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.

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Antarctic Ocean

Antartica is home to some of the world's most extraordinary species including enormous whales, the Weddell seal and the emperor penguin. Antartica can be described as a vast white wilderness of surreal remoteness, extreme and perpetual cold and heart-stopping views. Experiences in Antartica may include whale-watching, climbing and conquering Antartic peaks, kayaking in the icy waters and experiencing the wonders of Antartica's groundbreaking glaciers and polar ice caps. The sheer size and grandeur of Antartica 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 it a must see destination and what better way to do so than on a cruise through the tranquil waters of the Antartic ocean. It is a land of inspiration, bound to provoke appreciation of the parts of the world that never cease to amaze. An Antartic 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. You can take in the jaw dropping views that encapsulate your path through the icy waters while sailing, or even kayaking. There are no limits. Experience life through a wholly new kaleidoscope on board an unforgettable cruise.

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  Luxury Expedition Cruises
Crossing the Antarctic
Crossing the Antarctic
18 Nights with the Ortelius
 16.12.2016
p.p.from AU$ 17168
Exciting Penguin Voyage
Exciting Penguin Voyage
10 Nights with the Ortelius
 November 2016 - December 2017
p.p.from AU$ 12223
Enchanting Antarctic Frost
Enchanting Antarctic Frost
31 Nights with the Ortelius
 13.01.2017
p.p.from AU$ 28191
Journey to Terra Australis
Journey to Terra Australis
31 Nights with the Ortelius
 15.02.2017
p.p.from AU$ 28191
In Search of the Emperor Penguin
In Search of the Emperor Penguin
17 Nights with the Ortelius
 23.11.2016
p.p.from AU$ 16269
  All Inclusive Cruises
Explore the stunning Antarctic
Explore the stunning Antarctic
10 Nights with the Silver Explorer
 December 2016 - December 2017
p.p.from AU$ 21596
The Antarctic Peninsula Ushuaia Return
The Antarctic Peninsula Ushuaia Return
10 Nights with the Silver Cloud
 December 2017 - December 2017
p.p.from On Request
Chile Antarctic Peninsula Argentina
Chile Antarctic Peninsula Argentina
18 Nights with the Silver Explorer
 14.11.2016
p.p.from On Request
Atlantic and Argentinian Adventures
Atlantic and Argentinian Adventures
18 Nights with the Silver Explorer
 22.12.2016
p.p.from On Request
The Antarctic Peninsula from Buenos Aires
The Antarctic Peninsula from Buenos Aires
16 Nights with the Silver Cloud
 15.11.2017
p.p.from On Request
  Last Minute Adventures
Antarctica portsPorts in Antarctica
Ushuaia, Argentinafrom
AU$ 1949
Ushuaia is Argentina's southernmost city and is located close to the Tierra del Fuego National Park and some spectacular scenery. Wonder at the beautiful sight of the city and nature from atop the Martial Glacier.
Drake Passagefrom
AU$ 4678
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.
Antarctic Peninsula, Antarcticafrom
AU$ 5751
The mountainous Antarctic Peninsula is the northernmost part of Antarctica. Due to the relatively mild climate (in summer up to +3 ° C) many research stations are based here.
South Shetland Islands, Antarcticafrom
On Request
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.
Deception Island, Antarcticafrom
AU$ 16269
The island is part of the South Shetland Islands and is characterized by an active volcano. In several research stations here, the animals' behavior is observed.
Antarctic Ocean

Cruises to Antarctica, the White Continent

A cruise 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 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.

Antarctic Vessels

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.