South Pole

Expedition Cruises to Antarctica

South Pole JOURNEYS

EXPEDITION CRUISES TO THE SEVENTH CONTINENT

Discover the most pristine continent on Earth, largely obscured by snow and ice and surrounded by a landscape of glacial glaciers and imposing icebergs. Antarctica has the most nutrient-rich waters in the world, where penguins, albatrosses, seals and especially whales live in large numbers. With an expedition cruise you will visit at least various locations of the southern Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula , the most exotic part of Antarctica with a rich fauna. The many bays, islands and straits with resounding names such as Paradise Bay or Deception Island have very different characteristics. Longer routes lead past the very large icebergs in the Weddell Sea , the Falkland Islands, the tens of thousands of South Georgia king penguins or pass through the Antarctic Circle .

THE EXPEDITIONSHIPS: LUXURIOUS AND SPORTY OPTIONS

Expedition cruises to Antarctica take place from October through March. You travel by well-equipped expedition ship, adapted for safe sailing in the Arctic. The expedition cruises are accompanied by experienced guides who arrange your trip in detail, so that you can enjoy the exceptionally beautiful nature without any worries. On board are accomplished scientists who give lectures and guide you through the various zodiac landings, where you can observe nature up close. The exact route will always be filled in slightly differently, depending on tide and weather conditions. You can opt for large luxury or a very comfortable ship with options for sporting activities, such as kayaking. The desolate location and extreme climate conditions require adaptation and flexibility, as people are insignificant and vulnerable in this rugged icy landscape. It is also possible to reach the polar regions by plane. You save time without compromising the number of days you spend around the peninsula.

Check out the different options for expedition cruises to Antarctica, bearing in mind that this is not the full range. We are happy to inform you personally about all the possibilities.

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We are happy to offer you a travel proposal that fully meets your expectations. The proposed trips on our website are primarily intended as inspiration, and show only a small selection of the possibilities. Tell us your wishes and let us tailor your trip. We are happy to advise you!

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We think it is important – especially now – that you are well informed and travelling with a good feeling. Read more about the latest developments on our Covid-19 page .

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INSPIRATION FOR South Pole

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Drake Passage

The southernmost continent in the world does not just give itself up. Between Fireland and Southern Shetland Islands lies the infamous Drake Passage.

South Georgia

Breathtakingly beautiful sub-Antarctic landscapes and the highest density of wildlife in the world. South Georgia is home to millions of penguins, including the stately king penguins.

Port Lockroy

On the small Goudier Island in the natural port of Port Lockroy stands a former British secret base and research station. The restored base has been opened as a museum.

King George Island

King George Island is the largest island of the Southern Shetland Islands. If you choose a Fly-Cruise, this is the departure point for your cruise in the Antarctic.

Antarctic Sound

The ship seems unseeded among the giant table ice mountains. On the bare rocks live the largest colonies of Adélieping penguins.

Deception Island

Anchoring in the heart of an active volcano? Here you can!

Falkland islands

In the South Atlantic, far from the Argentinian mainland, lie the Falkland Islands. Here you will find a touch of British rural life, surrounded by small islands with a rugged, unspoiled nature.

Paradise Bay, New

A magical landscape of calm water with jagged icebergs, surrounded by glaciers and mountains. The name is well chosen, this is definitely a highlight of your trip!

Lemaire Canal and Wilhelm Archipelago

Steep mountain walls reflect in the calm waters of the Lemaire Canal. On the south side of the exceptionally beautiful strait live the southernmost donkey penguin colonies.

Top accommodations in South Pole

Expedition ship Greg Mortimer

The perfect base for exploring the most remote, unspoilt natural areas

Expedition ship Ocean Albatros and Ocean Victory

Sustainable base for exploring the most remote polar regions

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TRAVEL OPTIONS:

Fly-in

Nature travel

Expedition cruises

TOURING BY South Pole

We are happy to offer you a travel proposal that fully meets your expectations. The proposed trips on our website are primarily intended as inspiration, and show only a small selection of the possibilities. Tell us your wishes and let us tailor your trip. We are happy to advise you!

We think it is important – especially now – that you are well informed and travelling with a good feeling. In our blog you can read the latest developments.

Curious about our inspiration tours?

MORE INFORMATION?

We are happy to help you put together your dream trip. Based on your wishes, our regional specialist will put together a tailor-made trip for you. A travel proposal with highlights you have chosen, the type of accommodation that suits you and the length of travel you wish for. Contact us without obligation. We are happy to advise you!

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