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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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Ocean Endeavour
$5,590
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Ocean Endeavour

The Ocean Endeavour is the ultimate expedition cruising ship. Strong and stable, with plenty of creature comforts, we’re sure you will feel at home.Offering a huge range of activities both on and off the ship makes her versatile and appealing to clients of all ages and budgets.There are a selection of cabins to meet a variety of budgets, and single and solo travelers can take advantage of no single supplement. The Ocean Endeavour offers an unrivalled sense of space and onboard activities including: spa facilities, yoga classes, sauna, hot tub, salt water pool and gym.
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Le Lyrial masthead
$2,370
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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 Commandant Charcot
$13,960
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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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$5,670
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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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$16,450
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National Geographic Resolution

National Geographic Resolution 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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The National Geographic Orion at sunset
$8,490
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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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National Geographic Endurance
$10,990
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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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Explore the region via zodiac as you sail on the MS Fram
$4,949
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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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Scenic Eclipse
$6,895
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Scenic Eclipse

Scenic Eclipse is the World’s First Discovery Yacht and the first ocean cruise ship from the Scenic fleet. Launched in August 2019, Scenic Eclipse sets a new standard in luxury ocean cruising. With elegant lines, perfectly-proportioned suites, and expansive wellness zones, every element of Scenic Eclipse has been considered with your enjoyment and pleasure in mind, creating a special environment that facilitates global adventure in truly 6-star luxury.
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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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Le Boreal
$3,980
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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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Explore Antarctica aboard the Ocean Diamond
$7,495
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Ocean Diamond

Carrying a capacity of 189 passengers, the Ocean Diamond is the latest in polar vessels to explore Antarctica. The Ocean Diamond is the first carbon-neutral ship in the polar adventure industry. Guests can enjoy the many indoor public spaces, spacious cabin arrangements and fine dining aboard the Ocean Diamond.
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$9,720
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Silver Origin

Silver Origin is the height of experiential travel in the Galapagos. This 100-passenger destination-specific ship offers an extraordinary voyage for extraordinary people sailing to Galapagos.
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$5,271
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MS Fridtjof Nansen

The Fridtjof Nansen was built in 2020 and offers numerous lounges in which to relax, a well-equipped gym, and several infinity pool and hot tubs as a couple of the highlights
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MS Roald Amundsen
$14,617
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MS Roald Amundsen

MS Roald Amundsen is the first of two hybrid ships to be built, cutting emissions by sailing with electrical propulsion. Hybrid technology, combined with the advanced construction of the hull and effective use of electricity on board, will reduce fuel consumption and CO2-emissions on the ships by 20%.
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Silver Cloud
$6,210
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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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$10,895
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Sylvia Earle

Sylvia Earle - this new ship honours the highly accomplished marine biologist, oceanographer and explorer, Sylvia Earle. This ship will channel her marine-conservation ethos into a fully immersive on-board guest experience, not only in the Polar regions but in other destinations as the ship sails from south to north and vice-versa.
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