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The kind of ship you will enjoy for your European vacation depends entirely on where you're planning the trip; but no matter which vessel you choose, Adventure Life guarantees comfort & top quality service. In the Mediterranean, we can help you arrange tours on luxurious schooners (like Le Ponant) or world class motor yachts (like Croatia's M/S Kleopatra). The river cruises along the tranquil Seine, Rhine, or Danube Rivers are another great way to see Europe. If you're hoping to travel around the British Isles, then the Lord of the Glens will even afford you exclusive access to the legendary lochs of Scotland. As you head into the frigid waters of the Arctic, you will either need an icebreaker (such as the technologically advanced 50 Years of Victory) or an expedition ship (like the research vessel Akademik Ioffe). 
50 Years of Victory
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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.
Places: Arctic, Baltic Sea, Canada, Denmark, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Norway, Russia, Scandinavia, Sweden
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Exterior image of the 50 Years of Victory.
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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.
Places: Arctic, Asia, Canada, Eastern Europe, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Russia, Scandinavia, Western Europe
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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.
Places: Antarctica, Antarctica Peninsula, Arctic, Argentina, Atlantic Coast, Baffin Island, Canada, Europe, Falkland Islands, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Northwest Passage, Norway, Patagonia, Scandinavia, South America, South Georgia, Svalbard
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Akademik Sergey Vavilov
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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.
Places: Antarctica, Antarctica Peninsula, Arctic, Argentina, Atlantic Coast, Baffin Island, Canada, Chile, Europe, Falkland Islands, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Northwest Passage, Norway, Patagonia, Scandinavia, South America, South Georgia, Svalbard
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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.
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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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.
Places: Albania, Croatia, Eastern Europe, Europe, France, Greece, Italy, Mediterranean, Montenegro, Romania, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, Western Europe
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Galileo

The 51 meter "GALILEO" is a classic steel Motor Sailer built with the most stringent safety regulations, with spacious and well appointed interiors, rebuilt in 2004 and renovated in 2007.

Amenities on board the Galileo

At the main deck, a lounge area with an American bar leads into a warm and elegant dining room finished with wood and leather. …
Places: Europe, Greece, Mediterranean
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Harmony G
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Harmony G

The Harmony G is 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 53 meter long / 7.2 meter wide Harmony G was launched in January 2001 and complies with the most stringent safety regulations while its powerful engines and state of the art stabilizers allow for safe …
Places: Albania, Croatia, Europe, Greece, Mediterranean, Montenegro
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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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Harmony V (TD)

The Harmony V is an elegant, modern cruise ship which was launched in 2009. Featuring accommodations for 50 passengers, each of her 25 cabins uses wood paneling and warm fabrics.
Places: Eastern Europe, Europe, Greece, Mediterranean, Turkey
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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 Boreal
$6,340
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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.
Places: Alaska, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica, Arctic, Argentina, Asia, Atlantic Coast, Baffin Island, Baltic States, Canada, Caribbean, Central America & Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Eastern Europe, Ecuador, Europe, France, Germany, Greenland, Guatemala, Iceland, Ireland, Mediterranean, Netherlands, Nicaragua, North America, Norway, Pacific Northwest, Panama, Patagonia, Peru, Portugal, Russia, Scandinavia, South America, South Georgia, Spain, Svalbard, Sweden, United Kingdom, United Kingdom & Ireland, United States, Western Europe
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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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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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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.
Places: Europe, Scotland, United Kingdom, United Kingdom & Ireland, Western Europe
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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.
Places: Croatia, Eastern Europe, Europe, Mediterranean
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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.
Places: Croatia, Eastern Europe, Europe, Mediterranean
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The M/S Stockholm
$6,890
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M/S Stockholm

The M/S Stockholm is a classic vessel which was built in 1953 for the Swedish National Maritime Administration. She was refurbished in 1999, and now operates as a comfortable ice-strengthened expedition vessel.
Places: Arctic, Canada, Europe, Falkland Islands, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Norway, Scandinavia, Scotland, South America, Svalbard, United Kingdom
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Callisto ship
$2,650
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M/Y Callisto

The M/Y Callisto is furnished with rich fabrics, handsome woodwork, gleaming brass, rare antiques, and fine works of art for luxury cruising. Because Callisto is a yacht, it can visit those unspoiled islets, pristine beaches, and intimate coves
Places: Central America & Mexico, Costa Rica, Europe, Greece, Mediterranean, Panama, Turkey
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MS AmaBella
$2,799
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MS Amabella

The MS Amabella offers the ultimate in custom-designed luxury. This 162-passenger vessel features a combination of amenities and design details never before seen on the great waterways of Europe.
Places: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Danube River, Eastern Europe, Europe, France, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Slovakia, Switzerland, Western Europe
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