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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
Out of the Northwest Passage15%$999517Sep 2, 2019The Northwest Passage remains one of the world’s last true frontiers. Embark on the Ocean Endeavour for a 17-day voyage to the far reaches of the …
Into the Northwest Passage15%$999517Aug 17, 2019Sail living history on this 17-day expedition cruise from Greenland to the Northwest Passage, the pinnacle of Arctic exploration. Observe dramatic …
High Arctic Explorer15%$699512Aug 6, 2019Explore the high Arctic on this 12-day expedition cruise aboard the ice-class Ocean Endeavour. Departing from Resolute Bay high in the Arctic Circle, …
Greenland & Wild Labrador15%$599515Sep 18, 2019The splendor of Greenland meets the charm of Newfoundland on this 15-day expedition cruise aboard Ocean Endeavor. From Greenland, cruise through …
Heart of the Arctic15%$499513Jul 19, 2020This 13-day expedition cruise aboard the Ocean Endeavor brings you into the heart of the Arctic - from Canada's Inuit regions of Nunavik and Nunavut …
In the Wake of the Vikings: A Voyage from Iceland to Greenland15%$499512Jul 14, 2019Board the Ocean Endeavour to follow in the footsteps of the Vikings on this exceptional 12-day expedition cruise across the Arctic region. Depart …

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Top Luxury-Class Cruise Ships to the Arctic

Ship NameMax PassengersFromSummary
Le Boreal (CDP)264$4640A superb mega-yacht with 132 cabins, the Le Boreal is the fruit of blending French service and sophistication with Italian engineering. Emphasizing …
L'Austral264$3030The 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$2890Cruise the polar regions in luxury aboard the Le Soleal. This small ship carries 224 passengers in luxurious accommodations with first class …
Silver Explorer132$4050Embark 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$9620The 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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