MV Sea Spirit

Antarctica

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Antarctic weather is a lesson in extremes. Antarctica is the world’s coldest, windiest and driest continent. During the summer months the winds abate considerably and the weather is surprisingly comfortable, averaging between 20 and 50F. Summertime also means 18-24 hours of sunlight which allows life to flourish for a brief summer period. Long days also allow extensive exploration by small ship cruise to Antarctica. Antarctic weather allows for a short season of cruising from November to March each year.

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Description

Small and easily manoeuvrable yet with the facilities of a large hotel, the MV Sea Spirit provides all-suite accommodation for 114 passengers, an ice-strengthened hull, a fleet of Zodiacs and a Lloyds 1D ice class.

With space for 114 passengers, the MV Spirit is a friendly, welcoming vessel which focuses on creating a true polar experience for all with an experienced crew of 72, onboard lectures and shore excursions. Balancing this with all-suite accommodation, a restaurant, outdoor bistro, bar and a number of lounges, library and small gym, the MV Sea Spirit offers comfortable voyages through Antarctica and the Arctic.

From the 20sq.m Superior Suites to the 43sq.m Owner’s Suite, the seven categories of accommodation on the MV Sea Spirit all feature exterior views, flat screen TVs and DVDs, ensuite bathrooms, hairdryers and internet access. Recently renovated, the suites are spacious, with a classic decor of heavy drapes, thick carpets and crisp white bed linens.

The open-seating dining room offers international cuisines and creates a convivial, social atmosphere that extends into the bar and Club Lounge where passengers come together to chat about the day’s sightings or shore excursions. Knowledgeable and passionate crew are often on hand to answer any questions, while the well-stocked library has a wealth of reference materials and polar texts.

An open-Bridge policy allows passengers to chat with the Captain and observe the frozen landscape from a privileged angle, while a focus on creating an authentic polar adventure continues in the state-of-the-art Presentation Lounge with informative lectures, briefings and social events. The ice-strengthened hull and set of retractable fin stabilizers ensures the smoothest sailing possible, while a fleet of ten Zodiacs bring passengers ashore on daily excursions.

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Facilities

Gym

A small gym provides a selection of fitness equipment and space for yoga and stretching

Restaurant and Bar

With an open-seating restaurant, cosy bar and Club Lounge, the atmosphere onboard is relaxed, social and friendly

Expert Expedition Team

The expert expedition team present informative lectures and briefings in the state-of-the-art Presentation Lounge, while a well-stocked library can offer up further reference materials to ensure a fascinating and informative polar experience.

Open-Bridge policy

The open-Bridge policy allows passengers to talk to the Captain and crew, while gaining a privileged view. A number of decks and viewing areas, including the Presentation Lounge, allow for a range of angles and uninterrupted panoramas

Activities

Zodiac Boat Trips

The MV Sea Spirit has a fleet of Zodiacs that head out on daily excursions to visit penguin colonies, hike ashore, explore frozen wildernesses and take advantage of the extraordinary landscapes on the voyage.

Optional Experiences

Kayaking, birding, camping and hiking are options on many of the departures, allowing passengers to fully experience one of the world’s last remaining true wildernesses.

Onboard Presentations

Onboard presentations from enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff bring the polar landscape and its inhabitants to life. Touching on subjects such as conservation, penguin colonies, geology and history, the talks provide an in-depth look at the landscapes and wildlife of the region. 

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