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World Explorer

Cruise Ships in Antarctica : World Explorer

Not only is the purpose-built World Explorer one of the fastest ships cruising the polar seas, it is also one of the most luxurious with chic, contemporary design, spacious cabins — all of which come with private balconies — and a glass-domed observation lounge to maximise wildlife sightings while still staying warm.

Passengers176Crew130Decks6Cabins86Length126mWidth19mKnots16Built2019
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The design of the World Explorer allows for polar exploration in complete comfort. Many of the ship's facilities have a focus on wellness such as the outdoor heated pool and walking track, while the hull’s 1B ice class makes the ship well suited to quickly and smoothly cruising the ends of the Earth.

The World Explorer also features extensive and well-planned public areas such as a library, gym and spa, with presentations and discussions by polar experts facilitated in a dedicated lecture theatre. Daily off-ship experiences are complemented by optional adventure activities such as kayaking, camping and paddle boarding.

Cabins

In a rare bonus, all of the cabins on this purpose-built vessel feature walk-out or Juliet balconies for direct ocean views and increased levels of personal space. The suites on Deck 5 are particularly appealing as there are viewing platforms at the front and back of this deck.

Dining

  • Chef-prepared meals.
  • Buffet-style breakfast and lunch.
  • À la carte dinner menu.
  • Complimentary tea and coffee are available 24 hours a day.
  • Cookies and pastries are served in the afternoon.
  • A daily happy hour features hot and cold drinks.

Routes

  • 10-, 11-night Antarctic Peninsula trips
  • 15-, 19-night Falklands, South Georgia, and Antarctica journey
  • 7-, 10-night fly/cruise Antarctica trips

Suggested itineraries

Adelie penguins, Antarctica

Our specialists suggest: Our 15-day "Antarctic Peninsula cruise" itinerary, from £8,650pp. Read more »

Adelie penguins

Our specialists suggest: Our 14-day "Antarctic Peninsula Fly and Cruise" itinerary, from £15,295pp. Read more »

South Georgia

Our specialists suggest: Our 24-day "Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands" itinerary, from £20,600pp. Read more »

Activities

  • Zodiac cruising
  • Kayaking
  • Camping
  • Stand-up paddle boarding

Facilities

  • Observation deck
  • Library
  • Gym and spa
  • Lecture hall
  • Wellness focus
  • Pool and sauna