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

A group of travellers sail around a penguin colony off the shores of Antarctica
Antarctic Peninsula
The great actors of Antarctica are the penguins and in total seven species could appear before your very own eyes on this special 10-day Antarctic cruise. In addition, this departure is specially timed to maximize the whale watching opportunity. Voyage …
  • 10 days
  • $5500 - $10150 USD
Ship:
MV Plancius
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Expedition Cruising
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Antarctic Peninsula, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands, Drake Passage
$750 OFF
An elephant seal peeks out of the water around South Georgia
Antarctica, the Falkland Islands & South Georgia
Board the well-appointed Akademik Sergey Vavilov as you embark on this far-reaching expedition to the islands of the South Atlantic Ocean and to the Antarctic mainland. Revel in 18 days of awe-inspiring exploration.
  • 19 days
  • $11995 - $22695 USD
Ship:
Akademik Sergey Vavilov
Passions:
Kayaking, Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Antarctic Peninsula, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands, South Orkney Islands, …
$750 OFF
An ocean of icebergs.
  • 11 days
  • $6795 - $13095 USD
Ship:
Akademik Sergey Vavilov
Passions:
Expedition Cruising, Wildlife Watching
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Antarctic Peninsula, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands, Drake Passage
$750 OFF
A huge colony of king penguins.
  • 19 days
  • $11995 - $22695 USD
Ship:
Akademik Ioffe
Passions:
Whale Watching, Kayaking, Wildlife Watching, Expedition Cruising
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Antarctic Peninsula, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands, South Orkney Islands, …
Kayaking through the icy waters.
  • 14 days
  • $10195 - $16895 USD
Ship:
Akademik Ioffe
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Expedition Cruising
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Antarctic Polar Circle, Antarctic Peninsula, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, Drake Passage
Stunning views from your zodiac cruise
Antarctic Peninsula - Basecamp Plancius
Expedition is the passion of this unique Antarctic voyage. The ship becomes a base camp for these polar expeditions voyages. “Base camp” is by definition a temporary storing and starting place, from which an activity starts. "Activity modules” are …
  • 11 days
  • $6900 - $10150 USD
Ship:
MV Plancius
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Kayaking, Expedition Cruising, Camping, Scuba Diving, Light Hiking, Multisport
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, Drake Passage, Paradise Bay Antarctica, Neumayer Channel
Soak in the scenery on Campbell Island
Birding Down Under 2014
Join the Spirit of Enderby for an Antarctica Birding tour! This 17 day tour focuses on the birds of the Subantarctic Islands and takes you to The Snares, Port of Bluff, and the Macquarie Islands.
  • 17 days
  • $10000 - $15000 USD
Ship:
Spirit of Enderby
Passions:
Expedition Cruising, Wildlife Watching
Places:
Antarctica, South Pacific, New Zealand, Macquarie Island, Campbell Island
Hiking through through the snow.
Across the Antarctic Circle Sail/Fly
Celebrate crossing latitude 66° 33’ South in the wake of hallowed explorers including the first to do so, Captain James Cook on this unique Antarctic cruise. In this frozen area of extraordinary beauty, powerful orcas and leopard seals patrol, while …
  • 11 days
  • $7100 - $12600 USD
Ship:
Polar Pioneer
Passions:
Expedition Cruising, Whale Watching, Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Wildlife Watching
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Antarctic Polar Circle, Antarctic Peninsula, Chile, Punta Arenas, Puerto Williams, King George Island, Drake Passage
Penguins on a rocky beach in Antarctica.
Weddell Sea Explorer - Fly and Sail
Sail across Bransfield Strait to an Antarctic Sound dawn, where tabular icebergs ride currents from the Weddell Sea. The Peninsula’s wild side welcomes you with strange, ice-free landscape hiding renowned fossil beds and vast penguin colonies. Hope to …
  • 11 days
  • $7100 - $12600 USD
Ship:
Polar Pioneer
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Expedition Cruising, Whale Watching, Kayaking
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Weddell Sea, Antarctic Peninsula, Chile, Punta Arenas, Puerto Williams, King George Island, Drake Passage, Brown Bluff, …
Elephant Seals hanging out on the beach.
The Shackleton Spirit 2015
Late summer offers the best chance to chart a course through the Weddell Sea’s shifting pack ice and vast tabular bergs, where Shackleton’s ship Endurance was trapped an crushed. Hope to explore fossil-rich islands, historic huts and set foot on the …
  • 20 days
  • $12660 - $20990 USD
Ship:
Polar Pioneer
Passions:
History, Kayaking, Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Expedition Cruising
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Weddell Sea, Chile, Argentina, Patagonia, Punta Arenas, Ushuaia, …
Kayakers in the waters of South Georgia.
In Shackleton's Footsteps 2015
Celebrating one of the greatest survival stories in Antarctic exploration, this voyage takes you into the wild Weddell Sea, where Ernest Shackleton planned to start a daring feat – the first crossing of Antarctica. Follow in his wake, albeit in comfort …
  • 20 days
  • $13600 - $21990 USD
Ship:
Polar Pioneer
Passions:
Whale Watching, Trekking & Hiking, Expedition Cruising, History, Kayaking, Wildlife Watching
Places:
Antarctica, South America, South Georgia, Weddell Sea, Chile, Argentina, Patagonia, Punta Arenas, Ushuaia, Puerto Williams, …
Kayaking through arctic waters.
Spirit of Antarctica
On these Spirit of Antarctica voyages, enjoy the Beagle Channel from Argentina and Chile. The December departure voyages from Ushuaia, Argentina and returns to Puerto Williams, Chile, whereas the January departs from Puerto Williams and returns to …
  • 12 days
  • $8700 - $14290 USD
Ship:
Polar Pioneer
Passions:
Expedition Cruising, Kayaking, Wildlife Watching, Camping, Whale Watching
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Antarctic Peninsula, Chile, Argentina, Patagonia, Punta Arenas, Ushuaia, Puerto Williams, Drake Passage, …
A settlement on the island of Saint Helena.
Atlantic Odyssey: Ushuaia to Ascension Island
The Atlantic Odyssey offers a unique possibility to visit several of the remotest islands in the world. Besides the Antarctic Peninsula, the South Shetland Islands, South Georgia and the South Orkney Islands, the Atlantic Odyssey visits Tristan da Cunha, …
  • 32 days
  • $8450 - $11650 USD
Ship:
MV Plancius
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Expedition Cruising
Places:
Antarctica, Africa, South America, South Georgia, Argentina, Patagonia, Ascension Island, St. Helena Island, Tristan da Cunha, Ushuaia, …
A view from the ship.
Weddell Sea Quest
Embark on an expedition cruise to the Antarctic Peninsula, the South Shetland Islands & the Weddell Sea aboard the MV Ushuaia. The Weddell Sea will always be remembered as the polar region that still echoes the ill fated expedition of the great British …
  • 12 days
  • $6050 - $10900 USD
Ship:
MV Ushuaia
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Expedition Cruising, Whale Watching
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Antarctic Peninsula, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands, Drake Passage, Paulet Island, Brown Bluff, …
Mirrored reflection on our kayak excursion
South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey
Included in the cost of this amazing polar voyage is a flight from Punta Arenas to Puerto Williams where you’ll enjoy a tour of the port town before boarding Polar Pioneer. Upon finishing in Stanley, Falkland Islands, your transfer from ship to airport …
  • 18 days
  • $13660 - $21990 USD
Ship:
Polar Pioneer
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Expedition Cruising, Whale Watching, Kayaking
Places:
Antarctica, South America, South Georgia, Antarctic Peninsula, Chile, Punta Arenas, Puerto Williams, Stanley, Drake Passage, Elephant Island, …
Two humpback whales passing by the ship
Regal Antarctica: Weddell Sea and Falkland Islands
Begin your 13-day expedition at the tip of South America and chart a course across the Drake Passage and into the ice-choked sea made famous by Sir Ernest Shakleton and the men of the Imperial Trans-Atlantic Expedition. Experience this breathtaking and …
  • 13 days
  • $9295 - $15295 USD
Ship:
Akademik Ioffe
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Expedition Cruising
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands, Drake Passage, Elephant Island, Antarctic Sound, West Point Island, …
Traveler photographing the unique plant life.
  • 13 days
  • $6000 - $9500 USD
Ship:
Spirit of Enderby
Passions:
Whale Watching, Expedition Cruising, Wildlife Watching
Places:
Antarctica, South Pacific, Australia, New Zealand, Macquarie Island, The Snares, Enderby Island, Campbell Island, Dunedin, Hobart, …
Zodiac tours through the ice.
Christmas in Antarctica
Set out to the Antarctica peninsula on this itinerary with specific programming for families with kids and young teens. On board naturalists will choose activities and presentations designed to engage young curious minds along with the old as you explore …
  • 9 days
  • $5595 - $9495 USD
Ship:
Akademik Sergey Vavilov
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Expedition Cruising
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Antarctic Peninsula, Chile, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, Cape Horn, South Shetland Islands, Drake Passage, …
Photographing in the snow.
Photographers South Georgia and Antarctica
Join this memorable Antarctic cruise along with Joshua Holko, a full-time professional landscape, nature and wilderness photographer and teacher, who specializes in polar and sub-polar regions, will conduct Canon-accredited photography workshops, …
  • 20 days
  • $13660 - $21990 USD
Ship:
Polar Pioneer
Passions:
Photography, Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Expedition Cruising
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Antarctic Peninsula, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, Stanley, Drake Passage, …
Voyage to the remote Bouvet Island on your polar expedition cruise
Bouvet Island
Voyage to Bouvet Island - once believed to be completely inaccessible. In 2006 the Ortelius managed to land there successfully with some most adventurous passengers. Return to this remote outpost on an unforgettable opportunity in 2015. The first leg of …
  • 29 days
  • $10490 - $17200 USD
Ship:
Ortelius
Passions:
Expedition Cruising, Wildlife Watching
Places:
Antarctica, Africa, South America, Argentina, Patagonia, Ascension Island, St. Helena Island, Tristan da Cunha, Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands, …
Beachside sunset
Antarctic Peninsula 2014
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 explore the Antarctic peninsula from the comfort of the Sea Explorer.
  • 12 days
  • $6295 - $16795 USD
Ship:
Sea Explorer
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Kayaking, Expedition Cruising, Whale Watching
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, Drake Passage
Watch humpback whales on your Antarctic cruise
Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands
Sail for the Great White Continent of Antarctica on this 24-day Antarctic, South Georgia, and Falkland cruise! Encounter the rich wildlife of this region from zodiac or on shore. Antarctica promises to delight and entrance on this small ship expedition.
  • 24 days
  • $21360 - $41190 USD
Ship:
National Geographic Orion
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Expedition Cruising, Whale Watching
Places:
Antarctica, South America, South Georgia, Antarctic Peninsula, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, Stanley, Buenos Aires, Mount Pleasant Airport, Falkland Island, …
Chinstrap Penguins during wildlife tour
The Great Austral Loop
On this 16-day voyage, discover the undulating hills and verdant moors of the Falkland Islands. Cruise to South Georgia, home to imposing glaciers that tilt towards the sea and thousands of King Penguins at home on the island's black sandy beaches. …
  • 16 days
  • $12320 - $34100 USD
Ship:
Le Soleal
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Expedition Cruising, Whale Watching
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Weddell Sea, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, Saunders Island, Drake Passage, Deception Island Antarctica, Neko Harbor, …
Touring the icy water of Antarctica on an expedition cruise
Classic Antarctica
Tabletop icebergs, growlers, drift or pack ice - all part of Antarctica's own language, which you may find yourself speaking fluently after this 10-day voyage! Join Le Soleal for a journey through the Heart of the Antarctic Peninsula, offering travelers …
  • 10 days
  • $8480 - $21630 USD
Ship:
Le Soleal
Passions:
Expedition Cruising, Whale Watching, Wildlife Watching
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Weddell Sea, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, Drake Passage, Deception Island Antarctica, Neko Harbor, Port Lockroy, …