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Small ships with fewer than 500 passengers offer prime access to the narrow channels, fjords, & passages where wildlife abounds. Smaller ships holding less than 100 passengers offer an even more intimate experience. Choosing the right ship for you 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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$5,730
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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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Chichagof Dream
$2,995
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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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Safari Endeavour
$4,900
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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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Sylvia Earle
$35,795
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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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$2,795
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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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National Geographic Resolution ship
$28,850
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National Geographic Resolution

New in 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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$47,100
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Le Commandant Charcot

The polar explorer ship Le Commandant Charcot travels to remote regions of the Arctic and Antarctic. This expedition ship is unique because of its revolutionary and environmentally friendly design.
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$7,200
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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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Alaskan Dream
$3,595
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Alaskan Dream

The 40-passenger Alaskan Dream carriers guests on a variety of cruises exploring narrow channels, stunning landscapes, spotting wildlife and experiencing traditional cultures of Alaska. All cabins have extra large windows for spotting wildlife, while top-notch cuisine and knowledgeable naturalist guides help you understand Alaska's wilderness.
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Le Soleal
$5,260
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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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$5,395
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Baranof Dream

On the Baranof Dream, experience warm yacht-style cruising surrounded by knowledgeable, genuinely friendly staff and accompanied by interesting people who share your passion for adventure and learning about the Alaskan wilderness. Embark on adventure cruises from the ports of Juneau, Sitka and Ketchikan through Alaska's Inside Passage.
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$3,962
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National Geographic Sea Bird

The Sea Bird, sister ship of the Sea Lion, can reach places inaccessible to larger ships due to its small size, yet it comfortably accommodates 62 guests in 31 outside cabins with windows, private facilities, and climate controls.
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$3,600
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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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National Geographic Quest
$6,223
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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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Wilderness Adventurer
$3,900
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Wilderness Adventurer

Wilderness Adventurer is an expedition ship capable of nimble exploration through nature's most dramatic hideaways. Offering her 60 passengers an exciting array of daily adventure excursions, explore Alaska on this unique small ship.
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Safari Quest in Alaska
$6,100
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Safari Quest

The Safari Quest provides guests with intimate adventure experiences, comfortable staterooms and public spaces with ample room to get away from it all. Carrying 22 passengers, enjoy small ship luxury cruising at its finest.
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Wilderness Legacy
$4,400
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Wilderness Legacy

Embark on this refurbished 88-small ship, the Legacy. Emulating an earlyl victorian steamer, this charming vessel carries guests on small ship cruises to Alaska, Columbia River cruises, and historic Northwest exploration. History comes alive with lecturer
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The Sea Bird & Sea Lion
$2,972
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National Geographic Sea Lion

The Sea Lion, sister ship of the Sea Bird, can reach places inaccessible to larger ships due to its small size, yet it comfortably accommodates 62 guests in 31 outside cabins with windows, private facilities, and climate controls.
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