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With so many ice-strengthened ships to choose from, you'll find a range of options for your Northwest Passage cruise. The Akademik Ioffe and Sergey Vavilov are well outfitted, ice-strengthened research ships that focus on hands-on educational tours. They aren't particularly opulent, but they do offer ample social spaces and comfortable cabins, plus an array of active itineraries. The French Ponant fleet, featuring LeBoreal & L'Austral, bring Arctic cruises to the next level, mixing sleek modern designs with state-of-the-art marine technology and a flair of elegance and comfort. If you're looking for a more traditional cruise experience, then ships like the National Geographic Explorer, the Sea Adventurer and others all feature spacious cabins, multiple social spaces, and friendly, knowledgeable crews.
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The One Ocean Navigator
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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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The Akademik Sergey Vavilov
$5,695
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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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Kapitan Khlebnikov
$20,695
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Kapitan Khlebnikov

The Kapitan Khlebnikov is a polar-class icebreaker combining power and technology with comfort. Originally designed to take on the rigors of northern Siberia, the 24,000 horsepower engine and advanced ice-breaking technology take you places no other ship can. The ship offers 52 outside cabins and suites, all with private facilities.
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L'Austral
$1,360
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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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Le Boreal
$15,495
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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 Soleal
$2,490
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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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$6,990
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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
$2,995
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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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The Ocean Adventurer
$9,980
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Ocean Adventurer (ZE)

The Ocean Adventurer is a handsome expedition vessel reminiscent of the days of the great ocean liners, with lots of varnished wood and brass. She sails on a wide variety of cruises in the Arctic, Canada, Greenland, Norway, South America, and Antarctica.
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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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The Sea Adventurer
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Sea Adventurer (AC)

Renovated in 2017 the Sea Adventurer is a handsome expedition vessel reminiscent of the days of the great ocean liners, with lots of varnished wood & brass. She sails on a wide variety of cruises to the Arctic, Canada, Greenland, South America, and Antarctica. Onboard, guests enjoy a bar, lounge, presentation room, gym, and gourmet dining options.
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The Sea Explorer voyages to Arctic destinations
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Sea Explorer (QU)

The 111-passenger Sea Explorer is an ice-strengthened, small luxury expedition ship. Featuring numerous amenities and optional kayaking adventures.
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Silver Cloud
$6,000
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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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$3,400
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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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