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Our world is connected by waterways. Unlike any other form of travel, an expedition cruise opens the world to exploration, providing journeys from the ancient marvels of the Mediterranean to mystifying Easter Island. Destinations are chosen for their natural beauty and their rich culture. Icebreakers traverse the frozen waters of the Antarctic and Arctic. Expedition cruise and luxury ships explore the lush coastlines of Vietnam and China's vibrant Hong Kong and tour Africa's Cape Verde to the Canary Islands. The destination is up to you - an expedition cruise provides you with the means to turn ordinary travel into a world adventure. Below is a complete list of expedition cruises and tours to worldwide destinations.
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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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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.
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$3,485
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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 décor.
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Explore the underwater world on your small ship cruise
$1,245
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Coral Expeditions II

Cruise the South Pacific on a small ship cruise. With a maximum of just 46 guests, enjoy the freedom and flexibility to explore remote coral cays and fringing reefs beyond the reach of other visitors. Venture ashore on deserted coral cays, wander ancient rainforest trails and untouched island beaches. Cruising by small-ship ensures that you wont …
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The Island Sky
$11,695
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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!
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L'Austral
$4,820
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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 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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$13,495
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Le Lyrial

Experience sophisticated design, innovative sailing technology, all-balcony staterooms and suites, and the finest expedition staff from aboard the comfortable and sophisticated 199-passenger Le Lyrial.
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Le Lyrial masthead
$4,375
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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.
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Le Ponant
$13,980
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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.
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Le Soleal
$4,060
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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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Lords of the Glens
$7,570
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Lord of the Glens

With the style of a classic luxury yacht, the 54-guest Lord of the Glens cruises through the inland waterways of Northern Europe that links Scotland's most famous lochs in spectacular style.
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Captain Bota cruising through the Dalmatian Islands
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M/S Captain Bota

The M/S Captain Bota is a yacht-like ship built in the Split shipyard for summer 2015 according to the newest European standards. With its perfect size, maneuvering abilities, and its 18 elegant cabins, this newly built ship satisfies your refined expectations for a comfortable cruise along the Adriatic Coast.
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The M/S Kleopatra in port
$1,010
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M/S Kleopatra

The M/S Kleopatra is a brand new cruise ship built under the Croatian flag according to the newest European standards. Accommodating 40 passengers in 19 cabins, it will satisfy your refined expectations for a comfortable cruise along the Adriatic Coast.
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$1,025
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M/S Splendid

The small cruise ship M/S Splendid was built for summer 2014 with 19 passenger cabins accommodating up to 42 guests. The M/S Splendid will satisfy your refined expectations for a comfortable cruise along the Adriatic Coast.
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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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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 Safari Endeavour
$2,995
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Safari Endeavour

The ambience aboard this newly refurbished 84-guest yacht-style ship is casual elegance with a full menu of upscale amenities. Its new design is exquisitely appointed with features such as an intimate Wine Bar and spa area including two hot tubs, sauna, fitness equipment, yoga classes, and massage suite (complete with a complimentary …
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The Safari Explorer
$3,795
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Safari Explorer

Exquisitely appointed, the Safari Explorer carries 40 passengers on small ship cruising of Alaska with luxury. She features an intimate wine library, spa area with complimentary massage, and luxurious staterooms.
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The Safari Quest
$3,695
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Safari Quest

The Safari Quest provides guests with intimate adventure experiences, comfortable staterooms and public spaces with ample room to get away from it all. Carrying 22 passengers, enjoy small ship luxury cruising at its finest.
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The Safari Voyager
$3,795
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Safari Voyager

The 64-guest Safari Voyager offers personal comforts, included amenities, exclusivity, and luxury accommodations. Guests will enjoy breathtaking views from four public decks and a window-lined lounge offering an uncompromising 270 degree view.
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50 Years of Victory
$27,995
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50 Years of Victory

The "50 Years of Victory" is the largest, most sophisticated, and powerful icebreaker ever constructed for Arctic cruising. Twenty years in the making, 50 Years of Victory is the first Arktika-class icebreaker to have a spoon-shaped bow.
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Exterior image of the 50 Years of Victory.
$27,995
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50 Years of Victory (PO)

The 50 Years of Victory is the largest and most modern nuclear-powered icebreaker vessel in the world.
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Admiralty Dream.
$3,490
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Admiralty Dream

The Admiralty Dream is perfect for adventure in the wilderness waterways. With its shallow draft and stately pace of cruising, nothing will be missed in channels, bays and wilderness islands that Alaskans call home.

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Experience warm yacht-style cruising surrounded by knowledgeable, genuinely friendly staff and accompanied by …
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The Akademik Ioffe
$3,195
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Akademik Ioffe

Designed as a scientific research vessel in Finland, the Akademik Ioffe is modern, comfortable, safe and ice-strengthened. Carrying 96 passengers on Antarctica and Arctic expeditions, the Akademik Ioffe offers facilities of high caliber.
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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 ice-strengthened 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 of reaching the nooks and crannies of Antarctica that larger ships cannot.
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The Alaskan Dream
$4,190
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Alaskan Dream

At 104 feet in length, the Alaskan Dream is an innovative, streamlined catamaran. Designed especially to allow the vessel to easily navigate narrow channels and passages like a yacht, while at the same time providing the comforts you would expect aboard a much larger ship.

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The Alaskan Dream is built to provide the most of the …
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$1,999
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Amazon Discovery

The Amazon Discovery is one of the newest luxury vessels to sail South America's longest river.
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Anne-Marie
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Anne-Marie

Public Areas:

- Spacious lounge with bar

- Restaurant

- Sun deck with loungers and parasols

- Barbecue deck

- Jacuzzi at the prow of the barge

Amenities:

- Bicycles on board available for use by passengers

- Wifi on board

- Air-conditioning

Characteristics:

-Number of cabins:12

- Maximum passenger capacity:24

- Number of crew members:5
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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.
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Arabella ship
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Arabella

From her teak decks to her billowing sails aloft, Arabella brings you back to a time before the hustle and bustle of the modern world. Escape the winter blues with a cruise in the British Virgin Islands.
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The Aranui
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Aranui

The Aranui is a mixed passenger/cargo vessel that operates between Tahiti and the Marquesas. The name "Aranui" means "The Great Highway" in Maori, another great Polynesian culture.
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Aranui 5 Ship 2017
$2,781
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Aranui 5

Aranui 5 is a new custom-built, dual-purpose passenger/freighter that sails in French Polynesia on a 14-day all-inclusive cruise. Aranui 5 accommodates approximately 254 passengers in 103 cabins.
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Arethusa & Artemis
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Arethusa & Artemis

The Arethusa & Artemis are identical 50-passenger yachts built in 2007. Their small sizes allow guests to travel to off-the-beaten-path destinations and small harbors, avoiding the crowds of larger ports.
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Aria Amazon
$3,480
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Aria Amazon

The Aria Amazon is a true luxury cruise ship on the northern Amazon River in Peru. Combining the best of eco-tourism with luxury, the Aria Amazon offers an extraordinary level of comfort for her 32 guests.
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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 Baranof Dream
$3,490
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Baranof Dream

Embark on the Baranof Dream and experience warm yacht-style cruising surrounded by knowledgeable, genuinely friendly staff and accompanied by interesting people who share your passion for adventure and learning. And the relaxed, casual ambiance lets Alaska’s awe-inspiring beauty really shine. A few reasons the Admiralty Dream is the perfect …
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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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Cattleya Journey sailing the Amazon
$2,850
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Cattleya Journey

The Cattleya was born in 2014 with the unique purpose to bring comfort and satisfaction to the visitors who have the opportunity to engage in an excursion along the Amazon jungle. Without a doubt, this is one of the things that need to be experienced at least once in a lifetime!
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$3,990
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Chichagof Dream

The sleek Chichagof Dream was recently renovated and makes its inaugural voyage in 2016. Accommodating up to 74 passengers in 37 cabins, the ship features expansive viewing areas, new carpets and furnishings, and a commanding hull design.
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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.
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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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$3,485
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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 décor.
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Explore the underwater world on your small ship cruise
$1,245
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Coral Expeditions II

Cruise the South Pacific on a small ship cruise. With a maximum of just 46 guests, enjoy the freedom and flexibility to explore remote coral cays and fringing reefs beyond the reach of other visitors. Venture ashore on deserted coral cays, wander ancient rainforest trails and untouched island beaches. Cruising by small-ship ensures that you wont …
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