Built in 2018 and specially designed for polar cruising, the World Explorer is our newest edition to the Antarctica fleet.

Panoramic windows and balconies in two-thirds of its cabins, plus a glass-domed observation lounge, mean you'll never a miss a moment on your special polar adventure. The ship also features an onboard running track, dedicated lecture theatres and convenient drying cupboards in each cabin for storing wet gear after excursions.

 

Cabin types

Triple

  • One double and two single beds and walk-out balcony
  • Located on Deck 6
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate combo sitting area/bedroom with a sofa bed and additional closet, refrigerator, TV, state of the art “infotainment” system, and private bathroom with shower
  • Average cabin area 242 sq. ft. (22.5 m2)

Infinity suite

  • One double or two single beds and a floor-to-ceiling glass Juliet balcony
  • Located on Decks 5 and 6
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate combo sitting area/bedroom with a sofa bed and additional closet, refrigerator, TV, state of the art “infotainment” system, and private bathroom with shower
  • Average cabin area 270 sq. ft. (25 m2)

Veranda suite

  • One double or two single beds and a walk-out balcony
  • Located on Decks 5 and 6
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate combo sitting area/bedroom with a sofa bed and additional closet, refrigerator, TV, state of the art “infotainment” system, and private bathroom with shower
  • Average cabin area 215 sq. ft. (20 m2)

Superior suite

  • One double or two single beds and a walk-out balcony
  • Located on Decks 5 and 6
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate combo sitting area/bedroom with a sofa bed and additional closet, refrigerator, TV, state of the art “infotainment” system, and private bathroom with shower
  • Average cabin area 278 sq. ft. (26 m2)

Deluxe suite

  • One double or two single beds and a walk-out balcony with access from sitting room and bedroom.
  • Located on Deck 5
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate combo sitting area/bedroom with a sofa bed and additional closet, refrigerator, TV, state of the art “infotainment” system, and private bathroom with shower
  • Average cabin area 334 sq. ft. (31 m2)

Owner’s suite

  • One double or two single beds and a walk-out balcony with access from sitting room and bedroom  
  • Located on Decks 5 and 6
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate combo sitting area/bedroom with a sofa bed and additional closet, refrigerator, TV, state of the art “infotainment” system, and private bathroom with shower
  • Average cabin area 355 sq. ft. (33m2)

 

About the ship

Technical specifications

  • Staff and crew: 144
  • Guests: 176
  • Length:126 metres/413 feet
  • Breadth: 19 metres/62.3 feet
  • Draft: 4.7 metres/15.4 feet
  • Cruisng speed: 16 knots
  • Propulsion: 2 Rolls Royce 9,000kw hybrid diesel/electric engines
  • Ice Class 1B
  • Registration: Portugal
  • Lifeboats: 2 fully enclosed
  • Onboard Zodiacs: 18

Ship amenities

  • Two elevators accessing most decks
  • Bar staffed by a professional bar tender (drinks added to your onboard account)
  • 24-hour tea and coffee available
  • Theatre-style auditorium for presentations
  • Polar library containing a large collection of Polar books and DVD’s
  • Clinic with licensed doctor
  • WiFi in certain public areas (data usage charges apply)
  • Optional webmail account for email (charges apply)
  • Ship-to-Shore telephone communications (charges apply)
  • Polar boutique selling essentials, souvenirs and clothing
  • Onboard laundry service (charges apply)
  • Gym with a selection of fitness equipment

Cabin amenities

  • All cabins have ensuite facilities
  • All cabins have external views
  • Cabins serviced daily
  • In-room refrigerators
  • Flat screen TV’s and DVD players
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Shower gel and shampoo provided
  • In-room safe
  • Climate control
  • Electrical current 220 volts. Plugs are standard European two round pin plugs
  • Drying cupboards for storing wet gear

Optional activities

  • Kayaking (all departures)*
  • Camping (select departures)*
  • Stand up paddleboarding (select departures)*

* Please note these adventure options need to be booked and paid in advance. Numbers are limited.  

Other inclusions on the World Explorer

  • Expedition parka to keep
  • Expedition boots on loan
  • Downloadable photographic journal documenting your voyage
  • Presentations by the Expedition team and onboard experts
  • All meals and snacks on board
  • All shore landings and zodiac cruising according to the daily programme
  • All luggage handling on board the ship
  • All port charges and taxes
  • Emergency evacuation insurance to a maximum of US$100,000 per person
  • All gratuities
  • Beer and wine during dinner service

World Explorer deck plan

 

World Explorer deckplan

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