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

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 Antartica 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.

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  Luxury Expedition Cruises
Polar Circle Pursuit from/to Punta Arenas
Polar Circle Pursuit from/to Punta Arenas
9 Nights with the MS Ocean Nova
 February 2017 - February 2018
p.p.from AU$ 19340
Patagonia to Antarctica
Patagonia to Antarctica
18 Nights with the Fram
 19.11.2018
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
Antarctic Explorer
Antarctic Explorer
9 Nights with the Ocean Endeavour
 December 2017 - February 2018
p.p.from On Request
Crossing the Circle Ushuaia Return
Crossing the Circle Ushuaia Return
13 Nights with the Sea Adventurer
 February 2017 - March 2018
p.p.from On Request
  All Inclusive Cruises
Utopic Ushuaia Return
Utopic Ushuaia Return
15 Nights with the Silver Cloud
 22.12.2018
p.p.from On Request
Ultimate Antarctica and Patagonia from Valparaiso
Ultimate Antarctica and Patagonia from Valparaiso
21 Nights with the Seabourn Quest
 02.02.2017
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
Antarctic and Americas Exploration from Valparaiso to Ft. Lauderdale
Antarctic and Americas Exploration from Valparaiso to Ft. Lauderdale
57 Nights with the Seabourn Quest
 02.02.2017
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
South America from Chile to Argentina
South America from Chile to Argentina
21 Nights with the MS Zaandam
 31.01.2017
p.p.from AU$ 6217
Classic Antarctica
Classic Antarctica
12 Nights with the Le Boréal
 February 2017 - February 2017
p.p.from On Request
Ultimate Antarctica and Patagonia from Valparaiso
Ultimate Antarctica and Patagonia from Valparaiso
21 Nights with the Seabourn Quest
 02.02.2017
p.p.from On Request
Crossing the Circle Ushuaia Return
Crossing the Circle Ushuaia Return
13 Nights with the Sea Adventurer
 12.02.2017
p.p.from On Request
Polar Circle Pursuit from/to Punta Arenas
Polar Circle Pursuit from/to Punta Arenas
9 Nights with the MS Ocean Nova
 February 2017 - February 2017
p.p.from On Request
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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
  • South America, Antarctic Ocean
  • November 2017 - January 2018
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Antarctica portsPorts in Antarctica
Ushuaia, Argentinafrom
AU$ 2048
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$ 6217
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$ 5999
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
AU$ 6280
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.
Antarctic Sound, Antarcticafrom
AU$ 6217
Watch rare animals in their natural habitat and admire the high glaciers and unusual scenery. Due to its proximity to the South Pole, the area hasl extreme weather conditions. That is why it is difficult for scientists to conduct research, going on and to get new insights. Experience first hand the miracle of nature.
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.