RCGS Resolute

Antarctica

At a Glance

  • Every departure has a 1:4 Staff to Guest ratio, ensuring attentive service

  • Never sold at full capacity, to allow room for additional staff and ensure everyone can enjoy the land activities without being restricted by the limit on visitor numbers in Antarctica

  • Enjoy kayaking, photography symposiums and even overnight camping on the Antarctic Peninsula

  • Fantastic wellness facilities, including saunas, steam room and Jacuzzi

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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

Offering a comfortable expedition cruise experience around the Antarctic Peninsula, the RCGS Resolute is a modern ship with plenty of facilities on board & a high staff to guest ratio, ensuring guests are well looked after on this adventure of a lifetime.

The RCGS Resolute has been purpose built for polar expedition and is well-equipped to handle the harshest of Antarctic conditions, with the highest ice class available (Lloyds 1AS). The ship is commended for its stability and speed, which helps make the experience on board more comfortable, but also ensures more time at each of the landing sites when cruising the Antarctic Peninsula.

During an expedition cruise to Antarctica, a lot of time will be spent on board, and every effort has been made to ensure that the ship is both practical and cosy. Cabins are designed with plenty of storage, so it is possible to keep luggage in the room with you, with plenty of drawer space for unpacking. The smallest cabin is 22sqm, while the One Ocean Suites measure 44sqm, though all have a lounge area too for curling up with a book in the privacy of your cabin.

The extensive facilities on board include two dining rooms, spacious observation decks, both indoor with a bar/lounge and outdoor, hot water Jacuzzi, gym and wellness center with sauna and steam room, perfect for unwinding after excursions out in polar weather conditions.

 

 

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Accommodation

RCGS Resolute has been thoughtfully designed, providing everything you'll need for comfy Antarctic expedition. This ship offers outdoor 360 degree viewing platforms which are ideal for practicing your photography skills, spying wildlife, and appreciating the expansive views. Please click here to see the deck plan.

Superior Cabin

The RCGS Resolute's comfortable Superior Cabins are located on Deck 5 and feature a queen size bed or two twin beds as well as an en suite bathroom. Interiors also feature a large picture window, storage space, a writing desk and chair, mini-fridge, and a flat screen TV with entertainment system that gives you access to the daily lecture content. Bathrobes, blackout curtains, complimentary water bottles and tea and coffee stations are also provided.

One Ocean Suite

The RCGS Resolute's One Ocean Suites are located on Deck 6 and feature a queen size bed or two twin beds as well as an en suite bathroom. There is also a seating area with matching club chairs.  Interiors also feature a large picture window, storage space, a writing desk and chair, mini-fridge, and a flat screen TV with entertainment system that gives you access to the daily lecture content. Bathrobes, blackout curtains, complimentary water bottles and tea and coffee stations are also provided.

Shackleton Suite

The Shackleton Suites are located on Deck 6 and feature a queen size bed or two twin beds as well as an en suite bathroom. There is also a sectional lounge.  Interiors also feature a large picture window, storage space, mini-fridge, and a flat screen TV with entertainment system that gives you access to the daily lecture content. Bathrobes, blackout curtains, complimentary water bottles and tea and coffee stations are also provided.

Twin Private Cabin

These spacious cabins are located on deck 4 and can have either a queen or two single beds.  They have a lounge situated next to the large picture window, writing desk and chair, plenty of storage space and a private bathroom.  They are also equipped with a flat screen entertainment system.

Main Triple Deck

These cabins are located on deck 3 and have a double or two single beds and a third Pullman berth which can be folded out from the wall if needed.  There is a lounge area with a writing desk and chair, plenty of storage and a private bathroom.  These cabins are also equipped with a flat screen entertainment system.

Superior Plus Cabin

These cabins are located on deck 5.  They have either a queen or two single beds and a lounge area adjacent to the large picture window.  There is also a writing desk and chair, plenty of storage space and a private bathroom.  The cabins are also equipped with a flat screen entertainment system.

Facilities

Dining

Two dining rooms.  The bistro dining room serving breakfast and lunch.  Five course menu options are offered a la carte, and seating is open in the business casual dining room featuring 180 degree sweeping views. 

Observation Decks

Spacious outer decks provide 360 degree viewing platforms perfect for photography, wildlife watching and birding.  There are also many indoor observation  lounges.

Fitness and Wellness

Make use of the well equipped gym, salt water plunge pool, jacuzzi and wellness center offering massage therapy, a Finnish sauna and a steam room.

Expedition Gear

All expedition gear is included for all guests, including a waterproof jacket and trousers, rubber boots, Nordic trekking pole, binoculars and a waterproof backpack.

Activities

Zodiac Excursions & Landings

Each trip aims to maximize wildlife observation in a respectful and environmentally sound way, using zodiacs between ship and shore. Typically two disembarkations are aimed for per day, this will either be a shore landing or zodiac excursion.

Sea Kayaking

Kayaking is such a special way to see Antarctica. Paddle on pristine waters, escape motor noise and appreciate the immense silence of this incredible destination. There are limited places available so we recommend booking in advance. Some sea or open water kayaking experience is required.

Camping on the Ice

Follow in the footsteps of the great Polar explorers and spend a night camped out in the ice... just with the knowledge you have a warm and comfortable ship to return to in the morning!

Photography Symposium

Available on selected departures, this is a must for budding photographers and seasoned pros alike! Travel with a team of highly experienced photographers, who will mentor you and help you achieve photos that do justice to this epic landscape.

Floorplans

Deckplan - RCGS Resolute

Deckplan - RCGS Resolute

Experiences

  • Exploring the Lemaire Channel

    Boasting some of the most spectacular mountain scenery and icebergs, the Lemaire Channel is a truly beautiful part of the Antarctic Peninsula to explore, both on your ship and on Zodiac excursions.

  • Spectacular South Georgia

    Longer Antarctic expeditions include time exploring South Georgia, arguably the highlight of your cruise. With breathtaking scenery, huge congregations of king and macaroni penguins and amazing birdlife, there is so much to discover here.

  • The Drake Passage

    The stretch of sea between the southern tip of South America and Antarctica is the Drake Passage, an often turbulent stretch of sea that marks the beginning and end of your journey south. Take in the midnight sunset and watch albatrosses fly alongside you.

  • The Falkland Islands

    With clear skies, seamless horizons and large numbers of penguins and albatross to be found on white sand beaches and amongst tufts of vibrant tussock grass, The Falkland Islands are rich in natural beauty and a visit here is culturally fascinating too.

  • Visiting Port Lockroy

    Port Lockroy is a British-built research station situated on Goudier Island and restored into a museum about the early explorers in 1996. A fascinating place to explore, and plenty of gentoo penguins outside to entertain you, too.

  • Whales & Seals

    Whilst most visitors find the penguins the primary draw in terms of Antarctic wildlife, the marine life includes numerous species of seal and whale. Species include humpback whales, orcas, elephant and leopard seals, and Antarctic fur seals.

  • Zodiac excursions

    One of the real highlights of an Antarctic cruise is getting out on the water in small Zodiac vessels, the ideal way to get up close to the icebergs, wildlife and marine life.

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