Ends of the Earth
Owned by no one, visited by a few, Antarctica is the world’s coldest, windiest and wildest continent and truly the world’s ultimate travel frontier.
Magnificent icebergs, carved from the elements into natural ice sculptures float serenely whilst seals bask on their icy shelves. Humpback whales with barnacled heads breach the glassy surface of the ocean and busybody penguins chatter in their thousands. Abandoned shelters of polar explorers, rusting whaling stations and scientific research stations are the only ghosts of man’s presence, and these are few and far between.
A small selection of expedition vessels navigate the waters of Antarctica. There are subtle differences between the cruise ships and the itineraries on offer – from standard 10-day forays to more in-depth expeditions that incorporate the islands of South Georgia and the Falklands. For those who dread the Drake crossing there is even the opportunity to fly. Optional highlights on some itineraries include kayaking, overnight camping on the ice and swimming in the thermal pools of Deception Island.
You Will Love
• The last truly wild frontier
• Incredible solitude and silence
• Epic wildlife
• Ice camping with penguins
• The ghostly relics of bygone explorations
• An outstanding & enriching experience
Antarctica 21 Fly CruiseSet Departure | Arrive by plane, explore by boat
Skip the infamous Drake Passage by flying straight over it, then cruise aboard a specialist vessel, exploring the coldest, highest, windiest, driest, and most remote continent on Earth in the company of naturalists, historians and scientists.
Antarctica: The White Continent with Lindblad Expeditions – National GeographicSet Departure | A National Geographic voyage
A voyage through Antarctica is one of the most exhilarating adventures on Earth. Remote, untrammelled and spectacular, it is a wildlife paradise that lures adventurers to its vast wilderness of ice and snow. Launched in 1958, Lindblad Expeditions brought the first citizen explorers to Antarctica and they remain one of the most highly respected polar outfitters.
Antarctic Awakening with Poseidon ExpeditionsSet Departure | The Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica
‘Antarctic Awakening’ includes the Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica itself, to provide real diversity as you explore the southernmost region on Earth. Encounter immense wildlife, explore the feats of astonishing human endeavour and camp on the ice - this is expedition cruising at its most authentic!
Penguin Safari with Quark ExpeditionsSet Departure | South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula
The 16 day 'South Georgia and Antarctica: Penguin Safari' itinerary is the fastest way to visit the seldom reached South Georgia Island while also setting foot on the great white continent. Soaring mountain peaks, a staggering expanse of ice, ethereal beauty and astonishing wildlife await as you navigate this immense wilderness.
Ends of the EarthItinerary Inspiration | Patagonia & Antarctica
This itinerary inspiration provides the framework for an adventure starting off in Santiago before heading South to Patagonia and to explore the Torres del Paine National Park, before a one-in-a-lifetime adventure on a fly-cruise expedition through Antarctica!
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