Antarctica Cruises

Follow in the footsteps of Shackleton

Set your sights on one of the most remote and beautiful landscapes in all the world: Antarctica, a continent of ice and snow. Comprised of towering glaciers and breathtaking mountains, the expanses of the Antarctic Circle stretch across miles and miles of stunning scenery, with both land and sea boasting an incredible wealth of iconic wildlife. When you take a cruise to Antarctica, you can be sure that you'll be making memories to treasure for a lifetime.

Handcrafted Cruise Packages

Seabourn

11 Nights The Great White Continent

  • 07 Feb 2024 - 19 Feb 2024
  • 11 Nights Seabourn Pursuit
  • 1 Nights in Buenos Aires
  • Fly Cruise

12 nights including British Airways flights from £11,272 per person

Quark Expeditions

Epic Antarctica: Crossing the Circle via Falklands and South Georgia

  • 17 Dec 2024 - 07 Jan 2025
  • 21 Nights Ultramarine

21 nights from £25,042 per person

Swan Hellenic

Antarctic Peninsula Discovery

  • 22 Feb 2024 - 03 Mar 2024
  • 8 Nights SH Vega
  • 2 Nights in Buenos Aires
  • Fly Cruise

10 nights including British Airways flights from £9,836 per person

Quark Expeditions

South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula: Penguin Safari

  • 07 Jan 2025 - 23 Jan 2025
  • 16 Nights World Explorer

16 nights from £13,482 per person

Ponant

Emblematic Antarctica

  • 25 Jan 2024 - 05 Feb 2024
  • 10 Nights Le Boréal
  • 1 Nights in Buenos Aires
  • Fly Cruise

11 nights including British Airways flights from £12,347 per person

Helpful Tips to Know Before You Go

  • Be aware that the weather in Antarctica is unpredictable, and itineraries may often change last minute due to difficult conditions. For this reason, it's recommended you take every opportunity to go ashore, just in case your later plans have to be changed.
  • Choose your shore activities based on your capabilities. Some hikes and activities in Antarctica can be very physically demanding, so be sure to select excursions that will be enjoyable for you. Be sure to pre-book them as well.
  • Despite all the snow and ice, Antarctica is the driest continent on the planet. You'll want to keep well-hydrated just as you would in any other desert.
  • Pack carefully. Antarctica is generally a cold destination, but you'll want to be flexible with your clothing. Bring layers that can be removed if you get too hot, or bundled on if you get too cold.
  • Sunburn is a very real risk when spending time around lots of snow and ice, so be sure to pack sun cream and apply it carefully to any exposed skin, particularly on your face and ears.
  • Spend plenty of time out on deck. It might be cold, but that's the best way to see the wildlife and natural beauty of Antarctica.

Things To Do

  • Hike across magnificent landscapes. The allure of Antarctica is in its incredible natural beauty, so you'll want to take the chance to explore it yourself. Take guided hikes across icy expanses, witnessing glaciers and mountains and ice fields alike.
  • Kayak or boat around the coast. Wherever your itinerary calls, you can guarantee there will be amazing boat excursions available. Kayak through the icy waters, or take zodiac tours along the coastlines of your port of call, glimpsing whales, penguins, and seals.
  • Dive in the incomparable Antarctic waters. Experienced divers won't want to miss out on this incredible experience, diving below the deep blue icy sea to witness ice formations and wildlife that can be seen nowhere else on Earth.
  • Learn about the wonders of Antarctica. Your expedition leaders and guides will have plenty of knowledge to share on the landscape and life in this magnificent place, and no Antarctic cruise would be complete without taking your fill.
  • Take a helicopter flight over Antarctic mountains, witnessing a world of ice and snow roll by beneath you. Truly a special and unforgettable experience; if this is available on your itinerary you won't want to miss it.

Why Book With Kenwood Travel

With over 45 years of experience in crafting incredible holidays, you can be sure that our travel experts will provide the ultimate cruise to Antarctica. From helping you select the best itinerary for your needs, to helping you with all the details, we'll make arranging your dream voyage as simple as can be. You can rest easy knowing that all cruises with us are ATOL and ABTA protected, giving you peace of mind on your life-changing cruise in Antarctica.

Ports of Call & Places to Explore

Antarctic Peninsula

Antarctic Peninsula

800 miles long, the icy expanse of the Antarctic Peninsula stretches from the north of the continent in the direction of South America. Here you'll marvel at the characteristic beauty of the Antarctic, witnessing vast glaciers and desolate snowy mountains. Spot penguins, minke and humpback whales to make a truly unforgettable experience.

Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands

Off the coast of South America, the Falklands are a stunning archipelago brimming with natural wonders. Home to many penguin species as well as plenty of seabirds and elephant seals, this is an incredible port of call for those looking to spot some wildlife. Many species of whale and cetacean have been recorded in the waters here, and the islands themselves boast gorgeous scenery that will make any trip worthwhile.

Weddell Sea

Weddell Sea

Famed for its tabular icebergs and fantastic wildlife, the Weddell Sea is only accessible via a handful of cruises each year. Vast colonies of Adélie penguins nest here, and even the iconic Emperor penguins. Seals may also be spotted at various times of year, including the Weddell seal that takes its name from this region. A stop by this ice-choked landscape is not to be missed.

South Georgia Island

South Georgia Island

One of the least-visited islands on Earth, any itinerary that calls here is certainly something unique.  An abundant crowd of wildlife calls this island home or visits its waters, from the king penguins and magnificent albatross to a variety of seals. Kayak through the glacial waters, learn about the history of the exploration of the island, and more.

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Our dedicated team brings years of expertise to curating unforgettable cruise holidays, ensuring that every aspect of your voyage is nothing short of perfection.

Emma Sanger-Horwell
Emma Sanger-Horwell
Cruise Expert

Emma Sanger-Horwell, head of cruise. A multi award winning industry veteran with over 30 years experience in the Cruise and luxury travel industry. One of the very first Clia Cruise Masters, she has sailed to all seven continents and visited more than 100 different countries.

Emma is always happy to hear from you, have a chat or help in any way she can. You can reach her by email or phone.

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