MV Hanse Explorer

The MV Hanse Explorer stands out in its own class, combining high commercial ice class, advanced amenities like retractable zero speed fin stabilizers and NITROX capable dive operation, making it one of the toughest, safest, and most comfortable ships of its size for expeditions to remote locations. The recent interior and exterior remodel in 2020/2021 adds an elegantly refined, yacht-like ambiance with spacious public areas and three floors of outdoor lounges, entertainment, and dining opportunities.




47, 76 meters


12 knots

Comfort Rating


What we love about Hanse Explorer

  • Luxurious amenities and a casual, expedition-oriented style
  • Purpose-built steel motor yacht with high commercial ice class
  • Maximum efficiency and minimal environmental impact
  • Deluxe Finnish Sauna & Hot Tub for warming up

Key Features

  • Accommodates up to 12 people in 7 cabins (plus extra crew space for expedition guides)
  • Steel hull designed to withstand driving through pack ice
  • Spacious interiors and cozy atmosphere for relaxed travel
  • Fully staffed with experienced captain, crew and expedition leaders
  • Advanced Stabilisation to reduce rolling motion
  • Equipped with 2 x Zodiac landing crafts for shore landings


  • On deck hot tub
  • Multiple decks for wildlife viewing and photography with great vantage points
  • Accessible bow area


  • Accommodates up to 12 people in 7 cabins (plus extra crew space for expedition guides)
  • Bar and lounge with panoramic views in the guest area
  • Deluxe Finnish Sauna for warming up


Owner‘s Suite - Type A

  • Cabin with en suite and a large adjoining private lounge / study
  • 485 sq ft
  • Situated on the upper deck
  • private en suite facility

Guest Cabins - Type B

  • May be configured for either double or twin sleeping arrangements
  • 182 sq ft
  • Situated on the main deck
  • private en suite facility

Deck Plan

Deck plan Hanse Explorer
Deck plan Hanse Explorer

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Contact us today to arrange your private expedition onboard MV Hanse Explorer 

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