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Named after legendary Norwegian Explorers, MS Roald Amundsen and MS Fridtjof Nansen are no less intrepid, built specifically to navigate the icy waters of Alaska and Antarctica.

With a maximum capacity of 530, the ships are small enough to navigate narrow inlets and passages that the large liners cannot, yet big enough to avoid any sense of cabin fever.

Launched in 2019 and 2020 respectively, identical sister ships MS Roald Amundsen and MS Fridtjof Nansen feature a hybrid propulsion system that reduces both noise production and fuel consumption.

Passengers can choose to dine in three different restaurants, and take advantage of facilities including a twin level observation deck, explorer lounge bar, fitness centre, hot tub, pool and spa complete with sauna and treatment rooms.

An interactive science centre, packed with state-of-the-art gadgets and equipment, gives the expedition crews the perfect environment to help passengers gain a deeper understanding of the geography, history and wildlife they are encountering.

The cabins, all of which are outward facing, feature Scandinavian design and materials, half with private balconies. Some suites even boast private outdoor hot tubs from where the occupants can admire the ever-changing views while soaking away their aches and pains.

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What our clients say

  • Highlights: “Setting foot on Antarctica and seeing the wildlife in its natural habitat.  The first part had always been an ambition of mine”

    SM, Dennie
  • 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
  • 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: "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
  • Antarctica “Best holiday we have ever had.”

    MR, West Malling
  • 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
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Heloise
Heloise Buxton Travel Expert Heloise started her Latin American journey as an exchange student in Santiago, Chile. With extended summer holidays this was the perfect opportunity to backpack through Bolivia, Peru, Argentina and Brazil.

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  • Paul Winrow Giffin
    Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Expert

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

  • Sophie
    Sophie Barber - Travel Expert

    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.

  • Lina
    Lina Fuller - Travel Expert

    Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.

  • Juliet
    Juliet Ellwood - Travel Expert

    After graduating with a degree in Anthropology and History and having been fascinated by Latin America since childhood by the book featuring photos of Nazca, Juliet first visited the region in 2003. Since then, Juliet has visited the majority of countries in Latin America but has particularly extensive experience with Peru, a country she loves for many reasons but not least, its incredible archaeological richness and delicious food!

  • Carrie
    Carrie Gallagher - Travel Expert

    A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.

  • Hannah
    Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert

    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.

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