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:
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.
The most comfortable, spacious vessels with the finest amenities and food.
Elegant settings, all-suite accommodations, and impeccable attention to detailDays: 12-22 | From: $7,995/per person
Luxuriously appointed, with spacious suites and great value: a traveler favoriteDays: 11-23 | From: $7,395/per person
Refined and intimate, with the feel of a private yachtDays: 13-21 | From: $8,995/per person
A new & modern expedition vessel (launching late 2019)Days: 6, 8, 10, & 16 | From: $4,995/per person
National Geographic Explorer
A uniquely equipped ice-strengthend vesselDays: 14, 19 or 24 | From: $14,580/per person
Visit Antarctica from one of the must luxurious vessels availableDays: 11, 16 or 17 | From: $13,310/per person
A true 5-star luxury expedition cruise shipDays: 12 or 18 | From: $13,500/per person
Visit Antarctica in style on this truly luxurious vesselDays: 11, 16 or 17 | From: $13,310/per person
Visit Antarctica on a luxurious European vesselDays: 11-22 | From: $13,160/per person
Visit Antarctica on a luxury vesselDays: 11, 16 or 17 | From: $13,310/per person
A new, modern and comfortable expedition ship (launching November 2019)Days: 8-20 | From: $8,495/per person
A new & modern purpose built expedition vessel (launching late 2019)Days: 11-23 | From: $10,500/per person
National Geographic Orion
A well known expedition vessel designed for comfortDays: 14 & 24 | From: $14,880/per person
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.
A contemporary new polar expedition ship, one of the top in its classDays: 8, 11 or 20 | From: $7,895/per person
A modern, stable super-yachtDays: 11-23 | From: $6,895/per person
An ice-strengthened expedition vessel with comfort and characterDays: 10-19 | From: $5,900/per person
An ice-strengthened polar expedition vessel originally built for NOAADays: 10-20 | From: $5,460/per person
An ice-strengthened ship that was formerly a Russian research vesselDays: 11-33 | From: $7,950/per person
A modern & comfortable expedition vesselDays: 6, 8 & 10 | From: $4,695/per person
A comfortable, well-appointed small expedition shipDays: 10-23 | From: $6,695/per person
A comfortable, safe expedition vesselDays: 11-19 | From: $11,295/per person
A Polar Class 6 ice-strengthened expedition vessel (launching 2019)Days: 10-23 | From: $6,500/per person
A strong expedition vessel for cruising Antarctica watersDays: 10 or 12 | From: $5,350/per person
Why travel to Antarctica with Vaya
Our reviews are second to none
Read why our discerning travelers rate us 5 stars. View testimonials