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Bundle up for your Expedition Antarctica! Adventure Life has carefully selected some of the best classic cruises through this frigid part of the world, and we'll help you through your planning process. You will follow in the footsteps of the great Shackleton as you trek across polar tundras and permafrosted sheets of ice and snow. As your comfortable expedition ship cruises through these waters, keep an eye out for humpback whales and all kinds of seabirds that enjoy the all-you-can-eat seafood menu provided by the nutrient rich water. If you want a closer look at the diverse marine life, including even penguins & sea lions, you'll also likely have opportunities to explore in kayaks & zodiacs. Destinations along the way might include the Shetlands, South Georgia Island, and of course, the historic Antarctic Peninsula.
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Kayak Antarctica
$7,295
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Antarctic Peninsula

12 Day Itinerary aboard Hebridean Sky
  • Enjoy Argentinean markets & cuisine
  • Sail the Beagle Channel
  • Explore historic & scientific sites
  • Cross the Drake Passage
Activities: Adventure Options, Camping, Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Sail to distant Antarctica on this 12-day Antarctica cruise. View the abundant wildlife which call this frozen continent home. Cross the Drake Passage and spot albatrosses, prions, petrels, penguins, seals, whales, and dolphins as you explore the Antarctic Peninsula from the comfort of the …
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Kayaking in antarctica
$5,995
Save $3000-$3400
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Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent

11 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Endeavour (QU)
  • View abundant wildlife by Zodiac
  • Explore bays & channels each day
  • Trek up snowy pathways for views
  • Watch glaciers calve into the ocean
Activities: Adventure Options, Camping, Expedition Cruises, Hiking, Kayaking, Skiing, Stand Up Paddle Board, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Board the Ocean Endeavour in Ushuaia and begin your 11-day polar adventure! Begin by crossing the Drake Passage - the next time you see land you are in Antarctica. Enjoy zodiac excursions to explore bays, channels, and landing sites each day. Visit penguin rookeries and search for whales, seals, …
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$10,795
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Classic Antarctica Air Cruise

8 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Nova Air Cruises
  • Cruise the South Shetland Islands
  • View penguins, seals, and whales
  • Attend lectures and presentations
  • Explore the Antarctic landscape
Activities: Fly Cruise, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Jumping over Cape Horn and the mythical waters of the Drake Passage, you are invited on this 8-day adventure to one of the coldest, highest, windiest, driest, and most inhospitable places - Antarctica. In a little over three hours of flying from Punta Arenas to King George Island, find yourself at …
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Lemaire channel reflection
$7,950
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Antarctic Peninsula

11 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • Sail across the Drake Passage
  • Cruise between icebergs & fjords
  • Observe penguins, albatross & more
  • Enjoy trips ashore each day
Activities: Adventure Options, Camping, Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Begin your 11-day Antarctic adventure in Ushuaia, Argentina where you board the MV Plancius. Cross the infamous Drake Passage and head towards the Antarctic Peninsula. Search for wildlife such as albatross, penguins, whales, and seals while sailing through the Antarctic waters and amongst icebergs. …
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Kayaking through arctic waters.
$8,900
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Spirit of Antarctica

12 Day Itinerary aboard Polar Pioneer
  • View active wildlife at night
  • Explore historic sites & stations
  • Visit busy penguin highways
  • Sail waterways alive with whales
  • Enjoy camping, climbing & kayaking
Activities: Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Experience the true Spirit of Antarctica as you explore the 7th continent by land and sea on this 12-day polar cruise. As you sail across the Drake Passage, anticipation builds for the first glimpse of icebergs and snow-capped mountains!Aboard Zodiacs, explore penguin rookeries, historic sites, and …
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Hiking through the Falkland Islands.
$14,250
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Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula

19 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • Hike along Carcass Island's shore
  • See multitudes of southern seabirds
  • Visit Shackleton's grave site
  • Enjoy wonderful glacier views
  • Zodiac cruise among giant icebergs
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Light Hiking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Visit all the sub-Antarctic highlights on this 19-day voyage aboard the M/V Plancius, with spectacular landing sites on the Falkland Islands and encounters with black-browed albatrosses and rockhopper penguins. This voyage also includes four days on beautiful South Georgia. Be prepared for ten …
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$12,995
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Classic Luxury Antarctica Air Cruise

8 Day Itinerary aboard Hebridean Sky Air Cruises
  • Sail along fjords and icebergs
  • Attend lectures and presentations
  • Search for whales, penguins & seals
  • Explore Chile's Frei Station
Activities: Fly Cruise, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Jumping over Cape Horn and the mythical waters of the Drake Passage, you are invited on this 8-day adventure to one of the coldest, highest, windiest, driest, and most inhospitable places - Antarctica. In a little over three hours of flying from Punta Arenas to King George Island, find yourself at …
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A huge colony of king penguins.
$13,695
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The Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and Antarctic Peninsula

19 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Ioffe
  • Zodiac cruise through South Georgia
  • See South Georgia's historic sites
  • Look for large icebergs & glaciers
  • Discover the Peninsula's wildlife
Activities: Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
On this 19-day voyage on the Akademik Ioffe, visit the sub-Antarctic Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and Antarctica. The Falkland Islands and the island of South Georgia are home to a proliferation of unique wildlife and birdlife. Both locations feature a fascinating history and stunning scenery. …
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Kayaking through the icy waters.
$11,195
Save $500
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Antarctic Circle Voyage

14 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Ioffe
  • Sail south of the Antarctic Circle
  • Cruise along the Peninsula's coasts
  • Encounter Antarctica´s wildlife
  • Cross the Bransfield Strait
Activities: Adventure Options, Camping, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
This 14-day cruise can take you further south than any of other Antarctica voyages, hopefully all the way to 66 degrees, 33’ minutes south of latitude, which officially marks the position of the Antarctic Circle. Witness expansive landscapes, huge Adelie penguin rookeries, and hopefully the …
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$5,995
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Antarctic Small Ship Expedition

10 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Nova Air Cruises
  • Sail along ice-filled fjords
  • Cross the infamous Drake Passage
  • Explore the Antarctic landscape
  • Search for penguins, seals & whales
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Board Ocean Nova Air Cruises for a 10-day journey to the 7th Continent - Antarctica. Depart from Ushuaia, Argentina and cross the infamous Drake Passage. Enjoy onboard lectures and presentations and search for wildlife from the ship's bridge or outside decks. Zodiac to shore each day for the …
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Rockhopper penguins hanging out on the rocky coast.
$14,300
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South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey

18 Day Itinerary aboard Polar Pioneer
  • Experience peak breeding cycles
  • Zodiac the South Shetland Islands
  • Enjoy continental landings
  • Kayak South Georgia's coastline
  • Cross the Scotia Sea
Activities: Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Explore the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and the Antarctic Peninsula on this exciting 18-day polar voyage aboard the Polar Pioneer. Embark in Ushuaia, Argentina, and follow in the footsteps of Shackleton as you witness peak summer wildlife activity, learn about whaling history, visit research …
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$11,495
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Antarctica - 'Deep South' Extended Circle Voyage

12 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Sergey Vavilov
  • Meet Antarctica's wildlife
  • Hike and explore Winter Island
  • Visit an Adelie penguin rookery
  • Sail south of the Antarctic Circle
Activities: Adventure Options, Camping, Fly Cruise, Hiking, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
This special 12-day journey aboard the Akademik Sergey Vavilov takes youfurther south than at any othertime in the season. By flying to King George Island in Antarcticaat the start of the voyage, you save two days on the oceancrossing. This allows for a moresubstantial exploration below …
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Penguin photo opp in Antarctica
$15,295
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Christmas in Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands

17 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Sergey Vavilov
  • Enjoy a full range of shore visits
  • Zodiac cruise among the ice
  • Visit penguin rookeries
  • Explore South Georgia's coastline
Activities: Adventure Options, Camping, Fly Cruise, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Join the Akademik Sergey Vavilov crew for a memorable Chirstmas celebration in Antarctica. At this time of the season you can enjoyextended daylight hours, busy wildlife colonies, and as the sea ice continues to break up, yourrange of landing sites expands even further. Start your 17-day expedition …
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Sea and sand
$14,495
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Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake

8 Day Itinerary aboard Island Sky
  • Explore Antarctica's wildlife
  • Fly over the Drake Passage
  • Look for Neko Harbor's icebergs
  • Zodiac cruise around Pleneau Island
Activities: Fly Cruise, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
There are few places in the world as evocative as Antarctica! Take a charter flight from Punta Arenas to Antarctica and cross the legendary Drake Passage in only a few hours. Board the Island Sky and cruise towards the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands. Enjoy daily land excursions and …
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Antarctic Sunrise
$8,995
Save $3000-$3400
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Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake

8 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Adventurer
  • Fly over the Drake Passage
  • Explore Antarctica´s wildlife
  • Zodiac cruise around Pleneau Island
  • View Neko Harbor´s icebergs
Activities: Adventure Options, Fly Cruise, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Skip the four days of Drake Passage crossings and optimize your Antarctica experience by flying! A short two-hour flight takes you between Punta Arenas, Chile, and King George Island. Once in Antarctica, the penguins, seals, and whales keep you and your camera busy, as do the massive icebergs, …
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South Georgia landscape.
$13,995
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Antarctica, Falkland Islands, & South Georgia: Ushuaia Roundtrip

21 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Spirit (PO)
  • Observe seabirds & marine mammals
  • Explore South Georgia Island
  • Tour the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Paddle through tranquil waters
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Join the Sea Spirit for an extended Antarctic cruise that includes the Falkland Islands and South Georgia. This voyage gives you an opportunity to explore the untold beauty of one of the most remote parts of the world. Starting in Ushuaia, this Antarctica cruise takes you around the most …
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Crabeater seal
$14,795
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Antarctica and South Georgia

17 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Ioffe
  • Navigate through icy waterways
  • Enjoy daily off-ship excursions
  • Explore the South Shetland Islands
  • Discover South Georgia's wildlife
Activities: Adventure Options, Fly Cruise, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Experience this 17-day voyage to Antarctica and South Georgia at the height of the summer. Enjoy extended daylight hours, busy wildlife colonies, and a range of landing sites to explore as the sea ice continues to break up. Arrive in Antarctica to celebrate the New Year, and sail north towards the …
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A polar landscape
$7,950
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Antarctic Peninsula

11 Day Itinerary aboard Ortelius
  • Cross the infamous Drake Passage
  • Find up to 7 species of penguin
  • Whale watch in the Lemaire Channel
  • Set foot on the Antarctic Continent
Activities: Adventure Options, Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
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 cruise to the Antarctic Peninsula is a wonderful way to maximize your polar voyage experience while observing wildlife in its …
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