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Intimate

(100-250
passengers)
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Small

(250-500
passengers)
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Medium

(500 to 1,000 passengers)
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Large

(1,000 to 2,000 passengers)
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Megaship

(2,000 or more passengers)



cru4P.gif At home among the ice, the Explorer  was the first cruise ship designed and outfitted for the frigid waters of below the Antarctic Circle. Her hull was strengthened especially to resist the ravages of icebergs. She was built in 1969 and refurbished in 1994.
cru5P.gif The Explorer's  ports of call don't offer much shopping. But intrepid passengers can clamber onto a Zodiac, a small motorized raft, and venture onto the southernmost continent. Dress code: parka, life jacket, and knee-high rubber boots.
cru6P.gif The crew aboard the Explorer  includes naturalists, geologists, and other experts. They brief passengers before field trips, give lectures, and take casual questions during the voyage.


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