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Taking a small ship cruise is the best way to understand how Europe is a tapestry of cultures set on the backdrop of breathtaking landscapes and centuries-old cities. Central European rivers like the Rhinethe Danube, and the Seine Rivers. In  the Mediterranean, the storied remnants of ancient Greece, the beaches of Croatia and Spain, and classical cities of Italy are far more intimate on a small cruise ship. In Spain and Portugal, the Douro River takes travelers up a river lost in time.  In the northern countries of Sweden, Finland, Norway and Iceland, you'll experience a completely different culture, based around the colder annual temperatures. In addition to the British Isles, these countries make a great starting point for Arctic expeditions too.
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Zodiac cruising in Svalbard
$11,495
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Spitsbergen Photography: In Search of Polar Bears

14 Day Itinerary aboard Ultramarine
  • View iconic arctic wildlife
  • Enjoy continuous daylight
  • Cruise in a Zodiac
  • Learn techniques from photographers
Starts/ Ends in:
Oslo / Oslo
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Land & Sea, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Cruising along the coast, ice edge and inner fjords of Spitsbergen, you’ll be immersed in the natural wonders of the land of the midnight sun as you pursue your quest to photograph arctic wildlife: the polar bear as it prowls the edges of the pack ice on its perpetual hunt for food; the …
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Colorful houses of Svalbard
$8,495
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Spitsbergen Explorer: Wildlife Capital of the Arctic

12 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Adventurer (Sea Adventurer)
  • View iconic arctic wildlife
  • Immerse in the icy realm of Arctic
  • Cruise in Zodiac to explore Arctic
  • Hike the tundra and polar desert
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Connect with the unique Arctic wildlife as you travel to Spitsbergen for 12 days aboard Ocean Adventurer. The archipelago is home to the iconic polar bear, as well as whales, walrus, Svalbard reindeer and tens of thousands of seabirds. Exploring the tundra is a breathtaking experience—the …
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Traditional architecture in Greece.
$2,990
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Classical Greece

8 Day Itinerary aboard Harmony V
  • Explore the beautiful Cyclades
  • Discover the palace of King Minoas
  • Tour the old quarter of Nafplion
  • Experience archaeological sites
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Classical Greece shows Greece at its best: the beautiful white-washed Cycladic Islands of Santorini and Mykonos, Crete - the largest and southern-most Greek Island, and the Peloponnese with Monemvassia and Nafplion and their historical treasures. Add to these destinations the less known and quaint …
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Bicycles are a part of everyday life in Europe
$3,299
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Captivating Rhine - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amamora
  • Join a guided tour through Old Town
  • Take a guided bike ride
  • Hike through Rudesheim
  • Join a guided hike
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruise, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Contoured by vineyard-clad hills and castles from yesteryear, the legendary Rhine captivates. Experience the allure of France’s Alsace region in its welcoming capital, Strasbourg, and its priceless gem, Riquewihr. Fabled towns lost in time present you with the chance to taste local flavors …
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Salona ruins with city of Split in background
$1,410
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Dubrovnik to Split

8 Day Itinerary aboard M/S Mama Marija
  • Explore Mljet National Park
  • Visit Korčula Island
  • Enjoy Trogir's heritage
  • Stroll through relaxing Omiš
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Urban Exploration, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Beautiful beaches, preserved nature, ecological agriculture, and preserved traditional architecture are unique highlights of this 8-day Croatian expedition.Board the M/S Mama Marijaand admirethe most spectacular coastline Europe has to offer as you explore tiny islands, secluded coves, and swim in …
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Arctic puffins
$6,495
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Arctic Saga: Exploring Spitsbergen via the Faroes and Jan Mayen

14 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Adventurer (Sea Adventurer)
  • Follow in the footsteps of Norsemen
  • Explore the volcanic and glacier
  • Encounter iconic arctic wildlife
  • Cruise in a Zodiac for exploration
Activities:
Hiking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Travel to some of the most remote islands on the planet, where only a small number of adventurers have ever left their footprints. This 14-day sailing expedition on Ocean Adventurer shows you the region’s rugged beauty and whaling and Viking history, visiting the awe-inspiring and unspoiled …
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Franz Josef Land scenery
$14,995
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High Arctic Odyssey: Remote Russian Archipelagos

22 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Adventurer (Sea Adventurer)
  • Visit sites at Franz Josef Land
  • Explore glaciated Novaya Zemlya
  • Explore Severnaya Zemlya
  • Discover the islands of Kara Sea
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the most enigmatic and extreme regions of the Russian High Arctic through this 22-day expedition with Ocean Adventurer. Discover breathtaking ice-draped coastlines that are rarely visited by even the most intrepid adventurers. From the heavily glaciated Novaya Zemlya and Franz Josef Land to …
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Traveler photographing the Jokulsarlon Glacier.
$11,460
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A Circumnavigation of Iceland

Iceland - 10 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • Meet Iceland’s people & culture
  • Actively explore Iceland's coasts
  • Experience Iceland’s unique geology
  • Travel with an expert team
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Land & Sea, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Iceland’s geology in all its manifestations is world-class: glaciers, thundering waterfalls, immense cliffs, geothermal springs, boiling mud pots, and rock and lava-scapes of unearthly beauty. It alone makes a circumnavigation a very compelling idea. But when you add in components like …
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Polar bears in the Arctic
$9,595
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Russian High Arctic

13 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Spirit
  • Visit Franz Josef Land
  • Observe the rare ivory gulls
  • Walk in the footsteps of explorers
  • Admire unique polar wildlife
Starts/ Ends in:
Longyearbyen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This extraordinary expedition toFranz Josef Land isasunique and authentic asthe place itself. Starting inLongyearbyen inthe Norwegian territory ofSvalbard, wecross the icy, wildlife-rich Barents Sea tothe Russian High Arctic. InFranz Josef Land wediscover unparalleled landscapes, wildlife, and …
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Explore Reykjavik on your Arctic voyage
$4,970
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Icelandic Mosaic

8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Jacques Cartier
  • Discover Reykjavik
  • Explore stunning landscapes
  • Enjoy incredible Arctic wildlife
  • Visit the elegant city of Akureyri
Starts/ Ends in:
Reykjavik / Reykjavik
Activities:
Hiking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the ship in Reykjavik,the world’s northernmost capital city. With its houses with colorful roofs and its lake that is home to countless ducks, the city offers a picture-postcard setting. The first port of call on your cruise: the bay of Grundarfjordur, right near Kirkjufell.This …
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Korcula Island
$4,410
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The Best of Croatia

8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Lyrial (CDP)
  • Explore the medieval town of Split
  • Tour Dubrovnik
  • Visit Pula's ancient amphitheater
  • Wander the streets of Rovinj
Starts/ Ends in:
Venice / Venice
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Urban Exploration, Village Visit, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
From Venice, set sail for Croatia and its many hidden treasures on this 8-day voyage. Le Lyrial slips effortlessly through the turquoise Adriatic Sea, wending her way between necklaces of islands dotted here and there off the Dalmatian Coast. There are cities that thrive on their legend – and …
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Sunset over Palermo
$6,250
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6th Annual Piano Festival at Sea

Civitavecchia to Palermo - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Bougainville
  • Join musical cruise
  • Discover the Tyrrhenian Sea
  • Visit tomantic Sorrente
  • View the Grandmaster's Palace
Starts/ Ends in:
Civitavecchia / Palermo
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Arrive at Sorrento, a wonderful town on the top of steep cliffs that offer stunning views on the Gulf of Naples. Further South, along the coastline,Amalfiand the little villages hidden nearby perched between sky and sea, are true treasures and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Discover the amazing sight …
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$7,690
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Expedition Svalbard

11 Day Itinerary aboard M/S Quest (Sea Endurance)
  • Explore eastern Svalbard
  • Search for Arctic wildlife & birds
  • Find 17th-century whaling remnants
  • Cruise spectacular landscapes
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Visit Svalbard during the second half of the season on this Arctic expedition cruise. The ice is slowly starting to loosen its grip, which offers good opportunities to explore the seldom-visited eastern parts. During this expedition explore the Arctic archipelago, searching for wildlife such as …
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Discover the restored Iona Abbey, Scotland
$5,995
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Scotland Slowly

11 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Endeavour (AC)
  • Observe prehistoric structures
  • Appreciate Scotland's shorelines
  • Climb an Iron Age fortification
  • View a large sea bird colony
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Hiking, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
June is an ideal month to visit Scotland, with birds breeding well underway, there are plenty of opportunities for avian enthusiasts. Photographers are in their glory amid the gorgeous scenery and small-group tutorials can help shutterbugs capture the experience at its finest. Board the Ocean …
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Ring Of Brodgar, Orkney
$8,100
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Wild Scotland

11 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • Visit the St Kilda
  • Explore the Orkney Islands
  • Kayak through caves and lochs
  • Visit an Iron Age broch
Starts/ Ends in:
Oban / Aberdeen
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruise, Stand Up Paddle Board, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
From the Hebrides in the west to inhospitable windswept specks of land like St Kilda and Foula, and to the Orkney and Shetland islands in the north, you’ll explore the intriguing diversity of Scotland’s wild islands. You can plan to take in Neolithic sites scarcely changed in 5,000 …
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Visit charming Passau
$3,199
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Magna on the Danube - Budapest to Vilshofen

Budapest to Vilshofen - 8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amamagna
  • Discover Budapest
  • Take a guided bike ride
  • Enjoy wine tasting
  • Delight in a walking tour
Starts/ Ends in:
Budapest / Vilshofen
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruise, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Journey along the Danube and see firsthand why this storied river has inspired generations of artists, poets and musicians. Indulge your passion for timeless architecture and art in three magnificent capitals: Budapest, Bratislava, and Vienna. Let the hills come alive with the sounds of music in …
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Ring Of Brodgar, Orkney
$3,995
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North Atlantic Saga: Scotland, the Faroe Islands, and Iceland

11 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Endeavour (AC)
  • Stand among Neolithic stones
  • Shop for exquisite handicrafts
  • See the volcanic Surtsey island
  • Follow the routes of the Vikings
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Hiking, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 11-day expedition cruise charts a course unlike any other on Earth, from the costaline of Scotland, through the cliffs of the Faroe Islands, to the volcanic plains of Iceland. Explore ancient Neolithic ruins on rugged Celtic islands, and sail into the sagas of Norse explorers bound for …
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The breathtaking scenery of Iceland
$2,290
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Iceland Circumnavigation Express

8 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Diamond (IPC)
  • Discover Snaefellnes Peninsula
  • Visit the Lake Myvatn region
  • Whale watch in Skjalfandi Bay
  • Explore charming Djupivogur
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover mystical Iceland on an unforgettable journey steeped in Viking traditions and volcanic landscapes rarely seen anywhere else on earth. This voyage on the Ocean Diamond reveals a diverse array of natural wonders and the Icelandic way of life. A range of exciting shore excursions offers …
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