Antarctic Cruises

Discover the extraordinary wilderness of Antarctica on
an epic once-in-a-lifetime expedition in sophisticated elegance

From mesmerising icebergs and dramatic glaciers to glassy fjords and mountain peaks, your journey around the White Continent will enthral and amaze both on board and ashore.

Magnificent albatrosses accompany you through this pristine environment, while the complete silence is broken up by hooting penguins. Get up close to lounging seals, admire unique birdlife, breaching whales, and visit historic sites accompanied by polar experts. This is like no place you’ve visited before but a place worth visiting along with the Arctic. We have created a blog piece to answer all your questions about Antarctica. 

Buenos Aires
At the centre of Argentina’s cosmopolitan capital known as "The Paris of South America" is the Plaza de Mayo, a tree-lined public square bordered by stately 19th-century buildings including the pink Casa Rosada presidential palace. But this growing metropolis is as much about its neighbourhoods (barrios) and cafe culture as it is about European architecture and grand boulevards. Each district has its own character - none more so than lively La Boca, where tango dancers perform their improvised steps in the streets, especially in the tiny El Caminito. Ships dock into the regenerated Puerto Madero barrio, a waterfront development with upmarket restaurants in former dockland buildings alongside sleek, modern constructions. Be sure to visit the handsome district of Recoleta, famous for its cemetery (Eva “Evita” Peron is buried here), and home to exclusive shops and restaurants. Other classic Buenos Aires experiences include dining at a parilla (steakhouse) with a glass of Argentinian Malbec in hand or shopping for leather gaucho belts.
Falkland Islands
Coming to the Falklands is a real adventure, and you are sure to be captivated by the islands’ unique character and abundant birdlife. Beaches filled with the cacophony of rockhopper, gentoo and king penguin colonies are a treat for any visitor on shore. While at sea you might spot dolphins leaping and the occasional spout of a pilot whale, as well as elephant seals lounging on Sea Lion Island. This rugged and remote archipelago in the South Atlantic comprises two main islands, East Falkland and West Falkland, and more than 776 smaller islands, including Sea Lion, Carcass and Saunders Islands. A British overseas territory, with foreign affairs handled by the British Government, the self-governing Falklands relies on tourism alongside its traditional industries of sheep farming and commercial fishing.
Anyone familiar with Britain’s trademark red post boxes and manicured gardens might spot a resemblance in this British outpost. Stanley, on East Falkland, is the tiny capital of the Falkland Islands and is small enough to get around on foot. Near the sheltered harbourside, you can visit The Historic Dockyard Museum with galleries devoted to maritime history and exploration including the 1982 Falklands War and Antarctic heritage or pop into the post office for a first-day cover stamp collection. Magellanic penguins gather in hordes at nearby Gypsy Cove, and sea lions and dolphins frolic in the harbour.
We offer stylish spaces
to socialise, relax or or enjoy precious private moments, as you take in the vistas of this magical destination through floor-to-ceiling windows. From the comfort of your cabin or the ship’s cleverly placed viewing areas and our Swan's nest observation deck, you will get a chance to admire magnificent bird life and spot leopard seals snoozing on the ice. Your journey on our Antarctic cruise takes in the Drake Passage, unmissable penguins on King George Island in the South Shetland Islands and the spectacular iceberg-filled Weddell Sea on your way to the Antarctic Peninsula. Keep an eye out for breaching whales, impressive albatrosses and several types of seal that inhabit this icy environment.
Coming ashore to these remote islands by Zodiac
as you connect with nature and marvel at waddling penguins, marine birds and other captivating wildlife, is an experience you will never forget. Our expert polar guides will walk with you along beaches where elephant seals bask and “burp” and around snowy islands draped in virgin snow. There will also be opportunities to walk up gentle slopes for breathtaking views of this wondrous, unspoilt landscape. However you choose to spend your day one thing is guaranteed… This unforgettable polar cruise will leave memories that will last a lifetime.
Immerse yourself in the extraordinary wilderness
of the world’s seventh continent on an epic expedition cruise on board the boutique ice-class ship. Antarctica is a never-to-be-forgotten destination where each day brings moments beyond compare. From icebergs that appear on the horizon like fairytale palaces to icy blue glaciers and soaring mountain peaks, your adventure cruise around the White Continent will enthral and amaze. On board your sumptuous ship you will enjoy superlative service, fabulous fine-dining, and all the luxury amenities one would expect of a five-star cruise. In between magical trips ashore there will be opportunities to immerse yourself in fascinating enrichment presentations given by our wildlife experts in our research lab.
Our Cruise Itineraries
Antarctic Peninsula Discovery
Travel across the legendary Drake Passage to the frozen Antarctic Peninsula, where you'll discover mesmerizing icy wonders like the Gerlache Strait and the magnificent Antarctic Sound. Step ashore, meet curious penguins and explore otherworldly landscapes. Sail on Zodiac boats through ice-choked waters, searching for seals, whales and seabirds. And journey alongside polar specialists as you share in their vast knowledge of these isolated regions.
Antarctic Peninsula Odyssey
Sail across the notorious Drake Passage to discover the dazzling frozen wonders of the Antarctic Peninsula. Explore the White Continent’s breathtaking landscape, with its free-floating tabular icebergs, massive glaciers, and awe-inspiring ice cliffs. You’ll encounter extraordinary wildlife on your adventures too, such as elephant seals, humpback whales, and thousands of Adélie penguins. Live your Antarctic dream on a voyage you’ll never forget!
Spirit of Antarctica
Cross the Drake Passage on your voyage to the incredible Antarctic Peninsula. This frozen wonderland is home to unparalleled beauty – breathtaking rugged coastlines, enchanting blue icebergs, and endless wind-carved snow. Head for shore on a Zodiac to take fantastic photos of busy gentoo penguins, graceful leopard and Weddell seals, and magnificent kelp gulls and skuas. Connect with the natural world in an environment that’s truly like no other.