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Huge savings available on these spectacular Antarctic expeditions on board the World Explorer, Ocean Endeavour, Ocean Diamond and Ocean Adventurer.
Discover the Seventh Continent on a range of itineraries on board the stylish G Expedition. Ask us for the best deal.from $6799 pp
Skip the Drake Passage on this luxurious itinerary on the Silver Explorer. Includes flights from selected ports.
|Cruise||Deals||Cost (from)||Days||Next Depature||Highlight|
|G Expedition: Classic Antarctica||Exclusive||USD $6799pp||11||21 Nov 2020||Vivid emerald, violet tints, intense blue and crimson light—the Antarctic is anything but a world...|
|Le Lyrial: Emblematic Antarctica ex. Ushuaia||Eclipse Travel Exclusive Offer!
||USD $6547pp||11||30 Jan 2021||We invite you on a polar expedition cruise to the heart of the icy realm...|
|Ocean Diamond: Epic Antarctica - Crossing the Circle via Falklands & South Georgia||Exclusive||USD $16495pp||23||18 Dec 2020||Step aboard and sail to Antarctica in this extraordinary 23 days cruise. Be prepared to...|
|Scenic Eclipse: Antarctica in Depth - Voyage 101S||Exclusive||USD $11597pp||12||07 Mar 2020||Experience Antarctica in Depth on this 12 day all-inclusive 6-star cruise from Ushuaia. View vast...|
|Silver Explorer: Antarctica Bridge Fly/Cruise||Free flights!
||USD $14969pp||9||10 Dec 2021||Discover Antarctica in luxury on this 9 day fly/cruise expedition to the 7th continent. Skip...|
|Ocean Adventurer: Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica - Explorers & Kings||Exclusive||USD $15995pp||20||16 Nov 2020||A comprehensive expedition of extremes, you can’t find a more complete Antarctic experience than this!...|
|L'Austral: Emblematic Antarctica ex. Ushuaia||Eclipse Travel Exclusive Offer!
||USD $7867pp||11||09 Jan 2021||We invite you on a polar expedition cruise to the heart of the icy realm...|
|Greg Mortimer: Spirit of Antarctica||Exclusive||USD $10900pp||12||28 Nov 2020||Embrace the spirit of polar exploration on this classic expedition to the coveted white continent....|
|World Explorer: Antarctic Express - Crossing the Circle||Exclusive||USD $18995pp||11||18 Feb 2021||Fully immersed in the Antarctic environment, you’ll experience a roller coaster of emotions, from excitement...|
An Antarctica Cruise will change your life, there’s no other way of putting it. It’s the toughest climate in which to eke out a living and yet some of the most delicate and moving wildlife moments happen in this remote and frigid region each and every year. Ask yourself: how many people around the world have really experienced the most inhospitable, demanding, wild and stunning landscapes that our world has to offer? Wouldn’t I love to see the Aurora Australis dance wild green fire across a cloudless night while the brilliant depth of the Milky Way glittered behind? See the sky from the Southern Hemisphere?
As the fifth largest continent on the globe and the least populated of them all, Antarctica represents the closest experience you will ever have of life on another planet while showcasing the very best of mother Earth. And, with Eclipse Travel, we offer our US travelers a range of ways to witness this unforgiving and chillingly beautiful seascape from aboard a luxurious vessel fit to weather the seas with not only reliable facilities and crew, but with style and opulence too.
We have devised the only luxurious way to truly breathe in this ice-laden landscape of sheer cliffs, azure ocean, wild fauna and unforgettable ice fields. Our luxury Antarctica cruise will guide you through the Antarctic Circle in all its cold and remote wonder from the decks of a warm and comfortable expedition vessel manned by a world-class crew. Experience the thrill of a real adventure and follow the ghosts of the great Antarctic explorers like Shackleton, Amundsen and Scott from your luxury cabin. Our Antarctica cruise options are designed for American adventure travelers at heart who want to travel to Antarctica with enough comfort and modern facilities around them to really contemplate the vast wilderness and poetic beauty of the Earth’s most southern point. As expedition leaders of your own designer South Pole cruise, you choose the way you to want to experience Antarctica travel from a range of cruise offers custom created by Eclipse to provide as little or as much luxury as you’re looking for.
To house you throughout your Antarctic Cruise, you’ll first need a vessel and our state-of-the-art line of yachts combine rugged sturdiness and reliability with the creature comforts of the ideal vacation home. The Hebridean Sky is just one of the jewels in our crown of luxury sea yachts. Recently refurbished in 2016, it streams along comfortably accommodating up to 110 guests and a crisp, courteous complement of impeccable service crew and seasoned expedition leaders. Your expedition cruise is effortlessly curated within this fuel efficient vessel complete with precision stabilisation technology and a fully upgraded communications package.
Our Island Sky offers guests a warm and inviting interior of brass and wood panelling, ample observation space to watch every species of penguin, majestic whale, and soaring seabird like the albatross that all call the Antarctic region home. All suites are complete with a private bathroom and this intimate island of luxury is limited to only 108 guests. Imagining crossing the Drake Passage upon this private yacht and breakfasting on your own balcony, listening to the frigid seas below lapping gently at your side.
Our choice of polar cruises throughout the southern oceans include unforgettable tours of the Antarctic Peninsula which will take you to the northernmost part of the Antarctic mainland and to dock at the safest port in the region on Deception Island, a caldera of an active volcano and forming one of a chain of landmasses within the South Shetland Islands. From the deck of your intrepid vessel you will observe, firsthand, the unmatched beauty of such sights as the Aitcho Islands, Paradise Bay and the Wilhelm Archipelago. Observe Adelie and Gentoo penguins, Southern Elephant Seals and Blue-eyed shags to name a few.
Why not discover the very edge of the South Americas before making your way to the pole? Expand your journey to encompass the rich glaciers and fragile ice lands of the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and catch a glimpse of the end of the world, Tierra Del Fuego. Learn from our onboard experts the rich and uncompromising history of the region including its vital role in the successful exploration of the South Pole, the whaling industry, and the cultural heritage of the islands’ original and indigenous inhabitants.
The Antarctica cruise season generally runs from November to March each year. Deals throughout the months of November and March usually cost a little cheaper while December to mid-February is the region’s peak season, highlighting the southern ocean’s most spectacular sights and scenery. Cruises depart from South America or New Zealand. The voyage from South America is the more affordable and popular departure option with considerably less sea days, however when you book your Antarctic Cruise departing from New Zealand, you include an opportunity to witness the sub-Antarctic islands crossing the Ross Sea and their most famous inhabitants, the regal King and Emperor Penguins. Why not spend a few days exploring the land of the Maoris while you’re there?
For adventure lovers who are short on time or otherwise limited with their travel capacity, choose a fly cruise option which offers the same stunning vista of ice capped landscape without the lengthy sea voyage between destinations. Claim an oasis of leisure and relaxation between flights from King George Island and the Falkland Islands, skipping potential sea-sickness and the rugged adventure of rough seas.
If rough seas and the call of the great blue are too strong to resist, consider exploring the staggering beauty of the Weddle Sea. Weddle Sea tours provide one of the best opportunities for seeing the mammalian wildlife that channels yearly through the infamous and fiercely cold Weddle Sea and consistently ranks as a favourite amongst animal lovers. Touted as offering the clearest water found anywhere in the world, you will cast your eye over the deck and peer into the endless blue from a decadently comfortable explorer’s vessel to watch the unerring beauty of the world’s largest mammals on their yearly migration routes, the world’s hardiest penguins as they forage for food, and the region’s biggest tabular icebergs towering impossibly large over the nautical landscape.
If you’re already planning to visit the south, why not plan to explore the uppermost limits of the northern hemisphere too? Climb aboard the G Expedition, a stoic Danish build vessel offering luxury Arctic Cruises to a fleet of up to 134 passengers, and mark out your own path through the wonders of Scandinavia and the Arctic Pole.
Eclipse Travel’s exquisite Antarctic Cruise packages can easily be expanded to suit your requirements, whatever your specific needs are. Many customers choose to add in Patagonia or other parts of South America, believing this cruise to mark the highest on their must-see destinations. Cruises range from epic 23 sea journeys to more manageable 11 day voyages and are perfect for US travelers looking for a short break between adventures.
Start planning your perfect itinerary with us today and receive a no obligation quote for your first or returning Antarctic Cruise. No one can see everything there is to offer in Antarctica on their first expedition, after all.