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

Service, food, captain, amenities… all exceeded my expectations. On-ship prices were reasonable and there was even enough wifi to enjoy a little internet! Read the full review

Travelled: January 2024

Anne Kinzie - Canada

My cabin was very clean, comfortable, and roomy. Food was fantastic. Always a large variety and plenty of it. Staff was very accommodating if you wanted something special. Yes, I would definitely sail on the Sea Spirit again. Read the full review

Travelled: January 2024

Carole Gates - USA

I was very happy with the ship. I enjoyed the time out on decks and it was good that on one deck we could walk all around the ship, so we could see what there was to see no matter where it was in relation to the boat. The food was excellent - I just wish people wouldn't keep offering me cake so often! (I have a waistline to think about), Good variety. Great barbecue on deck. Breakfast also outstanding. Full marks to the catering staff. Read the full review

Travelled: January 2024

Francis Heyes - Spain

Nice solid ship. Great team. Very personable and knowledgeable. Read the full review

Travelled: January 2024

Derek Smithee - USA

Go with a small ship like Sea Spirit! They were fantastic from embarkation to disembarkation. Read the full review

Travelled: December 2023

Greg Lewbart - USA

The hospitality and cleaning staff were excellent. They knew everyone's name, they were efficient, courteous and friendly. Read the full review

Travelled: December 2023

Jennifer Davis - USA

Great little ship. Very cosy and stable. Read the full review

Travelled: December 2023

Allen Cannedy - USA

Ship was small but sturdy and Captain and crew were excellent. Read the full review

Travelled: December 2023

Adam Ford - USA

Great crew/staff, outstanding service on all levels, personal attention, lovely cabin kept absolutely spotless. The only negatives were the food and the entertainment - given the stellar level of all other staff, this aspect was underwhelming. I would choose this ship again. Read the full review

Travelled: December 2023

Kristie Mozzachio - USA

Great small ship sailing. The cabin, food, staff, boat were great! Read the full review

Travelled: February 2023

Tara Kacmarcik - USA

The Sea Spirit is a wonderful ship. Our cabin on Deck 5 was spacious and comfortable. It was easy to get around on the boat and we took advantage of the comfortable and extensive library quite often on sailing days. The food was excellent as there was always a wide variety of offerings for each meal and an amazing range of options throughout the whole trip. Read the full review

Travelled: February 2023

Donna Potaczek - USA

All of the team members were extremely friendly and approachable as we moved about the ship. They were always happy to answer our questions or simply join us in enjoying the amazing views and wildlife encounters. Read the full review

Travelled: February 2023

Donna Potaczek - USA

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

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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


Voyages aboard Sea Spirit

Special Offers:Swoop has access to the widest range of offers and can help you find the right trip, cabin, & price.

Cruise to The Antarctic Peninsula

This classic Peninsula trip stands out for its generously proportioned cabins, value for money and stylish 114-passenger ship. Spend 4-5 days experiencing Antarctica’s highlights, with optional camping and kayaking. Complimentary hotel stay in Ushuaia and a parka jacket are nice…

  • 11-12 Days
  • $10,095
Polar Circle Adventure

Travelling in January, at the height of the Austral summer, when weather and wildlife are arguably at their optimum, spend 15 days aboard a comfortable 114-passenger expedition ship as you make your way south to bisect the intangible Polar…

  • 15 Days
  • $12,795
Explore Antarctica, South Georgia and Falklands

On a long voyage with so many days at sea, the journey is made more enjoyable aboard this comfortable, well appointed 4* ship with its capacious cabins and dedicated staff. Choice of 17-23 day departures per season, with optional kayaking…

  • 17-23 Days
  • $14,795
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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 11 suites are located on the Oceanus Deck (Deck 3)
  • Twin beds, convertible into a king-sized double bed
  • Picture 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


  • All 6 cabins are located on the Oceanus Deck (Deck 3)
  • Twin beds (convertible into a king-sized bed) and a sofa-bed
  • En suite bathroom
  • Window
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Single Suite

  • Located in the bow of Oceanus Deck (Deck 3)
  • King size bed
  • Picture window - please note that the windows may be covered during rough sea crossings
Sea Spirit's single suite

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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