APT Small Ships Head to Antarctica, Arctic and Northern Europe in 2019

L'Austral APT Expedition Cruise

In 2019 APT Small Ships turn their attention to the polar regions, offering boutique and luxury polar expedition cruises to Antarctica, the Arctic and Northern Europe. Join APT for a journey like no other, aboard an exclusive small ship cruise and gain a new perspective of the world.

With APT, an adventure to the most enticing remote locations imaginable need not compromise on luxury or comfort. Guided by an expert APT Expedition Team, venture further than you have before.  Explore deeper into the fjords of Norway or make landfall in Antarctica, cruising aboard an expedition small ship.

For the first time, in 2019 you can join an APT hosted group aboard a luxury expedition small ship bound for the Arctic and glorious Greenland.

Board one of APT’s own boutique small ships, the MS Hebridean Sky, to explore the fjords of Norway, historic towns of the Baltics and remote islands that lie between Iceland and the northern shores of Scotland.

Wishing to explore the northern extremities?  Travel with an APT hosted group aboard the luxury L’Austral from Spitsbergen to Greenland via the remote Jan Mayen island. Accompanied by an extensive expedition team, as well as a dedicated APT Cruise Director and APT guest host Captain Peter Martin, this adventure is sure to leave you with lifelong memories.

In 2019, APT will also charter the luxurious, French designed and operated Le Lyrial for expeditions to Antarctica departing from South America. Perhaps linger longer in South America and combine this polar experience with a land journey through Brazil or Peru or seek out the unique discoveries that await in the Galápagos Islands.

L'Austral APT Small Ship Cruise

One thing that is certain, regardless of the type of APT Small Ship Expedition cruise you choose to embark on, is that all feature comprehensive itineraries packed with included sightseeing and intimate small group excursions. Aboard APT’s exclusive Small Ships Expedition Cruises the professional and attentive crew cater to your every need.

With the boutique size of APT’s MS Hebridean Sky, you will enjoy the freedom to venture beyond the regular tourist trail. With fewer guests aboard, enjoy uncrowded small group excursions and unparalleled access to the extraordinary destinations you explore. At each port you visit with APT, a range of included sightseeing excursions await.

With guest numbers of a little over 100 and 75 crew members aboard the MS Hebridean Sky, the crew to passenger ratio means you will step aboard as a guest and leave your journey feeling part of the APT family.

Meanwhile, APT’s privately or partially chartered luxury small ships are the pinnacle of poise and sophistication. Cruising on the APT private charter to Antarctica aboard Le Lyrial, you will enjoy the benefits of spacious suites, well-appointed public spaces and large outside deck areas perfect for taking in the ever-changing panoramas of the world’s most stunning locales.

Offering enticing adventure while in complete comfort, small ship cruising with APT is all about uncovering the world’s most fascinating destinations in style. With cruises throughout Northern Europe including the Norwegian fjords, the Baltic Sea and Iceland, and venturing to the northern and southern polar regions of Greenland and Antarctica there is an APT Small Ship cruise to suit everyone.

For an experience like no other, find your APT small ship cruise today.


Natasha Goncalves
Natasha is the Marketing and Content Specialist at Global Journeys. With over five years’ experience in the travel industry, she is enjoying bringing her experience to our content and communications. A writer and traveller at heart, Natasha enjoys influencing others to get out and explore the world.