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Antarctica Cruises

If you ever wanted to be an astronaut and visit distant, ice covered planets, but you just missed the final cut, you can still redeem yourself and partially fulfill those dreams by taking an expedition cruise to the "White Continent," ANTARTICA. And the best part about it is; you won’t have to do it in one of those cramped, little old space capsules. Unlike the early Antarctic explorers, these days, you can combine luxury with adventure.

Antarctica is one of the most pristine wildernesses on this planet. Table shaped ice bergs of all sizes, ten thousand foot peaks rising out of the sea, brilliant turquoise glaciers, and long summer days with brilliant colors as dusk quickly turns back into daylight. And unlike those planets in deep space, the continent is filled with an unbelievable amount of wildlife. There are penguin colonies with tens of thousands of breeding pairs, under the watchful eyes of albatrosses, whose 10-13 foot wing spans allow them to soar and glide over hundreds of miles of ice covered landscapes. You can find colonies of Elephant, Weddell, Leopard and Fur seals, basking on the edge of an ice flow. Humpback , Minke, and Orca whales can be seen breaking the surface of the water up to their full lengths.

Ushuaia, Argentina is the typical departure point for Antarctica cruises. These 10-21 day journeys include a two-day crossing of the Drake Passage. Peninsula trips always include the Shetland Islands, while the longer trips (18-21) days include South Georgia and the Falkland Islands and add more time at sea. Trips primarily go to ice-free coastal zones from November to March, during the continent’s summer. Day light can extend up to 20 hours plus and temperatures can occasionally climb into the 40’s along the peninsula.

Basically, you will be sailing across a lot of water to your first destination. Although the accommodations and food service are excellent on most of the ships, you can forget the fancy disco, gambling casinos and glitzy floor shows. These cruises are about the wildlife, scenery and meeting new friends. So, during the passage, educate and entertain yourself by attending onboard presentations on topics such as seabirds, whales, seals, geology, glaciology, history taught by shipboard experts on Antarctica, such as naturalist and scientist. Your particular cruise line may even add courses in photography, because your camera may be the most important part of your personal gear on board. Weather and time permitting, the crew transports passengers from the ship to land in Zodiac landing craft. These are large rubber boats with motors from which you can get close up and personal with a lot of the wild life in the area. Landings are typically geared toward the large penguin colonies, but may also provide great views of resting seals. Always remember that weather and ice rule! Plans and itineraries can change at any given time.

Your return trip to the embarkation port may not be as exciting as a fiery reentry at 25,000 mph, but it will be quite and comfortable, leaving you time to reminisce and share memories with new found friends about all of the glorious adventures you have just experienced.

Antarctica Cruises Deals

Silversea Cruises - up to 20% Savings Early Booking BonusDeal Details

Silversea Cruises - up to 20% Savings Early Booking Bonus

Book and pay in full by November 30th, 2021 and save up to 20% on select voyages*

Whether you dream of a luxurious voyage with lavish surroundings or a thrilling expedition to the most remote places on the planet, take time now to plan ahead and save up to 20% on selected cruises. With voyages sailing to over 900 immersive destinations on all seven continents, the choices are remarkable and the savings are, too. Especially with everything else our fares include, from ocean-view suites, wines and spirits throughout the ship to free WiFi, included gratuities, a butler for every suite and more. *Excluding Full World Cruises.

Atlas Ocean Voyages - 5% Military SavingsDeal Details

Atlas Ocean Voyages - 5% Military Savings

In appreciation of your service, Atlas offers 5% savings to ALL military service members, active, reserved or retired on all sailings and accommodations.

Silversea Cruises -  Single FaresDeal Details

Silversea Cruises - Single Fares

Silversea is delighted to welcome solo travelers aboard our intimate ships with single supplements at only 25% above our Silver Privilege Fares. For single occupancy, a 25% single supplement will be added to the cruise fare for suite categories up to Midship Veranda on Silver Cloud Expedition and Silver Wind, Veranda 4 on Silver Shadow and Silver Whisper, Deluxe Veranda on Silver Spirit and Silver Muse, Vista on Silver Explorer and Explorer Class on Silver Galapagos. Every voyage includes a champagne Welcome Reception, to make it easier to meet and mingle with solo travelers, and on select voyages, Gentlemen Hosts are also available as dance partners or dinner companions. All-inclusive fares include a spacious, ocean-view suite, personalized butler service, complimentary wines and spirits, fine dining, sophisticated enrichment and entertainment programs, and all onboard gratuities.

Silversea Cruises - Venetian Society SailingsDeal Details

Silversea Cruises - Venetian Society Sailings

When you complete your first Silversea voyage, you become part of an exclusive circle of friends — the Venetian Society. Membership in Silversea's cruise loyalty programme is an open door to a world of exclusivity, an extraordinary fellowship of international travellers who enjoy the Silversea lifestyle while exploring the world in luxurious fashion and receiving members-only benefits and cruise rewards. This could include 5% off on every cruise, additional savings on select sailings, onboard recognition, invitations to private events and ship visitation privileges.

Silversea Cruises - Antarctica BridgeDeal Details

Silversea Cruises - Antarctica Bridge

Fly in style to the last continent and indulge in 100% Antarctic beauty. Antarctica can be closer than you think. Skip the Drake Passage to fly Business Class from Punta Arenas straight to Antarctica. Let Silver Explorer take you across the continent, immersed in the otherworldly beauty of the most extreme latitudes on the planet.

Start your cruise in the heart of Antarctica. Fly Business Class from Punta Arenas and skip the Drake Passage. Just one of the many advantages of the Antarctica Fly'n'Cruise.

Silversea Cruises - Antarctica All InclusiveDeal Details

Silversea Cruises - Antarctica All Inclusive

Travel on the ultimate journey of a lifetime, and let us look after the details. Our all-inclusive Antarctica cruises are simply the best in the business - no other cruise line includes so much!. With complimentary in-country flights, transfers, pre-cruise hotel, butler service, award winning food and wine, not to mention shore experiences, Zodiac cruises and a team of experienced Expert Leaders, Silversea is the only real choice when it comes to Antarctica luxury cruises. So come and join us on the last continent. It’s all inclusive.

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