The Ships

Operating in Antarctic waters responsively and comfortably requires an expedition ship specifically outfitted with an ice-strengthened hull, state-of-the-art navigation technology, a fleet of go-anywhere Zodiac landing craft, and a crew of officers and naturalist guides who are experts in this ecosystem and conscious of the fact Antarctica is a fragile ecosystem. We feel confident we have selected the finest expedition ships exploring Antarctica. Our Expedition Cruise staff here in our office can help you find the itinerary that best fits your interests and schedule.  

Luxury Expedition Ships

The majority of our offerings are aboard Luxury Expedition Ships that offer all-suite outside-facing cabins, many with private balconies, and fine dining. Each of these offers a wonderful program of hiking and natural history activities that bring delightful variety to your experience of Terra Australis Incognita.

Hebridean Sky

Hebridean Sky

The all-suite and newly renovated, 112-guest Hebridean Sky has an ice-strengthened hull, a fleet of Zodiac inflatable craft for forays ...

Island Sky

Island Sky

The beautiful Island Sky features 57 spacious, outside-facing suites with marble-appointed bathrooms. Each suite includes a flat-screen TV ...

Magellan Explorer

Magellan Explorer

The Magellan Explorer, scheduled to start service in 2019, has been custom built for Antarctic cruising. She has a capacity of 69 ...

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Sea Spirit

Sea Spirit

One of the most spacious and luxurious expedition vessels in operation, the Sea Spirit carries a maximum of 114 guests in all outside-facing ...

Expedition Ships

For active travelers interested in options such as kayaking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, overnight camping, and even scuba diving, we offer several Expedition Ships. These are not luxury vessels, yet are still comfortable, well-appointed, and specialize in these more adventurous activities.

Ocean Nova

Ocean Nova

The Ocean Nova is an expedition-style ship carrying just 68 to 86 guests, depending on the destination. She was built in Denmark in 1992 to ...

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Ortelius

Ortelius

The 123-guest, ice-strengthened Ortelius is an excellent vessel for expedition cruising in the Arctic and Antarctica. Built in 1989, she ...

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<em>Plancius</em>

Plancius

The ice-strengthened vessel Plancius was originally built in 1976 as an oceanographic research vessel for the Royal Dutch Navy, and was ...

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Contact our Antarctica Specialists

To prepare you for your trip, our Antarctica specialists are your single point of contact—no sales people or call centers! Our team has traveled to Antarctica and will be able to help you choose the best vessel and itinerary to match the level of activity and comfort that best suits you, as well as helping with any extensions you may be interested in, and even advice on what to pack. You will be in great hands, from the time of your first call to your departure on this adventure of a lifetime!