If you’re seeking information on the Antarctica 2021 and 2022 season, or are looking ahead to Antarctica 2023, you’ve come to the right place. Read on for a detailed report of the Antarctica 2021, 2022 and 2023 seasons, or head straight to the listings to filter trips by your preferred travel dates.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, our expert team of travel specialists have helped clients navigate the logistics required to reach Antarctica during these fluid times. Planning Antarctica cruises for the 2021-2022 season will be challenging as borders reopen and international travel returns to normal. And, booking ahead early for future seasons will be key as pent-up demand will leave more travelers than ever seeking to reach the White Continent. With constantly changing requirements, allow us to be your trusted resource for the latest information in changing times.
Antarctica 2021 – Flexibility, Eclipse & New Ships
Most Antarctica cruise lines are currently planning to operate cruises in the 2021-2022 season. The first expeditions of the season are scheduled for November 2021. Operators are currently negotiating with the Argentinean and Chilean governments on establishing sustainable protocols to operate Antarctica cruises in 2021. You can expect certain limitations to be announced, and likely proof of vaccination and testing. Some operators are preparing to facilitate arrivals via “bubble” flights direct into Ushuaia, Argentina, for example, due to borders and airports being closed to foreign visitors.
We will update this page and our Antarctica COVID information page, as we know more about what logistics Antarctica 2021 cruises will entail. Or contact us to learn more today by speaking to one of our experts.
On a fun note, eager travelers are excited to visit Antarctica in 2021 due to the solar eclipse lining up to be in view there on December 4, 2021. Read more about these unique Antarctica eclipse cruise departures and why it will be so special to make Antarctica 2021 happen for many. Antarctica 2021 is also a debut year for a lot of new Antarctica cruise ship arrivals. Purpose-built polar ships like Janssonius, Le Commandant Charcot and National Geographic Resolution are all set to debut for Antarctica cruises 2021.
Planning Your Antarctica Cruise 2022
If your Antarctica 2022 cruise is at the beginning of the year, it falls under the protocols of the 2021-2022 Antarctica season, running approximately November 2021 through March 2022. Thus, your Antarctica cruise will be subject to the same flexibility needed for what we describe above in the Antarctica 2021 section.
If you are looking at an Antarctica cruise 2022 later in the calendar year, you can safely plan ahead. Ship schedules have been released for quite some time, since late in 2020 for many operators, so travelers have been booking their passage on 2022 Antarctica cruises steadily since then. Especially amid the fluidity of the COVID-19 pandemic, space on these departures will be even more in demand. 2022 Antarctica cruises will be further punctuated by trends in activities and the new expedition ships that launched in late 2021 in Antarctica.
Antarctica 2023 & Beyond
If your Antarctica 2023 travel is at the beginning of the year, it falls under the 2022-2023 Antarctica season, running approximately November 2022 through March 2023. Rates have been released for early 2023 Antarctica cruises since late 2020, so the time is now to book if you are seeking to travel in the early months of 2023. And early-booking Antarctica cruise deals can be found for these departures, so that’s another reason to act now to book Antarctica 2023 travel.