Why we like the MS Expedition

  • Owner operated
  • Typically a mixed clientele of UK, North American & Australian traveller
  • 360 Degree Observation Deck for great wildlife sightings
  • Amazing client feedback
  • Very spacious public areas ensures everyone on board has plenty of room
  • Complimentary Waterproof Jacket and Wellington boot loan
  • Good choice of cabin types, all pretty generous in size and with en suite bathroom
  • Large heated mudroom & popular sauna after chilly landings
  • Friendly, attentive Filipino staff

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What our customers think

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"A ship not too big, not too small", and that is exactly that. Big enough to have your own space to read or chill in front of the sea. Small enough to meet and share with the staff and travelers who become new friends.

Adrien France March 2017

I would choose the ship again. The staff were attentive and remember our special needs. The food was excellent in its deliciousness and varieties. Read the full review

Kwan Kew Lai Fitzgibbon United States Of America February 2020

The MS Expedition was way beyond our expectations. We give the total experience 10/10. The standards on the ship were exceptional - the cleaning staff, the variety and excellence of food, the ever smiling, genuine staff, and the comfort of the dining and entertainment bar. The zodiac team were very careful in all sorts of weather and planned our itinerary around extreme weather events beautifully. Read the full review

Ginny Woods Australia November 2018

The cabin was comfortable and it was good to be on a lower deck in rough seas. The organisation of the landings and the care for safety were outstanding. Read the full review

Sally & Frank Somi Australia February 2018

The ship was just the right size with 130 passengers, not too big, not too small, the 'expedition' element was certainly there, but the food was also amazing. The enthusiasm, knowledge and experience of the adventure staff was also incredibly high.

Sandra & Keith UK February 2018

Expedition staff very professional and led by an extremely good leader. Professional, in all domains: safety, lectures, planning of trips. All zodiac cruises were excellent. The restaurant was top of the top. Read the full review

Raymond & Claire Floreancig Belgium December 2017

So well educated and such great vibes and people on the boat. Really made the trip special. It was the most incredible trip of my life. Everything was amazing. Antarctica is the most unfathomable, incredible place that I can ever imagine visiting. Read the full review

Deirdre Clute United States Of America March 2017

Voyages aboard M/S Expedition

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Alex says

I really like this ship's style. Its bright red colouring looks fantastic amongst Antarctica's icebergs, it's one of the most spacious ships in the polar fleet and the expedition staff really know their stuff. A proper expedition vessel with all the kit and caboodle that goes with that.

Alex Mudd Polar Specialist

Cabin Categories

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

The M/S Expedition's cabins are located on five different decks, all with en suite bathrooms and porthole or window. There are five types of cabin to choose from:  quad-, triple-, twin-share cabins, or suites. Note that all cabins consist of twin-size berths and are ocean-facing. Suites have 1 queen bed.

Doubles (cat. 4)

  • All four suites are on Deck 4
  • Living area offers a comfortable couch, armchair, coffee table and desk.
  • The separate sleeping area boasts a double bed
  • Private en suite facilities including steam shower, toilet and washbasin
  • 30m2 (320 sq ft) and big floor-to-ceiling windows for superior views

Premier Twins (cat. 4)

  • All 8 premier twins are located on Deck 4
  • Two lower berths
  • Private en suite facilities (shower, toilet, washbasin)
  • Approximately  15m2 (160sq ft) and larger windows for great views
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Superior Twins (cat. 3)

  • Located on Deck 3.
  • Two lower berths
  • Private en suite facilities with shower, toilet and washbasin.
  • Approximately 15m2 (160 sq ft) featuring a mid-sized window. 
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Twin Portholes (cat. 1)

  • Located on Deck 2
  • Two lower berths
  • Private en suite facilities with shower, toilet and washbasin.
  • Approximately 15m2 (160 sq ft) and includes a porthole view.
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Triple Portholes (cat. 1)

  • Located on Deck 2
  • Two lower berths, one upper berth
  • Private en suite facilities with shower, toilet and washbasin.
  • Approximately 15m2 (160 sq ft) and includes a porthole view
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Quad Cabins (cat. 1)

  • Located on Deck 2
  • Two lower berthstwo upper berths
  • Private en suite facilities with shower, toilet and washbasin.
  • Approximately 15m2 (160 sq ft) and includes a porthole view
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Deck Plan

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Onboard Communications & Facilities

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

  • Internet: $20/10mb; $50/30mb; $130/100mb
  • VoIP Telephone card: starting at $22 per 20-30min (depending on where you are calling)
  • Ship-based email: starting at $35

Please note that this is only for light data traffic and that the above prices are only approximate. The prices for these services vary from season to season due to our provider's pricing strategy. VoIP requires internet connection. 

Other facilities include:

  • Plugs: European 220V two-round-pinned sockets
  • Towels, toiletries and hair dryers
  • Laundry service (additional cost)

Ready to plan your Antarctic adventure?



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