SWOOP CRUISES

Many of the small specialist cruise companies, especially in exploration and unusual destinations, do not have offices all over the world. For many very interesting ships we have SWOOP. Swoop act as agents for some ships belonging to other explorer companies like Oceanwide, Nobel Caledonian and Antarctica 21.

EXPLORATION

111m long | 17 m wide |  7 decks | 84 outside cabins | Polar Class 1A Super | 149 guests |  100 Crew |  13.5knots | Built 1990

  • Large picture windows in the dining room mean you can enjoy spectacular Antarctic views as you sip a glass of the included wines and beers
  • variety of deck spaces to soak up the glorious landscape from every angle and take uninterrupted photos
  • A state-of-the-art stabilising system ensures comfort in open water
  • dedicated laboratory for Citizen Science, for those keen to dig deeper
  • 200mb of Wi-Fi is included in your cabin cost, 4 spare computers for general use.

Exploration & Expedition Cruise Ships

Growing fast is the Exploration Cruise industry. How fast? Viking joins the race to the poles

Operated under charter by Aurora Expeditions Australia she is represented by Swoop in the UK.

104m long | 18m wide | 10 decks | Class INFINITY ULSTEIN CX103 (ice-strengthened expedition ship) | 160 guests | 74 Crew |  knots | Year 2019

Sister ships; Ocean Victory, Ocean Explorer, Ocean Odyssey, Ocean Discoverer, Sylvia Earle

Ulstein ship builders

Ulstein Group is a family-owned company comprising several marine enterprises within ship design & solutions, shipbuilding,

Exploration & Expedition Cruise Ships

Growing fast is the Exploration Cruise industry. How fast? Viking joins the race to the poles

101m long | 16m wide |  5 decks | Class  | 132 guests |  87 Crew | 70 Canins | 13 knots

Built in 1975, and refurbished in 2017. 70 cabins, all outward-facing include en-suite bathroom facilities. All cabins have twin beds except for the triple, and there are three suites below the bridge. , as well as a TV and DVD player.  Represented in the UK by Swoop.

Exploration & Expedition Cruise Ships

Growing fast is the Exploration Cruise industry. How fast? Viking joins the race to the poles

126m long | 25m wide |  decks 3 to 8 are passenger access decks |  Class  |  guests |  Crew |  knots

 

  • Built 2019, state-of-the-art ship purposely built for expedition cruising, it has an ice-class hull and a Rolls Royce engine.
  • One of the few Polar ships where every cabin has its own balcony providing easy outdoor access. The suites are modern and luxurious.
  • The glass-domed Observation Lounge is a perfect place to watch for wildlife while staying warm
  • Daily off-ship excursions are complemented by impressive onboard health & wellness facilities
  • Active adventurers will appreciate the optional activities: kayaking, camping & stand-up paddleboarding

World Explorer – Exploration Ship

This is an ice-strengthened expedition ship Class ship launched in 2019. It is one of the few Polar ships where

Exploration & Expedition Cruise Ships

Growing fast is the Exploration Cruise industry. How fast? Viking joins the race to the poles

Owned by TUI and operated by Quark Expeditions, the ship is represented by Swoop in the UK.

 

128m long | m wide |  decks | Class 1A+, PC6  |  199 guests |  140 Crew |  16 knots | 4 lifeboats

 

Exploration & Expedition Cruise Ships

Growing fast is the Exploration Cruise industry. How fast? Viking joins the race to the poles

Owned by Sunstone ships the Sylvia Earle successfully completed her sea trials in November 2021, and launched in 2022. Operated under charter by Aurora Expeditions Australia she is represented by Swoop in the UK.

104m long | 18m wide |  decks | Polar Class 1A / PC6 | 0 guests |  Crew |  knots

 

Ulstein ship builders

Ulstein Group is a family-owned company comprising several marine enterprises within ship design & solutions, shipbuilding,

Exploration & Expedition Cruise Ships

Growing fast is the Exploration Cruise industry. How fast? Viking joins the race to the poles

 

90m long | 30m wide | 7 decks | Ice Class 1C | 120 guests | 72 Crew | 14.5 knots

 

Exploration & Expedition Cruise Ships

Growing fast is the Exploration Cruise industry. How fast? Viking joins the race to the poles

91m long | 16m wide | 7 decks | Ice Class 1C | 114 guests | 72 Crew | 14.5 knots | launcehed 1991 | refurb 2017

A similar vessel to the Hebridean Sky, Island Sky and Caledonian Sky. Owned by SunStone Ships, it is operated by Poseidon Expedition and represented in the UK by Swoop.

The MV Sea Spirit follows the sun northbound in the summer and southbound in the winter.

All eyes are looking for a pod of whales, a family of polar bears or a glaciated mountain vista. The small ship is highly manoeuvrable and capable of navigating the narrow fjords of East Greenland and entering the small bays of Spitsbergen.

 

 

Sea Spirit – Exploration Ship

This is an Ice Class one ship renovated in 2017. At Doris Visits we now list well over 300 ships,

Sea Spirit – Exploration Ship from Poseidon Expeditions

The open-bridge policy means guests can talk to the Captain and officers, watch wildlife and

Exploration & Expedition Cruise Ships

Growing fast is the Exploration Cruise industry. How fast? Viking joins the race to the poles

125m long | 15m wide |  decks | Class 1D  |  210 guests |  106 Crew | Library | WiFi | 15 knots

Built  1974 Refurb History 1986/2012/2019

A large, stable ship. At 15 knots it is fast for a polar ship. Facilities include a wellness programme alongside all of the usual Antarctic activities.

Exploration & Expedition Cruise Ships

Growing fast is the Exploration Cruise industry. How fast? Viking joins the race to the poles