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The Explorer

The spacious and recently refurbished Explorer takes you far into the Arctic while you enjoy a comfortable and refined cruising experience.

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Polar expedition yacht MV Explorer

The polar yacht Explorer was originally built in 1994 as an oceanographic research vessel. It has recently been renovated to reduce its impact on the environment and to completely redesign the interior. The spacious, refurbished polar yacht now offers the most comfortable and refined small ship cruising experience in the Arctic. MV Explorer is served by a crew of 8 people, among them a hotel manager and 2 experienced expeditions guides. With only 12 guests on board it will feel like you are on a private expedition!

Inside, there's a spacious panoramic lounge area with comfortable seating where you can relax and attend our guides' lectures. A gym room, sauna, and jacuzzi are also available for you to unwind after your exciting polar outings.
With an outside lounge-bar on the aft deck and a large observation deck, you will have plenty of opportunites to photograph the incredible scenery while on the ship. Or you can choose to spend some time on the bridge where there is plenty of room for you to scan the horizon looking for wildlife. The ship's 2 zodiacs will bring you ashore for on land exploration at the most remote locations.
The Explorer offers place for a maximum of 12 guests and is fitted with 9 comfortable suites ranging from 14 to 17 square metre. On the upper deck there are 2 dedicated Single Suites for solo travellers and 2 Executive Suites with floor-to-ceiling windows. On the lower deck there are 2 Superior Suites and 3 Deluxe suites. Each of these rooms has windows or portholes and the beds can be used as double or twins.

Accommodation

  • Executive Suite

    • Large spacious suites
    • Double bed
    • Luxury private bathroom with walk-in shower
    • Seating area
    • Floor to ceiling windows
    • Situated on the upper deck

  • Superior Suite

    • Comfortable cabins
    • Double bed or twin beds
    • Luxury private bathroom with walk-in shower
    • Porthole windows
    • Desk and chair
    • Situated on the lower deck

  • Single Deluxe Suite

    • Comfortable cabins for single travellers
    • Double or twin beds
    • Luxury private bathroom with walk-in shower
    • Porthole window
    • Desk and chair
    • Situated on the lower deck

  • Single Cabin

    • Comfortable suites
    • Single bed
    • Private bathroom with shower
    • Seating area
    • Picture windows
    • Situated on the upper deck

  • Suite Bathroom

    Each suite has a luxurious private bathroom with toilet, walk-in shower and wash basin.

  • Single cabin bathroom

    Each single cabin has a private bathroom with shower.

  • Sauna & Jacuzzi

    On board you will find a panoramic sauna and a jaccuzi on deck to heat up after a long day of exploring the Arctic.

  • Your cabin

    In your cabin you will find a hair dryer, bath linen and bathrobes. If you need additional items such as pillows or towels, don't hesitate to ask the crew.
    The beds in our Superior and Single Deluxe suites can be set up as twins (seperate) or a double bed.

Ship Specifications


  • Passengers: 12

  • Length: 46,5 m

  • Breadth: 10,5 m

  • Ice-class: A1

  • Cabins: 9 cabins (11 to 20 m²)

  • Built: 1994

  • Renovated: 2021

  • Zodiacs: 2

  • Facilities: 2 hottubs, 1 sauna, 2 lounges, polar diving equipment

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Dates & Rates

  • MV Explorer Yacht Expedition Svalbard

    Dates
    • 6th Jun - 20th Jun 2023
    • Embark: Lonyearbyen
    • Disembark: Longyearbyen
    Prices per person from
    16,700 EUR

    Special photography voyage with polar photography expert Rinie van Meurs

  • MV Explorer Yacht Expedition Svalbard

    Dates
    • 7th Aug - 18th Aug 2023
    • Embark: Lonyearbyen
    • Disembark: Longyearbyen
    Prices per person from
    13,500 EUR

    Special photography voyage with polar photography expert Rinie van Meurs

  • MV Explorer Winter Whales of Norway

    Dates
    • 27th Oct - 2nd Nov 2023
    • Embark: Tromsø
    • Disembark: Tromsø
    Prices per person from
    Executive Suite
    5,800 EUR
    Single Deluxe Suite
    5,700 EUR
    Superior Suite
    5,500 EUR
    Single Cabin
    5,400 EUR
  • MV Explorer Winter Whales of Norway

    Dates
    • 2nd Nov - 8th Nov 2023
    • Embark: Tromsø
    • Disembark: Tromsø
    Prices per person from
    Executive Suite
    5,800 EUR
    Single Deluxe Suite
    5,700 EUR
    Superior Suite
    5,500 EUR
    Single Cabin
    5,400 EUR
  • MV Explorer Winter Whales of Norway

    Dates
    • 8th Nov - 14th Nov 2023
    • Embark: Tromsø
    • Disembark: Tromsø
    Prices per person from
    Executive Suite
    5,800 EUR
    Single Deluxe Suite
    5,700 EUR
    Superior Suite
    5,500 EUR
    Single Cabin
    5,400 EUR
  • MV Explorer Winter Whales of Norway

    Dates
    • 14th Nov - 20th Nov 2023
    • Embark: Tromsø
    • Disembark: Tromsø
    Prices per person from
    Executive Suite
    5,800 EUR
    Single Deluxe Suite
    5,700 EUR
    Superior Suite
    5,500 EUR
    Single Cabin
    5,400 EUR
  • MV Explorer Winter Whales of Norway

    Dates
    • 20th Nov - 26th Nov 2023
    • Embark: Tromsø
    • Disembark: Tromsø
    Prices per person from
    Executive Suite
    5,800 EUR
    Single Deluxe Suite
    5,700 EUR
    Superior Suite
    5,500 EUR
    Single Cabin
    5,400 EUR
  • MV Explorer Winter Whales of Norway

    Dates
    • 26th Nov - 2nd Dec 2023
    • Embark: Tromsø
    • Disembark: Tromsø
    Prices per person from
    Executive Suite
    5,800 EUR
    Single Deluxe Suite
    5,700 EUR
    Superior Suite
    5,500 EUR
    Single Cabin
    5,400 EUR

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