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Picking out the right ship can help you decide which itinerary is best for you. Our featured vessels that visit Australia include Coral Expeditions I & II and Coral Discoverer, among others that have seasonal itineraries in the South Pacific as well, like the Paul Gauguin, Silver Discoverer, and Caledonian Sky. These ships all have a unique design and atmosphere onboard, but they share a flair for elegance and a promise of comfort. The various boats range in size from just 40 passengers up to 250 on the luxurious L'Austral. You can choose between cabins, staterooms, and suites of different levels on each of these vessels. We carefully hand-select these ships for their service, gourmet cuisine, and most importantly their itineraries, which balance adventure, relaxatoin, and discovery. Reserve your spot today!
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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 of reaching the nooks and crannies of Antarctica that larger ships cannot.
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The Caledonian Sky
$12,980
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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.
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Exterior image of the Oceanic Discoverer.
$3,870
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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.
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Oceanic Discoverer (ZE)
$13,580
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Coral Discoverer (ZE)

The 65-passenger Coral Discoverer (formerly the Oceanic Discoverer) was introduced to the world of sailing vessels in 2005. Her sleek, small size makes her ideal for regional exploration and navigating through channels and fjords.
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$6,190
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Coral Expeditions I

This beautiful 46 passenger small-ship cruises the South Pacific with expansive teak decking, spacious dining room and lounge, stylish interior and exterior teak furnishings and revitalized d├ęcor.
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Snorkel the clear tropical waters of the Great Barrier Reef
$1,285
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Coral Expeditions II

Coral Expeditions II is the ideal small ship for discovering the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, Small enough to allow snorkelling directly from the ship, yet equipped with the facilities of a much larger vessel.
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Snorkel the clear tropical waters of the Great Barrier Reef
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Coral Expeditions II (ZE)

The Coral Expeditions II cruises on the legendary Great Barrier Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The ship is fully stocked with a wide range of snorkels, fins, masks, and shorty wet suits, along with all the necessary scuba equipment to explore pristine reefs far from the tourist track.
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L'Austral
$4,815
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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.
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Le Soleal
$4,300
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Le Soleal

Cruise the polar regions in luxury aboard the Le Soleal. This small ship carries 224 passengers in luxurious accommodations with first class amenities.
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The National Geographic Orion at sunset
$7,690
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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.
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Oceanic Discoverer (LI)

Luxury ship, Oceanic Discoverer was designed for cruising in the South Pacific. Carrying 68 passengers over 35 cabins, the shallow draft, a glass bottomed boat and the small Explorer boat will take you to remote and exciting locations!
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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, …
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The Silver Discoverer
$8,150
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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.
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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 50 guests in comfortable accommodations. Experienced naturalists and guides who have devoted a lifetime to field research join passengers onboard.
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