Antarctica
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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.

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A group of walrus rest on the sand.
Marine Mammals of Antarctica
Seasoned guides have noticed year after year that, as the Antarctic summer comes to a close, the marine mammals come to life! Through a collaborative effort with the Marine laboratory of Duke University, Akademik Ioffe is excited to invite you on the …
  • 11 Days
  • $6795 - $11995 USD
Ship:
Akademik Ioffe
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Antarctic Peninsula, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, Drake Passage
Level:
Easy
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, Whale Watching, Kayaking, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Weddell Sea, Antarctic Peninsula, Chile, Punta Arenas, Puerto Williams, King George Island, Drake Passage, Brown Bluff, …
Level:
Easy
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 - $13860 USD
Ship:
Polar Pioneer
Passions:
Whale Watching, Snorkeling, Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Expedition Cruises, Wildlife Watching
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Antarctic Polar Circle, Antarctic Peninsula, Chile, Punta Arenas, Puerto Williams, King George Island, Drake Passage
Level:
Easy
Travelers catching a glimpse of a Minke Whale on a zodiac trip.
Journey to 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 …
  • 12 Days
  • $12350 - $24740 USD
Ship:
National Geographic Explorer
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Photography, Luxury & Indulgence, Kayaking, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Antarctic Peninsula, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands, Buenos Aires, Drake Passage
Level:
Easy
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:
Whale Watching, Wildlife Watching, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Antarctica, Africa, South America, South Georgia, Argentina, Patagonia, Ascension Island, St. Helena Island, Tristan da Cunha, Ushuaia, …
Level:
Easy
Embark on a snowshoe expedition
Antarctic Peninsula with South Shetlands 2015
The Antarctic Peninsula is part of the Antarctic Continent and is the southern continuation of the mountain chain that runs from North America through South America into the Scotia Sea. Here it continues as a mainly sub-marine ridge, the Scotia Ridge, …
  • 10 Days
  • $7050 - $10550 USD
Ship:
MV Plancius
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Kayaking, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Antarctic Peninsula, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands, Drake Passage
Level:
Easy
A beautiful ocean view.
Birding Down Under 2015
Listen to the names: Snares, Bounty, Antipodes, Auckland, Campbell, Macquarie and Chatham Islands. They are music to the ears of ‘Birders'. Apart from the Chathams, these islands are probably more isolated now than they were when they were discovered …
  • 19 Days
  • $10500 - $15750 USD
Ship:
Spirit of Enderby
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Antarctica, South Pacific, New Zealand, Macquarie Island, Invercargill, The Snares, Enderby Island, Campbell Island, Antipodes Island, The Bounty Islands, …
Level:
Easy
The sun sets over polar mountains
The Antarctic Peninsula
Tabletop icebergs, growlers, drift and pack ice... Antarctica has its own langauge, which you are sure to be speaking fluently soon! Join L'Austral for an opportunity to sail through the heart of the Antarctic Peninsula on this 11-day voyage. Experience …
  • 11 Days
  • $8000 - $27900 USD
Ship:
L'Austral
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Luxury & Indulgence, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Weddell Sea, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, Drake Passage, Deception Island Antarctica, Neko Harbor, Paradise Bay Antarctica, …
Level:
Easy
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 - $14120 USD
Ship:
MV Ushuaia
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Antarctic Peninsula, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands, Drake Passage, Paulet Island, Brown Bluff, …
Level:
Easy
Unforgettable wildlife encounters
South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey
Included in the cost of this amazing polar voyage is a flight from Punta Arenas to Puerto Williams where you can 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 - $23090 USD
Ship:
Polar Pioneer
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Kayaking, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Antarctica, South America, South Georgia, Antarctic Peninsula, Chile, Punta Arenas, Puerto Williams, Stanley, Drake Passage, Elephant Island, …
Level:
Easy
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 Cruises
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands, Drake Passage, Elephant Island, Antarctic Sound, West Point Island, …
Level:
Easy
A single penguin on Antarctica.
In the Wake of Scott & Shackleton
The Ross Sea region of Antarctica is one of the most remote places on Planet Earth and one of the most fascinating places in the continent's human history. With shipping restricted by impenetrable pack ice to just two brief months each austral summer, …
  • 30 Days
  • $19500 - $30200 USD
Ship:
Spirit of Enderby
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Antarctica, South Pacific, New Zealand, Macquarie Island, Ross Sea, Invercargill, The Snares, Auckland Islands, Campbell Island, Port of Bluff, …
Level:
Easy
15%-25% OFF
Penguins on the Beach
  • 10 Days
  • $11395 - $18395 USD
Ship:
Sea Adventurer
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Antarctic Peninsula, Chile, Argentina, Patagonia, Punta Arenas, Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands, King George Island, …
Level:
Easy
Traveler photographing the unique plant life.
Galapagos of the Southern Ocean
This is without doubt one of the most inspirational and informative journeys or expeditions into the Southern Ocean ecosystem that one can make anywhere in the world. Long recognized for their rich biodiversity, the Subantarctic Islands lying to the …
  • 13 Days
  • $6000 - $9900 USD
Ship:
Spirit of Enderby
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Antarctica, South Pacific, Australia, New Zealand, Macquarie Island, The Snares, Enderby Island, Campbell Island, Dunedin, Hobart, …
Level:
Easy
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:
Whale Watching, Wildlife Watching, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Antarctic Peninsula, Chile, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, Cape Horn, South Shetland Islands, Drake Passage, …
Level:
Easy
20% OFF
Zodiac excursions will take you close to the action
Classic Antarctica
The shortest of the Antarctic cruises offers travelers to discover the Sixth continent and sub-Antarctic islands. The route includes the northern part of the Antarctic continent – Antarctic Peninsula – and nearby islands. Every expedition day offers …
  • 12 Days
  • $8895 - $16795 USD
Ship:
Sea Explorer (PO)
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands, Drake Passage, Lemaire Channel, Neko Harbor, Paradise Bay Antarctica, …
Level:
Easy
Mountaineering in the arctic
Antarctic Peninsula - Basecamp Ortelius
Join this adventurous 11 day expedition cruise, where the ship becomes your base camp between invigorating activities including snowshoeing, kayaking, camping, and photography!
  • 11 Days
  • $7050 - $11850 USD
Ship:
Ortelius
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Light Hiking, Kayaking, Expedition Cruises, Camping
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, Drake Passage, Waddington Bay Antarctica, Wiencke Island
Level:
Moderate
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:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Trekking & Hiking, Kayaking, History, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Antarctica, South America, South Georgia, Weddell Sea, Chile, Argentina, Patagonia, Punta Arenas, Ushuaia, Puerto Williams, …
Level:
Easy
Elephant seals hanging out with a colony of penguins.
South Georgia and the Falklands
Steeped in Shackleton and whaling lore, covered mostly in glaciers, South Georgia explodes with life: gentoo, rockhopper and macaroni penguins, enormous elephant seals and a thriving fur seal population. On South Georgia you can observe one of the …
  • 17 Days
  • $16530 - $31920 USD
Ship:
National Geographic Explorer
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Kayaking, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, Buenos Aires
Level:
Easy
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 - $15250 USD
Ship:
Ortelius
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Antarctica, Africa, South America, Argentina, Patagonia, Ascension Island, St. Helena Island, Tristan da Cunha, Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands, …
Level:
Easy
$1000-$2500 OFF
Beachside sunset
Antarctic Peninsula
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 - $16995 USD
Ship:
Sea Explorer
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Kayaking, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, Drake Passage
Level:
Easy
Does this penguin have an itch?
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.
  • 23 Days
  • $21360 - $41190 USD
Ship:
National Geographic Orion
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Antarctica, South America, South Georgia, Antarctic Peninsula, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, Stanley, Mount Pleasant Airport, Buenos Aires, …
Level:
Easy
A polar landscape
Antarctic Peninsula
Experience the isolated beauty of the planet's frozen continent aboard the Ortelius on this 10-day Antarctic cruise! View stunning wildlife and learn about the history of Antarctica as your sail across the Drake Passage and onto land.
  • 11 Days
  • $7950 - $11850 USD
Ship:
Ortelius
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, Drake Passage
Level:
Easy
$280 OFF
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, Whale Watching, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Weddell Sea, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, Saunders Island, Drake Passage, Deception Island Antarctica, Neko Harbor, …
Level:
Easy