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.
Antarctica is a destination on the bucket list of many avid explorers, and now thanks to cruises, there has never been a more comfortable yet convenient way to explore the very heart of Antarctica. The sheer size and grandeur of Antarctica never fails to amaze visitors, a glistening and untouched land of floating ice towers and distinct wildlife. There are numerous shore excursions and activities available such as kayaking and hiking, to ensure guests get to enjoy once-in-a-lifetime experiences. There are numerous research stations which guests may get to visit in order to learn more about the climate and the research being carried out on the continent.
The individuality of Antarctica makes it 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 and offers a truly unique vacation experience which will never be forgotten. An Antarctic cruise will give you the opportunity to meet the penguins on Snow Hill Island, encounter fascinating whales, cruise the Lemaire Channel and much more.
Be sure to pack for both sunshine and snow as you cruise between Argentina and Antarctica.
- Buenos Aires - Buenos Aires
- Antarctic Ocean
- February 2018 - March 2018
The waters of the Drake Passage are some of the roughest in the world! While it can be calm, more often than not the waves and wind can be quite thrilling so be prepared to "soak" up the unique experience.
- Buenos Aires - Buenos Aires
- Antarctic Ocean
Enjoy unique insights into this wonderful Continent by taking part in excursions on board smaller ships.
- Ushuaia - Ushuaia
- Antarctic Ocean,South America
- January 2018 - March 2018
Ushuaia, the capital of the province of Tierra del Fuego and is Argentina's southernmost city, 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 natural surroundings from the Martial Glacier. The Maritime Museum, a former prison is now a museum showcasing the impressive history of Ushuaia and Tierra del FuegoHighlights 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
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 named after the explorer Sir Francis Drake. The Passage is around 1,000 kilometres long. Crossing the Drake Passage is seen as a pivotal moment in making the crossing to Antarctica and offers the perfect opportunity for passengers to test their endurance skills, as the waters here are some of the roughest in the world. Once through the Passage passengers will enjoy the calm waters and incredible natural landscape of Antarctica which make the trip more than worth it.Highlights of Drake Passage
- Prepare for the trip of a lifetime to Antarctica
- Experience the unique waters of the Drake Passage
- Witness the natural landscape of the strait
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
The South Shetland Islands are a group of islands stretching over 500 kilometres. The islands include Elephant Island, Deception Island, Half Moon Island and many more across Antarctica. On the islands there are volcanoes, some of which are still active. Due to the relatively mild temperature, there are numerous bases throughout the islands for carrying out scientific research, some of which are permanently manned, however the most common inhabitants of the islands are seals and penguins. Each island offers passengers a different perspective on Antarctica.Highlights of the South Shetland Islands
- Learn about the research being carried out in Antarctica
- Spot penguins and seals in their natural habitat
- Explore King George Island, Elephant Island and more
Paradise Bay is located along the peninsula of Antarctica, in close proximity to South America. Paradise Bay provides the perfect opoortunity for those seeking to enjoy a short sail to Antarctica, due to it's proximity to Ushuaia in Argentina. Paradise Bay offers stunning natural scenery, with a landscape which has remained relatively untouched by tourism. The Bay is characterized by icebergs as well as the high number of penguins which can be seen navigating their way through the icy waters.Highlights of Paradise Bay
- Witness the fantastic wildlife up close
- Enjoy the stunning natural landscape of Paradise Bay
- A perfect destination for those looking for a short visit to Antarctica
Deception island, a former whaling station is part of the South Shetland Islands. The Island is characterized by an active volcano. The presence of this volcano has led many to believe that the waters of Deception Island are amongst Antarctica's warmest, therefore many brave visitors choose the island as the location of their Antarctic swim. The island has also proven to be a popular spot for research, with multiple countries having research bases on the island.Highlights of Deception Island
- Test your bravery by taking a dip in the waters of Whalers Bay
- Visit the site of Antarctica's first ever flight departure
- Learn about the natural environment of Antarctica and the research being carried out