High Season Antarctic Cruises 2019
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.
Shoulder Season Antarctic Cruises 2019
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.
Antarctica Cruises 2019
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…
Alongside the obvious highlights of the destinations themselves, we like this voyage for this ship’s renowned stability ensuring more comfortable sea days. Combined with a sizeable expedition staff and an extensive programme of activities, Southern Ocean travel doesn’t come much…
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,…
For those who like to plan ahead, which we always recommend when it comes to Antarctica, the winter 2019/20 dates and prices are now available. We've got a wide range of voyages with a choice of 21 small expedition ships.
What our customers think
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
It was an incredible and awe-inspiring place. The place met my expectations and the encounters there exceeded my expectations.
Kushal, UAE March 2018
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
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
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, Gavan & Jenni, Australia February 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