Almost 24 hours of sunlight during the summer months means that wildlife is kicked into action, making the most of the more favourable conditions. Watch playful gentoo, chinstrap and adelie penguins, fur seals basking in the sun and numerous species of whales frolic in the water. It’s also a bird- lover’s paradise with soaring albatrosses and petrels skimming the waves. 

There are plenty of ways to get more active on our range of expedition cruises. Choose to camp under canvas and watch the stars shine brightly, or hop into a kayak to carve your own watery path through icebergs. Those with a head for heights can try mountaineering, or on selected cruises can fly high above the landscape in a helicopter.

 All of our Antarctic cruises depart from either Chile or Argentina. If you would like to explore South America before or after your cruise, be sure to mention it to one of our Polar Specialists as they will be able to extend your trip through our sister company Latin Routes.

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Classic Antarctica

Cross the Drake Passage and explore the wonders of the Antarctic peninsula. The most popular choice and with the highest number of departures to choose from, this 8 day cruise through the Antarctic wilderness is what bucket lists were made for.

From £3,999 pp


Crossing the Antarctic Circle

A longer cruise than our Classic Antarctic itinerary, you'll head further south than most people on Earth ever have, with the aim of crossing the Antartic Circle. Jaw-dropping scenery and wildlife including adelie and gentoo penguins will leave you captivated.

From £6,399 pp


Antarctica, Falklands & South Georgia

This three-week adventure through the frozen south takes you deeper into the amazing scenery and wildlife of this part of the world. See breaching whales, soaring birds and the ever-popular king penguin on this all-encompassing Antarctic adventure!

From £7,999 pp


South Georgia in Depth

South Georgia is one of the most fascinating locations on Earth for bird lovers, so if wonderful birdlife and striking landscapes are high up on your list of must-sees then an in-depth exploration is for you... Complete with king penguins galore!

From £7,699 pp


Antarctic Fly Cruise

For those who want to avoid the two-day Drake Passage crossing or get straight into the action, the Antarctic Fly Cruise is the perfect option. You'll also get the chance to explore the historic South Shetland Islands as well as the famous ice-studded landscapes of Antarctia. 

From £8,699 pp


Antarctic Base Camp Cruise

This 11/12 night Cruise, aboard the m/v Ortelius, is the leading activity cruise in the Antarctic and includes the full range of adventure activities as standard. In addition the Zodiak cruises and shore excursions, that you have on a regular cruise.

From £4,733 pp

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  • Specialists in polar expedition cruises to the Arctic, Antarctic and Norway

  • Impartial - we will match you with your ideal cruise based on your requirements

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Why book with Polar Routes?

  • We have access to a wide selection of expedition ships, cruises and operators.
  • From simple & great value to 5* luxury, choose the style of expedition cruise to suit you.
  • Our Travel Specialists will help you choose the perfect expedition cruise for your budget.
  • We only cover the Arctic & Antarctica, which ensures we know our destinations inside out.
  • Our team of Travel Specialists has extensive knowledge of all the expedition ships & operators.
  • Our team has personally seen most of the ships in our core programme.
  • Prices the same or better than the operators direct, with full package protection as standard.
  • Our holidays are protected by ATOL, for your complete peace of mind.
  • As a team of passionate travellers, we really do care about you and your holiday.