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Antarctica 6 Exclusive Offers


Patagonia, Chilean Fjords, Antarctica – Voyage of Discovery

14 Mar 2020 Cruise and Stay from £8799pp
MS Roald Amundsen

Antarctica & Falkland Islands Cruise

25 Oct 2019 Cruise and Stay from £6999pp
MS Midnatsol
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Chilean Fjords, Antarctica and Falklands - Great Explorers and Wildlife

Nov 2019 - Feb 2020 Cruise and Stay from £8699pp
MS Roald Amundsen

Antarctica Cruise Partners


Why Visit Antarctica?


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The 5th Largest Continent

More than 98 percent of Antarctica is covered with ice

When someone takes an Antarctic cruise, they need to keep in mind that there are no guarantees as to how far they will get due to the prevailing weather and ice state. Some of the expeditions will actually make a Zodiac landing on the continent, but passengers have to be flexible and realise that sometimes such a landing just may not be possible due to the ice conditions encountered as one gets closer and closer to the South Pole.  

The draw of a cruise to Antarctica is the unlimited number of natural wonders that you will see. Huge icebergs floating around the ship, many with elephant and fur seals resting on them, other marine life, such as penguins and seabirds, whales and other sea mammals found nowhere else in the world is what makes this region attractive to the more adventure seeking travellers.  

A cruise to Antarctica could last three weeks or longer. Most originate in Ushuaia in Argentina, as well as a few other South American ports. The ships used for these expeditions are the smaller specially equipped vessels. Rarely will a large “mega cruise ship” make the trip simply because they are not equipped to handle the dangerous icy conditions to be found in the region.  

Since the ships will be smaller, you can’t expect a traditional cruise experience complete with onboard casino and disco. Instead what you will find is lots of highly educated, adventure seeking passengers such as yourself, who are onboard to appreciate the beauty of the natural environment and the wonders they will be seeing each and every day. Usually a naturalist will accompany the group, and he/she will give plenty of lectures on such subjects as Antarctic history as well as the natural history of the region.  

Antarctica expeditions will generally cost a bit more, especially when you consider the distance you will more than likely need to fly to get to the ship but you will view some of the last unspoiled vestiges of nature, in their natural beauty that is unsurpassed by anything in our daily experience. A cruise to Antarctica and its surrounding regions can truly be a life changing event.

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Antarctica Ports Of Call


Latest Antarctica Deals


Patagonia, Chilean Fjords, Antarctica - Voyage of Discovery - Southbound

26 Oct 2019 (17 Nights) Cruise Only from Call Us
MS Roald Amundsen

Ushuaia to Ushuaia

18 Feb 2020 (10 Nights) Cruise Only from £10710pp
Silver Cloud Expedition

Ushuaia to Ushuaia

04 Jan 2020 (15 Nights) Cruise Only from Call Us
Silver Cloud Expedition

Emblematic Antarctica

19 Feb 2020 (10 Nights) Cruise Only from £9254pp
Le Soleal

Spirit of Antarctica

20 Nov 2019 (10 Nights) Cruise Only from Call Us
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Antarctica - Highlights of the Frozen Continent

11 Feb 2020 (11 Nights) Cruise Only from Call Us
MS Fridtjof Nansen

Ushuaia to Ushuaia

05 Jan 2021 (15 Nights) Cruise Only from £13590pp
Silver Cloud Expedition

South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey (In Shackleton's Footsteps)

15 Mar 2020 (19 Nights) Cruise Only from Call Us
Greg Mortimer

Antarctica - Highlights of the Frozen Continent

09 Jan 2020 (11 Nights) Cruise Only from Call Us
MS Fridtjof Nansen

Antarctic Adventure

07 Jan 2020 (25 Nights) Cruise and Stay from £3499pp
Zaandam

Chilean Fjords, Antarctica and Falklands - Great Explorers and Wildlife

12 Jan 2020 (16 Nights) Cruise Only from Call Us
MS Roald Amundsen

Chilean Fjords, Antarctica and Falklands - Great Explorers and Wildlife

28 Jan 2020 (16 Nights) Cruise Only from Call Us
MS Roald Amundsen

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