Antarctica Cruises

You will travel to Antarctica and visit the South Shetland Islands, the Antarctic Peninsula and all the Sub-Antarctic islands, such as the Falkland Islands, South Georgia Island, South Sandwich Islands, South Orcadas Islands, as far as the Antarctic Circle. You will discover truly unspoiled sceneries and incredible fauna – the southern right whale, colonies of penguins, including yellow crested penguins, Adelie penguins as well as imperial shags and southern giant petrels.


Classic Antarctica - Classic Antarctica <br />in the M/V Ushuaia
Classic Antarctica

Classic Antarctica
in the M/V Ushuaia

M/V Ushuaia is one of classic expedition trips to Antarctica, navigating the typical route to the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands. In these departures the crew is bilingual Spanish-English, ideal for...

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Classic Antarctica - Weddell Sea <br />in the M/V Ushuaia
Classic Antarctica

Weddell Sea
in the M/V Ushuaia

This cruise to Antarctica aims to reach the Weddell Sea, knowing the sub-Antarctic archipelago, as well as the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland. Weddell is synonymous with the sounds of Antarctica...

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Classic Antarctica - Classic Antarctica in the M/V Hondius
Classic Antarctica

Classic Antarctica in the M/V Hondius

Starting a new boat the M/V Hondius from Ushuaia (Tierra del Fuego), we embark to discover the Antarctic Peninsula on an adventure trip, with camping, kayaking and snowshoeing, all adventure activities ......

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Classic Antarctica - Antarctica with Deception Island in the M/V Plancius/Hondius/Ortelius
Classic Antarctica

Antarctica with Deception Island in the M/V Plancius/Hondius/Ortelius

Classic trip to the Antarctic Peninsula with the most adventure tourism, such as camping, kayaking and snowshoeing. We visited Deception Island in the South Shetland, one of the volcanic islands ...

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Classic Antarctica - Adventure in Antarctica with the M/V Plancius/Ortelius
Classic Antarctica

Adventure in Antarctica with the M/V Plancius/Ortelius

The traditional trip to the Antarctic Peninsula, but with a special bonus: adventure tourism activities fully included in the cruise, from kayaking, snowshoeing, hiking, camping, Leika photography ...

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Classic Antarctica - Classic Antarctica<br />Antarctic Spirit<br />M/V Greg Mortimer
Classic Antarctica

Classic Antarctica
Antarctic Spirit
M/V Greg Mortimer

A classic trip to Antarctica starting from the port of Ushuaia in a southerly direction towards the Antarctic continent to discover the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands. Depart from Ushuaia by boat and return to the same destination...

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Classic Antarctica - Antarctic Peninsula Full in the M/V Janssonius
Classic Antarctica

Antarctic Peninsula Full in the M/V Janssonius

In the M/V Plancius, the classic tour of the Antarctic Peninsula called pioneering trip, traces an interesting route through the best sites. These trips add optional activities such as camping, snowshoeing and kayaking ......

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Sub-Antarctic Islands - Classic Antarctica,<br />Elephant & Falklands<br />in the M/V Hondius
Sub-Antarctic Islands

Classic Antarctica,
Elephant & Falklands
in the M/V Hondius

Cruise to Antarctica that departs from Puerto Madryn in the direction of the Falkland Islands, continues the Antarctic journey to the emblematic Elephant Island and then navigates to the Antarctic Peninsula, returns to Ushuaia....

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Sub-Antarctic Islands - South Georgia <br />in the M/V Ushuaia
Sub-Antarctic Islands

South Georgia
in the M/V Ushuaia

One of the most complete trips to the South Georgia Islands in the M / V Ushuaia, also covering the Antarctic peninsula and South Shetland Islands. Previously we visited the Falklands Islands to continue to South Georgia,...

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Sub-Antarctic Islands - South Georgia & Falklands<br />in the M/V Janssonius
Sub-Antarctic Islands

South Georgia & Falklands
in the M/V Janssonius

A trip to South Georgia Island and the Falkland Islands. Few places compare to South Georgia in terms of exotic wildlife and amazing landscapes, and the Falklands are no different. On this exploratory trip, you can enjoy both Destinations...

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Sub-Antarctic Islands - South Georgia & Falklands<br />in the M/V Sylvia Earle
Sub-Antarctic Islands

South Georgia & Falklands
in the M/V Sylvia Earle

In true expedition style aboard M/V Sylvia Earle we visit South Georgia and the Falklands, we encourage exploration and adventure, offering flexibility in challenging environments in a way that puts you between the action to see and do all the...

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Sub-Antarctic Islands - Antarctica & Sub-Antarctic Islands in the M/V Plancius/Janssonius (USH)
Sub-Antarctic Islands

Antarctica & Sub-Antarctic Islands in the M/V Plancius/Janssonius (USH)

Navigating the Drake Strait to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia Islands, South Orkney Islands, we continue sailing to the Weddell Sea until arriving at the Antarctic...

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Sub-Antarctic Islands - Antarctica & Sub-Antarctic Islands in the MV Plancius/Hondius (PMY)
Sub-Antarctic Islands

Antarctica & Sub-Antarctic Islands in the MV Plancius/Hondius (PMY)

Unlike the other cruises that go to the Antarctic and Subantarctic Islands sailing from the port of Ushuaia, this departure begins in Puerto Madryn. The route is very...

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Sub-Antarctic Islands - Antarctica & Sub-Antarctic Islands<br />in the M/V Greg Mortimer
Sub-Antarctic Islands

Antarctica & Sub-Antarctic Islands
in the M/V Greg Mortimer

Cruise to the Falkland Islands and South Georgia Island, recalling the feat of Ernest Shackleton and the Antarctic Peninsula. You leave Ushuaia by boat and return by boat to Ushuaia....

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Sub-Antarctic Islands - Antarctica & & Sub-Antarctic Islands Full<br />in the M/V Hondius
Sub-Antarctic Islands

Antarctica & & Sub-Antarctic Islands Full
in the M/V Hondius

Cruise to the Polar Circle, Subantarctic Islands and Antarctic Peninsula. We visit the Falkland Islands, South Georgia Island, South Orkney Islands, South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Polar...

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Antarctic Polar Circle - Antarctic Polar Circle<br />in the M/V Ushuaia
Antarctic Polar Circle

Antarctic Polar Circle
in the M/V Ushuaia

The Antarctic Circle is one of the parallels of the Earth. Parallel of latitude 66° 33' 46 south of the equator. South of the antarctic polar circle there is at least one day of the year when the Sun is on the horizon 24 hours and a day...

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Antarctic Polar Circle - Antarctic Polar Circle<br />in the M/V Plancius/Hondius
Antarctic Polar Circle

Antarctic Polar Circle
in the M/V Plancius/Hondius

A trip to Antarctica discovering the Peninsula next to famous Deception Island and Paradise Bay and entering the Antarctic Circle with a special departure to watching humpback and minke whales in Guillermina Bay...

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Antarctic Polar Circle - Antarctic Polar Circle<br />in the M/V Ortelius
Antarctic Polar Circle

Antarctic Polar Circle
in the M/V Ortelius

We travel to the Antarctic Circle on an adventure trip discovering the Antarctic Peninsula and enjoying the observation of humpback and minke whales. We went through the huge Gran Garganta before reaching the circle...

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Antarctic Polar Circle - Antarctic Polar Circle<br />in the M/V Greg Mortimer
Antarctic Polar Circle

Antarctic Polar Circle
in the M/V Greg Mortimer

We are going to the Antarctic Circle in the new ship M/V Greg Mortimer. This itinerary is not an aero-cruise, because it begins by boat from the port of Ushuaia and you also return by boat to Ushuaia....

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Exclusive Antarctica - Antarctic Odyssey & South Georgia<br />in the M/V Greg Mortimer
Exclusive Antarctica

Antarctic Odyssey & South Georgia
in the M/V Greg Mortimer

Travel to Antarctica knowing subantarctic islands such as the Falkland Islands, South Georgia Island and reaching the Antarctic Peninsula up to the Lemaire Channel, in M/V Greg Mortimer...

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Exclusive Antarctica - Atlantic Antarctic Odyssey<br />Ushuaia-St.Helena<br />in the M/V Janssonius
Exclusive Antarctica

Atlantic Antarctic Odyssey
Ushuaia-St.Helena
in the M/V Janssonius

The perfect trip to Antarctica because it combines the best corners of the white continent, passing through the Georgias and Orkney Islands and the Wedell Sea...

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Exclusive Antarctica - Atlantic Odyssey<br />Ushuaia-St Helena<br />in the M/V Janssonius
Exclusive Antarctica

Atlantic Odyssey
Ushuaia-St Helena
in the M/V Janssonius

A trip through the South Georgia Islands and the South Orkney Islands and the Wedell Sea, with the coasts of Africa and the beautiful islands found in the Atlantic Ocean, discovering the Tristan da Cunha...

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Exclusive Antarctica - Atlantic Odyssey<br />St Helena-Cape Verde<br />in the M/V Janssonius
Exclusive Antarctica

Atlantic Odyssey
St Helena-Cape Verde
in the M/V Janssonius

A cruise trip from Santa Helena Island, passing through Ascension Island to the archipelago of Cape Verde, reaching its capital: Praia, navigating the Atlantic Ocean in the direction of Ecuador...

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Exclusive Antarctica - Antarctic Odyssey & South Georgia/Elephant<br />in the M/V Greg Mortimer
Exclusive Antarctica

Antarctic Odyssey & South Georgia/Elephant
in the M/V Greg Mortimer

Of the best cruises to Antarctica and Subantarctic Islands such as South Georgia Island, Elephant Island or the Falklands Islands. Departing by boat from the port of Ushuaia and returning to the same port...

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Exclusive Antarctica - Antarctic Odyssey & South Georgia/Sandwich<br />in the M/V Sylvia Earle
Exclusive Antarctica

Antarctic Odyssey & South Georgia/Sandwich
in the M/V Sylvia Earle

A special trip to Antarctica because it is made at Christmas and New Year to go to the Antarctic Peninsula and South Georgia Island, we arrive at the unexplored and unknown South Sandwich Island...

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Exclusive Antarctica - In Search Of The Emperor Penguin in Snow Hill in the M/V Ortelius
Exclusive Antarctica

In Search Of The Emperor Penguin in Snow Hill in the M/V Ortelius

An extraordinary journey in search of the Emperor Penguin in Snow Hill: following the footsteps of one of the most beautiful endemic species on the planet, reaching up to Cerro Nevado...

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Exclusive Antarctica - Semi-Circumnavigation<br />Antarctica USH-NZL<br />in the M/V Ortelius
Exclusive Antarctica

Semi-Circumnavigation
Antarctica USH-NZL
in the M/V Ortelius

An extraordinary cruise that leaves Ushuaia (Tierra del Fuego, Argentina) and arrives Bluff, New Zealand, passing through the Polar Circle, Peter and Campbell Islands, Ice Platform of the Ross Sea. A trip around the Ross Sea...

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Exclusive Antarctica - Antarctica Full<br />in the M/V Sylvia Earle
Exclusive Antarctica

Antarctica Full
in the M/V Sylvia Earle

An itinerary to the Antarctic Peninsula arriving to the limit of the antarctic polar circle, after passing through the Falklands Islands and the South Georgia Islands in a new ship the M/V Sylvia Earle, in an exclusive trip...

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Exclusive Antarctica - Solar Eclipse in Antarctica<br />in the M/V Janssonius
Exclusive Antarctica

Solar Eclipse in Antarctica
in the M/V Janssonius

Antarctic Cruise with a fantastic plus, being a spectator of the Solar Eclipse in the heart of the white continent. We know the Peninsula, Georgia and the Falklands to complete the journey in the M/V Hondius or the M/V Jansonnius...

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Exclusive Antarctica - Solar Eclipse in Antarctica<br />in the M/V Greg Mortimer
Exclusive Antarctica

Solar Eclipse in Antarctica
in the M/V Greg Mortimer

A special trip to Antarctica to witness a total solar eclipse. Being right in the Antarctic is, without a doubt, something strange, since it happens every 2 years approximately. On this unique trip to Antarctica...

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Exclusive Antarctica - Solar Eclipse in Antarctica<br />in the M/V Sylvia Earle
Exclusive Antarctica

Solar Eclipse in Antarctica
in the M/V Sylvia Earle

Cruise to Antarctica on M/V Sylvia Earle to observe the Solar Eclipse in the Weddell Sea region, close to the South Orkney Islands. The ideal position to see the eclipse is the Weddell Sea...

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Exclusive Antarctica - Solar Eclipse in Antarctica<br />in the M/V Plancius
Exclusive Antarctica

Solar Eclipse in Antarctica
in the M/V Plancius

A special trip to Antarctica to witness a unique and magical event at the south pole: The Solar Eclipse in the Weddell Sea, we also visited the Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia Island and the Falkland Islands in the MV Plancius...

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Air-Cruises - Air-Cruise PUQ-USH<br />Classic Antarctica<br />in the M/V Greg Mortimer
Air-Cruises

Air-Cruise PUQ-USH
Classic Antarctica
in the M/V Greg Mortimer

Classic trip to Antarctica in a new boat the M/V Greg Mortimer, with the option of flying from Punta Arenas to the South Shetland and from the King George Island sail to the Antarctic returning by boat to Ushuaia and vice versa...

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Air-Cruises - Air-Cruise USH-PUQ<br />Classic Antarctica<br />in the M/V Greg Mortimer
Air-Cruises

Air-Cruise USH-PUQ
Classic Antarctica
in the M/V Greg Mortimer

Classic Antarctic Aero-Cruise on M/V Greg Mortimer starting at the port of Ushuaia on the Isla Grande of Tierra del Fuego and returning by plane to the city of Punta Arenas....

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Air-Cruises - Air-Cruise PUQ-PUQ<br />Classic Antarctica<br />in the M/V Greg Mortimer
Air-Cruises

Air-Cruise PUQ-PUQ
Classic Antarctica
in the M/V Greg Mortimer

Classic Antarctic Aero-Cruise on M/V Greg Mortimer traveling by plane from Punta Arenas airport to also return by plane to the same destination....

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Air-Cruises - Air-Cruise Classic
Air-Cruises

Air-Cruise Classic

A trip to the Classic Antarctic, different from the rest of the traditional programs, because we combine the air flight departing from Punta Arenas to the South Shetland Islands to sail on the M/V Ocean Nova or on the Hebridean Sky...

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Air-Cruises - Air-Cruise<br />Antarctica Express
Air-Cruises

Air-Cruise
Antarctica Express

Air-cruise to Antarctica, the shortest itinerary of boat-plane trips, departing from Ushuaia in Tierra del Fuego and returning by plane from the South Shetland Islands to Punta Arenas...

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Air-Cruises - Air-Cruise<br />Wildlife (PUQ-PUQ)<br />in the M/V Greg Mortimer
Air-Cruises

Air-Cruise
Wildlife (PUQ-PUQ)
in the M/V Greg Mortimer

New trip on a new ship M/V Greg Mortimer to enjoy Antarctic flora and fauna on an itinerary that discovers wildlife in Antarctica, reaching the Antarctic Peninsula and the Weddell Sea...

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Air-Cruises - Air-Cruise<br />Wildlife (PUQ-USH)<br />in the M/V Greg Mortimer
Air-Cruises

Air-Cruise
Wildlife (PUQ-USH)
in the M/V Greg Mortimer

New trip on a new ship M/V Greg Mortimer to enjoy Antarctic flora and fauna on an itinerary that discovers wildlife in Antarctica, reaching the Antarctic Peninsula and the Weddell Sea...

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Air-Cruises - Air-Cruise<br />Wildlife (USH-PUQ)<br />in the M/V Sylvia Earle
Air-Cruises

Air-Cruise
Wildlife (USH-PUQ)
in the M/V Sylvia Earle

New trip on a new ship M/V Greg Mortimer to enjoy Antarctic flora and fauna on an itinerary that discovers wildlife in Antarctica, reaching the Antarctic Peninsula and the Weddell Sea...

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Air-Cruises - Air-Cruise<br />Polar Circle (USH-PUQ) in the M/V Greg Mortimer
Air-Cruises

Air-Cruise
Polar Circle (USH-PUQ) in the M/V Greg Mortimer

Air-cruise to the Antarctic Circle in a new ship on M/V Greg Mortimer, departing by boat from the city of Ushuaia and returning by plane to the city of Punta Arenas...

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Air-Cruises - Air-Cruise<br />Polar Circle (PUQ-PUQ) in the M/V Sylvia Earle
Air-Cruises

Air-Cruise
Polar Circle (PUQ-PUQ) in the M/V Sylvia Earle

Aero-cruise to the Antarctic Circle in a new ship on M/V Sylvia Earle, leaving the city of Punta Arenas by plane and returning to the city of Punta Arenas by plane...

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Air-Cruises - Air-Cruise<br />Polar Circle
Air-Cruises

Air-Cruise
Polar Circle

Aero-cruise to the Antarctic Polar Circle in a 9 day trip 8 nights traveling by plane to Antarctica and returning in the same way, from Punta Arenas (Chile) returning to the southern chilean city. Trips are made at the M/V Magellan...

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Air-Cruises - Air-Cruise South Georgia
Air-Cruises

Air-Cruise South Georgia

Flying over the Drake Sea to land on King George Island, the largest of the Islands of the South Shetland Archipelago and returning by sea to Ushuaia (Tierra del Fuego). Visiting the Antarctic Peninsula, Elephant Island and South Georgia Island (Subantarctic Islands)...

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Antarctica, a magic frozen land located 621 miles away from Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego, has aroused deep interest in tourists around the globe. Its wealthy fauna, its unspoiled sceneries and fascinating auroras australis (southern lights) make it one of the most beautiful and mysterious places on our planet.

Setting Sail from Ushuaia's Port...

Most cruises travelling to Antarctica depart from Ushuaia's port, although a few of them depart from Punta Arenas, South Africa, Australia or New Zealand. Setting sail from Ushuaia saves one day of travel compared to other ports, such as Punta Arenas, since Ushuaia's is the closest port to the white continent at a latitude of 54° 56´S. The port of Punta Arenas is located at a latitude of 53° 10´S, which means travelling one extra day. You reach Ushuaia via direct flights from Buenos Aires. Around 50,000 people travel on 250 Antarctic cruises every year.

Different Itineraries to Antarctica

Pictures of Antarctica have captivated people of all times, from the ancient Greeks, which considered that the white territory was balancing the lands in the north, to nowadays, when the offers to visit these remote and mystic lands are incredibly numerous.

There are many different trips to Antarctica; the classic itinerary is the most traditional one. The points on this voyage include the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands. You can also add adventure travel to these programs, such as camping, kayaking, scuba diving, photography courses or snow racketing. Other longer trips reach Sub Antarctic islands, such as the Falkland Islands, the South Georgia Islands, the South Sandwich and Orcadas Islands. Some people devote days to reaching the Antarctic Circle and the most venturous ones travel around Antarctica taking the semi-circumnavigation trips arriving in New Zealand. Most of these programs are by land, embarking at Ushuaia's port, in Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego. However, some other itineraries arrive in the white continent by air - the so-called air cruises. Most of these flights depart from Punta Arena and just a few of them from Ushuaia.

In this brief explanation, trips to Antarctica are classified as follows:

  1. Classic Antarctica
  2. Classic Antarctica + Adventure Travel
  3. Air-Cruises
  4. Antarctica and Sub Antarctic Islands
  5. Antarctic Circle
  6. Semi-Circumnavigation
  7. Exclusive (VIP)

Classic Antarctica

The most popular of the classic trips is expedition cruise M/V Ushuaia departing from Ushuaia. Other programs arrive in the Antarctic Peninsula for Christmas or New Year, such as M/V Polar Pioneer. M/V Plancius offers a special trip for humpback, minke and southern right whales in Guillermina Bay. There are also a number of different available dates for traditional itineraries on board of M/V Ocean Diamond and M/V Ocean Endeavour.

Classic Antarctica + Adventure Travel...

M/V Plancius and M/V Ortelius add adventure travel to the program, such as camping, kayaking, snow racketing, climbing, and photography courses. Some special dates even offer scuba diving in Antarctica. On trips called Base Camping, all adventure activities are totally free, except for scuba diving, to your advantage. This last activity is not available on all adventure trips to Antarctica. On some of the classic programs, camping and kayaking are available at an extra fee. Depending on the season, you can go trekking with skis, but this is not available every year.

Air-Cruises

This cruise is different from all other expedition trips because it combines a ship and an airplane. You can start taking the flight and coming back on a ship or the other way round, embarking first on the ship and coming back by air. The purpose of this option is saving the extra days needed to cross the Drake Passage or Sea of Drake. Typically, the ship travels into this area by night when the crew is sleeping, in order to avoid seasickness and headaches due to the roughness of the sea in this area. However, this is not always the case.

These Antarctic air-cruises can depart either from Ushuaia and Punta Arenas, although most of them depart from Chile. Cruise ships connecting with airplanes are M/V Ocean Nova, MV Sea Explorer and Sea Adventurer. One of the aircrafts is the BAE-146 built in the United Kingdom by British Aerospace. This aircraft has high wings and the ability to land on short runways. It has 4 Honeywell turbo reactors model ALF 502R-5. Cruise speed is 466 mph and maximum altitude is 30,000 ft. It seats 60 people.

Antarctica and the Sub-Antarctic Islands

These trips to Antarctica are the most complete of the traditional programs reaching the Antarctic Peninsula exclusively and they disembark in the South Shetland Islands only. The reason why these programs are so complete is the fact that you will disembark in the Falkland Islands, the South Orcadas Islands, the South Sandwich Islands and the South Georgia Islands. On some of the trips with M/V Plancius or M/V Ortelius you can even go scuba diving in these islands. There are cruises travelling exclusively to the South Georgia Islands with a particular objective: Skiing or go hiking with skis. These are highly exclusive trips recommended for ski lovers, as they try to emulate the world greatest feat of survival by Ernest Shackleton.

Antarctic Circle

Trips to the polar circle are typically offered by M/V Polar Pioneer with a number of different options. M/V Ushuaia, M/V Plancius among others also reach the polar circle. These programs take 11 to 14 days approximately depending on current weather conditions. What are the highlights of the Antarctic Circle? At least for 1 day in the whole year, the sun is above the horizon and another day the sun is below the horizon. In other words, there is one day without a night, and one night without day. The reason for these two days (one 24-hour of daylight and one 24-hour of night darkness) is that the rotation axis of the Earth is inclined in relation to the Earth's orbit around the sun.

Exclusive Trips to Antarctica (VIP)

These are VIP itineraries to Antarctica, such as the traditional program in search of the Emperor Penguin in the Weddell Sea, which includes a helicopter flight. Another program offered every year is the Atlantic Odyssey travelling to Antarctica and the South Atlantic Islands on the Coast of Africa as far as Cape Verde, and visiting Georgia Island on the white continent to arrive later in Tristán Da Cunha, St. Helena, Ascension and Cape Verde. Another VIP adventure is Epic Antarctica which reaches Georgia Island through the Falkland Islands and an extreme point in the Polar Circle. On some years, Antarctic semi-circumnavigation is available. This trip ends in New Zealand.

When to travel to Antarctica?

Wildlife is more active during summertime in the white continent. Along the coasts, numerous colonies of birds and mammals choose their natural Antarctic habitat. The season starts in November and ends in March. January and February are the best months for a visit to Antarctica.

From Spring to Early Summer...

The dark winter is behind and Spring blossoms with the sun promoting phytoplankton growth in the whole region. Zooplankton, which includes krill, feeds on this phytoplankton. This is the staple of fish, squids, birds, seals and whales.

Summer Starts...

January and February are the warmest months in Antarctica. Wildlife is in its peak of activity. These months are ideal for visiting the South Pole.

Summer Gives Way to Autumn...

Again, darkness shows up early in the evening when the sun sets below the southern horizon. Temperature has not gone down to below zero yet, but nights of frost are already present. You can observe the first layers of ice on the ocean's surface. Snow has not covered the areas yet, so you can trek the trails of the South Shetland Islands.

The darkness of the night starts, as the sun sets on the southern horizon. Temperatures are still above zero but you can experience a little of the Antarctic winter with its frozen nights creating beautiful shapes with thin layers of ice on the surface of the ocean. Snow barely covers the area, so long easy hikes are possible on the South Shetland Islands.

Important Notice: Spring and Summer first show up in the Falkland Islands and the South Georgia Islands, whereas in the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands these seasons start later on. This explains why there is more reproductive activity of birds and marine mammals, especially in Georgia which is the habitat of birds whose reproductive cycles are over 12 months long.

Choosing Expedition Cruises Instead of Luxury Cruises...

Travelling to Antarctica is not an ordinary trip, not only for the enigmatic and passionate quality of the Southern Pole, but also for the native flora and fauna offered by Antarctica. There are many options for Cruises to Antarctica, but the best advice for taking the decision to travel to the white continent is to choose an expedition trip and not a luxury cruise which only reaches Antarctica as one of the many points included in their available itineraries.

As we consider Antarctica as a truly fascinating place with much to learn from, we only offer expedition trips to the Antarctic Peninsula, the Antarctic Circle as well as Semi-Circumnavigation of Antarctica. Once you have decided you will take this kind of cruise, you need to bear in mind that not all trips have bilingual guides available. Most of them are Spanish-English spoken and there are a few where only English is spoken. This is key for understanding the technical-scientific talks, such as the lessons about local flora and fauna, offered on this kind of trips to Antarctica.

The most popular cruise for our customers is M/V Ushuaia, offering the classic route to Antarctica, which final destination is the Antarctic Peninsula. This is a bilingual cruise with professional and friendly services from technicians, biologists and even kitchen staff where the human touch is outstanding.