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Adventure Life's Patagonia experts have selected the best small ships for exploring the fjords and glaciers of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica. Punta Arenas, Chile and Ushuaia , Argentina are the two major ports in Patagonia. Ushuaia is the gateway to Antarctica as the majority of all cruises embark and disembark there, whereas many cruises to Antarctica use Punta Arenas as a port of call and for beginning the popular flight/cruise trips to Antarctica. The small ships Via Australis and Stella Australis have 4 -day5-day, 6-day, and 8-day itineraries sailing through the Fjords of Tierra del Fuego, the Straight of Magellan and stunning views of Marinelli Glacier dropping from the Darwin Mountains into the sea. Contact one of Adventure Life's Patagonia cruise experts to find the perfect small ship for your needs.
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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 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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$6,198
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Evolution (QU)

Travel with the comforts of home aboard the Evolution. Enjoy delicious meals and first-class service as you explore the Galapagos Islands and take advantage of complimentary snorkeling equipment and sea kayaks. Hike and explore among volcanic rock, flora and fauna under the expert tutelage of our naturalist guides.
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Hebridean Sky Ship
$7,295
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Hebridean Sky

The Hebridean Sky, formerly known as the Sea Explorer, emerged from dry dock in June 2016 after undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation and has been transformed into one of the finest small luxury cruise ships in the world.
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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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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 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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$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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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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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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$5,595
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Ocean Endeavour (QU)

The Ocean Endeavour is a small expedition ship expertly engineered to explore the Polar Regions. The ship has an ice-strengthened hull, Zodiacs for exploration and remote landings, generous deck space and advanced navigation equipment.
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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 Ørskov 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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$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

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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