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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
$12,320
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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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L'Austral
$1,190
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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
$5,155
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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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$9,810
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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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$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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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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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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$3,420
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Silver Whisper

Experience the Silver Whisper relaxing, sophisticated and genuinely elegant atmosphere. This multi-million dollar refit makes her one of the most technically up to the minute ships at sea. Admire the stunning beauty of Europe & the Caribbean aboard this 382 passenger ship.
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National Geographic Sea Bird
$4,420
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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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The Sea Bird & Sea Lion
$4,420
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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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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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$3,495
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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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National Geographic Quest
$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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$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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The Ocean Adventurer
$3,995
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Ocean Adventurer (Sea Adventurer)

Designed to carry travelers in comfort to the most remote corners of the world, the Ocean Adventurer (Sea Adventurer) is the perfect expedition ship for adventurous people who enjoy the creature comforts offered on board.
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Ocean Atlantic
$1,700
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Ocean Atlantic

Renovated in 2016 with a capacity of 198 passengers, Ocean Atlantic offers an exceptional guest experience in the most remote areas of the world. Cabins and suites are outfitted with exterior views, private bathrooms, TVs, and the essential amenities you’ll need to feel comfortable throughout your voyage
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The Safari Quest
$4,395
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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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