Polar Latitudes offer a variety of world-class, small ship expedition cruises to the Antarctic Peninsula, the Falklands Islands and South Georgia. Voyages are led by a hugely experienced, passionate and personable team, including professional adventure guides, scientists, academics and educators, who all have world-class training and certification.
From the 2021-22 season Polar Latitudes will operate MS Seaventure, previously known as MS Bremen. The renovated ship has a modern, contemporary style and an 1-A Super ice class rating, the highest awarded to passenger vessels, which enables her to explore otherwise inaccessible coves, bays and channels. Expansive facilities include a heated pool, sauna, fitness centre and spacious common areas further enhance the guest experience, while the additional storage space gives more guests the chance to take part in optional kayaking, snowshoeing and camping adventures on selected departures.
Delicious meals, with an emphasis on delicious, balanced and nutritional cuisine are changed daily and served in the dining room, where the panoramic windows are perfect for impromptu wildlife spotting. Lunch is buffet style, evening meals are served at table, while a lighter lunch is available in the bar or served al fresco up on Sun Deck, weather permitting.
Polar Latitudes are pioneers of citizen science in the region and work with research facilities such as NASA and the Scripps Institute. Guests are encouraged to get involved, collecting seawater samples, tracking whales etc. On-board lectures and presentations cover oceanography, glaciology, ornithology, marine biology, meteorology and much more.
Guests take daily motorised zodiac (dinghy) and shore excursions for superb wildlife sightings and visit local research bases when possible.
During the 2022/3 season, Polar Latitudes will also operate a second ship, MS Island Sky, with her classic old world charm, featuring wood panels and brass details