ABOUT THE SHIP

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The Expedition was carefully selected and purpose-retrofit in 2009 by the current owners for comfortable polar expeditioning at a reasonable price. She has one of the most spacious interiors of all polar expedition ships within her price range and has other great features that only a company with a keen grasp on what makes an expedition experience outstanding would have thought to include (like a mud room). 

  • Passenger Capacity: 134 (maximum)
  • Crew: 55 plus Expedition staff
  • 360° Top Observation Deck
  • Large fleet of Zodiacs with four stroke engines
  • Complimentary rubber boots for duration of your cruise
  • Lonely Planet Library
  • Large aft deck with barbeque facilities
  • Gift Shop
  • Gym
  • Forward-looking sonar to avoid chance of grounding
  • Ice Class: Swedish/Finnish 1B
  • Cruising Speed: 13 knots

WHY WE LIKE HER

  • THOUGHTFUL TOUCHES

    Large heated mudroom – we cannot emphasize how great of a feature this is – and how uncommon it is on other ships. Imagine dumping all of your wet gear upon return to the ship after an excursion and heading to the lounge for a hot chocolate. Not to mention, there’s a sauna to sit in after a chilly outing or polar plunge. 

  • STABILITY

    Former Swedish ferry - she was originally designed for stability and due to her Ice Class B, she is ideal for navigating the waters of the polar regions safely and comfortably.

  • SPACIOUS

    Spacious – lots of room in public areas and nooks to sit privately with a book, as well as unusually spacious cabins for her class, all with en suite facilities.

  • OWNER OPERATED

    Owner operated – you can be sure she is extremely well taken care of. 

RATES & DATES

Per Person USD Rates 2018-2019Category 1a QuadCategory 1
Triple
Category 2Category 3Category 4Category 5
Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica
Oct 23 - Nov 13, 2018 (22 days)
Kayak
$11,999
Full
$13,199
Full
$14,999
Full
$15,999$16,999$18,999
Limited
Antarctica Classic in Depth
Nov 12 - Nov 24, 2018 (13 days)
Camp, Kayak
$7,499
1 Berth
$8,499
Full
$9,499
Full
$10,499$11,999
1 Berth
$13,499
Full
Spirit of Shackleton
Nov 23 - Dec 13, 2018 (21 days)
Camp, Kayak
$12,999
Full
$14,499
Full
$17,499
Full
$18,999
1 Berth
$21,499$24,999
Full
Antarctica Classic
Dec 12 - Dec 22, 2018 (11 days)
Camp, Kayak
$6,299
Full
$7,299
Full
$8,999
Full
$9,499
Limited
$10,999
1 Berth
$12,499
Full
Quest for the Antarctic Circle
Dec 21 - Jan 03, 2019 (14 days)
Camp, Kayak
$9,999
Full
$10,999
Full
$12,999
Full
$13,999$14,999
Limited
$16,499
Full
Antarctica Classic
Jan 02 - Jan 12, 2019 (11 days)
Camp, Kayak
$7,999
Full
$8,799
1 Berth
$10,299
Full
$11,399
Full
$12,399
Full
$13,999
Full
Spirit of Shackleton
Jan 11 - Jan 31, 2019 (21 days)
Camp, Kayak
$15,999
Full
$16,999
Full
$19,999
Full
$22,499
Full
$25,499
Full
$28,999
Full
Antarctica Classic
Jan 30 - Feb 09, 2019 (11 days)
Camp, Kayak
$7,699
Full
$8,299
Full
$9,999
Full
$10,299
Full
$11,299
Full
$13,499
Full
Quest for the Antarctic Circle
Feb 08 - Feb 21, 2019 (14 days)
Camp, Kayak
$9,999
1 Berth
$10,999
Limited
$12,999
Full
$13,999
Full
$14,999
Full
$16,499
Full
Quest for the Antarctic Circle
Feb 20 - Mar 05, 2019 (14 days)
Camp, Kayak
$9,499$10,499$11,999
1 Berth
$12,999$13,999
1 Berth
$15,499
Limited
Antarctica Classic
Mar 04 - Mar 14, 2019 (11 days)
Kayak
$6,399
Full
$6,899
Full
$8,399
Full
$9,199$10,599$11,799
Antarctica Classic
Mar 13 - Mar 23, 2019 (11 days)
Kayak
$5,999
Full
$6,499
Full
$7,999
Full
$8,999$9,999
Limited
$11,499

INSIDER ADVICE

We’re a different kind of agency. We work on the ships, with the teams, and are currently active in the polar regions. Our insider advice is truly that - straight from the field - and it's updated in real time if things change.

ANTARCTICA

Everything you need to know about traveling to Antarctica. Including what time of the season is best for what you’re most keen to see.

ARCTIC

Everything you need to know about traveling to the Arctic. Which is a bit like our proverbial backyard/second home (because we’ve lived there).

WHAT TO BRING

Everything you need to know about what to bring on your trip. Including unusual stuff like why you might want goggles in Antarctica, or extra batteries in Svalbard.