travel Trade Professionals

Join Expedition Cruise Network and become an expert in selling expedition cruising. As a member of our community, you will gain exclusive access to expedition cruising brands, online and in person training events, ship visits, fam trip opportunities and more. It’s completely free of charge for travel professionals!

Expedition Cruise Operators

To become a member of the Expedition Cruise Network (ECN), expedition cruise operators must meet the following criteria:


They must offer cruise-style holidays onboard a ship or boat with a demonstrable emphasis on exploration. This emphasis on exploration can be evidenced by:

  • Being intrinsic to the destinations served (e.g. Antarctica, Galapagos, etc.);

  • The availability of an onboard expedition team;

  • Custom-designed shore activities that explore lesser-known aspects of other more-conventional destinations;

  • Catering for special, often scientific, interests of cruise passengers;

The size of the ships must not exceed more than 500 passengers and/or the operator must not be heavily restricted in their ability to land clients in the destinations they visit due to the size of their ships. There is no minimum guest-capacity limit to join the ECN.


We also welcome non-cruise operators to the ECN as associate members.

To become an associate member, companies must be able to show how they support and/or have a commercial interest in the expedition cruise industry. Associate members may include:

  • Media partners.

  • Tourism boards.

  • Other associations involved in other relevant aspects of the industry.

  • Companies in other sectors that are linked to the industry, e.g. outdoors apparel brands.

Our Expedition Cruise Members

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