Expedition Ships

(56-189 Passenger Range)

Expedition ships are the bread and butter of Antarctic exploration. Though the ships themselves aren’t small – they displace from 2000 to over 5000 tons – they are designed to carry small groups of passengers for a more intimate travel experience.

Expedition cruising began in 1966. This category of ship still adheres to the principles of conservation and preservation and world exploration for the fortunate few. These vessels let you get up-close and personal with the beauty of Antarctica while having minimal impact on the local environment. All are equipped with a fleet of Zodiac landing craft and staffed by qualified expedition leaders, experienced naturalists and lecturers.

You can’t go wrong aboard one of these ships for your Antarctica voyage.

Vavilov Cruise Ship
Vavilov
92 Passengers
Adventure Options
Ioffe Cruise Ship
Ioffe
96 Passengers
Adventure Options
Adventurer Cruise Ship
Sea Adventurer
117 Passengers
Adventure Options
Ocean Diamond Cruise Ship
Ocean Diamond
189 Passengers
Adventure Options
Plancius Cruise Ship
Plancius
114 Passengers
Adventure Options
Ortelius Cruise Ship
Ortelius
120 Passengers
Ushuaia Cruise Ship
Ushuaia
84 Passengers
Expedition Cruise Ship
Expedition
134 Passengers
Adventure Options
Fly & Cruise
Fly and Cruise — Ocean Nova
68 Passengers
Adventure Options
Polar Pioneer Cruise Ship
Polar Pioneer
56 Passengers
Adventure Options
Ocean Endeavour
Ocean Endeavour
199 Passengers
Adventure Options
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