Ships & Ratings

All ships sailing in Antarctica are listed below, by cruise line. For detailed information about a cruise ship or line, click any link. The ship rating is based on a 6-star system, and the key to the ratings follows.

Ship Ratings Key

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Cruise Line Ship Year Built Refurbished Passengers Rating
Azamara Azamara Pursuit 2001 2018 690
Azamara Quest 2000 2016 690
Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Infinity 2001 2018 2,170
Crystal Cruises Crystal Endeavor 2020 200
Holland America Line Oosterdam 2003 2016 1,964
Volendam 1999 2019 1,432
Westerdam 2004 2017 1,964
Hurtigruten Fram 2007 2020 348
MS Fridtjof Nansen 2020 695
MS Roald Amundsen 2018 689
Norwegian Cruise Line Norwegian Star 2001 2018 2,348
Oceania Cruises Marina 2011 2016 1,250
Ponant L'Austral 2011 264
Le Boreal 2010 264
Le Commandant Charcot 2021 270
Le Lyrial 2015 264
Princess Cruises Diamond Princess 2004 2017 2,670
Sapphire Princess 2004 2018 2,670
Quark Expeditions Ocean Adventurer 1975 2017 122
Ocean Diamond 1986 2012 189
Ultramarine 2020 199
World Explorer 2019 176
Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours Scenic Eclipse 2019 228
Seabourn Seabourn Quest 2011 2018 450
Silversea Cruises Silver Cloud 1994 2017 254
Silver Whisper 2001 2017 388
Silver Wind 1995 2018 298
Viking Viking Octantis 2022 378
Viking Polaris 2022 378