World Explorer

 The 413 feet / 126 meter, ice-strengthened MV World Explorer was built in 2019 in Portugal, and carries 172 travelers (140 for fly/cruise itineraries). She is described as distinct and comfortable, refined and roomy, with deluxe all-suite/all balcony accommodations. She is registered in Portugal, has two state-of-the-art Rolls Royce 9,000 kw hybrid diesel/electric engines, which significantly reduce its environmental impact on the Polar Regions, and has an Ice-Class 1B rating. Additionally... READ MORE >>
Itinerary
Itinerary (Antarctica Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent)
DAY 1: Arrive Ushuaia, Argentina
DAY 2: Ushuaia - Embark
DAY 3 - 4: Drake Passage
DAY 4 - 8: South Shetland Islands & Antarctic Peninsula
DAY 9 - 10: Drake Passage
DAY 11: Ushuaia - Disembark

Itinerary (South Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula: Penguin Safari )
DAY 1: Arrive Ushuaia, Argentina
DAY 2: Ushuaia - Embark
DAY 3 - 6: At Sea
Day 7 - 8: South Georgia
DAY 9 - 10: At Sea
DAY 11 - 13: Antarctica Peninsula
DAY 14 - 15: Drake Passage
DAY 16: Ushuaia - Disembark

Itinerary (Solar Eclipse: South Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula )
DAY 1: Arrive Ushuaia, Argentina
DAY 2: Ushuaia - Embark
DAY 3 - 4: Drake Passage
DAY 5 - 7: Antarctic Peninsula
DAY 8 - 9: At Sea
DAY 10: Solar Eclipse
DAY 11 - 12: South Georgia
DAY 13 - 16: At Sea
DAY 17: Ushuaia - Disembark

Itinerary (Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake Passage)
DAY 1: Arrive Punta Arenas. Chile
DAY 2: Punta Arenas - King George Island - Embark
DAY 3 - 6: Antarctic Peninsula - South Shetland Islands
DAY 7: Disembark - King George Island - Punta Arenas, Chile
DAY 8: Depart Punta Arenas - Santiago
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Itinerary (Antarctica Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent)
DAY 1: Arrive Ushuaia, Argentina
DAY 2: Ushuaia - Embark
DAY 3 - 4: Drake Passage
DAY 4 - 8: South Shetland Islands & Antarctic Peninsula
DAY 9 - 10: Drake Passage
DAY 11: Ushuaia - Disembark
Itinerary (South Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula: Penguin Safari )
DAY 1: Arrive Ushuaia, Argentina
DAY 2: Ushuaia - Embark
DAY 3 - 6: At Sea
Day 7 - 8: South Georgia
DAY 9 - 10: At Sea
DAY 11 - 13: Antarctica Peninsula
DAY 14 - 15: Drake Passage
DAY 16: Ushuaia - Disembark
Itinerary (Solar Eclipse: South Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula )
DAY 1: Arrive Ushuaia, Argentina
DAY 2: Ushuaia - Embark
DAY 3 - 4: Drake Passage
DAY 5 - 7: Antarctic Peninsula
DAY 8 - 9: At Sea
DAY 10: Solar Eclipse
DAY 11 - 12: South Georgia
DAY 13 - 16: At Sea
DAY 17: Ushuaia - Disembark
Itinerary (Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake Passage)
DAY 1: Arrive Punta Arenas. Chile
DAY 2: Punta Arenas - King George Island - Embark
DAY 3 - 6: Antarctic Peninsula - South Shetland Islands
DAY 7: Disembark - King George Island - Punta Arenas, Chile
DAY 8: Depart Punta Arenas - Santiago

Antarctica Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent

Pricing

Price Range Per Person (Triple to Owner's Suite):  

11 Day Expedition $9,995 - $21,495 per person

-Please inquire for single supplement pricing. A solo traveler willing to share a cabin with another passenger (or passengers) of the same gender can avoid the single supplement. 
-Contact us for details on optional activities available on your particular departure.

Included in tour cost
Excluded from tour cost

South Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula: Penguin Safari

Pricing
Price Range Per Person (Triple to Owner's Suite):  

16 Day Expedition $15,995 - $29,495 per person

-Please inquire for single supplement pricing. A solo traveler willing to share a cabin with another passenger (or passengers) of the same gender can avoid the single supplement. 
-Contact us for details on optional activities available on your particular departure.
Included in tour cost
Excluded from tour cost

Solar Eclipse: South Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula

Pricing
Price Range Per Person (Triple to Owner's Suite):  

17 Day Expedition $16,995 - $31,995 per person

-Please inquire for single supplement pricing. A solo traveler willing to share a cabin with another passenger (or passengers) of the same gender can avoid the single supplement. 
-Contact us for details on optional activities available on your particular departure.
Included in tour cost
Excluded from tour cost

Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake Passage

Pricing
Price Range Per Person (Triple to Owner's Suite):  

8 Day Expedition $12,995 - $24,495 per person

- Pre & post Antarctica flight hotel nights included. 
-Please inquire for single supplement pricing. A solo traveler willing to share a cabin with another passenger (or passengers) of the same gender can avoid the single supplement. 
-Contact us for details on optional activities available on your particular departure.
Included in tour cost
Excluded from tour cost

Antarctica Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent

Trip Dates
Availability changes constantly on Antarctica cruises. Please contact us for the most up-to-date availability and pricing.
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 to Saturday, November 13, 2021
Sunday, December 19, 2021 to Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Friday, January 7, 2022 to Monday, January 17, 2022
Sunday, January 16, 2022 to Wednesday, January 26, 2022

South Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula: Penguin Safari

Trip Dates
Availability changes constantly on Antarctica cruises. Please contact us for the most up-to-date availability and pricing.
Friday, November 12, 2021 to Saturday, November 27, 2021
Saturday, February 12, 2022 to Sunday, February 27, 2022

Solar Eclipse: South Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula

Trip Dates
Availability changes constantly on Antarctica cruises. Please contact us for the most up-to-date availability and pricing.
Friday, November 26, 2021 to Sunday, December 12, 2021

Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake Passage

Trip Dates
Availability changes constantly on Antarctica cruises. Please contact us for the most up-to-date availability and pricing.
Tuesday, March 1, 2022 to Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Sunday, March 6, 2022 to Sunday, March 13, 2022
Friday, March 11, 2022 to Friday, March 18, 2022

One Day

Multi-Day

Cabins

The MV World Explorer offers 86 cabins in six deluxe exterior cabin categories ranging from French Balconie Suites to Veranda Suites. 

DECK 5 & 6
 
  • TRIPLE VERANDA SUITE: approximately 242 sq. ft. (22.5 sq. m) and a 55 sq. ft. (5 sq. m) walk-out balcony one double or two single beds, separate combo sitting area/bedroom with a sofa bed and additional closet is around the corner, refrigerator, TV, state of the art “infotainment” system, and private bathroom with shower. (Deck 6)
  • VERANDA SUITE: Approximately 215 sq. ft. (20 sq. m) and a 55 sq. ft. (5 sq. m) balcony, one double or two single beds, separate sitting area with sofa, refrigerator, TV, state of the art “infotainment” system, and private bathroom with shower. (Deck 5 & 6)
  • INFINITY FRENCH BALCONY SUITE: Approximately 270 sq. ft. (25 sq. m), one double or two single beds, floor-to-ceiling glass French balcony, sitting area with sofa, refrigerator, TV, state of the art “infotainment” system, and private bathroom with shower. (Deck 5 & 6)
  • SUPERIOR VERANDA SUITE: Approximately 278 sq. ft. (26 sq. m) and a 110 sq. ft. (10 sq. m) walk-out balcony with access from sitting room and bedroom, one double or two single beds, separate sitting area has sofa, walk-in closet, refrigerator, TV, state of the art “infotainment” system, and private bathroom with shower. (Deck 5 & 6)
  • DELUXE VERANDA SUITE: Approximately 334 sq. ft. (31 sq. m) and a 110 sq. ft. (10 sq. m) walk-out balcony with access from sitting room and bedroom, one double or two single beds, separate sitting area with sofa, double closets, refrigerator, TV, state of the art “infotainment” system, and private bathroom with shower. (Deck 5)
  • OWNER’S VERANDA SUITE: Approximately 355 sq. ft. (33 sq. m) and a 110 sq. ft. (10 sq. m) walk-out balcony with access from sitting room and bedroom, one double or two single beds, separate sitting area with sofa, refrigerator, TV, state of the art “infotainment” system, and private bathroom with shower, dual vanity, and bathtub. (Deck 5 & 6)

VIEW DECK PLAN - HERE

Boat Details

Amenities:
World Explorer delivers plenty of public areas including the glass-domed Observation Lounge for panoramic skyline views, a spacious observation deck, the Explorer Lounge, library and Polar Boutique. Presentations and discussions are facilitated in a dedicated lecture theater. Health and wellness facilities feature an outdoor track, a small gym and a sauna, swimming pool and spa with changing rooms, showers and lockers. Ship-to-shore satellite communications include email and wireless Internet access (additional charge).
For the active adventurers, add-ons include kayaking, camping and stand-up paddle boarding are offered on most expeditions.
 
Ship Services:
New and environmentally sustainable hybrid technology and two state-of-the-art Rolls-Royce 9,000 kw hybrid diesel/electric engines and generators, the ship also boasts reduced fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. She has a staff/crew of 125 and 15-18 Zodiacs for concurrent shore/zodiac excursions.

Deck Plan (click for enlargement)
antarctica travelMarisa, we've been back a week and I'm writing to say how wonderful our trip was. Thanks you for all your guidance and planning. Buenos Aires was so interesting. Our tour guide, Alejandro, was top notch-- and very funny. The hotel was in a good location and the all-day tour in Ushuaia was memorable. The ship was well-run and the food was both interesting and plentiful. The crew was professional. The expedition leaders were kind, enthusiastic and very knowledgeable.  I can't give you credit for the fantastic weather and incredible scenery but it was an amazing trip. Thank you. - Susan Ogden/Rose Marie Wilson (Akademik Ioffe) 


The trip was fantastic of course! South Georgia is an amazing place! After docking at Ushuaia, the driver was waiting there on the pier and coordinated well with the ship and the port officials, provided me with useful materials and delivered me to the Alto Andino. I liked the Alto Andino. It was quiet, clean and has a nice secure luggage store, which I used when I arrived, as it was too early to check in. They did let me check in early, shortly after lunch, when a room became available. And, when I came back to the hotel after dinner with friends, there was a message from my driver about the pickup time for departing to the airport. The transfer at BA went without a hitch, nice driver and nice car, and being Saturday, light traffic as well! Anyway, thank you! Your planning and support is greatly appreciate and I will be sure to let my friends know about your great company! - Philip H. Walters (South Georgia In Depth onboard Akademik Sergey Vavilov)

Carrie and Jonathan, we arrived back from Antarctica over the weekend.   I just wanted to thank both of you for arranging such an outstanding trip!  The guides, hotels, and logistics were all excellent—and we thoroughly enjoyed it all.  Fortunately, despite my foot injury, I was able to fully partake in all the sightseeing and activities and didn’t feel that I had to curtail anything I wanted to do.  We’ll be sure to contact you for future trips in South America.  - Nancy Voye (Antarctic Peninsula onboard NG Explorer)

Carrie and Justin, I just wanted to send the two of you a message to thank you for all your help putting together our trip to the Antarctic.  The trip was absolutely fantastic – definitely the best trip we have ever taken! I would strongly recommend the Akademik Ioffe team to anyone that asks. The places we visited and the excursions we were able to participate in were definitely first-rate, and I would credit the staff for making this happen.  They selected great places to visit, and really made each zodiac or on-shore excursion a special experience. The Antarctic is just mind-blowing.  We did get south of the Circle – which sounds like it was a bit of an accomplishment – and had really great weather for the entire trip.  So again, thanks for making a totally fabulous trip a reality for us. -Ron & Bonnie Milzer (Antarctic Circle Voyage onboard Akademik Ioffe)