Antarctica Cruises Restart!

By Expeditions / 06 October 2021

Antarctica Cruises Restart!

News from October 2021: With restrictions easing and Argentina border opening, the Antarctic cruise industry is set to start up again after 21 months of shutdown.

Antarctica Cruises are Back!!

After a long and extremely difficult hiatus during the worldwide pandemic, we are thrilled to let everyone know that expedition cruises are soon returning to the polar waters. We know you all have longed for this moment!  Worldwide vaccination rates are rising fast, infections falling and restrictions easing. Finally, after 21 months, Argentina's borders are to open from November - with no quarantine requirements for vaccinated travellers! Chilean borders will also open, however currently still with a 5 day quarantine (which we hope will be removed soon). We can once again travel to Antarctica!

This fantastic news could not come soon enough, as all travel companies have suffered enormously during the restrictions. With just two months before the start of the Antarctic season, there will be limited ships to start off with, however there are still plenty of options if you are simply itching to fix your polar travel bug!  Needless to say, all ships will feature the highest levels of hygiene protocols and onboard testing to comply with government regulations. Some trips will also offer flight 'travel bubbles' from Buenos Aires. The most important requirement of all - which will be applicable for some time with all international travel - is that cruises are open to Vaccinated Passengers Only

Following is a small sample of some special polar expeditions available to book right now. We know that not everyone is able to start travelling again quite yet, there are some countries that will take slightly longer to come out of restrictions. However patience is a virtue we have all learnt well during the last 18+ months and the important thing to know is that soon this terrible pandemic will be behind us.

Welcome back to the polar regions! Following are some special Antarctica cruises you are able to book right now!


Special Offer 6 Jan

South Shetland Islands and Antarctica

A classic 10-day voyage to the Great White Continent with incredible wildlife, stunning mountain scenery and icebergs in 10 action-packed days

FROM 6990.00
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Last minute 20% discounts

Antarctica - Discovery and learning voyage

A 9 or 10 night Classic Antarctic route on the brand-new expedition ship M/V Hondius, the first-registered Polar Class 6 vessel in the world

NOW 5320.00
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Save $1000 Special Offer

Antarctica Small Ship Expedition: Ocean Nova

A boutique 10 day adventure cruise to Antarctica. Sail to the beautiful Antarctic Peninsula on the small expedition ship Ocean Nova

FROM 6495.00
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Save 25% on 19 Dec departure

Antarctica, South Georgia and Falklands: Ocean Vic

On this extraordinary 19-day voyage, follow in the wake of Shackleton to Antarctica before heading via Antarctic Sound to South Georgia and Falklands

FROM 11250.00
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Special Offer

Antarctic Christmas: M/V Sea Spirit

A white Christmas expedition on board the luxury M/V Sea Spirit with 9 nights onboard discovering the amazing Antarctic Peninsula

NOW 7731.00
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Special Prices 8 March 2022

Antarctic Basecamp M/V Plancius

An Antarctic expedition cruise onboard M/V Plancius with a greater variety of included activities such as climbing, kayaking, hiking and diving

NOW 6800.00
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Special Offers

Antarctic Peninsula: M/V Sea Spirit

A 12 or 13 day expedition on board the luxury M/V Sea Spirit with 10/11 nights onboard discovering the amazing Antarctic Peninsula

NOW 9085.50
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Special Offer Jan 2022 departure

Antarctica, Falklands & Sth Georgia: Sea Spirit

A 21 day expedition to Antarctica and sub-Antarctic on board the luxurious M/V Sea Spirit with 19 nights onboard and one pre-cruise hotel night

NOW 14156.00
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