World Explorer

World Explorer Antarctic Cruises

Distinct and comfortable, refined and roomy

A polar cruise on board the World Explorer

doctor's suitcase

Medical Services

Welcome aboard the World Explorer! Distinct and comfortable, refined and roomy—these attributes and more describe World Explorer. Every cabin has a private walk-out or French balcony for direct ocean views. World Explorer also delivers spacious public lounge spaces to unwind after a day outdoors, including the glass-domed Observation Lounge, the Explorer Lounge, and a dedicated presentation theater. Health and wellness facilities feature an outdoor walking track, a fitness center, and a spa, plus a sauna with a change room and shower.

For the active adventurers, add-ons include kayaking, camping, and stand-up paddleboarding.

The ship dress code is casual, though some may choose to dress up a little for the Captain’s Welcome Reception.

Pictures and Deck Plans of the World Explorer

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All expedition cruises on board the World Explorer

Amenities on board the World Explorer

gym

Fitness Center

rubber boots

Mudroom

parka

Expedition Parka

theater

Lecture Theater

binoculars

Observation Deck

swimming pool

Pool

lounge

Observation Lounge

spa

Spa

gift

Gift Shop

sauna

Sauna

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Medical Services

library

Library

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Open Bridge Policy

World Explorer's take on sustainable traveling

World Explorer is a proud and long-time member of key industry organizations, such as the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) and the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO). It adheres to these organizations’ strict codes of practice, which are designed to ensure the Polar Regions are protected for future generations.

World Explorer aims to reduce its carbon emissions per passenger by 10% through technical improvements and operational changes in order to reduce its impact. In terms of waste, this Antarctic cruise ship has taken steps to reduce the amount sent to landfills, including avoiding single-use plastics and partnering in the SeaGreen recycling initiative in Ushuaia, constantly working towards a zero-waste plan aboard.

More info about the World Explorer

Category

First Class Ship

Type

Expedition Cruise Ship

Main Engines

2 x Rolls Royce 9,000 kw hybrid diesel/electric

Class

1B

Length

126 meters

Crew members

125

Cruising speed

16 knots

Safety

2 Lifeboats fully enclosed

Draft

4.7 meters

Capacity

172

Food & Drinks on board the World Explorer

There is one dining room located on Deck 4 which offers three meals per day. While mealtimes may change due to landings and wildlife encounters, you’ll always be assured of excellent quality food during our time on World Explorer.

There is one seating for all passengers at breakfast, lunch, and dinner and the restaurant has an open seating policy that encourages passengers to mingle with like-minded Antarctic explorers and share their experiences.

An assortment of freshly baked cookies and/or pastries are offered each afternoon. There is also a selection of hot and cold snacks available in the lounge during cocktail hour, expedition activities permitting.

Breakfasts and lunches are normally served buffet-style, while dinners are served plated. À la carte meals are made at the time of your order, allowing the chefs to prepare each dish to your individual needs. Working in a small kitchen, the chefs are able to monitor and control the quality of food being served, ensuring you receive top-quality meals during the course of your expedition.

Cabin Categories on board the World Explorer

world explorer infinity suite
Infinity Suite

Located on Decks 5 and 6, and approximately 270 sq. ft. (25 sq. m) in size, these cabins have one double or two single beds, and a floor-to-ceiling glass French balcony. A sitting area with sofa, refrigerator, TV, state of the art “infotainment” system, and private bathroom with shower is also featured in each cabin.

world explorer triple
Triple Suite

Located on Deck 6, and approximately 242 sq. ft. (22.5 sq. m) in size, these cabins have one double or two single beds, and a 55 sq. ft. (5 sq. m) walk-out balcony. A separate combo sitting area/bedroom with a sofa bed and additional closet is around the corner. A refrigerator, TV, state-of-the-art “infotainment” system, and private bathroom with shower are also featured in each cabin.

world explorer deluxe suite
Deluxe Suite

Located on Deck 5, and approximately 334 sq. ft. (31 sq. m) in size, these cabins have one double or two single beds, and a 110 sq. ft. (10 sq. m) walk-out balcony with access from the sitting room and bedroom. A separate sitting area with sofa, double closets, refrigerator, TV, state of the art “infotainment” system, and private bathroom with shower is also featured in each cabin.

World explorer veranda suite
Veranda Suite

Located on Decks 5 and 6, and approximately 215 sq. ft. (20 sq. m) in size, these cabins have one double or two single beds, and a 55 sq. ft. (5 sq. m) walk-out balcony. A sitting area with sofa, refrigerator, TV, state of the art “infotainment” system, and private bathroom with shower is also featured in each cabin.

world explorer superior suite
Superior Suite

Located on Decks 5 and 6, and approximately 278 sq. ft. (26 sq. m) in size, these cabins have one double or two single beds, and a 110 sq. ft. (10 sq. m) walk-out balcony with access from the sitting room and bedroom. The cabin features a separate sitting area with a sofa, walk-in closet, refrigerator, TV, state-of-the-art “infotainment” system, and a private bathroom with a shower.

world explorer owners suite
Owner's Suite

Located on Decks 5 and 6, and approximately 355 sq. ft. (33 sq. m) in size, these cabins have one double or two single beds, and a 110 sq. ft. (10 sq. m) walk-out balcony with access from the sitting room and bedroom. The cabin features a separate sitting area with a sofa, refrigerator, TV, state-of-the-art “infotainment” system, and a private bathroom with a shower, dual vanity, and bathtub.

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