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MS Expedition

Congratulations on booking your expedition to the Arctic!


We are thrilled you will be traveling on this incredible adventure to the Arctic. Here you will find additional details that we require from you and information to help you plan for your trip. At any time if you wish to discuss the details or your expedition cruise or additional travel arrangements including flights, insurance, pre and post tour travel arrangements please contact your booking agent.



Embarkation and Disembarkation

Arctic voyages on the MS Expedition embark and disembark in a number of different cities. Please refer to your Confirmed Itinerary or contact your booking agent for information regarding the best arrival and departure flights to book in conjunction with your cruise. Please be aware that we will not be held responsible for the late arrival of the ship from your voyage.

Fuel Surcharges

Please note that your cruise booking may be subject to fuel surcharges should world oil prices increase significantly prior to the time of your departure. Cruise operators do attempt to factor this price into your tour cost. However, unexpected rises in the cost of marine fuel can result in a fuel surcharge that will depend on the cost of oil per barrel and the individual ship operator. By booking a tour with us, you agree that this may be the case with your booking. You will be advised of any surcharge once we have been notified of the surcharges from the cruise operator if this situation arises.


International Flights to meet your cruise

International flights to join your Arctic cruise will be available for booking approximately 11 months prior to tour departure date. Please contact your booking agent to discuss flight options available for your travel arrangements.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is compulsory for all travellers and policy details must be provided prior to your final documentation being issued. We strongly recommend you obtain a policy for the level of cover at the time of booking you are comfortable with ensuring it meets our minimum guidelines. For more information on Travel Insurance please refer to the Arctic Travellers Guide below or contact your booking agent.

Terms and Conditions

By making the booking, he or she has read and has agreed to be bound by these terms and conditions. Please click here to view.




International Maritime Regulations require that we create a manifest for each expedition. To fulfill our obligation certain information is required. Below are a few forms that will need to be completed. Forms must be returned NO MORE THAN 100 days prior to departure. 
ALL passengers must:
✔ Complete Passenger Details Form - this will be emailed to you by your booking agent to be completed online. This must be completed no later than 100 days prior to your voyage departure date

✔ Advise your booking agent of Expedition Parka size, please see below for more information


Based on the information provided some passengers may be required to complete additional forms.
- Kayaking Waiver Form - required by all travellers confirmed for the kayaking programme . Please CLICK HERE to download. For more information about the kayaking programme please see below.
The following activities are available on selected MS Expedition voyages subject to availability:
- Kayaking in the far-flung corners of the world is an experience guaranteed to refresh your soul. Paddling in small groups, you'll glide between ice flows, brash ice and icebergs dotted with wildlife. Previous kayaking experience is required. Limited availability. Price dependent on your voyage. Please see below for more information and contact your booking agent with any queries and to check availability.
Wear your bragging rights. We wouldn’t send you all the way to the ends of the Earth without making sure you were prepared for the Arctic climate. As a polar passenger you will receive an exclusive parka as part of your trip.
A high-performance parka designed specifically for adventuring in the polar regions’ frozen climes, the official MS Expedition jacket combines functional cold-weather features like breathable waterproof fabric, 5cm Thinsulate(TM) liner, reflective taping by 3M (tm), removable hood with microfleece lining, large rear storage pocket and cuff pockets.
Please see below for more information and advise your booking agent what size you require.
We have some additional resources to help you prepare for your upcoming trip to the Arctic, please download or view online by clicking the links below







Optional Activity

Paddle through the majesty of the icebergs with your guide and live the experience of seeing varied birds and whales in their natural habitat. 

About the
MS Expedition

Safe, sturdy and fast, she is amongst the most comfortable and spaciousin its class, with great stability and performance in rough conditions. 

Travellers Guide
The Arctic

Check out our Arctic Travellers Guide to help you prepare for your Arctic adventure. Includes information about joining cities, what to pack and more.




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