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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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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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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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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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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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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.
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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
$1,470
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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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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 Noorderlicht
$2,200
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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
$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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The Ocean Diamond
$5,995
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Ocean Diamond

Carrying a capacity of 189 passengers, the Ocean Diamond is the latest in polar vessels to explore Antarctica. The Ocean Diamond is the first carbon-neutral ship in the polar adventure industry. Guests will enjoy the many indoor public spaces, spacious cabin arrangements and fine dining aboard the Ocean Diamond.
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$1,890
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Ocean Diamond (IPC)

The 189-passenger Ocean Diamond is the first carbon-neutral ship in the polar adventure industry. Guests will enjoy the many indoor public spaces, spacious cabin arrangements and fine dining aboard the Ocean Diamond.
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$2,595
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Ocean Endeavour

The Ocean Endeavour is the perfect vessel for expedition cruising: outfitted with twenty Zodiacs, advanced navigation equipment, multiples lounges, and a top-deck observation room - this ship is built for passenger experience in remote environments.
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Ocean Nova
$5,195
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Ocean Nova (QU)

The Ocean Nova (previously called Sarpik Ittuk) was built in 1992 at the Ørskov Shipyard in Frederikshavn, Denmark. The ship was upgraded in 2000 and significantly refurbished once again in 2006 for Antarctica cruises.
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$2,130
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Ortelius

The ice-strengthened vessel “Ortelius” is an excellent vessel for Polar expedition cruises in the Arctic and Antarctica, providing us with possibilities to adventure remote locations such as the Ross Sea and Franz Josef Land.
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Polar Pioneer
$5,270
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Polar Pioneer

The Polar Pioneer 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 & a specialized photography tour in Antarctica.
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