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Weigh anchor and let your African adventure begin! Each of Africa's diverse destinations offers unique opportunities to explore it by water. At the continent's northern limits, river cruises along the Nile will put you right in the heart of the ancient Egyptian civilization, all aboard the luxurious and modern yachts that cruise the world's only north-flowing river, like the Sanctuary Sun Boat III and Sanctuary Sun Boat IV. On the other end of the continent, the luxurious Zambezi Queen will acquaint you with wild Botswana. Away from the mainland, the Pegasus will take you to the tropical Seychelles Islands, nicknamed "the Garden of Eden." Or, experience the bottom of the world, on a 23-day Cape to Cape adventure from Argentina all the way to South Africa aboard the Silver Explorer.
The Harmony V
$2,300
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Harmony V

Introducing the Harmony V, a modern vessel with a sleek high-tech look very similar to the private yachts to be found in the famous ports of the world. The Harmony V was launched in June 2009 and complies with safety regulations while its powerful engines, generators, and state of the art twin stabilizers will allow for safe and comfortable …
Places: Africa, Europe, Gambia, Greece, Mediterranean, Senegal
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The Island Sky
$10,080
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Island Sky

Built in Italy in 1992 to a high specification, the MS Island Sky offers exceptionally spacious and well designed cabins. Join us on this luxurious cruise for an adventure of a lifetime!
Places: Africa, Albania, Arctic, Asia, Baltic Sea, Belize, Bulgaria, Canada, Central America & Mexico, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Denmark, Europe, Gambia, Greenland, Honduras, Iceland, Italy, Mediterranean, Montenegro, North America, Norway, Norway Fjords, Panama, Romania, Russia, Scandinavia, Senegal, Seychelles Islands, Sierra Leone, South America, Svalbard, Sweden, Tanzania, Turkey, Ukraine
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L'Austral
$5,390
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L'Austral

The L'Austral, sister ship to the Le Boreal, is the fruit of Italian expertise and French sophistication. A superb mega-yacht with 132 cabins, the L'Austral links tradition and innovation, cruising to worldwide destinations in luxury.
Places: Africa, Alaska, Amazon, Antarctica, Antarctica Peninsula, Arctic, Argentina, Asia, Australia, Baffin Island, Bali, Baltic Sea, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Denmark, Europe, Falkland Islands, France, Greece, Greenland, Guyana, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Mediterranean, Montenegro, New Zealand, North America, Northwest Passage, Norway, Norway Fjords, Papua New Guinea, Patagonia, Portugal, Russia, Russian Far East, Scandinavia, Singapore, South America, South Georgia, South Pacific, Spain, Svalbard, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vietnam
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Le Lyrial masthead
$4,480
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Le Lyrial (CDP)

The sleek, intimate Le Lyrial sails under the French flag and entrances her passengers with her contemporary decor, comfortable suites, and refined ambiance. Her elegant design allows her to be an ideal sailing vessel.
Places: Africa, Albania, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica, Croatia, Eastern Europe, Europe, Falkland Islands, Greece, Italy, Mediterranean, Montenegro, South Africa, South America, South Georgia, Turkey, Uruguay, Western Europe
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Le Ponant
$4,830
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Le Ponant

Experience the privilege of a relaxing cruise aboard Le Ponant, crafted to respect the tradition of famous sailing yachts Under full sail, gliding over the sea with the wind, you will fall under Le Ponant's spell.
Places: Africa, Atlantic Coast, Caribbean, Cuba, Europe, France, Italy, Malta, Mediterranean, North America, Portugal, Spain, United States, Western Europe
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$1,050
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MV Plancius

Built in 1976 and reconstructed in 2008, the MV Plancius is fully equipped for polar expedition cruises to the Arctic and Antarctica, and accommodates 112 passengers in 54 comfortable cabins.
Places: Africa, Antarctica, Antarctica Peninsula, Arctic, Argentina, Canada, Europe, Falkland Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Mediterranean, North America, Norway, Norway Fjords, Patagonia, Portugal, Scandinavia, Scotland, South America, South Georgia, Spain, Svalbard, United Kingdom, Uruguay
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$6,990
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National Geographic Explorer

The National Geographic Explorer is a state-of-the-art luxury expedition ship accommodating 148 guests in 81 outside cabins. It is fully stabilized, for cruising polar passages while providing comfort.
Places: Africa, Amazon, Antarctica, Antarctica Peninsula, Arctic, Argentina, Atlantic Coast, Baffin Island, Baltic Sea, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Caribbean, Central America & Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Douro River, Ecuador, Europe, Falkland Islands, Gambia, Germany, Greenland, Guyana, Iceland, Ireland, Mediterranean, Namibia, Netherlands, North America, Northwest Passage, Norway, Norway Fjords, Panama, Patagonia, Peru, Portugal, Russia, Scandinavia, Scotland, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South America, South Georgia, Spain, Svalbard, Sweden, United Kingdom, Uruguay
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$7,990
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National Geographic Orion

The creation of the National Geographic Orion in 2003 heralds a new breed of expedition ship: a state-of-the-art vessel which combines the latest advances in ship design and communication technology with all the style and comfort of a luxury cruise ship.
Places: Africa, Antarctica, Antarctica Peninsula, Argentina, Asia, Australia, Bali, Baltic Sea, Borneo, Chile, Denmark, Easter Island, Europe, Falkland Islands, Fiji, France, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Mediterranean, Mozambique, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Patagonia, Portugal, Russia, Scandinavia, Seychelles Islands, Singapore, South Africa, South America, South Georgia, South Pacific, Spain, Sweden, Tanzania, United Kingdom, Wales
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$2,130
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Ortelius

The ice-strengthened vessel “Ortelius” is an excellent vessel for Polar expedition cruises in the Arctic and Antarctica, providing us with possibilities to adventure remote locations such as the Ross Sea and Franz Josef Land.
Places: Africa, Antarctica, Antarctica Peninsula, Arctic, Argentina, Canada, Europe, Falkland Islands, Greenland, Iceland, New Zealand, North America, Norway, Patagonia, Ross Sea, Scandinavia, Scotland, South America, South Georgia, South Pacific, Svalbard, United Kingdom, Uruguay
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Panorama
$1,950
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Panorama (VC)

Discover a 3 masted sail cruiser which can accommodate up to 49 passengers in 25 cabins. This state of the art sail cruiser has performed several Atlantic Ocean crossings and has sailed from the Seychelles to Monte Carlo and from the Black Sea to Tunis and offers the highest standard of accommodation and comfort safety. The Panorama was launched …
Places: Africa, Albania, Caribbean, Croatia, Cuba, Europe, Greece, Italy, Malta, Mediterranean, Montenegro, Turkey
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The Pegasus
$1,350
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Pegasus

The twin-hulled Pegasus accommodates up to 49 guests in a relaxed, congenial atmosphere. On board enjoy magnificent sea views as you stroll the 2,550 square feet of open deck.
Places: Africa, Seychelles Islands
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$870
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Sanctuary Sun Boat III

Akin to an intimate river yacht, the Sanctuary Sun Boat III represents the ultimate in luxury and relaxation on the Nile. Discover the essence of tranquility and elegance in 18 beautifully designed cabins and suites.
Places: Africa, Egypt
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$870
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Sanctuary Sun Boat IV

Launched in 1996 and fully refurbished in 2006, Sanctuary Sun Boat IV offers a Nile River cruise experience unlike any other - with private docks in Luxor and Aswan, her own feluccas, and uniquely tailored sightseeing to help avoid the crowds.
Places: Africa, Egypt
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The Sea Adventurer (ZE)
$9,980
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Sea Adventurer (ZE)

The Sea Adventurer is a handsome expedition vessel reminiscent of the days of the great ocean liners, with lots of varnished wood and brass. She sails on a wide variety of cruises in Europe, the Arctic, the U.S., South America, and Antarctica.
Places: Africa, Amazon, Antarctica, Antarctica Peninsula, Arctic, Argentina, Belgium, Belize, Brazil, Canada, Caribbean, Central America & Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Douro River, Ecuador, Europe, Falkland Islands, France, Greenland, Guyana, Iceland, Ireland, Mediterranean, Netherlands, North America, Northwest Passage, Norway, Norway Fjords, Panama, Patagonia, Peru, Portugal, Scandinavia, Scotland, South America, South Georgia, Spain, Svalbard, United Kingdom, Uruguay
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$2,895
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Sea Cloud II

The Sea Cloud II is a legendary windjammer comparable to her sister ship, the Sea Cloud. Featuring her own unique character, the Sea Cloud II combines the high standards expected of a 5-star cruise ship with the unique atmosphere of a romantic tall ship.
Places: Africa, Baltic Sea, Caribbean, Central America & Mexico, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Europe, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Mediterranean, Nicaragua, Norway, Norway Fjords, Panama, Portugal, Russia, Scandinavia, Scotland, South America, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom
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The SeaDream II
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SeaDream II

SeaDream II is a luxury mega-yacht which was designed as a prototype for the ultra-luxury yachting experience.
Places: Africa, Albania, Asia, Australia, Bali, Caribbean, Croatia, Eastern Europe, Egypt, Europe, France, Greece, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Mediterranean, Montenegro, Myanmar (Burma), Portugal, South Pacific, Spain, Turkey, Western Europe
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The Silver Discoverer
$8,450
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Silver Discoverer

The Silver Discover is Silversea's third expedition ship and is expertly engineered to explore the most isolated archipelagos of the Pacific. Newly refurbished, the ship is an oasis of comfort and helps guests maximize their experience.
Places: Africa, Alaska, Antarctica, Arctic, Asia, Australia, Bali, Canada, Eastern Europe, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, Indonesia, Mozambique, New Zealand, North America, Norway, Russia, Russian Far East, Scandinavia, Seychelles Islands, South Pacific, Tanzania, Thailand, United States, Western Europe
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The Silver Explorer
$4,350
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Silver Explorer

Embark on a luxurious expedition to the best far-flung destinations in the world aboard Silver Explorer, a purpose-built expedition ship unlike any other, designed to cruise both of earth's polar waters.
Places: Africa, Antarctica, Antarctica Peninsula, Arctic, Argentina, Asia, Atlantic Coast, Baffin Island, Canada, Caribbean, Central America & Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Douro River, Easter Island, Ecuador, Europe, Falkland Islands, Fiji, France, Gambia, Greenland, Iceland, Ireland, Mediterranean, Namibia, North America, Northwest Passage, Norway, Norway Fjords, Panama, Patagonia, Peru, Portugal, Russia, Scandinavia, Scotland, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South America, South Georgia, South Pacific, Spain, Svalbard, United Kingdom, Wales
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The Zambezi Queen
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Zambezi Queen

With a design specific for safari river cruising on the Chobe River, the 28-passenger Zambezi Queen offers a sophisticated onboard experience designed to maximize animal sightings.
Places: Africa, Botswana, Chobe River, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
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