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Adventure Life has hand-picked the best small cruise ships to explore the icy fjords of Patagonia and the sturdiest icebreakers and harden-hulled small ships that venture to Antarctica. Punta Arenas is the primary port for cruises to Chile, and both cruises to Antarctica and cruises around the southern tip of South America viewing towering fjords with massive glaciers plunging into the sea on the sister ships Stella Australis and Via Australis. Flight-cruises to Antarctica are an excellent way to see Antarctica in under 10 days, flying one way, and cruising the other way, saving a few precious days of travel time. Favorite Flight/cruise combinations include the luxurious Herbidian, and Ocean Nova Air Cruises. Contact one of Adventure Life's Chile cruise experts for help finding the pefect ship. 
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National Geographic Endurance
$7,970
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National Geographic Endurance

National Geographic Endurance is a 126-passenger expedition cruise ship that was built for polar navigations providing an extremely smooth ride under any circumstances.
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Silver Cloud
$5,670
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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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The National Geographic Orion at sunset
$7,960
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National Geographic Orion

The creation of the National Geographic Orion in 2003 heralds a new breed of expedition ship: a state-of-the-art vessel which combines the latest advances in ship design and communication technology with all the style and comfort of a luxury cruise ship.
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$9,620
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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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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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Magellan Explorer
$4,995
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Magellan Explorer

The Magellan Explorer is the world’s first expedition ship custom designed for Antarctica's extreme conditions. The ship provides a stylish base for her guests’ adventures, combining excellence in expedition and boutique hospitality.
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The Island Sky
$20,680
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Island Sky (ZE)

Built in 1992 to a high specification, the MS Island Sky offers exceptionally spacious and well designed cabins. Join us on this luxurious cruise for an adventure of a lifetime!
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$4,050
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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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The Akademik Sergey Vavilov
$5,895
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Akademik Sergey Vavilov

The Akademik Sergey Vavilov is widely recognized as the best expedition-style ice-strengthened cruise vessel operating in Polar waters. While not quite luxurious, this state-of-the-art 110-passenger ship is very comfortable and kept in top condition, with facilities including a bar, gym, library, lounge, presentation room, sauna and swimming pool.
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Le Boreal
$4,640
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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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Polar Pioneer
$5,700
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Polar Pioneer

The Polar Pioneer offers a wide range of polar adventures on its departures including SCUBA diving, sea kayaking, camping, and rock and ice climbing. The Polar Pioneer also offers a very unique opportunity to follow Ernest Shackleton's footsteps & a specialized photography tour in Antarctica.
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RCGS Resolute Exterior
$3,995
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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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$4,995
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Hebridean Sky Air Cruises

Hebridean Sky is a luxurious small, all-suite expedition vessel. She was built in 1992 and refurbished in 2005. Newly renovated in 2016, the Hebridean Sky has been transformed into one of the finest small ships in the world.
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The One Ocean Navigator
$3,595
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Akademik Ioffe

Designed as a scientific research vessel in Finland, the Akademik Ioffe is modern, comfortable, safe and ice-strengthened. Carrying 96 passengers on Antarctica and Arctic expeditions, the Akademik Ioffe offers facilities of high caliber, including a theatre style presentation room, fitness room, massage room, hot water spa, sauna and plunge pool.
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Explore the waterways of Antarctica aboard the World Explorer
$4,495
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World Explorer

The World Explorer is a polar expedition cruise ship designed to accommodate 176 passengers. The ship offers an extraordinary level of service, including abundant space for guests and multiple public areas to relax based on passengers’ individual travel styles.
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L'Austral
$3,030
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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 Cruise Expedition
$5,400
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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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Ocean Nova
$4,695
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Ocean Nova Air Cruises

The Ocean Nova (previously called Sarpik Ittuk) was built in 1992 at the Ørskov Shipyard in Frederikshavn, Denmark, to navigate the ice-choked waters off Western Greenland. The ship was upgraded in 2000 and significantly refurbished once again in 2006.
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