Luxury Antarctica Itinerary

Antarctica: Like Visiting Another Planet, in Sumptuous Luxury

Embark on the voyage of a lifetime to discover Antarctica with this exclusive 10-day luxury cruise, setting sail from the picturesque Puerto Williams to discover the wildlife and terrain of the 7th continent. This is your chance to see the most wondrously alien part of the planet in unparalleled comfort and opulence. 

When the darkness of winter lifts, and the frozen grip on the land begins to yield, life arrives here in full force. Penguins and seals come to breed and raise their young. Whales frolic and feed in the rich waters. Albatross circle on their never-ending quest for food, while orca and leopard seal take their place at the top of the food chain.

Witness the awe-inspiring beauty of this icy wonderland from the lap of luxury as expert guides lead you on excursions to encounter penguins, seals, and whales up close, conjuring ever-lasting memories. Sailing onward, you’ll enter the turquoise waters of the South Shetland Islands, a haven for biodiversity where you can explore the rarest of flora and fauna in their natural habitats.  

Entering the Drake Passage and watching the distant cliffs of the peninsula known as the ‘End of the World’ fade into the horizon, is an experience equal parts epic, eerie and magical. Antarctica Sound and Peninsula unfold before your eyes, revealing a world of pristine icebergs, glaciers, and majestic wildlife.  

On-board amenities cater to your every need and desire, ensuring sumptuous relaxation after each day of exploration and adventure. So, immerse yourself in the magic of the Antarctic landscape, bask in the luxury of well-appointed cabins and exquisite cuisine prepared by renowned chefs. Each day promises new experiences and breathtaking vistas, making this the most special of high-end expedition cruises.

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KEY FACTS
PEAK TIME

November-February

PRICE

From GBP £7,750 USD $9,222 pp excl. flights

IDEAL LENGTH

12 days

FLIGHT TIME

19 hours 10 mins from London
18 hours 30 mins From NYC

CURRENCY

Pound sterling or US dollars

LANGUAGE

English

Where you'll go
Lemaire Channel. See it with our best Antarctica cruise.

Lemaire Channel

Port Lockroy

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Deception Island

Paradise Bay one of the highlights of Antarctica exploration

Paradise Bay

Danko Island

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GEOGRAPHICAL FACT

The Lemaire Channel is renowned for its stunning natural beauty, characterised by towering glaciers, snow-capped mountains, and pristine waters. It is often referred to as the “Kodak Gap” because of its breathtaking and photogenic landscapes.

The itinerary

Exploring the 7th Continent 

Few voyages ignite the imagination like a journey to one of the planet’s most remote, extreme and enchanting wildernesses. An adventure in its purest form, only a handful of people will ever be lucky enough to experience the majestic beauty of these bizarre landscapes first-hand – and you’ll have the opportunity to get up close in a Zodiac, kayak or on a hike. Come face-to-face with stadium-sized islands of ice, watch colonies of Gentoo penguins waddle around, and cape petrels sweep overhead as you watch in wonder from your very own giant snow-globe.

Wildlife spotting

Cruise between the monumental icebergs of the Drake Passage and traverse the glassy waters of this strange continent where penguins and whales roam unperturbed. Then at the South Shetland Islands, where several countries maintain research bases and, spot plump elephant seals, crowds of Gentoo, Chinstrap Penguins who call the islands home and make the least populated place on Earth feel almost crowded! On reaching the blanched mountain peaks covering the Antarctic Peninsula, you’ll find thousands of adorable Adelie penguin pairs thriving in the peninsula’s unique setting.

The Lemaire Channel

Cruising through the majestic Lemaire Channel is an unparalleled Antarctic experience. Encased by towering, snow-capped peaks, this narrow waterway offers a surreal journey amidst breathtaking icebergs and wildlife. As your expedition ship glides through the channel’s serene waters, you’ll witness nature’s grandeur at its best. Penguins, seals, and whales often grace the scene, making it a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. Navigating through this icy marvel promises a voyage filled with awe and unforgettable moments.

Huge icebergs

Are you a fan of getting up close to astoundingly large chunks of floating ice? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Skyscraper-sized icebergs salute you as you traverse the waters of this continent. The Antarctic Sound is a raw, sensory assault of imposing iceberg slabs, broken away from the disintegrating Larsen Ice Shelf, and as you reach the vast peninsula, you’ll witness the icy monoliths up close, along with blue-hued glaciers slowly slipping from their strongholds.

Specialist guides

What makes the guides on these trips so special is not only their knowledge and qualifications – many are marine biologists, anthropologists, ornithologists, climatologists, historians, even nature photographers – but also their passion and curiosity about Antarctica, and their enthusiasm for sharing it. You’ll find them on the top deck in the Science Room or in the lecture theatre giving fascinating talks. While off the ship, you’ll find them expertly steering the Zodiac, helping you get your kayak onto shore or strategically steering you towards penguin or seal colonies. They’re always available to provide information, answer questions and make your cruise as special as possible.

Kayaking, hiking & wildlife

Embark on an extraordinary adventure in Antarctica, where kayaking, hiking, and wildlife encounters create unforgettable moments. Glide through icy waters on a kayak, surrounded by towering glaciers and curious penguins. Explore pristine landscapes through exhilarating hikes, witnessing the continent’s raw beauty up close. Amidst this frozen wonderland, encounter diverse wildlife, from playful seals to majestic whales, adding a touch of wilderness to your exploration. This immersive experience in Antarctica promises an unparalleled blend of adventure and natural marvels.

The itinerary

Accommodation

Where to stay

Nothing but the best. On this suggested Antarctica itinerary these are our handpicked, tried-and-tested choices.

Magellan Explorer,Expedition Ship

The Magellan Explorer fuses epic polar exploration with high-grade sustainability. Purpose-built for navigating Antarctica's icy waters, this vessel ensures a low environmental impact while providing unparalleled experiences for adventurers.

From comfortable cabins to excellent dining, every detail caters to explorers seeking comfort amid the extremes, while the ship's intimate size fosters a close-knit community and enables landings in remote areas.

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