MV Plancius was built in 1976 as an oceanographic research vessel for the Royal Dutch Navy and was named HR. Ms. Tydeman. The ship sailed for the Dutch Navy until June 2004 and was eventually purchased by polar operator.
Ice-strengthened for both poles of the planet, the Ortelius is thoroughly outfitted to provide you an up-close experience of the Arctic and Antarctic.
s/v Noorderlicht is a sailing vessel well suited for sailing among small islands and offers good open-deck viewing areas, also when under sail.
Rembrandt Van Rijn
Our 3 mast-schooner 'Rembrandt van Rijn' is well suited for expedition cruising among the fjords of Greenland and Spitsbergen.
Hondius has been launched for the Arctic season 2019. The Hondius is the world’s first-registered Polar Class 6 cruise ship, exceeding all the latest green requirements of the Polar Code.
This stylish cruise ship is ideally suited for small ship expeditions.
The USHUAIA has been refurbished to accommodate a maximum of 90 passengers in 46 comfortable cabins and suites.
Sailing aboard Sea Spirit in grand style with all the amenities of a luxury hotel.
50 Years of Victory
Conquer the Top of the World on board the most powerful icebreaker ever built.
As a modern and custom-designed ship, the Greg Mortimer is at the cutting edge of nautical technology.
Polar Pioneer is one of the most popular style of vessels currently used in Antarctica and the Arctic. Don't miss the chance to join her in one of her expeditions.
The Expedition allows you to enjoy an intimate cruise experience on a small ship.
Ocean Atlantic is newly renovated (2016) with elegant common areas and accommodation for 198 passengers.
Magellan Explorer is a new and modern expedition vessel custom build for our Antarctic air-cruises. She was built in Chile to the latest Polar Code specifications to start service in 2019.
Ocean Nova is a modern and comfortable expedition vessel. She was built in Denmark in 1992 to sail the ice-choked waters of Greenland.
The Ocean Adventurer is a comfortable vessel with spacious cabins, which all have private bathroom facilities and exterior views.
Hebridean Sky is a small, all-suite expedition vessel. She was built in 1992 and refurbished in 2005. In 2016 the ship underwent an extensive, multimillion-dollar renovation that transformed it into one of the finest small-ships in the world.
Distinct and comfortable, refined and roomy—these attributes and more describe World Explorer.
The Ocean Endeavour is a luxurious vessel with comfortable cabins. It is a spacious small expedition vessel engineered to explore the Polar Regions.
The Ocean Diamond is a modern, stable super-yacht. Carrying a maximum of 189 passengers, and with two stabilizers and an ice-strengthened hull, this outstanding vessel is ideal for polar expeditions.
MS Fridtjof Nansen
One of the first ships with revolutionary battery hybrid powered propulsion system.
M/S Stockholm is a classic ship with beautiful brass details and wooden decks, built in 1953. After 20 years in Svalbard she has the experience and track record of being able to reach sites that are inaccessible to other ships.
The ship was built in Denmark in 1992 to serve as a ferry on Greenland’s west coast. In 2004/2005 she was completely refurbished into a comfortable expedition ship and in 2018 she underwent a renovation of the passenger areas.
MS Sjøveien (meaning the Seaway) was built in Bergen in 1964 for the Norwegian Government and she worked for them in various capacities. From 1979 until 1995 she was used as a training ship for mariners.
Island Sky is a small, all-suite expedition vessel. She was built in 1992 and refurbished in 2005. In 2016 the ship underwent an extensive, multimillion-dollar renovation that transformed it into one of the finest small-ships in the world.
SY Ocean Tramp
Ocean Tramp is a 66 feet ketch rigged sailboat, with 5 cabins. She very comfortably can carry 8 guests plus three crew members and one scientist.
Ventus & Stella Australis
Designed to navigate the Patagonian fjords, the two ships have only 100 cabins, all with exterior windows and comfortable common rooms.
Ultramarine, is designed to go beyond the familiar in polar exploration, to discover new places, and to immerse you in the best the region has to offer.
Le Boréal embodies the subtle alliance between luxury, intimacy and wellbeing.
This superb mega-yacht with 132 staterooms is the result of the expertise of the Italian Fincantieri shipyard and French sophistication, as interpreted by designer Jean-Philippe Nuel.
The elegance of her exterior and interior lines and her intimate size (only 122 staterooms and suites) make this a rare and innovative yacht on the cruise market.
Le Soleal embodies the subtle alliance between luxury, intimacy and wellbeing.
Togo is a 102ft /31m motor yacht, custom built-in 1965 by legendary Dunston Shipyard and last refitted in 2018.
Seaventure features a 1-A Super ice class rating — the highest ice class awarded to passenger vessels.
New and most advanced vessel Polar Class 6 cruise ship, exceeding all the latest green requirements of the Polar Code
Akademik Shokalskiy is the sister ship to the Spirit of Enderby (Professor Khromov). They were both built in 1984 for polar and oceanographic research and, being fully ice-strengthened, they are perfect for expedition travel.
Spirit of Enderby
The Spirit of Enderby (Professor Khromov) is a fully ice-strengthened expedition vessel, built in 1984 for polar and oceanographic research and is perfect for Expedition Travel.
The original Fram was the most famous explorer ship of its time, and the achievements of her expeditions are unparalleled.
Le Commandant Charcot
This very first hybrid-electric polar exploration ship powered by LNG has been designed with the greatest attention to detail in terms of safety and respect for the environment.
This ship has been designed to journey to off the beaten path destinations and remote polar regions in style and comfort. The ship incorporates a PC5 ice-strengthened hull combined with extra-large stabilizers to make your journey as smooth as possible.
World Navigator was conceived with the sensibilities of an explorer – one who believes the world is best experienced up close, while still leaving the destination untouched.
MV Villa was built-to-order for the Norwegian Coastal Administration. Prior to February 2019, her mission was to service lighthouses and buoys along the rough Norwegian coast.
At 104 feet in length, the Alaskan Dream’s innovative, streamlined catamaran design allows the vessel to easily navigate narrow channels and passages.
MS Spitsbergen will take you on a voyage beyond the ordinary. She cruises along the Norwegian coast from September to May, and becomes part of our global Expedition sailings during the rest of the year.
The Sylvia Earle features the revolutionary ULSTEIN X-BOW®, providing improved stability in rough seas, enhanced ship speed and reduced environmental impact.
MS Richard With
When Captain Richard With established the Norwegian Coastal Express in 1893, he made an enormous impact on life along the Norwegian coastline. The MS Richard With lives up to that legacy.
The Admiralty Dream is perfect for adventure in the wilderness waterways of the Inside Passage of Alaska.
The M/V Misty Fjord expedition vessel was custom designed for in-depth wilderness exploration.
This sleek vessel was thoughtfully renovated in the operator's shipyard.
Icebird is ideally suited to chartering in Antarctica with an ice reinforced aluminium construction
The Kruzof Explorer, a Bering Sea crab fishing boat turned premier expedition vessel, was constructed to be among the toughest hulls on the planet, capable of exploring remote areas and bodies of water where few venture.
The Ocean Albatros will be deployed to a large selection of expedition cruise destinations, Antarctica, the Arctic, any various exciting new destinations in between.
National Geographic Resolution
The sister ship to National Geographic Endurance, she explores polar & temperate regions
National Geographic Endurance
The most advanced ice-class expedition ship afloat offering unprecedented access to polar regions
National Geographic Explorer
An authentic expedition ship, purpose-engineered for blue water and polar exploration
MS Roald Amundsen
Every element of this new ships are designed to enhance your journey and create a warm and informal atmosphere. Join us in premium onboard surroundings as we explore some of the most beautiful places on Earth
MS Kong Harald
Norway 's reigning monarch, a seasoned sailor, lends his name to this remarkable vessel. King Harald is not the only famous name you'll find on the ship.
MS Nordkapp is named after the northernmost point on mainland Europe: North Cape (71ºN) - one of the geographical highpoints you can visit
Both the name and the interior design of MS Nordlys are inspired by the spectacular northern lights (Aurora Borealis).
MS Nordnorge is aptly named for northern Norway, most of which lies above the Arctic Circle.
Polarlys is Norwegian for \'polar light\', the Arctic\'s special natural radiance that we pursue during winter.
The M/S Balto is designed to explore the most remote fjord systems, visit isolated Inuit settlements, take you to secret anchorages and maximise each guest’s experience in the unspoiled wilderness.
Heritage Adventurer is a true pioneering expedition vessel of exceptional pedigree. Often referred to as the Grande Dame of Polar Exploration due to her celebrated history and refined design.
Named after the first ship to cross the Arctic Northeast Passage, Vega has been designed to journey to off the beaten path destinations and remote polar regions in style and comfort.
Havila Capella & Castor
The internal décor of the ships is inspired by the sea, the sky, mountains and glaciers, and the food we serve are traditional dishes from the local towns and villages along the route.
World Traveller was conceived with the sensibilities of an explorer – one who believes the world is best experienced up close, while still leaving the destination untouched.
Built in 1994 by the Danish government for oceanographic work in Greenland, this robust A1 ice-class polar yacht has outstanding manoeuvrability.
Its name, "Nanook", means "polar bear" in Inuktitut. After a complete refit between 2020 and 2022, she will take you to the polar lands from 2023, including Spitsbergen and Greenland.
A former Norwegian research vessel that has been tastefully converted into an expedition vessel ideal for exploring the Arctic.
MY Hans Hansson
Hans Hansson was specifically built to withstand challenging weather. She started her career as a life saving vessel in Norway, was then purchased by Sweden, and has now transitioned to taking passengers to the amazing corners of the world. Her hull – designed to withstand the waters of the infamous North Sea, is perfectly suited for exploring Antarctica. Hans Hansson is an amazing platform from which to watch whales and icebergs – taking amazing photos. She is also small and maneuverable enough to get into smaller places. Hans Hansson is 26.m long and she can take up to 12 passengers.
Seaventure features a 1-A Super ice class rating — the highest ice class awarded to passenger vessels.
Stella Oceana is the most spacious sailing yacht in arctic Norway. There are 2 exterior decks and a large interior saloon with high ceilings and windows. For only 8 guests on a 100 ft yacht, there is plenty of space for everyone so you’ll never feel crammed.
A classic expedition vessel with the highest ice class hull and a charming interior. Origo is a former Swedish pilot ship converted into an expedition vessel for some serious adventures.
MV Explorer is a former Danish Maritime Authority polar vessel that has been meticulously converted into a hi-end expedition yacht. She offers cruise ship comfort on a small ship with ensuite cabins and suites, an open plan lounge with large windows, hot tub, outdoor jacuzzi and a mini gym.
MV Vikingfjord, un nuevo barco de expedición reforzado para hielo para 12 invitados con excelentes credenciales medioambientales. MV Vikingfjord entra en servicio en Svalbard para expediciones de bajo impacto en mayo de 2023. Ofrece la comodidad de un crucero en un barco pequeño con 9 camarotes con baño privado, un salón de planta abierta con ventanas que dan a la parte trasera y bañera de hidromasaje y sauna en la cubierta.
MV Cape Race
MV Cape Race a legend of the seas built in 1963 as the first ever steel trawler built Canada. In 2008 she was converted into the beauty she is today and started a new life as an expedition vessel. Today she explores the Arctic offering guests a rare combination of timeless style and comfort.
One of the Arctic’s most elegant small ships, Polarfront offers a feeling of luxury and style. She offers an on deck sauna and hot tub, spacious cabins and a large guest lounge and dining room. She is a large, stable vessel that offers cruise ship comfort with the benefit of travelling with just 12 guests.
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