M/S Expedition

M/S Expedition is a well loved vessel both with our polar team who have travelled on-board her, experiencing her professional operations first hand, as well as many years of delighted Antarctic and Arctic clients who wish to explore on-board her again.  MS Expedition was refurbished in 2009 to a high standard and carries a maximum of 134 passengers. On board she is spacious whilst still facilitating an intimate atmosphere. She boasts good sized en suite cabins compared with other vessels her size, each featuring ocean-facing windows or portholes. With a top speed of 16 knots and equipped with stabilisers she is a fast and very comfortable vessel.

Please click on any side photo to view ships gallery.


105.23 metres / 345 feet

Ice Class:

Swedish / Finnish 1B


16 knots cruising



Staff & Crew:

55 crew & 14 expedition staff


Quadruple Porthole Cabin
- 2 x upper & 2 x lower berths

Triple Porthole Cabin
- 1 x upper & 2 x lower berths

Category 2 Twin Porthole Cabins
- 2 x lower berths

Category 3 Window Cabins
- 2 x lower berths

Category 4 (Large) Window Cabins
- 2 x lower berths

Category 5 (Large) Window Cabins
- Queen bed & lounge area


On-board facilities include a 360° observation deck, library and discovery lounge and computer room with Internet. After long days out hiking, guests can relax in the sauna or the Polar Bear Pub or try the on-board gym. Her large mud room is ideal for storing wet clothing and gear . Outside, there are plenty of well located seating and viewing areas to find your own space and on calm evenings enjoy the barbeque facilities. There are also options available on select departures for camping and kayaking.

Client review:

"I had an amazing time (in Antarctica) that outdid all expectations. We had an incredible varied journey and the ship was amazing. All ran so smooth, the food was wonderful, all staff on the ship appeared to remember your name... I totally fell in love with the ship which was 110% right for me. Very roomy and still intimate. This is the best decision I have ever made. Totally satisfied." 

M Van Mourik (Antarctic Peninsula & Polar Circle Voyage)

  • MS Expedition Polar Ship
  • Expedition Bar
  • MS Expedition Category 5 Double Cabin
  • Photography on Deck on MS Expedition
  • MS Expedition Category 4 Double Cabin
  • Kayaking aboard MS Expedition
  • MS Expedition Gym
  • MS Expedition Library
  • MS Expedition Deck Plan



  • Expedition Dining Room
  • MS Expedition Quadruple Porthole Cabin
  • MS Expedition Category 3 Twin Cabin
  • MS Expedition Triple Porthole Cabin
  • MS Expedition breaking through ice
  • MS Expedition Category 5 Cabin Lounge Area
  • MS Expedition Mud Room


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