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Cruise the Arctic and the Antarctic with Adventure Life. Choose a small ship cruise of the Arctic and visit Greenland, Iceland, CanadaNorwayFinlandRussia, Alaska, and the Scottish Isles. Small ship cruises through Canada's Northwest Passages and Baffin Island, as well as Norway's Svalbard, and are among the most popular expedition cruises into the Arctic. You can even mount an expedition to the distant and remote North Pole! Antarctica is accessed from the southern tip of South America out of Ushuaia, Argentina or occasionally from Punta Arenas, Chile. Choose from small expedition ships, luxury shipsfly/cruise combos that save travel time and even tours that include camping in Antartica. Contact us, and we'll help you find the perfect small ship or expedition cruise to Antarctica or the Arctic. 

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Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Reykjavik to Kangerlussuaq$1350010Jul 29, 2021Explore the Arctic on this exceptional 10-day voyage, starting in the magical city of Reykjavik, Iceland, and making your way through Greenland. …
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Iceland & Svalbard - Reykjavik to Tromso$1790016Jul 5, 2021On this 16-day adventure cruise aboard Silver Wind, journey to Iceland and Svalbard to see isolated islands, remote landscapes, glaciers, and to look …
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Round-trip Reykjavik$1650016Aug 31, 2021Starting and ending in Reykjavik, board the Silver Wind on a splendid 16-day cruise of the Arctic. Iceland’s location close to the Arctic Circle …
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Expedition along the East Coast of Greenland$1337016Aug 15, 2021Discover the east coast of Greenland during a new 16-day expedition cruise onboard L’Austral, and venture into an extremely remote part of the …
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Arctic Expedition: Reykjavik to Tromsø$1989014Jun 28, 2022Explore the Arctic from this 14-day cruise aboard Silver Cloud expedition and visit the isolated islands and remote regions of the northernmost part …
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Expedition Svalbard: Longyearbyen to Tromsø$1190011Jul 6, 2021Join the Silver Cloud on a magnificent 11-day sailing expedition cruise exploring Svalbard, an Arctic territory full of life and color defined by the …
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Ultimate Arctic Circle$3331525Jun 2, 2021Combine the remote islands of Svalbard with the magnificent fjords of the Norwegian coastline on this 25-day awe-inspiring arctic adventure aboard …
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Ultimate Seafarers & Baltics$2549026May 22, 2021Journey from Barcelona to Copenhagen on this epic 26-day journey aboard the Scenic Eclipse. Uncover the treasures, traditions and history of the …
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Northeast Passage: An Unforgettable Voyage from Alaska to Norway$3699026Aug 11, 2021The aptly named National Geographic Endurance hosts this once-in-a-lifetime-opportunity: A 26-day expedition cruise crossing the Northeast Passage …
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Norwegian Fjords & Arctic Svalbard$1406514Jun 30, 2022Board the Scenic Eclipse for an unforgettable 14-day Arctic cruise of Norway and the high Arctic. From magnificent fjords, cascading waterfalls and …
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Luxury Cruises of the Antarctic

Antarctica
Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Punta Arenas to Ushuaia$1870017Nov 14, 2021Admire the wonders Antarctica has to offer on this 17-day sailing adventure. Starting in the historical city of Punta Arenas, explore the magnificent …
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Antarctica Express Air Cruise$49956Dec 15, 2021This 6-day Antarctic adventure aboard the small luxury cruise ship Hebridean Sky sails to Cape Horn and the South Shetland Islands. As you cruise, …
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The Great Austral Loop$1816017Jan 19, 2022Join this 17-day itinerary sailing aboard Le Boreal from South America and the Antarctic Peninsula. Explore the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and …
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Journey to Antarctica - The White Continent$1508012Nov 9, 2021This 12-day classic Antarctica cruise delivers huge tabular icebergs, sculptural bergs floating in pools of turquoise blue melt water, mountains …
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Classic Antarctica - Holiday Edition$2050016Dec 21, 2021Spend a holiday to remember aboard the glamorous Silver Cloud. Sail to Antarctica on a classic cruise admiring the wonders of one of the most desired …
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Antarctic Small Ship Expedition$599511Mar 14, 2022Embark on this 11-day Antarctic cruise aboard Magellan Explorer. Sail the Beagle Channel from Ushuaia and across the infamous Drake Passage to the …
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Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent$1645012Nov 8, 2021This 12-day classic luxury Antarctica cruise on the National Geographic Endurance takes you to huge tabular icebergs in pools of turquoise blue …
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Antarctica, South Georgia & Falkland Islands$2549520Dec 9, 2021The South Georgia Islands are teeming with wildlife and exploration history, while the intriguing Falkland Islands are unique, as is the great white …
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The Weddell Sea & Larsen Ice Shelf$1396013Nov 18, 2021Insurmountable, extreme and captivating: this is the best way to describe the Weddell Sea, mostly frozen by a thick and compressed ice floe. It is a …
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King George Island Roundtrip$2322010Dec 19, 2022Fly in style to the last continent and indulge in Antarctic beauty with this incredible 10-day cruise starts in the heart of the destination. …
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Polar Regions Travel Guide

Cruising Antarctica vs the Arctic - Advantages & Disadvantages 

Are they similar? Or polar opposites?

Wildlife - Both sides have remarkable wildlife viewing opportunities. The icons of each pole - penguins in the south and polar bears in the north - don't disappoint. That is, unless the elusive polar bear escapes your view, which is a possibility depending on where you go. Penguins, in all their cuteness, will be seen by the thousands on any Antarctica cruise. 

Travel - Both the Arctic and Antarctic are accessed by expedition cruises. Antarctica is accessed primarily from the southern tip of South America, while most in North America and Europe have quicker access to Arctic cruise ports. In general, the time committment and cost of an Arctic cruise is considerably less than an Antarctic cruise. 

Geography -  The Arctic region is an ocean surrounded by continents, while the Antarctic is a continent surrounded by oceans. Antartica is aslo has the highest average altitude above sea level of any continent, largely because of 90% of the world's ice is piled upon the continent. Both poles are cold, but the South Pole is colder - by a long shot.

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