Sail these intrepid seas in high comfort
More of a voyage than a cruise, sailing the Southern Oceans to explore Antarctica is both a privileged and unforgettable experience that can be done in the highest possible comfort and luxury.
The White Continent holds many a scene that you will not see anywhere else on Earth. From the bows of one our fine cruisers, watch a wild land mysterious to most unfold in front of you and board fully-equipped Zodiacs for getting up close to penguins, blue whales, orcas, fur seals and other remarkable wildlife solely suited to this most challenging of environments.
We offer you the choice of several state-of-the-art Cruise Ships with a range of comprehensive itineraries to Antarctica. Simply see below then call us for more detailed programs.
Our Top Antarctica Example Trips
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Top ships for Antarctica cruises
Hebridean Sky$$$$$In April 2016, the Hebridean Sky underwent a multi-million dollar refurbishment and is one of the most sophisticated ships to venture to the White Continent. The luxury expedition vessel can accommodate up to 112 people, with 57 suites spread across five decks. All suites feature windows with exterior views so you can admire the beauty of Antarctica from the comfort of your room, as well as a sitting area and en-suite marble bathroom. During your voyage, you’ll be treated to world-class cuisine with daily changing menus and live entertainment. The spacious public areas include a wraparound deck and panoramic top deck observation platform to spot wildlife from, a library with computers, and a lounge which serves afternoon tea after expeditions. The ship comes with its own photographer to help guests and document your adventures in the White continent which include Zodiac cruising, hiking, camping and kayaking excursions.
M/V Sea Spirit$$$$$Step aboard the M/V Sea Spirit and experience the majestic beauty of Antarctica in style. The 297-foot vessel allows guests to appreciate the wealth of wildlife and spectacular scenery in a welcoming and comfortable environment. Sit back and marvel at the ethereal ice scapes with towering peaks and sweeping glaciers, the playground for penguins, seals and whales. The M/V Sea Sprit operates an open bridge policy, so you can talk to the captain and officers and appreciate the landscape from this special and unique angle. The ship can accommodate 114 guests with cabins spread over five decks. Cabin size ranges from 20 to 43 sqm, and the top deck suites have their own private balconies. There is plenty of space in which to move to get the best views and to chat to fellow passengers about your experiences. Enjoy contemporary international cuisine in the restaurant, or enjoy a bite to eat while soaking up the views from the outdoor bistro, complete with Jacuzzi. There is a presentation lounge where lectures and briefings take place and a library with an extensive collection of polar books and DVDs to help you discover more about the fascinating white continent.
MS Island Sky$$$$$Sister ship to the ever popular Hebridean Sky, the MS Island Sky boasts similarly spacious wood-paneled suites, all 57 with exterior views, a choice of a queen sized or twin beds, climate control, en suite bathrooms and sitting areas. Common areas well-appointed and include a large lounge on the Colombus Deck, an area for informative lectures and screenings, a piano bar, library and indoor and outdoor dining areas where you can enjoy wonderfully varied cuisine on your voyage. There’s also plenty of decking and viewing areas to watch the wild landscape of Antarctica pass by. The ship comes with its own photographer to document your adventures in the White continent which include Zodiac cruising, hiking and snowshoeing and kayaking excursions.
Sylvia Earle$$$$$Due to set sail in November 2021, the Sylvia Earle honours highly accomplished marine biologist, oceanographer and explorer Dr Sylvia Earle. As the first female chief scientist of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the vessel pays tribute to Dr Earle’s long-standing conservation efforts for marine protected areas and ocean wildlife. The vessel has been purpose-built for undertaking expeditions to some of the most remote places on Earth. The revolutionary Ulstein X-BOW will allow it to cross oceans more efficiently. The Sylvia Earle boasts numerous observation decks from where you can marvel at the scenery you slip past. The 70 comfortable cabins can accommodate up to 132 guests. In addition to inviting communal areas, there is a modern lecture lounge, zodiac launching platforms, a restaurant, a gym and a wellness centre. There are variety of activities to fill your days, both on board and on land.
MS Seaventure$$$$$MS Seaventure, which has been awarded the highest ice class rating awarded to passenger vessels, boast all outside-facing staterooms, some of which have balconies. On board you’ll find beautifully-appointed dining areas as well as al fresco dining out on the Lido deck when the weather allows for it. There is also a heated saltwater pool on the top deck, a library, a sauna and fitness centre and a dedicated Citizen Science lab. Its size means that it can explore coves, bays, and channels that would previously have been inaccessible. Your journey includes world class cuisine and live entertainment, a voyage photographer, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and a complimentary expedition jacket.
Need to Know
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When to go
During Antarctica's summer - November to March, with December to January being the optimal time. From mid to late December the penguin chicks start to hatch, and in January you will catch the feeding frenzy that ensues. February to early March is the best time to spot whales, and there are generally a good number of fur seals to be seen too.