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G Adventures' Expedition: Small ship, enormous adventures
The MS Expedition provides an intimate small-ship cruising experience. Completely refurbished in 2009, she boasts spacious cabins, each featuring ocean-facing windows or portholes and private en-suite facilities. Large common areas and observation decks provide panoramic views of the distinctive landscapes of some of the world's most remote regions.
Expedition, the only G Adventures-owned ship, can hold up to 134 passengers. With a focus on safety, comfort and the unique demands of polar travel, the crew of the MS Expedition is committed to the ship’s continued safe operation.
Who will like sailing on G Adventures' Expedition
Adventurous travelers looking for a luxurious all-inclusive cruise experience in the Arctic, Antarctic or West Africa.
Where G Adventures' Expedition sails
Home port: Ushuaia, Argentina
Destinations: The G Adventures' Expedition sails to the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands for a one-of-a-kind adventure. Or, try the Arctic, cruising around the Svalbard Archipelago. If you are a fan of warmer weather, there are also West African cruises, from Accra, Ghana to Capetown, South Africa.
Leigh, a Canadian in her mid-30s: "The access we had to the wildlife was just incredible."
Ship features & safety
Large common areas and observation decks provide superior views. 360 sightlines from the ship's upper decks offer sweeping panoramas, while the elevated Canada Goose Observation deck provides a great vantage point from which to spot the unique wildlife.
Designed with safety in mind, the MS Expedition is fully equipped to meet the demands of cruising in polar regions. Its forward-looking sonar reduces the risk of grounding on uncharted reefs and its design and construction complies with Finnish-Swedish ICE Class 1 standards. The ship is equipped with new and regularly serviced lifeboats and life rafts. Its four partially enclosed lifeboats provide capacity for all passengers and crew while six life rafts boast a capacity of 150 persons. In addition, the MS Expedition has full cold weather immersion suits for all-designed to significantly increase the odds of survival in the event of immersion in freezing waters.
The Expedition receives Internet reception in Antarctica, but is sporadic in the Arctic. There is wi-fi in the public areas on Decks 4 and 5, and in the Deck 4 cabins (Categories 4 and 5). Passengers can bring their own laptop, sign out one of the two iPads on board, or use one of the two desktops. (Note that you won't be able to make calls from your mobile phone in Antarctica.)
Each Expedition trip comes with a resident photographer on hand to help you capture the best possible photos on your trip.
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Top highlights on this ship
- Elevated Canada Goose Observation deck for spotting unique wildlife
- Renovated in 2009 with $13 million refurbishment
- All cabins feature ocean-facing windows or portholes and private en-suite facilities