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Antarctica

Antarctica cruises

Introduction

The great white wilderness of Antarctica is one of the world's ultimate destinations for intrepid travellers. Antarctica travel and tourism in Antarctica are based around escorted expeditions; cruises to Antarctica or adventure cruises are the best way to explore the snow, ice and waters that surround this extraordinary, starkly beautiful place.

Antarctic cruises often sail across the Southern Ocean via the Falkland Islands or South Georgia, to make landfall. Once there, take to smaller inflatable zodiac craft to get closer to the landforms and wildlife here; South Georgia and the South Shetland Islands in particular teem with penguins and seals.

Elsewhere, old whaling stations, explorer huts and scientific stations are all waiting to be discovered amidst the extraordinary landscapes, dry valleys and breath-taking expanses of this wonderfully inaccessible destination.

Top itineraries in Antarctica

Buenos Aires and Antarctica Cruise with Silver Explorer

17-day cruise

Stay in a five-star hotel in Buenos Aires, learning about the city's excellent culture and history, before a fantastic cruise around the Antarctic.

Antarctica Fly-Cruise

8-day cruise

Discover the wonders of Antarctica on this 7-night fly-cruise, starting and ending in the Chilean town of Punta Arenas at the very southern tip of South America. You'll fly from Punta Arenas over Cape Horn and the Drake Passage to King George Island in the Southern Shetlands - the gateway to the co…

Antarctic Explorer

14-day cruise

The South Shetland Islands and the channels of the Antarctic Peninsula form arguably the most spectacular and certainly the most pristine wilderness on earth.

Antarctica articles

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  • Silversea Cruises: new for 2015

    From Africa's exotic west coast to the remote Phoenix Islands in the heart of the Pacific, we look at what's new in 2015 with Silversea Cruises.  It may seem like a long way off, but when it comes to cruising it's always best to plan ahead and Silversea, one of the world's leading cruise lines and…

  • Sir Ranulph Fiennes to attempt record trek

    British explorer and Wexas Honorary President Sir Ranulph Fiennes is to attempt a record trek, leading a team on foot across Antarctica during the southern winter.

  • Scott centenary lecture & cruise announced

    Wexas members are invited to join Orion Expedition Cruises and Dr David Wilson at the Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge on Tuesday 5th July to learn more about the historic 'Worst Journey in the World' and a centenary cruise taking place in January 2012 that follows in the wake of Captain…

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