EYOS Announces New Polar Voyages

EYOS, a private superyacht experience company, in partnership with Nansen Polar Expeditions, has announced new departures to Antarctica and the Arctic in 2022 where travelers will be able to book an individual cabin or fully charter the yacht. Combining their collective expertise, the two brands will introduce a new expedition yacht experience to the polar regions aboard the newly refitted seven-cabin MV Nansen Explorer. Drawing on EYOS’ decade of experience operating private yacht expeditions to the polar regions, the scheduled departures and charters will take travelers to destinations far removed where most superyachts are sailing. 

Following a multimillion-dollar refit in spring, MV Nansen Explorer now accommodates only 12 passengers in seven staterooms and suites. Originally designed as an Arctic research vessel, MV Nansen Explorer "bridges the gap" between a superyacht and an expedition vessel. With an Ice-1A class hull, the ship can venture deeper into the ice pack, sailing to parts of the polar regions where other yachts rarely reach, including south of the Antarctic Circle. Passengers will also have access to kayaks, standup paddleboards, diving equipment, and two zodiacs to explore the remote wilderness up close. 

With rugged exteriors equipped to sail through the polar regions, the modern, Scandinavian-inspired cabins feature sweeping floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the sea. There is a fully equipped gym and a dining room where a rotating menu of Michelin-star level cuisine is served courtesy of the onboard culinary team. 

MV Nansen Explorer will sail roundtrip from Ushuaia between February 1-12, 2022. The photography-themed expedition is designed to be longer than most other Peninsula sailings, giving ample opportunity to reach both the Weddell Sea in the north, and weather permitting, Marguerite Bay, south of the Antarctic Circle and seldom reached by ships. Renowned polar photographers, Daisy Gilardini, awarded in the BBC "Wildlife Photographer of the Year" competition and Ambassador for Greenpeace; and Audun Lie Dahl, winner of European "Wildlife Photographer of the Year," will be onboard to share tips with guests to capture the perfect shots in the field.

The Greenland sailing will operate between April 24 and May 1, 2022, departing from and returning to Kangerlussuaq. The heli-ski themed expedition will travel to the island of Maniitsoq. With its peaks rising from the Arctic Ocean, it’s considered one of the most remote places to heli-ski. Days will be filled with deep powder runs, some stretching more than a mile on the narrow fjords down to the water’s edge. The MV Nansen Explorer  is equipped with an expansive heli-deck allowing for easy inland exploration. 

Another Greenland voyage will be a roundtrip sailing from Kangerlussuaq between June 19-26, 2022. The itinerary will explore the northern coast, traveling 150 miles beyond the Arctic Circle to Disko Bay. The UNESCO World Heritage site is home to some of the largest icebergs in the world, with some reaching up to 300 feet.

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