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Antarctica, Seabourn Quest

Antarctica Expedition Cruises

Journeys to the White Continent

Expedition cruise holidays in Antarctica

Introduction

Discover the Polar regions made famous by pioneers and explorers such as Mawson, Scott and Shackleton when you sail from a variety of southern ports to the white wilderness of Antarctica. And, with some of the world's leading expedition cruise lines, including Seabourn and Silversea, now visiting this ice-bound frontier, you can now explore it all in luxurious comfort.

Spot rare wildlife and thousands-strong bird colonies in the Sub-Antarctic islands and South Georgia, before making landfall on the ice and rock of Antarctica itself. Here, in the shadow of colossal icebergs and vast mountain ranges, you'll have the chance to come face to face with penguins, seals and sea lions as whales and dolphins play in the ocean swells.


It's a truly incredible experience, made all the more memorable by the expert naturalist guides and historians who accompany sailings to these wild remotes. Take the chance to venture onto the frigid waters on kayak and RIB boat excursions, and head ashore for guided walks among the wildlife.

Remember, you can also tailor-make your Antarctica exploration cruise by adding a city stay before or after you sail. Talk to a destination specialist to see what we can offer.

Our top itineraries for Antarctica Expedition Cruises

King penguins, Antarctica

Antarctic Express – Fly the Drake Passage

13-day exploration cruise from £12,655 pp incl. flights

Exclusive
cruise offer

Exclusive tailor-made fares
Book by: 31 October 2019

Fly out from Punta Arenas, avoiding the choppy waters of the Drake Passage, to arrive into the South Shetland Islands from where you'll embark on an unforgettable voyage into the frozen reaches of Antarctica.

Wellington, New Zealand

Antarctica and the Ross Sea on Silversea

29-day stay & expedition voyage from £29,320 pp incl. flights

Exclusive
cruise offer

Exclusive Tailor-made fares
Book by: 31 December 2019

Start 2021 with a bang and prepare for the unforgettable as you set sail on a voyage that takes in 10 different species of penguin, six species of whale and countless seabirds.

Aurora Expeditions - Greg Mortimer

Spirit of Antarctica on Aurora Expeditions

11-day cruise from £8,895 pp

Antarctic adventures are best enjoyed midsummer, when near-midnight sun powers an explosion of life along the shore and brightens the thought of camping out, early alpine climbing starts or extended kayaking trips.

Silver Explorer, Silversea

Antarctic Explorer on Silver Explorer

22-day expedition voyage from £22,900 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Includes flights, hotel stay, $1,000 and free suite upgrade
Book by: 31 October 2019

Explore Earth’s frozen frontier, sailing in style past sculpted icebergs, calving glaciers and spectacular wildlife to one of the world's last great wildernesses – Antarctica.

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Top offers for Antarctica Expedition Cruises

King penguins, Antarctica

Antarctic Express – Fly the Drake Passage

13-day exploration cruise from £12,655 pp incl. flights

Exclusive
cruise offer

Exclusive tailor-made fares
Book by: 31 October 2019

Fly out from Punta Arenas, avoiding the choppy waters of the Drake Passage, to arrive into the South Shetland Islands from where you'll embark on an unforgettable voyage into the frozen reaches of Antarctica.

Wellington, New Zealand

Antarctica and the Ross Sea on Silversea

29-day stay & expedition voyage from £29,320 pp incl. flights

Exclusive
cruise offer

Exclusive Tailor-made fares
Book by: 31 December 2019

Start 2021 with a bang and prepare for the unforgettable as you set sail on a voyage that takes in 10 different species of penguin, six species of whale and countless seabirds.

Silver Explorer, Silversea

Antarctic Explorer on Silver Explorer

22-day expedition voyage from £22,900 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Includes flights, hotel stay, $1,000 and free suite upgrade
Book by: 31 October 2019

Explore Earth’s frozen frontier, sailing in style past sculpted icebergs, calving glaciers and spectacular wildlife to one of the world's last great wildernesses – Antarctica.

View all offers

Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

Contact one of our consultants on 020 7590 0610 to discuss how we can tailor your holiday.

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