Venture to the world’s most far-reached region and discover a vast continent that’s widely untouched by mankind. On a cruise to the Antarctic Peninsula you’ll explore the most accessible parts of the continent; an experience which gives passengers the chance of close-up encounters with fascinating wildlife. You’ll cruise through spectacular waterways with views that could not possibly be seen anywhere else on the planet – think of waterways lined on either side with soaring glaciated mountains and rugged ice formations.
Cruise Companies & Ports of Departure
The northernmost part of the mainland of Antarctica, the peninsula is easily reachable from Cape Horn, the southern tip of South America. Many cruises to the continent of Antarctica depart from South America which includes Antarctica XXI and Oceanwide Expeditions sailings. Aboard Holland America Line’s Zaandam you can sail to the Antarctic Peninsula from Valparaíso, onto Chile’s stunning Amalia Glacier to Cape Horn to the Antarctic Peninsula and back to Buenos Aires. Quark Expeditions offers many sailings on the Ocean Diamond with roundtrips from Argentina.
If you’re looking for a truly epic adventure, you will find that and more in the vast land mass that makes up Antarctica. With a backdrop of unparalleled scenery and an abundance of wildlife, the distilled wilderness of the Antarctic Peninsula will be an experience of a lifetime.
Hiking is a great way to absorb the fascinating scenery. Many cruise lines offer the chance for visitors to hike on one of the peninsula’s many volcanoes. Oceanwide Expeditions offers the chance of an ‘open air’ camping option where the only sounds you’ll hear are the sounds of the penguin colonies! Polar sleeping bags provided by the cruise line will keep campers warm, dry and comfortable during the night, along with other specialised gear for maximised warmth and safety.
Antarctic Peninsula Cruises
The Antarctic Peninsula is the northernmost part of the mainland of Antarctica.