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Antarctica Vacations

Antarctica is a feast for the senses: the cracking sound of calving glaciers, the bright sun glistening on spectacular icebergs adrift in the deep blue water, and the freshest air imaginable.

Cruises of Antarctica explore what many consider to be the final frontier on Earth, as it is untouched by civilization and remains in nature's purest form. Our Antarctica itineraries include the services of expedition leaders who are familiar with the continent's history and wildlife.

These adventures typically start with a day in Buenos Aires, Argentina. From there, you'll travel to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world and the starting point for cruises to Antarctica. Your expedition ship will sail through glacier-draped Beagle Channel and then Drake Passage. Guests go ashore in small, motorized Zodiacs. Expert lecturers in the fields of history, geology and marine biology often lead shore excursions.

Explore islands that are home to a fabulous assortment of wildlife -- penguins, seals, sea lions, petrels and albatrass. Other common stops include the Falkland Islands, a remote and beautiful archipelago with a temperate climate, diverse wildlife and friendly people of British descent; King George Island, home to elephant seals; and the South Shetland Islands, where thousands of chinstrap penguins nest.

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  • Save $1,050 per couple off all Alexander+Roberts trips. Expires May 31. Click here for eligible departures.
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  • Save up to $6,000 per couple on Scenic ocean cruises. Expires May 31. Click here for eligible departures.
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  • Save 5% off all Monograms trips when you pay with an AMEX Gold or Platinum card . This discount is combinable with all other promotions. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Hurtigruten past passengers save an additional 5% off the trip price. This deal is combinable with other promotions. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save $200 per person when you book a group of six or more people on the same Alexander + Roberts trip. Other savings amounts are available for groups of three or more. Click here for eligible departures.
  • AARP members save an additional $100 per couple off Collette trips. This is combinable with all offers. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Past guests of Collette save up to an additional $300 per couple when you travel within two years of the most recent trip. Click here for eligible departures.

Trips are rated according to the quality of accommodations, the number of included amenities and activities, and the level of service delivered. The vacations below are categorized according to the industry rating scale (budget, first class and deluxe). Click any vacation name for the itinerary, dates and prices.

Vacation Name Days Starts In Ends In Travel Style Company Quality*  
Antarctica Vacations

Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake 2020-2021 8 Punta Arenas, Chile  Punta Arenas, Chile  Expedition Quark First Class Dates and Prices
Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake from Punta Arenas 8 Punta Arenas, Chile  Punta Arenas, Chile  Expedition Intrepid First Class Dates and Prices
Falkland Islands Discovery 10 Buenos Aires, Argentina  Ushuaia, Argentina  Expedition Intrepid First Class Dates and Prices
Antarctic Whale Journey 10 Ushuaia, Argentina  Ushuaia, Argentina  Expedition Intrepid First Class Dates and Prices
Discover Antarctica 10 Ushuaia, Argentina  Ushuaia, Argentina  Expedition Intrepid First Class Dates and Prices
Voyage to Antarctica 11 Ushuaia, Argentina  Ushuaia, Argentina  Expedition Monograms First Class Dates and Prices
Antarctica Classic 11 Ushuaia, Argentina  Ushuaia, Argentina  Expedition G Adventure First Class Dates and Prices
Best of Antarctica 11 Ushuaia, Argentina  Ushuaia, Argentina  Expedition Intrepid First Class Dates and Prices
Best of Antarctica from Punta Arenas 11 Punta Arenas, Chile  Ushuaia, Argentina  Expedition Intrepid First Class Dates and Prices
Voyage to Antarctica 2021 11 Ushuaia, Argentina  Ushuaia, Argentina  Expedition Monograms First Class Dates and Prices
Expedition Cruise to Antarctica - 11 Day Adventure 11 Ushuaia, Argentina  Ushuaia, Argentina  Expedition A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
Antarctic Explorer from Ushuaia (11 Day) 11 Ushuaia, Argentina  Ushuaia, Argentina  Expedition Intrepid First Class Dates and Prices
Christmas in Antarctica 11 Ushuaia, Argentina  Ushuaia, Argentina  Expedition Intrepid First Class Dates and Prices
New Year in Antarctica 11 Ushuaia, Argentina  Ushuaia, Argentina  Expedition Intrepid First Class Dates and Prices
Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent 2020-2021 (11 Day, Begin Ushuaia) 11 Ushuaia, Argentina  Ushuaia, Argentina  Expedition Quark First Class Dates and Prices
Ushuaia to Ushuaia (11 Days, Silver Cloud) 11 Ushuaia, Argentina  Ushuaia, Argentina  Expedition Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ushuaia to Ushuaia (11 Days, Silver Wind) 11 Ushuaia, Argentina  Ushuaia, Argentina  Expedition Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle (Ocean Adventurer) 11 Punta Arenas, Chile  Punta Arenas, Chile  Expedition Intrepid First Class Dates and Prices
Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle 2021 11 Punta Arenas, Chile  Punta Arenas, Chile  Expedition Quark First Class Dates and Prices
Buenos Aires to Ushuaia 12 Buenos Aires, Argentina  Ushuaia, Argentina  Expedition Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
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* Key to Quality Ratings

These vacations are classified according to the quality of accommodations, the number of included amenities and activities, and the level of service delivered.

Budget = Budget vacations that typically range from $50 to $200 per person, per day, plus airfare.
First Class = First class vacations that typically range from $80 to $350 per person, per day, plus airfare.
Deluxe = Deluxe vacations that typically range from $200 to $650 per person, per day, plus airfare.
** The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.