Expedition Ships

(48-126 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
92 Passengers
Adventure Options
Ioffe Cruise Ship
96 Passengers
Adventure Options
Adventurer Cruise Ship
Sea Adventurer, 2015
117 Passengers
Adventure Options
Expedition Cruise Ship
126 Passengers
Adventure Options
 Ocean Endeavour
Ocean Endeavour
198 Passengers
Adventure Options
Ocean Nova
Ocean Nova
68 Passengers
Adventure Options
Sea Adventurer, 2014
118 Passengers
Plancius Cruise Ship
112 Passengers
Adventure Options
Polar Pioneer Cruise Ship
Polar Pioneer
56 Passengers
Adventure Options
120 Passengers
Spirit of Enderby Cruise Ship
Spirit of Enderby
48 Passengers
Russian Far East
Polar Cruises, Travel Agencies & Bureaus, Bend, OR