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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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Silver Explorer
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Silver Explorer

10 Night
Cruise to AntarcticaDetails

81 Reviews
Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Silversea Cruises
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Norwegian Star
Norwegian Star
Norwegian Star

14 Night
Cruise to AntarcticaDetails

2,612 Reviews
Leaving:Buenos Aires
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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Diamond Princess
Diamond Princess
Diamond Princess

16 Night
Cruise to AntarcticaDetails

Leaving:Buenos Aires
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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Silver Cloud Expedition
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Silver Cloud Expedition

10 Night
Cruise to AntarcticaDetails

Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Silversea Cruises
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Diamond Princess

16 Night
Cruise to AntarcticaDetails

Leaving:San Antonio
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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Silver Explorer

5 Night
Cruise to AntarcticaDetails

Leaving:Antarctica
Cruise Line:Silversea Cruises
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Silver Wind

12 Night
Cruise to AntarcticaDetails

Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Silversea Cruises
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Sapphire Princess

16 Night
Cruise to AntarcticaDetails

Leaving:San Antonio
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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Sapphire Princess

16 Night
Cruise to AntarcticaDetails

Leaving:Buenos Aires
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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Silver Wind

10 Night
Cruise to AntarcticaDetails

Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Silversea Cruises
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Silver Cloud Expedition

10 Night
Cruise to AntarcticaDetails

Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Silversea Cruises
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Viking Octantis

12 Night
Cruise to AntarcticaDetails

Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Viking Expeditions
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Le Boreal

10 Night
Cruise to AntarcticaDetails

Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Ponant
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Silver Wind

10 Night
Cruise to AntarcticaDetails

Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Silversea Cruises
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Fridtjof Nansen

10 Night
Cruise to AntarcticaDetails

2 Reviews
Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
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Fridtjof Nansen

17 Night
Cruise to AntarcticaDetails

Leaving:Santiago
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
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L'Austral

16 Night
Cruise to AntarcticaDetails

Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Ponant
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Viking Octantis

12 Night
Cruise to AntarcticaDetails

Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Viking Expeditions
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L'Austral

10 Night
Cruise to AntarcticaDetails

Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Ponant
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Le Commandant Charcot

11 Night
Cruise to AntarcticaDetails

Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Ponant
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Silver Wind

22 Night
Cruise to AntarcticaDetails

Leaving:Buenos Aires
Cruise Line:Silversea Cruises
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Silver Explorer

18 Night
Cruise to AntarcticaDetails

Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Silversea Cruises
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Viking Polaris

12 Night
Cruise to AntarcticaDetails

Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Viking Expeditions
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Silver Wind

12 Night
Cruise to AntarcticaDetails

Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Silversea Cruises
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Silver Cloud Expedition

15 Night
Cruise to AntarcticaDetails

Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Silversea Cruises
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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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