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Camping in the Polar regions
$8,495
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Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent

11 Day Itinerary aboard World Explorer
  • Explore local bays and channels
  • Scout for humpback & minke whales
  • Experience a Polar Plunge swim
  • Learn from on-board specialists
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
During this 11-day Antarctic expedition, dramatic ice formations ignite your imagination as you search the landscape for the wildlife that calls it home. Whether it’s humpback whales alongside the ship, a leopard seal diving beneath your Zodiac, penguins sliding into crystal waters from an …
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Sea kayaking in Antarctica
$8,995
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Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent

12 Day Itinerary aboard World Explorer
  • Enjoy Argentinean wines
  • Search for southern seal species
  • Trek up snowy pathways
  • Experience abundant wildlife
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the spacious and comfortable World Explorer and experience a perfect adventure for first-time visitors to Antarctica.Spend 12 days exploring the wilderness of the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula, Zodiac cruise through sea ice, witness penguins building their nests, and …
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Seal relaxing on the shore
$18,995
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Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle

11 Day Itinerary aboard World Explorer
  • Fly over the Drake Passage
  • Enjoy a unique camping experience
  • Visit a beach dotted with penguins
  • Kayak along icebergs and glaciers
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Fly Cruise, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Fly from Punta Arenas to King George Island, the fastest and most direct way to Antarctica. Board the World Explorer and set sail for the Antarctic Peninsula and the Antarctic Circle. Reach reach 66º33´ S and feel the pride in knowing you have made it to a part of the world visited by …
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Kayaking in Antarctica
$10,795
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Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake

8 Day Itinerary aboard World Explorer
  • Cross the Drake in a few hours
  • Zodiac cruise in search of whales
  • Enjoy on-board lectures
  • Marvel at the Peninsula highlights
Activities:
Adventure Options, Fly Cruise, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Optimize your Antarctica experience by flying over the Drake Passage, the fastest and most direct way to the 7th Continent. Board the World Explorer in King George Island and begin your expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula, a land of snow-capped mountain peaks, beaches dotted with leopard seals …
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Magellanic penguins
$16,595
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Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica: Explorers and Kings

20 Day Itinerary aboard World Explorer
  • Explore the British town of Stanley
  • See South Georgia’s vast wildlife
  • Experience a unique kayak excursion
  • Learn about Antarctica's history
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 20-day adventure cruising the Antarctic aboard the World Explorer, an ideal ship for Polar exploration. Enjoy unforgettable encounters with untamed wildlife in a vast, dramatic and spectacular setting. Explore theremote Falkland Islands, the wildlife paradise of South Georgia, and the …
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Mountains meet the sea in the Arctic
$6,495
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Introduction to Spitsbergen: Fjords, Glaciers, and Wildlife of Svalbard

10 Day Itinerary aboard World Explorer
  • View iconic arctic wildlife
  • Immerse in the icy realm of Arctic
  • Cruise in Zodiac to explore Arctic
  • Hike the tundra and polar desert
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 10-day sailing adventure on World Explorer gives you a taste of everything this region has to offer, beginning in Longyearbyen, the island’s largest settlement. Geared toward optimum wildlife viewing, this expedition provides plenty of opportunities to witness polar bears, walrus and …
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Kayak quiet waters as you sail to remote polar regions
$13,995
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South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula: Penguin Safari

16 Day Itinerary aboard World Explorer
  • Explore king penguin rookeries
  • Tour abandoned whaling stations
  • Enjoy on-board lectures
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Stand Up Paddle Board, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Be a part of this incredible 16-day adventure aboard World Explorer as it takes you to a roundtrip voyage from Ushuaia. At sea, photograph massive albatross and pintado petrel as they swoop and soararound the ship, guiding you toward South Georgia. Beaches teeming with king penguins andelephant …
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A mother polar bear and her young relax on the Arctic landscape
$4,495
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Spitsbergen Highlights: Expedition in Brief

7 Day Itinerary aboard World Explorer
  • View iconic arctic wildlife
  • Immerse in the icy realm of Arctic
  • Cruise in Zodiac to explore Arctic
  • Enjoy all the adventures
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy this brief 7-day itinerary as you cruise through the pack ice up to 80°N along the west coast of Spitsbergen like an explorer of long ago, on a constant search for wildlife. Though this rocky island is covered in mountains and glaciers, the towering cliffs and fjords play host to a …
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Polar bears roam freely in the Arctic
$8,995
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Spitsbergen In Depth: Big Island, Big Adventure

2020 - 14 Day Itinerary aboard World Explorer
  • Explore the arctic by Zodiacs
  • Immerse in the icy realm of Arctic
  • View numerous arctic bird species
  • Encounter iconic arctic wildlife
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 14-day itinerary offers the most extensive exploration of Spitsbergen while experiencing all the adventure the island has to offer. This is one of the best regions to see polar bears, walrus and reindeer; plus, the impressive 14th of July Glacier and Alkefjellet cliff are both birdwatching …
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Ittoqqortoormiit Village, Greenland
$9,995
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Three Arctic Islands: Iceland, Greenland and Spitsbergen

Northbound - 15 Day Itinerary aboard World Explorer
  • Immerse in the icy realm of Arctic
  • Marvel at the glaciers and wildlife
  • Hike the tundra and explore
  • Cruise in a Zodiac to explore
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the three unique regions of Iceland, Greenland and Spitsbergen starting in Reykjavik, where you get a glimpse of this modern city steeped in Icelandic culture and history, you’ll cruise high above the Arctic Circle to the remote eastern coast of Greenland and then venture to the …
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Exploring Greenland
$9,995
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Three Arctic Islands: Spitsbergen, Greenland and Iceland

Southbound - 15 Day Itinerary aboard World Explorer
  • Immerse in the icy realm of Arctic
  • Marvel at the glaciers and wildlife
  • Hike the tundra and explore
  • Cruise in a Zodiac to explore
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Variety is the spice of the Three Arctic Islands: Spitsbergen, Greenland, and Iceland adventure, named one of National Geographic Traveler’s 50 Tours of a Lifetime. Check three different Arctic regions off your list, heading above the Arctic Circle to Spitsbergen, in the Svalbard archipelago, …
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Enjoy northern lights on an Arctic cruise
$7,495
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Under the Northern Lights: Exploring Iceland & East Greenland

14 Day Itinerary aboard World Explorer
  • Search for iconic arctic wildlife
  • Wonder at the mountains and cliffs
  • View the amazing Aurora Borealis
  • Zodiac cruise to explore landscapes
  • Optional kayaking adventure
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience two of the last unspoiled wilderness areas on the planet with the 14-day Under the Northern Lights: Exploring Iceland & East Greenland itinerary. Cruising along Iceland’s mountainous Vestfjords and Greenland’s remote northeast coast, home to the largest fjord system in …
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2019
EmbarksDays 
Nov 0311Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent
Dec 0712Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent
Dec 1712Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent
Dec 2716South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula: Penguin Safari
2020
EmbarksDays 
Feb 098Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake
Feb 148Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake
Feb 198Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake
Feb 2720Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica: Explorers and Kings
Jun 067Spitsbergen Highlights: Expedition in Brief
Jun 1110Introduction to Spitsbergen: Fjords, Glaciers, and Wildlife of Svalbard
Jun 1910Introduction to Spitsbergen: Fjords, Glaciers, and Wildlife of Svalbard
Jun 2714Spitsbergen In Depth: Big Island, Big Adventure
Jul 0910Introduction to Spitsbergen: Fjords, Glaciers, and Wildlife of Svalbard
Jul 1710Introduction to Spitsbergen: Fjords, Glaciers, and Wildlife of Svalbard
Jul 3014Spitsbergen In Depth: Big Island, Big Adventure
Aug 1115Three Arctic Islands: Spitsbergen, Greenland and Iceland
Aug 2415Three Arctic Islands: Iceland, Greenland and Spitsbergen
Sep 0615Three Arctic Islands: Spitsbergen, Greenland and Iceland
Sep 1914Under the Northern Lights: Exploring Iceland & East Greenland
Nov 0312Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent
Nov 1312Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent
Dec 1811Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent
Dec 2716South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula: Penguin Safari
2021
EmbarksDays 
Jan 2811Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent
Feb 1811Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle
Feb 268Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake
Mar 0311Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle
Max Passengers: 176
Ship Type: Expedition Cruise Ship

The World Explorer is an expedition ship which features amenities and guest comforts to maximize your Antarctic exploration trip. Discover the great white continent and one of the last true wilderness areas on earth aboard this comfortable and spacious ship, built for expeditions along the waterways of the Antarctic. 

The ship offers extraordinary service, multiple public areas, table service at meals, an observation lounge for contemplation and skyline views, bow observation deck for excellent wildlife viewing, library area, and suites with either a private balcony or large windows for direct ocean views. 

Ship Highlights
• Balconies/Juliet balconies in all cabins
• Outdoor running track
• Gym and sauna
• Spa with changing rooms, showers, and lockers
• Glass-domed observation lounge
• Dedicated lecture theater
• Large separate bar/lounge
• Optional al fresco dining
• Library and bistro seating areas with ocean views off both sides of the ship
• Mud room
• 2 elevators

Ship Specifications
- Staff & Crew: 125
- Guests: 176
- Length: 413 feet (126 meters)
- Breadth: 62 feet (19 meters)
- Draft: 15 feet (4-7 meters)
- Propulsion: 2x Rolls Royce 9,000 kw hybrid diesel/electric
- Ice Class: 1B
- Cruising speed: 16 knots in open water
- Registered: Portugal
- Lifeboats: 2 fully enclosed
Triple Cabin aboard the World Explorer
Triple Cabin
Located on Deck 6, and approximately 242 sq. ft. Suites feature one double or two single beds, walk-out balcony, separate combo sitting area with a sofa bed and additional closet, refrigerator, TV, and private bathroom with shower.
Infinity Suite aboard the World Explorer
Infinity Suite
Located on Decks 5 and 6, and approximately 270 sq. ft. Suites feature one double or two single beds, floor-to-ceiling glass Juliet balcony, refrigerator, TV, and private bathroom with shower.
Veranda Suite aboard the World Explorer
Veranda Suite
Located on Decks 5 and 6, and approximately 215 sq. ft. Suites feature one double or two single beds, walk-out balcony, sitting area with sofa, refrigerator, TV, and private bathroom with shower.
Superior Suite aboard the World Explorer
Superior Suite
Located on Decks 5 and 6, and approximately 278 sq. ft. Suites feature one double or two single beds, walk-out balcony, sitting area with sofa, refrigerator, TV, and private bathroom with shower.
Deluxe Suite aboard the World Explorer
Deluxe Suite
Located on Deck 5, and approximately 334 sq. ft. Suites feature one double or two single beds, walk-out balcony, sitting area with sofa, refrigerator, TV, and private bathroom with shower.
Owner's Suite aboard the World Explorer
Owner's Suite
Located on Decks 5 and 6, and approximately 355 sq. ft. Suites feature one double or two single beds, walk-out balcony, sitting area with sofa, refrigerator, TV, private bathroom with shower, and bathtub.
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These special offers are applicable only to new bookings.
Discounts are subject to availability, so contact us for more details.
Antarctica Savings - Book before July 31, 2019 and save 25% per person. On select departures only. Valid for all cabin types, excluding Triples. Contact us for details.
2020 : Feb 27
Antarctica Savings - Book before July 30, 2019 and save 10% per person. Select departures only. Valid for all cabin types, excluding Triples. Contact us for details.
2021 : Jan 28; Feb 18, 26; Mar 3
2020 : Nov 3, 13
Arctic Savings - Book before September 30, 2019 and save 10% per person. Select departures only. Valid for all cabin types, excluding Triples. Contact us for details.
2020 : Jun 6, 11, 19, 27; Jul 9, 17, 30; Aug 11, 24; Sep 19
Arctic Savings - Book before September 30, 2019 and receive free 1 night’s pre-expedition hotel accommodation in Oslo, roundtrip group charter air from Oslo to Longyearbyen and airport to ship transfers. Select departures only. Valid for all cabin types except for Triples. Contact us for details.
2020 : Jun 6, 11, 19, 27; Jul 9, 17, 30
Arctic Savings - Book before September 30, 2019 and receive free 1 night’s pre-expedition hotel accommodation in Oslo, one-way group charter air from Oslo to Longyearbyen and airport to ship transfers. Select departures only. Valid for all cabin types except Triples. Contact us for details.
2020 : Aug 11
Arctic Savings - Book before September 30, 2019 and receive free 1 night’s pre-expedition hotel accommodation in Reykjavik, ship to airport transfer in Longyearbyen, and one-way group charter air from Longyearbyen to Oslo. Select departures only. Valid for all cabin types except Triples. Contact us for details.
2020 : Aug 24
Antarctica Savings - Book before August 30, 2019 and save 10% per person. Select departures only. Valid for all cabin types, excluding Triples. Contact us for details.
2019 : Dec 7, 27

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