It’s important that you choose the right expedition vessel for your journey to the Arctic or Antarctica.
Explore has done the work for you and hand-picked a selection of ships that will take you to see the very best of the polar regions. We only use small, highly respected expedition ships, captained and crewed by some of the top experts in their field. All the ships have ice-strengthened hulls, enabling them to manoeuvre safely in the ice.
None of the ships are luxurious but all are comfortable and sensibly kitted out for expedition voyages in polar conditions. Whichever ship you choose, you will enjoy a warm, friendly atmosphere on-board – and the chance to witness some of nature’s most extraordinary sights up-close and in the company of a
Our Polar Ships
M/S Expedition gets the best of both worlds: large enough to offer stability and generous public areas, but small enough to manoeuvre easily and get you close to the action.
The M/S Fram is a comfortable vessel for your polar exploration with modern amenities such as fitness room, Jacuzzi and sauna.
M/V Ocean Nova is a modern vessel that offers the exclusive Fly and Cruise combination.
Polar Pioneer is a Finnish ex-research vessel, refurbished to provide an adventurous journey in the polar regions; its ice class means it has excellent manoeuvrability
The Ushuaia is an ice-strengthened small ship, accommodating just 84 passengers; making it a comfortable and steadfast choice.