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Adventure Life has hand-picked the best small cruise ships to explore the icy fjords of Patagonia and the sturdiest icebreakers and harden-hulled small ships that venture to Antarctica. Punta Arenas is the primary port for cruises to Chile, and both cruises to Antarctica and cruises around the southern tip of South America viewing towering fjords with massive glaciers plunging into the sea on the sister ships Stella Australis and Via Australis. Flight-cruises to Antarctica are an excellent way to see Antarctica in under 10 days, flying one way, and cruising the other way, saving a few precious days of travel time. Favorite Flight/cruise combinations include the luxurious Herbidian, and Ocean Nova Air Cruises. Contact one of Adventure Life's Chile cruise experts for help finding the pefect ship. 
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Akademik Sergey Vavilov
$3,195
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Akademik Sergey Vavilov

The Akademik Sergey Vavilov is widely recognized as the best expedition-style cruise vessel operating in Polar waters. She is 'state of the art' and, while not luxurious, she's very comfortable and kept in top condition.
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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 for reaching the nooks and crannies of Antarctica that larger ships cannot.
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The Atmosphere
$9,850
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Atmosphere

The Atmosphere strikes a perfect balance between substantial exploration capabilities and a unique and elegant style. It is equipped in every aspect to guarantee a pleasant, exciting and safe Patagonia adventure cruise.
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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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$12,995
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Hans Hansson

Hans Hansson was once as a rescue boat in the Baltic Sea. During a major refit in 2005, it was modified to include comfortable accommodations for 12 passengers, while retaining its rugged seaworthiness. As a small exploration boat, it boasts the unique ability to reach special, out of the ordinary destinations that are otherwise inaccessible.
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The Sea Explorer Air Cruises ship
$4,995
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Hebridean Sky Air Cruises

Hebridean Sky is a luxurious small, all-suite expedition vessel. She was built in 1992 and refurbished in 2005. Newly renovated in 2016, the Hebridean Sky has been transformed into one of the finest small ships in the world.
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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.
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Le Boreal
$6,075
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Le Boreal (CDP)

A superb mega-yacht with 132 cabins, the Le Boreal is the fruit of Italian expertise and French sophistication. Linking tradition and innovation, the Le Boreal cruises to polar destinations in luxury.
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The Stella Australis
$1,189
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MV Stella Australis

Embark on the brand new Stella Australis, launched in 2010 for Patagonia cruising. Part of the Australis fleet, the Stella has 100 cabins each feature picture windows, private facilities & satellite phone.
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The Ushuaia
$5,200
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MV Ushuaia

The MV Ushuaia is a steel hulled, ice-strengthened vessel built originally for oceanographic research and recently converted to passenger voyages to Antarctica. She can accommodate a maximum of 88 passengers in 46 comfortable cabins and suites.
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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.
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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.
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The Ocean Adventurer
$9,980
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Ocean Adventurer (ZE)

The Ocean 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.
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Ocean Nova
$4,595
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Ocean Nova Air Cruises

The Ocean Nova (previously called Sarpik Ittuk) was built in 1992 at the ├śrskov Shipyard in Frederikshavn, Denmark, to navigate the ice-choked waters off Western Greenland. The ship was upgraded in 2000 and significantly refurbished once again in 2006.
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Polar Pioneer
$5,515
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Polar Pioneer

This vessel offers a wide range of polar adventures on its departures including SCUBA diving, sea kayaking, camping, and rock and ice climbing. The Polar Pioneer also offers a very unique opportunity to follow Ernest Shackleton's footsteps.
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The Sea Adventurer
$5,295
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Sea Adventurer

Designed to carry travelers in comfort to the most remote corners of the world, the Sea Adventurer is the perfect expedition ship for adventurous people who enjoy the creature comforts offered on board.
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The Sea Explorer Air Cruises ship
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Sea Explorer Air Cruises

The Sea Explorer is a small, all-suite expedition vessel. She was built in 1992 and refurbished and redecorated in 2005.With an ice-strengthened-hull, the Sea Explorer offers an exclusive and stylish base for adventurous exploration in Antarctica.
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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.
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