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Island Sky

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An elegant, classy US-operated ship which captures the nostalgia of life on the ocean.

Island Sky is a small, first class vessel carrying up to 112 guests on expedition cruises to Antarctica. While you are treated to an experience which is full of the thrills of unpredictability and exploration, you’ll be reassured that your every comfort is catered for in a pleasing and cosy environment on board. Your spacious state rooms and the public areas are fitted and furnished to the standards of a top quality classic hotel, with wardrobe, fridge, safe and robes provided in the cabins while the lounge is sumptuously carpeted, with sofas and mellow lighting.

The facilities are also top drawer, ranging from a presentation room, gym, observation deck and elevators, while the observation platform offers undiluted views. Lectures and presentations are delivered by polar veterans. The smart (but not stuffy or formal) restaurant serves gourmet cuisine and you may also eat al fresco.

Once you leave the ship by Zodiac (no steps down!) on an excursion, you’ll discover a particularly high level of professionalism and zeal among the members of the enthusiastic expedition team which is dedicated to looking after you and providing you with the best possible Antarctic experience.

What our clients say

97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.

Very efficient with the booking process and very helpful with his service throughout. Adam was always prompt and helpful in answering all our questions prior to departure.

IR, London

Tailor made holiday

Our specialists have been expertly crafting award-winning tailor-made holidays to Latin America for 40 years. We would be delighted to create a truly personalised trip which perfectly matches your wishes and requirements.

Ben Line
Ben Line - Travel Consultant

Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Manager of the Tailor-made Department.

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Real Latin America Experts

  • Hannah Waterhouse
    Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Consultant

    Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.

  • Mary Anne Nelson
    Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Consultant

    Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made team.

  • Paul Winrow Giffen
    Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Consultant

    After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.

  • Hannah Donaldson
    Hannah Donaldson - Travel Consultant

    Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is an invaluable part of our Group Tours team.

  • Kathryn Rhodes
    Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Consultant

    Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

  • Evie Oswald
    Evie Oswald - Travel Consultant

    It’s hard to believe that Evie has had time to cram so much in to her life so far. Having lived as a child in the Americas and Europe she found herself immediately attracted to Latin America.

Meet the team