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An elegant, classy US-operated ship which captures the nostalgia of life on the ocean.

Island Sky is a small, first class vessel carrying up to 112 guests on expedition cruises to Antarctica. While you are treated to an experience which is full of the thrills of unpredictability and exploration, you’ll be reassured that your every comfort is catered for in a pleasing and cosy environment on board. Your spacious state rooms and the public areas are fitted and furnished to the standards of a top quality classic hotel, with wardrobe, fridge, safe and robes provided in the cabins while the lounge is sumptuously carpeted, with sofas and mellow lighting.

The facilities are also top drawer, ranging from a presentation room, gym, observation deck and elevators, while the observation platform offers undiluted views. Lectures and presentations are delivered by polar veterans. The smart (but not stuffy or formal) restaurant serves gourmet cuisine and you may also eat al fresco.

Once you leave the ship by Zodiac (no steps down!) on an excursion, you’ll discover a particularly high level of professionalism and zeal among the members of the enthusiastic expedition team which is dedicated to looking after you and providing you with the best possible Antarctic experience.

What our clients say

97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.

Tailor made holiday

Our specialists have been expertly crafting award-winning tailor-made holidays to Latin America for 40 years. We would be delighted to create a truly personalised trip which perfectly matches your wishes and requirements.

Lina Fuller
Lina Fuller - Travel Expert

Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.

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Real Latin America Experts

  • Carrie Gallagher
    Carrie Gallagher - Travel Expert

    A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.

  • Hannah Waterhouse
    Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert

    Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.

  • Mary Anne Nelson
    Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Expert

    Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.

  • Chris Rendell Dunn
    Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Expert

    Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.

  • Kathryn Rhodes
    Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Expert

    Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

  • Sophie Barber
    Sophie Barber - Travel Expert

    Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.

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