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Cruising

For the last 40 years MTS has test the waters of the world—adventure cruising on small vessels to exotic locales like the Galápagos Islands, Antarctica, the Amazon rainforest, Turkey's famed Turquoise Coast, and the frozen reaches near the Arctic Circle.

A History of Nautical Adventure. Way back in 1970, we organized the first ever sailing cruise to the Galápagos Islands for the Sierra Club. Then in 1989, an MTS group became the first Americans (along with the first woman ever) to reach the South Pole, via ski expedition across the Antarctic continent.

Small Ships, Not Cruise Ships. Over the years, we've found that adventure cruising aboard a nimble small ship or deluxe yacht gives our guests an intimate expedition-like experience with maximum flexibility. We can navigate narrow waterways, pull right up to private coves, and get you on shore quickly. No waiting in long lines to get off the boat and no crowds once you get on shore!

Your Own Private Galapagos. In the Galápagos, our deluxe yachts carry a maximum of 48 guests, and most carry 16 or fewer. So we spend more time snorkeling with sea lions, photographing the ubiquitous iguanas, and exploring the varied environments of the islands, and less time waiting to go ashore. And for the ultimate Galapagos experience at a time that's best for you, you can charter an entire yacht—a great option for those who want a really special family cruise or adventure with a group of friends.

Explore the Ends of the Earth. In the Arctic and Antarctica, where it's harder to travel and conditions can be much rougher, the ships are larger and more stable. But our polar cruise ships still hold fewer than 150 guests, far fewer than even the smallest cruise line can boast. And each is equipped with a fleet of quiet, nimble, and lightning fast Zodiac boats to whisk everyone ashore as quickly as possible.

Comfortable (or Luxury) Quarters. Accommodations aboard our ice-class expedition ships (including a former Russian spy ship) are comfortable, but not plush. You'll be spending most of your time exploring outdoors: kayaking, skiing, hiking—even camping on the ice. On our Galápagos trips, you can choose between modest and luxury cabins aboard our variety of sailing yachts. 

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Antarctic Circle & Beyond

Activity Level : Easy

Land Cost :From $11,195

Length :14 days

Antarctic Circle & Beyond

Activity Level : Easy

Land Cost :From $11,195

Length :14 days

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Antarctic Expedition

Activity Level : Easy

Land Cost :From $7,795

Length :11 days

Antarctic Expedition

Activity Level : Easy

Land Cost :From $7,795

Length :11 days

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Antarctica Fly & Cruise

Activity Level : Easy

Land Cost :From $10,995

Length :8 days

Antarctica Fly & Cruise

Activity Level : Easy

Land Cost :From $10,995

Length :8 days

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Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falklands

Activity Level : Easy

Land Cost :From $13,095

Length :19 days

Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falklands

Activity Level : Easy

Land Cost :From $13,095

Length :19 days

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Antarctica: Emperor Penguins, Weddell Sea, & Falkland Islands

Activity Level : Easy

Land Cost :From $10,895

Length :12 days

Antarctica: Emperor Penguins, Weddell Sea, & Falkland Islands

Activity Level : Easy

Land Cost :From $10,895

Length :12 days

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Brazil: Voyage to the Heart of the Amazon

Activity Level : Easy

Land Cost :From $3,795

Length :7 days

Brazil: Voyage to the Heart of the Amazon

Activity Level : Easy

Land Cost :From $3,795

Length :7 days

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Canada's Atlantic Maritimes

Activity Level : Easy

Land Cost :From $3,195

Length :11 days

Canada's Atlantic Maritimes

Activity Level : Easy

Land Cost :From $3,195

Length :11 days

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Chile & Argentina: Cruise Cape Horn & Patagonia

Activity Level : Easy

Land Cost :From $1,800

Length :5 days

Chile & Argentina: Cruise Cape Horn & Patagonia

Activity Level : Easy

Land Cost :From $1,800

Length :5 days

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East Indonesia's Volcanoes, Villages & Dragons

Activity Level : Moderate

Land Cost :From $3,795

Length :14 days

East Indonesia's Volcanoes, Villages & Dragons

Activity Level : Moderate

Land Cost :From $3,795

Length :14 days

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Explore Machu Picchu & Cruise The Galápagos

Activity Level : Easy

Land Cost :From $7,995

Length :14 days

Explore Machu Picchu & Cruise The Galápagos

Activity Level : Easy

Land Cost :From $7,995

Length :14 days

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