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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 cruise package. Why book your Antarctica expedition 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 cruise ships.

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Experience

Kayaking, camping, skiing… 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

2021-2022 Antarctica Cruise Season

Antarctica cruise lines are currently planning to operate cruises in 2021-2022. The first Antarctica expedition cruises of the season are scheduled for November 2021. We encourage travelers to book early since many clients were forced to reschedule from last season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Planning Antarctica cruises for the 2021-2022 season will be challenging as borders reopen and international travel returns to normal. With constantly changing requirements, allow us to be your trusted resource for the latest information in changing times.

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

Antarctica Small Ship Cruises

Small Antarctic cruise ships explore where the big ships cannot. Actively explore up close with daily off-vessel activities in the company of expert naturalist guides. Landings on Antarctica boat cruises 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 90-200 guests, ensuring an active and intimate exploration. We are Antarctica small ship cruise experts ready to help you book your next voyage. 

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

Antarctica Expeditions

An expedition is defined as a journey or voyage undertaken by a group of people with a particular purpose, especially that of exploration or scientific research. This perfectly captures the spirit of a small ship Antarctica expedition.

Travelers seeking more adventure can book a range of Antarctic expedition activities. Choose from sea kayaking, camping, mountaineering, skiing or snowboarding, cross-country skiing, ice-climbing, snowshoeing, scuba diving or trekking. Many activities book far in advance so plan ahead when considering your Antarctic expedition. 

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

Antarctica Cruising Season

Antarctica weather is a lesson in extremes. Antarctica is 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 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.