Polar Regions Antarctica Cruise

Quest for the Antarctic Circle

Join this 14-day Quest for the Antarctic Circle aboard M/S Expedition to our planet’s last frontier—a mysterious and virtually pristine paradise. If weather allows cross into this rarely visited location and celebrate with fellow travelers as one of the few who have traveled as far south as the Antarctic Circle. Meanwhile, a massive rookery of penguins shuffles across a frozen shore. A pod of whales glides through frigid waters. Dramatic landscapes float off in the distance…welcome to Antarctica. 

Spend seven full days exploring the Antarctic Peninsula, traveling farther south than most have ever gone. Spend time on deck searching for whales, watching soaring albatross and viewing colossal icebergs pass by. With two attempted shore landings a day at the Antarctic Peninsula get up close to a variety of penguin and seal species. Discover the history and intricacies of the Antarctic region through the onboard lecture program.

Guests can also partake in the new Citizen Science program, an interactive information gathering initiative aimed at better understanding marine mammals in Antarctica. With a little guidance beforehand, learn which angles and types of wildlife the program is looking for during your voyage and put your photography skills to the test! The reward is making a meaningful contribution to science.

The ice-strengthened, 134-guest Expedition small ship is ideally suited for cruising this icy wilderness. Her expert staff are on hand at all times to ensure guests fully appreciate the majesty of Antarctica. Prepare yourself for an adventure like no other—more like a private expedition than a traditional small ship cruise.

Read on for details about this trip, or view all of AdventureSmith’s Antarctica cruises.