HOW TO EXPLORE ANTARCTICA

Our favourite luxury cruises

Silver Explorer

Capacity: 130

The purpose-built luxury Silver Explorer expedition cruise ship has been designed specifically for navigating waters in some of the world’s most remote destinations, including both of earth’s polar regions.With luxurious cabins and an expert team on board, a trip on the Silver Explorer is a fabulous way to experience Antarctica.

Le Commandant Charcot

Le Commandant Charcot

Capacity: 270

The latest addition to the PONANT fleet and one of the newest ships on the market, takes its guests along the footsteps of the great polar explorers complete with luxury services never before offered in the farthest reaches of the southern hemisphere.

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L’Austral, Le Boréal, Le Lyrial and Le Soleal

Capacity: 199

PONANT offers you the promise of unforgettable moments aboard their compact and intimately sized cruise yachts, all of which sail under the French flag. Discover the innovatively designed sister cruise ships: L’Austral, Le Boréal, Le Soléal and Le Lyrial.

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Scenic Eclipse

Capacity: 200

Inspired by the sleek contours of a sailing yacht and custom-built with an unwavering commitment to safety and excellence in design, Scenic Eclipse combines a wealth of world-class facilities with the opportunity for unrivalled exploration. The handcrafted itineraries are full of rare opportunities and extraordinary experiences.

MS Seaventure Exterior, Antarctica

MS Seaventure

Capacity: 136

Setting sail for the first time in 2021, the MS Seaventure is a world-class small ship experience. With a 1-A Super ice class rating – the highest ice class awarded to passenger vessels – this ship is able to explore coves, bays, and channels that few ships are able to get to, giving passengers the opportunity to visit areas that few have been before.

Hebridean Sky

Capacity: 100

The Hebridean Sky is one of the finest small ships in the World, perfect for a luxury cruise to Antarctica. Formerly known until March 2016 as the ship Sea Explorer, the vessel has undergone a multi-million dollar refit, emerging from dry dock in June of 2016 and re-christened as the Hebridean Sky.

Silver Cloud Expedition

Capacity: 200

After extensive refurbishment, The Silver Cloud Expedition is one now of the most spacious and comfortable ice class vessels in expedition cruising. Her large suites, her destination itineraries and her unparalleled service make her a truly special ship on the Antarctica market.

Sylvia Earle Exterior, Antarctica

Sylvia Earle

Capacity: 126

Due to sail in October 2021, Greg Mortimer’s new sister ship honours the highly accomplished marine biologist, oceanographer and explorer, Sylvia Earle. The small ship is designed with the protection and observation of Antarctica’s rich marine wildlife in mind and takes expedition cruising to a new level.

Greg Mortimer, Luxury Antarctica cruise

The Greg Mortimer

Capacity: 120

Built with adventurous luxury in mind, the Greg Mortimer is an sleek and modern cruise ship offering guests an outstanding array of activities and superior comfort. The Greg Mortimer is specifically designed for unforgettable expeditions throughout Antarctica with X-BOW technology, which pierces waves for a smoother voyage.

Island Sky Luxury Antarctica Cruise

Island Sky

Capacity: 100

Newly refurbished in 2017, the Island Sky is one of the finest small ships in the world and perfect for a luxury cruise to Antarctica. It boasts spacious, well-appointed suites, stylish common areas, and core technology that allows the ship to operate smoothly, even under the most challenging conditions.

Fly & Cruise the Antarctic Peninsula

A trip to Antarctica is a once in a lifetime experience and an adventure at the top of many traveller bucket lists. For travellers on a tight schedule, it is now possible to embark on a spectacular ‘fly and cruise’ trip to the white continent, saving precious time for the busy travel addict.

Magellan-Exterior Antartica Cruise

Magellan Explorer

Capacity: 70

Magellan Explorer is a brand new, modern expedition vessel purposely built for Antarctic air-cruises. For each air-cruise, Magellan Explorer has a capacity of 73 passengers in seven different cabin categories, including dedicated cabins for solo travellers.

National Geographic Explorer

Capacity: 148

Inaugurated in 2008, National Geographic Explorer is the world’s ultimate expedition ship. Due to the exciting collaboration of Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic, her design and equipment is an impressive result of almost 200 years of collective expedition experience.

National Geographic Orion

Capacity: 102

Designed and purpose built in Germany in 2003 specifically for expedition travel, the NG Orion was created from the outset to explore the far corners of the Earth in complete self-sufficiency. The collaboration with National Geographic has strengthened this ships ability to bring the wild closer than ever to guests.

The Ushuaia

Capacity: 88

The Ushuaia has been refurbished and now boasts 46 comfortable cabins and suites. Originally built for the United States agency NOAA (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration), the ice-strengthened polar vessel Ushuaia is very well appointed and provides ample deck space for viewing the fantastic wildlife and scenery of Antarctica.

MS Fram

Capacity: 256

The original Fram was the most famous explorer ship of its time, and the achievements of her expeditions are unparalleled. MS Fram brings on the heritage of the original Fram, using the most advanced technology to make her exceptionally well suited for expedition voyages in polar regions.

Hanse Explorer Antarctica

Hanse Explorer

Capacity: 12

The Hanse Explorer is a luxury private Antarctic yacht perfect for an exclusive luxury holiday to Antarctica. Hanse Explorer by EYOS Expeditions is a true expedition yacht in every sense of the word. Ice-classed and built to handle the most challenging waters, she is a “go-anywhere” yacht.