World Explorer

Antarctica

Superior comfort, low emission, new & responsible technology, adventurous ethos

At a Glance

  • 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
  • Focus on sustainability, with low emissions and eco-friendly credentials

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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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Insider's View

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.

Call us on 858 345 1763 to start planning your vacation to World Explorer or take a look at our itineraries to Antarctica

Description

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.

Ushering in a new era in polar expedition, World Explorer is in a class of its own, combining expedition potential with a luxurious on-board experience. Built to explore the wild polar regions, this cutting-edge vessel is equipped with the latest ice-breaking hull and cutting edge, sustainable technology to leave a minimal impact on the pristine polar environment. On board, a maximum of 175 guests are accommodated across 6 tiers, with spacious cabins featuring the latest modern cruising comforts and amenities.
 
Cabins are designed to make the most of the stunning views of the polar landscape, each equipped with floor-to-ceiling windows and either a Juliet balcony or a private decking area, complete with outdoor seating. Inside, the cabins are modern, stylish and comfortable, with en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning and smart TVs. The larger Suites offer additional living space, luxurious bathrooms and closet areas. Tended to by 125 staff, time at sea is spent enjoying informative lectures and interactive workshops, or simply watching the stunning vistas pass by from the glass-domed observation lounge.
 
There is a focus on health and wellness, with a range of options allowing passengers to maintain optimum levels of fitness and wellbeing whilst at sea. The open-air running track, gymnasium, heated swimming pool and on-board spa are some of the highlights of the World Explorer. Meals are delicious and freshly prepared, alongside freshly baked pastries and sweet treats to keep energy levels up after thrilling shore excursions, before cocktail hour at the ship’s bar in the early evening.
 
The highlight of any expedition on board the World Explorer are undoubtedly the Zodiac excursions out into the wild polar landscape, launched from the purpose-build lower deck of the vessel. Other activities such as kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and polar camping are available subject to availability and the correct weather conditions.
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Accommodation

This refined, comfortable and spacious are just some of the words that can be used to describe the World Explorer.

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Triple Cabin

The triple cabins have one double or two single beds, and a walk-out balcony. There is a separate sitting area/bedroom with a sofa bed and additional closet, refrigerator, TV, state of the art emtertainment system, and a private bathroom with shower is also featured in each cabin.  They are located on deck 6 and are around 246 square feet/23 square meters.

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Superior Suite

Located on Decks 5 and 6, and approximately 278 square feet/26 square meters in size, these cabins have one double or two single beds, and a walk-out balcony with access from the sitting room and bedroom. There is a separate sitting area with sofa, walk-in closet, refrigerator, TV, state of the art entertainment system, and a private bathroom with shower.

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Veranda Suite

The Veranda Suite cabins have one double or two single beds, and a walk-out balcony. A sitting area with sofa, refrigerator, TV, state of the art entertainment system, and private bathroom with shower is also featured in each cabin.  They are located on Decks 5 and 6, and are approximately 215 square feet/20 square meters in size.

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Deluxe Suite

Located on Deck 5, and around 334 square feet/31 square meters in size, these cabins have one double or two single beds, and a walk-out balcony with access from the sitting room and bedroom. A separate sitting area with sofa, his & hers closets, refrigerator, TV, state of the art entertainment system, and private bathroom with shower and his & hers sinks is also featured in each cabin.

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Infinity Suite

Located on Decks 5 and 6, and approximately 270 square feet/ 25 square meters 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 entertainment system, and private bathroom with shower is also featured in each cabin.

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Owner's Suite

Located on Decks 5 and 6, and approximately 355 square feet/33 square meters in size, these cabins have one double or two single beds, and a spacious walk-out balcony with access from sitting room and bedroom. A separate sitting area with sofa, refrigerator, TV, state of the art entertainment system, and private bathroom with shower, his & hers sinks, and bathtub is also featured in each cabin.

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Facilities

Fitness Facilities

World Explorer features a unique outdoor running track and a fully equipped gym, alongside a heated outdoor swimming pool to help maintain fitness levels and keep passengers active during long days at sea

Spa

The on-board spa offers an array of massage therapies, facials, hand and foot treatments, with changing rooms and showers

Lounge Area and Observation Deck

Relax in the comfortable lounge area and spend time on the Observation decks to spot wildlife and enjoy the ever-changing polar landscape.

Polar library and Boutique

Enjoy downtime in the Polar library which is stocked with a large collection of polar books, and games or visit the on-board boutique.

Lecture Theatre

Learn more about your polar environment by attending presentations and discussions facilitated in the dedicated lecture theater.

Activities

Optional Experiences

Days on board World Explorer are packed with activities, from thrilling multiple Zodiac landing accompanied by expert guides and kayaking or SUP adventures, to informative and interesting workshops and lectures during days at sea.

Floorplans

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Location & directions

Antarctica

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