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Why You Should Travel to Antarctica with Aurora Expeditions

Take a journey like no other on an expedition delving deep into the wilderness of the Antarctic. Explore the surreal remoteness and battle the elemental forces on a true adventure. We explore the benefits of travelling with our partners Aurora Expeditions...

Travel in Style on the Brand-New Sylvia Earle

If you have never travelled to Antarctica before then you could easily be forgiven for wondering above else about the type of ships and equipment that are used to navigate through the challenges of the world’s last great wilderness. There is a surprisingly high variety on offer so it is essential that you consider this aspect when planning your adventure of a lifetime. The very latest vessel available to you is the brand-new Sylvia Earle from Aurora Expeditions which makes its maiden expedition in October 2021. It has been designed to match every natural challenge it faces with ease and at an average of 132 passengers per voyage, it has one of the smallest capacities in expedition cruising. Sleek throughout, you may be surprised by the luxuries that can be offered in one of the world’s most remote corners – a swimming pool, jacuzzi, and even a library are just some of the state of the art facilities on-board. 

Encompassing Antarctica

Whilst the vessel you sail on remains a decisive factor for any expedition in the Antarctic, the real draw remains, of course, the incredible landscapes and wildlife of this remote continent. If this may be your only chance to experience Antarctica then we recommend the Antarctica Complete Voyage by Aurora. In 23 days, you'll see it all. From the mesmerising subantarctic islands to the deep south of the Antarctic Peninsula as well as visits to the Falklands and to South Georgia. This is Aurora’s most comprehensive Antarctica cruise designed for maximum wildlife viewings at an unrushed pace. Further to this, weather and conditions permitting, every effort will be made to inaugurate you as an exclusive member of those who have crossed the Antarctic circle.

In Good Company

One of the first rules of Antarctica Expeditions is to expect the unexpected. The challenging environment can and will throw itineraries out the window regularly so be prepared for plans to change at short notice. The beauty of the Sylvia Earle is that not only can it cope better with the conditions and reach areas that many are unable to, but it has been staffed with some of the most experienced explorers known to man who can adapt to the everchanging scenarios seamlessly. Your on-board scientists will engage, educate and entertain in the magnificent Science Centre and the expert naturalists are indispensable to guide you through the native wildlife. Lastly, join the expedition in March 2022 and you will be joined by no other than Sir Chris Bonington who will mesmerise you with stories of his great adventures. 

Nurture your Adventurous Side

The fourth pillar that will absolutely make your Antarctica expedition so incredibly special is the fantastic range of experiences and activities that can be undertaken in the vast white wilderness. Combining both exhilarating land and sea excursions, Aurora includes some of the best activities that it is possible to do in the Antarctic - from zodiac cruises bringing you closer to the wildlife to polar plunges and guided hikes. Onboard photographers will help you get the most out of your camera and we are confident that the trips ashore will create lifelong memories. For those wanting even more, snorkelling and sea kayaking activities can be added on to any Antarctic itinerary.


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ABOUT US
  • We'll compare a huge selection of expedition ships, cruises and operators to find your perfect cruise.

  • Our prices are amongst the best you'll find, plus look out for Polar Routes exclusive offers!

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

  • All our holidays are ATOL protected (11104), 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 Polar 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 Polar Specialists have extensive knowledge of all the expedition ships & operators.
  • All of our Polar Specialists have first-hand experience of expedition cruising to the polar regions.
VALUE
  • Our prices are amongst the best you'll find, plus look out for Polar Routes exclusive offers!
  • All our holidays are ATOL protected (11104), for your complete peace of mind.
  • As supporters of the Marine Conservation Society, booking with us helps support the protection of our oceans.