World Explorer

M/V World  Explorer is a new luxury hybrid ship, built in Portugal and specifically designed for cruising Antarctica and the Arctic.  She carries 176 passengers in 5 star comfort.

Aqua-Firma's clients who have explored the polar regions onboard this fast, refined vessel have been overwhelmingly impressed with their experience.  

Cabins are stylish and modern, all with either a private walk-out or a French balcony.  There are plenty of public areas to relax, including the glass-domed Observation Lounge, the Explorer Lounge, library with Ocean views and a dedicated lecture theatre.  If you still have energy after daily walks (or the options of kayaking and camping), then you can make use of the outdoor running track, large heated outdoor pool, gym, sauna and spa.


413 feet / 126 metres

Ice Class:



16 knots cruising speed



Staff & Crew:



- 1 x double or 2 x single beds, plus sofa bed

Infinity Suite
- 1 x double or 2 x single beds

Veranda Suite
- 1 x double or 2 x single beds

Superior Suite
1 x double or 2 x single beds

Deluxe Suite
- 1 x double or 2 x single beds

Owners Suite
- 1 x double or 2 x single beds


Operations are first class, be that the professional expedition team, hotel staff and crew.  You will enjoy delicious meals on a daily basis which are scheduled around landings and wildlife encounters -which after all are the expeditions objective !

Client feedback:

"The trip exceeded all our expectations - and they were pretty high! Woody the expedition leader was a giant amongst men. A truly exceptional leader. 

The scenery was stunning, the wildlife exceptional, the guides superb and the ship and crew fantastic. Special shout out to the chef and team - how they kept turning out such exceptional food, choice and fresh fruit and salad right up to the last day was terrific....nothing was too much trouble

Thank you so much for giving us the holiday of a lifetime"

A MacDonald.  (World Explorer: Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica). 

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  • World Explorer Observation Lounge
  • World Explorer Owner's Suite
  • World Explorer Swimming Pool
  • World Explorer Owner's Suite Balcony
  • World Explorer Restaurant
  • World Explorer Lecture Theatre
  • World Explorer Deck Plan
  • World Explorer Lounge
  • World Explorer Deluxe Cabin
  • World Explorer Superior Cabin
  • World Explorer Triple Cabin
  • World Explorer Veranda Suite
  • World Explorer Gym
  • World Explorer Deluxe Cabin
  • World Explorer Bathroom
  • World Explorer Observation Lounge


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