Staff and Crew: 69

Guests: 134

Length: 105.23 metres (345.24 feet)

Breadth: 18.63 metres (61.12 feet)

Draft: 4.71 metres (15.45 feet)

Ice Class: 1B

Cruising Speed: 13 knots

Registration: Monrovia, Liberia

Lifeboats: 4 (covered) + 6 liferafts

MS Expedition was built in 1972 in Denmark by the ship builders Helsingor Skipbsverft. She was previously a ferry named Alandsfarjan working in the Baltic Sea and was extensively refitted and refurbished in Rauma, Finland from June 2008 to March 2009. With her ice-strengthened hull and shallow draft she can go to adventurous places.

The Expedition provides an intimate small-ship cruising experience. She boasts spacious cabins, each featuring ocean-facing windows or portholes and private en-suite facilities. Large common areas and observation decks provide panoramic views of the distinctive landscapes of some of the world’s most remote regions.

The Expedition can accommodate up to 134 passengers and it offers space, comfort and good prices.

♦ Cabins & Amenities
  • All cabins with private en suite
  • Outside view with porthole or window
  • Wardrobe, drawers, nightstands, and writing desk
  • Individual climate control
  • Daily cabin service
  • Electrical Supply: 220AC with European two-pin sockets
♦ Onboard Facilities
  • Fine dining – international cuisine in one sitting
  • Polar Library
  • Polar Bear Pub
  • Lounge
  • Gift Shop
  • Sauna
  • Gym
  • 360° Top Observation Deck
  • Large aft deck with barbecue facilities
  • Forward deck viewing platforms
  • Laundry service
  • Medical Clinic with English-speaking doctor
  • Computer Room with internet where available
  • Large heated Mud Room
  • Large fleet of Zodiacs with 4-stroke engines
  • Complimentary Wellington Boots for duration of your cruise
  • Complimentary destination guides for every passenger
  • Communication: Telephone, internet, GMDSS, satellite C, B & M

Note: there is no passenger elevator between decks.

  • Request-Share Program: we match solo travelers of the same gender with other solo travelers who indicate they are willing to share.
  • Adventure Options: available on selected departures: Kayaking from US$999 and Camping from US$379 (all prices subject to change).
  • Mandatory Medical Evacuation & Repatriation Insurance: not included (minimum of US$200,000 required).
  • Fuel Surcharge: it may be applied for all bookings if there is a substantial increase in fuel costs.


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Dining Room
Polar Bar
Sun Deck Buffet Table
Ship Deck
Drake Passage - Black-browed Albatross

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