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Antarctica 21 pioneered the innovative Antarctic Air-Cruise model in 2003.by a group of friends in Punta Arenas in Chile. While some travellers include the Drake Passage as part of their voyages, Antarctica 21 combines air-cruise itineraries to avoid the uncomfortable navigation across it, reducing the total duration of the trip and focusing on the unique experience of Antarctica’s pristine wilderness.

This leading boutique Antarctic tour operator offers over 40 air-cruise itineraries and has a fleet of three ice-class expedition vessels. They are constantly innovating and developing their standards as well as protecting the Antarctic environment.

Antarctica 21 combines comfort by flying over the Drake Passage and reducing the 2-day journey across it, speed with a 2-hour flight when normally it takes 2 days with the ship, and intimacy as their small ships will carry a maximum of 75 guests.

If you would like help to find your perfect expedition cruise, simply complete the enquiry form to get in touch.

Alternatively, call our Polar Specialists on 0203 196 1000.

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About Us
  • We can compare a huge selection of expedition ships, cruises and operators to find your perfect cruise.

  • Our prices are amongst the best in the business, with full package protection as standard.

  • We are the expedition cruise specialists and know the destinations, ships and operators inside out

  • As supporters of the Marine Conservation Society, booking with us helps support the protection of our oceans.

  • Our holidays are protected by ATOL and ABTOT, for your complete peace of mind.

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Why book with Polar Routes?

CHOICE
  • We can compare a huge selection of expedition ships, cruises and operators.
  • From former Russian research vessels to larger and luxurious ships - there is an expedition cruise to suit you. 
  • Our Travel Specialists will help you choose the perfect expedition cruise for your requirements.
SPECIALISTS
  • We are the expedition cruise specialists and know all the polar destinations inside out.
  • Our expert team of Travel Specialists have extensive knowledge of all the expedition ships & operators.
  • All of our Travel Specialists have first-hand experience of expedition cruising to the polar regions.
VALUE
  • Our prices are the amongst the best in the business, with full package protection as standard.
  • Our holidays are protected by ATOL and ABTOT, for your complete peace of mind.
  • As supporters of the Marine Conservation Society, booking with us helps support the protection of our oceans.

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