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Antarctica Cruises

Antarctica (Photo:Alexey Suloev/Shutterstock)

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Looking for the ultimate cruise adventure? The White Continent is truly the trip of a lifetime. Whether you cross the Drake Passage in a small expedition ship or do a "sail by" on a larger vessel, this magical voyage will not only impress your friends, the otherworldly scenery will touch your soul.

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Sapphire Princess
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Sapphire Princess

16 Night
Cruise to AntarcticaDetails

972 Reviews
Leaving:San Antonio
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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Norwegian Star
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Norwegian Star

14 Night
Cruise to AntarcticaDetails

2,465 Reviews
Leaving:Buenos Aires
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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Diamond Princess
Diamond Princess
Diamond Princess

16 Night
Cruise to AntarcticaDetails

Leaving:San Antonio
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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Sapphire Princess
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Sapphire Princess

16 Night
Cruise to AntarcticaDetails

Leaving:Buenos Aires
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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Viking Polaris

12 Night
Cruise to AntarcticaDetails

Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Viking Expeditions
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Viking Polaris

12 Night
Cruise to AntarcticaDetails

Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Viking Expeditions
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Viking Octantis

18 Night
Cruise to AntarcticaDetails

Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Viking Expeditions
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Viking Octantis

12 Night
Cruise to AntarcticaDetails

Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Viking Expeditions
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National Geographic Explorer

19 Night
Cruise to AntarcticaDetails

46 Reviews
Leaving:Buenos Aires
Cruise Line:Lindblad Expeditions
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Fram

18 Night
Cruise to AntarcticaDetails

Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
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Fridtjof Nansen

17 Night
Cruise to AntarcticaDetails

Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
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Silver Wind

12 Night
Cruise to AntarcticaDetails

Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Silversea Cruises
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Fridtjof Nansen

17 Night
Cruise to AntarcticaDetails

Leaving:Santiago
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
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Silver Cloud Expedition

15 Night
Cruise to AntarcticaDetails

Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Silversea Cruises
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Crystal Endeavor

14 Night
Cruise to AntarcticaDetails

Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
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Le Boreal

13 Night
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Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Ponant
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Silver Cloud Expedition

11 Night
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Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Silversea Cruises
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Silver Wind

22 Night
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Leaving:Buenos Aires
Cruise Line:Silversea Cruises
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Crystal Endeavor

19 Night
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Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
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Crystal Endeavor

12 Night
Cruise to AntarcticaDetails

Leaving:Puerto Montt
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
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Silver Wind

18 Night
Cruise to AntarcticaDetails

Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Silversea Cruises
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Silver Explorer

9 Night
Cruise to AntarcticaDetails

Leaving:Antarctica
Cruise Line:Silversea Cruises
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Viking Polaris

17 Night
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Cruise Line:Viking Expeditions
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Silver Cloud Expedition

20 Night
Cruise to AntarcticaDetails

Leaving:Buenos Aires
Cruise Line:Silversea Cruises
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Crystal Endeavor

15 Night
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Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
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What is the best time to cruise to Antarctica?

Summer in Antarctica is winter in the United States, which means the best time to visit is between November and March. Cruise ships don't visit Antarctica during its winter season when temperatures are almost always below freezing, and ice prohibits vessels from reaching land. For more: Antarctica Cruise Tips.

Which cruise lines go to Antarctica?

Besides visiting scientists and native wildlife, Antarctica is uninhabited and undeveloped. But visiting Antarctica offers cruisers some incredibly unique opportunities like mingling with penguins, taking a polar plunge into subzero waters, tent camping on the ice, and whale- and bird-watching. For more: 10 Amazing Things to See and Do on an Antarctica Cruise.

What are some things to do in Antarctica?

Besides visiting scientists and native wildlife, Antarctica is uninhabited and undeveloped. But visiting Antarctica offers cruisers some incredibly unique opportunities like mingling with penguins, taking a polar plunge into subzero waters, tent camping on the ice, and whale- and bird-watching. For more: 10 Amazing Things to See and Do on an Antarctica Cruise.

Do you need a passport to take a cruise to Antarctica?

Yes, a passport is required to cruise to Antarctica. Most sailings depart from Ushuaia in Argentina.

What should I pack for a cruise to Antarctica?

Windproof and waterproof clothing, including a jacket and overpants, with plenty of warm layers are essential. Long underwear, socks, gloves and waterproof boots are highly recommended. Most cruise lines that disembark passengers in Antarctica will provide necessary gear, including thick outerwear.

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