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  • Explore the Antarctic Peninsula
    The most classic of all Antarctica cruises

  • One of the world's most pristine wilderness areas
    Explore from the finest expedition vessels available

  • Get up close & personal
    See wildlife found nowhere else in the world

  • Arouse your sense of discovery

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Antarctic Peninsula Cruises

This is the most popular and classic of all Antarctica cruises. Typically 10 to 12 days in length, these programs allow you to have a full Antarctica experience in a relatively compact time frame. See below for ships that offer Antarctic Peninsula programs and please contact us to speak with one of our Antarctic specialists.

Key Things to Know for Antarctic Peninsula Trips:

The Classic Voyage: See the dramatic landscapes and wildlife for which Antarctica is famous. This is one of the most popular routes for Antarctic travel, and with good reason. The scenery and wildlife are tough to surpass in all of Antarctica.
Accessible: The Peninsula is relatively easy to reach from Patagonia (just under two days over the Drake Passage), and there are a variety of options for cruise lengths and ship styles.
Top Highlights: Deception Island, a place that lives up to its name: the frozen surface hides the geothermic heat of a volcano, creating steaming hot springs in the icy landscape. Paradise Bay, a mirror-like harbor filled with floating ice caps and home to Gentoo penguins and humpback whales. The Lemaire Channel, gateway to the far south Antarctic Peninsula: a spartan, icy wilderness that shelters Orca, humpback, and minke whales.
A variety of wildlife: This is an excellent area for spotting penguins, seals, whales, and sea birds.

Luxury Vessels

The most comfortable, spacious vessels with the finest amenities and food.

Sea Spirit

Luxuriously appointed, with spacious suites and great value: a traveler favorite

Duration Days: 11-23 | From: $7,495/per person
Sea Spirit

Magellan Explorer

A new & modern expedition vessel

Duration Days: 6, 8, 10, & 16 | From: $4,995/per person
Magellan Explorer

World Explorer

A new, recently launched, modern and comfortable expedition ship

Duration Days: 8-17 | From: $9,995/per person

Expedition Vessels

These vessels have generally been converted from working ships and have more of an expedition feel. They are still comfortable and pleasant, but they lack some of the amenities and touches found on the luxury ships.

Sylvia Earle

Ocean Adventurer

A contemporary new polar expedition ship, one of the top in its class

Duration Days: 8-20 | From: $9,995/per person
Ocean Adventurer

Ocean Diamond

A modern, stable super-yacht

Duration Days: 11-23 | From: $7,995/per person
Ocean Diamond


An ice-strengthened expedition vessel with comfort and character

Duration Days: 11-20 | From: $7,250/per person

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