MS Island Sky


MS Island Sky is an all-suite, all-inclusive small expedition vessel with elegance imbued throughout. Constructed in an Italian Shipyard using the finest techniques, and re-released for the 2018 season with new features, the Island Sky blends tasteful design, enticing amenities, and a unique Antarctic experience into one exquisite live aboard.

The 91-metre ship boasts spacious, well-appointed suites (some with private balconies), stylish common areas, and technology that ensures a smooth expedition, even under the most challenging of conditions.

World-class cuisine will fuel you for adventures in the southern most part of the world. Several public lounges and bars and a large outside deck are perfect for taking in the ever-changing panoramas.

Soak up the knowledge of Polar Experts on board, then live the stories firsthand with Sea Bird sighting surveys, iceberg spotting, and forays on Zodiacs to marvel at nature’s glory up close.

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Location & Getting There

The MS Island Sky offers several itineraries that explore Antarctica, departing regularly from Ushuaia. The closest airport is Malvinas Argentinas Ushuaia International Airport, with daily flights from Buenos Aires.


The 91-metre MS Island Sky sleeps up to 106 guests in 54 tastefully appointed staterooms, ranging from 21 square metres and up. Twin beds (which can be configured into a queen) are outfitted with crisp linens, creating a tempting spot to retreat and be rocked to sleep by the gentle lull of the ocean. All rooms include a sitting area, flat screen TV, independent temperature controls, and exterior windows bathing the room in natural light. Marble-appointed ensuite bathrooms are the perfect place to start and end your day, bookending Antarctic adventures. For a little something special book one of the Promenade or Deluxe suites that include a Nespresso machine and sliding glass doors, so you can enjoy your morning cuppa with a good dose of fresh air.


World-class cuisine will fuel you for adventures in the southern most part of the world. Satisfy your curiosity on everything Antarctic, with presentations on wildlife and history from some of the foremost Polar Experts in the region. Then experience the chilling territory firsthand on day trips to penguin rookeries, seal wallows, bird colonies, and whale feeding areas, as well as sites of historic and scientific interest.

Select itineraries stop at an active scientific bases. Others journey to the Falkland Islands, visiting remote farms that have been family-owned for six and seven generations. Whatever the plan, rest assured it will include spectacular wildlife, incredible stories, and memories that will last a lifetime.


Contact us for more information on kid-friendly departures with the MS Island Sky.

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Why we recommend MS Island Sky

MS Island Sky is the sister ship to one of our favourite vessels, Hebridean Sky. This relatively small deluxe all-suite vessel offers a touch of old-world elegance alongside state-of the-art-technology to enable smooth sailing where possible including across the Drake Passage. The Polar experts onboard are supremely knowledgeable, and the outside decks are wonderful for soaking up the scenery.

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