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Our Ships

Our Ships

Effortless luxury

Whether you’re voyaging on Hebridean Sky, or her sister ship Island Sky, superior comfort and attentiveness are the rule of every day. Recent ten-million-dollar upgrades on both ships ensures the very latest in safety and style, including state-of-the-art stabilization, ice-strengthened hulls, the very latest communication systems, and beautifully designed rooms and common areas.

We like to refer to our service, style and general atmosphere as “effortless luxury,” providing ubiquitous creature comforts and attention to detail, with none of the stuffiness that often accompanies the word “luxury.”

One of the finest small ships in the world

In the spring of 2016, Hebridean Sky underwent a ten million dollar refit, transforming her into the safest and most comfortable ship in her class. Formerly known as the Sea Explorer, she has always been known for her effortless elegance, impeccable service, and atmosphere of charm and camaraderie.

Hebridean Sky continues that tradition while adding a host of new amenities as well as state of the art stabilization, ice-strengthened hull, fuel efficiency, and upgraded communications systems. All suites and public spaces have been completely redecorated.

Accommodations

Owner's Suite

includes private balcony

Penthouse Suite

includes private balcony

Veranda Suite

includes private balcony

Deluxe Suite

Promenade Suite

Window Suite

Porthole Suite

All Voyages Include:

  • Up to Two Pre-Voyage Hotel Nights
  • Complimentary Wine or Beer with Dinner
  • Certified Emergency MD and Clinic
  • World Class Cuisine
  • Live Entertainment
  • Complimentary Coffee/Tea station
  • Voyage Photographer
  • Dedicated Passenger Service Manager
  • Complimentary Expedition Jacket
Suites Feature:
  • Exterior views
  • Sitting area with sofa or side chairs and table
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Telephone
  • Independent temperature controls
  • Mini-Bar
  • Marble-appointed bathroom with fine toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • 220 square feet or more

Owner’s, Penthouse, & Veranda Suites
include all standard features plus:

  • En suite Champagne & Chocolates on arrival
  • Complimentary Mini-Bar
    (beer, wine, & soft drinks)
  • En suite Nespresso machine

Promenade & Deluxe Suites
include all standard features plus:

  • En suite Champagne & Chocolates on arrival
  • Complimentary Mini-Bar
    (beer, wine, & soft drinks)
  • En suite Nespresso machine available on request

Common Spaces

Luxurious and Comfortable

I had no idea how luxurious and comfortable this trip would be. Incredible service and food. Expedition Staff taught us so much, making the trip memorable. It’s clear that they are genuinely excited about the adventure.

Rich R.
Peninsula, 2018

Library

Club/Lounge

Restaurant

Restaurant

Lido Deck

Reception

Facilities:
  • Elevator serving all passenger decks
  • Panoramic Top Deck Observation Platform
  • Upgraded WIFI Internet
  • Library with computers
  • Bar/Lounge with Live Entertainment
  • DVD Movie Library and Audiovisual Facilities
Sister Ship to Hebridean Sky

Island Sky and Hebridean Sky are truly sisters. Built in the same Italian Shipyard, both boast spacious, well-appointed suites, stylish common areas, ice-strengthened hulls, and redundant core technology that allows them to operate smoothly, even under the most challenging conditions. 

Both ships are all-suite, all-inclusive small expedition vessels with touches of elegance throughout. In 2017, Island Sky received additional upgrades, including the addition of tinted sliding glass doors to all cabins on Promenade Deck 4.

Accommodations

Owner's Suite

includes private balcony

Penthouse Suite

includes private balcony

Veranda Suite

includes private balcony

Promenade Suite

with tinted sliding glass doors

Deluxe Suite

with tinted sliding glass doors

Window Suite

Porthole Suite

All Voyages Include:

  • Up to Two Pre-Voyage Hotel Nights
  • Complimentary Wine or Beer with Dinner
  • Certified Emergency MD and Clinic
  • World Class Cuisine
  • Live Entertainment
  • Complimentary Coffee/Tea station
  • Voyage Photographer
  • Dedicated Passenger Service Manager
  • Complimentary Expedition Jacket
Suites Feature:
  • Exterior views
  • Sitting area with sofa or side chairs and table
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Telephone
  • Independent temperature controls
  • Mini-Bar
  • Marble-appointed bathroom with fine toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • 220 square feet or more

Owner's, Penthouse, & Veranda Suites
include all standard features plus:

  • En suite Champagne & Chocolates on arrival
  • Complimentary Mini-Bar
    (beer, wine, & soft drinks)
  • En suite Nespresso machine

Promenade and Deluxe Suites
include all standard features plus:

  • Tinted sliding glass doors, bringing Antarctica into your suite and giving easy access to the outer deck
  • En suite Champagne & Chocolates on arrival
  • Complimentary Mini-Bar
    (beer, wine, & soft drinks)
  • En suite Nespresso machine available on request

Common Spaces

Small Ship Experience

This has been our 1st smaller ship/expedition experience and we loved every minute. It was so special to sit down with the crew members at mealtime and get to know them, even the Captain mingled with passengers (and washed boots), this is something we have never seen on the big ship cruises.

Bonita J.
Falklands, South Georgia, & Antarctica, 2017

Library

Club/Lounge

Bar

Restaurant

Lido Deck

Reception

Facilities:
  • Elevator serving all passenger decks
  • Tinted sliding glass doors in all cabins on Promenade Deck 4
  • Panoramic Top Deck Observation Platform
  • Upgraded WIFI Internet
  • Library with computers
  • DVD Movie Library
  • 24/7 Coffee/Tea Station
  • Bar/Lounge with Live Entertainment
  • Audiovisual Facilities
Coming Soon...the MS Seascape

Polar Latitudes will begin operating the MS Seascape in Antarctica in November of 2021.  Seascape features a Super 1-A ice class rating -- the highest ice class awarded to passenger vessels. The ship offers all outside-facing staterooms (some with balconies), and a beautifully appointed dining room with large picture windows. There is also a second kitchen on the Lido deck to facilitate dining el fresco when weather permits.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES:

  • Library
  • Two Elevators
  • Fitness Center
  • Small Clinic
  • Sauna
  • Science Lab
Full details on the sailing schedule, ship specifications, & rates will be available in the late winter of 2020.
Click Here to receive a complete brochure
when it becomes available.

Veranda

includes balcony

Penthouse

includes balcony

Veranda (Twin Setup)

includes balcony

Window

Porthole