Style and luxury on the high seas! The Hebridean Sky (ex Sea Explorer) is a 296 foot, all-suite ship built in 1992 whose ice-strengthened hull is ideally suited for navigating the frozen channels of Antarctica. Renowned for its elegance, impeccable service and charm, the Hebridean Sky combines the comfort of traditional cruising with the robust virtues required of an Antarctic expedition ship and has recently upgraded its stabilization, fuel efficiency and communications systems.
The Hebridean Sky offers both fly-cruise programmes from Punta Arenas in southern Chile as well as regular cruises from Ushuaia at the tip of Argentina.
There are six different categories of all-suite accommodation and although the ship has a capacity for 110 guest, it will only accommodate a maximum of 71 travellers. This allows all guests to disembark at the same landing spot in accordance with the 100 person limit imposed by the marine authorities.
All Suites are spacious, well appointed, and feature a sitting area, private bathroom and twin beds that can be joined to form a queen-size bed. All boast picture windows or portholes enabling passengers to wake up to the breathtaking ice-scapes. In addition, several suites include a private balcony accessed via a sliding door – the perfect spot to enjoy a sun-downer (if the sun ever truly sets!) at the end of the day.
Additional areas include a panoramic lounge “The Club”, a library, lecture room/lounge, a wraparound Sun Deck with Jacuzzi, an Exercise Room, and even a small medical clinic.
The Hebridean Sky offers the perfect marriage of comfort and adventure and its fly-cruise program is ideal for poor sailors who wish to avoid the infamous Drake Passage.