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 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.

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Expert tips for cruising the Antarctic
Our Recommendations
  Luxury Expedition Cruises
Cruise with Silversea from Dunedin
Cruise with Silversea from Dunedin
22 Nights with the Silver Explorer
 18.01.2021
p.p.from $37,980
19 day journey on board the Silver Explorer from Ushuaia
19 day journey on board the Silver Explorer from Ushuaia
18 Nights with the Silver Explorer
 December 2019 - February 2020
p.p.from $31,900
Sailing from Ushuaia with the Silver Explorer
Sailing from Ushuaia with the Silver Explorer
18 Nights with the Silver Explorer
 16.01.2020
p.p.from $38,790
Sail with Silversea from Ushuaia
Sail with Silversea from Ushuaia
12 Nights with the Silver Explorer
 December 2019 - March 2020
p.p.from $16,470
15 day journey to Valparaíso from Ushuaia
15 day journey to Valparaíso from Ushuaia
14 Nights with the Silver Explorer
 04.03.2020
p.p.from $10,980
  All Inclusive Cruises
58 day cruise with the Seabourn Quest to Miami
58 day cruise with the Seabourn Quest to Miami
57 Nights with the Seabourn Quest
 23.02.2020
p.p.from $31,999
23 day voyage on board the Crystal Endeavor from Christchurch
23 day voyage on board the Crystal Endeavor from Christchurch
22 Nights with the Crystal Endeavor
 January 2021 - February 2021
p.p.from $98,777
Sail from Hobart, Tasmania to Christchurch via McMurdo Sound
Sail from Hobart, Tasmania to Christchurch via McMurdo Sound
22 Nights with the Crystal Endeavor
 January 2021 - January 2021
p.p.from $98,635
Cruising with Seabourn from San Antonio to Manaus
Cruising with Seabourn from San Antonio to Manaus
42 Nights with the Seabourn Quest
 23.02.2020
p.p.from $25,498
Travelling with the Viking Sun to Los Angeles from Greenwich
Travelling with the Viking Sun to Los Angeles from Greenwich
126 Nights with the Viking Sun
 31.08.2019
p.p.from $73,695
  Cruises from Ushuaia
19 day journey on board the Silver Explorer from Ushuaia
19 day journey on board the Silver Explorer from Ushuaia
18 Nights with the Silver Explorer
 December 2019 - February 2020
p.p.from $31,900
9 day cruise with the Le Soléal to Hanga Roa
9 day cruise with the Le Soléal to Hanga Roa
8 Nights with the Le Soléal
 29.02.2020
p.p.from $2,210
Sailing from Ushuaia with the Silver Explorer
Sailing from Ushuaia with the Silver Explorer
18 Nights with the Silver Explorer
 16.01.2020
p.p.from $38,790
Sail with Silversea from Ushuaia
Sail with Silversea from Ushuaia
12 Nights with the Silver Explorer
 December 2019 - March 2020
p.p.from $16,470
15 day journey to Valparaíso from Ushuaia
15 day journey to Valparaíso from Ushuaia
14 Nights with the Silver Explorer
 04.03.2020
p.p.from $10,980
Our Recommendations
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Travelling from Buenos Aires via Elephant Island
A 14-night adventure with visits to such ports as Paradise Bay and Elephant Island in Antarctica, along with South American stops including in Argentina and Uruguay.
Our advice:
Choose to sail with a recognizable cruise line you can trust, on a state of the art vessel where almost every cabin has a sweeping veranda view - well-needed for the Antarctica landscape.

  • Buenos Aires - Buenos Aires
  • Antarctic Ocean,South America,Pacific
  • January 2020 - February 2020

from $3,812
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Katalin
Sailing from Ushuaia with the Silver Explorer
This is an Antarctic adventure that includes many overnights to ensure you get to fully explore your destinations. You will start in Ushuaia and travel through the Falklands towards the Antarctic Peninsula. Silversea offer enrichment lectures with experts onboard to ensure you get the most out of your holiday.
Our advice:
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.

  • Ushuaia - Ushuaia
  • Antarctic Ocean,South America,Pacific
  • 16.01.2020

from $38,790
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Harvey
Picturesque expedition from Buenos Aires with Seabourn
Explore the best of Antarctica in luxury. This 25 day voyage on board the Seabourn Quest will be stopping in Argentina, Chile and more.
Our advice:
If you really want a proper expedition-type trip to Antarctica, where you get stuck in with extensive shore activities and can listen to expert staff who can teach you all there is to know about the continent, a voyage with Seabourn is certainly the way to go.

  • Buenos Aires - San Antonio
  • Antarctic Ocean,South America,Pacific
  • 19.12.2019

from $20,999
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Ports in Antarctica
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.