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Surfacing Humback Whales
$25,700
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Ross Sea Antarctic Odyssey

32 Day Itinerary aboard Ortelius
  • Sail along the Ross Ice Shelf
  • Visit the U.S. McMurdo Station
  • See vast Adélie penguin colonies
  • Follow the routes of past explorers
Beginning in Ushuaia, Argentina embark on this epic 32-day expedition cruise of Antarctica aboard the Ortelius. Cruise across the Drake Passage, along the Antarctic Peninsula, into the Ross sea, and north through the Southern Ocean stopping to explore islands along the way.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Helicopter Tour, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica, New Zealand, Ross Sea, South Pacific, Antarctic Polar Circle, Campbell Island, Drake Passage, Invercargill, Peter I Island, Port of Ushuaia
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Take a zodiac tour around glaciers.
$9,195
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Classic Northwest Passage

13 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Ioffe
  • Sight polar bears in Conningham Bay
  • Discover the culture of Pond Inlet
  • Navigate through massive iceburgs
  • Hear stories of Franklin's voyage
This 13-day voyage explores the remote Northwest Passage and stunning fjords of the Baffin Island coastline before crossing to Greenland and its mindblowing icebergs. Following the paths of the legendary early Arctic explorers, journey through the archipelago of islands and channels of Canada’s high Arctic on your expedition ship, Akademik Ioffe.
Activities: Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Beechey Island, Bellot Strait, Cambridge Bay, Ilulissat, Iqaluit, Iqualirtuuq (Isabella Bay), King William Island, Lancaster Sound, Pond Inlet, Prince of Wales Island, Sisimiut, Sondre Stromfjord
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Kayak Antarctica
$6,995
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Antarctic Peninsula

12 Day Itinerary aboard Hebridean Sky
  • Enjoy Argentinean markets & cuisine
  • Sail the Beagle Channel
  • Explore historic & scientific sites
  • Cross the Drake Passage
Discover the most scenic bays and channels of the Antarctic Peninsula on this unique 12-day polar cruise. Visit historical sites and enjoy the biggest variety of wildlife such as albatrosses, penguins, and whales.
Activities: Adventure Options, Camping, Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Drake Passage, Port of Ushuaia
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$5,995
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Antarctic Small Ship Expedition

10 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Nova Air Cruises
  • Sail along ice-filled fjords
  • Cross the infamous Drake Passage
  • Explore the Antarctic landscape
  • Search for penguins, seals & whales
Leaving from Ushuaia, Argentina, this 10-day small ship expedition cruise takes you through the Beagle Channel and across the mythical waters of the Drake Passage. Explore one of the most spectacular places on earth, the coldest, highest, windiest, driest, and most remote continent - Antarctica.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica, Chile, Patagonia, South America, Drake Passage, Port of Ushuaia, Puerto Williams, South Shetland Islands
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A large waterfall cascades from the Alaskan mountainside
$4,500
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Exploration Cruise

9 Day Itinerary aboard Island Spirit
  • Visit Juneau, Hoonah & Haines
  • Cruise the famous Glacier Bay
  • Enjoy sulphur tubs & waterfalls
  • Learn about Alaskan culture
Journey to Alaska's Inside Passage and encounter abundant wildlife and dazzling glaciers from your small ship, the Island Spirit. Spend 9-days exploring Glacier Bay National Park, Skagway, Chatham Strait, and more as you experience The Last Frontier.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Alaska, North America, United States, Glacier Bay National Park, Haines, Hoonah, Juneau, Sitka, Skagway
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Point Wilston Lighthouse, Port Townsend
$1,895
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Explore Olympic Wilderness & San Juan Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard Wilderness Discoverer
  • Hike in Olympic National Park
  • Kayak, paddle board, & birdwatch
  • Watch for orcas in Lopez Islands
  • Discover the Washington Marine Park
Begin your journey in one of the quietest reaches of Puget Sound—Hood Canal, a glacial fjord separating the Olympic and Kitsap Peninsulas. Prepare yourself for hiking in rainforests and up mountains, paddling in Puget Sound waterways & the San Juan Islands, and searching for birds and orcas on this 8-day cruise.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Deception Pass, Seattle, South Hood Canal
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An early morning view of Alesund, Norway
$1,485
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Classic Voyage North

7 Day Itinerary aboard MS Lofoten
  • Cruise through Geirangerfjord
  • Cross the Arctic Circle
  • Explore small fishing villages
  • Meet a local Sami family
Sail the coast of Norway and navigate stunning fjords, visit local villages, and cross the Arctic Circle on this 7-day expedition cruise. Begin your adventure in Bergen and sail north until you reach the northernmost tip of the European continent.
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Asia, Canada, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Norway, Scandinavia, Western Europe, Alesund, Bergen, Honningsvag, Kirkenes, Lofoten Islands, Tromso, Trondheim
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Albatrosses squack at the sky.
$22,300
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In the Wake of Scott & Shackleton

30 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Shokalskiy
  • Visit the Ross Sea region
  • Experience nature on a grand scale
  • View relics of early exploration
  • Observe penguins, seals, and whales
Embark the Akademik Shokalskiy for an unforgettable 30-day Antarctica expedition cruise. Discover one of the most fascinating and remote places on the planet. Guided by expert naturalists and skilled navigators, explore the frozen landscapes and observe the wildlife that calls Antarctica home.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Antarctica, New Zealand, Ross Sea, South Pacific, Auckland Islands, Campbell Island, Christchurch, Invercargill, Macquarie Island, Port of Bluff, The Snares
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$12,150
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Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula

20 Day Itinerary aboard Ortelius
  • Get a taste of Falklands history
  • See four S.Georgia penguin species
  • Discover the South Orkney Islands
  • Set foot on the Antarctic continent
This Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and Antarctic Peninsula cruise is an animal-lover’s dream come true. This 20-day expedition explores one of the last untamed areas on Earth – a land of ruggedly beautiful landscapes and amazingly varied wildlife.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica, Falkland Islands, South America, South Georgia, Deception Island Antarctica, Drake Passage, Half Moon Island, Paradise Bay Antarctica, Paulet Island, Port of Ushuaia, South Orkney Islands, Stanley, Weddell Sea
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A heard of gemsbok
$3,700
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Namibia Wildlife Experience

12 Day Itinerary
  • Experience the tallest sand dunes
  • Kayak to view wildlife at play
  • Visit a remote Himba village
  • Explore the Etosha salt pans
Begin and end your 12 day Namibia adventure in Windhoek. Travel through sand dunes, National Parks, game reserves, and dramatic landscapes as you search for wildlife and experience the unique cultures that still thrive here.
Activities: Kayaking, Land, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Africa, Namibia, Anderson's Camp, Damaraland Adventurer Camp, Etosha National Park, Huab River Valley, Okonjima Bush Camp, Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Walvis Bay, Windhoek
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A beautiful arctic glacier.
$7,495
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Baffin Island & West Greenland

11 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Ioffe
  • Hike, paddle, and cruise to explore
  • Cross the Arctic Circle
  • Walk on Greenland's ice cap
  • Visit remote Inuit communities
This voyage combines two outstanding locations: Canada’s wild and remote Baffin Island and the glaciated western coast of Greenland. Explore deep fjords, immense icebergs, and small coastal villages while encountering the special wildlife of the Arctic, including birdlife, marine mammals, and polar bears.
Activities: Adventure Options, Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Trekking & Hiking, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Baffin Island, Canada, Greenland, North America, Cape Mercy, Davis Strait, Disko Bay, Iqaluit, Kangerlussuaq, Monumental Island, Pangirtung, Qeqertarsuaq, Sisimiut, Sunshine Fjord
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Adventure Canada, Mighty Saint Lawrence
$2,795
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Mighty Saint Lawrence

10 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Endeavour
  • Experience Québec history & culture
  • Search for blue whales
  • See a large gannet colony
  • Enjoy beautiful Cape Breton Island
  • Sail the Saguenay
  • Photograph Magdalen Island cliffs
One of National Geographic Traveller’s 50 Tours of a Lifetime, this 10-day cruise offers the perfect combination of wildlife viewing and cultural exploration as you venture into a region noted for its mix of Acadian, English, and French histories.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching
Places: Arctic, Asia, Atlantic Coast, Canada, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Scandinavia, Western Europe, Cape Breton, Fjord du Saguenay, Forillon National Park, Francois, Ile Bonaventure, Les Iles-de-la-Madeleine, Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve, Parc National du Bic, Quebec City, Saint Pierre and Miquelon
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$2,595
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Iceland Circumnavigation

10 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Diamond (IPC)
  • Explore Breidafjördur Bay
  • See Lake Myvatn Nature Reserve
  • Visit the Whale Capital of Iceland!
  • Reach Vatnajökull Glacier
  • Play golf in a volcano crater
Join the Ocean Diamond for a 10-day voyage around the island of fire and ice. Iceland is a country of contrasts and the diverse natural landscape provides the possibility for unique experiences. Discover both natural wonders and the Icelandic way of living via a range of shore excursions.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching
Places: Arctic, Asia, Canada, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Scandinavia, Western Europe, Akureyri, Djupivogur, Husavik, Isafjordur, Reykjavik, Seydisfjordur, Siglufjordur, Stykkisholmur, Westman Islands (Vestmannaeyjar)
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The Falkland Islands from above
$10,995
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Antarctic Express - Fly South, Cruise North

10 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Adventurer
  • Save time by flying to Antarctica
  • Experience the Drake Passage
  • Explore the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Enjoy on-board lectures
Take the fastest route to Antarctica – a three-hour flight – and enjoy your first glimpse of the continent from the air, a unique introduction to the vast and dramatic landscape that remains one of the last unspoiled regions in the world. Continue your journey on ship, where a 9-day adventure beyond your wildest imagination awaits.
Activities: Adventure Options, Fly Cruise, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica, Chile, Patagonia, South America, Drake Passage, King George Island, Petermann Island, Pleneau Bay, Port of Ushuaia, Punta Arenas, South Shetland Islands
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A mother bear and her two cubs
$3,900
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Polar Bear Special - North Spitsbergen

8 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • Explore Longyearbyen
  • View & photograph polar bears
  • Navigate through deep fjords
  • Search for Arctic wildlife
Begin your 8-day polar exploration in Longyearbyen, Svalbard. Sailing along the pack-ice of North Spitsbergen provides the best opportunities to spot the King of the Arctic, the polar bear, while on this expedition cruise aboard the small ship, MV Plancius.
Activities: Adventure Options, Expedition Cruises, Scuba Diving, Trekking & Hiking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Asia, Canada, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Norway, Scandinavia, Svalbard, Western Europe, Alkefjellet, Andoya, Hinlopen Strait (Hinlopenstretet), Kongfjord, Longyearbyen, Phippsoya, Prins Karls Forland, Raudfjord
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Grapes from a local winery.
$3,395
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Legacy of Discovery

8 Day Itinerary aboard SS Legacy
  • Learn about Lewis & Clark's travels
  • Hear tales of the Nez Perce
  • Explore the Columbia River Gorge
  • Transit eight locks
  • Visit Astoria Column & Fort Clatsop
Discover the legacy of Lewis & Clark, the Nez Perce, and early pioneers as you journey along the Columbia & Snake Rivers. From the shores of the Pacific to the peaks of Hells Canyon, included premium excursions and presentations highlight the region's early American history.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, River Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: North America, Pacific Northwest, United States, Astoria, Clarkston, Columbia River Gorge, Hells Canyon, Multnomah Falls, Portland, Richland, The Dalles, Walla Walla
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Enjoy a kayak trip.
$3,695
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British Columbia: Yachter's Paradise

8 Day Itinerary aboard Safari Quest
  • Enjoy tea at Victoria Empress Hotel
  • Kayak, paddle board & skiff cruise
  • Watch for orcas, seals & sea lions
  • Visit Friday Harbor and its Museum
Settle into the rhythm of the Salish Sea as you discover the wonders and wildlife of the United States/Canadian border. Experience nature walks, kayaking, and skiff excursions on this 8-day yacht cruise around one of the most beautiful locations on earth.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Stand Up Paddle Board, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Friday Harbor, Gulf Islands, Harmony Islands, Jervis Inlet, Princess Louisa Inlet, Seattle, Victoria
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An arctic fox searches the rocks of the Arctic
$3,900
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Scoresby Sund - Aurora Borealis

8 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • See the Northern Lights
  • Explore Scoresby Sund
  • View cathedral-like icebergs
  • Zodiac cruise to get close up views
Experience an 8-day arctic voyage to the Scoresby Sund and witness the Aurora Borealis aboard the expedition vessel, the Plancius.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Asia, Canada, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Scandinavia, Western Europe, Akureyri, Danmarkso, Ittoqqortoormiit, Jameson Land, Reykjavik, Sydkap, Volquart Boons Coast
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