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MS Expedition

A spacious, aptly named ship purposefully redesigned for adventurous and exhilarating expeditions to the polar regions.
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 11,391
Up to 26% savings
5 Itineraries
11 - 22 Days
Medium Size
134 Guests
Service Level
Authentic
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 11,391
Up to 26% savings

Highlights

  • Intimate and immersive cruising experience where guests can forge meaningful connections with fellow travelers and enjoy the undivided attention of the attentive staff.
  • Generously sized cabins and expansive common areas and observation decks so guests have plenty of room to relax and take in the stunning landscapes of the polar regions
  • State-of-the-art facilities including an ice-strengthened hull and forward-looking sonar to ensure a safe and exhilarating journey in these challenging environments

Embark on an unforgettable journey aboard the MS Expedition, an ice-strengthened polar vessel originally built in 1972 but completely and meticulously refurbished in 2009 for exploration and comfort. Whether you’re drawn to the majestic landscapes of the Arctic or the pristine beauty of Antarctica, the 134-passenger Expedition promises an intimate small-ship cruising experience unlike any other where you can immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring surroundings.

Step into spacious cabins located across five different decks, all with en suite bathrooms and ocean-facing windows (or portholes). There are five types of cabin to choose from: quad-, triple-, twin-share cabins, or the highest category 5 suites, all with twin-size berths with the exception of the suites which feature a queen bed and floor-to-ceiling windows.

The ship’s design prioritizes comfort, ensuring that every guest has ample space and all the amenities they’ll need for a relaxing stay. From the gym and sauna to the computer room and gift shop, the MS Expedition offers an array of common areas and features to enhance your onboard experience. Stay connected with satellite-linked internet from the computer room, immerse yourself in a good book from the Lonely Planet library, or shop for souvenirs to commemorate your journey.

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Specifications

  • Guests
    134
  • Staff & Crew
    69
  • Guide & Crew to Guest Ratios
    1:10 & 1:1.9
  • Guest to Space Ratio
    1:47
  • Number of Decks
    6
  • Number of Cabins
    63
  • Zodiacs & Loading Bays
    14
  • Year Built
    1972 (refurbished 2009)
  • Ice Class
    1B
  • Length
    344.5 ft (105 m)
  • Beam
    59 ft (18 m)
  • Draft
    13.8 ft (4.7 m)
  • Cruising Speed
    13 Knots
  • Stabilizers
    Retractable fins, gyro-stabilized

Amenities

cocktail
Bar
treadmill
Gym
books
Library
armchair
Lounge
boots
Mudroom
sauna
Sauna

Cabins

There are 6 cabin types available

Twin Window

2 Guests, 2 lower berths
160 ft² (15 m²)
33 Cabins

Quadruple

4 Guests, 2 upper, 2 lower berths
160 ft² (15 m²)
4 Cabins

Triple

3 Guests, 1 upper, 2 lower berths
160 ft² (15 m²)
4 Cabins

Suite

2 Guests, Queen bed
320 ft² (30 m²)
4 Cabins

Twin Porthole

2 Guests, 2 lower berths
160 ft² (15 m²)
6 Cabins

Twin Deluxe

2 Guests,
160 ft² (15 m²)
8 Cabins

Itineraries

There are 5 itineraries available
Antarctica Classic
11 Day / 10 Night
Up to 26% savings

Antarctica Classic

An archetypal Antarctic adventure across the Drake Passage bound for the penguins and polar pursuits of the peninsula.
Length: 11 Day / 10 Night
Embarkation: Ushuaia, Argentina
Sites: Beagle Channel, South Shetland Islands, Antarctic Peninsula
$ 11,391 - $ 26,082
Per Person
Antarctica Classic in Depth
13 Day / 12 Night
Up to 26% savings

Antarctica Classic in Depth

An exhilarating extended exploration of the wildlife-rich South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula,
Length: 13 Day / 12 Night
Embarkation: Ushuaia, Argentina
Sites: Beagle Channel, South Shetland Islands, Antarctic Peninsula
$ 13,190 - $ 18,886
Per Person
Quest for the Antarctic Circle
14 Day / 13 Night
Up to 21% savings

Quest for the Antarctic Circle

An intrepid late-season expedition exploring the peninsula in depth and beyond past the Antarctic Circle.
Length: 14 Day / 13 Night
Embarkation: Ushuaia, Argentina
Sites: Beagle Channel, South Shetland Islands, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctic Circle
$ 15,289 - $ 23,743
Per Person
Spirit of Shackleton
21 Day / 20 Night
Up to 11% savings

Spirit of Shackleton

A 3-week voyage illuminating Ernest Shackleton’s legend and recounting his courageous exploration of the Antarctic.
Length: 21 Day / 20 Night
Embarkation: Ushuaia, Argentina
Sites: Beagle Channel, South Shetland Islands, Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia, + 2 More
$ 27,281 - $ 41,821
Per Person
Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica
22 Day / 21 Night
Up to 26% savings

Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica

An early-season expedition southbound from Montevideo following in the footsteps of explorers to the sub-Antarctic and beyond.
Length: 22 Day / 21 Night
Embarkation: Montevideo, Uruguay
Disembarkation: Ushuaia, Argentina
Sites: South Atlantic Ocean, Falkland Islands, Port Stanley, South Georgia, + 1 More
$ 20,985 - $ 38,673
Per Person
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October 22 - Nov 12, 2024
Montevideo, Uruguay
$ 20,985 - $ 27,281
Up to 26% savings
25% OFF
November 11 - Nov 23, 2024
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 13,190 - $ 18,706
Up to 21% savings
November 22 - Dec 2, 2024
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 12,291 - $ 16,788
Up to 21% savings
December 1 - Dec 13, 2024
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 14,689 - $ 18,886
Up to 26% savings
25% OFF
December 12 - Dec 22, 2024
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 12,590 - $ 17,507
Up to 21% savings
December 21 - Jan 3, 2025
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 18,287 - $ 23,188
Up to 21% savings
January 2 - Jan 12, 2025
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 13,790 - $ 17,987
Up to 26% savings
25% OFF
January 11 - Jan 31, 2025
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 27,281 - $ 41,821
Up to 11% savings
January 30 - Feb 9, 2025
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 13,490 - $ 20,505
Up to 11% savings
10% OFF
February 8 - Feb 21, 2025
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 16,188 - $ 23,743
Up to 11% savings
February 20 - Mar 5, 2025
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 15,289 - $ 20,385
Up to 21% savings
March 4 - Mar 14, 2025
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 11,991 - $ 17,027
Up to 21% savings
March 13 - Mar 23, 2025
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 11,391 - $ 16,308
Up to 21% savings
October 22 - Nov 12, 2025
Montevideo, Uruguay
$ 23,084 - $ 38,673
November 11 - Nov 23, 2025
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 14,689 - $ 18,886
Up to 26% savings
25% OFF
November 22 - Dec 2, 2025
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 13,490 - $ 23,084
December 1 - Dec 13, 2025
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 13,190 - $ 18,706
Up to 21% savings
December 12 - Dec 22, 2025
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 13,939 - $ 23,983
January 2 - Jan 12, 2026
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 15,289 - $ 26,082
January 30 - Feb 9, 2026
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 14,839 - $ 25,182
March 4 - Mar 14, 2026
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 13,190 - $ 23,533
March 13 - Mar 23, 2026
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 12,590 - $ 22,484

Deals

Explore 2 deals on select dates
25% OFF

Eligible passengers shall receive 25% off per person on guaranteed departures on selected itineraries , for select dates departing between October 22 2024 – January 2 2025

Limited time offer
10% OFF

Eligible passengers shall receive 10% off per person on guaranteed departures of the following small-group tours, for select dates departing between January 11 and February 8, 2025

Limited time offer

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