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  • Main Deck Suites average 215 square feet with a minimum of 2 portholes. Photo by Ken Kaminesky

  • Classic Suites aboard Sea Spirit average 250 square feet. Photo by Ken Kaminesky

  • Superior Suites are on the Club Deck and average 235 square feet. Photo by Ken Kaminesky

  • Deluxe Suites have private balconies and average 277 square feet. Photo by Ken Kaminesky

  • Premium Suite with king bed. Photo by Ken Kaminesky

  • The Owner's Suite bathroom. Photo by Ken Kaminesky

  • The library aboard Sea Spirit

  • Lecture room aboard Sea Spirit

  • The Oceanus Lounge. Photo by Ken Kaminesky

  • The Club Lounge aboard Sea Spirit. Photo by Ken Kaminesky

  • The Sea Spirit dining room

  • The gym aboard Sea Spirit. Photo by Ken Kaminesky

  • Charting out the course aboard Sea Spirit

  • The Sea Spirit's bridge

Sea Spirit

114 guests
94 crew members
Length: 297 feet
Beam: 50 feet
Draft: 14 feet
Cruising Speed: 14.5 knots
Ice Class: 1D
Flag: Bahamas  

Sail aboard the luxurious all-suite Sea Spirit to experience the Arctic and Antarctica in grand style with all the amenities of a fine hotel. Carrying a maximum of 114 passengers, this outstanding polar-approved vessel is the perfect home away from home.

Sea Spirit Review

In this detailed review of the Sea Spirit, find the complete small ship description with deck plans and a photo gallery. After reading through our Sea Spirit review below, contact our expedition cruise experts for more information and to compare the Sea Spirit with other polar small ships and cruises.  

Formerly Cruise West's Spirit of Oceanus, the Sea Spirit is a 4,200 gross ton, 114-passenger vessel received ice certification and numerous upgrades including hull strengthening, technical upgrades and interior refurbishment to ready it for expedition service to the Antarctic and Arctic regions. The Sea Spirit's maiden polar voyage departed Ushuaia, Argentina, on December 22, 2010, for the South Georgia Island wildlife paradise, the remote Falkland Islands, the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands. The Sea Spirit is a luxury vessel, and certainly one of the most accommodating ships to cruise Arctic waters. Stabilizers provide the smoothest sailing possible throughout the journey. 

Common Areas Aboard Sea Spirit

Spacious common areas aboard the Sea Spirit include a hot tub with a seating area, a bistro and gym on the Sports Deck, a library/game room on the Club Deck for relaxing with a good book, a dining lounge as well as 2 additional lounges, an open bar, and a multipurpose presentation room with state-of-the-art equipment that the staff marine biologists and polar experts use for daily briefings and to lead talks on wildlife and the environment. The ship has an elevator that accesses all decks.  

Meals Aboard Sea Spirit

The Sea Spirit has an open bar, so expect spirits and wine to flow freely during the voyage. Plus, coffee, tea, cocoa and bottled water are available around the clock. Nightly four-course meals are prepared by top chefs and an expert kitchen staff. Special diets are easily accommodated with advance notice.  

Activities Aboard Sea Spirit

Optional excursions including hiking, kayaking, birding and snorkeling are available during your stay on the Sea Spirit. Daily briefings by staff naturalists prep you for any activity you may desire, as well as wildlife viewing. An onboard gymnasium on the Sports Deck provides a great place to unwind. 

Cabins Aboard Sea Spirit

All cabins on the Sea Spirit feature an exterior view and spaciousness not commonly found on an expedition ship. The smallest suite on the Sea Spirit is 215 square feet, and the Owner’s Suite is an outstanding 550 square feet! You have a choice of one king-size bed or two twin beds. In  addition to exterior views, all cabins have flat-screen TVs, DVD players, an in-room safe, a refrigerator, an individual temperature control and hair dryers en suite. Satellite phone and Internet access is available in every cabin, and a 10MB communications access card is complimentary with every voyage. Private facilities in each cabin include a sink, toilet and shower. Deluxe Suites, Premium Suites and the Owner's Suite have private balconies for viewing extraordinary polar icescapes.

Owner's Suite

The ultimate suite designed for entertaining, located on the Sun Deck. The Owner’s Suite is 550 square feet, and has a separate living room with a game and meeting area, as well as sliding glass doors leading to a private deck. King-size bed in a separate sleeping area, with a sofa bed in the living room. Additional amenities include BOSE stereo system, HD Plasma TV with video player and jetted bathtub.

Premium Suite

With private balcony and either 2 twins or a king-size bed on the Sun Deck. Premium Suites average 353 square feet, and feature sliding glass doors to a private balcony and a wardrobe.

Deluxe Suite

With private balcony and either 2 twins or a king-size bed on the Sports Deck. Deluxe Suites average 277 square feet, and feature sliding glass doors to a private balcony and a walk-in closet or wardrobe.

Superior Suite

Either 2 twins or a king-size bed on the Club Deck. Superior Suites average 235 square feet, each with a picture window that overlooks the outside walkway and a wardrobe.

Triple Classic Suite

2 twin beds and a sofa bed on Oceanus Deck. Twin beds can be configured into 1 king-size bed. Triple Classic Suites average 250 square feet, each with an exterior view picture window and 2 wardrobes.

Classic Suite

Either 2 twins or a king-size bed on the Oceanus Deck. Classic Suites average 250 square feet, each with an exterior view picture window and 2 wardrobes.

Main Deck Suite

Either 2 twins or a king-size bed on the Main Deck. Main Deck Suites average 215 square feet, with a minimum of two portholes for exterior views and a wardrobe.Sea Spirit deck plan

Sea Spirit Cabin Layouts