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Twenty years in the making, 50 Years of Victory is the first Arktika-class icebreaker to have a spoon-shaped bow. Boosting the efficiency is the all-new automated digital control system. The ship, designed with a stainless steel ice belt 5 meters (18 feet) wide, breaks through ice up to 2.5 meters (9.2 feet) thick. The icebreaker is driven by 2 nuclear reactors that produce 75,000 horsepower. In open water, top speed can be as much as 21.4 knots.
Newly built ship with spacious cabins, sundeck and restaurant area. All cabins have their own bathrooms and air conditioning. A voyage on A + Category Ship will operate on any of the ships listed below. Final documentation will advise which ship will be cruising each specific itinerary. Adriatic Queen Amalia Antonela Dalmatia Dionis Emanuel Eos Kapetan Bota II Majestic Meridijan Morena Pape PRVI Seagull Spalato Vapor Vjeko
A Category ships are Vintage Boats with Style. Your voyage will operate on any of the ships listed below. Final documentation will advise which ship will be cruising each specific itinerary. Dalmatinac Dalmatinka Ika Kalipsa Labrador Lopar Moja Maja Petrina Plomin Ribic Skarda Stoncica Toma Viktorija Panorama Nerezine
The Admiralty Dream is perfect for adventure in the wilderness waterways. With its shallow draft and stately pace of cruising, nothing will be missed in channels, bays and wilderness islands that the Allen family calls home.
The Shokalskiy is the sister ship to the Spirit of Enderby, they were both built in 1984 for polar and oceanographic research and being fully ice strengthened they are perfect for Expedition Travel. She carries just 48 passengers and has been recently refurbished to provide comfortable accommodation in twin share cabins approximately half of which have private facilities. All cabins have outside windows or portholes and ample storage space. On board there is a combined bar/library lounge area and a dedicated lecture room. The cuisine is excellent and is prepared by top NZ and Australian chefs. The real focus and emphasis of every expedition is getting you ashore as often as possible for as long as possible with maximum safety and comfort. Our Expeditions are accompanied by some of the most experienced naturalists and guides, who have devoted a lifetime to field research in the areas that we visit. The ship is crewed by a very enthusiastic and most experienced Russian Captain and crew.
At 104 feet in length, the Alaskan Dream is an innovative, streamlined catamaran design allows the vessel to easily navigate narrow channels and passages like a yacht, while at the same time providing the comforts you would expect aboard a much larger ship. Cabins all have extra-large viewing windows. The public lounge faces forward with the same view as the Captain, affording spectacular views of the scenery, ports and wildlife along the way.
Spacious, comfortable, and well adorned – the Amatista is all of this and so much more. Share a room with a travel buddy in a gorgeous twin cabin or be the king (or queen) of your domain in a double. A/C is included in all cabins for maximum comfort while you float down the Amazon River. Lounge around while sipping coffee with your group in the communal salon, or chill out on the covered deck while watching birds soar overhead. The Amatista is equipped with a pair of skiffs for excursions, and two naturalist guides at the ready to answer your questions whenever and wherever they come up.
The American Constellation is the latest small coastal cruise ship from American Cruise Lines. Uniquely designed to navigate the inland waterways of the East Coast and Intracoastal Waterway, the American Constellation brings passengers to some of the most beautiful locations in America. In the intimate atmosphere onboard, guests will find the largest staterooms in the industry, spacious lounges and observation decks and private balconies that offer spectacular viewing of the passing landscapes.
The newly-announced American Constitution is scheduled to begin cruising the East Coast in spring of 2018. With a capacity of 175 passengers, the American Constitution will feature the latest in technology, modern design, and sophisticated décor. The American Constitution will also feature large well-appointed staterooms with private balconies, as well as a variety of spacious lounges.
The Andaman Explorer was built as the MV Atlantic Guard in 1963 in Norway as a Norwegian coast guard vessel. She is 61 meters long with her original Rolls Royce engines. The hull is built to 'ice class' with extra thick plates and she has the power to withstand north Atlantic storms or chases out to sea. Very handy when cruising in tropical waters! She retired from coast guard duties in 1998 and was acquired by one Doctor Bogazzi, an Italian oligarch whose family owns the Carrara marble quarries. Dr Bogazzi lavished many a million on the ship, now renamed the MY Marina, completely refitting her with eleven very generous suites and a Jacuzzi on deck. Much of the ship is floored with Carrara marble, pleasantly cool under foot for those who go unshod. In recent times she has belonged to a powerful shipping family based in Dubai who maintained the ship to a very high standard. She has now arrived in Thailand and under going redecoration in the Pandaw Style so the photos of the interiors we show here are as she is now and not as she will be when we have finished with her. The Andaman Explorer really is a sixties classic. The sort of plaything associated with Onassis, Jackie Kennedy and more glamorous times. There could be no vessel more appropriate for the exploration of South-East Asia's unknown coasts.
Discover the fascinating history, culture and scenic beauty of French Polynesia’s remote Marquesas Islands with Aranui 5. This ruggedly beautiful archipelago has inspired many artists and writers including Paul Gauguin, Jacques Brel and Herman Melville. They remain uncommercialised and naturally stunning. With just 260 passengers, the Aranui 5 offers a unique cruising experience. Spend your days enjoying fresh local produce, watching the freighters crew in action as they unload essential supplies to these remote locations, exploring and discovering the islands with the shore excursions (all included in the price) and join in the evening fun as the Aranui team bring out the ukuleles and guitars and sing and dance the night away. Let the magic of the Marquesas captivate you - this truly is a journey of a lifetime!
The Baranof Dream is perfect for adventure in the wilderness waterways. This vessel accommodates 66 guests in 33 cabins. Experience warm yacht-style cruising surrounded by knowledgeable, genuinely friendly staff and accompanied by interesting people who share your passion for adventure and learning. And the relaxed, casual ambiance lets Alaska’s awe-inspiring beauty really shine.
Burma Boating have 3 Yachts sailing The Mergui Archipelago, Myanmar. Which boats we employ for which cruise depends on the number of bookings for a particular week and will be determined a couple of weeks before the cruise. Therefore please check at time of enquiry/booking which ship you will be on. SY Meltemi SY Meta IV SY Raja Laut Please also refer to each individual ship for further ship information.
Our BVI catamaran is one of the smallest vessels in our worldwide fleet, but it’s anything but cramped. We keep our group sizes small so everyone has enough room to move about and bond together. A handsome 12m (40 ft) of double-hulled swiftness, our catamaran handles just like a yacht in case you decide to take a turn at the helm. There’s only room for eight on board, which means a higher incredibleness-per-traveller ratio than ought to legally be allowed.
The elegant Motor Yacht Callisto recently joined the VARIETY CRUISES fleet and is true to her name: Elegant, classic. She was fully refit / rebuilt in 2000 and renovated in 2005 and between March-July 2015. This classy Motor Yacht has performed several Atlantic Ocean crossings, and has also sailed along the most interesting coastal sites of Europe, North and West Africa. The M/Y Callisto is of the “boutique” category of cruiser, and offers the highest standard of accommodation, comfort and safety. The yacht’s public areas are homely and generous, decorated with rich fabrics, handsome woodwork, gleaming brass, antiques and fine works of art. During the day, life on board centres around the indoor and outdoor areas including the Upper deck lounge/bar and dining room as well as the cosy Library located on the Sun Deck. The lounge/bar and dining room on the Upper deck are connected by the gallery, displaying exquisite art and adding to the overall feeling of elegance and style. In the evening you can relax in the ship’s lounge, enjoy a drink overlooking the stars or relax with a book in the library with its wraparound windows. The spacious lounge and bar area on the Upper Deck is surrounded by large picture windows and opens onto the Sun Deck. The yacht features two broad Sun Decks for sunbathing and the swimming platform on Callisto’s stern enables you to swim off the ship when in sheltered bays. Service on board is provided by your Captain, the Cruise Coordinator and your experienced Marine and Hotel crew members.
Celebrity Xpedition is the newest ship and one that sails you back into history, Cruises through the fabled waters surrounding the Galapagos Islands. Cruise aboard Celebrity Xpedition and you'll experience a sense of intimacy that can only be achieved aboard a smaller ship. And yet, Celebrity Xpedition is filled with touches that are luxuriously familiar. Morning mimosas, daily massages and moonlit toasts are just a few of the spoils you'll enjoy as you embrace the timelessness of the Galapagos Islands - a land that time has seemingly forgotten.
Celebrity Xperience provides an incredible array of all-inclusive cruises and a choice of 7-night, 10-night, or 13-night all-inclusive vacations, featuring itineraries with exciting combinations of per- and post-cruise land experiences. With 24 stylish staterooms, each featuring an ocean view and detailed extras that make a big difference – your clients will find it easy to unwind and explore. Lounge Bar Here's where you'll get daily briefings, movies, lectures, and entertainment as well as full bar service. Located on the Weather Deck. Al Fresco Enjoy an Early Riser continental breakfast and lunch daily under the open air shade canopy in addition to specialty drinks and music. On special nights, enjoy Dinner Under the Stars. Guest Relations The Reception area is a relaxed gathering place prior to going ashore or before dinner time. In addition, it houses the Boutique and the Guest Relations area. Library Located on the Boat Deck, it features a variety of books as well as table games and video games. Dining Room Located on the Weather Deck, serves a full buffet breakfast—with made-to-order eggs and omelets—and lunch along with an a la carte/buffet combination for dinner. Sun Deck This outdoor relaxation area has a shade canopy, comfy lounge chairs, and a hot tub. There are even two exercise bikes.
Outfitted with a wealth of luxuries that cater to her 16 guests, designed not just for travel, but for exploration of the Galapagos Islands,her environmentally sound design helps preserve this immaculate archipelago.
This sleek vessel was thoughtfully renovated in our company shipyard. The ship features expansive viewing areas on the bow and aft promenade decks, new carpets and furnishings in public spaces and staterooms, and a commanding hull design, optimized for supreme comfort in Alaskan waters, regardless of weather.
Clan VI is Burma Boating’s most luxurious yacht. She was built under the name “La Numero Uno” and was the first yacht to be constructed at the Italian high-class shipyard Perini Navi, which became world-famous for its élite superyachts such as The Maltese Falcon. When she was launched, Clan VI was also the first fully automated superyacht ever fitted with a ballasted swing keel that retracts into a shallow fixed keel and is raised by an electric winch. True to form, she has circumnavigated the globe and merges innovative design, cutting-edge technology and graceful lines to provide a world-class sailing experience. After a complete refit in 2014, Clan VI has been restored to immaculate, stylish elegance. Clan VI's interior has the finest woodwork finishing and classic, beautiful furnishings. Advanced sailing technology has been incorporated and impressive leisure and entertainment facilities were added to make her the ideal charter yacht for socialising and entertaining with family and friends. Clan VI can accommodate up to 10 guests. A full-beam master cabin located aft has private access from the main deck, a walk-in closet and en-suite toilet and shower facilities. The two guest suites with queen-size beds can be connected to a very large family suite. Further midships, there are 2 guest suites featuring twin beds.
The state-of-the-art Coral Discoverer is the newest small ship operating in Australia and the South Pacific today. Launched in 2005 and purpose-built for cruising in the tropical regions of the southern oceans, guests will enjoy a uniquely Australian onboard atmosphere, with stylish furnishings, generous decks and the latest of modern facilities. Coral Discoverer accommodates just 72 guests in 36 spacious staterooms and has a cruising speed of 14 knots. Coral Discoverer’s shallow draught allows it to access even the most isolated and remote locations of the South Pacific, beyond the reach of other ships. Coral Discoverer is fully SOLAS compliant, is equipped with latest-technology navigation and communications equipment and is actively stabilised to ensure comfortable cruising in open seas.
The Coral Discoverer features all modern comforts for your cruising enjoyment with a brand new makeover in 2017. Choose from a range of elegant staterooms that feature outstanding ocean views, private ensuites and air-conditioning. When it comes to public spaces, enjoy modern-Australian Cuisine in elegant surrounds on the Promenade deck. The Sun Deck has been converted into an undercover deck area. You can also enjoy lounge areas, a library and boutique. The Coral Discoverer is equipped with an Xplorer, a custom-designed excursion vessel providing the best access to land. The Coral Discoverer also features two Zodiac vessels.
Coral Expeditions I is a twin-hulled boutique catamaran designed for maximum stability and guest comfort. Accommodating just 50 guests, Coral Expeditions I offers the facilities of a larger ship, yet retains the atmosphere of a private yacht. Coral Expeditions I is fully equipped for the ultimate expedition cruising experience in Australian coastal waters. Australian flagged, registered and staffed, the ship was purpose-built for cruising in our region and is the ideal size to access the very best parts of Western Australia’s remarkable Kimberley region, the northern coastlines of Cape York and Arnhem Land and the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef. The 25 onboard rooms are bathed in natural light, with a fresh and modern decor creating a breezy feel. You can choose between double and twin bedded rooms, each fully equipped with a spacious private ensuite, air conditioning and ample storage space. The ship’s forward lounge is a great place to relax and enjoy the scenery in air-conditioned comfort, and features a comprehensive reference library and plasma screens. The Sun Deck at the rear of the top deck is another popular place to relax and take in the panoramic views. Meals are served in the modern dining room, and with space for all guests to dine during one sitting and no assigned seating, meal times are a great opportunity to get to know your fellow travellers. Coral Expeditions I operates an open bridge policy, allowing you to spend time with the Captain and his maritime crew as we cruise. Follow our progression on the ship’s charts and chat with Captain, or simply sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery. Coral Expeditions I is fitted with state-of-the-art safety and navigation equipment, and wireless internet facilities.
Coral Expeditions I is a 35-metre catamaran, designed to operate with comfort and stability in the remote waters of Australia's north. The boat was conceived by the affable and experienced Captain Tony Briggs and has earned a fine reputation while operating in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef in Tropical North Queensland, the Kimberley and Across the Top of Australia. The ship is fully air-conditioned, with onboard accommodation for 50 guests. Accommodation comprises 24 spacious, elegantly appointed rooms. The discerning traveler has a choice of Deluxe, Upper Deck or Standard Staterooms, whilst the more budge conscious may select a cabin. All accommodation features a choice of twin or double beds, expansive ocean views, individual air-conditioning and private en suites. All rooms are serviced daily. The ship has a bar, an open dining room, and a lecture/lounge room with a TV and video and an open bridge. Coral Expeditions I is particularly well equipped for shore excursions with Zodiacs and a purpose-built landing craft 'Explorer', designed by Tony specifically for exploring the shallow, tidal and often narrow waterways of the Kimberley and a Glass Bottom Boat on the Reef itineraries. New onboard communication system implemented onboard Coral Expeditions I. The new system will make it easy for guests to remain in contact with friends and relatives at home during their cruises. This new system means that making phone calls home from the ship is much more cost effective, and also provides guests with the opportunity to access high quality wireless internet. Guests are now able to purchase a pre-paid internet card aboard the ship and then connect to the internet through either a laptop computer, a PDA or the ship's onboard computer.
At just 35 metres in length, Coral Expeditions II is the ideal small ship for discovering the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef. Small enough to allow snorkelling directly from the ship, yet equipped with the facilities of a much larger vessel, your cruise aboard Coral Expeditions II will be truly memorable. Refurbished during early 2015, Coral Expeditions II is fully equipped for the ultimate Great Barrier Reef cruising experience. Australian flagged, registered and staffed, Coral Expeditions II was purpose-built for cruising in our region and is the ideal size to access the very best parts of the Great Barrier Reef. The 22 onboard rooms are a delightful ‘home away from home’ and feature traditional maritime stylings with wood panelled walls. You can choose between double and twin bedded rooms, each fully equipped with a spacious private ensuite, air conditioning and ample storage space. All rooms feature large picture windows, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the spectacular scenery. The ship’s spacious lounge is a great place to relax and enjoy a drink from the cocktail bar in air-conditioned comfort, and features a comprehensive reference library and plasma screens. The large Sun Deck is another popular place to relax and take in the sights, with comfortable deck chairs and stylish teak furnishings. You will also enjoy the opportunity to dine al fresco under the magnificent stars over the Great Barrier Reef. Meals are served in the atmospheric Dining Room, and with space for all guests to dine during one sitting and no assigned seating, meal times are a great opportunity to get to know your fellow travellers. Coral Expeditions II operates an open bridge policy, allowing you to spend time with the Captain and his maritime crew as we cruise. Follow our progression on the ship’s charts and chat with the Captain, or simply sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery. Coral Expeditions II is fitted with state-of-the-art safety and navigation equipment.
Shielded from inland eyes by the sweeping Dinaric Alps, the rolling coastline is speckled with pristine beaches, green slopes and some of the most charming towns and cities Europe has to offer (which is really saying something). Rugged beauty abounds on the Dalmatian Coast. Come find this underexplored paradise before word gets around. Activities Try your hand at optional activities like kayaking, cave-exploration and hiking the beautiful Dalmatian Coast. History Explore historic UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Dubrovnik and Hvar. Dubrovnik has been an important Mediterranean port for centuries and is famed for its beautiful architecture and Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque churches. Sight See See the ancient Roman palace of Diocletian in Split, discover Marco Polo’s birthplace and wander the forested paradise that is Mljet National Park. Relax Check out Zlanti Rat Beach on the island of Brac, where the landscape shifts with the tides and wind, and be introduced to your skippers’ favourite top-secret beaches.
With room for 14 passengers and a crew of three, our Cuba Catamaran hits the sweet spot between spacious and cozy. Stylish looks spread across 25m (82 ft) of twin-hulled sexiness, you'll find plenty of interior and exterior space to lounge about when you're not exploring Cuba's shores or diving into her crystal-clear waters. Cuba Catamaran is equipped with 7 passenger cabins some with 2 beds (upper and lower) and some with double beds. All cabins have attached bathrooms with showers and the vessel has an onboard kitchenette, interior and exterior common areas and plenty of outside deck space. If you are traveling alone, you will be paired up in a cabin with another traveler of the same gender.Please expect them to be very small. The bunk length is 1.8 meters ( 6ft) with limited head height and limited storage for luggage. Most of of our sailors tend to spend very, very little time in their cabins, just using them to sleep and store clothes.
Deluxe ships are between 42m (138 ft) to 47m (164 ft) in length and 8m (2 6 ft) to 9m (29 ft) meters wide vessels, with a minimum cruising speed of nine nautical miles. Built with latest state-of-the-art equipment and amenities, these luxury vessels normally offer a capacity of 38 passengers in 19 twin or double cabins, guaranteeing an intimate setting for the passengers. NOTE: Ship image shown is of Fantazija.
Deluxe ships are 40m (131 ft) to 49m (160ft) long and 8m (26 ft) to 9m (29 ft) meters wide luxury vessels, with a cruising speed of nine nautical miles. Built from 2011 with latest state-of-the-art equipment and amenities Deluxe vessels usually offer maximum capacity of 38 passengers in 19 twin or double cabins, guaranteeing an intimate setting for all guests. Cabins built by up-to-date standards, fully equipped with A/C, safe deposit box, fire alarm and audio system for announcements by the captain or Tour Director. In addition each cabin, depending of the vessel, has life jackets, desk and tabouret, wardrobe, night stand, small sofa and a porthole window. Bathrooms are equipped with toilet, shower, wash basin and hair dryer. Some cabins have indoor passage access to the bar and restaurant area. A fully air-conditioned dining room can accommodate all passengers at once, yet offer a great degree of privacy for each guest. The restaurant includes bar area with LCD TV, with a corner table for buffet breakfast while each table has an easy-access chair. A portion of the dining area extends outdoors as a lounge area, offering sweeping panoramic views of the surroundings. Free wireless internet access (Wi-Fi). The kitchens are built up to the latest HACCP standards and the lounging sundecks have average total surface of 200m2 (2152 sq ft), partially offering sun-shade cover and providing deck-beds for all passengers. The vessels have a rear access platform to the sea as well as ladders for easy access to the water. In addition, the vessels offer outdoor showers and deck lavatories.
Deluxe Superior vessels are the best in the fleet and in Croatia, offering superior comfort and special services. Deluxe superior vessels are between 47m (138 ft) to 50m (164ft) in length and 8m (26 ft) to 9m (29 ft) meters wide luxury vessels, with a minimum cruising speed of approx. nine nautical miles. Built with latest state-of-the-art equipment and amenities, vessels normally offer a capacity of 36-38 passengers in 18-19 twin or double cabins, guaranteeing an intimate setting for the passengers. NOTE: Ship image shown is of Black Swan.
Passenger numbers on the Discovery are limited to just 24, ensuring everyone can enjoy serenity and privacy together with the excitement and closeness of a true exploration cruise. Discovery is a 33 meter, purpose built catamaran providing 8 queen and 4 twin cabins. All cabins have individual climate control, bathrooms and huge windows which extend along the length of the cabin allowing you to enjoy the scenery in complete privacy. The dining area, bar and lounge are located on the mid deck which is fitted with floor to ceiling “glass walls” providing a spectacular dinning experience and plenty of space to unwind. Enjoy Panamanian haute gastronomy as we delight you with exquisite indigenous dishes prepared by our talented chef. A BBQ and sun deck are located on the topmost observation deck. The Discovery is equipped with a unique platform that lowers kayakers gently into the water and also retrieves them in perfect safety and comfort.
Drenec is a very spacious high-end exploration vessel. Her classic exterior lines and traditional detailing are skillfully combined with all the modern interiors and systems required for safe and comfortable expeditions. Drenec was built in the Netherlands as a working boat designed to spend long weeks on the open seas. In 1986, she underwent a major overhaul and was reborn as a high-class expedition vessel. Drenec spent the following years on expeditions to the Arctic, the Indian Ocean, Central American waters and the Mediterranean. In 2012, she was completely refitted and upgraded in Malta. Drenec joined Burma Boating's fleet in 2015 to explore the wonders of Myanmar's hidden islands.
Eden is a cargo ship adapted for the transportation of passengers and vehicles (cars, trucks, camping trailers, motorcycles and bicycles). The ship has a wide variety of accommodations, ample space for recreation and relaxation, along with a crew that is ready to give you the best service.
A star is born! The newest vessel in our Galápagos fleet, the Estrella del Mar is as beautiful as her name. With room for 16 travellers and a naturalist guide inside her modest-yet-surprisingly-roomy confines, the Estrella is everything you could want in a ship at a price you won’t believe. The Estrella isn’t as big as some of the other ships, but her cabins and public spaces are deceptively roomy. There’s more than enough space for everyone on board, especially up on her glorious wraparound upper deck.
The EVANGELISTAS is one of two Navimag ferries which operate our Patagonia routes. Built in 1978, it can hold 268 passengers. Views to both sides of the ship can be had from three separate decks. With up to 40 crew members on board, help will always be on hand during your stay. Relax in the ship’s comfy cabins on this journey to your Patagonian adventures. The cabins on the Evangelistas ferry have beds, bathrooms, and a beautiful ocean view. You will find that Navimag’s team of professionals will provide you with nothing but the best customer service during your Patagonia trip. On board you will find fun activities and programs that will keep you entertained during your travels with us. As we sail through beautiful fjords in Chile, you may be lucky enough to see exotic wildlife such as dolphins, sea lions, and wild birds.
This charming 32-guest expedition yacht is ample enough to provide spacious staterooms, along with various social areas - including inside and outside dining - yet small enough for guests to be able to experience nature in an up-close and personal manner. This artful combination of factors results in a yacht which offers excellent service, accommodations and attention to detail, while causing minimal impact on the environment. Evolution features a lounge with a bar and facilities for lectures, slide shows and films. The lounge also features a library with a wide range of books, movies and board games. The yacht featues both inside and al-fresco dining areas and a sky deck lounge on Albatross deck with a bar and beautiful rattan furniture. At the bow of the yacht you will find a jacuzzi with lounge chairs for sunbathing and ample outside deck space. Evolution features a Jacuzzi (great for your enjoyment after snorkeling) with lounge chairs for sunbathing, extensive outside areas, sea kayaks, snorkeling gear and wetsuits. There is a boutique onboard for purchasing ammenities and souveniers and a reception area where your cruise director can always be found. The yacht features a fully equipped infirmary with an doctor onboard at all times. For family cruises, we offer our Kids Club with activities like star-gazing and movie nights. For these cruises we also offer child-oriented guides who organize learning activities and provide children with a kids expedition journal for their entertainment. A Sony PlayStation system console is available in the library as well as a wide range of board games and movies for children. Children's Menus are specially prepared for family Galapagos cruises.
Fiji Princess has 34 high-standard air-conditioned cabins, accommodating up to 68 passengers. Each cabin features a private ensuite, ample storage space, TV/DVD system, vanity table, hair dryer, soft towels and fragrant soaps. All cabins are above the waterline and feature large windows with ocean views.
The first Hurtigruten ship to bear the MS Finnmarken name was introduced in 1912 and her worthy successor has been designed to reflect the elegance of the past. MS Finnmarken was built in 2002 and belongs to the same class as MS Trollfjord and MS Midnatsol. She is the only ship with both a swimming pool and Jacuzzis on deck. Another unique feature about MS Finnmarken is the accessibility of her bow. On Deck 5, guests can walk all the way to the front of the ship. The ship is beautifully appointed and decorated in an Art Nouveau style.
MS Fram was built in 2007 with one mission in mind - to bring her guests closer to nature, wildlife and unforgettable experiences. As well as offering numerous lounges in which to relax, our more active guests can use our well-equipped gym. Meanwhile, on deck, our Jacuzzis guarantee you surreal memories when passing the towering icebergs of Antarctica or Greenland. MS Fram is designed for sailing in polar waters, hold the highest safety standards and is the perfect size for optimum nautical manoeuverability and guests' comfort. With space for only 276 guests, you are sure to get to know many of your fellow travellers. You will share stunning sights and memories of a lifetime long after returning home.
At a nimble 105 metre in length, the G Expedition is capable of reaching remote areas the bigger ships simply can't reach. She can accommodate a maximum of 132 passengers and following a multi-million dollar refurbishment and refit offers travellers a unique and comfortable way of exploring the Polar Regions. The refit included the installation of brand new cabins with ensuite bathrooms, a refurbishment of the dining room -large enough to accommodate all passengers in one sitting - the pub, lounge, gym and sauna. Guests have the choice of five categories of cabins ranging from quad-share to suites. Each cabin will be outside facing featuring either portholes or windows and the ship will boast multiple viewing areas, including a 360-degree observation deck for wildlife spotting. G Expedition is fitted with state-of-the-art stabilizers to ensure as smooth a passage as possible. With a top speed of 16 knots, passengers spend less time travelling from A to B and more time exploring the destination. The ship is outfitted with all the latest safety equipment including covered lifeboats and a fast rescue boat from Norsafe. An elite team of 10 expedition staff, consisting of expedition leaders, naturalists, historians, geologists and marine and avian biologists, accompany every cruise in order to share their knowledge of the destination’s history, unique environment and wildlife.
Our new yacht will combine Luxury, privacy and comfort in the marvellous setting of the Galapagos Islands. M/Y Grand Odyssey will have a capacity for 16 passengers, it features 8 spacious Galapagos & matrimonial suites (25m2 aprox) and 1 Odyssey Suite (35m2 aprox) equipped with panoramic windows to enjoy the wonderful landscapes of the islands, private bathroom, hot/cold water, air conditioning with independent controls, minibar, TV. Twin beds or one faux queen bed and connected suites for families. Local and International dishes especially designed by our chef, will be served in the cosy atmosphere of our dining room. Our yacht will offer a large solarium with shaded and uncovered areas, two Jacuzzis, comfortable sun loungers and a Mini Spa offering therapies and massages. Social areas include Saloon, mini library and video library and a play zone for kids (during family departures). Snorkelling equipment and kayaks will be available without any extra charge.
The Galapagos Odyssey was built to fulfill the highest expectations of any traveler seeking to experience the wonders of the Galapagos Islands in the most exclusive way. This luxury yacht has been designed to reduce the impact on the fragile Galapagos eco-system. All cabins feature individually controlled air-conditioning, a small desk, sofa, mini-bar, and closet, as well as spacious bathrooms with shower cabins. All main deck and upper deck cabins average 20 square meters in size including the bathroom. These cabins have big windows, which can be individually opened. Our Twin Cabins are spacious and fully equipped. It provides passengers with the comfort of a hotel room, while enjoying the constantly changing view outside their windows. Our matrimonial cabins are perfect for that romantic getaway, so you can enjoy the luxurious comfort with that special someone. The Odyssey offers elegant and inviting social areas that are used to hold trip meetings, discuss your day to day itinerary, and share your experiences with other passengers. Relax and enjoy the warm sun and the incredible Galapagos view on our comfortable loungers or in our Jacuzzi while zipping on one of our delicious cocktails.
The Galapagos Voyager is designed to provide great comfort and insight information to travelers visiting the Galapagos Islands. We offer an environmentally friendly and educational cruise focused on the natural history of the Galapagos. Our operation emphasizes a diverse itinerary offering the best of this pristine paradise maintaining the highest safety and comfort standards. An expert naturalist guide will lead all excursions providing in-depth information. During this journey you will be able to see the friendliest and most unusual wildlife in the world; giant tortoises, sea lions and furs, red and blue footed boobies, marine iguanas, penguins among many others species of which many are endemic to Galapagos. Moreover you will be amazed by the incredibly varied and unusual sceneries. You can walk on a rugged landscape similar to the surface of the moon and explore some of the red, white or black sand beaches of the Galapagos Islands . Finally the underwater world is as impressive as what you will see during the island visits. There will be plenty of time available for enjoying this snorkeling (or optional scuba diving!).
NOTE: MS Galateia is only available for charter of the vessel. Not for sale on a per cabin basis. Built in the Van Hamburg shipyard in 1964, the vessel was reconditioned in 2010. The ship’s engine is a Ketch motor sailor. Propulsion is 2 x 200 HP plus 250 m² of sail. The MS Galatéia can accommodate 8 passengers on board in 4 cabins with shower rooms. Separate accommodation is provided for the captain, chef and crew member. All the cabins are equipped with satellite television, air-conditioning, individually controlled heating, safe, hairdryer and 220 volt electricity supply. On board facilities include lounge with large TV screen, restaurant, small library, large teak sun deck with sun loungers. Leisure activities include dinghy for water-skiing, masks, snorkels and flippers, wind surfboard, fishing rods.
The 48 meter "Galileo" is a classic steel Motor Sailer, with spacious and well appointed interiors renovated in 2016. At the main deck, a lounge area with an American bar leads into a warm and elegant dining room finished with wood and leather. Guests on the Galileo enjoy the most a shaded outdoor deck area with an outdoor bar and the ship's sun deck. The M/S Galileo, built with the most stringent safety regulations, was launched in 1992 and rebuilt in 2007.
This 18 passenger Camper & Nicholsons yacht has traversed the waters of this world under many names, but has been rechristened with a name that takes her back into her history; to the very best of her times. Named after her late owner, Her Serene Highness Princess Grace of Monaco, the name is a representation of her elegance, beauty and prestige. Grace is the ideal yacht for the traveler who seeks a true explorer experience, complemented with excellent service, superb accommodations and fine dining. All who travel aboard this yacht will be part of a unique mission: to bring to life the natural living legacy of the islands through an experience unlike any other in Galapagos. Grace features a main salon equipped with a bar, TV/Video system and stereo system. Passengers can choose to eat inside, in the interior dining room or they can eat outside in the al-fresco dining area. The sundeck has a bar and plenty of space to be in the open air. Guests can also relax in the front of the boat where the jacuzzi and sun chairs are located. With one naturalist guide for every 9 guests on a full yacht*, Grace offers one of the most intimate and personal expedition experiences in the Galapagos, where guests can truly interact and gain a wealth of knowledge from the real Galapagos experts. Grace features a jacuzzi, sea kayaks, snorkeling gear and wetsuits onboard. The yacht offers ample outside resting areas as well as inside & al-fresco dining. Kids Club with activities like star-gazing and movie nights for Family Oriented departures. Child-oriented guides who organize learning activities and provide children with a kids expedition journal are placed specifically for departures with children. Wide variety of books available in the library as well as as various board games and movies for children. Children Menus especially prepared for family departures. *Yachts operating below capacity will have a higher passenger to guide ratio but no more than 16 to 1.
Commissioned and built by Blount Boats in 1998, the Grande Mariner makes her way up to Montreal, just in time for fall foliage season. She was refurbished in 2010, with totally new cabin configurations including new décor, new bathrooms, new furniture in the cabins, a renovated lounge, new décor, and brand new furniture. So if you want to take in a few rays on the sun deck, relax and enjoy the vista-view lounge, or just have a few quiet moments in your cabin as the sea drifts past your open picture window, the Grande Mariner is ready.
Our small, comfortable yachts are ideally suited to sailing around the beautiful Greek Islands. Unique itineraries of 8, 10, 15 or 22 days offer you a chance to immerse yourself in Greek Island culture and history. Sail to small, seldom visited islands offering quaint shopping towns and the freshest seafood, or stroll through along the bright streets of more famous islands such as Santorini. Each of our sailing yachts in the Greek Islands is unique, however most yachts have the following features in common: Electricity: 12V while offshore, 220V while moored. (sometimes 110V available) Amenities: Refrigerators, Showers, Hot Water, Music Player and much more! Typical Length: 15,43 m Width: 4,55 m Draught: 2,00 m Onboard engine (e.g. Turbo 105Hp) and outboard motor (e.g. 3.5HP) Autopilot, G.P.S., VHF, Navtex, EPIRB and full navigation instrumentation Cabins: 5 Total of berths: 10
The Harmony "G" is a modern vessel with a sleek high-tech look very similar to the private yachts to be found in the famous ports of the world. The 53 meter long / 7.2 meter wide Mega Yacht Harmony G was launched in January 2001 and renovated in 2009-10 and in 2013. It complies with the most stringent SOLAS safety regulations ,while its powerful engines and state of the art stabilizers allow for safe and comfortable cruising. Life on board centers around the Indoor / Outdoor lounge and its American bar, on Upper Deck. The classy dining room located on Main Deck is surrounded by large windows. The spacious Sun deck is the ideal place to bask under the sun, read a good book or just gaze at the scenery. The swimming platform on Harmony G stern enables you to swim when weather and anchorage conditions permit.
Harmony V provides an ideal way to explore Cuba’s coast. The ship is fully air-conditioned. Part of the Sun Deck is enclosed, and serves as a venue for meals, talks and recaps. The Sun Deck also has an al fresco area with deck chairs for relaxing. The dining room has large windows and lets in ample light. There are full-service bars on the Sun Deck and in the lounge. There is a collection of books and films about Cuba. There are full facilities for presentations, films, and slide shows. Guests are welcome on the “Open Bridge” to meet the Captain and Officers and learn about navigation. All meals are served in single seatings with unassigned tables, for an informal atmosphere and easy mingling. Some meals are served on the Sun Deck. The menu is international, with a focus on local specialties. All cabins have windows, lower beds, and face outside. Each has private facilities, a hair dryer, individual climate controls, television, internal telephone, safe, and mini-fridge. Expedition Equipment is available on every departure. Snorkeling equipment and “shorty” wetsuits are available. The ship is equipped with stabilizers. Satellite Internet access is available on board. There is a doctor on all voyages On every departure, both on shore and on board Harmony V, you’ll be in the company of our expert team, and you’ll meet local artists, musicians, naturalists, and more who are safeguarding Cuban traditions and shaping them for the future. All have knowledge they love to share and all have a spirited style of sharing it. Our ship, captain, crew and guides look forward to welcoming you aboard.
The Harmony V is a modern elegant yacht with a sleek high-tech look very similar to the private yachts to be found in the famous ports of the world. The 56 meter long/8.4 meter wide Mega-Yacht was launched in June 2009 and complies with Eurosolas safety regulations while its powerful engines, generators and state of the art twin stabilizers will allow for safe and comfortable cruising. A spacious lounge with classy seating and an American Bar leads into a dining area decorated with warm colors. Both areas offer large windows providing for the most beautiful views of all destinations the ship cruises to. The 200 m2 sundeck offers a shaded outdoor area for all day dining and a bar as well as sun chairs and loungers. The swimming platform on Harmony V stern will allow for easy access to the ship and for a wide range of sea related activities
The MS Hebridean Sky offers superior comfort and spectacular view and allows you to be right in the heart of the action. Unlike larger vessels, there’s no need to wait around for your turn on the Zodiacs. Experience Small Ship Expedition Cruising at its finest onboard the MS Hebridean Sky. Enjoy cheerful, personalised and unobtrusive service while on board and relax in your elegantly designed suite. The Hebridean Sky will undergo extensive refurbishment in mid-2016, in time for our European cruising itineraries. Retaining the ship’s classic style, the level of sophistication will be elevated, offering an even more enjoyable cruising experience. Thanks to an unusually high crew-to-guest ratio, attentive, cheerful and unobtrusive service is the order of the day on board your Small Ship. Your individual needs will be given the very highest level of personalised attention. With a maximum of 118 guests, the MS Hebridean Sky is one of the few ships that can transport all passengers ashore at once, which means less time to wait and more time to explore.
The MS Hebridean Sky is one of our three flag ships and sister vessel to the MS Island Sky and MS Caledonian Sky. All three vessels were built in the same ship yard in Italy at similar times and share the same excellent attributes that make them three of the finest small ships in the world. Currently known as the Sea Explorer, the vessel will undergo a multi-million pound refurbishment in Sweden in April 2016 before being re-launched as the MS Hebridean Sky and beginning her new life operating mostly in Northern Europe, South America and Antarctica. Those familiar with our ‘Sky’ vessels know how well suited they are for both expedition cruising and the more relaxed small ship destination cruising for which these vessels are justly famous. The MS Hebridean Sky has an almost identical deck plan to that of the MS Island Sky and during the refurbishment, we will undertake numerous works, both technical and to the passenger and crew accommodation, public rooms and decks. When the MS Hebridean Sky emerges from her dry dock, we will have a vessel of which to be proud and designed especially for all our areas of operation. Please note that the images shown are of the MS Island Sky and whilst the suites and public areas will be of a similar size, layout and design, the soft furnishings will be different and we will update imagery as soon as we have some new images available during the refurbishment. The spacious and finely decorated public rooms include a large lounge on the Bryd Deck featuring a selection of seating options from individual armchairs and sofas to side cushioned benches. Daily briefings given by the Cruise Director and talks from Guest Speakers and Expedition staff take place in the lounge which is fitted with the highest standard of presentation equipment including multiple screens. In addition to the main Lounge, there is also The Club, located on the Mawson Deck which features the main bar where the onboard pianist plays periodically throughout the day. The Club also features a 24-hour tea and coffee station. Towards the aft of the ship on the Mawson Deck is the Library. Well stocked with reference books pertaining to the destinations the vessel is visiting and a selection of essential reads, you will not find yourself short of excellent literature onboard. A selection of games and two computers complete with internet access can also be found in the Library. The main dining room which can seat all guests at one sitting is located on the Amundsen Deck and outside there is a rear Lido deck located on the Scott Deck where meals are served in warm weather under shade. Further to this on the top Shackleton Deck there is an observation area complete with sun loungers ideal for sun bathing, relaxing with a book or catching up with fellow travellers. There is also a small hairdressers onboard with appointments made on request. As part of our refurbishment of the vessel, we will be adding a boot room for passengers to store their wellington boots and heavy jackets whilst expedition cruising in cold waters. The MS Hebridean Sky is equipped with the latest safety, navigation and communications equipment along with roll stabilizers to minimise the ship’s motion. During your voyage we hope to offer you the opportunity to visit the Captain and Officers on the Bridge to check the vessel’s progress by charts and learn more about your journey. Onboard you will also find a clinic and doctor and a lift that serves all decks.
American Cruise Lines is proud to introduce the Independence, the newest addition to the ACL fleet. While the passenger capacity will be the same as the American Star and American Spirit, the size of the ship will be larger, enabling the interior areas, including the staterooms and balconies to be even more spacious and deluxe. The Independence will also be fully stabilized, with Rolls Royce stabilizers, allowing American Cruise Lines to reach even more fascinating destinations in smooth comfort.
Our 57 foot sailing catamaran is equipped with four double cabins, and two twin cabins, with bunk beds. There is an onboard kitchenette, interior and exterior common areas for dining and relaxing, and plenty of outside deck space, including mats which can be used for sleeping under the stars. This sailing adventure is staffed by a qualified skipper, a local cook/first mate and a G Adventures CEO. Your onboard team know the islands of Bali and Lombok extremely well and are passionate about sharing hidden secrets with their "crew”. Our cook is also very welcoming and more than happy to give informal cooking classes, while your delicious meals are being prepared in the ship's galley.
Seeing the Galápagos Islands on board the 21-stateroom Isabela II goes beyond traditional cruising. It's an expeditionary approach that allows you to authentically discover and explore the natural wonders of this region. The Isabela II is built to luxurious standards and features an elegant yet relaxed atmosphere, allowing guests to enjoy all that the Galápagos is famous for - intimate contact with the wildlife! Delve into this unique world with the Isabela II's crew and expert Naturalists, who share their passion for nature and conservation of this mysterious part of the world. The Isabela II features a Jacuzzi, exercise room, outdoor lounge, and an observation platform for dolphin and whale watching on the top deck. The ship's dining room, lounge, and bar are elegantly appointed, as is the well-stocked library/reading room. All staterooms are outside and feature air-conditioning, private bathrooms, hairdryers, and safety deposit boxes.
The Island Odyssey is a custom 68-foot ketch, launched in 1983. The boat's design, safety and comfort make her perfect for these trips. She features 8 private cabins (double occupancy), 3 heads with hot showers, a large comfortable lounge with an extensive library, and a well-equipped galley. On deck, the large covered seating area provides protection in all types of weather. The Island Roamer is large enough for comfort, privacy and safety, and small enough to create a good rapport among passengers and crew. A certified Canadian Ministry of Transport passenger vessel, Island Odyssey has all of the safety equipment, electronic navigation aids, and features you would expect from a vessel of her standard. All of our cabins have adequate storage space for your bags, personal items and jackets. Coat hangers and life jackets are stowed in every cabin for your convenience. There is electricity in each room, so you can charge your camera batteries and enjoy a reading light in the evening. PLEASE SEE CRUISELINE INFORMATION FOR IMPORTANT DETAIL ON INCLUSIONS AND WHAT TO BRING
The Island Roamer is a custom 68-foot ketch, launched in 1983. The boat's design, safety and comfort make her perfect for these trips. She features 8 private cabins (double occupancy), 3 heads with hot showers, a large comfortable lounge with an extensive library, and a well-equipped galley. On deck, the large covered seating area provides protection in all types of weather. The Island Roamer is large enough for comfort, privacy and safety, and small enough to create a good rapport among passengers and crew. A certified Canadian Ministry of Transport passenger vessel, Island Roamer has all of the safety equipment, electronic navigation aids, and features you would expect from a vessel of her standard. All of our cabins have adequate storage space for your bags, personal items and jackets. Coat hangers and life jackets are stowed in every cabin for your convenience. There is electricity in each room, so you can charge your camera batteries and enjoy a reading light in the evening. PLEASE SEE CRUISELINE DETAILS FOR GENERAL INFORMATION AND WHAT TO BRING
We would like to present our beautiful new 82’ “flagship vessel”. After a spring of rigorous testing, she will explore the waters of the Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and then the Great Bear Rainforest on the central coast of British Columbia in search of the all white spirit bear. Built locally with state of the art technology and specifically for Bluewater expeditions, the new yacht will be the most breathtaking, elegant, efficient tour vessel on our coast - with less environmental impact. We are tremendously proud and look forward to hosting your clients on their next adventure. The new flagship of the Bluewater Adventures fleet will be 82' long and 30% larger than Island Roamer and Island Odyssey. We are committed to ecotourism, so the new yacht will carry the same number of guests – on average 12. But now there will be 6 larger cabins aft with two lower beds (no upper / lower bunks) and ensuite bathrooms. The wheelhouse on deck is expanded so that we will be able to have the entire group dine together – what a view! Environmentally, the engines will exceed EPA emission standards and the yacht has been designed for sailing performance to make it more efficient for us to travel under sail.
Sturdy and strong – with a decidedly languid air. The second of the “Three Sisters” operated by Heritage Line in Halong Bay is the gracious middle-child, Jasmine. Visitors looking for both comfort and adventure in Halong Bay will appreciate the Jasmine’s friendly crew and understated elegance. With 23 cabins, the Jasmine is built in the style of a traditional Vietnamese junk, with three tawny sails and dark wood-cladding. Jasmine’s interiors, like the exterior, are covered in polished wood, lending the Jasmine the stately air of an Indochina-era cruising boat. Guests can convene in the formal dining room, enjoy casual barbecues on the terrace and marvel at the bay’s moonlit beauty on the Jasmine’s wide Sundeck. After days spent learning Tai Chi, kayaking, and visiting local fishing villages, visitors can enjoy various traditional massage treatments. Heritage Line prides itself on exceptional service and the Jasmine is no exception. The Jasmine’s experienced crew does their utmost to showcase the bay’s indescribable wonders. Speaking of Halong Bay, Vietnam’s late President Ho Chi Minh said: “It is a wonder that one cannot impart to others.” Home to more than three-thousand islands, this archipelago is the ultimate cruise destination. Allow the stately Jasmine to transport you.
NOTE: Please note that while Kapitan Khlebnikov icebreaker expeditions are not offered for 2017, authentic icebreaker expeditions are currently available on the 50 Years of Victory icebreaker The Kapitan Khlebnikov is a polar-class icebreaker combing power and technology with comfort. No passenger ship has transited the Northwest Passage more often than the renowned Kapitan Khlebnikov. Originally designed to take on the rigors of northern Siberia, the 24,000 horsepower engine and advanced ice-breaking technology take you places no other ship can. The ship offers 51 outside cabins and suites, all featuring private facilities, large windows, desk, hair dryer, robes and large closets.
The Kimberley Quest II has been designed for relaxing and exploring the Kimberley coastline in complete comfort and style. Our custom-built vessel is fully air-conditioned, equipped with a helipad, spa, large en-suited cabins and offers indoor and outdoor alfresco areas so there will always be plenty of room to take in the panoramic scenery and breathtaking sunsets. Whilst on board take advantage of the extensive library, including a fantastic array of Kimberley reference books and general interest novels, otherwise sit with the Captain in the wheelhouse and learn more about the Kimberley outback. Accommodating just 18 passengers and 7 crew, your holiday of a lifetime can be enjoyed with fellow travellers in luxurious and intimate surrounds. You have the choice of 9 cabins from deluxe double, superior and the exclusive flybridge. All cabins feature private ensuites, individual air-conditioning, viewing windows, mini-refrigerators and are serviced daily by your hostess. Carrying three excursion tenders, days are filled with a myriad of activities both on and off land, exploring the spectacular region with your very own local guide who has extensive knowledge of the Kimberley coastline. During your cruise you are free to do as much or as little as you wish and can be sure that your Kimberley cruise with us will exceed your expectations!
Although this ship is formally named after the King of Norway, you’ll also find other famous Norwegians on board: The bar is named after Fridtjof Nansen; the café after Roald Amundsen. True to tradition, many well-known artists have put their own individual stamps on this exquisite ship. The Kong Harald is stabilized and has elevators and cabins that are wheelchair accessible. The spacious public areas are filled with works by Norwegian artists. She features a large, glass-enclosed panorama lounge that is perfect for viewing the passing scenery, as well as smoking and non-smoking lounges.
An elegant 48-guest yacht, La Pinta is the physical creation of many combined dreams shared by captains and crew, guides, and guests over the years. This beautiful yacht features spacious staterooms with floor-to-ceiling windows and sophisticated yet relaxed decks and lounges with unencumbered views. La Pinta includes three decks with upscale, comfortable community spaces ideal for watching the world around you, including the outdoor Sky Bar and the Observation Lounge with floor-to-ceiling windows. Share new findings with your like-minded fellow adventurers in the Natural History Library or over a dinner of fresh catch in the intimate dining room. In addition to an exercise room and outdoor Jacuzzi, adventure equipment onboard includes snorkeling equipment; wetsuits; sea kayaks; and a glass-bottom boat. There are two cabin categories aboard La Pinta: Captain and Admiral. Depending on the cabin, doubles or triples can be accommodated; four of which can be interconnected for families or groups traveling together. Depending on guests’ wishes, all beds can be separated as twins or joined as a queen. Common to all La Pinta cabins are: Floor-to-ceiling windows, Air conditioning, iPod/MP3/MP4 music docking stations, In-room safe deposit boxes
Picture yourself relaxing on the sun deck or in the lounges and bars, as the luxurious Le Lyrial charts a course across the glittering waters. With spacious suites, first-class dining and idyllic destinations, this luxurious cruise is every bit the private yacht experience, and you only need to unpack once. Launched in April 2015, this stunning yacht represents one of the finest ways in which to discover the unbridled beauty of the Aegean and the Adriatic, all while travelling with other like-minded people from Australia and New Zealand. With a fantastic staff-to-passenger ratio of 1:2, our highly trained staff are welcoming and friendly, and more than happy to assist you in any way they can. Just over 100 staterooms and suites. All-inclusive luxury during your cruise.
Old favourite MS Lofoten attracts many passengers to return on board time and time again. MS Lofoten, our old time favourite, was launched in Oslo in 1964, and provides a voyage of real nostalgia with an intimate informal atmosphere. The ship is named after the Lofoten Islands just north of the Arctic Circle, famous for their dramatic scenery and often described as 'a masterpiece.' MS Lofoten is the second Hurtigruten ship to carry this name. She was refurbished and refitted in 2003, but most of the original style and atmosphere are preserved. With unique lounges and panoramic decks, this 'old lady' is simply incomparable. The cabins are plain, but very cosy.
Lord of the Glens feels like a cross between relaxing in a stately country manor and taking a voyage aboard a private yacht with friends. It is the perfect way to explore the Scottish countryside. She is paneled in polished wood, with teak decks, offering gourmet cuisine, and exceptional personal service. Lord of the Glens accommodates 48 guests in 26 outside cabins. At 150 feet, she is uniquely sized to fit through the network of locks and canals that cut through the heart of the Scottish highlands —the Caledonian Canal, which connects the North Sea to the Atlantic. And, she can also navigate the coastline and venture to the islands of the Inner Hebrides, making her the only vessel that can cut across the country and explore islands in the Atlantic in such grand style. Lord of the Glens is outfitted with bikes for exploring the Scottish countryside, and there’s an opportunity to kayak on Loch Ness. We’ll sail through the intricate series of locks known as Neptune’s Staircase, where Lord of the Glens is raised or lowered 64 feet in eight locks in the space of 500 yards and herself becomes an attraction as people gather to watch.
This traditional fishing boat is as essential to Maldivian identity as the paddle steamer is to the Mississippi River. The motorized one you’ll sail with us has been modernized to accommodate eight travellers, equipped with all the amenities you need on the inside and the characteristic look and feel of the real thing on the outside. With room for just eight passengers, the dhoni is a cozy way to get around the Maldives. Smaller group sizes means you forge closer bonds with your shipmates and get more out of the experience together. It really does feel like a personal cruise through paradise with some of the best friends you haven’t met yet. As you’d expect from an island nation 400 kilometres away the mainland, Maldivian seafood is top notch. Your dhoni boat comes with its very own onboard chef who will prepare delicious meals in the local style for you every day. Our dhoni qualifies as “traditional,” but it’s anything but conventional. Perfect for traversing the impossibly clear waters of the Maldives in style, our converted dhoni has room for snorkelling equipment, basic fishing gear, and eight lucky passengers. All meals aboard the ship are included and are prepared by an expert chef.
Meltemi is named after a wind in the Mediterranean Sea. She is our first catamaran: a French-built Lagoon 500, one of the most successful yachts ever designed for high-end charter. Her previous owner was a Malay princess. In 2015, Meltemi joined Burma Boating's fleet for private charters and our Luxury Sailing Adventure cruises in Myanmar's Mergui Archipelago. Meltemi is easy to sail, all winches are electric and can be fully controlled from the large flybridge. She's a great yacht for groups of friends or families and there is lots of space to play or lounge. When under sail, most guests just love to lie in the nets at the bow with the water splashing below.
Meta IV, was designed by the naval architect Thomas E. Colvin, who gave the vessel her beautiful shape and robust hull. She is made entirely of Thai teak, one of the best woods for building classic boats. Meta IV was constructed in 1998 as a private yacht for a Swiss businessman who made his fortune in hotels. In 2010, captain Herbert Mayrhauser found her at a pier in Phuket and immediately fell in love. After two years of intensive restoration work and refitting, Meta IV started her new life as a luxury charter vessel in the fall of 2012. Meta IV measures 85 feet in length or 25 metres. That's longer than the Santa Maria, the boat that Christopher Columbus sailed into history when he discovered the Americas. In fact, with all her space, you could almost forget you were holidaying on a yacht. The sheer size, and the facilities on board, make for a holiday getaway that your family or friends won't forget. It's your trip of a lifetime. And the crew of Meta IV will do everything possible to make it an amazing experience. Man the wheel, navigate the waters, or simply relax and snooze in the sun.
MS Midnatsol took her maiden voyage along the Norwegian coast in April 2003 and has become a favourite. The name Midnatsol (Midnight Sun) is something to live up to, and this ship, dedicated to the Norwegian summer, does just that. The interior is bright, its colourful décor is inspired by the warm sunny climate, a motif also reflected in the many pieces of Norwegian modern art on display. MS Midnatsol was put into service on 15 April 2003 and is the fourth Hurtigruten ship to bear this name. The ship has a strong environmental profile and a modern design, with Norwegian matierals used extensively throughout its interiors. Together with her sister ship, MS Trollfjord, MS Midnatsol is among the newest in the fleet. What characterises both ships is the large, two-storey panorama lounge above the bow and the large glass expanses that allow natural light to enter as well as providing extraordinary views. There are also 23 beautifully appointed suites, some of which have a balcony.
The M/V Misty Fjord expedition vessel was custom designed for in-depth wilderness exploration of Southeast Alaska. Her hull is based on the design of well-proven Alaska commercial fishing boats for supreme comfort and stability while sailing the waters of the Inside Passage. The onboard experience features a plush interior with elegant teak finish, aft salon, spacious wheelhouse, and outer deck engineered for optimal wildlife viewing.
With plenty of room to move about and the best passenger-to-guide ratio in our fleet, the monserrat is value incarnate. comfortable cabins and common areas, roomy outdoor spaces and a naturalist guide for every ten travellers make for a top-notch blend of comfort, service and (on the top deck) sun-worship.
National Geographic Endeavour II is a purpose-built expedition ship that first sailed in 2005. After undergoing extensive renovation this year, she will redeploy to Galápagos. She is exceptionally nimble and maneuverable, with great viewing from all public spaces, large windows in cabins and suites, state-of-the-art tools for exploration, and a fast, seamless twin Zodiac loading platform. Galápagos with the luxury of comfort Endeavour II accommodates 96 guests in 42 double cabins and 11 solo cabins. With an open, covered top deck and large windows in the lounge, you’ll discover plenty of viewing spaces for observing the incredible wildlife and landscapes of Galápagos. Her dining room easily accommodates our entire expedition community for a single seating, and unassigned table settings make for a gregarious experience for solo travelers and groups. The spacious lounge features a redesigned presentation space that offers all aboard chance to participate in evening Recaps or special guest events. Life aboard is casual in every respect. There is no need for formal clothing, although you are welcome to bring casually festive attire for the fun of it. And you’ll find shipboard services like laundry make packing and traveling more convenient. Equipped for active exploration Endeavour II is equipped with cool tools for exploration that help you experience the full range of wildness in Galápagos.
National Geographic Explorer is a state-of-the-art expedition ship, and the newest addition to the Lindblad fleet. It is a fully stabilized, ice-class vessel, enabling it to navigate polar passages while providing exceptional comfort. It carries kayaks and a fleet of Zodiac landing craft. An Undersea Specialist operates a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and sophisticated video equipment, extending access to the underwater world.
The National Geographic Islander is a versatile 164-foot twin-hulled vessel with 24 spacious cabins comfortably accommodating 48 guests. She is a sturdy expedition ship, designed for year-round discovery and active exploration of the Galápagos and can reach places inaccessible to larger ships due to its small size. Accessibility means freedom. Our captains have decades of sailing experience in the regions we explore. They know when and where to navigate so that you feel the places we visit are all ours. Thanks to our sturdy fleet of Zodiacs and virtually untippable kayaks, you can be off the ship and out exploring within a moment’s notice. During your time with us, our expedition staff likes nothing better than to surprise and delight you by directing the ship toward alluring coves or bow-riding dolphins. Our seasoned crew consists of expert Zodiac drivers and considerate service providers. Their energy, enthusiasm and local field expertise are sure to enhance your experience. This is what expedition travel is all about: not just seeing wildness, but being out there, in it.
The ‘Noorderlicht’ was originally built in 1910 in Flensburg, Germany as a three-masted schooner. For most of her existence she served as a light-vessel on the Baltic. In 1991 the present owners purchased the hull and re-rigged and refitted her thoroughly, under the rules of “Register Holland”. The ‘Noorderlicht’ (46 metres (153 feet) long and 6,5 metres (22 feet) in breadth) now has a well-balanced two-masted schooner rig and is well capable to sail the seven seas. Below deck the ship has a spacious saloon, while in the deckhouse there is a cosy seating area, from which passengers can enjoy the views in comfort. All 10 double cabins have upper and lower berths, a wash basin with hot and cold running water, and a cupboard. The ship has four showers and five toilets. The modern galley is equipped with a microwave and dishwasher and the ship is both well insulated and centrally heated. Noorderlicht has a Dutch crew of three, plus a cook and an expedition leader, who has a thorough knowledge of the area. Though the crew are in charge during sailing and will bring us ashore, passengers are expected to help with handling the sails and taking the helm. Duties will also include being on watch during night sailing. On board there are a maximum of 20 passengers of different nationalities but the main language used is English. Our main destination is the archipelago of Spitsbergen, which is the northernmost permanently inhabited area in the world. Some three thousand Norwegians and Russians live here in three settlements, working mostly in research institutes or the coal-mining industry. Outside of the settlements Spitsbergen is still a pure wilderness area, vast parts being protected as Nature Reserves. Despite the northern position of the islands (76 - 81° N), the climate is relatively mild due to the influence of the Atlantic Gulf Stream. Summer temperatures range from 0°C to 10° C. Occasionally there will be rain and fog, but many days will have sunshine - and many nights as well due to the midnight sun. Winds can be variable in direction and force. ** NOORDERLICHT IS CHARETERED BY OCEANWIDE BETWEEN NOVEMBER AND APRIL EACH YEAR TO PROVIDE A SERIES OF ARTIC CRUISES SAILING FROM LONGBEYEREN**
MS Nordkapp is named after the famous North Cape, which is a cape on the island of Magerøya in northern Norway, in the municipality of Nordkapp. MS Nordkapp is named after on of the highlights of the Hurtigruten voyage, the northernmost point of mainland Europe, the North Cape (71°N). It has attracted explorers since it was named by Richard Chancellor who was passing the cape in 1553 while searching for the Northeast passage. The ship was built in 1996, and on board you are surrounded by artworks from the renowned Norwegian artists, Karl Erik Harr. MS Nordkapp is part of the ship class built in the 1990s and has been upgraded with junior suites and Jacuzzis. The godmother of MS Nordkapp is Norway's Queen Sonja.
Built between 1993 and 1997 to cruise standards, the six new ships in the fleet accommodate approximately 490 passengers each. Cabins are appointed with two lower berths, bathrooms with hair dryers and heated floors, a writing desk and closet. All of the ships are stabilized and have elevators and cabins that are wheelchair accessible. The spacious public areas are filled with works by Norwegian artists. Each ship features a large, glass-enclosed panorama lounge that is perfect for viewing the passing scenery, as well as smoking and non-smoking lounges. In addition, all have conference rooms, a small fitness room, saunas and a self-service laundry room. It’s only natural that art, decor, and colors inspired by the Northern Lights (Nordlys) should characterize this ship. The woodwork, brass fittings, and textiles help make the public areas comfortable and elegant. Throughout the ship you’ll find works by artists with roots in coastal Norway.
The name of this beautiful ship, MS Nordnorge is taken from the most northerly area of Norway. Nord-Norge means the northern part of Norway, mostly situated inside the Arctic Circle. MS Nordnorge was built in Norway in 1997 and is the second ship in Hurtigruten to have this name. Between 2002-2007 MS Nordnorge gave her guests memorable experiences in Antarctica. On board MS Nordnorge guests can admire the work of artists such as Johanne Marie Hansen-Krone, Ellen Lenvik and Dagfinn Bakke. The interior décor very much reflects an Art Nouveau and Art Deco influence. She has become a national celebrity after being the main venue for NRK's "Hurtigruten - Minute by Minute". For five and a half days, or 8,040 minutes, NRK broadcasted her sailing north from Bergen to Kirkenes; 3.2 million viewers tuned in to watch.
MS Nordstjernen is named after the North Star or Stella Polaris, famous for helping seafarers find their way back home and the Vikings to navigate the north. The ship was built for the Coastal Voyage fleet in 1956 and extensively modernised in 2000 for exclusive Arctic sailing. Today she takes explorers on adventures in the waters around Spitsbergen. Despite modernisation, she still retains the aura of an old Atlantic ship, restored to her former splendour with new brass, classic wooden interiors and all her original art. Out on deck you come extra close to the untouched nature of the Polar Arctic and with roofs over a lot of the deck space you can enjoy being outside, even in rough weather. MS Nordstjernen is equipped with a dining room and bar, a café, a panorama lounge and a library. Inside you’ll find cosy interior and exterior cabins, the majority of which have upper and lower berths. All rooms and deck surfaces exhibit that old, beautiful wood.
As of June 2017, Quark Expeditions’ much beloved polar expedition ship the “Sea Adventurer” will be undergoing a multi-million-dollar renovation and be officially renamed the “Ocean Adventurer”. The new and improved Ocean Adventurer is designed to carry 132 travelers in comfort to the most remote corners of the world. Originally built in Yugoslavia in 1976, this nimble, ice-strengthened ship has become a passenger favourite over the years and underwent refurbishments in 1999 and 2002 with the most significant being in 2017. With the latest rounds of refurbishments guests will enjoy: A refreshed, contemporary new look and feel throughout the ship. The addition of six new twin cabins and three new suites. All existing cabins will be furnished with all new soft furnishings and brand new bathrooms. Main common areas such as the Lounge and Dining Room will be remodeled as well as the Bar. Major technical enhancements – include two new Rolls Royce engines, which will significantly increase fuel efficiency and minimized carbon footprint.
Ocean Endeavour is a comfortable, well-appointed small expedition ship expertly engineered to explore the Polar Regions. It features an ice-strengthened hull, Zodiacs for exploration and remote landings, generous deck space and advanced navigation equipment. The ship has many superb amenities including a nautical lounge, two restaurants, sundeck, and plenty of deck space for observation of polar landscapes, and lounges for learning and reflection. The ship’s interiors have a contemporary aesthetic that provides a bright and spacious feel to the cabins and common spaces. Endeavour is also the only polar adventure ship in Antarctica focused on health and wellness , and offers a contemporary approach to cuisine and newly-designed health and fitness features. Facilities include a spa serviced by organic spa provider VOYA, His & Hers saunas, a salt water pool, a gym, and a juice and smoothie bar. Complimentary activities include yoga and stretching classes, an exclusive Polar Photography program, the Scientists in Residence program, and more adventure activities than any other Quark vessel. The ship also has a polar library, and a Polar Boutique for gifts and any needed gear.
Your expedition ship Ocean Nova: Designed to carry travelers in comfort to the most remote corners of the world, Ocean Nova is a modern and comfortable vessel carrying just 78 passengers on our Arctic Voyages. Built in Denmark in 1992 to sail the ice-choked waters of Greenland, she delivers clean, crisp Scandinavian styling, and with an ice-strengthened hull she is ideally suited for expedition travel in the Polar Regions. The Ocean Nova features comfortable outside cabins, all with private facilities, including dedicated twin and triple cabins. In addition to a glass-enclosed observation lounge and presentation room, there is a spacious dining room, a bar, a library and an infirmary. In the dining room you are treated to delicious meals, and in the panorama lounge you can enjoy a drink with a breathtaking view of the surrounding polar landscape. This is where our on-board specialists entertain and conduct lectures on flora, fauna and history. Ocean Nova's triple cabins and some of the twin cabins on upper deck have upper and lower berths. All other cabins have two lower berths. In your cabin you also find a desk with a chair and ample storage space for clothes and equipment. There is a friendly and informal atmosphere on board. Passengers are welcome on the bridge around the clock and there is always something to see or search for from the spacious observation decks. Traveling with this small expedition ship offers an entirely different experience and perspective than you can get on a larger and more conventional cruise ship. We welcome you on board.
The M/V Ocean Nova is a modern and comfortable vessel. She was built in Denmark in 1992 to sail the ice-choked waters of Greenland, and her ice-strengthened hull is ideally suited for expedition travel in Antarctica. The M/V Ocean Nova has capacity for 68 passengers accommodated in comfortable outside cabins, all with private facilities, including dedicated single, twin and triple cabins. In addition to a glass-enclosed observation lounge and presentation room, a spacious dining room, a bar, a library and an infirmary. The ship has Zodiac boats that are well suited for disembarking and wildlife watching.
The vessel "Marina Svetaeva" will be re-flagged and renamed "Ortellius". As Plancius, Ortelius was a Dutch / Flemish cartographer. Abraham Ortelius (1527 – 1598) published the first modern world atlas, the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum or Theatre of the World in 1570. The ice-strengthened vessel “Ortelius” is an excellent vessel for Polar expedition cruises in the Arctic and Antarctica, providing possibilities to adventure remote locations such as the Ross Sea and Franz Josef Land. “Ortelius” was built in Gdynia, Poland in 1989, was named “Marina Svetaeva”, and served as a special purpose vessel for the Russian Academy of Science. The vessel has the highest Russian ice-class notation (UL1 equivalent to 1A) and is therefore very suitable to navigate in solid one-year sea ice and loose multi-year pack ice. ”Ortelius” offers a comfortable hotel standard, with two restaurants, a bar/lecture room and a sauna. She can accommodate 100 passengers, has plenty of open-deck spaces and a large accessible bridge. A considerable number of quadruple and twin cabins with shared facilities (toilet and showers to be shared in the corridors) offer attractive lower starting prices for our Polar voyages.
Discover a 3 masted sail cruiser which can accommodate up to 49 passengers in 25 cabins. The "Panorama" was launched in 1993 and was renovated in 2009. This state of the art sail cruiser has performed several Atlantic Ocean crossings and has sailed from the Seychelles to Monte Carlo and from the Black Sea to Tunis and offers the highest standard of accommodation and comfort safety.
Discover a 2 masted state of the art sail cruiser which can accommodate up to 49 passengers in 25 cabins. Panorama II was launched in 2004 offering the highest standard of accommodation and comfort safety. The public areas include a main lounge with deep pile carpet and comfortable sofas. The aft area at the Upper deck provides generous semi covered or sun exposed areas and some magnificent views. The restaurant area at the Lower deck is the perfect setting for any of your meals, with generous buffet space and seating, while the swimming platform enables you to swim when weather and anchorage conditions permit.
The twin-hulled Pegasus, built in 1990, completely refitted in 1997 and renovated in 2012, accommodates up to 44 guests in 21 cabins, in a relaxed and congenial atmosphere. On board you will enjoy magnificent sea views as you stroll our 2,550 square feet / 240 m2 of open deck. You can relax with friends in the handsomely appointed lounge, browse in the well-stocked library or enjoy ocean view dining in the convivial and spacious restaurant area. A platform on Pegasus stern enables you to swim when weather and anchorage conditions permit. We have also added for your relaxation a zen mini spa located on the Lower Deck, but massage services can also be provided on the Upper Deck.
Originally built in 1976 as an oceanographic research vessel for the Royal Dutch Navy M/v "Plancius" has been completely rebuilt as a 110-passenger vessel and complies with the latest SOLAS-regulations (Safety Of Life At Sea). M/v "Plancius" is classed by Lloyd's Register in London and flies the Dutch flag. M/v "Plancius" can accommodate 110 passengers in 53 passenger cabins with private toilet and shower in 4 triple private cabins, 39 twin private cabins (ca. 15 square meters) and 10 twin superior cabins (ca. 21 square meters). All cabins offer lower berths (either two single beds or one queen-size bed), except for the 4 triple cabins (bunk beds and 1 lower bed). The vessel offers a restaurant/lecture room on deck 3 and a spacious observation lounge (with bar) on deck 5 with large windows, offering full panorama view. M/v "Plancius" has large open deck spaces (with full walk-around possibilities on deck 3), giving excellent opportunities to enjoy the scenery and wildlife. She is furthermore equipped with 10 Mark V zodiacs, including 40 HP 4-stroke outboard engines and 2 gangways on starboard side, guaranteeing a swift zodiac operation. M/v "Plancius" is comfortable and nicely decorated, but is not a luxurious vessel. Our voyages in the Arctic and Antarctic regions are and will still be primarily defined by an exploratory educational travel programme, spending as much time ashore as possible. This vessel will fully meet our demands to achieve this. The vessel is equipped with a diesel-electric propulsion system which reduces the noise and vibration of the engines considerably. The 3 diesel engines generate 1.230 horse-power each, giving the vessel a speed of 10 - 12 knots. The vessel is ice-strengthened and was specially built for oceanographic voyages. M/v "Plancius" is manned by 17 nautical crew, 19 hotel staff (6 chefs, 1 hotel manager, 1 steward-barman and 11 stewards / cabin cleaners), 8 expedition staff (1 expedition leader and 7 guides-lecturers) and 1 doctor.
Polar Pioneer was commissioned in Finland in 1985 as an ice- strengthened research ship, designed for exploring polar waters. In 2001 she was refurbished to provide comfortable accommodation for 54 passengers. Her excellent reputation for polar expedition cruising is due to her strength, manoeuvrability and size. our highly experienced Russian captain and crew are among the best ice navigators in the world. The spacious bridge is always open to us and decks are ideal for viewing the dramatic polar landscapes and wildlife. Polar Pioneer¹s accommodation is simple, yet comfortable, and all cabins have outside portholes and ample storage space. Meals are wholesome, delicious and prepared by Western chefs, while Russian stewardesses attend the dining room. A small fleet of inflatable Zodiacs enables easy travel from ship to shore.
There are unparalleled views from almost every quarter of this stylish vessel. MS Polaylys was built in 1996, and she is the third ship in Hurtigruten to have this name. Polarlys is the Norwegian word for polar light, a name given to the special Arctic phenomenon we chase in our winter programme "Hunting the Light." MS Polarlys is a stylish ship, furnished with mahogany panelling, polished brass, and a choice selection of Norwegian contemporary art. Together with the extensive use of wood in the public areas, this has created a unique maritime atmosphere.
Katarina Line PREMIUM CATEGORY is the first generation of steel hull vessels, mostly with 18 or 19 double or twin fully air-conditioned spacious ensuite cabins (10 or 11 on deck, 8 lower deck). NOTE: Ship image shown is of Dalmatia.
Premium Superior are newly built steel hull vessels slightly smaller in length than our Deluxe vessels. Fully air conditioned spacious en-suite cabins (with double or twin beds, hairdryer, safety deposit box) NOTE: Ship image shown is of Dream.
Cruise the Galapagos in style aboard the G8, our modern luxury catamaran. Enjoy the luxury of cruising with personal attention with only 16 passengers onboard. The common areas include large comfortable outdoor spaces offering amazing views and a large dinning room and lounge that includes a bar. The G8 has 7 luxurious cabins all with floor to ceiling windows and include air condition and en suite bathrooms. The double sized suite includes a comfortable sitting room. Onboard you will be educated on the area by a Level III bilingual naturalist guide certified by the Galapagos National Park Authority and served top of the line international cuisine.
Raja Laut is a classic two-masted, gaff-rigged, wooden schooner. Built in 2006, her hull and rigging are based on the designs of European yachts and small trading ships of the 19th century. The Raja Laut is a magnificent gaff-topsail schooner built in the tradition of the 19th century Baltic traders. The 100 ft hull is entirely built of iron wood. Behind the classic lines is a modern luxury sailing yacht, equipped with a 300hp engine, watermaker, and the latest in navigation and satellite technology. The six cabins each have a rich timber interior, en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning, hot showers and electric toilets. With her beautiful cabins and her recreational equipment such as scuba diving facilities, Raja Laut has all one needs for the perfect escape at sea. Raja Laut has 6 double guest stateroom each with closet, table, mirror, ensuite washrooms and showers. 3 cabins have large queen-size beds and 3 have bunk beds. Minimum headroom in cabins is 2.05m going up to 2.15m Centrally located between the cabins below deck is the main saloon, which is an open-plan feature of the boat consisting of large settees in a U-shape configuration around a coffee table. On the wall is a 32" flat-screen TV with DVD-player and at the coffee table is an internet access point. Exactly midship is a flush, spacious open deck area suitable for setting a large dining table, perfect for al-fresco dining, with a canopy that can quickly be se tup for shade. In keeping with the Baltic trader tradition, there is a cargo hatch styled seating area at midship with a skylight providing light to the saloon below. Aft of midship is the main deck house with access on the port and starboard sides. Its dining area comprises two dinner tables, which can accommodate 12 diners in total. The galley is separated from the dining area by a breakfast bar and is equipped with modern a stove, a fridge/freezer and a microwave. The fully-equipped navigation and captain's area is located aft of the galley leading to the outside helm and poopdeck seating area above the transom. The captain has a separate air-conditioned cabin with toilet and shower.
MV Reef Endeavour is purpose-built for cruising the sheltered waters of reef environments. A small ship, she caters to no more than 150 passengers, ensuring every guest personal attention in comfortable surroundings. MV Reef Endeavour’s small size means she can negotiate remote reefs, islands and shallow bays where bigger ships just cannot go. Yet her innovative design provides many big ship extra comforts including swimming pool and spa pools, staterooms that open directly onto the outside deck, extensive timber-laid leisure decks and an embarkation platform with a lift from the water level to the main deck. The onboard guides and dive master will introduce you to the beauty of the islands and reefs. Four onboard reef vessels, including glass bottom boat, snorkelling and dive tenders, bring you as close as possible to the amazing world we travel.
S/V ‘Rembrandt Van Rijn’ was built as a herring lugger early last century. The vessel was rebuilt as a three-mast passenger sailing schooner in he Netherlands in 1994 and sailed in Spitsbergen (1994 – 1996) and in Galápagos (1998 - 2001). The vessel underwent a complete rebuilding and refurbishment program until 2011. The communication and navigation equipment has been completely renewed according to the latest SOLAS regulations. The Rembrandt van Rijn measures 56 meters in length (168 ft.), 7 meters in width and has a draft of 2,5 meters. The maximum speed on engines is 9 knots. It has an experienced crew of 7 persons on board including 2 tour guides. The ship is well suited for expedition cruising among small islands and offer good open deck viewing areas, also when under sail. The 2 inflatable rubber crafts (zodiacs) enable landing and wildlife viewing opportunities in otherwise inaccessible areas. Ice class: The s/v Rembrandt van Rijn has no ice class. During her refit, the bow of the vessel was enforced and is therefore suitable to sail in the Greenlandic waters.
Proudly bearing the name of the founder of Hurtigruten. MS Richard With is named after the founder of Hurtigruten, Captain Richard With. His establishment of the Norwegian Coastal Express back in 1893 had an enormous impact in life along the Norwegian coast. This ship was delivered to us in 1993, 100 years after our founder completed his first ever Hurtigruten voyage. On board there is beautiful art by the famous Harr family. The panorama lounges, Horisont and Syvstjernen, treat you to unforgettable views of the surrounding scenery. There are also Jacuzzis and eight junior suites on board.
In July 2018, Hurtigruten will add a brand new ship to its fleet: the MS Roald Amundsen. The state of the art vessel features new and environmentally sustainable hybrid technology that will reduce fuel consumption and show the world that hybrid propulsion on large ships is possible. MS Roald Amundsen is the first of two hybrid ships Hurtigruten will add to its fleet over the next few years, cutting emissions by sailing with electrical propulsion. Hybrid technology, combined with the advanced construction of the hull and effective use of electricity on board will reduce fuel consumption and CO2-emissions on the ships by 20 percent. The build of these two ships represents the largest single investment in the history of Hurtigruten. The future of shipping will be silent and emission free. MS Roald Amundsen will lead the way towards an even more sustainable way of traveling. Sailing on electrical power is not only a great benefit for the environment, but it will also enhance the impact of experiencing nature for the guests. The ship will be specially constructed for voyages in polar waters and serve as a comfortable basecamp at sea – bringing adventurers from all over the world to the most spectacular destinations in the most sustainable way.
The ambience aboard the 86-guest Safari Endeavour is casual elegance with a full menu of upscale amenities. Its new design is exquisitely appointed with features such as an intimate Wine Bar and spa area including two hot tubs, sauna, fitness equipment, yoga classes, and massage suite (complete with a complimentary massage.) The Safari Endeavour's three decks provide ample outside viewing opportunities and relaxing public spaces for gathering with new found friends. The EZ Dock launch platform makes launching a kayak or stand-up paddle board and boarding a skiff easy. Onboard adventure equipment includes kayaks and stand-up paddle boards; inflatable skiffs; hiking poles; yoga mats; and hydrophones for listening to below surface sounds. There are five stateroom categories aboard the Safari Endeavour: Master; Commander; Captain; Admiral; and Commodore Suite. Depending on the category, singles, doubles or triples can be accommodated.
The Safari Explorer, our flagship, is a 36-guest luxury yacht perfectly designed for "luxury in the pursuit of adventure." Features include an intimate Wine Library and spa area including a large on-deck hot tub (Alaska), sauna, fitness equipment, yoga classes, and a complimentary massage. Aboard the yacht, three public decks provide plenty of room for mingling, relaxing, and enjoying the fresh air. And a full-beam swim step makes for easy access in the water. Adventure equipment onboard includes kayaks and stand-up paddle boards; inflatable skiffs; hiking poles; fishing poles and tackle; yoga mats; and hydrophones for listening to below-surface sounds. There are six stateroom categories aboard the Safari Explorer: Single; Master; Commander; Captain; Admiral; and Commodore Suite. Depending on the stateroom, singles, doubles or triples can be accommodated.
Currently undergoing extensive renovations, the 64-guest Safari Voyager offers personal comforts, included amenities, exclusivity, and luxury accommodations. Guests will enjoy breathtaking views from four public decks and a window-lined lounge offering an uncompromised 270 degree view with comfortable seating for all 64 guests. Other features of the yacht include an elegant dining room and library. Generously-sized staterooms feature wide panoramic windows; individually controlled air conditioning; generous storage and closet space; and large private bath with shower. There are six stateroom categories aboard the Safari Voyager: Single; Master; Commander; Captain; Admiral; and Jr. Commodore Suite. Depending on the category, singles, doubles, or triples can be accommodated. Common to all staterooms are: iPod docking station and view windows.
Sea Cloud is a ship with a soul, imbued by the original owners, Marjorie Merriweather Post and her husband E.F. Hutton in the 1930’s. The ship has played host to royalty, known service in wartime, and sailed the world over. She is a vessel of incomparable grace that harks back to the golden age of ship travel. Once you’ve been on Sea Cloud under full sail, you’ll begin your own love affair. Sea Cloud accommodates 58 guests in 28 outside cabins, including two original owner’s suites that still feature original marble baths and fireplaces. At 360 feet she is an expansive ship with extensive public spaces on the top deck, where we luxuriate in deck chairs and watch the crew of 18 go aloft in the web of riggings to hand-set her 30 sails. Her dining room is hung with marine oil paintings of the period and accommodates all guests at once for a single seating. We’ll gather in the lounge each evening for Recap. Life aboard is a uniquely pleasing mix of elegance and informality—a return to the golden age of sailing in shorts and deck shoes. You’ll find all shipboard services impeccable. Experience something many people don’t know exists in the 21st-century—the romance of life under square sails. Discover the thrill of standing on deck as Sea Cloud gently glides through the water, her crew aloft in the riggings, running out and reefing sails. Settle in to your favorite areas on the top deck and bask in the incomparable experience of traveling aboard the finest tall ship to ever sail the seas. Lose yourself in an adventure that, in this day and age, is almost unimaginable.
Silversea’s purpose-built Silver Explorer expedition ship (formerly the Prince Albert II) has been designed specifically for navigating waters in some of the world’s most remote destinations, including both of earth’s polar regions. A strengthened hull with a Lloyd’s Register ice-class notation (1A) for passenger vessels enables Silver Explorer to safely push through ice floes with ease. A fleet of Zodiac boats allows Silversea Expedition guests to visit even the most off-the-beaten path locations and an expert Expedition Team provides insight and understanding to each unforgettable Silver Explorer cruise adventure. Onboard, savour a convivial cosmopolitan ambience and many special amenities usually found only on larger ships, including a spacious Library with an Internet Café, boutique shopping, a full-service spa, beauty salon, fitness centre, sauna and two top-deck whirlpools. Prince Albert II even features live evening entertainment and The Humidor, where connoisseurs can enjoy the finest cigars and cognacs — diversions offered by no other expedition ship.
With sleek lines and a proven skill for navigating the waterways throughout the Galápagos Islands, Silver Galapagos is naturally suited for in-depth explorations of this spectacular region. She offers all the intimate conviviality and elegant sophistication that has made Silversea the preferred choice for today's discerning travellers. All accommodations are ocean-view suites, most feature private balconies - and all offer the personalised services of a professional butler. Relax completely and leave the unpacking to your butler as you sail away on your unforgettable adventure. Like-minded guests from across the globe are your travelling companions, and the intimate ambience is much like a country club where conversations flow as easily as the complimentary drinks.
The 65' steel motor-vessel SNOW GOOSE was built in Alaska in 1973 as a private yacht. Ideal for research and education programs, she sleeps 12 passengers in 6 private cabins (double occupancy), with 3 heads and two showers. The main deck features a spacious, airy salon, natural history library, galley and dining area. Large windows provide great viewing on all sides with easy access to the deck. The upper bridge deck provides a good vantage point for spotting wildlife and comfortable seating for passengers who wish to get involved with the navigation of the ship. "Snow Goose" is a US Coast Guard certified passenger vessel. PLEASE SEE CRUISELINE INFORMATION FOR IMPORTANT DETAIL ON INCLUSIONS AND WHAT TO BRING
Solway Lass is one of Australia's most famous Tall Ships Built in Martenshoek Holland in 1902 and first registered in Hamburg Germany. Solway Lass was Sydney's Tall Ship from 1985 until 1999 sailing up and down Sydney Harbour twice a day. In 1999 Solway Lass was purchased by Australian Tall Ship Cruises of Airlie Beach and today Solway Lass is maintained in beautiful condition and provides cruises of the Whitsunday Islands. The large decks on Solway Lass provide our guests with plenty of room to move about and for those who would like a "Hands on" sailing trip, our guests are invited to join in hoisting the sails and having a turn sailing Solway Lass. Guests who prefer to just find their own deckspace to sunbath, relax and take in the magnificent views of the Whitsunday Islands, as you sail by Whitehaven Beach, Hayman Island, Hook Island, Hill Inlet and Nara Inlet. One thing's for sure, people sailing on other vessels in the Whitsundays will be taking photos of Solway Lass as she sails by with square sails, jibs and mainsails set. Then at the end of the day, enjoy a cocktail or icy cold drink from the Bar and watch the sunset over the Whitsundays.
The Spirit of Enderby is a fully ice-strengthened expedition vessel, built in 1984 for polar and oceanographic research and is perfect for Expedition Travel. She carries just 50 passengers and was refurbished in November 2009 to provide comfortable accommodation in twin share cabins approximately half of which have private facilities. All cabins have outside windows or portholes and ample storage space. On board there is a combined bar/library lounge area and a dedicated lecture room. The cuisine is excellent and is prepared by top NZ and Australian chefs. The real focus and emphasis of every expedition is getting you ashore as often as possible for as long as possible with maximum safety and comfort. Our Expeditions are accompanied by some of the most experienced naturalists and guides, who have devoted a lifetime to field research in the areas that we visit. The ship is crewed by a very enthusiastic and most experienced Russian Captain and crew. The name Spirit of Enderby honours the work and the vision of the Enderby Brothers of London. The Enderby Captains were at the forefront of Antarctic exploration for almost 40 years in the early 1800's. It also celebrates Enderby Island, arguably the greatest Subantarctic Island in the world.
Our new vessel will be starting her operation on the Norwegian coast from May 2016, sailing parallel to our Classic ship MS Lofoten. She will follow the same departure dates as MS Lofoten and call at all regular coastal route ports at daytime. The ports that Hurtigruten usually call to at night will be excluded from the new vessel’s sailing plan, leaving her time to instead spend a few more hours in selected ports at daytime. The ship is modern and environmentally friendly, and we will make further improvements in order to reduce emissions and fuel consumption. She will also be equipped and adapted for sailings in polar waters. The new ship's maneuverability and optimal size makes her very suitable for the operations we are performing today along the coast of Norwegian, and will bring Hurtigruten`s guests even closer to amazing nature experiences. TILLBERG DESIGN of SWEDEN - the world's leading company within marine architecture and interior design is responsible for the interior re-furbishment.
Newly refurbished in 2013, the ambience aboard the 88-guest S.S. Legacy emulates an early steamer with carved wooden cabinetry, and a Grand Salon complete with a full bar and old-world charm. Exquisitely appointed with period decor, it features an intimate Wine Bar and library, hot tub, sauna, fitness equipment, yoga classes, and massage suite (complete with a complimentary massage.) The S.S. Legacy's four decks provide ample outside viewing opportunities and relaxing public spaces for gathering with new found friends. There are six stateroom categories aboard the S.S. Legacy: Master; Commander; Captain; Admiral; and Junior Commodore Suite, and Owner's Suite. Depending on the category, singles, doubles, triples, or quadruples can be accommodated. There are six stateroom categories aboard the Safari Legacy: Master; Commander; Captain; Admiral; and Junior Commodore Suite, and Owner's Suite. Depending on the category, singles, doubles, triples, or quadruples can be accommodated.
The Stella Australis is a luxurious, awe-inspiring cruise ship. The ship, which was constructed in 2010, consists of 100 total cabins and can hold up to 210 passengers. You won’t even miss working out on your Patagonia vacation as the ship contains a gym for passengers. The Stella Australis offers tourists a relaxed stay, while providing breathtaking sights from the decks.For the best in Chile travel choose Australis to reach all of Patagonia’s fabulous venues, attractions, and expeditions. Indulge in first class Chile Travel onboard the Stella Australis. When you travel with us you have to opportunity to relax on a spacious cruise ship, with a beautiful atmosphere, and fine dining. Before you embark on your Patagonia adventure enjoy the comfort of luxury cabins that provide you with incredible ocean views and lavish decor. Wine and dine, mix and mingle, and enjoy our fabulous entertainment on your Patagonia vacation.
The Best Way to See Sydney. Discover the grace and magic of Sydney Harbour, a stunning and unique destination. Our Harbour Dining Cruises offer the ultimate dining experience on Sydney Harbour, while our Sightseeing Cruises show you the best of what Sydney has to offer. By day, Sydney exudes a bustling artisan atmosphere of al fresco cafes, outdoor pubs, friendly locals, and a colourful history. By moonlight, Sydney offers romantic nights of elegant dining amid the stunning views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, followed by supreme entertainment at the internationally renown Sydney Opera House. Our entire fleet is available for charter so that you can experience all that Sydney has to offer in style. Captain Cook Cruises offers a range of New Years Eve dining packages on Sydney Harbour. Contact email@example.com
With two hulls instead of one, catamarans offer a unique twist on the traditional cruise experience. Our 82-footers handle like yachts (as you’ll find out should you opt to take over for the skipper for a spell), and with just 14 passengers spread across ample lounging-about space, they offer a comfortable and intimate way to travel. With a fully-licensed skipper, cook and a dedicated CEO, we’ve got you covered. A three-person crew with dedicated roles means that each member has the time and freedom to do what they do best. In your CEO’s case, that’s making your trip the best it can be. Thai takeout at home is great. Thai takeout prepared by a skilled chef and savoured on the deck of a catamaran in the glorious waters of Thailand itself? Yeah, that’s something else. Using fresh ingredients, your personal chef will whip up delicious feasts for you every day while you work up an appetite exploring the islands. Thailand is a pretty popular place, which is a polite way of saying it can get a little crowded. Our catamaran sailing program is the best of its kind in Thailand, and offers a great way to intimately explore secluded bays and out-of-the-way islands far away from the madding crowds.
Traditional wooden ships, cabins with private shower/toilet, mostly bunk beds, air-conditioned salon. NOTE:Ship image shown is of Lopar.
A magnificent ship deservedly bearing the name of one of the most dramatic sights on the voyage. The ship is named after the famous Trollfjord, situated between the Vesterålen and the Lofoten Islands. Trollfjord is one of the highlights of the voyage south, and is famous locally for "The battle of the Trollfjord" which took place here in the winter of 1890. The ship has a comfortable interior, with an extensive use of Norwegian wood and stone. MS Trollfjord's maiden voyage was in 2002 and she is one of the newest ships in the Hurtigruten fleet. Being MS Midnatsol's sister ship, they share many of the same characteristics, such as the beautiful panorama lounge and suites. On board the ship you will discover original paintings by the Lofoten artist Kaare Espolin Johnsen, paintings that were originally on board the old Hurtigruten ship MS Harald Jarl.
The TRUE NORTH allows discerning adventurers to experience wilderness in surroundings more akin to one of the world’s most exclusive hotels! Guests are able to take advantage of a number of lavish vantage points including a sundeck, a forward observation lounge, a ship’s lounge and an alfresco bar. The ship’s naturalist presents interpretative information on plasma screens and, an internet café enables convenient communication with the outside world. A popular venue on any True North cruise, the lower deck dining room offers the ultimate in comfort and uninterrupted vista – large panoramic windows ensure that guests never miss any of the action, even when they are enjoying the ‘finest in fine dining’. All cabins feature stylish décor, en-suite facilities, in-house entertainment and satellite telephones. The Explorer Class staterooms and the River Class cabins offer king size beds that can be converted to singles and the Ocean Class twins feature roomy single beds. Multiple adventure boats provide guests with greater opportunity to do “what they want, when they want” and, to add yet another dimension to adventure, most cruise options feature an onboard helicopter!The purpose built TRUE NORTH is able to explore the upper reaches of shallow river systems – guests need only step out of their cabins to experience wilderness and, the latest in computer controlled motion stabilizers ensures a comfortable ride.
When it comes to beautiful coastlines and natural geographic wonders, it's hard to beat the Turkish Rivera. Discover tiny villages along the Turkish coastline, secluded islands and deserted beaches, swim in clear turquoise waters, learn to sail on a state-of-the-art catamaran. Living aboard our state-of-the-art catamaran means you'll never have to go without.
Originally built for the United States agency NOAA (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration), the USHUAIA has been refurbished to accommodate a maximum of 84 passengers in 41 comfortable twin cabins and suites. The ice-strengthened polar vessel USHUAIA is very well appointed and provides ample deck space and an open bridge policy. The full complement of inflatable landing craft ensures superb landings and wildlife viewing opportunities on the otherwise inaccessible coastline (weather dependent). All cabins include a desk and ample storage space. Public areas feature a large dining room (one sitting), an observation lounge and bar, a conference room with modern multimedia equipment, a well-stocked library, a changing room and a small infirmary. Our expert captain, officers and crew are highly experienced in Antarctic navigation and have a great love of nature. We provide a specialist team of international expedition leaders and lecturers, all extremely knowledgeable, enthusiastic, helpful and dedicated to the protection of the environment. Our chefs prepare excellent cuisine including many local specialties and the bar is well-stocked with carefully selected wines and spirits.
The new build 68m/223ft state of the art Mega Yacht accommodates just 72 passengers in 36 cabins. Built under the latest International “Safety of Life At Sea” (SOLAS 2010) regulations and classified by RINA, the Variety Voyager guarantees guests safety with incomparable comfort and elegance. The Variety Voyager seduces her passengers with her sleek lines and ample deck space, very much what one expects from a millionaire’s super yacht. Inside, cabins and public areas are finished with warm fabrics, rich marbles, axminster carpeting and soft tones wood panelling.Everywhere, unobstructed views of the ocean and of the ports visited. And above all, the professional service of a crew of 30, always with a smile and a true desire to satisfy.
Ventus Australis, our newest ship currently under construction, will join the Australis fleet during the 2017-2018 season and will be available for scheduled departures as of January 02, 2018.
Vesterålen was the name of the first coastal ship and is carried proudly by her modern counterpart. MS Vesterålen was built in 1983 and is named after the first Hurtigruten ship to sail in 1893, DS Vesterålen. Vesterålen is also the name of the area in which Hurtigruten's first home port, Stokmarknes, is situated. Vesterålen lies just north of Lofoten and is home to some of the most beautiful scenery of the coastal voyage. The ship is one of the smallest ships in the fleet. She was upgraded both in 1988 and 1995, and is characterised by her bright, cheerful public areas and lounges. Throughout your voyage you will enjoy views from the panorama lounge and notice the extensive art collection on board. With the limited passenger capacity, a voyage on MS Vesterålen is truly something special.
She can be pompous at times but her coquettishness will melt any heart. Heritage Line’s family of boutique cruise ships includes “Three Sisters” in Halong Bay, the youngest of whom is the coquettish Violet. The Violet is named after the beautiful Violet Chirita, a delicate purple-flowered plant that grows nowhere else but on the rocky slopes of Halong Bay. Like her namesake, The Violet is small and exquisite. With just six luxurious cabins, the Violet gives visitors an exclusive look at the wonders of Halong Bay. In this small yet luxurious craft, visitors can appreciate the bay’s massive scale, the boat’s red sails dwarfed by the bay’s towering limestone islands. Built to resemble a traditional Asian junk, the wood-clad Violet features gleaming wooden floors, opulent silks and velvets, and cabins with floor-to-ceiling windows that frame the breathtaking views. Guests will find all the amenities they would expect in a larger vessel, including a gym and sauna, a spa with unrivaled views, a restaurant and a lounge, and a rooftop Sundeck. For an intimate experience of Halong Bay, there is nothing to compare to the lovely Violet.
The newly renovated 76-guest Wilderness Explorer is equipped for action, adventure, and exploration. As with our other “Expedition Vessels”, its interior complements the outside and public and private spaces are loaded with amenities. The ship offers a main lounge featuring a Douglas fir bar top, dining room, and ample space on deck for taking in the great outdoors. Three accessible decks are fully equipped for comfort and action. Guests enjoy over-the-top views from the bow or from under-the-stars in the hot tub (Alaska); on-deck sauna and fitness equipment; and the EZ Dock launch platform makes getting in the water a cinch, even for a novice. Onboard are kayaks; stand-up paddle boards; inflatable skiffs; hiking poles; yoga mats; hydrophone for listening below-surface; and a bow-mounted underwater camera pipes the action to the lounge and to your cabin TV.
Distinct and comfortable, refined and roomy—these attributes and more describe World Explorer. Not only will it be among our fastest ships, it will also be one of our finest, with six tiers of deluxe accommodation. The personal space is exceptional. Every cabin has either a private walk-out or Juliet balcony for direct ocean views. World Explorer also delivers plenty of public areas to unwind in after a day outdoors, including the glass-domed Observation Lounge for quiet contemplation and full skyline views, the Explorer Lounge for a drink and a chat, and the library for more intimate relaxing and reading. Presentations and discussions are facilitated in a dedicated lecture theatre. Health and wellness facilities feature an outdoor running track, a small gym and a sauna, plus a spa with change rooms, showers and lockers. For the active adventurers, add-ons include kayaking, camping and stand-up paddleboarding. Blending high design with total functionality, World Explorer is all set to be your home away from home on the seas.
When it comes to our stellar fleet of Galápagos vessels, the Xavier III is made for both great value and great service. Imagine all the luxury of fresh gourmet food, daily excursions to explore the islands, and picturesque views of the area from the top deck – all this with an unbelievable price to boot. Get on board!
Yolita is the newly renovated addition to our Galápagos fleet, and she’s more than just a pretty name. This attractive 16-passenger ship boasts surprisingly spacious cabins for its size, and the large upper deck allows you to soak up as much of the Ecuadorian sun as you need. Boat layout: Large aft porch with couches and lounge chairs. An elegant dining room, lounge and bar for meals and briefings. Observation deck boasts outstanding sightlines. Crew: With seven dedicated G Adventures crew members and one CEO Naturalist Guide familiar with the local flora and fauna and certified by the Galápagos National Park Service, there’s always someone available to answer your questions. Amenities Snorkelling equipment, wetsuits, and beach towels are included at no extra charge. Comprehensive breakfast and gourmet Ecuadorian and international cuisine is prepared fresh daily, and all meals on board are included.