Skip to main content

MS Expedition


Built in 1972 the MS Expedition is a safe, sturdy and fast vessel. Step onboard this comfortable and well appointed expedition ship, with great stability and performance in rough conditions. With a focus on top of the line safety and off ship experience, the MS Expedition is an ideal vessel to ply Polar waters. The ship features large common areas and observation decks including a 360° Top Observation Deck that provide panoramic views of the stunning landscapes of Antarctica. Accommodating up to 134 passengers in cozy cabins, each featuring portholes or ocean-facing windows and private en-suite facilities, the MS Expedition provides space and comfort whilst still offering an intimate small-ship cruise experience. The ship also boasts a gym, sauna and barbecue facilities.

The MS Expedition continues the tradition of ground-breaking Polar expedition travel, taking travellers to the destinations that have inspired bold explorers for centuries including the great white continent of Antarctica. The ship has a 10:1 passenger ratio and the expert and knowledgeable team of naturalist guides offer keen insight and unique perspectives. You will return home a different person than when you left after experiencing Antarctica. 

Selected departures offer adventure activities such as kayaking and camping. We recommend you book these well in advance to ensure you don't miss out! 

When you travel onboard the MS Expedition a tree will be planted in your name for each day of your trip, in partnership with Planeterra. 

Why we like it: The MS Expedition is a very comfortable, spacious and well-run expedition ship. From the moment you board this vessel the experienced Expedition Staff and friendly Crew will make you feel welcome, safe and they are always willing to share their wealth of knowledge to ensure you have an unforgettable and educational experience. The cabins are comfortable, there are ample public areas and an abundance of deck space to view the passing scenery and wildlife. It is a true pleasure to cruise on the ship. Kieron Tebbutt, Destination Specialist Manager 




Length: 84.73 m / 278.3 feet

Breadth: 15.54 m / 51 feet

Draught: 4.71 metres

Speed: 17 knots

CRUISE SPEED: 16 knots

Passengers: 134

Zodiac & RIBs: Sufficient zodiacs to have all passengers on the water at once

Electrical Outlets: European

Classification: Ice Strengthened

Ice Class: Swedish Finnish 1B

Ship Region:Antarctica Cruise Ships

Forward-looking sonar reduces the risk of grounding on uncharted reefs or rocks. Designed to Ice Class 1B specifications for service in sea ice. Four totally covered life rafts provide capacity for all passengers and crew, while six life rafts boast a capacity of 150 persons. Full immersion cold weather survival suits for all passengers and crew.



Copyright © Chimu Adventures All rights reserved 2004 - 2024