Hebridean Sky: Ship Details and Overview


Formerly sailing under the name ‘Sea Explorer’, the Hebridean Sky underwent a 6 million dollar refurbishment early in 2016 and the new boat hit the waters in June. The vessel has been known for years for its excellent on board service and refined elegance.

The atmosphere on board the Hebridean Sky is perhaps similar to a large luxury yacht. There is always a strong feeling of camaraderie aboard the ship and passengers will love the state of the art equipment. The ship has an ice-strengthened hull and is fully stabilized for passengers that suffer from sea sickness.

The vessel provides excellent fuel efficiency, state of the art navigation and a small fleet of zodiacs, making it the perfect luxury exploration ship! All cabins are spacious and light with windows, TVs and private en suites and the public areas include a live lounge, library and fitness center.

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​Hebridean Sky Ship Overview


  • Ship Type: Luxury Expedition Ship
  • Passengers: 114
  • Cabins : 58
  • Length : 297 feet
  • Speed : 15
  • Beam : 50
  • Draft : 12
  • Voltage : 110V

Cabin Options

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​Owner's suite

On-Board Facilities

Public Area Facilities

The Hebridean Sky is a luxury cruise ship designed to give people an elegant and professionally serviced Antarctic experience within 5 star comfort.

The Hebridean Sky is a small vessel which allows the ship to make daily shore landings. With a number of zodiacs on board, passengers will never miss a single photo opportunity or wildlife viewing.

With luxury in mind, the facilities on board the Hebridean Sky are excellent and only the finest fittings and furnishings are used throughout the ship. Facilities include Library with Internet access, Lounge with daily Live Entertainment, bar, spacious Dining Room, Wraparound Sun Deck, Exercise Room, Beauty Salon, Medical Facilities and Elevator.

Cabin Facilities

Like the public areas, the cabins on the Hebridean Sky are luxurious, light and spacious.

All cabins aboard the Hebridean Sky are outside facing suites that offer excellent sea views. The Veranda and Penthouse suites also offer private balconies.

All suites include a bedroom with twin or queen-size beds, separate sitting area, mini bar, flat screen TV with DVD player, sat telephone, Climate control and a marble-appointed en suite bathroom with lovely toiletries and hairdryer.

If you wish, the sofa can be also be converted to a bed for a third person.

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Activities Offered





$180 per person on average – camping info


$465 per person on average


Adventure itineraries only

Photography Workshop

Selected itineraries only

Shore-based walking

Included in price


Included in price

Polar Plunge and Zodiac Trip

Included in price

Helicopter Ride

Price varies


Price varies

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