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RCGS Resolute

Cruise Ships in Antarctica : RCGS Resolute

Part of the expedition fleet for some years now, this ship has undergone a transformation into the Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS) Resolute. Though capable of carrying well over 200 passengers, the limit of 146 ensures ample space for everyone (and for extra staff) on expeditions. Modern stabilizers and the highest ice-class rating are two of the vessel’s unseen features.


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Taking her name from the Royal Navy's exploration vessel and the Canadian Inuit town, the Resolute also carries the initials of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. Built in 1993 and fully refurbished in 2017, she can compete with the best boats in the Polar fleet. This, combined with the highest ice-class rating and modern stabilizers, makes her one of the safest and steadiest ships to sail on.

All the cabins include an en suite bathroom and provide facilities like tea- and coffee-making equipment, a TV, and a snack menu/non-alcoholic minibar. You also have free use of expedition gear such as clothing, binoculars, trekking poles and a waterproof rucksack.


The ship has lost none of her comfort from her past life as a luxury cruise liner, including the cabins. They range from triple berths to spacious suites, all en suite and with windows or portholes. Most can be configured as twin or double bedrooms, and higher tiers of cabin give you extra benefits, from superior bedding to a minibar.


  • Buffet breakfast and lunch served in the main restaurant
  • Early risers’ smoothie bar
  • Bistro serving all-day snacks, tea and coffee
  • À la carte dinner in the main restaurant or bistro


  • Chilean Fjords
  • Antarctic Peninsula
  • Antarctic Circle
  • Falkland Islands
  • South Georgia
  • Photography-focused Antarctica cruises

Suggested itineraries

  • South Georgia

    Our specialists suggest:
    Our 24-day "Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands" itinerary, from £19,975pp.
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  • Adelie penguins, Antarctica

    Our specialists suggest:
    Our 15-day "Antarctic Peninsula cruise" itinerary, from £8,625pp.
    View details


  • Daily landings
  • Zodiac cruising
  • Trekking
  • Kayaking
  • Camping
  • Wildlife viewing
  • On-board lectures
  • Photography trips
  • Fitness and yoga


  • Internet access (where possible)
  • Library 
  • Open bridge
  • Plenty of deck space for observation
  • Spa and hot tub
  • Lounge with expansive views
  • Loan of expedition gear
  • Laundry service
  • Audio-visual facilities for lectures