The small cruise ship Expedition suffered an engine failure on 18 November 2014 while berthed at Ushuaia. As a result, G Adventures terminated the cruise and later cancelled the following one, which was due to start on 7 December 2014, as it was realised that repairs would take rather longer than expected.

Expedition has only been a cruise ship for the past six years and has had a long and varied career; the 1972-built vessel spent her first 36 years as a ferry, initially in Danish domestic service as Kattegat, before being acquired by P&O and renamed NF Tiger for English Channel service.

From 1986 the 6,334gt vessel operated for Viking Line as Ålandsfärjan on the seasonal Åland Islands service from the Swedish mainland port of Kapellskar. When sold in 2007, to what was then GAP Adventures as a replacement for Explorer, which had been lost in Antarctica, she was converted for expedition cruising, carrying 140 passengers and 55 crew.

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