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Luxurious all suite ship with a great sense of light and space.

While in aspiration and temperament primarily an expedition ship, the ultra-modern World Explorer (2019) offers Antarctic cruises where on board comfort and top of the range facilities are a priority. Service is exemplary, with 125 qualified expedition staff and crew serving 176 guests.

The sleek, contemporary vessel has six floors of spacious accommodation in classic hotel-style suites, the discreet gold, cream and silver décor adding an air of distinction throughout. It’s tempting to spend time in the mellow carpeted lounges, with their sofas, soft lighting and comprehensive Polar library, but you won’t miss out on the drama of the unfolding scenery and wildlife sightings since guest suites (each with juliette or walk-on balconies) and public areas alike feature huge floor to ceiling windows offering skyline views, ideal for quiet contemplation.  

You can of course observe the landscapes from the deck, which has a running track (the ship is 127m long) and inside there’s a gym, pool, sauna and spa, especially welcome after a day out in the chilly Antarctic environment: pre-bookable activities like kayaking, camping and paddle-boarding are offered.  

The ship will be one of the speediest operating in Antarctica, with a top speed of 16kn she can travel between visitor sites efficiently, minimising the amount of time “at sea”. 

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What our clients say

  • Every bit was memorable from the rough sea crossings to the wonderful remoteness of the destination and the absolutely fantastic wildlife.

    HD, London
  • Most Memorable Experience: “The Awesome Beauty of a Sunny Antarctica!”

    AW, Nottingham
  • The whole experience of sailing across Antarctica was amazing, but being able to visit Scott's at Cape Evans was probably the pinnacle of the trip.

    JW, Bedford
  • Most memorable experience: "The whales in Wilhelmina Bay. Our expedition leader said that this was the best he had seen in his 19 years of leading these trips."

    RW, Teddington
  • Highlights were South Georgia – amazing king penguin colony, bathing in thermal pool and cooling off in Whalers Bay on deception island, the open air party as we left Paradise…

    HG, Surbition
  • Most memorable experience: "A hard question to answer, but probably being able to walk on the continent, and not just strolling along the shore line, but fairly serious walking on…

    HW, New Romney
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Our Expert's Opinion

Chris
Chris Rendell-Dunn Travel Expert Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.

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    Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.

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