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The all-suite Hebridean Sky is at the top end of the comfort scale when it comes to polar expedition cruising. The suites, 12 of which have private balconies, range from 20 square metres to 50 square metres. Each cabin has its own satellite phone as well as television and DVD player and they are all en suite with ocean views.

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Hebridean Sky

The all-suite Hebridean Sky is at the top end of the comfort scale when it comes to polar expedition cruising. The suites, 12 of which have private balconies, range from 20 square metres to 50 square metres. Each cabin has its own satellite phone as well as television and DVD player and they are all en suite with ocean views. Away from your cabin you will find a well-equipped gym, lecture room, hot tub and bar as well as the restaurant and library. As with all expedition ships, there is an open bridge policy and the ship is also fitted with stabilisers to help calm the rolls of polar waters.

For the more adventurous passenger, they also carry kayaks and tents on every sailing. These activities are extra, however, and must be booked in advance so please do let us know if you are interested.

Daily life on-board

A cruise on the Hebridean Sky is designed to be an expedition; the daily routine is structured to make sure you get as much as possible out of your trip to Antarctica. This does mean you are kept busy and often people are in need of a couple days of relaxation at the end of it. Each day is very different so the following is a rough guide to an average day:

Each morning, the expedition leader will wake you for breakfast and let you know your latitude and longitude. You will then have around half an hour to head to the dining room for breakfast, which will be a choice of cooked or continental. Following breakfast there will be the first expedition of the day - perhaps a landing or zodiac cruising. You will then return for lunch, following which they will try to build in some rest time before the next excursion. Around 3:30pm there will be afternoon tea and cake served in the observation lounge and you will then head out for another landing. Dinner is served around 7pm and following this there is usually a lecture or film in the observation lounge before you retire to bed for a well-earned night's sleep.

Please do remember that all itineraries and excursions are at the captain's and expedition leader's discretion and are subject to change at any point.

Key features:

  • There are 12 suites with private balconies.
  • Each cabin has its own satellite phone as well as television and DVD player and they are all ensuite with ocean views.
  • Away from your cabin you will find a well-equipped gym, lecture room, a hot tub and a bar as well as the restaurant and library.
  • As with all expedition ships there is an open bridge policy and the ship is also fitted with stabilisers to help calm the rolls of polar waters.
  • Excursions from the Sea Explorer to land are possible using zodiac inflatables.

Ship details:

  • Staff and Crew 94
  • Guests 114
  • Lifeboats Four partially enclosed
  • Length 90.6 metres
  • Breadth 15.3 metres
  • Draft 5.14 metres
  • Propulsion Diesel - 4,720 horsepower
  • Ice Class 1C
  • Cruising Speed 14.5 knots in open water

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