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Below, Adventure Life's South America cruise experts have chosen the best small cruise ships and boats on the continent. Most cruises in South America are all about wildlife. The Galapagos Islands, the Amazon River Basin, and Antarctica are South America's top cruise destinations. The Galapagos Islands are accessed via Ecuador where you'll fly 600 miles into the Pacific and board small yachts and cruise ships viewing wildlife on dozens of tropical volcanic islands. While on the Amazon River and it's tributaries in Peru, Ecuador, & Brazil, nature lovers explore the world's largest, most biodiverse rain forest on luxurious river cruises. Cruise to Antartica on one of these hand picked small ships leaving from Ushuaia, Argentina or Punta Arenas, Chile. Contact our South America cruise specialists for trip planning help.
 
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Le Commandant Charcot
$16,480
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Le Commandant Charcot

Le Commandant Charcot is a polar expedition ship that navigates into Arctic and Antarctic places that are rarely visited by others. Its innovative and eco-friendly design make this expedition ship sustainable and one of a kind.
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$4,770
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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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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
$8,300
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Silver Wind

Experience the Silver Wind relaxing, sophisticated and genuinely elegant atmosphere. This multi-million dollar refit makes her one of the most technically up to the minute ships at sea. Admire the stunning beauty of Europe & the Polar regions aboard this 254 passenger ship.
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Le Soleal
$1,390
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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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$15,995
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Le Lyrial (AK)

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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The National Geographic Orion at sunset
$8,360
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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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Explore the region via zodiac as you sail on the MS Fram
$4,444
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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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Le Boreal
$3,210
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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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Silver Cloud
$5,940
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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 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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Le Lyrial masthead
$3,410
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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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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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L'Austral
$1,190
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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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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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Ocean Victory

Accommodating 200 passengers as it sails along Antarctica, the Ocean Victory offers a unique adventure. Experience shore landings, excursions, lectures and whale safaris for every expedition.
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Ocean Nova
$10,995
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Ocean Nova (PQ)

Ocean Nova offers a small expedition ship experience unlike any that you can get on a larger and more conventional cruise ship. All cabins provide exterior views and en-suite facilities, a deck and chair, and storage space. Enjoy breathtaking views and a relaxed atmosphere as you cruise polar landscapes.
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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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