Antarctica offers so many extraordinary things to see and do, there are multiple options to personalize your experience when discovering Antarctica. If this is your first visit, the classic Explorer voyage gives you the best of the stunning Antarctic Peninsula in 11 or 12 days. Conquer the famed Drake Passage in your choice of four stabilized, polar-class vessels (see details below). Explore majestic natural environments by zodiac and on foot. Furthermore, get up close and personal with penguins, whales, and other wildlife. All while you enjoy talks on regional history, zoology, and geology by expert guides. You can personalize your adventure with options that suit your interests.
This is one of the many itineraries available with this fleet. It can either be 11 or 12 days itineraries and there are more than 20 departures per season. Here is a guide to the seasons in Antarctica to help you decide the best time to travel.
About World Explorer (176 guests)
The newest addition and their first all-suites, all-balcony ice-class ship. It lets you discover everything Antarctica has to offer, with the type of service available only at premium hotels. World Explorer also delivers plenty of areas, both inside and out, to witness the incredible Antarctic wildlife. There is a spacious observation deck for taking in sights outdoors, an observation lounge with panoramic skyline views, a library for relaxing and reading, and the Explorer Lounge for a drink and a chat. Presentations and discussions are held in a dedicated lecture theatre. Health and wellness facilities feature an outdoor running track, a small gym, and spa, plus a heated outdoor swimming pool. With its new and environmentally sustainable hybrid technology and state-of-the-art Rolls-Royce engines and generators, the ship also boasts reduced fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
About Ocean Adventurer (132 guests)
The Sea Adventurer has been re-launched as Ocean Adventurer after a multi-million-dollar renovation. A team of marine architects, engineers, interior designers, and polar expedition specialists worked together to enhance it. Upgrades include a refreshed look and feel throughout, plus the complete remodeling of the lounge, dining room, and bar. All cabins received new linens and bathroom updates. Six new deluxe cabins, as well as three new suites, have also been added. Significant technical enhancements include two new Rolls-Royce engines, which yield increased speed and fuel efficiency, and a minimized carbon footprint.
About Ocean Diamond (189 guests)
You have the run of the place on the Ocean Diamond, one of the largest of their small ships. All rooms have an exterior view, ensuite facility, a flat-screen TV, and DVD player, with some suites sporting a private balcony. After a day of exploration, you can relax with a book in the polar library, head to the gym for a quick workout, have a drink at the bar, or just soak in the scenery from the panoramic observation lounge. The Ocean Diamond has just completed renovations throughout the ship.
About Ocean Endeavor (199 guests)
The newly renovated Ocean Endeavor enjoys the distinction of being one of the only health- and wellness-focused adventure vessels in the Polar Regions. The Spa features a full treatment menu and there are Yoga classes available. There is also a gym, a heated saltwater pool, two saunas, and a juice bar to add to the wellness factor. So does the new restaurant, which boasts a healthy, contemporary approach to cuisine. You will also find more adventure options than on any other sister ships, including two exclusive options: mountaineering and cross country skiing.