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Antarctica Cruises

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About Antarctica Cruises

Looking for the ultimate cruise adventure? The White Continent is truly the trip of a lifetime. Whether you cross the Drake Passage in a small expedition ship or do a "sail by" on a larger vessel, this magical voyage will not only impress your friends, the otherworldly scenery will touch your soul.

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DAY 1: Ushuaia

10 Night
Cruise to Antarctica

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Cruise Line:
Silversea Cruises
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16 Night
Cruise to Antarctica

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Buenos Aires
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Montevideo, Stanley ...
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Cruise Line:
Princess Cruises
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6 Night
Cruise to Antarctica

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Antarctica
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Antarctic Sound, Antarctica ...
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Silversea Cruises
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DAY 1: Ushuaia

10 Night
Cruise to Antarctica

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Drake Passage, Shetland Islands ...
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10 Night
Cruise to Antarctica

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Ushuaia
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Drake Passage, Antarctic Sound ...
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Silversea Cruises
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10 Night
Cruise to Antarctica

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Silversea Cruises
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15 Night
Cruise to Antarctica

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Ushuaia
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Falkland Islands, Carcass Island ...
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Silversea Cruises
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18 Night
Cruise to Antarctica

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Ushuaia
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Lembata, West Point ...
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Silversea Cruises
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12 Night
Cruise to Antarctica

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Ushuaia
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Drake Passage, Antarctic Sound ...
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Silversea Cruises
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16 Night
Cruise to Antarctica

Leaving:
San Antonio
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Punta Arenas, Ushuaia ...
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Cruise Line:
Princess Cruises
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12 Night
Cruise to Antarctica

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Silversea Cruises
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21 Night
Cruise to Antarctica

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Ushuaia
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Lembata, Grave Cove ...
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Cruise Line:
Ponant
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10 Night
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Cruise Line:
Ponant
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12 Night
Cruise to Antarctica

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Ushuaia
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Wakayama, Antarctica ...
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Cruise Line:
Viking Expeditions
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10 Night
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10 Night
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Ponant
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11 Night
Cruise to Antarctica

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12 Night
Cruise to Antarctica

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Ushuaia
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Antarctica ...
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Cruise Line:
Viking Expeditions
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10 Night
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Ponant
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14 Night
Cruise to Antarctica

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Ushuaia
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Drake Passage, Detaille Island ...
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Cruise Line:
Ponant
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18 Night
Cruise to Antarctica

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Ushuaia
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West Point, Falkland Islands ...
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Silversea Cruises
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20 Night
Cruise to Antarctica

Leaving:
Buenos Aires
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Puerto Madryn, West Point ...
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Cruise Line:
Silversea Cruises
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16 Night
Cruise to Antarctica

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Ushuaia
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Lembata, Grave Cove ...
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Ponant
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22 Night
Cruise to Antarctica

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Buenos Aires
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Puerto Madryn, Lembata ...
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Silversea Cruises
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11 Night
Cruise to Antarctica

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Ponant
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What is the best time to cruise to Antarctica?

Summer in Antarctica is winter in the United States, which means the best time to visit is between November and March. Cruise ships don't visit Antarctica during its winter season when temperatures are almost always below freezing, and ice prohibits vessels from reaching land. For more: Antarctica Cruise Tips.

Which cruise lines go to Antarctica?

Besides visiting scientists and native wildlife, Antarctica is uninhabited and undeveloped. But visiting Antarctica offers cruisers some incredibly unique opportunities like mingling with penguins, taking a polar plunge into subzero waters, tent camping on the ice, and whale- and bird-watching. For more: 10 Amazing Things to See and Do on an Antarctica Cruise.

What are some things to do in Antarctica?

Besides visiting scientists and native wildlife, Antarctica is uninhabited and undeveloped. But visiting Antarctica offers cruisers some incredibly unique opportunities like mingling with penguins, taking a polar plunge into subzero waters, tent camping on the ice, and whale- and bird-watching. For more: 10 Amazing Things to See and Do on an Antarctica Cruise.

Do you need a passport to take a cruise to Antarctica?

Yes, a passport is required to cruise to Antarctica. Most sailings depart from Ushuaia in Argentina.

What should I pack for a cruise to Antarctica?

Windproof and waterproof clothing, including a jacket and overpants, with plenty of warm layers are essential. Long underwear, socks, gloves and waterproof boots are highly recommended. Most cruise lines that disembark passengers in Antarctica will provide necessary gear, including thick outerwear.




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