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What's the most comprehensive way to experience the world's biggest continent? By boat, of course! The advantage of a Asian cruise on a small ship is being able to visit small ocean and river ports, villages and places where large cruise ships simply cannot reach. Cruise down the Mekong River on the Jahan or Aqua Mekong and acquaint yourself with some of the most interesting sites and peoples of Cambodia & Vietnam, like the floating village of Chhnok Tru or the communities of Buddhist monks. The Amapura, Road to Mandalay, and Meta IV were especially designed to take you into the land of pagodas & temples in Myanmar. And no ships beat the experience you'll get exploring Vietnam aboard the Indochine or the Amadara. Or try the five-star Paul Gauguin, which brings luxury to Indonesian South Pacific cruises.
Sailing through the Arctic waters
$16,000
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Akademik Shokalskiy

Originally designed and built in Finland for Polar and ocean research, the Akademik Shokalskiy is small, nimble and ice-strengthened, capable for reaching the nooks and crannies of Antarctica that larger ships cannot.
Places: Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica, Arctic, Asia, Australia, Canada, Chile, Eastern Europe, Europe, Falkland Islands, Greenland, Iceland, New Zealand, North America, Norway, Patagonia, Ross Sea, Russia, Scandinavia, South America, South Georgia, South Pacific, Svalbard, Western Europe
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Aqua Mekong sailing up the Mekong River
$3,660
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Aqua Mekong

The luxurious Aqua Mekong was designed to embody the aesthetic of a sophisticated five star hotel.Spacious and indulgent, yet intimate enough to feel entirely exclusive, the Aqua Mekong incorporates relaxed yet refined lounging and sailing.
Places: Asia, Cambodia, Vietnam
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The Caledonian Sky
$13,980
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Caledonian Sky

The beautiful Caledonian Sky is a spacious yet intimate expedition vessel. Refurbished in 2012 and carrying just 100 passengers, her beautifully designed public spaces and exterior are sure to delight.
Places: Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Bali, Chile, Easter Island, Fiji, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, South America, South Pacific
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Exterior image of the Oceanic Discoverer.
$6,205
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Coral Discoverer

The Coral Discoverer is an expedition style cruise ship large enough to provide all the comforts of a larger cruise ship, yet small enough to enable access reef and island sites inaccessible to other vessels.
Places: Asia, Australia, Bali, Indonesia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, South Pacific
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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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Kapitan Khlebnikov
$20,695
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Kapitan Khlebnikov

The Kapitan Khlebnikov is a polar-class icebreaker combing power and technology with comfort. No passenger ship has transited the Northwest Passage more often. Originally designed to take on the rigors of northern Siberia, the 24,000 horsepower engine and
Places: Alaska, Arctic, Asia, Canada, Eastern Europe, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Northwest Passage, Norway, Russia, Scandinavia, Svalbard, United States, Western Europe
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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 Boreal
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Le Boreal

A new era of comfort & style to Antarctic cruises. Newly built for 2010, 'Le Boreal' is the newest all-balcony stateroom & suite vessel in Antarctica. Explore with the right balance of on-board amenities and full-fledged wilderness excitement.
Places: Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica, Arctic, Argentina, Asia, Baffin Island, Canada, Caribbean, Central America & Mexico, Chile, Costa Rica, Europe, Falkland Islands, Greenland, Guatemala, Iceland, Nicaragua, North America, Northwest Passage, Norway, Pacific Northwest, Panama, Patagonia, Peru, Russia, Scandinavia, South America, South Georgia, Svalbard, Western Europe
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Le Soleal
$4,300
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Le Soleal

Featuring a sleek silhouette and a welcoming intimate atmosphere, discover aboard the ship Le Soleal the philosophy that has made her sister ships such a success: the spirit of yacht cruises.

Sailing under the French flag, this magnificent yacht of only 132 staterooms and suites with balconies joined her sister ships in 2013. You will be …
Places: Alaska, Antarctica, Antarctica Peninsula, Arctic, Argentina, Asia, Australia, Baffin Island, Bali, Baltic Sea, Belgium, Canada, China, Croatia, Denmark, Europe, Falkland Islands, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Mediterranean, Montenegro, Myanmar (Burma), Netherlands, North America, Northwest Passage, Norway, Norway Fjords, Pacific Northwest, Patagonia, Portugal, Russia, Russian Far East, Scandinavia, Singapore, South America, South Georgia, South Pacific, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vietnam
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Sailing the Mergui Archipelago
$2,600
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Meta IV

The Meta IV is a beautifully restored sailing yacht in the waters off the coast of Myanmar. With only four guest cabins, the Meta IV offers an intimate cruise experience with an excellent crew.
Places: Asia, Myanmar (Burma)
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$2,499
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MS Amalotus

Offering the most luxurious river cruise vacations available on the exotic Mekong River through Cambodia and Vietnam, the MS Amalotus offers her 124 passengers elegant public spaces and exquisite staterooms.
Places: Asia, Cambodia, Vietnam
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$4,999
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MS Amapura

The AmaPura was built in 2014 and is a custom-designed, all-suite ship with a choice of spacious staterooms. This 56-passenger ship is an ultra-comfortable and serene home away from home.
Places: Asia, Myanmar (Burma)
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The National Geographic Orion at sunset
$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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Exterior of the Paul Gauguin.
$3,995
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Paul Gauguin

The Paul Gauguin was designed specifically to sail the shallow seas of Tahiti and French Polynesia, visiting small ports that larger ships can’t reach and effortlessly blending into the stunning natural beauty of the South Seas.

She offers an extension of the informal, relaxing environment of the islands, coupled with five-star service, …
Places: Asia, Australia, Bali, Fiji, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, South Pacific
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Ayeyarwady River Cruise near Myanmar on the Road to Mandalay
$2,520
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Road to Mandalay

Cruising gently along the Irrawaddy River, The Road To Mandalay accesses the unique sights, scents, and sounds of Burma (Myanmar) in style and luxury. Accommodating 82 guests, there is no more pleasurable way to experience Burma—to feel its pulse, meet its people, live its legends, and understand its history.
Places: Asia, Ayeyarwady River, Myanmar (Burma)
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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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Spirit of Enderby
$4,300
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Spirit of Enderby

Fully ice-strengthened for Expedition Travel, the Spirit of Enderby carries just 48 guests in comfortable accommodations. Experienced naturalists and guides who have devoted a lifetime to field research join passengers onboard.
Places: Alaska, Antarctica, Arctic, Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, Fiji, Greenland, Iceland, New Zealand, North America, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Ross Sea, Russia, Russian Far East, Scandinavia, South Pacific, United States
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The Yangzi Explorer
$1,350
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Yangzi Explorer

Come aboard the ‘Yangzi Explorer’ for a cruise of discovery and tranquility along China’s magnificent Yangzi River. Passing through the Three Gorges region, this journey encompasses thousands of years of history as well as timeless natural beauty.
Places: Asia, China
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