Extending from the icy Arctic to the exquisite coastline of Central America, Unbound Expeditions offers a range of adventure cruises that are as diverse as the continent itself. Whether your desire is to retrace historic voyages, immerse yourself in a land abundant with wilderness or to slowly snake your way through scenic sanctuaries, North America is an ideal destination for you.

Engage with nature at it's most extreme and magnificent. Experience Alaska, where wildlife flourishes and people are few; or the Arctic - the majestic home to the polar bear, beluga whale, walrus and Inuit culture. Be captivated by the unique culture of the Caribbean or sail through Central America and into the heart of Costa Rican jungles and wilderness. Navigate your way through stunning scenery along the Columbia and Snakes Rivers and celebrate past traditions in a truly beautiful region of the world.

Take a look at our North America cruise page for further details about the plethora of possibilities that exist to satisfy your sense of adventure, but first here are a few of our favourites:

High Arctic: Simply put, our High Arctic expedition features some of the most breathtaking scenery the Arctic has to offer. Towering mountains, fiords, glaciers and ice caps seem to appear at every turn. Learn about the colour­f­ul history of whalers and explorers who, for more than 200 years, fought an unsuc­cess­ful battle to find an easier path to the riches of the Orient. Weather and wildlife encounters are less predictable than elsewhere in the North, but sightings of polar bears, walrus and bowhead whales are not unusual. This is also the best time of year to see the night sky bathed in the eerie green glow of the Aurora Borealis dancing above your head.

Between two seas: Cradled between two continents and two seas lies a land as wild and primeval as any on earth. Protected in this tiny isthmus are more species of wildlife and flora than any other place on the planet. Volcanoes seethe, cloud forests flourish and turquoise bays, once hideouts for pirates, teem with marine life. Experience Costa Rica and the Panama Canal.

Alaska's Whales and Wilderness: Sail round trip from Juneau and enjoy the luxury of spending a full day in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, a privilege permitted exclusively to Cruise West guests. Listen for the sound of thundering waterfalls and the crack of glaciers calving into the sea. Come face-to-face and interact with the people of a remote Southeast Alaskan village. If spending time up-close with nature is a must, this is the voyage for you. Get deep into the wilderness of Southeast Alaska to places inaccessible to large ships.