What kind of food can I expect?

On the expedition ships, typically the food is tasty and plentiful, and eaten in a shared dining room with refectory-style seating, which makes for convivial meal time conversation.

Breakfast is always a buffet, while lunch and dinner is normally served. Both lunch and dinner are 3-courses with a choice of both starter and main course.

Tea and coffee is always available.

Adelie penguin feeding its chick in Antarctica in February

Hungry Adelie penguin chick in February

Meal requirements

Whether you are vegetarian, gluten-free or have certain dislikes or allergies to certain ingredients, all of the ships are very experienced at catering to all needs.

You just need to make them aware of your requirements when filling in the pre-voyage forms, which include questions about whether you have any food requests.

In case of a strong food allergy, we recommend you introduce yourself to the hotel manager or head waiter before the first meal.

Customer review background image

What our customers think of Food and Drink On Board

It's good to take a exhibition trip on a purpose-built ship. Everything about the ship is designed to make expeditions (kayak, zodiac cruising, whale-watching etc.) easy. The food was surprisingly good, with many choices, each expertly prepared. We were surprised that there were so many fresh vegetables and fruit. Read the full review

Travelled: February 2022

Tom Hoster - USA

Try to eat with different groups at every meal. Everyone that goes to Antarctica is going to have an interesting story! Read the full review

Travelled: December 2019

Mukund Shenoy - United States Of America

I enjoyed like-minded travellers, learned from the experts, loved the food and service. I had fun, rest and a million smiles everyday! Read the full review

Travelled: February 2019

Deborah Merickel - United States Of America