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Small ships with fewer than 100 passengers offer prime access to the narrow channels, fjords, & passages where wildlife abounds, but choosing the right one can be tough. While almost all vessels offer kayaking opportunities, some boats also focus exclusively on actively exploring nature, like the Safari Endeavor, which offers snorkeling, whale watching, paddleboarding, hiking, & more to give you the closest look at Alaska's diverse flora & fauna. For a truly stately experience, the sister boats Admiralty Dream, Alaskan Dream, Baranof Dream, & Chicagof Dream are excellent choices.
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Sylvia Earle

New in 2021, cruise the polar regions in style on the Sylvia Earle. Designed for low-impact voyages featuring a fuel-efficient Ulstein X-Bow®, reduced air emissions and light pollution, and virtual anchoring for protection of the sea floor. The ship honors the highly accomplished marine biologist, oceanographer and explorer, Sylvia Earle. This ship will channel her marine-conservation ethos into a fully immersive on-board guest experience, not only in the Polar regions but in other destinations as the ship sails between the Arctic and the Antarctic.
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$6,580
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National Geographic Resolution

New for 2021, The National Geographic Resolution is a next-generation 126-passager expedition ship purpose-built for polar exploration in comfort with an extremely smooth ride even on the world's roughest, most demanding seas. National Geographic is legendary for immersive trips focusing on the ecology of the polar regions.
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$12,340
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Le Commandant Charcot

Le Commandant Charcot is a polar expedition ship that navigates into Arctic and Antarctic places that are rarely visited by others. Its innovative and eco-friendly design make this expedition ship sustainable and one of a kind.
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National Geographic Endurance
$10,990
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National Geographic Endurance

The 126 passenger National Geographic Endurance has the highest ice class rating (PC5 Category A) ever for a purpose-built cruise ship which allows it to operate year-round in areas of the polar regions. The sloping “X-bow” is designed to minimize movement in the roughest of seas and also results in greater fuel efficiency and fewer emissions for reduced environmental impact.
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Chichagof Dream
$3,995
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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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Scenic Eclipse
$7,165
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Scenic Eclipse

Scenic Eclipse is the World’s First Discovery Yacht and the first ocean cruise ship from the Scenic fleet. Launched in August 2019, Scenic Eclipse sets a new standard in luxury ocean cruising. With elegant lines, perfectly-proportioned suites, and expansive wellness zones, every element of Scenic Eclipse has been considered with your enjoyment and pleasure in mind, creating a special environment that facilitates global adventure in truly 6-star luxury.
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Safari Endeavour
$4,995
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Safari Endeavour

The newly refurbished expedition vessel Safari Endeavour's three decks provide ample outside viewing opportunities and relaxing public spaces for gathering with new found friends. A full-beam swim step makes launching a kayak and boarding the skiff easy.
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The Safari Explorer
$5,595
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Safari Explorer

Exquisitely appointed, the Safari Explorer carries 36 passengers on small ship cruising of Hawaii with luxury. She features an intimate wine library, spa area with complimentary massage, and luxurious staterooms.
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Le Boreal
$7,870
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Le Boreal

A superb mega-yacht with 132 cabins, the Le Boreal is the fruit of blending French service and sophistication with Italian engineering. Emphasizing the planet's polar regions as well as Latin America, Easter Island and Polynesia, Le Boreal gives passengers the feeling they are on a private yacht and give them access to harbors and coves that large cruise ships can't access.
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Kruzof Explorer
$5,895
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Kruzof Explorer

The 12-passenger Kruzod Explorer takes you across some of the most remote and stunning destinations in Alaska offering guests unique Zodiac explorations as well as kayaking, and paddleboarding adventures.
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The Wilderness Explorer
$4,495
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Wilderness Explorer

The Wilderness Explorer is equipped for action, adventure, and exploration. As with her sister “Wilderness” ships, its interior complements the outside and public and private spaces are loaded with amenities. The ship offers a main lounge that evokes the feel of a National Park Lodge or neighborhood pub, dining room, and ample space on deck for taking in the great outdoors.
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Heritage Adventurer
$3,495
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Heritage Adventurer

Heritage Adventurer is a true pioneering expedition vessel of exceptional pedigree. Often referred to as the 'Grande Dame of Polar Exploration' due to her celebrated history and refined design, she was purpose-built for adventure in 1991 at Finland's Rauma shipyard and specifically designed for Polar exploration.
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The Wilderness Discoverer
$2,995
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Wilderness Discoverer

Wilderness Discoverer is an expedition ship capable of nimble exploration through nature's most dramatic hideaways. Offering her 76 passengers an exciting array of daily adventure excursions, explore Alaska on this unique small ship.
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$3,200
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National Geographic Venture

National Geographic Venture is perfectly designed to explore Alaska’s Inside Passage and beyond accommodating 100 passengers and providing a new standard of comfort and style while sailing through Alaska's remote locations.
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Silver Cloud
$4,140
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Silver Wind

Experience the Silver Wind relaxing, sophisticated and genuinely elegant atmosphere. This multi-million dollar refit makes her one of the most technically up to the minute ships at sea. Admire the stunning beauty of Europe & the Polar regions aboard this 254 passenger ship.
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National Geographic Quest
$3,990
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National Geographic Quest

The National Geographic Quest is a state-of-the-art expedition ship accommodating 100 guests in 5 different categories of fully equipped cabins. It is fully stabilized for cruising unique polar passages and wonderful tropical landscapes while providing comfort and adventure in every journey.
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$3,795
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Admiralty Dream

The 58-passenger Admiralty Dream is a small ship with a shallow draft and stately pace of cruising so that nothing will be missed in the narrow channels, bays & islands of Alaska's Inner Passage. Experience warm yacht-style cruising with a knowledgeable & friendly crew, in the comfort of the ship's lounge, sun deck, and well-appointed cabins.
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Silver Shadow

Award-winning Silver Shadow has all the hallmarks of extreme luxury at sea. With one of the highest space-to-guest ratios at sea, Silver Shadow is a firm favourite in the Silversea fleet.
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