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  • World Explorer

  • World Explorer

  • World Explorer

  • World Explorer

  • World Explorer

  • World Explorer

World Explorer: A new, recently launched, modern and comfortable expedition ship

Days: 8-20 | From: $8,995/per person

The World Explorer is distinct and comfortable, refined and roomy. Not only is it among one of the fastest ships approaching Antarctica but it will also be one of the 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 theater.

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Vessel Information

Accommodations

Triple: Located on Deck 6, and approximately 242 sq. ft. (22.5 sq. m) in size, these cabins have one double or two single beds, and a 55 sq. ft. (5 sq. m) walk-out balcony. A separate combo sitting area/bedroom with a sofa bed and additional closet, refrigerator, TV, state of the art “infotainment” system, and private bathroom with shower is also featured in each cabin.

Infinity Suite: Located on Decks 5 and 6, and approximately 270 sq. ft. (25 sq. m) in size, these cabins have one double or two single beds, and a floor-to-ceiling glass Juliet balcony. A sitting area with sofa, refrigerator, TV, state of the art “infotainment” system, and private bathroom with shower is also featured in each cabin.

Veranda Suite: Located on Decks 5 and 6, and approximately 215 sq. ft. (20 sq. m) in size, these cabins have one double or two single beds, and a 55 sq. ft. (5 sq. m) walk-out balcony. A sitting area with sofa, refrigerator, TV, state of the art “infotainment” system, and private bathroom with shower is also featured in each cabin.

Superior Suite: Located on Decks 5 and 6, and approximately 278 sq. ft. (26 sq. m) in size, these cabins have one double or two single beds, and a 110 sq. ft. (10 sq. m) walk-out balcony with access from sitting room and bedroom. A separate sitting area with sofa, walk-in closet, refrigerator, TV, state of the art “infotainment” system, and private bathroom with shower is also featured in each cabin.

Deluxe Suite: Located on Deck 5, and approximately 334 sq. ft. (31 sq. m) in size, these cabins have one double or two single beds, and a 110 sq. ft. (10 sq. m) walk-out balcony with access from sitting room and bedroom. A separate sitting area with sofa, his & hers closets, refrigerator, TV, state of the art “infotainment” system, and private bathroom with shower and his & hers sinks is also featured in each cabin.

Owner's Suite: Located on Decks 5 and 6, and approximately 355 sq. ft. (33 sq. m) in size, these cabins have one double or two single beds, and a 110 sq. ft. (10 sq. m) walk-out balcony with access from sitting room and bedroom. A separate sitting area with sofa, refrigerator, TV, state of the art “infotainment” system, and private bathroom with shower, his & hers sinks, and bathtub is also featured in each cabin.


Vessel Specifications

Staff & Crew: 125
Guests: 176
Length: 413 feet (126 meters)
Breadth: 62 feet (19 meters)
Draft: 15 feet (4.7 meters)
Propulsion: 2 x Rolls Royce 9,000 kw hybrid diesel/electric
Ice Class: 1B
Cruising speed: 16 knots in open water
Registered: Portugal
Lifeboats: 2 fully enclosed

Itineraries & Pricing

Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent (11 or 12 days)

Day 1
Buenos Aires or Ushuaia, Argentina

Day 2
Ushuaia, Argentina and Embarkation

Days 3 and 4
Crossing the Drake Passage

Days 5 to 8 (or 5 to 9 for 12 day itinerary)
South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula

Days 9 and 10
Crossing the Drake Passage

Day 11
Disembarkation in Ushuaia

*Enjoy special photography workshops and lectures, and then practice what you’ve learned alongside professional photographers on your shore excursions and Zodiac cruises.

Falklands, South Georgia, and Antarctica: Explorers and Kings (20 days)

Day 1
Buenos Aires or Ushuaia, Argentina

Day 2
Ushuaia, Argentina and Embarkation

Day 3
At Sea

Days 4 & 5
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

Days 6 & 7
At Sea

Days 8 to 11
South Georgia

Days 12 & 13
At Sea

Days 14 to 17
South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula

Days 18 and 19
Crossing the Drake Passage

Day 20
Disembarkation in Ushuaia

Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle (11 days)

Day 1
Santiago or Punta Arenas, Chile

Day 2
Punta Arenas, Chile and Embarkation

Days 3 to 5
Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands

Days 6 and 7
The Antarctic Circle

Days 8 and 9
Northbound Along the Peninsula

Day 10
Disembarkation and Fly to Punta Arenas

Day 11
Depart Punta Arenas

Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake (8 days)

Day 1
Santiago or Punta Arenas, Chile

Day 2
Punta Arenas, Chile and Embarkation

Days 3 to 6
Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands

Day 7
Disembarkation and Fly to Punta Arenas

Day 8
Depart Punta Arenas

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Displayed itineraries are just summaries. Our travel specialists will help you select the best cruise based on your interests, timing and budget.

Pricing

Pricing varies based on departure date, trip length, and cabin type. Listed pricing is per person, based on double occupancy (unless otherwise noted) and subject to change. Please contact us for current pricing and availability.

Included: One night pre-expedition hotel accommodation with breakfast, all meals on board, guides & activities

Not included: International airfare, domestic airfare, Antarctica airfare (for air-cruises), gratuities, adventure activities such as sea kayaking or camping

2020-2021 Season

DatesItineraryDaysTripleInfinity SuiteVeranda SuiteSuperior SuiteDeluxe SuiteOwner’s Suite
Nov 3 – 14, 2020Antarctic Explorer12$8,995$13,995$12,995$14,995$16,495$17,995
Nov 13 – 24, 2020Antarctic Explorer12$8,995$13,995$12,995$14,995$16,495$17,995
Dec 18 – 28, 2020Antarctic Explorer11$9,995$14,995$13,995$15,995$17,495$18,995
Dec 27, 2020 – Jan 11, 2021South Georgia & Antarctica16$14,995$21,995$20,995$23,995$26,495$28,495
Jan 28 – Feb 7, 2021Antarctic Explorer11$9,495$14,495$13,495$15,495$16,995$18,495
Feb 18 – 28, 2021Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle11$18,995$27,995$26,495$30,495$32,995$35,995
Feb 26 – Mar 5, 2021Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake8$12,495$17,995$16,995$19,995$21,495$22,995
Mar 3 – 13, 2021Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle11$18,995$27,995$26,495$30,495$32,995$35,995

Extras:
Sea Kayaking – $995 per person
Paddling Excursion – $295 per person
Camping – $295 per person (not available on all departures)
Stand-up Paddle boarding – $295 per person

2021-2022 Season

DatesItineraryDaysTripleInfinity SuiteVeranda SuiteSuperior SuiteDeluxe SuiteOwner’s Suite
Nov 3 – 13, 2021Antarctic Explorer11$9,995$14,495$13,995$15,995$17,495$18,995
Nov 12 – 27, 2021South Georgia & Antarctica16$15,995$22,995$21,995$25,495$27,495$29,495
Nov 26 – Dec 12, 2021Solar Eclipse 202117$16,995$24,995$23,995$26,995$29,995$31,995
Dec 19 – 29, 2021Antarctic Explorer11$11,495$16,495$15,995$18,495$19,995$21,495
Jan 7 – 17, 2022Antarctic Explorer11$10,995$15,995$15,495$17,495$18,995$20,995
Jan 16 – 26, 2022Antarctic Explorer11$10,995$15,995$15,495$17,495$18,995$20,995
Feb 12 – 27, 2022South Georgia & Antarctica16$15,995$22,995$21,995$25,495$27,495$29,495
Mar 1 – 8, 2022Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake8$12,995$18,995$17,995$20,995$22,495$24,495
Mar 6 – 13, 2022Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake8$12,995$18,995$17,995$20,995$22,495$24,495
Mar 11 – 18, 2022Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake8$12,995$18,995$17,995$20,995$22,495$24,495

Extras:
Sea Kayaking – $995 per person
Paddling Excursion – $295 per person
Camping – $295 per person (not available on all departures)
Stand-up Paddle boarding – $295 per person

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