Antarctica Cruise Ship Expedition

Are you a trepid adventurer and looking to follow in the footsteps of one of the great explorers – Shackleton? Maybe you are wondering what ship you would like to travel on to the polar region of Antarctica? Here is what you can expect onboard the Antarctica cruise ship Expedition.

top deck, Antarctica Cruise Ship
On Top Deck ©MDHarding

Antarctica Cruise Ship Expedition


The Antarctica cruise ship, Expedition, was completely refurbished in 2009 and can carry up to 134 passengers. Designed and built with the sea ice in mind – 1B Ice Class specifications. The ship boasts spacious cabins but also provides an intimate cruising experience. There is a large lounge area to enjoy talks and videos on upcoming ports of call/local flora and fauna.

While up on deck or in the 360-degree observatory, don’t miss capturing the views of some of the world’s most remote landscapes. There is fine dining in the Albatross Dining Room, a full range of drinks available in the Polar Bear Pub, a gym and gift shop. You can also book additional activities such as kayaking or camping on the sheet ice!

Expedition Docked in Edinburgh. Antarctica Cruise Ship Expedition
Expedition Docked in Edinburgh ©MDHarding


The small group travel adventure company GAdventures, has been providing adventure tours for over 20 years.  I don’t know about you, but travelling responsibly and with a reputable travel company is high on my list when it comes to booking a travel destination.

GAdventures thinks of everything while travelling in the Antarctic you are provided with a reusable water bottle and you are encouraged not to use single-use plastics. Today, it is more important than ever to save our blue oceans from plastic.

Polar Expeditions

There are a number of polar expeditions for both the south in Antarctica and in the North through the Arctic, with a range of different cruise packages available from 11 days through to 22 days and a selection of outside cabins to choose from. Where will your polar expedition cruise take you?

Polar Expeditions. Antarctica Cruise Ship Expedition
Polar Expeditions ©MDHarding


While travelling with GAdventures onboard the Expedition you have the use of complimentary wellington boots and your very own expedition parker is included. You must take with you waterproof pants/trousers, as mandatory for all zodiac landings. Packing can be a challenge, pack for comfort and think layers. Thermals and good gripping footwear for when onboard are a must!

Protective Clothing, Outdoor Equipment,kayak, Antarctica Cruise Ship Expedition
Protective Clothing & Outdoor Equipment ©MDHarding

I hope you have enjoyed reading and are inspired as much as I am to visit the untamed region of Antarctica. As always, I would love to hear from you. Please leave any comments or questions below. Happy Travels:) x

About MichelleDeansHarding


 Michelle has a love of travel and photography, which has currently taken her to six continents. Experiencing other cultures/history and food both independently and while working on-board luxury cruise ships. Discover more about Michelle, her enthusiasm for travel and photography via:

Other posts by the Author

One Response

  1. Avatar for MichelleDeansHarding


    Going on an expedition with this stunning ship seems like an exceptional idea, Michelle! I am also like you, I like travelling responsibly and with a reputable travel company so this would be my ultimate pick. Thanks for the recommendation!


Leave a Reply