Why MS Expedition

The MS Expedition

Small ship, enormous adventures

Awestruck reactions are commonplace aboard the MS Expedition. Not only does she steer you close to some of our planet’s most amazing sights, but our professional and highly-skilled expedition team offers keen insight and unique personal perspectives you can’t get from a guidebook. Come join us on an extraordinary adventure (at an unreasonably reasonable price). You’ll return home a different person than when you left.

Don't miss the boat!

  • Recently renovated in 2009 with $13 million refurbishment
  • Among the most comfortable and spacious expedition ships in its class
  • Large common areas and observation decks provide superior views
  • Crew among the most experienced and skilled in the industry
  • Safe, stable and fast

Safety & stability

Designed with your safety in mind the MS Expedition is fully equipped to meet the demands of cruising in polar regions. Its forward-looking sonar reduces the risk of grounding on uncharted reefs and its design and construction complies with Finnish-Swedish ICE Class 1 standards. The ship is equipped with new and regularly serviced lifeboats and life-rafts. Its four partially enclosed lifeboats provide capacity for all passengers and crew while six life rafts boast a capacity of 150 persons. In addition the MS Expedition has full cold weather immersion suits for all-designed to significantly increase the odds of survival in the event of immersion in freezing waters.

Photography program

Each Expedition trip now comes with a resident photography expert on hand to help you capture the best possible photos on your trip. Our photographer will host lectures and workshops, and teach you all the tips and tricks to help you take better photos or brush up on your technique.

Internet and phone onboard the M/S Expedition

The Expedition receives Internet reception in Antarctica, but is sporadic in the Arctic. There is wifi in the public areas on Decks 4 and 5, and in the Deck 4 cabins (Categories 4 and 5). Passengers can bring their own laptop, sign out one of the two iPads on board, or use one of the two desktops. (For what it's worth, you won't be able to make calls from your mobile phone in Antarctica, but you'll be having too much fun to bother.)

Our Crew

Our expedition staff is comprised of professional and highly skilled historians, marine biologists, and naturalists who offer keen insight and a unique personal perspective to each and every adventure.
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A room with a view

Large common areas and observation decks provide superior views. 360 sightlines from the ship's upper decks offer sweeping panoramas, while the elevated Canada Goose Observation deck provides a great vantage point from which to spot the unique wildlife.
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