MS Seaventure ideally suited for Antarctic voyages; the ship has a “1A Super” ice-class rating, the highest ice class awarded to passenger vessels. The Seaventure will begin cruising through Antarctica on November 2021.
Want to visit the Antarctic, but have limited time? Now, more than ever, you can tailor your trip to the Antarctic. You can take a flight to the Antartic and visit the region in as little as one day. Instead of crossing the Drake Passage from South America by ship—a voyage of approximately 50 hours—you can make the journey by plane, bypassing 500 miles of potentially rough sea.
MV Hebridean Sky is an all-suite expedition vessel well suited for Antarctic voyages. The ship has an ice-class 1C. Refurbished in 2005 and fully renovated in 2016, Hebridean Sky can accommodate up to 120 passengers on traditional cruises, or up to 75 passengers on air-cruises. Antarctic cruises are supported by 85 hotel, kitchen, and navigational crew members.
MV Ocean Adventurer is an ice-strengthened polar expedition ship. With 1A ice-class, the highest rating. The Ocean Adventurer is ideally suited for Antarctic voyages. Renovated in 2017, Ocean Adventurer won the Travel Weekly Magellan Award for Overall Small Cruise Ship. Ocean Adventurer has a maximum capacity of 128 guests, supported by a crew of 87.
MV Ocean Nova is an ice-strengthened polar expedition ship ideally suited for Antarctic voyages. Fully refurbished in 2006, the vessel has a maximum capacity of 67 passengers for their air-cuises, supported by a crew of 46.
With diesel engines of 2,000 horsepower, the Ocean Adventurer cruising speed is of 12 knots in open water.
MV Ortelius is an ice-strengthened polar expedition ship. With the highest ice-class notation (UL1 equivalent to 1A) the Ortelius ship is ideally suited for Antarctic expediting. The Ortelius has a maximum capacity of 108 guests, supported by a crew of 20, a 19-member hotel staff, a seven-member expedition team (an expedition leader and six guides / lecturers), and an onboard doctor.
MV Hondius is a comfortable expedition cruise ship with a maximum capacity of 180 passengers (85 guest cabins). Launched in 2019, Hondius is the first vessel to be built with an ice rating of Polar Class 6 (equivalent to 1A-Super), the highest Polar Class notation for ice-strengthened vessels. This feature makes the Hondius ideally suited for Antarctic exploration.
Plancius is comfortable Antarctic cruise ship, but is not a luxury vessel. It was heavily refurbished in 2009. So way do we recommend it? Because it is an excellent value. It’s a great option for intrepid travelers who want an active experience in Antarctica–a true expedition, with options for a range of outdoor activities.
Ocean Endeavour is a comfortable, small expedition ship expertly engineered to explore the Polar Regions. With an ice-strengthened hull, Zodiacs for exploration and remote landings, generous deck space with 360° views, advanced navigation equipment, and an emphasis on sustainability and exciting activities, the Ocean Endeavour is ideally suited for Antarctic expediting.
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The Magellan Explorer is a new and modern expedition vessel custom built for Antarctic air-cruises. Want to learn more about Antarctic cruising? Give us a call.
When traveling to Antarctica, the right gear makes all the difference. You’re headed to one of the most challenging and remote destinations on the planet. Items forgotten may not be available at the embarkation point. A missing piece of gear can alter your Antarctic experience. Use this list; check it twice.