Regions operating in: Antarctica, Arctic

With a maximum of 126 passengers, MS Expedition provides an intimate small-ship cruising experience to the polar extremes. Completely refurbished in 2009, she boasts spacious cabins, each featuring ocean-facing windows or portholes and private en-suite facilities. Large common areas and observation decks provide panoramic views of the distinctive landscapes of some of the most remote regions on earth. The MS Expedition offers space, comfort and expertise – all at a price that few can better.

MS Expedition has one of the highest ratios of expedition team members to guests – with one expert for every 10 guests there is always someone on hand to answer your questions and provide greater insight and appreciation of the world at its extremes. Our expedition team is comprised of professional and highly skilled historians, marine biologists and naturalists who offer keen insight and a unique personal perspective to each and every adventure.

At 105 metres in length, MS Expedition is able to approach remote areas to which many other vessels cannot navigate – and is one of the most stable expedition ships in its class. The ship’s fleet of 14 Zodiacs enables passengers to travel safely and quickly from ship to shore for unique, personal encounters with awe-inspiring wilderness.

MS Expedition travels to both the Antarctica and Arctic regions. In addition Gap Adventures offers sailing trips around The Amazon, Thailand and Greece. Please visit our website for more information on sailing adventures.


Fully refurbished in 2009, MS Expedition boasts spacious cabins, all of which feature ocean-facing windows or portholes that frame the distinctive landscapes of some of the most remote areas on earth. All cabins are equipped with private ensuite facilities for the comfort of our passengers. We offer cabins and suites in five different category options, suitable for every budget.


A great journey deserves extraordinary food, and a voyage on MS Expedition is no exception. The ship’s dining room is large enough to seat all guests in one sitting, where you’ll be served a diverse selection of gourmet dishes prepared by professional chefs. Breakfasts and Lunches are served buffet style, while dinner is a four-course meal.


360° Observation Deck, Fleet of 14 zodiacs, Large, heated Mud Room; Library, Discovery Lounge; Polar Bear Pub, Gift shop; computer room, Medical clinic, Sauna; gym; public telephone, Kayaking and camping excursions.


While itineraries are well planned, the ship’s crew will also seize opportunities for spontaneous adventure. This could mean jumping aboard Zodiacs to get a closer look at seals sunbathing on ice floes, or taking a mid-dinner break to watch curious whales slide through the water. For the more adventurous, kayaking and camping options are an ideal way to make the most of your polar experience.


  • Vessels: MS Expedition
  • Passengers: 126
  • Entered service: 1972/Renovated 2009
  • Months of operation: Year-round (except April and October)


  • Accommodation; meals on board
  • Zodiac excursions
  • Lecture and educational programs
  • Boots for duration of your cruise
  • Airport transfers
  • 10:1 Expedition staff/passenger ratio


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