Adventure Travel, Antartica, Destinations, Expedition Cruises

February 17, 2023

The Best Antarctica Cruises

Taking a cruise to Antarctica is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Who wouldn’t want to step foot on the world’s most remote continent, right? The good news is that traveling there is getting easier and easier, and today, you have several cruise options to choose from. But which one is the best?

Everyone travels differently, so we’re going to talk about a few different cruises and compare what they offer. Grab your camera, and let’s see some penguins!

Adventure Cruise with Aurora Expeditions

Aurora Expeditions offers adventure-packed  12-day  and 18-day trips to Antarctica. Unlike other cruises that stop off at additional locations like the Falkland Islands, Aurora’s vessel will take you straight down to the Antarctic Peninsula to maximize your time exploring the continent. The price of the cruise includes a cozy cabin, three daily meals, and an endless supply of snacks and soft drinks. 

Each day, you’ll go on Zodiac rides, take guided walks, and have interesting lectures on all things Antarctica. Passengers have the option of adding on activities like sea kayaking, snorkeling, and camping–yes, you can camp in Antarctica!

The ships used for the 12 and 18-day trips are spacious yet compact enough to feel like you’re on a real expedition. You’ll have access to a spa, fitness facility, and lounge areas–count me in!

Luxury Cruise to Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and Antarctica with A&K

Why only see Antarctica when there are other fascinating destinations just a stone’s through away? Abercrombie and Kent have an 18-day luxury cruise that’ll take you from Ushuaia, Argentina, to the Falkland Islands to South Georgia to the Antarctic Peninsula. It’s truly the ultimate experience. 

Although there will be multiple days at sea, you’ll be more than comfortable on Le Lyrial – a luxurious vessel made for adventure. On the ship, there’s a movie theater, lovely lounge areas, and elegant dining space. This is, by far, the most comfortable cruising option. If you want to cruise in luxury but only want to visit Antarctica, consider A&K’s 14-day trip that’ll take you as far as Marguerite Bay on the Antarctic Peninsula!

Cruise to Antarctica with Quark Expeditions

If a multiweek trip is a little too long or expensive for you, Quark Expeditions has the perfect 8-day cruise! Your vessel will cross the Drake Passage as quickly as possible and get you to King George Island, where you’ll have your first look at Antarctic geography. Your expedition team will take you on Zodiac rides, shore landings, and hikes around some of the most beautiful locations in the area.

Quark is the first company to offer stand-up paddleboarding as an adventure activity in Antarctica, so you could be one of the few people in the world lucky enough to have done it. But if that’s not your thing, you can also sign up for kayaking and camping. 

Although the trip is only eight days, you’ll be amazed at how much you’ll get to see and do!

The Trip of a Lifetime!

Exploring Antarctica is like a dream you never want to wake up from. The experiences you have on your trip will stay with you for the rest of your life, and that’s what traveling is all about! When you’re ready to book your trip, send me a message, and we’ll get everything ready to go for you.

Share this post

On the WGT blog, we’re bringing you our best “insider secrets” for immersive travel. Come behind the scenes with us as we share stories from the road and what’s making our clients happy right now. Browse the latest sample itineraries, our tried-and-tested travel tips, and destination inspiration.

welcome to our

inside scoop

ADventure travel


Expedition Cruises

Unlock the Ultimate Guide to Sustainable Luxury Travel

Get the Book

Ready to elevate your travel game while making a positive impact? Discover the secrets to planning a sustainable luxury trip that doesn't compromise on experience or ethics. Grab our must-read e-book and learn how to blend opulence with responsibility, creating a journey that's as unforgettable as it is conscientious. Don't just travel—travel better. Download now and start your next extraordinary adventure with a purpose!