Classic Luxury

MS Island Sky

Enjoy elegant polar expedition cruising on the Italian-built Island Sky, with spacious and comfortable all-suite accommodation, world-class dining, impeccable service, knowledgeable guides, as well as multiple zodiac excursions and shore landings.

Antarctica
MS Island Sky
  • A fantastic expedition team, made up of highly skilled and experienced guides and lecturers

  • Guests are invited to participate in scientific research projects on board

  • Comfortable, spacious cabins, all exterior facing and some with private balconies

  • The great selection of itineraries and additional activities on offer help you get the most out of this incredible destination


The Island Sky offers small-scale expedition cruising throughout the Antarctic and is one of our favourite cruises in the region, striking the balance perfectly between a responsible ethos, on-board style and real adventure. An elegant ship with a sophisticated but friendly ambience, the Island Sky provides the highest levels of comfort from which to explore the magnificent scenery and wildlife of the Antarctic region. With an ice-strengthened hull and redundant core technology for a smooth and stable passage, the ship makes easy work of even the most challenging conditions. Passengers enjoy comfortable accommodation, several panoramic viewing decks, the expertise of experienced guides and flexible itineraries to take advantage of the dynamic environment. 

The spacious cabins offer elegant styling with plenty of dark woods, sumptuous fabrics and patterned carpets. Supremely comfortable, standard amenities include en-suite stone and tile bathroom with premium toiletries, bathrobes, hairdryer, an individually-controlled heating system, lighting, minibar, flat-screen TV, comfortable seating area and plenty of storage to stow your belongings. Those in Premium and Deluxe Suites have sliding glass doors for easy access to the shared outer deck; while guests in the Owner’s, Penthouse and Veranda Suites also enjoy a complimentary minibar and Nespresso machine as well as a private outdoor terrace.

The dining room serves refined cuisine of a high standard with complimentary beer or wine and if the weather permits, guests can dine outside on the Lido Deck. Breakfasts and lunches are served buffet style while dinner offers multi course a la carte dining. There is a lounge bar with a piano offering live entertainment and 24-hour access to free tea, coffee and biscuits. The Island Sky has an observation platform on the top deck for panoramic views of the scenery and wildlife and there are usually two Zodiac excursions each day, often with shore landings, subject to weather and ice conditions. There is a cruise photographer on hand with plenty of photography advice; the chance to experience a night of Antarctic camping and join a sea kayaking adventure. Passengers can also choose to take part in the Citizen Science project helping to collect and track data for climate change researchers.

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Veranda Suites are a real treat as they are the first cabin category to offer a private outdoor terrace - perfect for contemplating the natural beauty of Antarctica in solitude.

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