Antarctica Cruises

Antarctica Cruise Programs | Antarctica Cruises | Antarctica

Antarctica Cruise Programs | Antarctica Cruises | Antarctica

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Join an Antarctica cruise and explore the pristine wilderness of the Antarctica Peninsula, the sub-Antarctic islands of South Georgia and the Falklands, or the vast Ross Sea region.   

All the ships we offer are ice-strengthened expedition class or luxury class small cruise ships, operated by members of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators. Your ship will be safe, comfortable, and respectful of the delicate environment.   

Click here to read our Antarctica Cruise Destination Descriptions to see details of the major landings made on the voyages.


 Quick Guide

Antarctic Peninsula 

Program Ship Season Days From

Basecamp Antarctica




Adventure Options, including diving, camping, photography

Plancius or Ortelius

Jan-Mar 10/12 $5,550
Affordable Antarctica
Expedition Nov-Feb 11/13 $5,099
Penguins of the Weddell Sea Ortelius Nov-Dec 11 $11,550
Peninsula and South Shetland Island Ortelius Nov-Dec 10 $6,500

Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula

Falklands and South Georgia

Plancius Feb-Mar 20 $12,150
Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica Plancius or Ortelius Nov-Mar 19/20 $12,150
Spirit of Shackleton Expedition Oct-Jan 21/22 $11,999

Ross Sea

Exploring Ross Sea and Campbell Island Ortelius Jan-Mar 31/33 $25,700

Antarctic Peninsula

  • Basecamp Antarctica

    Priced from $7,950   Special - Save 10%!

    This is our most active Antarctica cruise, for travelers who are want to really experience Antarctica. On a Basecamp Antarctica cruise, your ship will be your basecamp as you venture ashore for longer excursions.  We will stay for two or three days at each location to allow plenty of time for a wide variety of activities: mountaineering , hiking , photography , camping , kayaking and zodiac excursions - all activities are included in the price.  Polar diving is also offered for certified divers.

    Passengers who do not wish to be as active will be able

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  • Antarctica Adventure Options

    Priced from $7,950   Days: 10 to 12

    For travelers who want an Antarctica cruise with lots of activities and adventure options - camping, kayaking, polar diving -  we have a full selection of trips aboard M/V Plancius and M/V Ortelius, both ice-strenghtened expedition class ships with comfortable accomodations and excellent food.

    Antarctic Peninsula: Camping and kayaking offered on most departures.

    Whale Watching: Late season departure features whale watching.

    Crossing the Polar Circle: A "bucket list" voyage across the Polar Circle. Diving and kayaking are available.

    For an in-depth experience of one of our Antarctic voyages, read Randy and Susie

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  • Affordable Antarctica

    Priced from $5,699   Days: 11 to 14

    For a classic Antarctica cruise aboard an excellent ship, consider the M/S Expedition, a fast, safe, and environmentally responsible small ship that will provide you and 130 other passengers with the Antarctic cruise of a lifetime of either 11, 13, 14 or 15 days. See Itinerary tab for variations. 

    Read the journal of one of our cruises in our blog post Preparing for an Antarctic Cruise ]M/S Expedition was completely refurbished in 2009, and features spacious cabins with ocean-facing windows or portholes and private ensuite facilities. You'll enjoy panoramic

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  • Penguin Voyage to the Weddell Sea

    Priced from $11,550   Days: 11

    This 11 day Antarctic cruise is for travelers who want to focus on spotting the majestic Emperor penguins well as see several other species of penguins:  Adelie, Chinstraps, Gentoo are all found on the Antarctic Peninsula. This cruise, aboard the comfortable 100 passenger M/V Ortelius , features many helicopter excursions that allow travelers access to remote, seldom seen areas where the landscape is truly otherworldly.

    While crossing the Drake Passage, wildlife enthusiasts will see numerous species of seabirds, including Wandering Albatrosses, Grey Headed Albatrosses, Black-browed Albatrosses, Light-mantled Sooty Albatrosses, Cape Pigeons, Southern Fulmars,

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  • Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetlands

    Priced from $6,500   Days: 10

    If you want to visit the Antarctic Peninsula to see penguins as well as other wildlife, but your time and budget are limited, this is the expedition for you.  On this 10 day cruise you will have ample opportunity for wildlife viewing as you cross the Drake Passage and as you sail around the Peninsula and South Shetland Islands.  On this voyage, you will probably see Gentoo and Chinstrap penguins, Weddell and crabeater seals, humpback, minke, and fin whales, and countless birds including  brown skuas, imperial shags, antarctic terns, storm petrels, and

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Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia Islands

  • Spirit of Shackleton

    From $11,999   Days: 22 This classic voyage will provide you with an excellent in-depth Antarctic cruise experience. You will see huge penguin rookeries and seal colonies as well as numerous bird species on this awe-inspiring voyage to Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands. You'll follow in the footsteps of many polar explorers, including those of Sir Ernest Shackleton, whose final resting place is on South Georgia Island. Read More
  • Antarctic Cruise to Antarctica, Falklands & South Georgia

    Up to 25% off select cabins!   Days: 19-20 A cruise to Antarctica is a cruise to an inspiring and otherworldly place, where wildlife viewing opportunities abound. These voyages include the historic Falkland Islands and the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia as well as the Antarctic Peninsula itself. A cruise on the M/V Ortelius or M/V Plancius is excellent for wildlife viewing, as both ice-strenghtened ships feature plenty of protected viewing spaces, open Read More
  • Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia Cruise Aboard Ocean Diamond

    **New Trip!** Highlights Land on the Antarctic continent and its incredible scenery of snowcapped peaks, mighty glaciers, and glistening icebergs. Visit the beautiful Falkland Islands where you will find huge populations of rockhopper, gentoo, and Magellanic penguins, as well as the regal black-browed albatross. Witness the massive penguin colonies of South Georgia—king, macaroni, gentoo, and chinstrap—plus large numbers of elephant and fur seals crowding the beaches. Learn about early polar explorers and the southern ocean Read More
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Antarctica Cruises to the Ross Sea

  • Ross Sea Expedition

    Priced from $25,700   Days: 31-33 Save up to $7,950 on 2017 departures! For a truly epic Antarctica expedition cruise, join us on this month long cruise that follows the western coast of Antarctica from the Antarctic Peninsula to New Zealand, stopping along the way to observe wildlife and history at remote and rarely visited spots that few people have had the privilege to see. Your expedition ship for this cruise is the comfortable 100 passenger M/V Ortelius, outfitted with Zodiacs and two helicopters. Conditions permitting, we will make five helicopter landings at various sites.  We visit volcanic Read More
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