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There's a wide range of voyages to choose from on 27 different expedition ships available for 2025. We recommend you get in touch with us to book your trip ahead of the crowd!

High Season Antarctic Cruises

January is the height of the Antarctic summer. Penguin rookeries are heaving with newly hatched chicks whilst their harried parents flit and scurry around them. In February the already plump chicks seem to dominate the rookeries. In the deep blue whale sightings become more prevalent.

Antarctica in January

Emperor penguin & chick, South Georgia - Antarctica trip cost

January is the peak of the Antarctic summer, so you'll enjoy magical 20+ hours of sunlight each day.  These extra daylight hours gives you more time each day to explore,…

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Antarctica in February

Majestic iceberg in the Crystal Sound, Polar Circle, Antarctica

February's the time for sailing all the way to the Polar Circle, the Sun's rays through December and January having weakened the pack ice significantly enough to allow for …

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Antarctica Cruises in January 2025

Antarctica Cruises in February 2025

Shoulder Season Antarctic Cruises

November is an exciting time of year to be in Antarctica as it's the start of summer when everything seems to be waking up from the long and dark winter. Penguin rookeries are a hive of activity whilst elephant seals are busy battling on South Georgia Island. Come March, as the winter draws closer, you can expect the closest encounters with whales. Watch waddling groups of penguin adolescents and experience an increase in predator activity.

Antarctica in March

Taking a Zodiac ride to Pleneau Bay, Antarctica, in March

March marks the end of the travel season to Antarctica. You'll be able to enjoy the mesmerising colours of blooming green and pink algae against the water and ice, as well as …

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Antarctica in November

Viewing Antarctica from the expedition ship's bow

In November Antarctica opens its arms to the season's first visitors. You'll not only enjoy the excitement of walking on virgin snow, but you'll also appreciate its beauty as you …

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Antarctic Cruises in March 2025

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What our customers think of Antarctica Cruises 2025

Most memorable moment? Seeing the sapphire blue of the incredible icebergs!! Read the full review

Travelled: January 2023

Betsy Shake - USA

This was the most visually impactful trip of my life. There is still a beautiful, magical, unspoiled place in the world! Read the full review

Travelled: January 2023

Robert Winstead - USA


Ready to plan your Antarctic adventure?



We'll spend some time listening to your aspirations, then discuss the kind of experience that might suit you.



Next we'll discuss the options, shortlist the best trips for you and present you our impartial recommendations.



We'll place a 24 hour hold on your preferred option - without obligation - whilst we talk through the details.

With over 150 years of Antarctic experience between us, we can help guide you to exactly the right trip for you.