The Hebridean Sky (formerly the Sea Explorer) is a small expedition ship with an ice-strengthened hull accommodating up to 110 passengers. Following a 6.5 million dollar re-fit, she is perfect for those who wish to combine the adventure of an expeditionary vessel with a high level of comfort.
With only 53 cabins we would describe as suites, all six categories can be twin or double bedded and come with seating area, private bathroom and porthole or picture windows. Several of the suites come with a private balcony reached via sliding doors for even better Antarctic vistas. A small number of triple cabins are also available.
The Hebridean Sky has an excellent zodiac and guide to passenger ratio with 10 zodiacs on board which is crucial for a heightened experience of Antarctica. The additional activities of kayaking on all departures plus camping, snowshoeing and mountaineering on selected departures are an excellent addition to the voyage programme.
Public areas include a panoramic lounge, wraparound sun deck with Jacuzzi, well-stocked library with internet access. Meals are varied each day and wine is included at meal times which is quite rare on Antarctica cruises.
Lightfoot Travel provides tailor-made itineraries that include daily tours and excursions, restaurant recommendations and bookings, and can incorporate Antarctica Cruises into a greater Antarctic holiday. Take a look at Classic Antarctica Cruise as an example of a bespoke itinerary that we can create for you.
The Hebridean Sky Information
- Location & Getting There
The Hebridean Sky is a small expedition ship which sails from Ushuaia in Argentina to the Antarctic Peninsula and Falklands & South Georgia as part of longer cruises.
The ship provides 53 cabins that accomodates up to 110 guests, all of which are twin or double bedded and come with a sitting area, private marble-appointed bathroom and porthole or picture windows. Penthouse Suites and Veranda Suites come with a private balcony accessed via sliding doors and butler service. A small number of triple cabins are also available.
- Fitness room
- Hot water spa
- Observation deck
- Multimedia room
- Dining: 1 restaurant, 1 bar
The Hebridean Sky has 10 zodiacs on board which is crucial for a heightened experience of Antarctica. The additional activities of kayaking on all departures, camping, snowshoeing and mountaineering on selected departures are excellent additions to the voyage programme.
Children are welcome but there are no specific facilities available.