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Antarctica Peninsula Cruises & Tours

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Antarctica
  • 217 Cruises + Land Tours
King penguins on South Georgia
Antarctic Sound
  • 14 Cruises
Jenny Fiebig
Explore the rare natural landscape of Antarctica on an expedition cruise
Neko Harbor
  • 27 Cruises
Jenny Fiebig
Spotting the continent of Antarctica
Petermann Island
  • 14 Cruises
Erin Correia
Another shot of Petermann Island with penguins hunkering behind a rock for wind protection.
Weddell Sea
  • 19 Cruises + Land Tours
Anna Zlotnicki
Sunset over the Weddell Sea
Pleneau Bay
  • 10 Cruises
Erin Correia
Stunning views at Pleneau Island
Wilhelmina Bay Antarctica
  • 11 Cruises
Jenny Fiebig
Iceberg in Antarctica, Antarctic tour
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The vast majority of cruises to Antarctica visit the Antarctica Peninsula, as it is the most accessible point in Antarctica (and arguably the most picturesque) reached from Patagonia at the southern tip of South America via either Ushuaia, Argentina or Punta Arenas, Chile. Cruises frequently visit the South Shetland Islands, especially King George, location of the airport that receives travelers flying from Chile to begin their Antarctic cruise. The majority of cruises traverse the western side of the Peninsula, except cruises to the Weddell Sea. Highlights of cruises on the western side include Deception Island, Neko HarborThe Lemaire ChannelPort Lockroy, and Paradise Bay. Expect massive icebergs, jagged mountain peaks, glaciers crashing into the sea, amazing wildlife like penguins, seals, whales & much.more. 

10 Antarctica Peninsula Cruises & Tours for 2022-2023

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10 Antarctic Peninsula Cruise Deals for 2022-2023

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Classic Antarctica Air Cruise$2000$114958Dec 2, 2022Embark on this 8-day Antarctic adventure with Ocean Nova Air Cruises. Fly over the Drake Passage from Punta Arenas to King George Island where you …
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Antarctic Small Ship Expedition$500$549510Nov 11, 2022Leaving from Ushuaia, Argentina, this 10-day small ship expedition cruise of Antarctica is an excellent value and takes you through the Beagle …
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Crossing the Circle: Southern ExpeditionSavings$1789514Jan 6, 2023Setting foot on the 7th Continent is a polar achievement few experience. Even more rare is the milestone of crossing the Antarctic Circle. Navigating …
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Antarctica CompleteSavings$2639523Mar 13, 2023Explore Antarctica along with South Georgia and the Falkland - Malvinas islands on this 23-day adventure cruise aboard the Sylvia Earle. Enjoy the …
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South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula: Penguin SafariSavings$1179516Dec 5, 2022Join the Ocean Diamond on this amazing 16-day cruise to Antarctica and South Georgia. Reflect at the resting place of the great explorer, Sir Ernest …
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Across the Antarctic CircleSavings$1539513Dec 16, 2022Celebrate this magical frozen area of extraordinary beauty, powerful orcas, leopard seals, ethereal snow petrels, bristling mountain ranges, and …
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South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula: Penguin SafariSavings$1989516Nov 20, 2022Discover the highlights of South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula on this 16-day Penguin Safari cruise aboard Ultramarine. Begin your journey in …
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Antarctica, South Georgia and the FalklandsSavings$2641022Nov 8, 2022Journey to an extraordinary 22-day Antarctica expedition to Antarctica, South Georgia, and the Falkland Islands. Enjoy an extra day at the Peninsula …
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South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula: Penguin SafariSavings$1689516Nov 5, 2022Join the World Explorer on this amazing 16-day cruise to Antarctica and South Georgia. Reflect at the resting place of the great explorer, Sir Ernest …
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Antarctic Express: Fly the DrakeSavings$122958Dec 5, 2022Explore King George Island and the Antarctic Peninsula, skipping the Drake Passage on this 8-day polar experience. Zodiac cruise in search of whales, …
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Antarctica Peninsula Travel Guide

  Best Antarctica Peninsula Cruise Lines for 2022-2023
  • Ponant - offers 47 Antarctic Peninsula cruises, with grandiose decor ranging from glaciers, ice floes, tabletop icebergs, mountain peaks that plunge directly into the sea, research stations, and enchanting bays discovered daily via carefully selected Zodiac® excursions, based on prevailing ice conditions. Their newest fleet member, Le Commandant Charcot, is the world's first hybrid-electric polar expedition ship powered by liquefied natural gas.
  • Quark Expeditions - has 12 Antarctica Peninsula expeditions to view icebergs of every form and size in the peninsula's bays, fjords, and inlets, as well as the opportunity to witness minke and humpback whales at close range. The Ultramarine, the company's newest addition to its fleet, features two twin-engine helicopters, twenty quick-launch Zodiacs, luxurious staterooms, wellness amenities, and several outside wildlife viewing areas.
  • Silversea Cruises - provides an extensive Antarctica cruise collection that features mostly 10-day excursions of the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands and shorter sailings of just 5, 6, or 9 days as part of the Antarctica Bridge fly-cruise program. The Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands, Falkland Islands, Elephant Island, and South Georgia are included in longer cruises. Silver Cloud and Silver Wind guests will now fly into Santiago, Chile, for an overnight hotel stay before flying to Punta Arenas the following day to board the ship. Guests embarking on Silver Explorer will do so in Puerto Williams except for travelers aboard Silversea's Antarctica Bridge, the world's first ultra-luxury fly-cruise to Antarctica, who will fly directly from Punta Arenas to King George Island.
  • Lindblad Expeditions - discover the Antarctic Peninsula over 19 voyages, where unending white mountains roll to the horizon, and massive glaciers churn icebergs into the sea. While traveling aboard the state-of-the-art National Geographic Explorer, National Geographic Resolution, or National Geographic Endurance, experience the Antarctic Peninsula up close by zipping around enormous tabular icebergs by Zodiac or kayak and walking along beaches teeming with penguins, seals, slabs, and humpback and orca whales breaching the surface of the lake.
  • Aurora Expeditions - In addition to the Ulstein X-BOW®, two of its new expedition ships, Sylvia Earle and Greg Mortimer, have large viewing platforms that bring you closer to the Antarctic Peninsula's magnificent maze of sheltered channels and inlets, where modern scientific stations and remnants of early explorers and the whaling industry are scattered among penguin rookeries and solitude.




 

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