Why we like the Island Sky

  • One of the ​most​ elegant small luxury expeditionary ship's in Antarctica
  • Her wooden panelling and polished brass gives the feeling of a private yacht
  • She was purpose built in Italy for exactly this type of expeditionary cruising and is ice strengthened
  • Only 108 guests aboard ensures there's plenty of space and that everyone can go ashore together
  • ​State-of-the-art retractable stabilisers which reduce roll by 80% help ensure sea days are comfortable​
  • All of the suites are ​at least double the size of the average polar cabin. Some have French doors & balconies
  • Al fresco lunches can be enjoyed on the sun deck on sunny days, even in Antarctica 
  • A convenient stern platform makes getting in & out of the zodiacs quick and easy
  • Newly renovated rear BBQ deck with outdoor heating and side walls - to make sitting out on deck irresistible

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Cabin Categories

*Note that the above measurements are approximate averages and exact cabin size can vary

All Suites Feature: Exterior views, your choice of queen or two twin beds, sitting area with sofa and/or side chairs, flat screen TV with DVD/CD player, telephone, en-suite temperature controls, personal safe, mini-Bar, marble-appointed bathroom with fine toiletries, hair dryer, American outlets at 110 volts.

Owner's Suite

  • Located on Penthouse Deck with Observation Area
  • Your choice of queen or two twin beds
  • Two room suite with sitting area and bedroom
  • 10.2 sq m (110 sq. ft.) private balcony
  • En suite Champagne & Chocolates on arrival
  • Complimentary mini-bar (beer, wine & soft drinks)
  • En suite Nespresso machine

Penthouse Suite

  • Located on Penthouse Deck with Observation Area
  • 7.4 sq m (79 sq. ft.) private balcony and sitting area
  • En suite Champagne & Chocolates on arrival
  • Complimentary mini-bar (beer, wine & soft drinks)
  • En suite Nespresso machine
  • Penthouse Suite #600 is the smallest of the six available suites.

Veranda Suite

  • Located on Veranda Deck with Outdoor Café and Sun Deck
  • 3.7 sq m (40 sq. ft.) private balcony and sitting area
  • En suite Champagne & Chocolates on arrival
  • Complimentary mini-bar (beer, wine & soft drinks)
  • En suite Nespresso machine

Deluxe Suite

  • Located on Promenade Deck with Club and Library
  • Tinted Sliding Glass Door to bring Antarctica into your suite and give easy access to Promenade Deck
  • Sitting area
  • En suite Champagne & Chocolates on arrival
  • Complimentary mini-bar (beer, wine & soft drinks)
  • En suite Nespresso machine available on request

Promenade Suite

  • Located on Promenade Deck with Club and Library
  • Tinted Sliding Glass Door to bring Antarctica into your suite and give easy access to Promenade Deck
  • Sitting area
  • En suite Champagne & Chocolates on arrival
  • Complimentary mini-bar (beer, wine & soft drinks)
  • En suite Nespresso machine available on request

Window Suite

  • Located on Deck 3 with Lounge
  • Window and sitting area
  • Cabin 331 has an awkward shape
  • Cabin 333 is smaller than the others

Triple Suite

  • Located on Deck 3 with Lounge
  • Suites with window and sitting area
  • Cabin 332 has an awkward shape

Porthole Suite

  • Located on Deck 2 - suites with porthole and sitting area
  • Cabin 262 has 4 portholes and is the biggest and brightest
  • Cabins 252, 258 & 259 only have 2 portholes
  • Cabins 250, 256, 257, 260 & 261 have 3 portholes
  • Cabins 254 & 255 have 4 portholes

Island Sky Deck Plan

Onboard Communications

If you wish to stay in touch, even in Antarctica, you can choose from the options below:

  • Internet & wifi: 100 min free voucher, then pre-paid PIN card available for wifi spots found in the public spaces, but the signal should reach cabins too. Generally, 100mb cards cost about $100. 
  • Satellite phone card: available as a pre-paid PIN card. Expect costs of about $0.25/minute when calling to the USA.
  • Mail: it is possible to send mail from the ship

Please note that this is only for light data traffic and that the above prices are only approximate. You can use your own device and connect it to wifi. The ship is reachable via e-mail or phone. Final prices for these additional services will be posted onboard the ship.

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