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North America
Northern Passages with Glacier Bay & Sitka

This 8-day cruise between Juneau and Sitka, Alaska, includes a visit to Glacier Bay National Park and emphasizes exploration in nature with hiking, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding and skiff tours suited to varying activity levels.

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Polar Regions
Antarctica Active Cruise

Cruise aboard adventure-ready ship Greg Mortimer for this all-inclusive activities expedition. Pay nothing extra to enjoy paddling, camping, snowshoeing and snorkeling while exploring the Antarctic Peninsula.

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Asia / Pacific
Sailing Indonesia: Jewels of Raja Ampat

Experience the best of Indonesia travel aboard the 24-guest Ombak Putih or the 12-guest Katharina sailing vessels. This 10-day round-trip cruise from Sorong, West Papua, explores the natural splendor of Raja Ampat, home to the world's most biodiverse coral reefs.

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South America
Endemic Galapagos Cruises

Galapagos cruises aboard the 16-guest catamaran Endemic are an unforgettable experience. Visit remote islands with top bilingual naturalist guides while enjoying a ship purpose-built for cruising with stability, speed, panoramic views and supreme comfort.

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Polar Regions
Epic Antarctic Odyssey: Crossing the 7th Continent

Calling all pioneers, history buffs and adventure lovers for an epic voyage! Aboard 154-guest Douglas Mawson, sail beyond the Antarctic Circle, uncover wonders of the Ross Sea, explore the Peninsula and the incredible sights in between.

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Polar Regions
Greenland Explorer: Sail & Soar the Alpine Arctic

This south Greenland adventure cruise offers activities for all abilities and opportunities to view the Northern Lights. Hike, visit local Inuit communities, Zodiac cruise, fly in a helicopter and even camp—all from 199-guest Ultramarine as your modern floating base camp.

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South America
Origin, Theory & Evolve Galapagos Cruises

A life-enriching adventure that redefines luxury expedition cruising. Part of the esteemed Relais & Chateaux collection, the prestigious 20-passenger sister ships Origin, Theory & Evolve provide an intimate voyage with exceptional itineraries and refined gastronomy in the Galapagos Islands.

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We personally handpick all the trips, cruises, ships and lodges we work with. We’ve done the research so you don’t have to. Start your trip search by region and destination, or consult our experts who can help you explore the options to suit your travel style, activity interests, budget and timing.

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Latest Articles
May 31st 2024 • Small Ship Cruising
Expert Aboard: Safari Explorer Review

From Hawaii to Alaska this vessel offers year-round exploration and adventure. Get an experts firsthand take on their favorite cabins and tips for getting the most out of your experience aboard.

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May 23rd 2024 • Small Ship Cruising
Things to Do in Antarctica

Learn about things to do in Antarctica, and how our experts can help you achieve your bucket list activities. Antarctica has so much to offer and our small ship cruise lines focus on experiencing the White Continent in an active, up-close way; here we explain how.

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May 14th 2024 • Small Ships
Big vs Small Ship: Alaska Cruise Ship Size Comparison

Big ship vs. small ship... which size should you choose in Alaska? Big ships may at first seem appealing for price, but learn all about the full package of considerations for everything from activities, kids and itineraries in this side-by-side comparison.

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