The vast icy continent of Antarctica has one of the harshest yet most beautiful natural landscapes on Earth, and it is this harsh environment that attracts intrepid travellers from across the world, arriving to follow in the footsteps of the great polar explorers and stand where very few people have ever stood before.
Antarctica may be one of the most remote destinations in the world, but there are still plenty of incredible sights to appreciate in this boundless land, from deep icy valleys and extensive white plains to an array of Antarctic wildlife and incredible views. Read on to learn more about some Antarctica expedition cruises that are currently available to travellers, sailing to Antarctica with the finest luxury cruise lines for the adventure of a lifetime.
The Silver Explorer will operate voyages to Antarctica for Silversea, sailing to the continent on a round-trip from the Argentinean port of Ushuaia. The ship will cruise and explore a number of Antarctic areas across Drakes Passage and the Antarctic Peninsula, with highlights including the South Shetland Islands, Cuverville Island, Paradise Bay, Petermann Island, Port Foster and Port Lockroy.
On this epic adventure, guests will have the chance to get to the region’s most remote and inaccessible locations using Silversea’s Zodiac vessels, which are specially designed to land in the world’s most difficult to reach ports. Guests will encounter imposing icebergs and colossal glaciers as well as a wealth of wildlife, including whales, seals, penguins and seabirds.
Seabourn offer a number of wonderful Antarctica exploration cruises, usually lasting between 21 and 41 days and often incorporating South American and Patagonian destinations with their itineraries. Departing from South American ports such as Valparaiso in Chile and Argentina’s capital of Buenos Aires, Seabourn Antarctic cruises will visit a number of spectacular destinations across the continent, including King George Island, Paradise Bay, Hope Bay and the Lemaire Channel.
Seabourn also provide their guests with a range of amenities to help enhance their experience in Antarctica, including Zodiac vessels for every landing, digital photography workshops, a warm parka and backpack as well as expert guidance from highly-skilled expedition leaders. The line will also provide special guest speakers on-board and an inspiring enrichment program.
The Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony both operate voyages to Antarctica for Crystal Cruises, providing a luxurious experience on-board to complement the adventurous experience ashore. These magnificent ships will embark from ports including Buenos Aires and Valparaiso, cruising to scenic areas of Antarctica such as Cape Horn, Drake Passage, Elephant Island and the Gerlache Strait.
See the wonders of Antarctica in complete luxury aboard either the Crystal Symphony or Crystal Serenity. Crystal Cruises are renowned for providing ultra-luxury voyages, and with some of the highest standards of luxury in the industry, you are guaranteed an indulgent experience on-board.
If you are interested in embarking on an adventurous luxury cruise to the icy continent of Antarctica, simply call SixStarCruises.co.uk on 0808 202 6105 and speak to our Cruise Concierge team, who will be happy to help you to find your perfect polar expedition.