About the M/S Andrea
This rugged vessel began her career in the 1960s as the Norwegian coastal cruiser Harald Jarl. Following a $20 million-plus conversion in 2003, she now offers a high degree of comfort and service on any expedition cruise in Antarctica, South and Central America and Europe.
Andrea carries a fleet of Zodiac landing craft, ready to take her passengers on a moment's notice for close-up explorations of Antarctica's otherwise inaccessible beaches, rocky outcroppings and shallow streams where wildlife thrives. Her conversion included construction of a large observation platform on the forward deck, and there is ample outside and sheltered teak deck areas for viewing the passing environs.
Photograph by Chris Hildreth, Antarctica, January 13, 2005
Classification: Det Norske Veritas Ice Class
Length: 286 feet
Beam: 43.6 feet
Draft: 15.5 feet
Ship Speed: 15 knots
Gross Tonnage: 2,632 GRT
Number of Crew: 48
Currency Onboard: U.S. Dollar
Language Onboard: English
Information courtesy www.expcruises.com.