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G Expedition

 

The G Expedition provides an intimate small-ship cruising experience. Completely refurbished in 2009, she boasts spacious cabins, each featuring ocean-facing windows or portholes and private en-suite facilities. Large common areas and observation decks provide panoramic views of the distinctive landscapes of some of the world's most remote regions. The Expedition's spacious confines can hold up to 134 passengers. Many expedition cruise operators offer you a choice of space, comfort or expertise; the Expedition delivers all three at a price few can top. With a focus on safety, comfort and the unique demands of polar travel, the crew of the Expedition is committed to the ship’s continued safe operation.

 

Facilities and amenities

360° Top Observation Deck

  • All cabins with private ensuite and outside views

  • Raised Forward Observation Deck

  • Large fleet of Zodiacs with four stroke engines

  • Complimentary Wellington Boots for duration of your cruise

  • Complimentary destination guides for every passenger

  • Large heated Mud Room

  • Lonely Planet Library

  • Discovery Lounge

Fine dining – international cuisine in one sitting

  • Large aft deck with barbeque facilities

  • Polar Bear Pub

  • Gift Shop

  • Medical Clinic

  • Sauna

  • Computer Room with internet where available

  • Gym

Greg Mortimer

The first passenger ship to feature the revolutionary Ulstein X-BOW®,  this allows the ship to cross oceans more comfortably and efficiently, and with expansive observation decks to bring you closer to the environment, inviting communal areas and unsurpassed environmental credentials, the Greg Mortimer offers the perfect base camp for adventures at the outer limits of human exploration.

Accommodating an average of 132 expeditioners per voyage within 76 cosy, comfortable cabins – all cabins have a view of the ocean and 85% of cabins have their own balcony. The ship also features a modern lecture lounge, multiple observation areas, zodiac launching platforms, a restaurant serving excellent meals, a gym and wellness centre, jacuzzis, a mudroom and many other amenities.

 

Services & Amenities

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Room-controlled thermostat

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Private en-suite

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42" flat-screen TV

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Room safe

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Closet space

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Desk area

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King bed

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Twin beds

Hebridean Sky

 

Experience your Antarctica cruise on small ship Hebridean Sky, an all-suite expedition vessel. The ship was built in 1992 and refurbished in 2005. In 2016 the ship underwent an extensive, multimillion-dollar renovation that transformed it into one of the finest small ships in the world. For our air-cruises, Hebridean Sky accommodates 75 passengers. The ship offers a classically elegant base for adventurous exploration in Antarctica. Suites in eight different categories of accommodation are spacious, with premium appointments throughout.

Each Suite features a sitting area, a private bathroom, a picture window, and two twin beds that, on request, can be joined to form a queen-size bed (cabins 601 and 602 only offer a queen-size bed). A number of Suites include private balconies. Triple cabins feature a sofa bed suitable for individuals who are no more than 1.70 m (5′ 6″) tall. Public areas include “The Club” lounge, a library, a presentation lounge with audio-visual facilities, a dining room, an outdoor cafe, a medical clinic, a wraparound deck, and an elevator serving all passenger decks. The ship has a fleet of 10 Zodiac boats.

 

Hebridean Sky Cabin Categories

Category Average Size Details
Owner’s Suite 370 ft2 /34 m2 Two-room suite with sitting room, balcony and bedroom
Single Suite 240 ft2 / 22 m2 Suite with window and sitting area
Penthouse Suite 325 ft2 / 30 m2 Suite with private balcony and sitting area
Veranda Suite 260 ft2 / 24 m2 Suite with private balcony and sitting area
Deluxe Suite 240 ft2 / 22 m2 Suite with bow & side windows and sitting area
Promenade Suite 220 ft2 / 20 m2 Suite with window and sitting area
Window Suite 225 ft2 / 21 m2 Suite with window and sitting area
Triple Suite 225 ft2 / 21 m2 Suite with window and sitting area

 

 

Hondious

 

Hondius is the first-registered Polar Class 6 vessel in the world, meeting the latest and highest Lloyd’s Register demands for ice-strengthened cruise vessels. Hondius also exceeds the requirements of the Polar Code as adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), allowing you to enjoy the polar regions as much as possible while impacting them as little as possible. Upon completion, Hondius will be the most flexible, advanced, innovative ice-strengthened vessel in the polar regions. It is optimized for exploratory voyages that provide you the utmost first-hand contact with the Arctic and Antarctica.

 

Specifications:

 

Passengers:

174 in 82 cabins

Staff & crew:

72

Length:

107.6 meters

Breadth:

17.6 meters

Draft:

5.30 meters

Ice class:

Polar Class 6 (equivalent 1A-Super)

Displacement:

5,590 tonnes

Propulsion:

2 x ABC main engines; total 4,200 kW

Speed:

15 knots

 

Island Sky

With spacious, well-appointed suites, stylish common areas, an ice-strengthened hull, and redundant core technology, the Island Sky represents the height of comfort and style. In 2017, she was upgraded to add tinted sliding glass doors to all cabins on Promenade Deck 4.

FACILITIES:

  • Elevator serving all passenger decks
  • Tinted sliding glass doors in all cabins on Promenade Deck 4
  • Panoramic Top Deck Observation Platform
  • Upgraded WIFI Internet
  • Library with computers
  • DVD Movie Library
  • 24/7 Coffee/Tea Station
  • Bar/Lounge with Live Entertainment
  • Audiovisual Facilities

 

SUITES FEATURE:

  • Exterior views
  • Sitting area with sofa or side chairs and table
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Telephone
  • Independent temperature controls
  • Complimentary Mini-Bar
  • Marble-appointed bathroom with fine toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • 220 square feet or more

 

Magellan Explorer

 

Magellan Explorer is a new and modern expedition vessel custom-built for our Antarctic air-cruises to the latest Polar Code specifications.

For the air-cruises, Magellan Explorer has capacity for 73 guests accommodated in seven categories of accommodation, including dedicated single cabins. All cabins except Porthole cabins feature private balconies. All double cabins except two have two twin beds that can be configured as one king-size bed. Most cabins have two twin beds that can be configured as one queen-size bed. All cabins feature a wardrobe, individually controlled heating system, a sitting area, and a private bathroom with a shower and heated floors.

The ship features a glass-enclosed observation lounge and presentation room with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment, a spacious and stylish dining room, a well-stocked bar, a library, a meeting room, a gym, a sauna, and a medical clinic. The forward-facing observation deck leads to the bow of the ship, which is accessible to guests to offer proximity to marine wildlife. The ship has a fleet of 10 Zodiac boats that are well suited for disembarking and wildlife watching.

The fitness center aboard Magellan Explorer has been designed and built by the professionals at Anytime Fitness, the world’s only fitness company with boutique gyms in all seven continents.

MS Fram

Fram means ‘forward’ – lifting expectations of the voyage at hand. MS Fram was built in 2007 with one mission in mind – to bring her guests closer to nature, wildlife and unforgettable experiences. The spacious outside decks include access to the very front of the ship – a great place to observe marine wildlife. 

MS Fram was refurbished in 2020 and now holds upgraded cabins, suites and public areas with relaxed, comfortable and stylish setting – including new restaurants and Hurtigruten’s signature, Science Center.

Built for polar expeditions

The ship is purpose built as an expedition vessel with a higher ice-class, chart drawing tools, ship depth sounding database, extractable forward sounding sonar, iceberg search lights, autonomous tracking system, oversized oil retention system for self-sufficiency, and a full ‘expedition tools-deck’ equivalent to a car-deck that holds 25 vehicles. We believe that as an explorer you need an ‘expedition base-camp’ that is comfortable – something that combines ‘all oceans capabilities’ with safety, flexibility and environmental friendliness. That’s Fram – simply the best expedition ship imaginable.

 

Facilities on board

The Explorer Lounge & Bar, with comfortable sitting areas at the top of the ship and large panoramic windows, gives you incredible views of nature. A pair of binoculars is installed for spotting wildlife and details of the ever changing landscape.

In the restaurant on deck 5, you can enjoy the finest cuisine. The floor has different levels, so no matter where your table is placed; there are views to the outdoors. The restaurants are located in the aft of the ship. On deck 7 you will find a well-equipped gym, with its panoramic ocean view there is no better place to exercise. On top of the ship you can get warm and cosy in the sauna or bathe in one of the outdoor hot tubs. Let the warm water surround you while the icebergs float silently past the side of the ship.

 

Cabins and art

With 125 cabins on Fram, you have a choice of comfortable cabins and a number of superior suites to choose from. Our suites are named after Norwegian polar heroes, MS Fram travels in the wake of these great explorers. We are very proud of the art commissioned for MS Fram – local artists from the Arctic have contributed to making her a modern masterpiece. The ‘tender pit’ is where we embark, fully dressed in suitable expedition and excursion gear, on our sturdy Polarcirkel boats to take you safely from ship to shore. The original Fram was a ship for broadening the understanding of the world – let the new MS Fram do the same for you.

 

Ship facilites

  • Expedition Team
  • Science Centre
  • Explorer lounge & bar
  • Wi-Fi
  • 2 restaurants
  • Shop
  • Sauna
  • Hot tubs
  • Gym
  • Outdoor gym
  • Lift

 

MS Roald Amundsen

MS Roald Amundsen is the first of two hybrid ships Hurtigruten will add to its fleet over the next few years. Emissions are cut by sailing with electrical propulsion. Innovative sustainable technology reduces fuel consumption and CO2-emissions on the ships by 20 percent. 

Named after the first man to cross Antarctica and reach the South Pole, MS Roald Amundsen leads the way towards an even more sustainable way of traveling. The ship is specially constructed for voyages in polar waters. It serves as a comfortable base camp at sea – bringing adventurers from all over the world to the most spectacular destinations in the most sustainable way.

Cabins and interior design

The stunning scenery is reflected in a rich and comfortable interior design. Scandinavian materials from nature, such as granite, oak, birch and wool are used to create relaxed and stylish cabins and public areas. All cabins are outside, 50% have private balconies, and aft suites features private outdoor hot tubs with spectacular views. 

Observation Deck

One of the most eye-catching exterior design features is the two-level indoor/outdoor Observation Deck. It is an ideal place to scan the scenery and watch wildlife with your binoculars.

Interactive Science Center 

This is the core of the onboard experience. The Science Center is packed with state of the art technology and high tech gadgets such as touch screens and science equipment. This is where guests and staff/crew meet, mingle and create a deeper understanding for the areas you explore. The flexible venue features lecture spaces, a small library, and speciality areas for workshops in photography, biology, and more. This is also where you'll find Hurtigruten’s hand picked Expedition Team.  

Restaurants

MS Roald Amundsen will feature three restaurants inspired by Nordic and Norwegian heritage:

  • Aune Main Dining, named after the Norwegian ship chandler and polar expedition supplier Tinus Aune.
  • Fredheim - the ships’ informal and social meeting place – named after a 1900s hunting station on Svalbard.
  • Lindstrøm, a speciality restaurant named after Adolf Lindstrøm, the favorite chef of the Norwegian polar heroes.

After a day of exploring new destinations, guests can relax and rejuvenate in the elegant Explorer Lounge, a large gym and Wellness center, or enjoy the scenery and sunsets on the massive in- and outdoor Observation Decks with the aft infinity pool and hot tubs as one of the highlights.

Ocean Adventurer

Ocean Adventurer has long been a fleet favorite among guests and crew who’ve appreciated the charm and intimacy of this 128-passenger vessel, its ample outdoor deck space, numerous cozy spots to socialize onboard—and the outdoor jacuzzi. A few years ago, Ocean Adventurer underwent a multimillion-dollar renovation involving a talented team of marine architects, engineers, interior designers and polar expedition specialists. 

 

The refurbishments now enjoyed by guests:

  • A refreshed, contemporary new look and feel throughout the ship
  • The addition of six new twin cabins and three new suites
  • All existing cabins furnished with new soft furnishings and brand new bathrooms
  • Remodelling of common areas such as the Lounge and Dining Room 
  • Major technical enhancements, such as two new Rolls Royce engines, which increase fuel efficiency and minimize carbon footprint.

 

Ocean Atlantic

 

Ocean Atlantic is the perfect vessel for expedition cruising in Antarctic waters! Newly renovated in 2016 and with an international ice class rating of 1B, she is one of the strongest ships operating in Antarctica. Her high maneuverability, shallow draft and strong engines allow for extended voyages into isolated fjords, creating exciting adventures for any Antarctica traveler.

 

Ocean Atlantic is newly renovated (2016) with elegant common areas and accommodation for 198 passengers.
The ship was built in 1985 and underwent an extensive rebuild in 2010. With a length of 140m she has ample space on the multiple decks for several lecture halls, a relaxed restaurant serving 4-star international cuisine, professionally staffed bars and observation platforms – and even a pool.

All common areas on the Erickson Deck feature large panel windows, enabling passengers to quickly spot passing whales and photographic sights from the comfort of indoor lounges.
All private staterooms are stylish appointed and feature individual bathroom facilities, phone for internal calls, individual temperature controls and TV. Ideal for relaxation, the vessels’ accommodation ranges in size from 11 - 35 m2 and are designed with either portholes or windows.

Daily shore landings at for example penguin rookeries, research stations and other Antarctic/Arctic wonders are made possible by her fleet of 20 Zodiacs.

Ocean Diamond

The Ocean Diamond is a modern, stable super-yacht, and one of the largest of our small expedition ships. Carrying a maximum of 189 passengers, and with two stabilizers and an ice-strengthened hull, this outstanding vessel is ideal for polar expeditions.

As one of the fastest ships in Antarctica, it is also one of the most comfortable. There are 101 elegantly designed cabins and suites, all with exterior views, and expansive common spaces, a club lounge, and a spacious restaurant. The ship offers numerous adventure options, plus on-board features such as interactions with photography instructors. After a full day of exploration, passengers can relax, browse books or DVDs in the well-stocked polar library, or enjoy stunning polar scenery from the sun-lit, panoramic observation lounge.

 

Ship Specifications

STAFF AND CREW

144

DRAFT

4.9 meters

REGISTRATION

Nassau, Bahamas

GUESTS

189

PROPULSION

2 Wichmann Engines, 7375 horsepower

LIFEBOATS

2 fully enclosed

LENGTH

124 meters

ICE CLASS

1D

BREADTH

16 meters

CRUISING SPEED

15.5 knots

 

Ocean Nova

Ocean Nova is a great ship for Antarctica expeditions. It is a sturdy and nimble expedition vessel that was built in Denmark in 1992 to sail the ice-choked waters of Greenland. It has a strengthened hull that is ideally suited for expedition travel in Antarctica. The ship was fully refurbished in 2006 and since then has benefitted from annual upgrades and improvements.

For our air-cruises, Ocean Nova has capacity for 67 passengers accommodated in comfortable outside cabins. The ship offers three categories of accommodation: dedicated Single Cabins, Twin Cabins, and Triple Cabins. All cabins feature
a picture window, a writing desk with chair, a wardrobe, individually controlled heating system, and a private bathroom with shower.

In addition to a glass-enclosed observation lounge and presentation room, Ocean Nova also has a spacious dining room, a bar, a library, a small gym, and an infirmary. The ship has a fleet of 7 Zodiac boats that are well suited for disembarking and wildlife watching.

 

Ortelius

Perfect for Any Expedition

The vessel has the highest ice-class notation (UL1, equivalent to 1A) and is therefor suitable to navigate in solid one-year sea ice as well as loose multi-year pack ice. Ortelius can accommodate up to 108 passengers and has an abundance of open-deck spaces. It is manned by 22 highly experienced nautical crew members, 19 hotel staff, eight expedition specialists (one expedition leader, one assistant, and six lecturer-guides), and one doctor.

 

A Glimpse into Ortelius’ Past

Ortelius was originally the Marina Svetaeva. Built in Gdynia, Poland in 1989, it served as a special-purpose vessel for the Russian Academy of Science. Later it was re-flagged and renamed after the Dutch/Flemish cartographer Abraham Ortelius (1527 – 1598), who in 1570 published the first modern world atlas: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum or Theater of the World. At that time his atlas was the most expensive book ever printed. Ortelius is classed by Lloyd’s Register in London and flies the Dutch flag.

Specifications

Passengers: 108 passengers in 52 cabins
Staff & crew: 52
Length: 90.95 meters
Breadth: 17.20 meters
Draft: 5.4 meters
Ice class: UL1 (Equivalent to 1A)
Displacement: 4090 tonnes
Propulsion: 6 ZL 40/48 SULZER
Speed: 10.5 knots average cruising speed

 

 

Plancius

History of Plancius

​M/v “Plancius” was built in 1976 as an oceanographic research vessel for the Royal Dutch Navy and was named “Hr. Ms. Tydeman”. The ship sailed for the Dutch Navy until June 2004 and was eventually purchased by Oceanwide Expeditions. The vessel was completely rebuilt as a pssenger vessel in 2009 and complies with the latest SOLAS-regulations (Safety Of Life At Sea). M/v “Plancius” is classed by Lloyd’s Register and flies the Dutch flag.

 

Perfect for any expedition

M/v “Plancius” accommodates 108 passengers with private toilet and shower in 4 quadruple porthole cabins, 2 triple porthole cabins, 9 twin porthole cabins, 25 twin cabins with window and 2 twin deluxe cabins, all (ca. 12,5 square meters) and 10 twin superior cabins (ca. 21 square meters). All cabins offer lower berths (one queen-size bed in the superior cabins and two single beds in the twin cabins), except for the 4 quadruple cabins (for 4 persons in 2x upper and lower beds), and 2 triple cabins (1 bunk bed plus 1 lower bed).

 

Specifications

Passengers: 108 passengers in 52 cabins
Staff & crew: 47
Length: 89 meters (293 feet)
Breadth: 14,5 meters (47 feet)
Draft: 5 meters (16 feet)
Ice class: 1D (Plancius has a Lloyds class notation 100A1 Passenger ship, Ice Class 1D at a draught of 5 meters)
Displacement: 3211 tonnes
Propulsion: 3x Diesel-Electric
Speed: 10.5 knots average cruising speed

Sea Spirit

Like some of the birds we see in the Arctic and Antarctica, our m/v Sea Spirit is migratory and follows the sun, northbound in the summer and southbound in the winter, always ready for spontaneous discoveries — a pod of whales, a family of polar bears or a glaciated mountain vista. She is highly maneuverable and capable of navigating the narrow fjords of East Greenland and entering the small bays of Spitsbergen. In 2017, she was renovated to offer a unique mixture of adventure and comfort for our sophisticated travelers.

Onboard, we create a friendly and welcoming atmosphere for all our guests. They are united by one goal — to have a memorable wilderness experience and to become real polar adventurers. We believe that first-hand travel to such places makes one an ambassador for conservation, and helps strengthen our resolve to protect these natural environments for future generations.

 

Length

90.6 meters (297 ft.)

Beam

15.3 meters (50 ft.)

Speed

15 knots

Passengers

114

Crew

72

 

PUBLIC AREAS

Explore the Polar Regions in style and comfort aboard the all-suite Sea Spirit. Providing spacious suites and social areas for 114 guests the Sea Spirit at the same time features maneuverability and friendly atmosphere of small ships.

Public areas include: Reception, Restaurant, Bar, Outdoor Bistro, Club Lounge, Library, Presentation Lounge, Infirmary, Gym, Bridge.

We have open Bridge policy. Talk to the Captain and officers. Watch landscapes from this special angle of view. Fix your location at a map of your expedition.

 

Ushuaia

The USHUAIA has been refurbished to accommodate a maximum of 90 passengers in 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 and an open bridge policy. The full complement of inflatable landing craft ensures superb landings and wildlife viewing opportunities on the otherwise inaccessible coastline.

All cabins include ample storage space. Public areas feature a large dining room (one sitting), an open-plan observation lounge / lecture room with modern multimedia equipment, bar and a well-stocked library. There is also a changing room and a small infirmary. Our expert captain, officers and crew are highly experienced in Antarctic navigation and have a great love of nature. We provide a specialist team of international expedition leaders and lecturers, all extremely knowledgeable, enthusiastic, helpful and dedicated to the protection of the environment. Our chefs prepare excellent cuisine including many local specialties and the bar is well-stocked with carefully selected wines and spirits.

Facilities
FOUR DECKS - DINING ROOM (ONE OPEN SEATING) - OBSERVATION LOUNGE / LECTURE ROOM, BAR & LIBRARY - PANORAMA DECK - GIFT SHOP - INFIRMARY - ZODIACS

 

World Explorer

Distinct and comfortable, refined and roomy—these attributes and more describe World Explorer. Not only is it among our fastest ships, but it is also one of our finest, with six tiers of deluxe accommodation.

The personal space is exceptional. Every suite has either a private walk-out or French balcony for direct ocean views. World Explorer also delivers plenty of public areas to unwind in after a day outdoors, including the glass-domed Observation Lounge for quiet contemplation and full skyline views, the Explorer Lounge for a drink and a chat, and the library for more intimate relaxing and reading. Presentations and discussions are facilitated in a dedicated lecture theatre.

Health and wellness facilities feature an outdoor track, a small gym and a sauna, plus a spa with change rooms, showers and lockers. For the active adventurers, add-ons include kayaking, camping and stand-up paddleboarding.

Ship Specifications

STAFF AND CREW

130

DRAFT

4.7 meters

REGISTRATION

Portugal

GUESTS

172 (140 on Antarctic Express programs)

PROPULSION

2 x Rolls Royce 9,000 kw hybrid diesel/electric

LIFEBOATS

2, fully-enclosed

LENGTH

126 meters

ICE CLASS

1B

BREADTH

19 meters

CRUISING SPEED

16 knots, in open water

 

Silver Explorer

With all-inclusive dining, service and shore excursions, Silver Explorer is expedition cruising at its very best. Award-winning itineraries make this ship the perfect combination of adventure and comfort.

ilversea’s 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. A strengthened hull with a Lloyd’s Register ice-class notation (1A) for passenger vessels enables the Silver Explorer Expedition Cruise Ship to safely push through ice floes with ease. A fleet of 12 Zodiac boats allows Silversea Expedition guests to visit even the most off-the-beaten path locations and an expert Expedition Team provides insight and understanding to each unforgettable Silver Explorer luxury cruise adventure.

  • Guests capacity: 144
  • Crew capacity: 118
  • Last refurbishment: 2018
  • Tonnage: 6,072 Tons

Silver Cloud

With 20-brand new Zodiacs, four superlative restaurants in Antarctica and a pole to pole expedition itinerary, Silver Cloud really does break the ice between expedition and luxury.

After extensive refurbishment, Silver Cloud is the most spacious and comfortable ice class vessel in expedition cruising. Her large suites, her destination itineraries and her unparalleled service make her truly special. Her four dining options will tantalise your taste buds and as 80% of her suites include a veranda, watching a breaching whale or a few cavorting penguins has never been so personal. A limited number of guests in polar waters, mean that Silver Cloud has the highest space to guest and crew to guest ratios in expedition cruising. With her 20 zodiacs, 10 kayaks, possibilities are almost limitless with ship-wide simultaneous explorations.

 

  • Guests capacity: 254
  • Crew capacity: 212
  • Built: 1994
  • Last refurbishment: 2017
  • Tonnage: 17,400 Tons

 

Scenic Eclipse

Lose yourself in the ultimate all-inclusive, 6-star lifestyle provided by the World's First Discovery Yacht

Scenic Eclipse offers a world-class experience 

Whatever your idea of perfect luxury, you'll find it on board Scenic Eclipse. Discover the full ship experience below. From premium, 6-star eateries, to spacious, luxurious suites, life on board Scenic Eclipse is an unrivaled experience.

From the moment you step foot on board The World’s First Discovery Yacht, luxury is everywhere. Seamless and fluid, your time with us will feel exclusive, elegant and luxurious.


It’s in the way your private butler pours your perfect drink, just at the right moment. It’s the unforgettable sights you’ll see as you embark on a subaquatic, underwater journey in Scenic Neptune, our on board submarine. It’s the warm comfort of the Jacuzzi bubbles, as they rise up to soothe and relax you after a hard day’s exploring. 

 

From the generous 345 square feet Verandah Suites to the 2,659 square foot Two-bedroom Penthouse Suite, Scenic has redefined the standard of ocean cruising suites. Individually selected, elegant furnishings, butler service to every suite, nightly turn down service, 24-hour in-suite dining and more will enhance your experience. And then there’s your private verandah. A place to watch the world cruise by, observe marine life, marvel at fascinating landscapes, enjoy meals, it will become a favorite place during your cruise.

 

Scenic Expedition Voyages

Unrivaled exploration of extraordinary lands with:

  • Up to 200 guests on board to maximize landings in Antarctica and the Arctic 
  • Up to 20-member Specialist Polar Discovery Team 
  • Engaging lectures and education program with on board experts Scenic Discovery excursions by Zodiac 
  • Full kayak program and stand-up paddle boarding 
  • Complimentary expedition parka, water bottle plus use of special polar boots

 

SCENIC ECLIPSE BY NUMBERS

Length 551ft (168m)

Passengers 228 (200 in Polar Regions)

Suites 114

Crew 176 (192 in Polar Regions)

Speed 17 knots

Gross Tonnage 17,085

 

L' Austral

 

Innovative design, sleek shape and profile, refined interior decoration, friendly, intimate atmosphere: French designers and decorators have managed to give this ship a unique style and veritable signature of its own. Combinations of fine materials, colours and tones harmoniously livened up with touches of bright colour, elegant lines, discreet and subtle refinement… everything has been designed to create a unique atmosphere onboard, a veritable personality: the chic style and naturally relaxing ambiance of a veritable private yacht.

 

Technical Specificity

Length 466 ft
Beam 59 ft
Draft 15.3 ft
Cruising speed 14 knots
Ice class 1C
Classification Bureau Veritas
Flag French
Guest decks 6
Guest capacity 264
Normal crew size 140
Gross tonnage 10 944 UMS
Electric motors 2 x 2300 KW
Installed power 6 400 KW
                   Construction Fincantieri-Ancône-Italy

 

 

Le Boreal

Le Boréal, like its Sisterships L’AustralLe Soléal and Le Lyrial, epitomises the unique feel and atmosphere of the ships of the PONANT fleet. Subtly combining luxury, intimacy and serene well-being, the ship has been designed to offer passengers both moments of conviviality and spaces conducive to peaceful tranquillity and a sense of escape and getting away from it all. Its exterior and interior lines testify to the ingeniousness and refinement with which the Sisterships have been designed. 

 

Technical Specificity

Length 466 ft
Beam 59 ft
Draft 15.3 ft
Cruising speed 14 knots
Ice class 1C
Classification Bureau Veritas
Flag French
Guest decks 6
Guest capacity 264
Normal crew size 140
Gross tonnage 10 944 UMS
Electric motors 2 x 2300 KW
Installed power 6 400 KW
                     Construction Fincantieri-Ancône-Italy

 

 

Le Lyrial

 

First introduced in 2015 and the fourth ship in the Sisterships series, Le Lyrial is the very embodiment of this new generation of intimately sized cruise ships. Its exterior and interior lines, all sober understatement and refinement, make it a yacht of a rare and innovative kind.

For the interior decoration, we took inspiration from the tones and colours of our destinations and used a palette made up of blues, from the soft, luminous grey-like tones of the polar ice to the vivid notes and turquoises of Mediterranean inlets and coves.

 

Technical Specificity

Length 466 ft
Beam 59 ft
Draft 15.3 ft
Cruising speed 14 knots
Ice class 1C
Classification Bureau Veritas
Flag French
Guest decks 6
Guest capacity 264
Normal crew size 140
Gross tonnage 10 944 UMS
Electric motors 2 x 2300 KW
Installed power 6 400 KW
                    Construction Fincantieri-Ancône-Italy

 

 

MS Fridtjof Nansen

Featuring Hurtigruten's revolutionary battery hybrid powered propulsion system, MS Fridtjof Nansen will be a near identical twin to her sister ship MS Roald Amundsen.

Combining state of the art technology and premium on board experience with Hurtigruten’s 125 years of experience and unparalleled destinations, the two Norwegian built ships introduces the next generation of adventure travel.

 

Cabins and public areas

The stunning scenery will be reflected in a rich and comfortable interior design. Scandinavian materials from nature, such as granite, oak, birch and wool will be used to create relaxed and stylish cabins and public areas. All cabins are outside, 50 % will have private balconies, aft suites will feature private outdoor hot tubs with spectacular views.

 

Science Center

The core of the onboard experience is the Nansen Science Center, an edutainment venue to guests and crew meet to create a deeper understanding of the areas we explore. Nansen Science Center will also be the on board HQ for the Expedition Team.

 

Restaurants

MS Fridtjof Nansen's three restaurants will host a variety of dining options, with menus drawn from our rich Norwegian and Nordic tradition, as well as international cuisine and local inspiration.

Whether enjoying your meal at Aune Main Dining, Fredheim – the informal international meeting place, or the specialty restaurant Lindstrøm, you will indulge in low key yet refined, modern Norwegian Nordic cooking – where our honest and delicious cuisine reflects our destinations.

After a day of exploring new destinations, guests can relax and rejuvenate in the elegant Explorer Lounge, a large gym and Wellness center, or enjoy the scenery and sunsets on the massive in- and outdoor Observation Decks with the aft infinity pool and hot tubs as one of the highlights.

 

Silver Wind

A major upgrade in December 2018 will saw Silver Wind looking better than ever. A second refurbishment in summer 2021 will see her benefitting from a strengthened to ice-class hull and will make her one of the most adaptable ships in our fleet. Still timelessly elegant, still luxuriously relaxed, her improved cruising versatility means she is able to whizz from the Polar Regions at the ends of the earth to the iconic ports of the Mediterranean with fluid ease. So whether you want to get up close and personal to penguins in Antarctica or laze on the golden sands of the Caribbean, get ready for a wealth of diverse destination experiences, in traditional Silversea comfort.

 

  • Guests capacity: 274
  • Crew capacity: 239
  • Built: 1995
  • Last refurbishment: 2020
  • Tonnage: 17,400 Tons

Beechcraft King Air 300

General Specifications:

Seats 9 passengers, 2 pilots

Cruise Speed 300 kt (540km/h)

Maximum altitude 35,000 ft (10668 m)

Cabin presurized

In Antarctic configuration, only carries a maximum of 6 passengers, and has no toilet service.

The flight to Antarctica takes approximately 2.5 hours, depending on weather conditions.

 

Upon entering the plane, you will find a bag on your seat. Inside, a lunchbox contains your menu. Given the reduced size of this airctaft, it operates as serf-service. Once the lunchbox is used, please store it inside your bag with all food remains inside of it. Upon landing, our staff will dispose of it, exchanging it for a new one to be used on the flight back to Punta Arenas.

 

Bae 146-200

General Specifications:

Seats 95 passengers, 2 pilots

Cruise Speed 389 kt (720 km/h)

Maximum altitude 30,000 ft (9150 m)

Cabin presurized

In Antarctic configuration, only carries a maximum of 70 passengers.

 

The flight to Antarctica takes approximately 2 hours, depending on weather conditions.

 

Given its size, this aircraft has on boad service. During the flight, our staff will give you a food tray for your enjoyment.

Ultramarine

 

The newest ship in our fleet, Ultramarine, is designed to go beyond the familiar in polar exploration, to discover new places, and to immerse you in the best the region has to offer.

Equipped with two twin-engine helicopters, Ultramarine offers the most robust portfolio of adventure activities in the industry, the most spacious suites in its category, breathtaking public spaces, and more outdoor wildlife viewing spaces than other expedition ships its size. It also features an innovative mix of sustainability features that exceed all industry standards.

With all this and more, Ultramarine is set to deliver the ultimate polar expedition experience.

 

Ship Specifications

STAFF AND CREW

140

DRAFT

16.4ft (5.1m)

REGISTRATION

Marshall Islands

GUESTS

199

LIFEBOATS

4, fully enclosed

LENGTH

420 ft (128m)

ICE CLASS

1A+, PC6

CRUISING SPEED

16 knots, in open water

 

Ocean Victory

 

This stylish cruise ship, ideally suited for our business model of small ship expeditions, will be deployed and dedicated to varied Antarctic region voyages, with sales launching from November 2021.

With a total of 93 comfortable staterooms for our guests, all with a view of the ocean, (and 90% with their own balcony), several restaurants, a wellness area, an Albatros Nordic Bar, an open deck dining facility, a modern lecture lounge, and other amenities, the vessel will also be environmentally-friendly onboard, with an implementation of the Green Initiative Program, ensuring both absolute comfort and sustainability for our guests.

 

TECHNICAL DETAILS

With the highest Polar code 6 and Ice class 1A, Ocean Victory is the ideal vessel for small-ship cruising due to her sturdy construction and X-Bow®-Infinity class, which provides high stability in rough weather and allows for the smoothest movements on high waves, and a Solas 2012 classification which facilitates a safe return to port.

The vessel is part of a brand new generation of low-energy vessels, with 4 diesel engines and 2 electro engines, all controlled electronically to optimize speed and fuel consumption.

  • X-Bow for more stability and comfort
  • Highest Polar code Class 6
  • Highest Ice Class 1A
  • 4 diesel engines and 2 electro engines
  • Solas 2012 classification
  • Environmentally friendly in all matters
  • Green initiative program 
  • Albatros Nordic Bar Lounge
  • Albatros Ocean Shop
  • Albatros Observation Lounge
  • Observation Sliders
  • Polar Spa / Wellness Area / Gym
  • Modern lecture lounge
  • 93 spacious comfortable staterooms 
  • Dedicated single state rooms 
  • All staterooms with Ocean View
  • 90% of all staterooms with Panoramic Balcony
  • Restaurant on Deck 5
  • Observation Speciality Restaurant on Deck 9
  • Swimming Pool, jacuzzies and Pool Bar

Le Commandant Charcot

With Le Commandant-Charcot, PONANT has imagined and envisaged the cruise voyage of tomorrow. The latest addition to the fleet will take you following in the footsteps of the great polar explorers in refined surroundings complete with the kind of luxury services never before offered in the farthest reaches of the southern and northern hemispheres. 

The indoor swimming pool, the conservatory, the panoramic restaurant, the Blue Lagoon outdoor restaurant, the Main Lounge, the Observation Lounge, the lobby… Each of the common areas has been designed to both convey French-style discreet luxury and arouse wonder and amazement. The common thread running through all their designs is the desire to allow the light to penetrate and open everything up the extraordinary polar landscapes and scenery.
This very first hybrid-electric polar exploration ship powered by LNG has been designed with the greatest attention to detail in terms of safety and respect for the environment

 

Technical Specificity

 

Length

492 ft

Beam

92 ft

Draft

33 ft

Cruising speed

15 knots

Ice class Polar

Class PC2

Classification

Bureau Veritas

Flag

French

Guest decks

5

Guest capacity

270

Crew members

190

Gross tonnage

31 757 UMS

Electric propulsion motors

34 MW

Installed power

42 MW

Construction

Vard Langsten-Tomrefjord-Norway

 

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