Antarctica
Cruises & Tours

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Antarctica travel reveals the dramatic extremes of a frozen continent. It holds the title of coldest, driest, windiest, and highest elevation on earth. A number of ships ply the Antarctic waters, from Russian icebreakers to luxury expedition ships with strengthened hulls. An Antarctica cruise departs from Ushuaia, though itineraries vary. Depending on your trip-length, spend time visiting the Antarctic Peninsula, Falkland Islands and the mountainous South Georgia. Antarctica cruises offer zodiac excursions for up-close encounters with wildlife and the blue icebergs that float quietly in the surrounding waters. Experience Antarctic kayaking or onshore camping. On Antarctica tours, onboard experts lecture on the region's natural history, weather, and captivating wildlife commonly seen during a cruise to the frozen continent.

Antarctica Cruises & Tours

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Travelers catching a glimpse of a Minke Whale on a zodiac trip.
Antarctica - The White Continent
This journey to the "White Continent" offers six days of exploration on the incomparably beautiful Antarctic Peninsula and the surrounding islands and waterways. The sights, sounds and emotions will stay in your mind forever — enormous tabular icebergs, …
  • 12 days
  • $12350 - $23560 USD
Ship:
National Geographic Explorer
Passions:
Photography, Whale Watching, Luxury & Indulgence, Kayaking, Expedition Cruising, Wildlife Watching
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Antarctic Peninsula, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands, Buenos Aires, Drake Passage
A group of King penguins.
Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica: Explorers and Kings 2014-15
Three different environments, five penguin species and diverse landscapes make this expedition the quintessential Antarctic experience for Antarctic travelers.
  • 20 days
  • $15595 - $23595 USD
Ship:
Sea Spirit
Passions:
Whale Watching, Photography, Expedition Cruising, Wildlife Watching
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Antarctic Peninsula, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands, South Orkney Islands, …
Kayaking in antarctica
Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition
This Antarctic expedition offers you the most in-depth exploration of the Antarctic Peninsula. Extended time in the region allows you to go beyond the Antarctic Peninsula and venture south of the Antarctic Circle, home to fantastic ice formations and …
  • 15 days
  • $9995 - $18995 USD
Ship:
Ocean Diamond
Passions:
Expedition Cruising, Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Luxury & Indulgence
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Antarctic Polar Circle, Antarctic Peninsula, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands, Drake Passage, Neko Harbor, …
Silver Explorer zodiac expedition.
  • 12 days
  • $10650 - $28950 USD
Ship:
Silver Explorer
Passions:
Whale Watching, Wildlife Watching, Expedition Cruising
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Antarctic Peninsula, Chile, Argentina, Patagonia, Punta Arenas, Ushuaia, Drake Passage, Deception Island Antarctica, …
Icebergs and sunshine during Antarctic cruise
Classic Antarctica
Tabletop icebergs, growlers, drift or pack ice... the Antarctic has a language unto itself. After this 11-day voyage, you too will understanding the slight variations that make this southernmost landscape so unique. Join Le Soleal for a chance to sail …
  • 11 days
  • $8070 - $23910 USD
Ship:
Le Soleal
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Expedition Cruising
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Weddell Sea, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, Drake Passage, Deception Island Antarctica, Neko Harbor, Paradise Bay Antarctica, …
Penguins in the arctic.
In Search of the Emperor Penguin - Weddell Sea & Antarctica with Falkland Islands
This Antarctic voyage to the Falkland Islands, Weddell Sea and sub-Antarctic South Shetland Islands offers the chance to observe all eight Antarctic and sub-Antarctic species; Emperor Penguin, King Penguin, Adelie Penguin, Macaroni Penguin, Chinstrap …
  • 14 days
  • $8100 - $11850 USD
Ship:
MV Plancius
Passions:
Expedition Cruising, Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Weddell Sea, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, Carcass Island, Saunders Island, Drake Passage, Puerto Madryn, …
Curious penguins approach during an Antarctic shore excursion
Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition
This Antarctic expedition offers you the most in-depth exploration of the Antarctic Peninsula. Extended time in the region allows you to go beyond the Antarctic Peninsula and venture south of the Antarctic Circle, home to fantastic ice formations and …
  • 13 days
  • $9295 - $17295 USD
Ship:
Sea Adventurer
Passions:
Whale Watching, Wildlife Watching, Kayaking, Expedition Cruising
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Antarctic Polar Circle, Antarctic Peninsula, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands, Drake Passage, Neko Harbor, …
Icebergs reflected in Antarctica's Paradise Bay
  • 18 days
  • $16950 - $48950 USD
Ship:
Silver Explorer
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Expedition Cruising
Places:
Antarctica, South America, South Georgia, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, Stanley, Carcass Island, Saunders Island, Drake Passage, …
King Penguin colony on Volunteer Point, East Falkland Island
  • 13 days
  • $14650 - $40950 USD
Ship:
Silver Explorer
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Expedition Cruising
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, Stanley, Saunders Island, Drake Passage, Deception Island Antarctica, Paradise Bay Antarctica, …
Explore remote shores in your zodiacs
Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle
Enjoy Antarctica in style – by flying and then cruising south of the Antarctic Circle! A short three-hour flight is all it takes to travel between Punta Arenas, Chile, and King George Island in Antarctica. Skipping all the extra days at sea, you’ll enjoy …
  • 11 days
  • $10995 - $17995 USD
Ship:
Sea Adventurer
Passions:
Whale Watching, Wildlife Watching, Expedition Cruising
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Antarctic Polar Circle, Chile, Punta Arenas, South Shetland Islands, King George Island, Petermann Island, Pleneau Bay
Kayaking in Antarctica.
Crossing the Circle via Falklands & South Georgia: Epic Antarctica
If you desire to ‘do it all’ on your Antarctic adventure, then this is the polar voyage for you. Not only will you cross the Antarctic Circle and travel further south than traditional Antarctic cruises, you’ll also visit the wildlife playgrounds of the …
  • 23 days
  • $18995 - $31995 USD
Ship:
Sea Adventurer
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Expedition Cruising, Whale Watching
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Antarctic Polar Circle, Antarctic Peninsula, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands, …
Sea and sand
Antarctic Express - Fly South and Cruise North
Take advantage of the fastest, most direct way to Antarctica: flying. A short three-hour flight takes you to the white continent where you will enjoy everything the Antarctic has to offer. Immense penguin rookeries and icy landscapes await your arrival. …
  • 9 days
  • $7995 - $15995 USD
Ship:
Sea Adventurer
Passions:
Whale Watching, Wildlife Watching, Expedition Cruising
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Chile, Argentina, Patagonia, Punta Arenas, Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands, King George Island, Drake Passage, …
A huge colony of king penguins.
Antarctic Express - Cruise South and Fly North 2015
If you’re looking for a more efficient Antarctic experience, this is it. You will cruise south across the Drake Passage and experience the first Antarctic land and wildlife sightings with your fellow shipmates. After your penguin, seal, whale, iceberg …
  • 9 days
  • $7995 - $15995 USD
Ship:
Sea Adventurer
Passions:
Whale Watching, Kayaking, Wildlife Watching, Expedition Cruising
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Antarctic Peninsula, Chile, Argentina, Patagonia, Punta Arenas, Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands, King George Island, …
Sea kayaking in Antarctica
Polar Circle & Antarctic Peninsula
On this exciting voyage sail further south of Antarctica, crossing the Polar Circe. Aboard the ice-strengthened vessel Ortelius, cruise where few have gone past the Polar Circle, viewing the flora and fauna of Antarctic Peninsula and many more …
  • 12 days
  • $7800 - $12750 USD
Ship:
Ortelius
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Expedition Cruising
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Antarctic Polar Circle, Antarctic Peninsula, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, Drake Passage, Deception Island Antarctica, Lemaire Channel, …
Kayaking in antarctica
Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica ending in Buenos Aires 2014-15
A comprehensive expedition of extremes, you can’t find a more complete Antarctic experience than this! Venture to the wildlife paradise of South Georgia, remote Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) and the always impressive Antarctic Peninsula. Diversity …
  • 23 days
  • $15995 - $25995 USD
Ship:
Sea Adventurer
Passions:
Expedition Cruising, Whale Watching, Wildlife Watching, Kayaking
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Antarctic Peninsula, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands, Drake Passage
Kayaking through the icy waters.
  • 13 days
  • $9295 - $15295 USD
Ship:
Akademik Sergey Vavilov
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Expedition Cruising
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Antarctic Peninsula, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands, Drake Passage
A penguin colony hanging out on the ice.
Classic Antarctica
The Antarctic Peninsula’s remarkable history will provide you with a type of excitement often only associated with the early explorers. On this amazing Antarctic cruise you will have plenty of time to explore its amazing scenery, a pristine wilderness of …
  • 11 days
  • $5130 - $11880 USD
Ship:
MV Ushuaia
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Expedition Cruising
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Antarctic Peninsula, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands, Drake Passage
Beautiful King Penguins
Weddell Sea - Emperor Penguin Voyage
During this Antarctic voyage three days are reserved to visit the Emperor Rookeries by helicopters. If succeeded in the first two days, an alternative landing in the Weddell Sea on the third day may be offered. If successful, this will be a fascinating …
  • 11 days
  • $11300 - $17655 USD
Ship:
Ortelius
Passions:
Expedition Cruising, Helicopter Tour, Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, Drake Passage, Half Moon Island, Deception Island Antarctica
Penguins on the coast of the Antarctic Peninsula
  • 13 days
  • $9295 - $15295 USD
Ship:
Akademik Ioffe
Passions:
Camping, Wildlife Watching, Kayaking, Expedition Cruising
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Antarctic Polar Circle, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, Drake Passage, Lemaire Channel
Lemaire channel reflection
Antarctic Peninsula
The great star-actors of Antarctica are the penguins and in total seven species could appear before your very own eyes on this special 11-day Antarctic cruise. This classic Antarctic route cruise to the Antarctic Peninsula is a popular way to maximize …
  • 11 days
  • $6900 - $11500 USD
Ship:
MV Plancius
Passions:
Expedition Cruising, Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Antarctic Peninsula, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands, Drake Passage
Surfacing Humback Whales
Ross Sea Antarctic Odyssey
This is your ultimate chance to sail to the southern parts of the Antarctic peninsula, Peter I Island, the Bellingshausen and Amundsen Seas into the Ross Sea, visiting Shackleton’s and Scott’s huts, Mc Murdo Station, the Dry Valleys and Campbell Island …
  • 32 days
  • $24950 - $39750 USD
Ship:
Ortelius
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Expedition Cruising, Helicopter Tour
Places:
Antarctica, South America, South Pacific, Antarctic Polar Circle, Antarctic Peninsula, New Zealand, Ross Sea, Peter I Island, Argentina, Patagonia, …
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Take a zodiac trip to view Humpback Whales.
Antarctica, Falklands, & South Georgia
The ultimate Southern ocean experience, this 21-night expedition cruise takes you into majestically spectacular wildness. Not even the vast migrations of Africa can rival the awesomeness of seeing a king penguin colony of some 200,000+ individuals …
  • 22 days
  • $21360 - $41190 USD
Ship:
National Geographic Explorer
Passions:
Whale Watching, Luxury & Indulgence, Kayaking, Expedition Cruising, Wildlife Watching, Photography
Places:
Antarctica, South America, South Georgia, Antarctic Peninsula, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands, Stanley, Buenos Aires, …
An ocean of icebergs.
Polar Circle Quest
Embark on this exciting expedition cruise to the Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands, & endeavor to cross the Polar Circle on this 12-day polar voyage. Board the MV Ushuaia and voyage roundtrip from Ushuaia, Argentina across the Drake Passage …
  • 12 days
  • $7610 - $13070 USD
Ship:
MV Ushuaia
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Expedition Cruising
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Antarctic Polar Circle, Antarctic Peninsula, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands, Drake Passage
Hiking through the Falkland Islands.
Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula
Experience all the best of the sub-Antarctic highlights in one polar voyage on this 19-day Antarctic expedition. Meet at least six penguin species, visit Port Lockroy, pay your respects at Shackleton's grave, and embark on this voyage voted #1 to …
  • 19 days
  • $12100 - $20300 USD
Ship:
MV Plancius
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Expedition Cruising
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Falkland Islands, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, South Orkney Islands, Stanley, Drake Passage, Scotica Sea, …