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The majority of ships that visit Iceland are ice-strengthened expedition & research vessels, meaning that generally they are not known for their luxurious accommodations, however you will be comfortable and you can count on a fantastic experience. In fact, living aboard an ice-breaker is a pretty unique experience in itself, which most people never get a chance to try. Each of our ships has been hand-selected for its itineraries, comfortable atmosphere, & the friendly and knowledgeable crew & guides. On these cruises, you will navigate the Arctic waters defined by fjords, glaciers, & icebergs, and get a chance to learn about the rich lore and culture that has developed in this isolated and rugged part of the world. Most cruises also visit neighboring destinations like Norway's Svalbard archipelago & Greenland.
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Exterior image of the 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.
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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. Get a once-in-a-lifetime chance to travel aboard this real working icebreaker to the geographic North Pole.
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The One Ocean Navigator
$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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The 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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$10,980
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Hebridean Sky (ZE)

The charming Hebridean Sky welcomes 104 guests on her beautifully designed structure, with perfect public spaces, vast outdoor decks, alfresco dining, and a fleet of Zodiacs available for scenic cruising and landing on remote shores. This beautiful ship has everything that you need for unique and intimate exploration of gorgeous destinations.
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The Island Sky
$11,695
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Island Sky (QU)

Built in Italy in 1992 to a high specification, the MS Island Sky accommodates 108 passengers in comfort and style. This all suite ship features private bathroom facilities and exterior views, while some suites also include a private balcony.
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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 Boreal
$15,495
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Le Boreal (AK)

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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$3,990
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Le Laperouse

Experience the luxurious settings that Le Laperouse offers while you enjoy the authenticity and passion for travel on each itinerary. Its contemporary decor and comfortable, fully equipped suites make it the ideal small cruise ship for exploring the Arctic, Mediterranean and even the Seychelles Islands.
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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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Callisto ship
$4,345
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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
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Explore the region via zodiac as you sail on the MS Fram
$7,258
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MS Fram

The MS Fram was built in 2007 and offers numerous lounges in which to relax, a well-equipped gym, and several Jacuzzis on deck.
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MS Freya
$8,990
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MS Freya

Refurbished in 2015, the M/S Freya was originally built in 1981 for the Swedish Maritime Administration as a lighthouse maintenance vessel. The M/S Freya has a capacity for 12 passengers and 2 guides in seven twin cabins with port holes.
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The MS Lofoten
$1,478
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MS Lofoten

The MS Lofoten was built in 1964 has has remained a beloved favorite ever since. Her experienced crew and comfortable accommodations make her an ideal candidate while choosing a small ship in which to sail the Arctic.
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$2,404
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MS Spitsbergen

The refurbished, 335-passenger MS Spitsbergen is named after the island of Spitsbergen in the Svalbard archipelago, the Arctic crown of Norway.
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The MS Vesteralen
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MS Vesteralen

The MS Vesteralen was built in 1983 and carries just 510 passengers. Her sleek exterior and comfortable accommodations make her an ideal choice for cruising the Arctic region.
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$1,050
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MV Plancius

Built in 1976 and reconstructed in 2008, the MV Plancius is fully equipped for polar expedition cruises to the Arctic and Antarctica, and accommodates 112 passengers in 54 comfortable cabins.
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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
$7,690
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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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The Noorderlicht
$2,220
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Noorderlicht

The ‘Noorderlicht’ was originally built in 1910 in Flensburg, Germany as a three-masted schooner. In 1991 the present owners purchased the hull and re-rigged and refitted her thoroughly for Arctic cruises and polar expeditions.
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The Ocean Adventurer
$3,495
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Ocean Adventurer (Sea Adventurer)

Designed to carry travelers in comfort to the most remote corners of the world, the Ocean Adventurer (Sea Adventurer) is the perfect expedition ship for adventurous people who enjoy the creature comforts offered on board.
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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 the Arctic, Canada, Greenland, Norway, South America, and Antarctica.
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$5,795
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Ocean Atlantic

Renovated in 2017 with a capacity of 132 passengers, Ocean Atlantic offers an exceptional guest experience in the most remote areas of the world. Cabins and suites are outfitted with exterior views, private bathrooms, TVs, and the essential amenities you’ll need to feel comfortable throughout your voyage
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