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On a small ship Arctic cruise you'll experience a magical land of icy fjords, jagged mountains, & immense glaciers. Comfortable small ships glide travelers beyond the Arctic Circle through dramatic ice floes to walk in the footsteps of the Vikings or marvel at the breaching of a humpback whale. Hull-hardened ships cut through the polar ice to access areas previously visited by only the most adventurous explorers and even to the North Pole. A cruise of the Arctic offers rare wildlife, natural beauty and unique cultures that have survived in one of the most extreme environments on Earth. Choose from cruises that visit the Arctic landscapes of Northern Canada's Baffin Island, the Northern Passage, AlaskaGreenland, Iceland, Canada, Norway, & RussiaContact one of our Arctic cruise experts for help planning your trip.

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Trip NameSaveFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Four Arctic Islands: Spitsbergen, Jan Mayen, Greenland and Iceland30%$1099518Aug 13, 2020Explore four incredible regions of the Arctic on this 18-day itinerary aboard Ocean Adventurer. Discover the world’s largest fjord system, see the …
High Arctic Odyssey: Remote Russian Archipelagos25%$1549522Jul 22, 2020This 22-day itinerary aboard Ocean Adventurer lets you explore the Russian High Arctic and discover the breathtaking rarely-visited ice-draped …
Three Arctic Islands: Spitsbergen, Greenland and Iceland30%$999515Aug 11, 2020Check Spitsbergen, Greenland, and Iceland off your bucket list as you explore these three regions on this 15-day cruise aboard World Explorer. Visit …
Three Arctic Islands: Iceland, Greenland and Spitsbergen30%$999515Aug 24, 2020Embark on World Explorer and join its 15-day itinerary that explores Iceland, Greenland and Spitsbergen. Get a chance to see spectacular diverse …
Spitsbergen Explorer: Wildlife Capital of the Arctic40%$699512May 20, 2020Prepare for this 12-day itinerary aboard Ocean Adventurer in the exploration of Spitsbergen, the wildlife capital of the Arctic. Grab your cameras …
Spitsbergen In Depth: Big Island, Big Adventure35%$899514Jun 24, 2020Join Ocean Adventurer as it sails across the island of Spitsbergen with its 14-day itinerary. Get the opportunity to see polar bears, walrus and …

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Top Luxury-Class Cruise Ships to the Arctic

Ship NameMax PassengersFromSummary
Le Boreal (CDP)264$3210A superb mega-yacht with 132 cabins, the Le Boreal is the fruit of blending French service and sophistication with Italian engineering. Emphasizing …
L'Austral264$1190The 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 …
Le Soleal264$1390Cruise the polar regions in luxury aboard the Le Soleal. This small ship carries 224 passengers in luxurious accommodations with first class …
Silver Explorer144$4770Embark on a luxurious expedition to the best far-flung destinations in the world aboard Silver Explorer, a purpose-built expedition ship unlike any …
National Geographic Explorer148$17The National Geographic Explorer is a state-of-the-art luxury expedition ship accommodating 148 guests in 81 outside cabins. It is fully stabilized, …

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Any of our small ship Arctic cruises will provide you with a variety of opportunities to experience the ice-capped top of the world in an engaging and active way. The most popular Arctic activities included on most cruises are:​
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Your cruise will take you across various Arctic landscapes, featuring impressive glaciers & fjords, oceanic fields of ice, and snow-covered tundras, where evergreens have amazingly rooted sparce lives.

As you journey across this rugged & windswept landscape, you will have the chance to see the natural phenomenon of Aurora Borealis and some of the most breathtaking wildlife on the planet. 

The Arctic is an intercontinental region with the land masses of North America, Europe, and Asia surrounding the Arctic Sea's churning icebergs and fridgid waters.

Popular regions to visit on an Arctic cruise include the Faroes Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Jan Mayen, Norway, Svalbard and Russia.

The Arctic Circle is made up of countries like Russia, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Greenland, US (Alaska) and Canada

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