Why we like this ship

  • Small ship with only 45 cabins which means the service is very personal
  • Completely remodelled in 2012
  • Bilingual lectures daily 2 comfortable lounges in which to relax
  • All inclusive of meals, excursions and open bar
  • A1 ice class rating to allow close proximity to glaciers
  • Excursions to suit all abilities and adventure levels
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Swoop says

Skorpios III is an extremely comfortable vessel despite being a little dated in its decor. More importantly, it takes you to more glaciers than any other cruise in the Chilean Fjords and has won awards for its food and service

Voyages aboard the Skorpios III

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David says

Skorpios III has a great variety of cabin types, all of which are very comfortable and spacious. It can be tricky to get your head around all of the options though. For example only certain categories have double beds, and only one category caters for solo travellers. Some decks are better than others for privacy too, so get in early for the best choice, and let us know what you're looking for and we'll help you find the right one.

David Hilton Patagonia Product & Partnership Manager

Cabin categories

There are 45 cabins aboard the Skorpios III, offering either queen-sized, king-sized, twin or triple beds. Each has a private bathroom, TV, wardrobe, bedside tables, a safe and the option of background music.

Beds are extremely comfortable and cosy with thick mattresses, soft pillows and plenty of warm covers. Cabins have traditional decor, are well-maintained and are cleaned every day.

Master suite

  • Spacious cabins with a king-sized bed
  • Located on the Olympus deck next to the sun deck
  • Cabin windows offer the best view on board

Junior suite

  • Spacious cabins with a queen-sized bed
  • Located on the Athos Deck with direct access to the deck
  • Windows look out onto the deck where there is a corridor leading to the bridge, so although these cabins are the largest, you have less privacy and you may prefer a lower deck for views

Double cabin

  • Double cabins are located on the Olympus and Atenas decks
  • These cabins have a queen-sized bed
  • Most cabins have windows

Twin cabin

  • Twin cabins are located on all decks
  • Cabins have two single beds
  • Most cabins have windows

Triple cabin

  • Triple cabins are located on the Parthenon and Athens decks
  • Each cabin has one double bed and one single bed
  • Some cabins have windows

Communal areas

Dining room

The main dining room, where breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner is served, is on the Acropolis deck. There are tables of different sizes and you dine at the same table for each meal, giving you the chance to get to know your fellow passengers. As well as all the meals taking place in the dining room, talks and presentations are also held here.

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Apolo lounge

In between excursions, meal times and lectures, relax in the Apolo lounge on the Parthenon deck. The lounge has a bar, comfy sofas, tables and televisions on which movies are shown. All drinks and snacks are included. This space is often used for talks.

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Zeus lounge

When you have some downtime during your cruise, go to the Zeus lounge on the Parthenon deck. There is a bar, comfy sofas, tables and televisions; movies are shown at regular intervals. All drinks and snacks are included. Talks are occasionally held here.

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Skorpios III Deck Plan

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