The distinguished Sea Explorer offers a classic yacht-like atmosphere and deluxe accommodations for expeditions to Antarctica. Originally built in 1992 and refurbished in 2004, this luxury cruise ship provides fine service and Four-Star amenities. Sea Explorer accommodates all guests in 57 outside suites. Each suite has ocean views and is elegantly designed with a sitting area, TV, mini-refrigerator, safe, and other amenities, as well as a marble bathroom. Several suites include private balconies accessed via sliding glass doors. The Veranda and Penthouse Suites offer Butler Service.
Spacious and finely-decorated public areas include: a library stocked with books related to the itinerary and other volumes, and two computer terminals for e-mail access; an elegant lounge; and The Club, a gathering area for convivial relaxation, with picture windows for panoramic views.
The restaurant, serving fine cuisine prepared by European chefs, accommodates all guests at a single unassigned seating. The ship also includes a gym, beauty salon, a sun deck with Jacuzzi, and an outdoor café and bar, where meals may be served al fresco. Sea Explorer is served by 70 experienced officers and crew. Sea Explorer is ice-strengthened for voyages into Antarctic waters, and is equipped with a fleet of Zodiac inflatable craft for forays ashore.
Comforts and Extras INCLUDED
On most departures the following applies:
- Only 111 guests
- 4 partially enclosed lifeboats
- Fleet of Zodiacs for shore transfers
- All cabins have exterior views and facilities en suite
- One dining room with unreserved seating
- Multi-purpose lounge and presentation room
- Ice-strengthened hull