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Antarctic Expeditions

Tailored travel to the frozen continent

"Antarctica has this mythic weight. It resides in the collective unconscious of so many people, and it makes this huge impact, just like outer space. It's like going to the moon." ― Jon Krakauer, writer and mountaineer.

"The land looks like a fairy tale." ― Roald Amundsen, first explorer to reach the South Pole

"Antarctica still remains a remote, lonely and desolate continent. A place where it's possible to see the splendours and immensities of the natural world at its most dramatic and, what's more, witness them almost exactly as they were, long, long before human beings ever arrived on the surface of this planet. Long may it remain so." ― Sir David Attenborough, broadcaster and naturalist.

"In the soft glamour of the midsummer midnight sun, we were possessed by a rapturous wonder--the rare thrill of unreality." ― Douglas Mawson, explorer and geologist

Active Adventures

Many small ship cruises offer the ability to get active and enjoy the stunning surroundings that you will be visiting aboard your small ship cruise. Hiking, snorkelling, sea kayaking are all common activities available on a number of small ship cruises. At the end of an exciting day of activity, return to the ship for a delicious dinner and a comfortable night aboard your floating home.

If you don't find your perfect activity listed below, contact our small ship cruising specialists who will be able to talk you through the options available to ensure that you get your perfect balance of activities, on shore adventures and cruising time.

Prices on this page are indicative rates

Final price may change due to currency fluctuations. Choose to pay in NZD, AUD, GBP, USD or EUROs. Contact us today and secure your small ship cruise.

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Antarctica - Basecamp Voyage

Hondius

13 days from
$1,190 NZD per day
* Current p/p indicative rate.
The Antarctic Peninsula Basecamp cruise offers you a myriad of ways to explore and enjoy the Antarctic …
Next departure on 23 November, 2024

Itinerary (click to show)

  • Day 1: End of the world, start of a journey
  • Day 2 - 3: Path of the polar explorers
  • Day 4 - 10: Entering Antarctica
  • Day 11 - 12: Familiar seas, familiar friends
  • Day 13: There and back again
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Antarctica Classic - 11 Day Cruise from Ushuaia

Expedition

11 days from
$1,119 NZD per day
Vivid emerald, violet tints, intense blue and crimson light—the Antarctic Peninsula is anything but a world of …
Next departure on 22 November, 2024

Itinerary (click to show)

  • Day 1 Ushuaia
  • Day 2 Ushuaia/Drake Passage
  • Days 3–4 Drake Passage/South Shetland Islands
  • Days 5–8 South Shetland Islands/Antarctic Peninsula
  • Days 9–10 Drake Passage/Ushuaia
  • Day 11 Ushuaia
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Antarctica Classic in Depth - 13 Day Cruise From Ushuaia

Expedition

13 days from
$1,031 NZD per day
This 13-day expedition introduces you to the magic of the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula. …
Next departure on 11 November, 2024

Itinerary (click to show)

  • Day 1 Ushuaia
  • Day 2 Ushuaia/Drake Passage
  • Days 3–4 Drake Passage/South Shetland Islands
  • Days 5–10 South Shetland Islands/Antarctic Peninsula
  • Days 11–12 Drake Passage/Ushuaia
  • Day 13 Ushuaia
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Antarctica - Discovery and Learning Voyage

Hondius

10 days from
$1,071 NZD per day
* Current p/p indicative rate.
The 'Classic Antarctic' route. This cruise delivers you to wondrous landscapes found in one of the harshest …
Next departure on 13 November, 2024

Itinerary (click to show)

  • Day 1: End of the world, start of a journey
  • Days 2 – 3: Path of the polar explorers
  • Days 4 – 7: Entering Antarctica
  • Days 8 - 9: Familiar seas, familiar friends
  • Day 10: There and back again
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Antarctica & Patagonia Expedition - Southbound

Fridtjof Nansen

18 days from
$1,084 NZD per day
* Current p/p indicative rate.
The national parks of Patagonia The expedition begins in the UNESCO city of Valparaíso, sailing to rustic …
Next departure on 21 October, 2024

Itinerary (click to show)

  • Day 1 Valparaíso, Chile
  • Day 2-3 At sea
  • Day 4 Castro
  • Day 5 At sea
  • Day 6 Puerto Edén
  • Day 7-8 Puerto Natales
  • Day 9 Chilean Fjords
  • Day 10-11 At Sea
  • Day 12-15 Antarctic Peninsula
  • Day 16-17 At sea
  • Day 18 Ushuaia / Buenos Aires
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Antarctica - Weddell Sea Explorer Basecamp - The Best Activity Voyage in the Iconic Weddell Sea

Ortelius

13 days from
$1,269 NZD per day
* Current p/p indicative rate.
The Weddell Sea Explorer Basecamp cruise offers you a myriad of ways to explore and enjoy the …
Next departure on 17 March, 2026

Itinerary (click to show)

  • Day 1: End of the world, start of a journey
  • Day 2-3: Path of the polar explorers
  • Day 4-10: Entering the Weddell Sea
  • Day 11-12: Familiar seas, familiar friends
  • Day 13: There and back again
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Antarctic Wildlife Adventure - 23 Days

Sea Spirit

23 days from
$1,147 NZD per day
* Current p/p indicative rate.
Experience the essence of Antarctica: a white wilderness of spectacular icescapes, obliging marine wildlife, scenic narrow channels, …
Next departure on 26 February, 2025

Itinerary (click to show)

  • Day 1: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Day 2: Embarkation in Buenos Aires
  • Day 3-5: South Atlantic Ocean
  • Day 6-7: Falkland Islands
  • Day 8-9: Southern Ocean
  • Day 10-14: South Georgia
  • Day 15-16: Southern Ocean
  • Day 17-21: South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Day 22-23: Drake Passage & Beagle Channel
  • Day 24: Disembarkation in Ushuaia, Argentina
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Crossing 66º South Latitude - Antarctic Circle Expedition

Sea Spirit

14 days from
$1,502 NZD per day
* Current p/p indicative rate.
Experience the essence of Antarctica: a white wilderness of spectacular icescapes, obliging marine wildlife, scenic narrow channels, …
Next departure on 24 January, 2025

Itinerary (click to show)

  • Day 1: Arrival in Ushuaia, Argentina (hotel night)
  • Day 2: Welcome Aboard!
  • Day 3-4: Across the Drake Passage
  • Day 5-12: South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula
  • Day 13-14: Back across the Drake Passage
  • Day 15: Disembarkation in Ushuaia, Argentina
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Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica - 22 Day Expedition

Expedition

22 days from
$1,010 NZD per day
Challenge. Desolation. Unlimited wonder. It’s not difficult to grasp what attracted the great explorers to Antarctica. Get …
Next departure on 22 October, 2024

Itinerary (click to show)

  • Day 1 Arrive Montevideo
  • Day 2 Montevideo/South Atlantic Ocean
  • Days 3–5 South Atlantic Ocean/Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
  • Days 6–7 Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)/Southern Ocean
  • Days 8–9 Southern Ocean/South Georgia
  • Days 10–13 South Georgia/Scotia Sea
  • Days 14–15 Scotia Sea/South Shetland Islands
  • Days 16–19 South Shetland Islands/Drake Passage
  • Days 20–21 Drake Passage/Ushuaia
  • Day 22 Ushuaia
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Quest for the Antarctic Circle - 14 Day Expedition from Ushuaia

Expedition

14 days from
$1,179 NZD per day
A massive rookery of penguins shuffles across a frozen shore; a pod of whales glides through frigid …
Next departure on 21 December, 2024

Itinerary (click to show)

  • Day 1 Ushuaia
  • Day 2 Ushuaia/Drake Passage
  • Days 3–4 Drake Passage/South Shetland Islands
  • Days 5–6 South Shetland Islands/Antarctic Peninsula
  • Days 7–8 Antarctic Peninsula/Antarctic Circle
  • Days 9–11 Antarctic Circle/Drake Passage
  • Day 12 Drake Passage
  • Day 13 Drake Passage/Ushuaia
  • Day 14 Ushuaia
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Spirit of Shackleton - 21 Day Antarctica & South Georgia Expedition

Expedition

21 days from
$1,348 NZD per day
Experience vast penguin rookeries and seal colonies on this awe-inspiring voyage to Antarctica, South Georgia, and the …
Next departure on 11 January, 2025

Itinerary (click to show)

  • Day 1 Ushuaia
  • Day 2 Ushuaia/Beagle Channel
  • Day 3 Beagle Channel/Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
  • Days 4–5 Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)/Southern Ocean
  • Days 6–7 Southern Ocean/South Georgia
  • Days 8–11 South Georgia/Scotia Sea
  • Days 12–13 Scotia Sea/Tierra de O'Higgins, Península
  • Days 14–18 Tierra de O'Higgins, Península/Drake Passage
  • Days 19–20 Drake Passage/Ushuaia
  • Day 21 Ushuaia
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Weddell Sea - In Search of the Emperor Penguin incl. Helicopters

Ortelius

11 days from
$1,870 NZD per day
* Current p/p indicative rate.
A true expedition, our Weddell Sea cruise sets out to explore the range of the Emperor Penguins …
Next departure on 10 November, 2024

Itinerary (click to show)

  • Day 1: End of the world, start of a journey
  • Day 2 - 3: Path of the polar explorers
  • Day 4 - 7: Entering Antarctica
  • Day 8: Drake via Deception Island
  • Day 9 - 10: Familiar seas, familiar friends
  • Day 11: There and back again
  • Day 5 - 6: (Alternate program if the route to Snow Hill Island is free of multi-year pack ice – less than 50 % probability)
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