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Antarctica is a destination like no other. The coldest place on Earth, it is a vast, isolated, icy wilderness. But it is also home to a thriving and spectacular array of wildlife. In fact, most people that visit this remote part of the world do so in order to witness – up close – the incredible wildlife that calls Antarctica home… and they are never disappointed.

A cruise to Antarctica is genuinely a magical experience, and you're all but guaranteed to see all the species you're hoping for. The almost 24 hours per day of sunlight during the summer months means that the region's wildlife turns up in their masses, all making the most of the more favourable conditions. You'll be able to watch playful gentoo, chinstrap and Adélie penguins going about their daily business, fur seals basking in the sun and numerous species of whales frolicking in the water. A sight that, we assure you, is every bit as incredible as it sounds. It’s also a bird-lover’s paradise, with soaring albatrosses and petrels skimming the waves.

But a cruise round the Antarctic isn't just about spotting these incredible creatures. There are plenty of other amazing experiences you can enjoy whilst in this otherworldly region, which are sure to be memories you'll carry with you for the rest of your life. Camp under canvas and watch the stars shine more brightly than you can imagine, or hop into a kayak to carve your own watery path through towering icebergs. Those with a head for heights can try mountaineering, and on selected cruises you can climb aboard a helicopter and witness the breathtaking landscape and its many amazing inhabitants from the skies.

Our team of Antarctica specialists are on hand to help you find the perfect cruise. We work with all the best cruise operators in the region, and can compare a huge selection of expedition ships, itineraries and operators so as to ensure we're finding the perfect cruise for your requirements – taking into account when you want to travel, the wildlife you want to see, the countries you want to visit and the type of ship you want to travel on.

The classic Antarctica itinerary departs from Ushuaia, Argentina – commonly regarded as the southernmost city in the world – for the Antarctic Peninsula. But if you are after a more in-depth exploration, there are many options that also take in any number of the regions other highlights, including the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, the Ross Seathe Weddell Sea, the Antarctic Circle and the South Pole.

If there is something in particular that you are looking for, please call one of the Polar Specialists who will be happy to advise you. We work with 20 of the leading expedition cruise operators so as to ensure we'll be able to find your perfect cruise, so get in touch with us today to start planning the adventure of your lifetime!

Ready to find your perfect expedition cruise? Simply complete the enquiry form to get in touch, or call our Polar Specialists directly on 0203 196 1000.

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  • 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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