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Antarctica Cruises with AdventureSmith

An Antarctica cruise with AdventureSmith is the ultimate way to explore up close and in style. Thousands of travelers have trusted our Antarctic expedition specialists to help them choose, book and plan the right Antarctica small ship cruise at the best price. We are award-winning U.S.-based experts with decades of combined experience with Antarctica expeditions. You will benefit from our firsthand knowledge. Our professional crew will help you with everything you need for a seamless Antarctica cruise package. Why book with AdventureSmith Explorations?

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Work with one Adventure Specialist to research, purchase & prepare for your Antarctica cruise.

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We’re well traveled & savvy to the latest in Antarctica cruise options, including all the new Antarctic cruise ships.

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Kayaking, camping, skiing… Our staff has experience doing it all & can match your activity interests.

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Take advantage of early-booking deals, discounted flights & other cruise perks. We’re here to help you save.

A small ship cruises among icebergs and snow-covered mountains in Antarctica

Antarctica Small Ship Cruises,
Our Specialty

When choosing an Antarctic tourist ship, know this: Small ships explore where the big ships cannot. Landings on any Antarctica cruise are limited to 100 guests on shore, and ships carrying more than 500 guests aren’t allowed to land at all. So smaller is better on Antarctica cruises.

The ships we work with carry 72-200 guests ensuring an active and intimate exploration. We choose to specialize in this size range because we know from experience it’s the most active, fun and sustainable way to cruise to Antarctica. Learn more about the unique ships on our Antarctica small ship cruise itineraries. We’ll help you find your best match in an Antarctica cruise ship.

Close-up of a female traveler in sunglasses, white fur hat and red jacket on an Antarctica cruise with two fellow passengers

Antarctica Expeditions for Every Interest

An expedition is defined as a journey or voyage undertaken by a group of people with a particular purpose. This perfectly captures the spirit of a small ship Antarctica expeditions, which focus on taking guests off-ship daily with expert naturalist guides. Travelers seeking more adventure can book a range of Antarctic expedition activities. Choose from sea kayaking, camping, skiing, snowshoeing, scuba diving or trekking. There are even South Georgia cruises that retrace explorer Shackleton’s steps and Antarctica eclipse cruise routes. Learn more about the active things to do in Antarctica aboard a small Antarctic cruise. Other travelers may delight in added onboard amenities and upgrades found on our luxury Antarctica cruises. Or to seek out cruises with flights to Antarctica to skip sailing the Drake Passage. Let our experts help be your guide.

Travelers in a skiff on the ocean pass in front of white-capped Antarctica mountain

Timely Antarctica Cruise Info

Seeking information on the current, upcoming or future Antarctica cruise seasons? Read about Antarctica 2022 and Antarctica 2023 to see what’s in store for cruises to Antarctica. Antarctica cruise seasons span from November through March during the Antarctic summer, so they cross over the calendar year. Learn more about what to expect with timely information, as well as the most up-to-date Antarctica COVID protocols to inform your planning.

Smaller is better on Antarctic cruises.


Antarctica Cruises

Temperature & Rainfall

Avg. High (F)363432332829242225293234
Avg. Low (F)332826242219151617222529
Avg. Rainfall (Inches)
Avg. Daylight (Hours)1614.512.510.598810121415.516.5

The Antarctica Cruise Season

Antarctica weather is a lesson in extremes. Cruises to Antarctica sail along the world’s coldest, windiest and driest continent. However, during the Austral summer months when Antarctica cruises operate (November-March) the winds abate considerably and the weather is surprisingly comfortable, averaging between 20 and 50 degrees F. The climate data listed above is for the Antarctic Peninsula. Learn about more about the best time to visit Antarctica.

More About Antarctica’s Climate

Find more Antarctica climate tables for other popular Antarctic cruise stops, including South Georgia and Ushuaia.