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One of the best ways to explore the northern regions of Canada is on a small ship cruise, and Adventure Life has compiled a list of some of the best expedition vessels that cruise these Arctic waters. If you are planning on a polar cruise, then you will likely be aboard one of the ice-strengthened expedition ships or research vessels. While you will find them quite comfortable, they are generally not luxurious. However, what these ice-breakers sacrifice in creature comforts is compensated for with a unique ambience and tour experience. Their durable hull allows them to crush through pack ice and reach otherwise inaccessible destinations like the Northwest Passage, the fjords of Alaska, and even the glaciated Noth Pole region. We do feature several luxury class cruising vessels, so if that's a priority just let us know.
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Le Commandant Charcot
$10,800
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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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Le Boreal
$32,995
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Le Boreal (AK)

A new era of comfort & style to Antarctic cruises. Newly built for 2010, 'Le Boreal' is the newest all-balcony stateroom & suite vessel in Antarctica. Explore with the right balance of on-board amenities and full-fledged wilderness excitement.
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Le Champlain (ZE)

Le Champlain is a glamorous limited-capacity yacht with environmentally-friendly equipment that features elegantly designed cabins, spacious suites with windows, and lounge areas opening on to the outside, offering a unique cruising experience.
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Le Boreal
$3,210
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Le Boreal (CDP)

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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Explore the region via zodiac as you sail on the MS Fram
$4,444
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MS Fram

The MS Fram was built in 2007 and offers numerous lounges in which to relax, a well-equipped gym, and several Jacuzzis on deck.
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L'Austral
$1,850
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L'Austral

The 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 L'Austral links tradition and innovation, cruising to worldwide destinations in luxury.
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Greg Mortimer Expedition Cruise
$6,600
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Greg Mortimer

Greg Mortimer- redefines expedition cruising for the future, with just 120 passengers on board in the polar regions. The Greg Mortimer is at the cutting edge of nautical technology. Robust, powerful and built with guests in mind, this ship marks significant growth in polar cruising capabilities.
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$4,770
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Silver Explorer

Embark on a luxurious expedition to the best far-flung destinations in the world aboard Silver Explorer, a purpose-built expedition ship unlike any other, designed to cruise both of earth's polar waters.
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$5,030
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National Geographic Explorer

The National Geographic Explorer is a state-of-the-art luxury expedition ship accommodating 148 guests in 81 outside cabins. It is fully stabilized, for cruising polar passages while providing comfort.
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Silver Cloud
$5,940
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Silver Cloud Expedition

The newly refurbished Silver Cloud is the most spacious and comfortable ice class vessel in expedition cruising. Its large suites, destination itineraries, and unparalleled service make her truly special. A limited number of guests, just 200 in polar waters, mean that Silver Cloud has the highest space to guest and crew to guest ratios.
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$1,020
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Le Champlain

Experience a luxurious setting where the accent is on authenticity and passion for travel aboard this glamorous limited-capacity yacht with environmentally-friendly equipment. Le Champlain features elegantly designed cabins, spacious suites with windows, and lounge areas opening on to the outside, offering a unique cruising experience.
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RCGS Resolute Exterior
$4,195
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RCGS Resolute

With an unsurpassed ice classification, a proven track record for stability and safety, large indoor and outdoor viewing platforms, and exceptional maneuverability, RCGS Resolute is ideally equipped to guide up to 146 guests through the world's most pristine Arctic and Antarctic regions.
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The Sea Lion
$4,390
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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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The Sea Bird & Sea Lion
$5,990
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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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Le Soleal
$1,390
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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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$3,595
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Ocean Endeavour

Updated as recently as 2014, the 200-passenger ice class Ocean Endeavor explores the most remote areas in comfort and style. With several decks and lounges, 20 zodiacs, and even a swimming pool, sauna, and hot tub, this is the perfect ship for Arctic exploration.
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$4,990
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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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$3,010
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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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