One Ocean Antarctica
The White Continent
This peaceful solitary mass at the end of the world lures adventurers to its vast wilderness of ice and snow and never lets go. Dramatic images of monolithic blue glaciers, carved by the elements over time into surreal shapes and harbouring massive colonies of seabird and penguins, or of humpbacks, and elephant seals poking their noses out of the frigid waters.
Sailing in comfort aboard either the Akademik Ioffe or the Akademik Sergey Vavilov, spend from 8 - 19 nights exploring some of the most dramatic scenery in the world. Activities can include hiking, sea-kayaking, snow-shoeing, camping on the ice, Zodiak excursions and impressive bird watching. Although the White Continent, as the Antarctic Peninsula is often known, is the focus of many of these journeys, expeditionary cruises can also call in to explore the history and wildlife of the Falkland Islands, and the magnificent and totally amazing penguin and other bird sanctuaries of South Georgia - with over 200,000 King penguins here, this is not to be missed!
If short on time join one of the new Fly/Cruise options where you fly to either Stanley in The Falkland Islands, or King George Island on the Peninsula, pick up your expedition vessel and then at the end of your journey, fly back to Punta Arenas in southern Chile.
A host of on-board experts give talks along the way on such topics as photography, birds of the Southern Ocean, painting & drawing, Shackelton & history of the Antarctic, ice & geology and the Antarctic Treaty.
The abundance of wildlife on all cruises is truly extraordinary including numerous seal species, massive rookeries of gentoo, Adelie, king, macaroni, rock-hopper and chinstrap penguins, as well as a profusion of seabirds from albatross to skuas. Experience nature up close and personal on frequent excursions inland.
Antarctica gets under your skin like no other place on Earth
Why we like it
- Explore the edge of the world
- Incredible wildlife sightings
- Exciting zodiac excursions
- Hiking, Kayaking & Snow-shoeing
- Inspiring on board talks by experts
- Expeditions operate October to March
- Choose from 9 expedition itineraries
- Options to sea kayak and spend a night camping on Antarctica