Cruises: Arctic, Antarctica, Baltic Sea, Greenland, Norway


Former Name: Song of Flower, Le Diamant
Officers and Crew: Mostly European

  • Itinerary:The ship cruises Antarctica and South Georgia, Falkland Islands
  • Cabins: 113. All cabins are outside with a port. There are single, double and triple cabins, ranging from approximately 200 square feet to 400 square feet and all cabins include a private bathroom with shower, flat-screen TV, DVD player, individual temperature controls.
  • Dining: Dinner is single seating.
  • Facilities and Activities: This is an expedition ship. There is camping, kayaking, mountaineering, snowshoeing. Expedition leaders and guides. Photography program. There is a massage and wellness program and a library with a large collection of polar books and DVD's in many languages. An "Expert in Residence" program will enable polar researchers, scientists, historians and other experts to conduct field work from the ship and will be accessible to passengers. A physician is on board

  • Fares: Fares start at $5,995. Early booking discounts.


Passenger Capacity: 128
Built: 2008

  • Itinerary: There are 16 and 17-day cruises in the Arctic and other destinations.
  • Cabins: 64. All cabins are outside with windows that open and have TV and DVD player. Some suites have tub and refrigerator.
  • Dining: Casual dress, with great cuisine
  • Facilities and Activities: This is an expedition icebreaker vessel and can navigate in rugged environments. Russian-built, it has a spoon-shaped bow and can break through ice 9 ft. thick. It is driven by two nuclear reactors. The salon is a presentation room during the day and is a place to dance and socialize in the evening. There is an indoor pool and two saunas, a gym. All zodiac exploration is included in the cost of the cruise.
  • Fares: $25,995 per person


Passenger Capacity: 112
Built: 1991
Former Names: Spirit of Oceanus, Renaissance V, Sun Viva, Megastar Sagittarius

Iceland, Greenland, Spitsbergen
Length: 295 ft.
Beam: 50 ft.
Draft: 13 ft.
Officers and Crew: International

The Sea Spirit is our luxury expedition vessel that has spacious suites for all passengers. Every suite has private bathroom facilities and an exterior views, while some suites include a private balcony. All suites have flat screen televisions and DVD players. A maximum of 114 passengers will be carried per voyage.

Upcoming Departures aboard the Sea Spirit

Sep 10-Sep 23, 2014 - 14 days - Sold Out       Inquire about 2015

  • Itinerary: There are cruises to Antarctica and, South America from Ushuaia, Argentina.
  • Cabins: 57. All are outside and have air conditioning and a private bath with shower; 12 upper-deck suites have a private balcony.
  • Dining:The dining room has open seating.
  • Dress:Casual or resort wear in the evenings. No formal nights.
  • Facilities and Activities: The center of activity is the observation lounge, where lectures on culture and natural history are given. There is a library with books and videos about the people and the regions visited. Zodiac launches take guests to shore.
  • Fares:20-night Antarctica cruise from $16,999 per person double occupancy.


(Often chartered by Cruise North Expeditions
Passenger Capacity: 122
Built: 1975
Former Name: Alla Tarasova
Length: 330 ft.
Beam: 53.5 ft.
Draft: 16 ft.
Officers: International
Staff and Crew: 60, American and Filipino

  • Itinerary: Cruises in Antarctica and Falkland Islands November through February. Spring cruises of South America. Summer in Mediterranean, Western Europe, England, Ireland, Iceland, Greenland, and Arctic Canada.
  • Cabins: 61. All cabins are outside and have lower beds, private bath with shower and individual temperature control. The owner's suite has a bathtub. Some cabins have Pullmans for a third person.

  • Dining: One seating. Cuisine is American and Continental and regional foods are incorporated into the menus to make dining a part of the sense of places visited. Every afternoon there are freshly baked chocolate-chip cookies, called Clipper Chippers. Special diets can be accommodated with advance notice.

  • Dress: Casual and comfortable. At the captain's party men usually wear sports jackets, and women pantsuits or cocktail dresses. A parka is issued on Arctic and Antarctic expeditions.
  • Facilities and Activities: This is an expedition vessel and can navigate in rugged environments, having an ice-hardened hull, classified A-1 ice class. It formerly was a Russian cruise ship. There is lots of varnished wood and brass throughout the ship. There is a main lounge that seats 130, a separate lounge for 45, and a library/card room. A covered promenade has a deck of varnished pine. There is a gymnasium, hair salon, infirmary with full-time physician, laundry service. The ship has an open bridge policy. Historians, naturalists and other experts accompany the cruises. There are 10 motorized landing craft for exploration. Passengers often go by zodiac to small islands and nature preserves with onboard naturalists or local guides.All zodiac exploration is included in the cost of the cruise.

  • Fares: from $5,995 per person


Passenger Capacity: 82 to 96 passengers
Former Name: Ocean Novas was SarpikIttuk
Built: 1992, renovated 2000, 2006

  • Itinerary: Antarctica, Greenland, Baltic Sea, Norway
  • Cabins: 42, 44. All cabins are outside ensuite.
  • Facilities and Activities: This is an expedition ship with an ice-strengthened hull.
  • Fares: $8295 per person

Antarctica Air-Cruise (without Drake Passage) -- You can take a plane from Punta Arenas to the ship. The plane carries 62 passengers and is built to land on short runways, essential in Antarctica. The Antarctic fly and cruise program saves travelers approximately 100 hours of sailing time when compared to traditional expeditions. Travelers board the expedition vessel in Antarctica on King George Island. The 8-day, Antarctic Fly and Cruise program is available in December and January.

Fares: per person, including the roundtrip Antarctic flight, USD$9,990 for twin occupancy.

Contact: pamela@smallcruiseships.net or (303) 504-0400 - USA & Canada (888) 321-0103. International Calls Welcome.