Operated by: G Adventures
The legendary ms Expedition provides an intimate small-ship cruising experience in the polar regions of the world. 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 world's most remote regions. The Expedition's spacious confines can hold up to 134 explorers. Many expedition cruise operators offer you a choice of space, comfort or expertise; the Expedition delivers all three at a price few can match. With a focus on safety, comfort and the unique demands of polar travel, the crew of the classic Expedition is committed to the ship’s continued safe operation.
Category 5 - Suite
SIZE:30m2 / 323sqftSLEEPS:2
Expedition's Suites feature separate living and sleeping areas. Each living area boasts a two-seater couch, armchair, coffee table, and desk, while the bedroom contains a queen bed and vanity area. Private en suite facilities have a toilet, washbasin, and state-of-the-art full-body misting shower. Two of the suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows. Located on Deck 4.
Category 4 - Twin
SIZE:16m2 / 161sqftSLEEPS:2
Expedition's Category 4 Twin Cabins each feature a large window, two lower berths, private en suite facilities with shower, toilet, and washbasin. Located on Deck 4.
Category 3 - Twin
SIZE:15m2 / 161sqftSLEEPS:2
Category 3 Twin Cabins feature a window, two lower berths, private en suite facilities with shower, toilet, and washbasin. Located on Deck 3.
Category 2 - Twin
SIZE:15m2 / 161sqftSLEEPS:2
Category 2 Twin Cabins feature a porthole view, two lower berths, private en suite facilities with shower, toilet, and washbasin. Located on Deck 2.
Category 1 - Triple
SIZE:15m2 / 161sqftSLEEPS:3
Triple Cabins feature a porthole view, two lower berths, one upper berth, private en suite facilities with shower, toilet, and washbasin. Located on Deck 2.
Category 1A - Quad
SIZE:15m2 / 161sqftSLEEPS:4
Quad Cabins feature a porthole view, two lower berths, two upper berths, private en suite facilities with shower, toilet, and washbasin. Located on Deck 2.
Even if you’re exploring the ends of the earth, you can still enjoy flavours from the middle of the globe aboard the Expedition. From a breakfast buffet complete with all your favourites, to on-deck barbecues (weather depending), to settling in for tea time, what you eat on board is always thoughtfully planned and prepared.
Fun with food
Let your taste buds travel too with international theme nights. Enjoy Italian cuisine one night and Mexican specialties the next. Passing by Norway? Get a taste of local dishes with a region-themed menu.
Fire up the grill
When the stars align and the weather is nice, head out on deck for a barbecue with your fellow travellers. It might not be the kind of summer weather you’re used to, but this is one barbecue you won’t soon forget.
Keep up with the view
Don’t miss out on the scenery even during dinner. The Albatross Dining Room has windows facing the bow, starboard, and port sides so you can marvel at the scenery and your perfectly-cooked meal all at once.
Farm to floating table
As the ship stops en route, the expert crew stock up on tasty local ingredients to create a menu that’s as sustainable as it is delicious. Fill up on fresh seafood from Norway, Argentinian beef, and delicious produce picked up along the way.
Ms Expedition has multiple large public areas to enjoy during sea crossings and in between land excursions. There's superbly appointed public areas designed to educate, entertain, inspire, and get you sweating (but not necessarily in that order).
Polar Bear Pub
The warm heart of the ship, the Polar Bear Pub offers a cozy spot to unwind. With music provided most nights by a resident performer, a wide selection of drinks, and entertaining bartenders serving them up, it’s a happening spot.
Framed on three sides by magnificent views, the large and inviting lounge offers enough padded sofas and chairs to accommodate everyone comfortably. It’s also where the on-ship lectures, briefings, and recaps take place.
The Penguin Library
Stocked with informational resources, the library is the perfect place to contemplate what you saw today and prepare for what you’ll see tomorrow. Copies of the ship’s daily paper are available at reception.
Gym / Sauna
Just because you’re at sea doesn’t mean you can’t squeeze in a workout. The onboard gym features new workout equipment, all the towels you need, and views to keep you motivated. A soothing sauna located off the mudroom is perfect for warming up after excursions.
The mudroom is your first and last stop when getting on or off the ship. Come here to gear up for off-board excursions, where its spacious size is perfect for large groups getting ready to board Zodiacs. It’s also heated - a plus for drying off wet clothes and warming up after a long day outdoors.
Albatross Dining Room
Spacious enough to host all passengers at once, the Albatross Dining Room serves up a diverse array of gourmet fare three times daily prepared by a team of skilled chefs. There's also an afternoon tea service and complimentary snacks, as well as coffee from the G Adventures-supported Mi Cafecito coffee cooperative (when available).