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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
Circumnavigating the Svalbard Archipelago30%$755312Jul 10, 2020Join this voyage into Arctic wilderness at its most extreme. Sail above 80º N while circumnavigating Svalbard in search of the mighty polar bear.
Circumnavigating Svalbard: The Ultimate Expedition30%$963912Jun 5, 2021
Spitsbergen Photography: In Search of Polar Bears20%$1149514May 26, 2021You’ll be experiencing this once-in-a-lifetime journey aboard a game-changing new expedition vessel, Ultramarine, which is equipped with 20 …
Northwest Passage: In the Footsteps of Franklin15%$1449517Aug 2, 2021On this compelling 17-day journey aboard our game-changing new vessel Ultramarine, passengers retrace the steps of the intrepid Franklin Expedition, …
Northwest Passage: Epic High Arctic15%$1449517Aug 31, 2021Marvel at highlights of the Canadian Arctic and Greenland’s stunning west coast aboard the Ultramarine on a 17-day adventure cruise. Participate in …
Circumnavigating Iceland: The Land of Elves, Sagas, and Volcanoes30%$652011Jul 18, 2021Board the MS Fram to discover the coastal highlights of Iceland, the land of elves, sagas, and volcanoes, on this 11-day circumnavigation cruise. …

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Top Luxury-Class Cruise Ships to the Arctic

Ship NameMax PassengersFromSummary
Le Boreal (CDP)264$3980A 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$1970Cruise the polar regions in luxury aboard the Le Soleal. This small ship carries 224 passengers in luxurious accommodations with first class …
Silver Explorer144$5670Embark 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$5030The 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:​
Where to Take an Arctic Cruise?

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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