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Cruise West is the largest small-ship player in Alaska and is expanding its reach. In a growth spurt in 2006, the line acquired Clipper Cruise Line's Yorktown Clipper and Nantucket Clipper With nine ships in the fleet and another two on charter, Cruise West is now able to broaden its horizons. In 2010, the line will have four ships in Alaska for the summer season, but also offer cruises to Costa Rica and Panama, the Sea or Cortes, the Galapagos, Columbia and Snake Rivers, and European rivers, as well as a 335-day circumnavigation of the globe onboard Spirit of Oceanus.