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Adventure Life's Patagonia experts have selected the best small ships for exploring the fjords and glaciers of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica. Punta Arenas, Chile and Ushuaia , Argentina are the two major ports in Patagonia. Ushuaia is the gateway to Antarctica as the majority of all cruises embark and disembark there, whereas many cruises to Antarctica use Punta Arenas as a port of call and for beginning the popular flight/cruise trips to Antarctica. The small ships Via Australis and Stella Australis have 4 -day5-day, 6-day, and 8-day itineraries sailing through the Fjords of Tierra del Fuego, the Straight of Magellan and stunning views of Marinelli Glacier dropping from the Darwin Mountains into the sea. Contact one of Adventure Life's Patagonia cruise experts to find the perfect small ship for your needs.
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The One Ocean Navigator
$3,395
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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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Sailing through the Arctic waters
$16,000
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Akademik Shokalskiy

Originally designed and built in Finland for Polar and ocean research, the Akademik Shokalskiy is small, nimble and ice-strengthened, capable of reaching the nooks and crannies of Antarctica that larger ships cannot.
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$6,198
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Evolution (QU)

Travel with the comforts of home aboard the Evolution. Enjoy delicious meals and first-class service as you explore the Galapagos Islands and take advantage of complimentary snorkeling equipment and sea kayaks. Hike and explore among volcanic rock, flora and fauna under the expert tutelage of our naturalist guides.
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Hebridean Sky Ship
$6,995
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Hebridean Sky

The Hebridean Sky, formerly known as the Sea Explorer, emerged from dry dock in June 2016 after undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation and has been transformed into one of the finest small luxury cruise ships in the world.
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The Sea Explorer Air Cruises ship
$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 Island Sky
$6,995
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Island Sky (PL)

The Island Sky is a spacious, well-appointed and stylish ship built in the same Italian Shipyard of the Hebridean Sky. Her core technology allows to operate smoothly, even in the most challenging Antarctic conditions.
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The Island Sky
$11,695
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Island Sky (QU)

Built in Italy in 1992 to a high specification, the MS Island Sky accommodates 108 passengers in comfort and style. This all suite ship features private bathroom facilities and exterior views, while some suites also include a private balcony.
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The Island Sky
$12,980
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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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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
$6,110
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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 Boreal
$5,780
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Le Boreal (CDP)

A superb mega-yacht with 132 cabins, the Le Boreal is the fruit of Italian expertise and French sophistication. Linking tradition and innovation, the Le Boreal cruises to polar destinations in luxury.
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$14,495
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Le Lyrial

Experience sophisticated design, innovative sailing technology, all-balcony staterooms and suites, and the finest expedition staff from aboard the comfortable and sophisticated 199-passenger Le Lyrial.
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Le Lyrial masthead
$4,070
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Le Lyrial (CDP)

The sleek, intimate Le Lyrial sails under the French flag and entrances her passengers with her contemporary decor, comfortable suites, and refined ambiance. Her elegant design allows her to be an ideal sailing vessel.
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Le Soleal
$6,600
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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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Explore the region via zodiac as you sail on the MS Fram
$7,258
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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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$1,050
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MV Plancius

Built in 1976 and reconstructed in 2008, the MV Plancius is fully equipped for polar expedition cruises to the Arctic and Antarctica, and accommodates 112 passengers in 54 comfortable cabins.
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The Skorpios II
$2,000
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MV Skorpios II

The MV Skorpios II was built in 1988 and sails under the Chilean flag. Renovated in 2012, the ship is a comfortable sailing vessel. Her sleek exterior and small size makes her ideal for sailing the narrow fjords of Patagonia.
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The Skorpios III
$1,690
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MV Skorpios III

MV Skorpios III was built in 1995 at the Skorpios shipyard in Chile. Her cabins and hotel infrastructure were remodeled in 2012. The ship is 70 meters long, has a 10-meter beam, and a 3.30-meter draft, displacing 1,600 tons.
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The Stella Australis
$1,189
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MV Stella Australis

Embark on the brand new Stella Australis, launched in 2010 for Patagonia cruising. Part of the Australis fleet, the Stella has 100 cabins each feature picture windows, private facilities & satellite phone.
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The Ushuaia
$4,770
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MV Ushuaia

The MV Ushuaia is a steel hulled, ice-strengthened vessel built originally for oceanographic research and recently converted for passenger voyages to Antarctica. Accommodating a maximum of 88 passengers in 46 comfortable cabins & suites, Ushuaia offers a dining room, bar, library, and observation lounge and inflatable watercraft to explore the ice.
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Australis cruises the Patagonian fjords
$1,440
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MV Ventus Australis

Launching in 2018, Ventus Australis (Southern Winds) is a new state-of-the-art ship carrying up to 210 passengers in 100 cabins. Join Ventus Australis on a journey through the narrow fjords and channels of Patagonia and step ashore at fabled Cape Horn. The ship features multiple options of well-appointed cabins, spacious decks, and a dining area.
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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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