Our Ships

vestland explorer expedition ship in the sea ice

MV Explorer

A hi-end expedition yacht that offers cruise ship comfort for 12 on a small ship with ensuite cabins and suites, an open plan lounge with large windows, hot tub, outdoor jacuzzi and a mini gym.

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MV Kinfish

A former Norwegian research vessel that has been tastefully converted into an expedition vessel for 12 guests that is ideal for exploring the Arctic.

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MV Polar Front

One of the Arctic’s most elegant small ships, Polar Front offers a feeling of luxury and style. She offers an on deck sauna and hot tub, spacious cabins and a large guest lounge and dining room.

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MV Origo in ice

MV Origo

A classic expedition vessel for 12 guests with the highest ice class hull and a charming interior. Explore Svalbard in comfort and nostalgia.

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nanook expedition vessel

MV Nanook

MV Nanook is a small ocean going expedition vessel converted to into an explorer yacht of the highest comfort. She offers cruise ship comfort on a small ship with ensuite cabins and suites.

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antarctica expedition cruise vessel

MV Polar Pioneer

MV Polar Pioneer is a true expedition vessel for 48 guests built with the highest ice class. She is perfect for longer expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic.

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MV Villa

MV Villa is an ice-strengthened expedition vessel that has been recently converted into a ship for 12 guests for an ultimate polar adventure.

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MV Origo in ice

Expedition Micro Cruise

with 12 Guests

Guides

2

Zodiacs

2

MV Origo

Svalbard

Origo is a classic expedition ship with the highest ice class hull and a charming interior. She is a former Swedish pilot ship converted into an expedition vessel for some serious adventures. She is the ideal ship for a small group exploration of Svalbard.

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MV Kinfish

Svalbard 

A former Norwegian research vessel that has been tastefully converted into an expedition vessel ideal for exploring the Arctic. She offers tasteful cabins and a different deck levels making her the perfect vessel for photography and wildlife watching in Svalbard.

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Expedition Micro Cruise

with 12 Guests

Guides

2

Zodiacs

2

polar pioneer svalbard

Explorer Small Ship

with 48 Guests

Guides

5

Zodiacs

5

MV Polar Pioneer

Svalbard, Greenland, Antarctica, South Georgia

Polar Pioneer is a legendary expedition vessel loved by those who travel on her. Her ice class (1A-super) means she is one of the most capable expedition vessels exploring the polar regions today. Her small size means she can get to places the larger ships can’t visit. She offers an authentic expedition atmosphere onboard and delivers outstanding experiences on every voyage. Our guests get to see and experience more than on larger cruise ships with 100 + guests..

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MV Villa

Svalbard & Franz Josef Land

MV Villa is a former research vessel tastefully converted into a comfortable expedition vessel for 12 guests. Villa is the ideal platform for exploring Svalbard. Her fast speed means she can access far away places and guests can see more on a 10 day voyage than on smaller vessels. Her ice strengthened hull allows her to explore the sea ice to the north of Svalbard, a place few go. Accompanied by 2 guides she delivers outstanding experiences for photographers and guests on every voyage.

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Expedition Micro Cruise

with 12 Guests

Guides

2

Zodiacs

2

Compare Our Cruise Experiences

Secret Atlas

  • Smallest Group sizes available in Svalbard and Greenland
  • Room for all our guests in Zodiacs
  • All our guests can explore ashore at the same time
  • Minimal waiting time to go ashore
  • 1 guide for every 6 guests
  • Visit places larger ships can’t reach
  • Longer ashore in an unhurried way
  • Maximum flexibility to explore
  • Authentic expedition style
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Secret Atlas

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Other Operators

  • Larger group sizes in all polar destinations
  • Guests wait in a groups for Zodiacs
  • Guests go ashore in groups. Some sites have restricted numbers
  • Up to an hour wait time to go ashore
  • Average 1 guide for every 10 guests
  • Can’t access all sites 
  • Shore landings are regimented 
  • Set itinerary
  • Luxury rather than expedition