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Cruising 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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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 ships.

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Kayaking, camping… 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.

Antarctica Air Cruises

If you are sensitive to rough seas or short on time, consider 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 options. In addition, we can assist luxury travelers, active travelers and budget travelers all find their perfect match.

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.

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.


Antarctica Cruises

Temperature & Rainfall

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg High 36 34 32 33 28 29 24 22 25 29 32 34
Avg Low 33 28 26 24 22 19 15 16 17 22 25 29
Rainfall 2.1 2.3 2.7 2.8 2.5 1.8 1.6 1.8 2 2.6 1.9 1.5

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.

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