If you’ve been dreaming of taking that once-in-a-lifetime trip to Antarctica, but worry that travelling to Antarctica as a single traveller will be prohibitively expensive - we’ve got great news. Although many companies charge a single supplement to solo travellers to make up for a loss on double-occupancy cabins - several of our ships don’t charge single supplements if you’re prepared to share your room with another passenger. In fact, we even offer expeditions which have dedicated single cabins with no single supplement on select inside cabin rooms. Read on to find out how you can make the most of a solo trip to Antarctica and avoid paying 50 percent more with additional single supplement charges.

Travelling to Antarctica on your own

Tips for Solo Travel to Antarctica

You may feel uneasy about embarking on an expedition to Antarctica by yourself, but you definitely won’t be lonely. With Antarctica’s breathtaking frozen tundra as your backdrop, a ship of like-minded adventurers, and daily activities - you’ll undoubtedly leave the continent with new friends from all over the globe.

For ships that offer cabin sharing, this is a great way to meet travel companions. Not only does it keep your overall cost low, but you’ll also meet fellow solo travellers.

If you opt for a single cabin, all Antarctic voyages offer exciting excursions and at-sea activities that will give you ample opportunities to get to know others on-board.

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Antarctic Cruises with No Single Supplement on a Sharing Basis

Most Antarctic cruises with no single supplement charge offset the lost space by pairing solo travellers together in a double, triple, or quad room. This ensures that you still pay a fair rate, while the cruise company can maximise available space. The following ships offer single guests the option to book on a sharing basis.

  • G Expedition has a maximum of 134 passengers. The ship offers a fun atmosphere with features such as large observation decks, the Lonely Planet library, a bar and BBQ deck, and on-board chefs. Quad / Triple share from £3699, Twin share from £4999.
  • Sea Adventurer has a maximum of 117 passengers. The ship is one of the most popular for Antarctic explorations. Triple share from £4400, Twin share from £5000.
  • Akademik Sergey Vavilov has a maximum of 92 guests with an incredible 1:4 passenger to staff ratio. This ship has maximum stability in adverse weather conditions and an incredible 360 panoramic bar. Triple share from £6899, Twin share from £8579.
  • Akademik Loffe has a maximum of 96 guests. It features an outdoor hot tub, fitness room, and cool room ammenities such as iPod docks. Triple share from £6899, Twin share from £8579.
  • Ortelius has a maximum of 116 passengers. It features incredible excursions such as helicopter tours, kayaking, and even camping on the ice. Quad / Triple share from £5799, Twin share from £7169.
  • Plancius also has a maximum of 116 passengers. This polar expedition ship features a spacious observation lounge, a diverse range of excursions and activities, and a team of expert expedition staff. Quad / Triple share from £5799, Twin share from £7169.

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Antarctic Cruises with Dedicated Single Cabins

More and more companies are starting to see the potential in welcoming, rather than penalising, solo travellers. These ships offer dedicated single cabins with no single supplement on select inside-cabin rooms.

  • Ocean Diamond is a super-yacht purpose-designed for the extreme conditions of the Antarctic waters. With a maximum of 189 passengers, this ship is exploration focused. The Ocean Diamond is also the first, and only, ship in Antarctica that offers Carbon Neutral voyages. Triple share from £4000, Twin share from £6100.
  • Ocean Endeavour has a maximum of 199 passengers. This is the only ship in Antarctica with a focus on health and wellness and is ideal for solo travellers who are looking for rest and relaxation in-between adventures. Triple share from £4200, Twin share from £6900.

As you can see, Antarctica is a fantastic destination - whether you are travelling alone, with a partner, or with a group of friends. Travelling to Antarctica as a solo traveller is easier and less expensive than ever. For more information on current single and sharing rates, contact one of our travel specialists for full details of departure dates, prices and special offers.

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  • Never pay more! 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.