Antarctica Cruises

From South America, in less than two days sailing you arrive at the Antarctic Peninsula where you'll be met by iceberg flanked passageways, fossil rich islands and abundant wildlife, including penguins, seals, petrels and whales. Explore the shoreline and the beaches by Zodiac, get close to the icebergs by kayak or take a scenic helicopter ride for a birds eye view. The trip of a lifetime!

Popular Antarctica Cruises

11 Days Ushuaia to Ushuaia
Operated By: Silversea
13 Days Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires
Operated By: Scenic
12 Days Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires
Operated By: Hurtigruten
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Must do experiences and highlights on an Antarctic Cruise

A Scenic Helicopter Ride
A Scenic Helicopter Ride
Antarctica is amazing by sea, but imagine a helicopter ride from your cruise ship, weaving above icebergs for a unique view of ice and wildlife below.
Kayak Among the Icebergs
Kayak Among the Icebergs
Glide quietly among the creaking icebergs in the pristine waters of the Antarctic Peninsula, where the spotting of penguins and albatross warm the soul.
Conquer Drakes Passage
Conquer Drakes Passage
An adventure traveller’s rite of passage is through the tempestuous waters of Drake’s Passage, heralding big seas, whales, dolphins and albatross. A bucket list cruising experience.
Camp under the Polar Sky
Camp under the Polar Sky
Camp overnight on the Antarctic Peninsula to experience the life of a polar explorer. Under the midnight sun you observe penguins and Antarctic fur seals hugging the shoreline and whales of all species in the water.
The Gentoo of South Georgia
The Gentoo of South Georgia
Watch hundreds of gentoo penguins huddle together on icy beaches or march in formation along the shoreline when you stop to explore the abundant wildlife of South Georgia Island. A once in a lifetime experience!

Antarctic Brochures

113 Antarctic trips sourced from 21 Operator brochures

Recent Reviews

What our clients are saying about adventures to the South Pole

“Amazing cruise”
Ay Yuan - NSW, Australia Feb 2020
It was a wonderful trip everyone should do it at least once in their lifetime. I went to Falkland Island, South Georgia Islands and Antarctica twice, both trips were excellent but I will recommend the January cruise if you like to see more penguins especially if you want to see those baby chicks still in the nest with mummy. Cabin was simple and clean, dining room staffs were excellent, always welcome you, greet you with your name and smile, help you anyway they can, I don't know how they can remember more

“Trip of a lifetime”
Ken & J - NSW, Australia Nov 2019
A journey to the most remote and coldest continent on our planet was always going to be heavily dependent on weather, and boy did we luck out, with the two journeys to and back through the notoriously rough Drake Passage as calm as it could get. So lucky were we that we got to Antarctica a whole half-day early, and also arrived back into Ushuaia the same, 12 hours early. Throughout the nine days of sailing, we had mostly fine weather, which is a rarity down in that part of the world, with a few days more

“The most amazing experience ever!”
Danielle - VIC, Australia Dec 2018
This trip exceeded every expectation! The boat was very comfortable. The staff were exceptional - from the cleaning staff to the expedition staff. I was worried about the sea days but I needed the sea days to have some down time to recover from our expedition days. The food was diverse and great quality. I would recommend this trip to everyone. You must go to South not go to Antarctica without going there as it is so amazing!

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