In the spring of 2016 a $6.5m refit transformed the 55 cabin Sea Explorer into the all new Hebridean Sky, one of the world’s best small ships. Famed for her effortless elegance, high levels of comfort, experienced crew and adventure, the Hebridean Sky is the perfect remedy for someone looking for an escapade with a hint of luxury.

Ollie is here to help give you the inside track.

The refurbishment welcomed a new Owners Suite with separate living room and bedroom areas, improved WiFi signal throughout the vessel and significant eco changes and waste disposal improvements to reduce the vessel's carbon footprint.

There's a range of cabin suites available almost all of which feature Queen or twin beds, marble appointed bathrooms, complimentary champagne and chocolates upon arrival, complimentary use of the mini bar and a $100 gift card to be spent in the shop. Their more premium suites, on the top two decks, feature private balconies.

First class cuisine is served daily with buffet style breakfasts and lunches enjoyed outside on deck five (weather permitting) and a daily set menu in the evenings compromising of salads, hot appetisers and four entrees.

Communal areas include The Club, a panorama lounge, where you will find all day coffee and afternoon tea - a welcome treat post excursions. The Lounge has audio-visual facilities to swot up on the surrounding area and the beauty of its creatures, however should you fancy a star gaze the observation deck commands exceptional views.

Why we love it

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Their expert team offer a personalised experience into the Antarctic that really does go above and beyond.

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Ollie is our Antarctica expert and as a seasoned traveller has the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

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