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Island Sky, Antarctica

Island Sky

  • Expeditionary Ship

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Porthole Suites

Porthole Suite, Island Sky, Antarctica

Located on deck two with a minimum of two portholes. All cabins can have twin or a queen-size double configuration and the sofa can be made up into a third bed.

Triple Suites

The two triple suites are located on deck three and are ideal for families or those willing to share. These cabins have a picture window. The third berth is only suitable for persons up to 5’10” in height. All cabins can have twin or a queen-size double configuration and the sofa can be made up into a third bed.

Window Suites

Window Suite, Island Sky, Antarctica

Located on deck three, these cabins have a large picture window. All cabins can have twin or a queen-size double configuration and the sofa can be made up into a third bed.

Promenade Suites

Promenade Suite, Island Sky, Antarctica

Located on the promenade deck. Offers champagne & chocolates on arrival, complimentary mini-bar (beer, wine and soft drinks) and a Nespresso machine in the cabin. All cabins can have twin or a queen-size double configuration and the sofa can be made up into a third bed.

Deluxe Suites

Deluxe Suite, Island Sky, Antarctica

Located towards the bow on the promenade deck with windows both forward & side facing. Offers champagne & chocolates on arrival, complimentary mini-bar (beer, wine and soft drinks) and a Nespresso machine in the cabin. All cabins can have twin or a queen-size double configuration and the sofa can be made up into a third bed.

Veranda Suites

Veranda Suite, Island Sky, Antarctica

On the veranda deck, each of these cabins has a small private balcony. Offers champagne & chocolates on arrival, complimentary mini-bar (beer, wine and soft drinks) and a Nespresso machine in the cabin. All cabins can have twin or a queen-size double configuration and the sofa can be made up into a third bed.

Penthouse Suites

Penthouse Suite, Island Sky, Antarctica

Located on the penthouse deck with a large private balcony. All cabins can have twin or a queen-size double configuration and the sofa can be made up into a third bed.

Owners Suites

Owner's Suite, Island Sky, Antarctica

Alternative boats

Our travel experts have years of knowledge and between them and have personally inspected or travelled on board many of the boats we offer.

Alternative boats

Our travel experts have years of knowledge and between them and have personally inspected or travelled on board many of the boats we offer.

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Sue's in-depth knowledge of Antarctica, the route options and each of the vessels was invaluable in our preparation for the trip and was a strong differentiator when we were choosing a travel agent. When talking with Sue, we quickly got an honest perspective.

Destination: Antarctica
Travel Expert: Sue

Sue’s extensive first-hand knowledge of Antarctica was so apparent from our first phone call. She was able to help us select the ideal route and vessel for our needs, and with her guidance we were able to see the emperor penguins!

Destination: Antarctica
Travel Expert: Sue

Why Choose Steppes?

Our knowledge and expertise sets us apart. So too our curiosity. A curiosity of the world and of you, and your passions. It is this that drives us to create a journey that is really bespoke to you.

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Vessel Ice Rating Comparison Chart.

We use the Llyod Register scale to signify the ice rating of our vessels but you can see how that scale aligns with other scales in the chart below.

Mame / Country of Register

Ice thickness (cm)

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Ice thickness (cm)

lowest   highest
Finland / Sweden
Category II
IC
IB
IA
IA Super
Finland / Sweden
Category II
IC
IB
IA
IA Super
Finland / Sweden
Category II
IC
IB
IA
IA Super
Finland / Sweden
Category II
IC
IB
IA
IA Super
Finland / Sweden
Category II
IC
IB
IA
IA Super
Finland / Sweden
Category II
IC
IB
IA
IA Super
Finland / Sweden
Category II
IC
IB
IA
IA Super