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The Island Sky Relax in the Island Sky's lounge area. Relax in the library aboard the Island Sky. Island Sky's Category 2 Columbus Deck. Island Sky's dining area. The club aboard the Island Sky. Island Sky's Category 5 Erikson Cabin. Arctic village
Cruising the artic waters in the Zodiac
$11,795
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Antarctic Explorer

10 Day Itinerary aboard Island Sky
  • Sail through icebergs and glaciers
  • Cross the Drake Passage
  • Zodiac cruise to local bays
  • Meet penguins, whales, and seals
Sail through unique landscapes of blue and white hues peppered with icebergs on this 10-day journey to the 7th continent. Experience an overwhelming silence and learn about the environment and wildlife of the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula.
Activities: Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Buenos Aires, Drake Passage, Port of Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands
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Penguin Family
$11,695
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Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake

7 Day Itinerary aboard Island Sky
  • Look for icebergs on Pleneau Island
  • Zodiac cruise in search of wildlife
  • Admire the Antarctic landscapes
  • Meet Antarctica´s penguins & seals
Begin your 7-day exploration crossing the Drake Passage by flight and land at South Georgia Island. Board the Island Sky and sail for the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands. Enjoy daily land excursions and Zodiac cruising in search of whales, penguins, and icebergs.
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: King George Island, Neko Harbor, Pleneau Bay, Punta Arenas, Santiago, South Shetland Islands
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Sea and sand
$14,495
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Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake

8 Day Itinerary aboard Island Sky
  • Explore Antarctica's wildlife
  • Fly over the Drake Passage
  • Look for Neko Harbor's icebergs
  • Zodiac cruise around Pleneau Island
Fly over the Drake Passage and experience the fastest and most direct way to Antarctica in this 8-day cruise to the 7th continent. Set sail for the Antarctic Peninsula and keep your camera ready as you cruise in a Zodiac in search of whales, seabirds, penguins, and icebergs.
Activities: Fly Cruise, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: King George Island, Neko Harbor, Pleneau Bay, Punta Arenas, Santiago, South Shetland Islands
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St. Petersburg's Hermitage, the former home of the Russian imperial family
$13,480
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Best of the Baltic

16 Day Itinerary aboard Island Sky
  • Discover scenic Bornholm Island
  • Visit Visby, a World Heritage Site
  • Tour Gdansk, Riga, and Tallinn
  • Spend two days in St. Petersburg
  • Transit the 61-mile Kiel Canal
Discover the scenic beauty of Bornholm Island; visit Visby, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and once trading center of the Hanseatic League; tour the historic districts of Gdansk, Riga, and Tallin; and enjoy a daylight transit of the 61-mile Kiel Canal.
Activities: Archaeological Sites, Expedition Cruises, Urban Exploration
Places: Bornholm Island, Gdansk, Helsinki, Klaipeda, London, Riga, St. Petersburg, Stockholm, Sylt, Tallinn, Turku, Visby
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Dwellings carved out of stone
$12,980
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Circumnavigation of the Black Sea

14 Day Itinerary aboard Island Sky
  • Visit the Rustem Pasha Mosque
  • Enjoy Georgian dance performances
  • Explore the grand city of Odessa
  • Cruise Danube River Delta canals
  • Tour World Heritage Site Safranbolu
Centuries of history and architecture come to life as you discover the countries surrounding the Black Sea on this 14-day expedition aboard the Island Sky. Turkey, Georgia, Russia, Ukraine, Romania and Bulgaria and their busy bazaars, archaeological treasures, and stunning landscapes await you.
Activities: Expedition Cruises
Places: Bulgaria, Eastern Europe, Europe, Mediterranean, Romania, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, Bartin, Batumi, Constanta, Danube River Delta, Istanbul, Odessa, Sinop, Sochi, Trabzon, Varna
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Passengers: 100
Ship Type: Luxury Expedition Ship

Built in 1992 and recently refurbished, the Island Sky is a spacious, yet intimate, expedition vessel. Public spaces available include a large lounge, elegant bar with piano, library stocked with fiction and reference books along with a selection of games, and a single sitting dining room. Outside decks feature a bar, spa pool, and a rear sun deck where meals are served in clement weather. For excursions ashore, the Island Sky carries a fleet of Zodiacs, and bridge visits allow for the chance to see her expert officers and crew at work.

General information regarding the Island Sky
• Five decks of passenger facilities:
Magellan Deck – passenger cabins, restaurant, doctor’s office
Columbus Deck – passenger cabins, lounge, reception
Marco Polo Deck – passenger cabins, club, library
Erikson Deck – passenger cabins with balconies, bridge, outdoor bar and café
Explorer Deck – passenger suites with balconies, salon, sun deck, and spa pool
• Stairs and an elevator service all decks
• The bridge is available to visit most times throughout the day, contingent upon weather, security, and navigation conditions
• Smoking is permitted only on outside decks

Accommodations
All cabins feature ocean views and have two twin beds that can be reconfigured into one queen, a sitting area, en suite bathroom, large wardrobes, vanity table, small refrigerator, television, personal safe, hair dryer, assorted toiletries, and individually controlled air-conditioning and heating, and American style outlets (two flat prongs) at 110 volts. Cabins range from 215-312 square feet and have a variety of window and balcony configurations to select from.

Dining aboard the Island Sky
The main restaurant can accommodate all passengers at one seating. Most diets can be catered for on board, but special dietary requests must be made in advance. Breakfast is served buffet-style and there is also an omelet station. When weather permits, lunch can be served on deck, but is usually served in the main restaurant with a self-serve soup and salad option. Dinner is also served in the main restaurant. Afternoon tea is served in the lounge and coffee and tea are available 24 hours a day in the club.

Services
• Island Sky carries a fleet of Zodiacs and a small tender.
• Public spaces include a large lounge, smaller bar with piano, and library with games, reference books, novels, and computers with Internet access.
• There are two sun decks: one on the aft of the Erikson Deck with an outdoor bar and café, and one on the Explorer Deck with a spa pool.
• Laundry services (no dry cleaning), a hair salon, and a small doctor’s office are available on board. Rates are posted.
• The U.K. pound is the currency used on board. Traveler’s checks, Visa, Mastercard, and American Express are accepted for payment of shipboard accounts.
Island Sky's Category 1 Magellion Deck.
Category 1
Magellan Deck, Suites #254-262. 215 square feet and have two to four portholes.
Island Sky's Category 2 Columbus Deck.
Category 2
Columbus Deck, Suites #331-348. 215 square feet and have a large picture window.
Island Sky's Category 3 Marco Polo.
Category 3
Marco Polo Deck, Suites #416-430. They range between 225 to 240 square feet and feature large picture windows.
Island Sky's Category 4 Marco Polo.
Category 4
Marco Polo Deck, Suites #414-415. They range between 225 to 240 square feet and feature large picture windows.
Island Sky's Category 5 Erikson Cabin.
Category 5
Erikson Deck, Suites #505-512. 265 square feet and have patio doors leading to private balconies.
Island Sky's Category 6 Explorer Cabin.
Category 6
Explorer Deck, Suites #601-604. 312 square feet and also feature private balconies.
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