5 reasons to visit Antarctica at Christmas

  1. A guaranteed white Christmas
  2. It's a wonderful time to visit, just as the penguin chicks are hatching
  3. Over 22 hours of daylight each day maximises time to explore
  4. You may be able to take advantage of public holidays in the Christmas break
  5. By late December/ early January humpback whales have returned to Antarctica
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Swoop says

We love the end of December, it usually has the best weather and then there's the suspense of seeing penguin chicks that have just hatched - an incredible sight. Keep your binoculars handy! 

Our Favourite Christmas Cruises

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What our customers think

Christmas morning. Waking up to kayak in water surrounded by ice chunks. A minke whale pops up right as we are switching the zodiacs. The sun came out for the first time and it was magical. Read the full review

Katie Salva United States Of America December 2019

Being on Antarctica, seeing the Penguins and Seals - these were priceless moments with my family. Read the full review

Ken Toy United States Of America December 2019

Antarctica in December

Christmas in Antarctica

A fantastic time to visit the 7th Continent for a guaranteed white Christmas! Enjoy festive hosting onboard your expedition vessel, as well as plenty of wildlife sightings to keep your experience magical. The weather is excellent in the festive time period, and with penguin chicks beginning to hatch, you'll certainly have lots of photographs to treasure your time at the end of the world.

Christmas Antarctica Cruises in 2021

Christmas Antarctica Cruises in 2022

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