Adventure cruises don’t come cheap, so agents who get to grips with selling in this sector stand to make good money. The options are enormous, from sailing the ice-strewn waters of the poles to discovering the balmy warmth of the croc-ridden seas off the Kimberley in Australia. There are cruises that take passengers tip-toeing around wildlife in the Galápagos and up close to vast glaciers around Cape Horn; voyages that explore the Great Barrier Reef and islands of the South Pacific. These voyages are very different to the cruise norm, comprising small ships, erudite lecturers, trips ashore in Zodiacs and the excitement of visiting remote places tricky to reach other than by sea. It’s enough to make clients who say they will never go on a cruise eat their words, so agents need to be selling beyond their usual cruise database. By their very nature, clients prepared to go off piste are educated sorts, financially secure and desperate to start planning a post-Covid getaway after months at home. We look at options for Antarctica, the Arctic and Galápagos.