Where to go

Antarctica

Do you dream of visiting a place where only a handful of people before you have been?

A white wilderness at the end of the world, a visit to Antarctica is one of those once-in-a-lifetime experiences which only a lucky few actually get the chance to do. No longer a place solely visited by scientists and researchers, Antarctica can now be reached on luxury expedition cruises which allow those on board to see and experience this stunning region for themselves. In this section and the links below we have run through where to go in Antarctica to see the most.

Antarctica is a haven for nature enthusiasts and photographers, although it is true to say that you don't have to be either of these two things to be swept away by the stunning beauty of this region.

A nesting and breeding site for an incredible array of wildlife including penguins, seals and whales and seabirds, such as albatrosses, petrels and fernals, a luxury expedition cruise offers the unique opportunity of seeing these animals in their natural environment. As if this wasn't enough, those who go to Antarctica cannot fail to be amazed by its awe-astounding icebergs and glaciers and jaw-droppingly beautiful skies at sunset and sunrise.

Expedition cruising has come a long way in the last decades and this once practically unreachable destination is becoming more and more accessible. With the introduction of luxury fly and cruise itineraries, visiting Antarctica no longer requires uncomfortable weeks at sea and can easily be combined with one of our itineraries in Argentina or Chile.

Different cruise itineraries offer different routes through Antarctica so it is worth reading a little about each area to decide which one is right for you.

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    At a glance…Antarctica

  • Size: 11.9m sq km
  • Location: Reached from the southernmost cities of Chile and Argentina
  • Recommended time: 6 to 12 nights
  • Time to visit: October to March
  • Go here for: Wildlife, photography and adventure
  • Further reading...

  • › When to go Antarctica
  • › Itinerary Finder
  • › A Guide to Antarctica
  • Top destinations in Antarctica:

    Our top five hotels in Antarctica:

    1. Ocean Nova

      The Ocean Nova is a comfortable and modern expedition cruise vessel, perfect for those looking to experience Antarctica without spending a fortune. Although accommodation and facilities are more basic than on the luxury cruise ships, the Ocean Nova’s main advantage is that it carries a maximum of... More...

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    2. Hebridean Sky

      The best small luxury-expedition boat in its category, the Hebridean Sky has some of the best facilities, one of the top passenger to crew ratios and all suite accommodation, making it a great choice for those looking for an adventurous cruise without compromising on elegance and on-board comforts... More...

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    3. The Ushuaia

      The Ushuaia is the best value boat that we offer, whilst still providing passengers with an unforgettable experience of one of the most extraordinary places on the planet. Originally built for the US agency NOAA (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration) but has since been refurbished and... More...

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    4. Sea Adventurer

      The Sea Adventurer is a comfortable and classically styled ice-strengthened expedition ship offering a range of different itineraries, including fly and cruise itineraries. Somewhere between the Ocean Nova and the Hebridean Sky, the Sea Adventurer is a good option for those looking for a mix of... More...

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    5. Silver Explorer

      The Silver Explorer is the most luxurious of Antarctica cruise ships, with exceptional personalised service, spacious accommodation, a first-class restaurant and a fantastic on board expedition team.

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