Explorer Cruises

Explorer II

Specifically designed for cruising through icy waters, Explorer II is a exploration ship that can accommodate up to 300 guests. But in Antarctica we’ve chosen to limit her complement to a maximum of only 198 guests. The ship is stylish, yet unpretentious. With her gleaming brass, polished wood and works of original art, she’s often likened to a country house hotel, and she brings a rare touch of comfortable, informal refinement to Antarctica travel.


  • Main Dining Room (dinner)
  • The Verandah (breakfast & lunch)


  • The Lounge
  • Shackleton
  • South Cape
  • The Bridge
  • Cinema

Onboard Activities

  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Sun deck
  • Fitness Centre
  • Beauty Centre
  • Library
  • Smoking room
  • Card room
  • Photo lab
  • Duty free

Ship facts

Ship Details
Gross Tonnage   12,500 tonnes
Star Rating   5 Star
Size/Style of Ship  
Entered Service   1996
Registry   Bahamas
Former Name   N/A
Length   133 metres
Beam   20 metres
Draft   6 metres
Maximum Cruising Speed (knots)   16
Passenger Capacity (twin)   198
Crew   146
Nationality of Officers   European
Nationality of Crew   European/International
Total Cabins   102
Total Inside cabins   0
Total Outside cabins   102
Cabin/Suites with Balcony   12
Wheelchair Accessible Cabins   0
Passenger Decks   6
Cabin Electricity  
Elevators   2
Self-Service Laundry   Yes
Onboard Currency (subject to change)