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Cruises to Antarctica
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Antarctica is almost 98 percent solid ice, covering roughly 5 million square miles. Thus, Antarctica cruises are essential to the travel experience as you must navigate by water. Ice-strengthened expedition ships cruise among the vastness with safety and ease. Take in the remote wildness with your warm cabin and ship amenities to come back to. Why book your cruise with AdventureSmith Explorations?

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Personalized

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

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Knowledge

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

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Experience

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

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Value

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 Air Cruises

If you are sensitive to rough seas or short on time, consider an Antarctica air cruise that allows you to fly over the infamous Drake Passage. These unique cruises replace the two-day Drake Passage crossing with a two- to three-hour flight, with your ship waiting for you in the South Shetland Islands. These are one of many Antarctic cruise options that our team can elaborate on when explaining your choices. In addition, we can assist luxury, active travelers and budget travelers all find their perfect match with our extensive selection of 2020 Antarctica cruises with options spanning into the 2021-2022 season.

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

Going Luxe to the White Continent

Cruise in style along the White Continent with our curated collection of Antarctica luxury cruises. Here you can browse itineraries offered aboard the most luxurious of expedition ships, including as Le Lyrial, Magellan Explorer, National Geographic Endurance, Ultramarine and other top-end vessels featuring five-star suites, private balconies, fine dining and upscale service.

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

Antarctica Cruise FAQs

AdventureSmith sends hundreds of passengers on Antarctica cruises each year; thus, our team is adept as answering Antarctica cruise FAQs, and can be a personal resource for you when you begin to research booking your trip with us. We’ll answer our most frequently asked question here, but browse our Antarctica Cruising Guides to research more about travel to Antarctica.

Can you explain Antarctic cruise pricing? Cabin pricing is always listed per person, and often varies based on how many people are in an individual cabin. Solo travelers are often required to pay a “single supplement” in order to secure a solo-use cabin, but you can sometimes avoid this added cost by agreeing to a “cabin share” to be paired with a fellow traveler of the same gender. Antarctica is a bucket-list destination, so sharing your cabin is common here and is a great way to make the trip more affordable with even quad and triple share options.

Ice-strengthened expedition ships cruise among the vastness with safety and ease.

Climate

Antarctica Cruises

Temperature & Rainfall

MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Avg. High (F)363432332829242225293234
Avg. Low (F)332826242219151617222529
Avg. Rainfall (Inches)2.12.32.72.82.51.81.61.822.61.91.5
Avg. Daylight (Hours)1614.512.510.598810121415.516.5

Coldest, Windiest, Driest… Yet Surprisingly Comfortable

Antarctica weather is a lesson in extremes. Antarctica is the world’s coldest, windiest and driest continent. However, during the 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, but keep reading to learn about more weather nuances for other popular Antarctic cruise stops, including South Georgia and Ushuaia.

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