Antarctica Expedition 2026

Ship and Pricing Information

Your Ship – The MS Island Sky

The 118-passenger, all-suite vessel is one of the finest small ships in the world and benefits from unusually spacious accommodation, public areas and outside decks. You will find the atmosphere on board akin to a private yacht or country hotel with a little music in the lounge or bar after dinner, talks from our onboard team and informative port briefings from your Cruise Director or Expedition Leader. After a day of exploration ashore, you will return to the comfort and peace of a well-run and exceedingly comfortable ship. Along with the Captain and officers and the Noble Caledonia crew of 75 plus the KRC Expedition team, we are dedicated to offering you the best possible experience during your time on board. KRC Expeditions and the Island Sky proudly continues our traditions of exceptional, personalized expedition experiences as an all-kosher, Jewish community exploring together to some of the world most unique, pristine, and remoted destinations.  

Your Ship:  On board there are 50 exceptionally spacious and well-designed suites. All feature a seating lounge area, many with private balconies with tinted, sliding glass doors that allow for greatly enhanced viewing opportunities from your suite, for instance when a pod of whales or dolphins is spotted. The feeling of luxury is enhanced by the wood paneling and brass, which predominates throughout the vessel, conveying the atmosphere of a private yacht. The passenger accommodation is arranged over five decks and all suites have outside views. Each affords considerable comfort with an ensuite bathroom featuring marble-topped vanity unit with sink and walk-in shower, a large wardrobe, dressing table with large mirror and stool, and excellent storage. There is a mini-fridge, flat screen television and a telephone in each suite. Refillable water bottles, robes and slippers are also provided for your comfort. Other amenities include a programmable electronic safe, hairdryer, assorted Molton Brown toiletries, air-conditioning and heating. The suites on each deck have their own color theme. Soft hues and blended tones enhance the traditional maritime style, making the passenger accommodation an inviting and relaxing place to be. The comfortable beds in each suite can be configured as either double or twin. The impressive Island Suite located on the Explorer Deck features an extra-large balcony stretching the length of the suite and includes complimentary laundry.  

Your Space:  The spacious and finely decorated public rooms on board the MS Island Sky include a large lounge on the Columbus Deck, featuring a selection of seating options from individual armchairs and sofas to side-cushioned benches. Daily briefings and talks given by the Noble Caledonia onboard team take place in the lounge which is fitted with the highest standard of presentation equipment, including multiple screens. For your convenience, it is also possible to follow the onboard lectures from the comfort of your suite.

In addition to the Main Lounge on the Columbus Deck, there is also The Club, located on the Marco Polo Deck, which features the main bar where the onboard pianist plays periodically throughout the day. The Club also features a 24-hour tea and coffee station. Towards the aft of the ship on the Marco Polo Deck is the library. Well-stocked with reference books pertaining to the destinations the vessel is visiting, and a selection of essential reads, you will not find yourself short of excellent literature on board. A collection of games and devices to access the internet via the ship’s satellite can also be found in the library. Access to the ship’s satellite Wi-Fi via your own device is complimentary on board (signal strength varies depending on location and demand). Newspapers are also placed in the library depending on local availability. The dining room, which can seat all guests in one sitting, is located on the Magellan Deck. Further to this on the top Explorer Deck, the observation area is complete with sun loungers and is ideal for sunbathing, relaxing with a book or spotting wildlife. The walk-around promenade on the Marco Polo Deck provides a unique circular view of the passing seascapes. There is also a small hairdresser on board offering a selection of beauty treatments. For your comfort, there is also a clinic with a doctor on board and a lift which serves all decks. As part of the joy of small-ship cruising, we hope to offer the opportunity to visit the Captain and Officers on the Bridge to check the progress of the vessel (subject to weather or security conditions).

Life Onboard: KRC Expeditions is all about creating community while exploring our planet. You can select a mega ship ship carrying in excess of 4000 passengers (where only a portion of the guests might be kosher) with impersonal service; or join us aboard an all-kosher intimate expedition vessel where a relaxing atmosphere, exceptional glatt-kosher cuisine, high quality service and attention to detail are the order of the day. We create an environment that is warm and convivial, more akin to a private yacht or country hotel in which you can learn more about the wonders of nature, culture and ancient civilizations in the company of like-minded people. Guest speakers and informative port briefings from our expedition leaders and cruise director all contribute to make any voyage aboard this wonderful vessel a memorable and joyful experience. After a day ashore you will return to the comfort and peace of an exceedingly comfortable ship.  

Your Dining: It is quite a task to create a kosher dining experience on an all-kosher vessel, especially when you are cruising to far-flung corners of the globe! Indeed it takes a team of highly talented organizers and chefs to deliver fresh, varied dishes no matter where you are at sea. Fortunately, the KRC Expeditions team, with over 30 years of experience, is well adapted to the world of small-ship cruising where no two days are the same and the menus are often scheduled and tailored around the days’ excursions. With only one sitting and a maximum of just over 100 passengers, you’ll enjoy the signature, sumptuous buffets that KRC River Cruises & KRC Expeditions are famous for throughout your journey. Afternoon tea takes place every day in the comfort of the Lounge. Tea and coffee are also available 24 hours a day. Special diets can be catered for with sufficient notice.

In keeping with the informal atmosphere on board, when dining you are able to choose your seating arrangements at your leisure. For those travelling alone, our onboard and friendly restaurant staff will take care to ensure you are seated with other like-minded travelers. To enhance your dining experience even further, a selection of kosher wines are included with both meals; there is also a comprehensive wine list with a wide selection of new and old-world wines from which to choose.  

 

Please note pricing is yet to be finalized. Pricing below is an approximation. For this reason, we are taking non-committed pre-registration requests. You may pre-register to tentative hold your cabin space and category based on availability on a first come first served basis. Once prices are finalized you will be contacted and at that time you may secure your registration with deposit.
Your Cabin/Suites

All suites feature exterior views, your choice of queen or two twin beds, sitting area with sofa and/or side chairs, flat screen TV with DVD/CD player, telephone, ensuite temperature controls, personal safe, mini-bar, marble-appointed bathroom with fine toiletries and hair dryer (note that the American outlets have 110 volts).

 

CATEGORY 1 Magellan Deck Standard Ocean-View Suite

230 sq ft / 21 sq m, located on the Magellan Deck with sitting area, private bathroom, and large portholes. Bed can be configured as two twins or one queen.

Price: $12,650 pp/dbl  

CATEGORY 2 Columbus Deck Superior Ocean-View Suite
230 sq ft / 21 sq m, located on the Columbus Deck with sitting area, private bathroom, and large picture window. Bed can be configured as two twins or one queen.

Price: $13,950 pp/dbl 

CATEGORY 3 Marco Polo Deck Premium Ocean-View Balcony Suite

230 sq ft / 21 sq m, located on the Marco Polo Deck with sitting area, private bathroom, and tinted, sliding glass patio doors leading to a 30 sq f private balcony. Bed can be configured as two twins or one queen.

Price: $15,950 pp/dbl   

CATEGORY 4 Marco Polo Deck Corner Ocean-View Balcony Suite

240 sq ft / 22 sq m, located on the Marco Polo Deck with sitting area, private bathroom, and tinted, sliding glass patio doors leading to a 30 sq f private balcony. Bed can be configured as two twins or one queen.

Price: $16,750 pp/triple  

CATEGORY 5 Erikson Deck Deluxe Ocean-View Balcony Suite

260 sq ft / 24 sq m, located on the Erikson Deck with sitting area, private bathroom, and tinted, sliding glass patio doors leading to a large 45 sq f private balcony with table and chairs. Bed can be configured as two twins or one queen.

Price: $18,650 pp/dbl   

CATEGORY 6 – Explorer Deck Owner’s Ocean-View Balcony Suite

325 sq ft / 24 sq m, located on the Erikson Deck with sitting area, private bathroom, and tinted, sliding glass patio doors leading to a large 80 sq f private balcony with table, chairs and sun lounger. Bed can be configured as two twins or one queen.

Price: $19,950 pp/dbl  

CATEGORY 7 – Explorer Deck Island Ocean-View Balcony Suite

385 sq ft / 34 sq m two room suite located on the Erikson Deck with sitting area, private bathroom, and tinted, sliding glass patio doors leading to an extra-large 110 sq f private balcony with table, chairs and sun lounger. Bed can be configured as two twins or one queen. Includes free laundry service.

Price: $22,650 pp/dbl 

*Note that the above measurements are approximate averages and exact cabin size can vary.

*Note prices are subject to change. Final pricing is released once general registration is open for booking.
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Please note pricing is yet to be finalized. Pricing below is an approximation. For this reason, we are taking non-committed pre-registration requests. You may pre-register to tentative hold your cabin space and category based on availability on a first come first served basis. Once prices are finalized you will be contacted and at that time you may secure your registration with deposit.
Highlights on board
Booking:

To make a reservation please click on the “Reserve Your Cruise” button to fill out the on-line tour registration forms, including your $1000 per person deposit by credit card. If you need assistance with your reservation or would like to make your deposit by check or wire transfer, please call us and we can do so over the phone.  

Due to the popularity and limited space on our luxury yacht cruises, reservations can only be guaranteed with a deposit of $1000 per person. Final payment must be received no later than 180 days (July 8, 2025), prior to departure or booking is subject to cancellation, and payments forfeited and non-transferable. Deposit may be made with credit card, check, wire, or bank transfer. Final payments can only be made by check, wire, or bank transfer. We highly recommend all passengers take out travel insurance at the time of initial booking.  

Air Booking

At the time of your booking with deposit, KRC will purchase your flight tickets at the current price from the airline. You will be advised of this cost, and it will be added to your invoice. Please note air tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. It is advisable to make your reservation for the cruise as soon as possible for us to obtain the best possible price for your flights. Air ticket prices start from approximately $350pp return and are subject to price fluctuation depending on ticket price at time of initial booking. 

Internal tickets must be purchased through KRC as part of your tour package since our program is based on specific flights and timetables for cruise departure and arrival from Ushuaia.

For those who need assistance with booking with your international air flight (to and from Buenos Aries from international destinations), please call us and we can supply you the contact information for an outside air agent. Please note there may be a ticket-issue fee of $50 per person for this service.  

Insurance: Due to the nature of this cruise, travel insurance is compulsory for all guests. Guests have the option of purchasing travel insurance via our website (link) or on their own. Proof of insurance must be presented prior to departure to ensure participation. Please note those with preexisting conditions must purchase insurance within 7 days of registration to ensure full coverage.

Included features:

  • Delicious Glatt Kosher dining, with all meals included (buffet breakfast, lunch, afternoon coffee, cakes & tea, and dinner in the elegant Panorama-Restaurant, which accommodates all guests in one seating  
  • Coffee & water stations 
  • Open bar for the duration of the cruise 
  • On-site synagogue for daily Minyanim, complete with Sefer Torah and on-site shiurim by our Rabbinic staff. 
  • Shore excursion use of parka jacket and waterproof boots on board.  
  • Knowledgeable local guides 
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi  
  • Use of all ship-board amenities and programming (some for an additional fee)  
  • On-board entertainment    
  • Included features as specified in the itinerary (incl.)  
  • Services of experienced cruise directors and KRC Expedition cruise staff throughout the cruise 
  • 10-night / 11-day cruise accommodation in outside stateroom 
  • Airport group transfers day of cruise and day of cruise departure    
  • Plus so much more! 

What’s not included?

  • Airfare: Group air departing and arriving from the same gateway can be arranged through our air desk, please call for details.  
  • Port Fees $375 per person 
  • Gratuities $300 per person will be invoiced and given directly to the crew and guides 
  • Optional guided tours  
  • Miscellaneous on-board services and amenities 
  • Insurance 

*Please note pricing and itinerary is subject to change. 

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