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Patagonia

eWaterways | Top Adventure Cruises | Patagonia

With names meaning "Land of Giants" and "Land of Fire," respectively, it's no wonder Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego have, for adventurers, as strong a magnetism today as they did for the likes of Magellan and Amerigo Vespucci hundreds of years ago when they first discovered the "End of the Earth." Imagine sailing under a thick blanket of stars, watching towering glaciers rise out of the sea. Explore sub polar forests, frolic with wild animals such as penguins and seals, and learn about this delicate biosphere through both informative lectures and invaluable hands-on experience.

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Galapagos

eWaterways | Top Adventure Cruises | Galapagos

If sunny days with blue skies and crystal clear water are calling your name, an exploration cruise to the Galapagos Islands is an excellent choice for pursuing interests in wildlife. See animals in their natural habitats, but observe them more closely, as well, in the wide variety of sanctuaries found on the islands. Birds, iguanas, sea lions, and giant tortoise all make their homes here. To catch a glimpse of the many underwater species calling the Galapagos home, try snorkeling or a glass-bottom boat tour, and make sure to visit the famous Charles Darwin Research Center to learn more about this influential man and the work this foundation is doing to preserve this unique environment.

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Alaska

eWaterways | Top Adventure Cruises | Alaska

Alaskan cruises offer a glimpse into the untamed wilds of North America. Whether you opt for whale-watching in the glacial Southeast, trekking through the rainforests of the Inside Passage, or fly fishing in the West, this state that is two times the size of Texas will fully meet your adventure expectations. If day trips are not enough to satiate your thirst for exploration, an overnight trip including kayaking, trekking, and camping may be in order, or perhaps you'd prefer to try your hand at fishing for King Salmon, which have been known to weigh up to 45 kilograms. Anywhere you go, no matter what you do, you will be surrounded by beautiful scenery, active wildlife, and a community of other adventurers who thrive on the same thrills as yourself.

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The American West

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Although it's been almost one hundred years since the settlement of the Wild West, there are still many areas of the region that remain untamed by civilization. This is the country once explored by Lewis and Clark, tamed by seemingly lawless vigilantes, and roamed by cowboys. An expedition cruise through Idaho and Washington highlights that very wilderness along powerful rivers like the Columbia and the Snake. Not only can you explore the area through outdoor adventure activities, such as kayaking and trekking, but you may also wish to learn about the storied history of the area, as well as emerging industries, such as wine production.

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Hawaii

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Hawaii is often thought of as a destination for those seeking leisure and relaxation, but it also boasts numerous adventure activities that should not be overlooked. Kayaking, sailing swimming, cycling, hiking: the options are limitless, and the landscape for such activities could not be more stunning. Black and white sand beaches, craggy cliffs, and clear waters set the scene of your adventures. Observe humpback whales in their natural habitats, dolphin watch, or try out snorkeling or scuba diving to get up close and personal with marine wildlife. Opportunities for golf abound on these islands, and the towns of Hawaii beg to be explored thoroughly on foot.

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Mexico

eWaterways | Top Adventure Cruises | Mexico

It should not be a surprise that a country whose national sport is bullfighting would top a list of best adventure cruises. Beautiful beaches, exotic animals, and exhilarating sport choices make Mexico a great option for those seeking a break from the monotony of everyday life. Enthusiasts of water sports such as kayaking, snorkeling, and swimming will be thrilled with the clear turquoise waters and warm temperatures of this tropical retreat. Dolphins, whales, sea lions, and fish of all kinds can be seen here, as well as brightly colored coral and flat, seemingly endless desert landscapes that are only interrupted by the occasional cacti. Even more wonderful than the scenery are the people: hospitable Mexican culture is sure to entice you to come back again and again.

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The Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights

eWaterways | Top Adventure Cruises | Northern Lights

Since ancient times, people have been in awe of the Aurora Borealis. Although beautiful from no matter where they are seen, the lights stand out brilliantly from the flat, glacial landscape of Northern Europe. During the day, however, when the lights are not visible, there are still plenty of sites to explore. Abandoned mines and whaling communities illustrate the forgotten industries of the area and provide a valuable history lesson, as well as a probing excursion, and local wildlife includes reindeer, arctic foxes, and exotic birds. An adventure cruise that highlights the Aurora Borealis is sure to get your head in the sky, while managing to keep your feet on the ground.

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UK and Ireland

eWaterways | Top Adventure Cruises | UK and Ireland

Oftentimes we take for granted the travel opportunities at home, and as a result, never experience the fullness of the cities and countries we call home. Take the time to gain a fuller appreciation of the United Kingdom by exploring Ireland, Scotland, and England with an exciting expedition cruise. Explore historic buildings, towns, and archaeological sites. Enjoy some of the best views in the United Kingdom as you look out at the sea from high cliffs and gain a greater appreciation for rural living as you take pleasure in lovely, lush gardens. Upon your return, you will never again think of home the same.

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North Pole

eWaterways | Top Adventure Cruises | North Pole

The North Pole has been the desired destination of countless explorers throughout history with some failing and others succeeding. Journeys took months and were completed in uncomfortable conditions. Today, modern technology allows even the most novice adventurers to reach the Pole in relative ease and comfort via icebreaker vessels. You'll be literally "on top of the world" when you reach your final destination- a feeling that is sure to remain with you the rest of your days.

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South Africa

Top Adventure Cruises | South Africa

African safaris often conjure up images of difficult treks through the wilderness and bumpy rides in jeeps across the savannah. What if, however, you could enjoy all the benefits of an African safari from the comfort of a luxurious floating hotel? Our cruises provide just that opportunity. Relax on the deck of your vessel and observe your favorite animals in their natural habitats: elephants, hippos, rhinos, wildebeests, giraffes, zebras, and cheetahs right on your doorstep. Watch as exotic waterbirds stare back at you along the banks. Perhaps you'd prefer a more adventurous experience. Optional land excursions allow you to take game drives or track wildlife like elephants and hippos.

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