Antarctica is often considered the ultimate travel destination for Australians, and the best way to visit Antarctica is on an expedition cruise. Many consider Antarctica the last frontier and the ultimate in travel experiences.
Travel to the end of the Earth and explore the vast wilderness of the great white continent on one of our many incredible small ship expeditions. Travellers are invited to join us as we explore the planet’s most remote continent with its unspoilt, awe-inspiring scenery and incredible wildlife encounters.
Antarctica is the fifth largest, the coldest and the driest continent on Earth. Cruises not only offer travellers the amazing opportunity to observe the abundance of wildlife it has to offer from the comfort of their expedition vessel, but also to gain inspirational insights from a dedicated and knowledgeable crew who spend their working lives traversing the icy ends of the globe. This is truly the very height of exciting travel and adventure holidays. Add the great, white continent to your travel itinerary and see for yourself what the most remote destination on the planet can offer you.
The Antarctica cruise season runs from November to March each year – with the months of November and March generally having the cheaper cruises, and December to mid-February being the peak season. Each month really offers its unique advantages. Cruises depart from South America or longer voyages from Australia or New Zealand. The voyage from South America is the more affordable and popular departure option having considerably less sea days, but the Australia and New Zealand options offer an opportunity to see the sub-Antarctic islands crossing the Ross Sea and witness the amazing King and Emperor Penguins. Luxury Antarctica cruises offer travellers a unique opportunity to explore this isolated wilderness with the comforts of a luxury hotel as they move around.
Choose from our range of fascinating trips or contact us and we’ll be happy to tailor the perfect itinerary to suit your requirements.
Feature Deals & Popular Tours
Great savings available on these spectacular Antarctic expeditions on board the Ocean Adventurer. Get in by November 30 and save up to 35% with reduced deposit and free transfer package.
Explore the wildlife-rich Falkland Islands and remote South Georgia before reaching Antarctica on this incredible voyage coupled with the once in a lifetime opportunity to be on a vessel positioned directly under the path of the eclipse.
Discover the spectacular Seventh Continent on this stylish small expedition ship.
Skip the Drake Passage on this luxurious itinerary on the Silver Explorer.
Spectacular value on this 10 day luxury voyage on board Le Lyrial cruise ship to the Antarctic Peninsula
Best Antarctica Cruise Deals
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|Antarctic Express - Crossing the Circle||Exclusive||$28200 pp||11||18 Feb 2021||Fully immersed in the Antarctic environment, you’ll experience a roller coaster of emotions, from excitement...|
|Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica - Explorers & Kings||Save 15%
|$24100 pp||20||14 Nov 2022||A comprehensive expedition of extremes, you can’t find a more complete Antarctic experience than this!...|
|Spirit of Antarctica||Exclusive||$17964 pp||12||07 Nov 2022||Embrace the spirit of polar exploration on this classic expedition to the coveted white continent....|
|Antarctic Express - Fly the Drake||Save 25%
|$17000 pp||8||11 Feb 2022||Skip the four days of Drake Passage crossings and optimize your Antarctica experience by flying!...|
|Emblematic Antarctica||Exclusive||$13300 pp||12||10 Dec 2022||We invite you on a polar expedition cruise to the heart of the icy realm...|
|The Ross Sea||Exclusive||$44160 pp||26||15 Feb 2022||Sailing the Ross Sea means discovering one of the most extreme and conserved universes in...|
|The Great Adventure||Exclusive||$13760 pp||17||02 Mar 2022||Roald Amundsen, Jean-Baptiste Charcot, Paul-Émile Victor, and Ernest Shackleton: so many explorers set off to...|
|Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica||Exclusive||$21795 pp||21||11 Nov 2022||Discover Antarctica by travelling in style and comfort on board the ice-strengthened, small all-suite expedition...|
|Antarctic Circle - Crossing 66' South Latitude||Exclusive||$15695 pp||14||27 Jan 2022||Crossing the Polar Circle starts from the most southern city in the world, Ushuaia, Argentina...|
By Leanne Dunhill
The Sub-Antarctic Islands of New Zealand and Australia lie in the Southern Ocean. These remote and desolate stepping stones to Antarctica offer rich biodiversity, breathtaking scenery and fascinating human history. They are home to some of the most abundant and unique wildlife on Earth. Many bird species, invertebrates and plants (including the...
By Leanne Dunhill
Over the past few years I have been very privileged to visit Antarctica not once, but twice. Once from Bluff in the south of New Zealand and more recently from Ushuaia on the southern tip of Argentina. Since I returned from the Antarctic Peninsula in December I’ve been asked on a number...
By Luke Glenday
There has been quite a lot of hype around Aurora Expeditions’ brand-new ship, the Greg Mortimer. With its X-Bow design that is currently unique to the expedition cruise industry, it is one of a number of new ships that are taking this industry into a new era of custom built vessels and...
By Matt McMillan
For many people a trip to Antarctica is an adventure saved for their bucket list; something they have thought of doing for many years and haven’t yet got around to. Well now is the time to consider planning your trip, as a total solar eclipse will happen in Antarctic waters during the...
By Mauricio Zarzar
Antarctica: Penguins, seals, whales, icebergs, The Drake Passage and the best holiday you could ask for. I would be lying if I say that I always wanted to go to Antarctica. This beautiful part of the world doesn’t usually come up on a kid’s radar and sometimes not even on an adult...
Join us on a voyage of discovery to our planet’s last frontier, a mysterious and pristine paradise, with Polar Circle Tours and Eclipse. Our Polar Circle Travel packages offer you the chance to witness amazing ice formations that will ignite your imagination as you search the unbelievable landscape for the wildlife. Our Polar Circle Tours will have you traverse some of the coldest waters on the planet, see sights few will ever see, and experience what life is like for the most amazing animals on planet Earth.
Tick off that must-see and must-see destination that is Antarctica and choose from our range of Eclipse cruise options and packages to experience the wonder and unforgettable majesty of Antarctic Peninsula Tours.
These Antarctic Fly Cruise and our Fly Cruise Tours reduce your precious time otherwise spent on a leisurely ship passage down to the mainland but allow you to still witness the magnificent landscape and wildlife on offer. An Antarctica Fly Cruise is a great way to experience the expansive wonder of Antarctica, while avoiding the famous Drake Passage and is perfect for Fly Cruise Tour lovers who may be shorter on time to spent getting to the wild, untamed ice island on the planet’s far south.
The Falkland Islands Tours and South Georgia Tours with Eclipse are the best way to experience these jewels of the South Atlantic Ocean. These incredibly remote and wild islands are home to an abundance of wildlife. The Falkland Islands Tours will show you a rich and storied history, while South Georgia Tours will give you front row seats to what has rightly been called ‘the most staggering wildlife show on earth’. After our in-depth exploration, we are certain you will agree.
Experience the wild and wonderful Weddell Sea Tours with Eclipse Travel's selection of Antarctic tours and Weddell Sea Tour packages. Fierce, cold and stunningly beautiful your Weddell Sea Tours selection will have you following in the footsteps of explorers just like Shackleton who have grappled with the contrasts of the Weddell Sea and defied the odds to see some of the planet’s most amazing natural landscapes. The Weddell Sea has an abundance of whales and seals which is of great appeal for wildlife lovers too.
New Zealand's remote Sub-Antarctic Islands are a region of wild landscapes, unique wildlife and forgotten beauty.
Great savings and bargain fares on Antarctic cruise and tour packages. We continually update our amazing Antarctic specials and deals to help you get to this magnificent destination at a discounted price.