Antarctic Expedition

On the World’s Only All-Kosher Expedition Ship

KRC Expeditions Presents:

On the World’s Only All-Kosher Expedition Ship

Antarctic Expedition

Kosher River Cruises KRC Expeditions raises the bar once again as we continue to push the boundaries on our signature all-kosher, all-inclusive, luxury destinations. For December 2026, we introduce the world’s first, once-in-a-lifetime, all-kosher Antarctic Expedition – for just 100 guests!

The Journey: Even today, after many decades of exploration, Antarctica remains a world apart, a majestic last frontier surpassing even the most jaded of travelers’ expectations. Join us aboard the MS Island Sky and follow in the footsteps of researchers, pioneers, adventurers and discoverers on this all-kosher expedition cruise to the seventh continent.

It is hard to put into words the sheer grandeur of an Antarctic landscape. This most southern of continents, this desert of ice is so unique and uncommon to man’s experience that even the most dramatic of photographs pale into insignificance when one is confronted by the sheer magnitude, beauty and wonder of an Antarctic landscape. Enormous icebergs rise from the sea, hillsides are covered with thousands of penguins, and seals basking on icebergs dot the channels and straits through which we will sail. The sights, sounds and emotions will stay with you forever.

For most travelers, the Antarctic experience is a once in a lifetime visit, and so it is important that the trip should be as rewarding as possible. The 100-passenger MS Island Sky with KRC Expeditions is the perfect vessel, both in terms of the educational experience on board and the number and quality of opportunities ashore. Antarctica is to be experienced and not only to merely be seen, and we believe the best way to do this is on board a small ship. Our in-depth itinerary allows for eleven days of exploration on the Peninsula and has been timed for late summer, when whale sightings are at their peak, the penguin chicks begin to fledge and brave their first swim, and the snow algae is in bloom. In between our landings and while at sea, you can pass the time on deck looking for wildlife, attend the series of lectures by members of the expedition team or simply relax on board while enjoying the facilities.

This exceptional adventure is capped by our culinary team, led by Master Kosher Chef Malcolm Green, who will create throughout your voyage our signature, sumptuous kosher buffets which our guests have enjoyed for over 25 years of cruising with us. You will enjoy the unique family atmosphere that KRC Expeditions creates on each of our voyages, exploring and traveling together as a community on our all-kosher Expedition Ship!

MS Island Sky – Small Ship Cruising at its Best:  Antarctica is to be experienced, not just to be seen, and we believe the only way to do this is on board a small ship so as to maximize the time spent ashore. Enjoying the wonders of this icy paradise in the company of a small and enthusiastic party is the perfect way to benefit from a visit to this extraordinary place. Travelling with you on board will be polar expedition experts and naturalists with many years of experience in Antarctica; they will add immeasurably to your experience. While there are ships in Antarctica carrying higher numbers of passengers beyond the 100 guests on board the MS Island Sky, due to the restrictions placed on vessels, limiting the number of passengers allowed to land at any one time, the larger vessels can offer only very restricted landings. The MS Island Sky, however, can follow the strict Antarctic rules and yet have all guests ashore at the same time.

Itinerary

Day 1 (Mo) Embark Buenos Aires:
Your journey begins at Buenos Aires, Argentina International Airport where we will meet for our chartered flight to Ushuaia, Argentina. Upon arrival, we will transfer to our ship and set sail to the Great White Continent.
Days 2 (Tu) & 3 (We) At Sea Drake Passage:
Start your voyage with two leisurely days on board. Attend some lectures, look for wildlife or simply relax as we make our way across the Drake Passage towards Antarctica. Named after the 16th century English seaman Sir Francis Drake, the Drake Passage separates the southernmost tip of South America from Antarctica. This is a particularly good area to spot many species of seabirds, including the black-browed albatross, the cape petrel and the Antarctic prion. We will also be on the lookout for whales.
Days 4 (Th) to 8 (Mo) Antarctic Exploration:
We have five days of exploration around the Peninsula, which will include many of the best places for viewing the vast biodiversity of Antarctic species and iconic, icy environments from glaciers to enormous tabular icebergs. We cruise between the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, sailing along ice-filled fjords among spectacular icebergs, njoying the company of seabirds, penguins, seals, and whales. Each day, we disembark by Zodiac boat to explore the landscape together with expert polar guides. On board the ship we’ll enjoy spectacular vistas from the glass-enclosed lounge while sharing our daily adventures with fellow guests. No two journeys are ever the same, as flexibility is the key to success in Antarctica. The Expedition Team sets the voyage route in order to take advantage of the ever-changing opportunities provided by nature, crafting a unique and extraordinary experience each time. While the exact itinerary varies with each expedition, you can explore several spots that offer the best possible overview of the varied Antarctic environment. Your Antarctic cruise may include visits to sites such as Paulet Island, Hope Bay, Port Lockroy, Petermann Island, Paradise Bay, Deception Island, the Lemaire Channel, or many other magnificent places. Your polar adventure is very fluid and active, with several daily landings and cruises in Zodiac boats, lectures and an altogether enjoyable time on board.

*Our magical Antarctic Shabbat together will take place as we are docked within view of magical icebergs and ice shelves teaming with wildlife. They can be viewed up close with incredible detail from your cabin balcony and ship’s observation decks.

Days 9 (Tu) & 10 (We) At Sea Drake Passage
Enjoy a final leisurely two days on board and reminisce with your fellow travelers about all you have seen and experienced during our expedition. Keep your cameras and binoculars close as we spot magnificent sea birds, such as albatrosses and petrels scouring our wake, as well as different species of whales on their way south to Antarctica.
Day 11 (Th): Ushuaia to Buenos Aires
Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport for our scheduled flight to Buenos Aires.
Please note pricing is yet to be finalized. Pricing 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.
Approximate starting price from: $12,650 pp/dbl 11
days

Coming Soon – December 2026

The Ultimate Expedition

Antarctica is a destination that, quite simply, defies the imagination. This remote polar region comprises beautiful, untouched icescapes and captivating wildlife. Prepare yourself for an Expedition Voyage that will take your breath away at every turn. This 11-day polar expedition to Antarctica is filled with awe-inspiring glacial landscapes, unbridled adventure and wildlife that will capture your heart, from humpback whales to colonies of waddling penguins.  Our all-inclusive, all-kosher cruise provides our guests with once-in-a-lifetime encounters, and unforgettable memories.

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.

CRUISE RATES

ACCOMODATIONS

Our 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.

SCHEDULE

Our all-inclusive river cruise vacation includes daily tours at each of our ports of call.

Cruise Tour

  • Day 1  (Mon): Embark Buenos Aires
  • Day 2  (Tu) & 3 (We): At Sea Drake Passage
  • Day 4  (Th) to 8 (Mo):Antarctic Exploration
  • Day 9 (Tu) & 10 (We): At Sea Drake Passage 
  • Day 11 (Th) Ushuaia to Buenos Aires

*Please note that itinerary is subject to change

Air Booking

On your behalf we will purchase the flight tickets from Buenos Aries to and from Ushuaia round trip at time of booking. These tickets start from approximately $350pp return and are subject to price fluctuation depending on price at time of initial registration.

At the time of your booking with deposit, KRC will purchase the 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.

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 air flight, please call us and we can supply you the contact information for an outside air agent. Please note there will be a ticket-issue fee of $50 per person for this service.

Embarkation & Disembarkation

Embarkation (Buenos Aries):

Our adventure begins at Buenos Aries International Airport where we meet for our scheduled chartered flight to Ushuaia (3.5hr flight) where we will be transferred to our ship for disembarkation. Flight times TBA.

Disembarkation (Ushuaia – Buenos Aries):

Guests will disembark the ship with transfer and charter return flight to Buenos Aries. Flight times TBA.

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.

Gentle Walkers

Guests with limited mobility are not recommended to book this tour due to its adventurous nature. Shore excursions will require movement over ice fields of uneven ground, with transfers made via Zodiacs to and from our vessel.  

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