Have questions? We're here.
the different shades of blue were amazing

Antarctica Tours, Cruises & Ships

Travel made your way
Talk with an expert
Customize any aspect of your Antarctica trip. 1.800.344.6118
Help Me Plan My Trip
Talk with an expert
Adventure Life's Antarctica cruises & tours are the ultimate way to visit the white continent in comfort, safety and style. Thousands of travelers have trusted Adventure Life's Antarctica tour experts to help them choose the perfect small ship cruise to Antarctica. Depart from Ushuaia, on the southern tip of South America on a minimum 6-day trip and choose from small expedition ships, luxury ships, fly/cruise combos and even cruises that include skiing, sea kayakingcamping in Antartica. Onboard guides lecture about the region's natural history, weather, and captivating Antarctic animals like penguins, seals & whales. Dozens of ships sail the Antarctic waters, and we can help you find the best cruise for your needs. Contact us with your interests, schedule & budget, and we'll help you plan the perfect Antarctic tour.

Antarctica Cruise Ideas

Antarctica Cruises (150 Results)
All Antarctica Cruises

Get Inspired to Travel to Antarctica

Our Most Remote Antarctic Trips

Antarctica Travel Videos

All Antarctica Videos

Antarctica Travel Guide

All Antarctica Articles
How to Choose an Antarctica Tour or Cruise
Where to Go?  
Most cruises to Antarctica depart from Ushuaia, Argentina, though a few, especially Antarctic Air Cruises, leave from Punta Arenas, Chile. Depending on your trip length, choose to visit the Antarctica Peninsula, Falkland Islands, the Weddell Sea and the mountainous South Georgia.
How Long?
The shortest trip length available to Antarctica is six days with an Express Air Cruise, where you sail to King George Island and return on a flight. Without the flight, you'll need at least a ten day trip starting and finishing from Ushuaia to get an optimal experience on the Antarctic continent.

On which ship?
All of our ships that sail to Antartica have strengthened hulls designed for the demands of the Antarctic and exceed the highest safety standards. The ships range from small cruise ships  to luxury expedition ships. Contact an Adventure Life Antarctica cruise expert for help choosing the perfect ship for your needs. 

What is there to do and see?
All Antarctica cruises feature zodiac excursions for up-close encounters with wildlifeSome ships have sea kayaks that give a unique perspective of penguins, whales and other wildlife. Some tours even include camping in Antarctica for the ultimate adventure trip to the white continent.
Fun Facts about Antarctica

Population - the only people who live in Antarctica are about 4000 resident scientists in the summer and about 1000 in the winter. There are no cities in Antarctica as the populace lives in about 70 different research stations run by around 30 countries.

Continent of Extremes - Antarctica is the coldest, driest, windiest, and has the highest average altitude of any continent.

The Coldest Place on Earth - is a high ridge on the East Antarctic Plateau where temperatures can dip to a record minus 136 degrees Fahrenheit (-93.2 degrees Celsius) on a clear winter night. 

A Land of Ice - around 98% of Antarctica is covered by ice averaging 1.9 km (1.2 mi; 6,200 ft) in thickness and between 70%-90% of the world's fresh water is here. The northernmost regions of the Antarctic Peninsula are about the only places not covered by ice.
Antarctic Trip Highlights

Antarctica is a massive continent with tons to see. Here are some of our favorite destinations:
  • South Georgia & the Sandwich Islands
  • South Shetland Islands including King George Island & Deception Island
  • The Falkland Islands
  • The Ross Sea's volcanic Ross Island and the huge Ross Ice Shelf and Transantarctic Mountain Chain
  • The Antarctic Peninsula's Lemaire Channel, Paradise Harbor, and Port Lockroy. 

Why Travel With Adventure Life

More Reasons

Awards and Accolades

All News