The end of the earth awaits. Marvel at glittering, brilliantly blue icebergs, see whales breach and smash glassy water into smithereens, watch clumsy elephant seals wallow in the mud and busy penguins rush in and out of the sea. The austral summer sees over 20 hours of dazzling sunlight per day, with gorgeous skies illuminated in every shade of pink, orange and purple at dawn and dusk. Antarctica offers a truly unforgettable adventure into one of our planet's last frontiers.
Most cruises depart from Argentina's most southerly city, Ushuaia, so combine with a trip to South America for that once-in-a-lifetime luxury holiday.
Surrounded by the churning South Atlantic, many Antarctic cruises take in these historic, wildlife-rich islands where you’ll receive a warm welcome from the locals.
Penguin fans should include South Georgia on their itinerary for an encounter with thousands of King Penguins as well as many other bird species. If you are prone to sea-sickness, take a look at the expedition Antarctica XXI, a fly-cruise package with flights from Chile to King George Island, cruising on to the Antarctic Peninsula.
Unlike the Arctic, the Antarctic Peninsula is made up of a vast land mass and shore landings are frequent throughout your trip. Visit huge penguin rookeries, on board Antarctic Dream and visit remote research stations and listen out of the boom of calving icebergs. Exciting stuff