Landing with MS Roald Amundsen's Expedition Team in Antarctica

Experts in exploration

The Expedition Team members are your handpicked hosts, here to ensure that your expedition adventure is full of exciting and informative experiences.

Our Expedition Team members come from all over the world and with many different backgrounds. You’ll see how each one is a treasure trove of interesting and relevant information and engaging stories. The Expedition Team features a wonderful mix of youth and maturity, unique interests, and varied and interesting backgrounds. A passion for travel, a love of our planet, and a desire to share their knowledge is common among all of the Expedition Team members. They’ll enhance your experience and take your expedition cruise to a whole new level.

Experienced in sustainable expeditions

The Expedition Team members are adventurers in their own right. They have decades of exploration know-how and are experts in your destination. Some are Arctic nature guides or rangers while others have worked as ecologists on remote research and conservation projects. All of them are well-versed in AECO, the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators, and IAATO, the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators, guidelines. Each team member is deeply committed to sustainability and trained to keep you, the wildlife, and the fragile habitats we explore safe and undisturbed.

Specialists in their fields

The breadth and depth of the Expedition Team’s knowledge and experience is impressive. Several are specialists in their fields and have held prestigious posts within the scientific and research community. Among them are lecturers, conservationists, journalists, researchers, and CEOs. Your guides may be marine or wildlife biologists, social anthropologists, oceanographers, archeologists, ornithologists, paleontologists, or glaciologists.

Learn from experts

Energy and enthusiasm is what sets our Expedition Teams apart. They love nothing more than to chat with guests out on deck and on landings, sharing interesting information and anecdotes. They are also talented communicators. They deliver powerful lectures and engaging talks on matters such as glaciology, history, biology, archeology, anthropology, and other destination-specific topics.

Scientific focus

With their scientific skillset, the Expedition Team members help you make full use of the ship’s state-of-the-art Science Center. Advanced microscopes are on hand to analyze rock, fossil, and biological samples taken from the field. Some Expedition Team members are even conducting their own research on board and will be happy to share their findings with curious guests.

Citizen Scientists

Getting involved with Citizen Science projects such as HappyWhale and Phytoplankton Photography is another way to make a positive impact. The Expedition Team will introduce the available projects and explain their importance in helping scientists gather real-time data for studies related to climate change and endangered species. Contribute to the collective understanding of our precious planet by uploading your wildlife and nature observations to assist current scientific research projects.

Active adventure

The multi-talented Expedition Team will be busy organizing onboard activities. These include photography tips, yoga classes, meditation sessions, and art workshops. They also accompany you ashore on landings, scouting the area, answering questions, pointing out interesting sights, and leading thrilling hikes.