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|Cruise||Deals||Cost (from)||Days||Next Depature||Highlight|
|M/V Ocean Nova: Antarctic Explorer||US$1750 off!
||US$5245 pp||10||20 Nov 2019||Experience the extraordinary land of Antarctica aboard the amazing Ocean Nova. You'll witness jaw dropping...|
|Greg Mortimer: Antarctic Explorer Fly/Fly ex. Punta Arenas||Exclusive||US$11500 pp||11||05 Jan 2021||This 11 day itinerary includes return flights from Punta Arenas to King George Island where...|
|Le Soleal: The Great Austral Loop ex. Ushuaia||Exclusive||US$9342 pp||16||28 Nov 2020||Enjoy 16-day itinerary between South America and the Antarctic Peninsula. An exceptional polar expedition cruise...|
|Le Lyrial: The Antarctic Odyssey||Exclusive||US$23120 pp||21||19 Nov 2019||We invite you on an extraordinary 21-day adventure in the Antarctic. You will board Le...|
|Le Soleal: Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica||Save AU$400
||US$19831 pp||16||14 Nov 2019||Enjoy a 16-day itinerary between South America and the Antarctic Peninsula. An exceptional polar expedition...|
|RCGS Resolute: Marine Mammals of Antarctica||US$500 travel credit
||US$11295 pp||11||08 Mar 2020||Discover the secrets of whales mysterious lives in the cold Antarctic waters with this immersive...|
|Greg Mortimer: Spirit of Antarctica||Save 15%
|US$9265 pp||12||19 Nov 2019||Antarctic adventures are best enjoyed midsummer, when near-midnight sun powers an explosion of life along...|
|Le Soleal: Emblematic Antarctica ex. Ushuaia||Exclusive||US$7093 pp||11||08 Jan 2020||Experience this exceptional expedition cruise into the heart of the Antarctic Peninsula’s ice floes. Set...|
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.