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Explore North America on a small ship cruise with Adventure Life. We work with all the top-rated small ship cruise lines visiting Juneau, Sitka, Glacier Bay National Park, Toronto, and Ketchikan, and we help match you with the perfect small ship and cruise itinerary for your specific tastes and needs. There are countless advantages to visiting North America on a small ship cruise versus a large cruise ship including avoiding crowds and being able to visit and explore smaller ports and scenic shorelines that large ships simply cannot access.  The cost of small ship cruises to North America start at $1,250 for a trip of 6 to 99 days in 2022. Tell us about your dream small ship cruise to North America and our team of North America travel experts will help you make it a reality.  
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Alaska travel and dall sheep grazing on Alaska hillside
$7,295
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Northern Passages & Glacier Bay

8 Day Itinerary aboard Safari Explorer
  • Attend Park Ranger presentations
  • Hike at Glacier Bay National Park
  • Observe sea lions and birds
  • See Krestof and Nakwasina Sounds
Starts/ Ends in:
Juneau / Sitka
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Stand Up Paddle Board, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join the Safari Explorer for this 8-day voyage that takes you into the jewel of the U.S. National Park System. Kayak, paddle board, snorkel, and skiff to explore this majestic region and Glacier Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hikes ashore in Glacier Bay National Park and along Chichagof …
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Bald eagles resting
$3,995
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Last Frontier Adventure

8 Day Itinerary aboard Chichagof Dream
  • Explore Glacier Bay National Park
  • See marine life in Frederick Sound
  • Participate on hiking in Sitka
  • Kayak along the Waterfall Coast
Starts/ Ends in:
Sitka / Juneau
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join this 8-day voyage aboard Chichagof Dream for an exciting and energetic experience from the activities included on this itinerary to be able to explore Alaska from Sitka to Juneau or reverse.The dynamic itinerary features daily adventures like hiking rainforest trails, kayaking in a glacial …
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Kayaking in Hawaii's lava tubes.
$5,795
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Hawaiian Seascapes

8 Day Itinerary aboard Safari Explorer
  • Enjoy a paʻina and jam session
  • Take part in exploration activities
  • Visit the Puu Waawaa Sanctuary
  • Snorkel among coral gardens
  • Explore the island history
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark the Safari Explorer to discover gems of the Hawaiian Islands! On this 8-day voyage, partake in unparalleled snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, sailing, beach-combing, and skiff excurisons. Visit a plumeria farm, one of Hawaii's longest beaches, and discover island history at the …
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Get up close to amazing glaciers in Alaska
$7,340
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Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness

8 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Venture
  • View unique wildlife such as orcas
  • Visit Tracy or Endicott Arm fjords
  • Explore Alaskan ecosystems
  • Hike & kayak in Icy Strait
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore Southeast Alaska aboard National Geographic Venture on its 8-day expedition from Juneau to Sitka. Experience an extraordinary visit to Alaska. Take advantage of a sighting of a pod of orcas or linger on shore to watch a brown bear sow and her cubs forage. Explore under the guidance of an …
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Calm waters disturbed only by the flick of a whale's tail
$4,660
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Wild Alaska Escape: Sitka to Juneau

6 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Sea Lion
  • Journey by kayak into dramatic bays
  • Raft the Chilkat River with guides
  • See Haines by raft, bike, or foot
  • View glaciers and icebergs
Starts/ Ends in:
Sitka / Juneau
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the National Geographic Sea Lion on this 6-day cruise to explore Alaska on an active expedition to see the region’s iconic wildlife and epic landscapes in a compact timeframe. Enjoy hikes on world-class trails through forests of towering trees, kayak deep into glacially-carved fjords, …
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Explore beautiful New England
$3,499
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Autumn in New England

Boston to St. John - 9 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Voyager
  • Enjoy Boston
  • Delight in Newport's rich history
  • Discover Provincetown
  • Stroll Portland's streets
Starts/ Ends in:
Boston / St. John
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Take in the heart and soul of America's origins on this nine-day voyage aboard the Ocean Voyager, which explores some of the region's most legendary places. View charming, authentic New England in all her splendor. Craggy bluffs, stretches of sandy shoreline, and lush farmland provide the setting …
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Relax in the sunny squares of historic Savannah
$5,599
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Boston, MA to Nassau, Bahamas

Boston - Nassau - 16 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Voyager
  • Learn Boston's history
  • Wander through historic Baltimore
  • Experience Southern hospitality
  • Explore Charleston's architecture
Starts/ Ends in:
Boston / Nassau
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sail on this 16-day itinerary cruising the seaboard from bustling Boston to beachy Nassau aboard Ocean Voyager. With stops in Baltimore, Charleston, West Palm Beach, and more, this journey has been handcrafted to sample the Eastern cities of the United States as you head to your final destination …
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Beautiful artic mountains at sunset.
$6,995
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Greenland & Wild Labrador

15 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Endeavour
  • Cross the Arctic Circle by sea
  • Visit the capital Nuuk
  • Hike Torngat Mtns National Park
  • Explore Torngâsok Cultural Centre
  • Search for polar bears & eagles
  • Set foot on the Wonderstrands
Starts/ Ends in:
Kangerlussuaq / St. John's
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This extraordinary 15-day sailing showcases staggering geographic diversity. Set out along the western coast of Greenland, calling at Nuuk, one of the world’s northernmost capital cities, and exploring the many fjords for which the area is famed. Across the Davis Strait in Canada, visit the …
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A bear catches a fish as it swims upstream
$5,400
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Great Bear Rainforest Expedition

8 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Venture
  • Kayak across Great Bear
  • Look our for Kermode bears
  • Swim at hot spring pools
  • Experience unique landscapes
Starts/ Ends in:
Ketchikan / Ketchikan
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Rainforest Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sail into northern British Columbia's tiny, meandering fjords and enter the domain of the endangered Spirit Bear. Also known as a Kermode bear, it is a subspecies of the North American black bear that is found exclusively in the Great Bear Rainforest's pristine wildness. The forest is …
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Exploring Alaska's glaciers
$3,795
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Last Frontier Adventure

8 Day Itinerary aboard Admiralty Dream
  • Explore Glacier Bay National Park
  • See marine life in Frederick Sound
  • Participate on hiking in Sitka
  • Kayak along the Waterfall Coast
Starts/ Ends in:
Sitka / Juneau
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join this 8-day voyage aboard Admiralty Dream for an exciting and energetic experience from the activities included on this itinerary to be able to explore Alaska from Sitka to Juneau or reverse.The dynamic itinerary features daily adventures like hiking rainforest trails, kayaking in a glacial …
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Kayak quiet waters as you sail to remote polar regions
$17,495
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Best of the Western Arctic: Canada and Greenland

20 Day Itinerary aboard Ultramarine
  • Explore Canadian wildlife sanctuary
  • Visit and learn the Inuit culture
  • Search for iconic arctic wildlife
  • Explore the arctic on a Zodiac
Starts/ Ends in:
Kangerlussuaq / Kangerlussuaq
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Venture far above the Arctic Circle, in a land where the sun never sets and polar bears roam, with Ocean Adventurer. On this 20-day cruise, explore the northerly shores of Canada’s Baffin Island and the western coast of Greenland, searching for the wildlife and visiting the communities that …
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Visit quaint fishing villages along the coast of Nova Scotia
$4,499
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Canadian Crown Jewels

Montreal to Boston - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Voyager
  • Enjoy Montreal's ambiance
  • Admire the scenic Strait of Canso
  • Explore Charlottetown
  • Discover the history of Halifax
Starts/ Ends in:
Montreal / Boston
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Phenomenal experiences lie in store for those who choose this epic 11-day adventure. Indulge in the beauties of Montreal during your pre-cruise hotel stay, then prepare to be astounded once the ship sets sail. On this excursion, a biologist joins you on board to enhance the pleasure of gliding …
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Wrangell - St. Elias wilderness
$5,195
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Alaska's Inside Passage Sojourn

9 Day Itinerary aboard Baranof Dream
  • Watch glaciers calve giant icebergs
  • Journey through Tracy Arm Fjord
  • Kayak along the Alaskan coastline
  • Visit the highlights of Juneau
Starts/ Ends in:
Sitka / Ketchikan
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Spend 9 days aboard the Baranof Dream chasing beautiful, dramatic landscapes and Alaskan wildlife. After setting sail from Sitka head towards Glacier Bay National Park for the chance to see bears, wolves, humpback whales, and sea lions. Tour the capital city of Juneau and see all the highlights of …
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Stunning Niagara Falls
$5,480
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Great lakes of North America

Toronto - Milwaukee - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Bellot
  • Admire Milwaukee's architecture
  • Explore the five Great Lakes
  • Learn about Native American history
  • Discover the Niagara Falls
  • Engage with Smithsonian Journeys
Starts/ Ends in:
Mackinac Island / Toronto
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discoverthe Great Lakesamidst the splendid colors of early autumn. This8-day journey departs from cosmopolitan Toronto, on the shore ofLake Ontario.Canada’s largest city charms you with its museums, parks, and gardens.Le Bellotthen sails the canal connecting Lake Ontario andLake Erie. …
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Explore Toronto
$4,999
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Portland to Toronto

Portland - Toronto - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Navigator
  • Stroll the streets of Portland
  • Discover the history of Halifax
  • Cruise the scenic Strait of Canso
  • Explore beautiful Montreal
Starts/ Ends in:
Portland / Toronto
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits, Whale Watching
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Navigate the waters that tie New England to Canada on this 12-day spectacular journey aboard Ocean Navigator. Scenic sailing through the Thousand Islands goes unmatched, and Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, planted within the Garden of the Gulf, invites travelers to rollick in whimsical …
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Moose found on an Alaska wildlife tour
$3,600
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Glacier Bay National Park Adventure

8 Day Itinerary aboard Wilderness Discoverer
  • Discover Glacier Bay National Park
  • Admire Alaskan wildlife
  • Visit Grand Pacific Glacier
  • Hike down Fairweather Mountain
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the unique Glacier Bay National Park, home to the world's largest marine sanctuary. From kelp-lined channels to hemlock and spruce forests, every inch of this remote land is worth exploring. This dazzling voyage offers the opportunity to admire the exotic wildlife of this region. Keep …
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Midnight sun light, Ilulissat
$11,995
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Into the Northwest Passage

17 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Endeavour
  • Visit ancient sites and villages
  • Meet the stunning Arctic wildlife
  • Experience Inuit culture first hand
  • Explore the Ilulissat Icefjord
Starts/ Ends in:
Kangerlussuaq / Kugluktuk
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sail the heart of the Northwest Passage in comfort aboard the ice-strengthened Ocean Endeavour. On this 17-day journey, experience quaint villages, dramatic fjords, and calving glaciers of Greenland. Then, cross the Davis Strait, and pay respects at the Franklin Expedition graves at Beechey Island. …
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First views of Baffin Island
$7,595
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High Arctic Explorer

12 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Endeavour
  • Visit Beechey Island
  • Hike on Devon Island
  • Enjoy a cultural welcome at Pond
  • Watch Greenland’s glaciers
  • Marvel at the tundra
Starts/ Ends in:
Resolute Bay / Kangerlussuaq
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore Tallurutiup Imanga, a newly designated marine protected area. Visit the graves of Franklin’s men on Beechey Island. Enjoy an Inuit welcome in Mittimatalik; try your hand at Arctic games. Across Baffin Bay lies the sublime Greenland coast. Illulissat offers cafes, hiking, and …
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