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Antarctica is a vast, unpopulated wilderness on the south pole of the planet. It is only accessible by tourists from November to March, when the pack ice has broken up and the 20 hours of sunlight per day brings warmer temperatures. Most Antarctica cruise itineraries visit sites along the Antarctic Peninsula, the South Shetland Islands, and the Weddell Sea. Longer Antarctica Cruises include the Falkland Islands and South Georgia Island. QUICK LINKS:Antarctica Air-Cruises, Classic Antarctica Cruises.
FEATURED ANTARCTICA CRUISES
Our Featured Antarctica Cruises are Antarctica Air-Cruises, which include a flight to/from the South Shetland Islands on either one or both ends of the cruise, and Classic Antarctica Cruises. All of these cruises depart from either Ushuaia, Argentina by ship or Punta Arenas, Chile by plane.
Antarctica Air-Cruises aboard the M/V Ocean Nova, depart from either Ushuaia, Argentina by ship or Punta Arenas, Chile by plane to King George Island, the largest of the South Shetland Islands. The main advantage of these itineraries is that you avoid the two day sail through the rough waters of the Drake Passage at either the end of the cruise or in both directions, and have more time to enjoy the breathtaking scenery and wildlife of the region. One of the itineraries includes a Polar Circle Crossing.
Our Classic Antarctica Cruises depart from Ushuaia, Argentina, and explore the Antarctic Peninsula and nearby islands, the South Shetland Islands, 75 miles off the coast of the peninsula, and the Weddell Sea. All of these itineraries offer spectacular scenery, amazing wildlife viewing opportunities, and the chance to set foot on the White Continent. And, for those more adventurous, we offer camping, kayaking, snowshoeing, and mountaineering. There is also one itinerary that takes you by helicopter to visit an Emperor Penguin rookery.
Explore the Falkland Islands and South Georgia en route to the Antarctic Peninsula on this fascinating journey. The Falkland Islands are located 310 miles east of Argentina, and are a haven for wildlife, including five species of penguins, elephant seals, sea lions, and killer whale. The tour includes a free day to experience Stanley, the capital city, on your own. On South Georgia Island, one of the highlights will be a visit to the breeding grounds of the Wandering Albatross on Prion Island.