Blending cutting-edge technology with unparalleled personal space, the World Explorer is a purpose-built polar vessel designed to explore the wild polar regions in comfort and style.
Modern polar vessel designed to explore the furthest reaches of the planet
Category 1B ice-class with one of the fastest cruising speeds in the region
Unique outdoor running track and heated swimming pool
Every cabin features a Juliet balcony or private deck
When to visit
To maximize your wildlife encounters, ask for a cabin located on deck 5 which offers quick access to the observation deck- the perfect spot for whale sightings and more.
Disembarkation and fly to Punta Arenas, Chile
As you reach the end of your Antarctic expedition, you disembark the boat and cross the Drake Passage once more, flying back to Punta Arenas.
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.
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.
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.