Why we like the Sea Spirit

  • All-suite ship with the smallest cabins measuring a cavernous 215 square feet (20 sq. m) in comparison to most other Antarctic cabins
  • Just 114 passengers aboard helps maximise your time exploring off the ship
  • Voyage price includes a night's stay pre-embarkation in a 5* Ushuaia hotel, an Expedition Jacket to keep and the loan of rubber boots
  • Wide choice of cabin categories including 15 suites with exterior balconies
  • Interior elevator to all cabin decks
  • Good value for the comfort level and cabin space

Important: All departures are multi-lingual, typically conducted in both German and English, while some may also have Russian and Chinese spoken.

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What Our Customers Think of Sea Spirit

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The Sea Spirit is a beautiful ship and feels very luxurious. The ship and hotel staff were attentive and friendly and as for the food, well it was simply divine! The expedition crew were super friendly, incredibly talented, knowledgeable and inspiring. Our fellow passengers were diverse and we’ve made lots of new friends who we will forever share a special bond with.

Travelled: December 2015

Phil & Mickey - Australia

I cannot see how anything could beat the Sea Spirit and the service and food on it. Read the full review

Travelled: January 2023

Stuart Prey - USA

The small ship size of the Sea Spirit allowed all to get to know one another. The expedition staff was exceptional: highly trained, intelligent, professional, safety minded and caring. Read the full review

Travelled: February 2022

Ron Hart - USA

Really enjoyed the small ship atmosphere. The cabin was older, but clean and taken care of. All the food was tremendous with good variety. Why don't we have Afternoon Tea here in the States?! Read the full review

Travelled: February 2022

Ron Hart - USA

The expedition staff were all very good at their jobs and ensured we had plenty of safe and informative landings. Read the full review

Travelled: February 2022

Graham Collins - Canada

Nice ship, great cabin, food was plentiful with good choices including healthy choices. Almost too much choice. Read the full review

Travelled: February 2022

Graham Collins - Canada

Highlights were aplenty: spending time in Ushuaia the southern most city in the world; living a comfortable life in the ship with good passengers for company; and the best possible expedition team; witnessing orcas and dolphins straight from the cabin window; crossing the Polar Circle, polar plunging; encounters with humpback whales swimming close to the Zodiac; sitting ashore and absorbing the calm and vastness of the peninsula on a bright sunny day.

Travelled: February 2018

Kushal - UAE

Sea Spirit - what a plucky little ship! She carried us in comfortable luxury whilst still being small enough to provide an intimate experience. Both the crew and expedition teams worked tirelessly to ensure we had the time of our lives.

Travelled: February 2016

Isla - UK


Voyages aboard Sea Spirit

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Cassia says

I love the Sea Spirit's wrap-around deck. It's brilliant to be able to jump outside instantly, especially if you're relaxing in the Club Bar after a busy day but suddenly spot a spectacular iceberg or whale blow.

Cassia Jackson Polar Specialist

Cabin Categories

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

Owner's Suite

  • The single Owner's Suite is the top of the range and located on the top deck
  • King-sized bed
  • Private deck

Premium Suite

  • These 6 suites are located at the top of the Sea Spirit on its Sun Deck (Deck 6)
  • Twin beds, convertible into a king-sized double bed
  • Private balcony

Deluxe Suite

  • All 8 suites are located on the Sports Deck (Deck 5), together with the bistro and gym
  • Twin beds, convertible into a king-sized double bed
  • Access to a private balcony
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Superior Suite

  • All 15 Superior Suites are located on the Club Deck (Deck 4), alongside the polar library and club lounge
  • Twin beds, convertible into a king-sized double bed
  • A window looking out onto the wraparound promenade deck
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Classic Suite

  • All 10 suites are located on the Ocean Deck (Deck 3)
  • Twin beds, convertible into a king-sized double bed
  • A window
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Main Deck Suite

  • All 5 suites are on the main deck - the same as the dining lounge (Deck 2)
  • Twin beds, convertible into a king-sized double bed
  • Portholes


  • 8 cabins, all on Deck 3
  • Twin beds (convertible into a king-sized bed) and a sofa-bed
  • En suite bathroom
  • Window
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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
  • Satellite phone card: $10/10units
  • VoIP telephone card: $30/60units
  • Ship-based email: $10/pp set-up fee, daily limit 200kb, daily over limit $0.15/kb

Please note that this is only for light data traffic and that the above prices are only approximate. 10 units are equivalent to 10 minutes to the USA or approximatively 6 minutes to the EU. Satellite phone works at all times, VoIP requires internet connection. 

Other facilities include:

  • Plugs: North American 120V two-flat-pinned sockets
  • Towels, toiletries and hair dryers
  • Laundry service (additional cost)

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