Adventure Cruises 

Adventure Cruises

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Whether you prefer to watch magnificent scenery from the comfort and safety of your expedition boat, or paddle board through it – there are plenty of adventure cruise options to consider. Small, intimate cruise ships allow you to explore exotic and remote destinations not often accessible by larger ships for a unique one-of-a-kind adventure. A small ship cruise can take you right into the heart of a number of thrilling destinations – the Galápagos Islands, Antarctica, Alaska, the Amazon, the coast of Norway, and more. An adventure cruise offers an up-close and personal encounter with nature as well as opportunities to get your adrenaline pumping. What will your next adventure be?

Abercrombie & Kent
Abercrombie & Kent Abercrombie & Kent has been selected by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler as one of the Top Small Ship Cruise Lines in the world for the 14th consecutive year. The luxury cruise and tour company offers a number of adventure cruises on ships small enough to navigate the ports too small or remote for larger cruise ships.
Pricing includes hosts, accommodations, three meals with wine, guided sightseeing and entry frees, transfers and bar drinks on most vessels. Gratuities are also included on Antarctic voyages.
Take a trek to Antarctica, or the Galápagos Islands on one of Abercrombie & Kent’s luxury yachts.
On an A&K journey to Antarctica, you will sail on the 199 passenger cruise ship ‘Le Boreal’. The 'Le Boreal' features 108 outside, fully equipped balcony cabins and suites and offers a single-seating dining room, al fresco dining, an outdoor heated pool and a theater, as well as a spacious gathering area and library. A full-service salon, steam room, spa and fitness center complete the amenities.

The MV 'Eclipse,' will take you to the Galápagos Islands in comfort and style. Part deluxe hotel, part base camp, 'Eclipse' gracefully combines the amenities of a first class yacht with the skilled personnel and sound ecological practices of an expedition vessel. At 210 feet long, she carries just 48 guests in 26 spacious cabins, compared to the 80 to 100 guests carried by most Galápagos ships her size.
'Le Boreal' features two restaurants: The Restaurant, offering gourmet and international cuisine, and The Compass Grill, with casual indoor and outdoor dining for breakfast, lunch and themed dinners.

The dining room on the ‘Eclipse’ seats all passengers at once; many meals are also served on the al fresco Weather Deck. The best seats for wildlife viewing are on the Sun Deck, while the lounge boasts comfortable seating, perfect for a chat with your guides.
Each adventure cruise is staffed with hand-selected naturalists, geologists, historians and adventurers who share their extensive insight and experience through formal lectures and casual chats on deck.
Paul Gauguin Cruises
Travel Dynamics Paul Gauguin Cruises operates the award-winning luxury cruise ship m/s Paul Gauguin, providing a luxury cruise experience tailored to the unparalleled wonders of Tahiti, French Polynesia and the South Pacific. A second small luxury ship, the m/vTere Moana, is scheduled to begin sailing under the Paul Gauguin Cruises banner in December 2012.
Spacious, all-oceanview suites and staterooms, nearly 70% with balconies on the m/s Paul Gauguin, all onboard gratuities included, complimentary beverages including select wines and spirits, soft drinks, bottled water and hot beverages served throughout the ship, in-suite bar setup and butler service in categories B and above on the m/s Paul Gauguin, complimentary 24-hour room service, refrigerator replenished daily with soft drinks, beer and bottled waterSpace ratio of 58 – among the highest at sea, complimentary use of their exclusive, private white sand beach in Bora Bora with bar service, volleyball, and great snorkeling and enjoy a complimentary day on their private islet, Mot.
The Paul Gauguin sails to Tahiti, French Polynesia and the South Pacific, and the The Moana will specialize in warm-weather destinations as well and will sail during the summer months in Europe and winter in the Caribbean and Latin America.
The 332 guest m/s Paul Gauguin was designed specifically to sail the shallow seas of Tahiti and French Polynesia, visiting small ports that larger ships can't reach and effortlessly blending into the stunning natural beauty of the South Seas. She offers an extension of the informal, relaxing environment of the islands, coupled with five-star service, comfort, and luxury. Spacious suites and staterooms (more than 70% with private balconies), an onboard watersports marina, a choice of three open-seating dining venues, and an extensive spa are among her luxurious attributes. In December 2012, a second luxury ship, The Moana, will begin sailing under the Paul Gauguin Cruises banner. Scheduled to undergo a multifaceted renovation to be completed that month, the intimate Moana will accommodate just 90 guests.
Enjoy fine French cuisine with a Polynesian accent amid the classic furnishings and fluted shell lighting reminiscent of one of the refined dining establishments in Paris. Greet the sun with a buffet breakfast at Le Grill. Or enjoy lunch by the pool on a choice of grilled favorites, salads and fresh tropical fruits. Watch spectacular performances, such as an electrifying Polynesian show featuring the arts of the islands in the main lounge. Sing along at the piano bar in this spectacular observation lounge atop the ship. At night it's transformed into a romantic nightclub where a chanteuse sings the Parisian blues and couples sway on the indoor/outdoor dance floor.
Watersports are a highlight of the Paul Gauguin Cruises' experience. Their ships' small size allow for them to navigate in shallow lagoons and narrow channels where larger ships may not sail. On the m/s Paul Gauguin, with the specially designed retractable watersports platform, guests may descend to sea level where they can conveniently hop aboard a windsurfer, launch a kayak, or set out for a SCUBA diving expedition. A SCUBA certification program is offered on The Gauguin. The m/v Tere Moana offers a watersports platform for guest activities such as paddle boarding.
Silversea Cruises
Silversea Cruises Silversea offers expeditions to some of the world’s most remote destinations, including both of earth’s polar regions aboard their Silver Explorer expedition ship (formerly the Prince Albert II).
Your Silversea Expedition voyage includes an ocean-view stateroom or suite, butler service, complimentary hosted adventures ashore, expert expedition team, complimentary beverages, gourmet menus, all gratuities, complimentary room service and more.
Trek to Antarctica, the Arctic, Greenland and Canada, Europe and the British Isles, Central and South America, and the West Coast of Africa.
Silversea’s purpose-built Silver Explorer expedition ship (formerly the Prince Albert II) has been designed specifically for navigating waters in remote destinations, including both of earth’s polar regions. A strengthened hull with a Lloyd’s Register ice-class notation (1A) for passenger vessels enables Silver Explorer to safely push through ice floes with ease.
Sparkling with silver, crystal and candlelight, The Restaurant serves contemporary, international cuisine with sophisticated elegance and impeccable service. Menus feature regional specialties unique to the voyage destination. Onboard, you’ll also enjoy use of the spa and fitness center, library, observation lounge, outdoor grill and whirlpool, theatre, lounge and more.
A fleet of Zodiac boats allows Silversea Expedition guests to visit even the most off-the-beaten path locations and an expert Expedition Team provides insight and understanding to each unforgettable Silver Explorer cruise adventure.
Windstar Cruises
Windstar Cruises A voyage on a Windstar luxury cruise feels like your own private yacht — luxurious amenities, gourmet cuisine, exceptional service and the world’s most exotic and unique ports of call.
Your Windstar voyage includes all meals in all venues, all non-alcoholic beverages, welcome cocktail at reception, fresh fruit and flowers in stateroom, all onboard entertainment, use of fitness facility, use of watersports equipment, port lectures and briefings, and transportation to most shore excursions.
Sail to the Greek Isles, Italy, Europe or warm waters of the Caribbean or Costa Rica.
Windstar’s yachts feature wide open, teak decks—quite unusual for small ships. With over 10,000 square feet of open deck space on the Wind Star and Wind Spirit, and over 22,000 square feet on the Wind Surf, guests will find hidden nooks for private moments giving them a feeling of being on their own private verandah. The Wind Spirit sails with just 148 pampered guests in 74 total staterooms: 73 deluxe, ocean-view staterooms and 1 deluxe Owner’s Suite with queen beds and a dining/sitting area. The Wind Star sails with just 148 pampered guests in 74 total staterooms: 73 deluxe, ocean-view staterooms and 1 deluxe Owner’s Suite with queen beds and a dining/sitting area. The world’s largest sailing yacht, the Wind Surf sails with just 312 pampered guests in 154 total staterooms: 31 oceanview suites with his and her bathrooms, 2 Bridge Suites and 123 deluxe oceanview staterooms.
From your made-to-order omelet on deck to your candle lit dinner under a star-filled sky, the cuisine is as spectacular as the setting. Add the elegant informality of open seating to world-class menus, superior wine list, and impeccable attention to your personal palate. Every meal is a memory.
Windstar’s small sailing yachts will take you where others can’t. Often, it’s because others can’t reach these charming ports and secret coves. And sometimes it’s because these are places known only to yachtsmen – and now, to you.