Antarctica Cruises December 2019
By December, the Antarctic summer is in full swing. Long days for exploring, hatching penguin chicks and the return of humpbacks all mark the beginning of High Season.Discover More
The arrival of December ushers in the beginning of high season and the busiest time for wildlife in the whole Antarctic calendar. With the warmer temperatures, the ice is starting to break up allowing exploration of the smaller bays.
November marks the beginning of a new season in Antarctica. Set against the pristine whiteness of early season, the penguins return to their rookeries and busy nesting, while battling Elephant Seals on South Georgia provide plenty of drama.
Still deciding which Antarctic cruise is right for you? Here is a selection of trips to explore, with countless opportunities to experience Antarctica in 2019.
The ultimate Antarctic adventure, this trip is specifically for the active traveller. Spend 6 days kayaking, hiking, camping, mountaineering and snowshoeing, all included in the price. A medium-sized expedition ship acts as your floating ‘basecamp’. Great value for money backed…
With three medium-sized expedition ships and regular departure dates throughout the season, this well priced voyage is a popular option. Across striking landscapes and icy seas your company will include penguins, seals, whales and skuas. For the adventurous, optional kayaking…
Looking for an Antarctic adventure without compromising on comfort and service? Look no further. Benefitting from a $10 million refurbishment, this stylish 110-passenger ship, with its cavernous suites, fine dining and compelling itinerary, offers a very polished Southern Ocean adventure,…
The zodiac excursions and shore landings are what makes Antarctica special. This is what brings you to nature. You get to see the rawness of icebergs up and wildlife up close.
Terrie Mandina United States Of America December 2018
It was an incredible and awe-inspiring place. The place met my expectations and the encounters there exceeded my expectations.
Kushal UAE March 2018
The experience was fantastic, all and more than we had hoped for!! The highlight was the enormity of the scale of the peninsular and the pristine, untouched solitude of the environment. The landscape was overwhelming and all encompassing, with a grandeur that we had not expected.
Sue Australia February 2018
Do not miss the opportunity to visit Antarctica. The quiet. The pristine nature. The fresh and unpolluted air. The clear crystal water. The penguins....I mean where to begin and finish....I am simply speechless. Most of us left crying! Heck I am even going to mention it in my resume.
Yiheli Chile December 2017
Mind blowing, once-in-a-lifetime trip. I would go back in a heartbeat. It far exceeded any expectations I had and I absolutely fell in love.
Deidre New York December 2017
We are back and are slowly getting back to earth! As for the Polar expedition it was "Wow!" everyday. Truly an experience of a lifetime. We were blown away by the calibre of the people taking us around, so very knowledgeable and yet very approachable. Even the captain of the vessel was amazing, turning around the ship to allow for a closer view of whales!!!
Lucien & Marie-Eve South Africa January 2018
Completely satisfied with Swoop's recommendations as to ship and cabins. We found Swoop's recommendations perfect for our trip.
Edwinna & Andre Vanderzanden United States Of America February 2019
It was the most amazing place we have ever been to - the scenery, the wildlife and the pristine environment. And it was definitely up to our expectations plus!
Susan Herron United States Of America December 2018
Booking with Swoop was a pleasure. The guidance was sound and the responsiveness excellent. I will recommend Swoop again.
Carla & Ross Canada January 2018
I am so happy I booked this trip with Swoop Travel. Their responsiveness to questions and gentle reminders of what I need to complete for trip preparation was a service that rates an '11' out of '10'. Thank you for making my 'trip of a lifetime' so much more than I could have imagined.
Sarah Ross United States Of America February 2019