Long-standing popular cruise vessel, given a top-to-toe refurbishment in 2017, offers guests contemporary comfort in gleaming new surroundings.
This popular ice-strengthened expedition cruise ship, purpose built in 1976, underwent a comprehensive refurbishment in 2017, including the installation of eco-friendly new engines. Her fresh new contemporary look has been carried through from the public areas to the cabins and suites each of which has an exterior view, lower berths and shiny new private bathroom. She now carries 132 guests.
There’s an updated, smart but informal (no reserved seating) dining room serving chef-prepared meals, a remodelled bar and well stocked polar library. With lots of space for absorbing mesmeric Antarctic vistas, the front deck is particularly good for photography. Adventure activities are available including sea kayaking, hiking and snowshoeing on selected departures.
This US-operated ship offers excellent value for money.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
Fine, good location, excellent breakfast, helpful staff.JH, Staines-upon-thames
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.
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.
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Real Latin America Experts
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.
Lina Fuller - Travel Consultant
Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.
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.
Carrie Gallagher - Travel Consultant
A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Escorted Groups team.
Jim Ashworth - Travel Consultant
Jim first caught the Latin American travel bug in 2001 when he decided at the last minute to join a friend travelling around Central America – he hasn't looked back since.
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.