Antarctica Cruises

The fifth largest, the coldest, windiest and driest continent on the planet - if these aren't tempting enough, voyage to Antarctica for the penguins, the whales and the seals.

Antarctic Ocean

Antarctica is home to some of the world's most extraordinary species including enormous whales, the Weddell seal and the emperor penguin. Antarctica can be described as a vast white wilderness of surreal remoteness, extreme and perpetual cold and heart-stopping views. Experiences in Antarctica may include whale-watching, climbing and conquering Antartic peaks, kayaking in the icy waters and experiencing the wonders of Antarctica's groundbreaking glaciers and polar ice caps. The sheer size and grandeur of Antarctica is powerful and overwhelming, a glistening and untouched land of floating ice towers and distinct wildlife. It is simply incomparable to any other place on earth.


This individuality and harshness makes Antarctica a must see destination and what better way to do so than on a cruise through the tranquil waters of the Antarctic ocean. It is a land of inspiration, bound to provoke appreciation of the parts of the world that never cease to amaze. An Antarctic cruise will give you the opportunity to meet the penguins on Snow Hill Island, encounter the water's fascinating whales and cruise the Lemaire Channel and Paradise Harbor.

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  Luxury Expedition Cruises
South Atlantic and Antarctica Ushuaia Return
South Atlantic and Antarctica Ushuaia Return
18 Nights with the Silver Explorer
 November 2017 - December 2017
p.p.from AU$ 35150
Polar Circle Pursuit from/to Punta Arenas
Polar Circle Pursuit from/to Punta Arenas
9 Nights with the MS Ocean Nova
 January 2018 - February 2018
p.p.from AU$ 19062
Ushuaia to Punta Arenas Antarctica Cruise
Ushuaia to Punta Arenas Antarctica Cruise
5 Nights with the Hebridean Sky
 08.12.2017
p.p.from AU$ 7802
Crossing the Circle Ushuaia Return
Crossing the Circle Ushuaia Return
13 Nights with the Sea Adventurer
 January 2018 - March 2018
p.p.from On Request
Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica
Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica
19 Nights with the Ocean Diamond
 25.01.2018
p.p.from On Request
  All Inclusive Cruises
South Atlantic and Antarctica Ushuaia Return
South Atlantic and Antarctica Ushuaia Return
18 Nights with the Silver Explorer
 November 2017 - December 2017
p.p.from AU$ 35150
Explore the stunning Antarctic
Explore the stunning Antarctic
10 Nights with the Silver Explorer
 08.12.2017
p.p.from On Request
Utopic Ushuaia Return
Utopic Ushuaia Return
15 Nights with the Silver Cloud
 22.12.2018
p.p.from On Request
The Antarctic Peninsula Ushuaia Return
The Antarctic Peninsula Ushuaia Return
10 Nights with the Silver Cloud
 December 2017 - December 2018
p.p.from On Request
Antarctica South Georgia and the Falklands from/to Ushuaia
Antarctica South Georgia and the Falklands from/to Ushuaia
19 Nights with the Silver Cloud
 21.12.2017
p.p.from On Request
  Last Minute Adventures
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Spirit of Shackleton from Ushuaia Return19 Nights with the MS Expedition
This is an Antarctic adventure with a difference, as it includes South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.  The history of Antarctic Explorations is embodied in this adventure.
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  • Ushuaia - Ushuaia
  • Antarctic Ocean,South America
  • November 2017 - January 2018
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Antarctic Peninsula, Antarcticafrom
AU$ 5899

The mountainous Antarctic Peninsula is the northernmost part of Antarctica which stretches towards South America. The Ice Sheet provides one of the most unique destinations worldwide and visitors can see the vast array of wildife which exists such as penguins in addition to various species of whales and seals. The Antarctic Peninsula offers stunning natural landscape complete with ice capped mountains and icebergs. Due to the relatively mild climate (in summer up to +3 ° C) many research stations are based here.

Highlights of Antarctic Peninsula
  • Enjoy the spectacular natural scenery of the Peninsula
  • Witness the vast array of wildlife in their natural habitat>
  • Explore Antarctica by kayak for an outdoor experience like no other
Ushuaia, Argentinafrom
AU$ 2185

Ushuaia, the capital of the province of Tierra del Fuego is Argentina's southernmost city and is often referred to as the 'End of the World'. The city has become increasingly popular with tourists in recent times. The Tierra del Fuego National Park offers spectacular scenery as well as the popular End of the World Train ride throughout the park. Wonder at the beautiful sight of the city and the nature from atop the Martial Glacier. The Maritime Museum, a former prison is now a museum showcasing the impressive history of Ushuaia and Tierra del Fuego

Highlights of Ushuaia
  • Explore the beautiful National Park of Tierra del Fuego
  • Witness the impressive Antarctic ecosystem
  • Learn about the history of the region at the Maritime Museum
Drake Passagefrom
AU$ 6174

The Drake Passage is a strait between the southern tip of South America and the northern tip of Antarctica. It connects the Atlantic with the Pacific Ocean and was called after the explorer Sir Francis Drake. Crossing the Drake Passage can be difficult for some passengers so it is recommended to come prepared

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South Shetland Islands, Antarcticafrom
AU$ 6174
The South Shetland Islands are a group of islands stretching over 500 km. On the islands there are volcanoes, some of which are still active. Due to the relatively mild temperature, research is possible.
King George Island, Antarcticafrom
AU$ 6174
With an area of 1,150 square kilometers, the "King George Island" the largest of the South Shetland Islands. It is mainly glaciated. On the ice-free surfaces is a research station that must be visited.
Antarctic Ocean Antarctica cruises to the White Continent will be a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. This ice-covered region of the Southern Hemisphere draws in fewer than 20,000 cruise passengers annually and is not for those who expect a mainstream cruising experience. If you want to savour the delights of vibrant onboard shops and casinos, then a cruise to Antarctica is not for you! Instead, the fascination of the White Isle lies in its sheer beauty and in experiencing the imposing, all-powerful force of nature. For this coldest, driest and windiest landmass on the planet is actually a wildlife paradise; Antarctica cruises boasts an unrivalled abundance of flora and fauna. Spending a few days sharing your world with seals, penguins and flocks of screaming birds will be a thrilling experience. Excursions will see you hiking and kayaking and whale watching, and in the evenings you will be treated to informative lectures on the climate and geography of this dramatic landscape.

Antarctica Cruises - The Ships

There are a surprising number of cruise lines that will sail you to Antarctica. Some of the most experienced operators in these waters are Oceanwide Expeditions, Quark Expeditions, and Holland America Line. Their ships are without fail modern and comfortable. Unlike larger ocean-going cruise ships operating elsewhere in the world, these ships will not come furnished with show venues, waterparks, and twenty different dining rooms. What they do offer is a friendly, intimate atmosphere, cosy bars and dining rooms, and panoramic lounges. If you are looking for a vessel to rival the more mainstream options and transport you in absolute luxury, then you should consider the five-star cruise lines Seabourn and Silversea Cruises. Their ships come with exquisite furnishings (think marble bathrooms) and 24-hour butler service. All vessels cruising these waters have ice-strengthened hulls to ensure absolute safety. Some of the more robust expedition and research cruise ships are actually icebreakers that can cut paths through the ice to reach the more out-the-way destinations. For more information on Antarctica cruises call our cruise experts today on 1300 887 590.