Polar Latitudes

Polar Latitudes was formed to embrace the best aspects of the early years of expedition cruising when adventure companies formed strong alliances with a select network of international sales agents. They have taken this proven business approach and strengthened it by operating as a wholesale-only company with no direct marketing efforts. The focus is entirely on trust with tour operator partners, and their passengers, as they provide world-class expedition experiences on the sister ships Hebridean Sky and Island Sky. Click to meet the office and expedition teams.

Hebridean Sky (formerly Sea Explorer and Corinthian II) and Island Sky are all-suite ships with 56 and 55 cabins respectively. Both are known for their elegance and comfort, offering their guests a perfect combination of on-board luxury and adventurous exploration. Polar Latitudes includes an on-site Passenger Service Representative on all voyages.

Built in 1991, Hebridean Sky was recently refitted at a cost of US$10m, transforming her into one of the world’s finest small ships and up to the same standard as Island Sky, which was built in 1992. All suites are outward facing, with queen-sized or twin beds, a sofa, satellite TV, DVD/CD player, telephone, mini-refrigerator, marble-appointed bathroom with fine toiletries and an area of 225ft² (21m²) or more. The Owner's Suite (35.7m²), Penthouse Suites (30m²) and Veranda Suites (24m²) feature private balconies, accessed via sliding-glass doors.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner menus are changed daily and the emphasis is on providing delicious, as well as balanced and nutritional cuisine. Returning from excursions, passengers enjoy complimentary refreshments, afternoon tea and all-day coffee in The Club, a great space for relaxation surrounded by panoramic windows.

Polar Latitudes offer 11-15 day expedition cruises to the Antarctic Peninsula, 20-22 day trips to the Falklands and South Georgia, and also a special Crossing the Antarctic Circle voyage.

We ask tour operators to please register directly with Polar Latitudes to receive information, images, availability, and to hold options on departures. On request Polar Latitudes can prepare your own branded PDF version of their brochure.

Please see our "Offers" page for Polar Latitudes current promotions.


**Latest News**

JUNE 2019
From the 2021/22 season, Polar Latitudes will add another ship to its portfolio. John McKeon, president of the company, is "thrilled with the new possibilities that MS Seascape will offer us from 2021. The highest ice class gives us the opportunity to develop new routes to more remote regions." The ship is one of the original expedition ships, great for adventure in the polar waters."