Antarctica Cruises

Antarctica Cruise Programs | Antarctica Cruises | Antarctica

Antarctica Cruise Programs | Antarctica Cruises | Antarctica

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Join an Antarctica cruise and explore the pristine wilderness of the Antarctica Peninsula, the sub-Antarctic islands of South Georgia and the Falklands, or the vast Ross Sea region.   

All the ships we offer are ice-strengthened expedition class or luxury class small cruise ships, operated by members of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators. Your ship will be safe, comfortable, and respectful of the delicate environment.   

Click here to read our Antarctica Cruise Destination Descriptions to see details of the major landings made on the voyages.


 Quick Guide

Antarctic Peninsula 

Program Ship Season Days From

Basecamp Antarctica

Plancius or Ortelius



Antarctica Peninsula Cruise with Adventure Options, including diving, camping, kayaking 

Plancius or Ortelius

Jan-Mar 11 $7,950
Antarctica on M/S Expedition 
Expedition Nov-Feb 11 $6,199
Penguins of the Weddell Sea Ortelius Nov 11 $11,550
Peninsula and South Shetland Island Ortelius Dec 11 $7,200

Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula

Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica Plancius or Ortelius Nov-Mar 19/20 $13,200
Spirit of Shackleton Expedition Nov-Jan 21 $12,999

Ross Sea

Exploring Ross Sea and Campbell Island Ortelius Jan-Mar 32 $25,700


Wonder what an Antarctica cruise is like? Read the 

Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica Cruise Log 

in our blog!

Antarctic Peninsula

  • Antarctic Peninsula on Sea Spirit

    Early Booking Discounts Available! Days: from 12

    This classic voyage to Antarctica departs from Ushuaia, Argentina. The air gets colder and daylight grows longer as we head south across the infamous Drake Passage, accompanied by albatross. Our first sighting of the White Continent is the South Shetland Islands, historically significant and rich with iconic Antarctic wildlife.

    Our time in the Antarctic Peninsula region focuses on the Gerlache Strait area, where towering mountains, immense glaciers, and blue icebergs create a picture-perfect setting for incredible penguin and marine mammal encounters. This is an authentic expedition in a wilderness of epic proportions.

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  • Basecamp Antarctica

    Priced from $7,950  

    Basecamp Antarctica is our most active Antarctica cruise. It is designed for travelers who are want to really experience Antarctica in the way Shackleton in early 20th Century. Your ship will be your basecamp as you venture ashore for longer excursions.  We will stay for two or three days at each location to allow plenty of time for a wide variety of activities: mountaineering , hiking , photography , camping , kayaking and zodiac excursions - all activities are included in the price.  Polar diving is also offered for certified divers at an additional fee.

    Passengers who do not wish

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  • Antarctica with Adventure Options

    Priced from $7,950   Days: 10 to 15

    For travelers who want an Antarctica cruise with lots of activities and adventure options - camping, kayaking, polar diving -  we have a full selection of trips aboard M/V Plancius and M/V Ortelius, both ice-strenghtened expedition class ships with comfortable accomodations and excellent food.

    Antarctic Peninsula: Camping and kayaking offered on most departures.

    Whale Watching: Late season departure features whale watching.

    Crossing the Polar Circle: A "bucket list" voyage across the Polar Circle. Diving and kayaking are available.

    For an in-depth experience of one of our Antarctic voyages, read Randy and Susie

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  • Antarctica on M/S Expedition

    Priced from $6,499   Days: 11 to 14

    For a classic Antarctica cruise aboard an excellent ship, consider the M/S Expedition, a fast, safe, and environmentally responsible small ship that will provide you and 130 other passengers with the Antarctic cruise of a lifetime of either 11, 13, 14 or 15 days. See Itinerary tab for variations. 

    Read the journal of one of our cruises in our blog post Preparing for an Antarctic Cruise ]M/S Expedition was completely refurbished in 2009, and features spacious cabins with ocean-facing windows or portholes and private ensuite facilities. You'll enjoy panoramic

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  • Penguin Voyage to the Weddell Sea

    Priced from $11,550   Days: 11  Last chance for 2017--SAVINGS!

    This 11 day Antarctic cruise is for travelers who want to focus on spotting the majestic Emperor penguins well as see several other species of penguins:  Adelie, Chinstraps, Gentoo are all found on the Antarctic Peninsula. This cruise, aboard the comfortable 100 passenger M/V Ortelius , features many helicopter excursions that allow travelers access to remote, seldom seen areas where the landscape is truly otherworldly.

    While crossing the Drake Passage, wildlife enthusiasts will see numerous species of seabirds, including Wandering Albatrosses, Grey Headed Albatrosses, Black-browed Albatrosses, Light-mantled Sooty Albatrosses,

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  • Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetlands

    Priced from $7,200   Days: 11

    If you want to visit the Antarctic Peninsula to see penguins as well as other wildlife, but your time and budget are limited, this is the expedition for you.  On this 11 day cruise you will have ample opportunity for wildlife viewing as you cross the Drake Passage and as you sail around the Peninsula and South Shetland Islands.  On this voyage, you will probably see Gentoo and Chinstrap penguins, Weddell and crabeater seals, humpback, minke, and fin whales, and countless birds including  brown skuas, imperial shags, antarctic terns, storm petrels, and

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Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia Islands

  • Spirit of Shackleton

    From $11,999   Days: 21 This classic voyage will provide you with an excellent in-depth Antarctic cruise experience. You will see huge penguin rookeries and seal colonies as well as numerous bird species on this awe-inspiring voyage to Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands. You'll follow in the footsteps of many polar explorers, including those of Sir Ernest Shackleton, whose final resting place is on South Georgia Island. Read More
  • Antarctic Cruise to Antarctica, Falklands & South Georgia

    From $13,200!   Days: 19-20 A cruise to Antarctica is a cruise to an inspiring and otherworldly place, where wildlife viewing opportunities abound. These voyages include the historic Falkland Islands and the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia as well as the Antarctic Peninsula itself. A cruise on the M/V Ortelius or M/V Plancius is excellent for wildlife viewing, as both ice-strenghtened ships feature plenty of protected viewing spaces, open deck space and Read More
  • Antarctic Circle: Voyage to the 7th Continent

    Highlights Land on the Antarctic continent and its incredible scenery of snowcapped peaks, mighty glaciers, and glistening icebergs. Spend five full days exploring the Antarctic Peninsula.  Cruise Lamaire Channel with its incredible scenic mountains while looking for humpbck, orca and minke whales.  Learn about early polar explorers and the southern ocean whaling history. Voyage to the 7th Continent in luxury on the Island Sky. Sail through the Lamaire Channel with its impossibly snow capped rugged Read More
  • Antarctica, Falklands & South Georgia Islands on Island Sky

    Highlights Tour the beautiful Falkland Islands to view huge populations of rockhopper, gentoo, and Magellanic penguins, as well as the regal black-browed albatross. Witness the vast penguin colonies of South Georgia—king, macaroni, gentoo, and chinstrap—as well as large numbers of elephant and fur seals crowding the beaches. Set foot on the Antarctic continent and revel in the incredible scenery of snowcapped peaks, mighty glaciers, and glistening icebergs—a photographer’s dream. Learn about early polar exploration and whaling history, Read More
  • Antarctica, Falklands & South Georgia Islands on Sea Spirit

    Early Booking Discounts Available! Days: from 20 In the Falkland Islands, where birdlife abounds, we discover easily accessible albatross and penguin rookeries on idyllic island farmsteads. In South Georgia, amidst the dramatic Southern Ocean seascape, we find world-famous wildlife beaches thronged with jousting elephant seals, raucous fur seals, and stately king penguins. In the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula we explore a pristine polar wilderness of singular beauty, complete with bustling penguin colonies, Read More
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Antarctica Cruises to the Ross Sea