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Antarctica wildlife cruise holidays. Tours & holidays in 2016 & 2017

You don’t go on Antarctica cruises holidays – you go on an expedition; rolling across an endless ocean to set foot where few dare. The anticipated empty continent reveals itself to be crammed with shifting sights – penguins, seals, and the fluctuations of freshly carved ice – explored more closely from a Zodiac. Back on board, lectures by world-renowned experts reveal the secrets of this otherworldly continent.
Antarctica wildlife cruises

Antarctica wildlife cruise holidays

Antarctica is the least explored place on Earth. You don’t go on holiday there – you go on an expedition; rolling across an endless ocean to set foot where few dare. The anticipated empty continent reveals itself to be crammed with shifting sights – penguins, seals, and the fluctuations of freshly carved ice – explored more closely from a Zodiac. Back on board, lectures by world-renowned experts reveal the secrets of this otherworldly continent.

Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia cruises
The ultimate Antarctic and South Georgia adventure, from £8560 - £16990 (19 days) ex flights
Antarctica expedition cruise
Experience an adventure tour of Antarctica, from £4200 - £4700 (11 days) ex flights
Antarctica vacation, spirit of Shackleton
Visit the historical sites of past Antarctic explorers, from £7999 - £10499 (21 days) ex flights
Antarctica, Falklands & South Georgia icebreaker cruises
Water, wilderness & wildlife in breath-taking perfection, from £4990 - £10350 (20 days) ex flights

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Antarctica cruise, with diving & climbing options
Voyage to the Antarctic Peninsula, from US $8725 - US $13000 (11 days) ex flights
Antarctica and New Zealand Subantarctic Islands Wildlife Cruise
Travel from New Zealand on the ultimate Antarctic voyage, from US $22300 - US $30200 (4 weeks) ex flights
Antarctica cruises
Wildlife expeditions to Antarctica's legendary landscape, from US $4995 - US $35000 (11 days) ex flights
Antarctic cruise and hiking in Chile
Walk in Atacama and Patagonia before cruising Antarctica, from £11075 (4 weeks) ex flights
Antarctica expedition cruise
Classic 10 Day Expedition Cruise to Antarctica, from £3048 (10 days) ex flights
Antarctic Peninsula expedition cruise
Experience an adventure tour of Antarctica, from £9200 (20 days) ex flights
Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctic Circle crossing
Explore the Sub-Antarctic islands and the Antarctic Peninsula, from £12200 - £21100 (23 days) ex flights
Antarctic Peninsula Cruises
An inspiring wilderness & wildlife journey of a lifetime, from £3480 - £7750 (10 days) ex flights
Antarctic Peninsula cruise, 10 days
Join our exclusive charter to Antarctica, from £3495 (10 days) ex flights
Antarctic fly and cruise Circle Crossing
Visit the Antarctic Peninsula, going south of the Antarctic Circle, from £8200 - £12200 (10 days) ex flights
Luxury Antarctica cruise
Cruise to Antarctica without compromising on luxury, from £4029 - £7675 (11 days) ex flights
Antarctica, Falklands & South Georgia cruise
Embark on a cruise across the Antarctic Circle and cross the Drake passage, from £9940 (23 days) ex flights
Antarctic Peninsula crossing the Polar Circle cruise
An inspirational journey across the Antarctic Polar Circle, from £4890 - £9750 (14 days) ex flights
Fly and cruise Antarctica holiday
This exceptional voyage maximizes time exploring in Antarctica, from £6420 - £10300 (12 days) ex flights
Antarctica semi-circumnavigation cruise
Scott & Shackelton Huts, Mount Erebus Helicopter Support, from £12490 (4 weeks) ex flights
Antarctica Peninsula holiday, highlights tour
Discover one of the most popular Antarctic itineraries, from £9901 (23 days) ex flights
Antarctic diving expedition
An Antarctic expedition for divers & non-divers alike, from £4420 (12 days) ex flights
Antarctica cruise
A two week trip to Antarctica, from £4100 - £9500 (11 days) ex flights
South Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula cruise
An island of incomparable beauty, from US $16312 (18 days) ex flights
Antarctica adventure holiday
Amazing sea voyage through the icy wilderness of Antarctica, from £7226 (8 days) ex flights
Antarctica Peninsula, Falklands & South Georgia wildlife holiday
An in-depth exploration of the Antarctic region, from £5904 (14 days) ex flights
Antarctica cruise, Ross Sea & Bay of Whales
Antarctic Expedition to historic sites of the Ross Sea, from US $23500 - US $33000 (5 weeks) ex flights
Antarctica vacation, classic cruise
Experience the world's most remote wilderness, from £3699 - £4999 (11 days) ex flights

23 reviews for Antarctica wildlife cruise holidays4.5 star overall rating

These full and frank independent Antarctica wildlife cruise holidays reviews are from travellers who have booked directly through Responsible Travel. They are not edited by us or any of the companies we work with. Find the real story, from real travellers below.

Antarctic cruise and hiking in Chile
The entire trip was magical and I loved almost every moment. The landings were supplemented with presentations that helped me to put my experiences into the perspective of wider Antarctica issues. (more)Christine Gordon
Respect where you are and its beauty. (more)Edmund Raczkowski
From £11075 excluding flights
Antarctica, Falklands & South Georgia icebreaker cruises
This trip will forever stay in my heart. Incredible. I would go again tomorrow if I got the chance. (more)Helen Connolly
Fantastic - it's more than a holiday and is so different to anything else I have ever done. South Georgia is an amazing place. The beaches were packed with tens of thousands of penguins and they weren't afraid to come right up to us. The scenery in Antarctica is beautiful. (more)rebecca allcock
Every part of the holiday was memorable including animals, birds, scenery, the ship (Polar Pioneer), fellow travellers and expedition team. (more)Christine Brignoni
From £4990 - £10350 excluding flights
Antarctica expedition cruise
Landing on Elephant Island and standing on the exact spot from where Shackleton launched the James Caird was the most memorable moment. (more)JANE MURDOCH
Excellent (more)Andrew Macdonald-Brown
From £3048 excluding flights
Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia cruises
Memorable parts? The highlight of the trip for me was always going to be South Georgia, which has fascinated me for years and entirely lived up to my very high expectations. What a stunningly beautiful place! We were extremely fortunate as we approached the island because there was no cloud cover and we could see the full magnificence of the snowy peaks in all their glory - a rare occurrence apparently. During three whole days around this incredible island, we made a numerous landings and... (more)Roger Bilder
From £8560 - £16990 excluding flights
Antarctica cruises
Memorable parts? Seeing the interplay between the animals, icebergs, glaciers, sea and sky. Tips? First: TAKE THE TRIP TO ANTARCTICA. It is unforgettable. If Miami is not on a direct route to Buenos Aires, fly there directly.Be sure to bring the right clothing. Being out on the water or a hill is COLD with the wrong clothes. Spend as much time on the bridge of the ship as possible. Go to all of the lectures. Meet new people Local benefits? No people to benefit in Antarctica. However,... (more)Stephen Kohn
From US $4995 - US $35000 excluding flights
South Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula cruise
There were many memorable & exciting parts. Just standing on the Antarctic continent for one! Getting close to wildlife. (Actually it was more like wildlife getting close to you - if you sat down penguins would walk right up to you & check you out.) (more)Sara Page
The most memorable part of my holiday was landing on Danger Islands. We got our first real taste of the Antarctic Continent and got beautiful weather. The view of the sea and icebergs was breathtaking. (more)James Keaney
From US $16312 excluding flights
Antarctica vacation, classic cruise
The whole trip from the time we boarded the ship to disembarkation. The most memorable thing was not getting sea sick the ship is that stable...The best ever. (more)David Lohan
This was the most incredible holiday - the staff on our ship were so efficient and hospitable, the landings were well managed and offered a diverse range of activities (hiking, sliding down the slopes on our stomachs, seals/penguins/birds - and the occasional whale), fascinating lectures, and a wonderful small ship environment. (more)Barbara Wilson
From £3699 - £4999 excluding flights
Antarctic diving expedition
Interacting with the wildlife in Antarctica was the most memorable part of the holiday. (more)Robert Pecoraro
All of it was memorable, but if I had to pick it would be my first sight of Antarctica which was at sunrise, wow! And my 30 minute dive with a leopard seal. But it was all amazing. (more)Stacy Valentine
Most memorable was diving around the ice bergs and snorkelling with the leopard seal. Real WOW factor. (more)Judith Bewell
From £4420 excluding flights
Antarctica cruise, with diving & climbing options
GREAT!!!!!!! (more)Krisztina Inczedy
The very first Antarctic landing was a photographer's feast that was totally mindblowing at such an early stage of the trip. (more)Louise Yerbury
The most memorable part of visiting Antarctica has to be (as part of the diving contingent) diving with Leopard Seals on two occasions. (more)Mike McCormack
From US $8725 - US $13000 excluding flights
Antarctica cruise
Excellent. Trip of a lifetime. (more)Audrey Nice
An absolutely stunning holiday thanks, just magic! The most exciting part was very close encounters with whales :0) ... Rate holiday 9/10, excellent! (more)Sally Hawkins
No words that I can write nor pictures that I can show will ever capture the magic, the feeling and the mood of Antarctica. You simply have to go there for that. It was beyond compare utterly beautiful in every way. (more)David Oates
From £4100 - £9500 excluding flights
Antarctica and New Zealand Subantarctic Islands Wildlife Cruise
Memorable parts? The sub antarctic islands, wildlife and the icebergs. Tips? Prepare for a big sea voyage and lots of time to spare. Local benefits? There are no people, but the environment is excellent and getting better as recovery from last 2 centuries of exploitation has taken place. Nz and Aust governments should be congratulated on the feral pest controls. Overall rating? Up there with the big ones. (more)Robert Mock
From US $22300 - US $30200 excluding flights

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really
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