Polar Tracks Expeditions

MS Expedition

Expedition Cruise Vessel

About the Ship

The Expedition was carefully selected and purpose-retrofit in 2009 by the current owners for comfortable polar expeditioning at a reasonable price.

She has one of the most spacious interiors of all polar expedition ships within her price range and has other great features that only a company with a keen grasp on what makes an expedition experience outstanding would have thought to include (like a mud room).

  • Passenger Capacity: 134 (maximum)
  • Crew: 55 plus Expedition staff
  • 360° Top Observation Deck
  • Large fleet of Zodiacs with four stroke engines
  • Complimentary rubber boots for duration of your cruise
  • Lonely Planet Library
  • Large aft deck with barbeque facilities
  • Gift Shop
  • Gym
  • Forward-looking sonar to avoid chance of grounding
  • Ice Class: Swedish/Finnish 1B
  • Cruising Speed: 13 knots

Why We Like Her


    Large heated mudroom – we cannot emphasize how great of a feature this is – and how uncommon it is on other ships. Imagine dumping all of your wet gear upon return to the ship after an excursion and heading to the lounge for a hot chocolate. Not to mention, there’s a sauna to sit in after a chilly outing or polar plunge.


    Former Swedish ferry - she was originally designed for stability and due to her Ice Class B, she is ideal for navigating the waters of the polar regions safely and comfortably.


    Spacious – lots of room in public areas and nooks to sit privately with a book, as well as unusually spacious cabins for her class, all with en suite facilities.


    Owner operated – you can be sure she is extremely well taken care of.

Photos of the Ship

Insider Advice

We’re a different kind of agency. We work on the ships, with the teams, and are currently active in the polar regions. Our insider advice is truly that – straight from the field – and it’s updated in real time if things change.