The "Antarctic Dream, was built by
Dutch shipyards for the Chilean Navy as an Antarctic passenger ship. It has been
completely conditioned and remodelled in 2003 for elegant and comfortable exploration of
the Southern Oceans in any weather conditions.
Uniquely among all the ships that take tours to the Antarctic, the
Antarctic Dream carries a turbine helicopter on every expedition. The
helicopter is used not only for safety but also to make special expeditions to see places
inaccessible by other means. We also carry zodiacs (rubber boats) to explore the
It is equipped with state of the art navigation and has an outstanding
record of service, including countless missions and journeys to Antarctica and Patagonia.
It is run on ecological methods, fulfilling all the Antarctic restrictions on the deposit
of chemical, mechanical and human waste. This is because there is no natural
bio-degradation in this area.
Our ship is built and decorated along traditional lines to give you a
sense of history combined with tremendous comfort. Nevertheless, our main purpose is to
spend as much time as possible outside the vessel, whether walking, sailing or exploring.
When it comes to places with no access, we may use the helicopter. Otherwise we count on
our safe, reliable zodiacs. Additionally for your comfort and leisure, the "Antarctic
Dream" has available a complete library, closed circuit television, lecture hall,
gymnasium, sauna, and a beauty salon.
Technical Features Of Our Vessel
The Antarctic Dream is equipped with 42 double cabins with
capacity for 84 passengers. All our cabins are fully equipped. All of them have a private
bathroom, beautiful bronze port-holes or windows and lower twin or queen size beds.
There is a dining hall with a panoramic view, a dining recess, bar, lounge, library,
cinema, sauna and gym service, and a tourist travel office.
Our Personnel and Scientists
Our vessel relies on carefully selected and trained staff who will be
glad to help you and attend to your needs in the warm, friendly atmosphere provided by
them and our crew members.
One of our major purposes is to have you join our expedition leaders, invited scientists
and staff at informal conferences, panel discussions, programmed lectures, etc. that will
educate our guests by including such topics as the local animals, plants and
Our scientists have been chosen on the basis of their knowledge and experience, but also
for their care for and commitment to Antarctica and Patagonia.
Our crew is managed by the captain and other specialized professionals.
In all 40 persons, included our invited scientists.