Discover Incredible Cruises to Antarctica and the Arctic

2022-09-03 - 
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A voyage to East Greenland's Scoresby Sund, where we will also sail along the ragged and glaciated Volquart Boons Coast. Further we land on Danmarksø where there are the remains of an Inuit settlement abandoned around 200 years ago, We see Musk Oxen on Jameson Land and we wil...
2022-09-09 - 
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The East Greenland – Scoresby Sund cruise crosses the Arctic Circle into the home waters of multiple species of whale. The expedition will spot huge icebergs as it journeys into the largest and deepest fjord system in the world. Along the way the Northern Lights is guiding our way...
2022-09-12 - 
20220920
The East Greenland – Scoresby Sund cruise crosses the Arctic Circle into the home waters of multiple species of whale. The expedition will spot huge icebergs as it journeys into the largest and deepest fjord system in the world. Along the way the Northern Lights is guiding our way...
2022-10-25 - 
20221114
A cruise to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia & the Antarctic Peninsula. Visit some of the most beautiful arrays of wildlife on Earth. This journey will introduce you to at least 6 species of penguin and a whole lot of Antarctic fur seals!...
2022-11-02 - 
20221122
A cruise to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia & the Antarctic Peninsula. Visit some of the most beautiful arrays of wildlife on Earth. This journey will introduce you to at least 6 species of penguin and a whole lot of Antarctic fur seals!...
2022-11-14 - 
20221124
See the Antarctic from the vantage point of a true expedition leader – from the air. Our helicopter capability on the Ortelius provides you the unique chance to view an emperor penguin rookery numbering upwards of 4,000 breeding pairs, located just south of Snow Hill Island. Heavy...
2022-11-22 - 
20221210
All (sub-)Antarctic highlights in one voyage, with spectacular landing sites on the Falkland Islands and encounters with black-browed albatrosses and rockhopper pinguins. You’ll have the chance to meet at least six different penguin species. You’ll explore the transition fro...
2022-11-22 - 
20221204
“Base camp” is by definition a temporary storing and starting place, from which an activity starts. We offer “activity modules” which go beyond our normal shore program. The vessel will stay for two or three days at specific locations to serve our active passenge...
2022-11-24 - 
20221204
See the Antarctic from the vantage point of a true expedition leader – from the air. Our helicopter capability on the Ortelius provides you the unique chance to view an emperor penguin rookery numbering upwards of 4,000 breeding pairs, located just south of Snow Hill Island. Heavy...
2022-12-04 - 
20221216
In this adventurous multi-activity voyage, we visit Antarctica’s Anvers Island and Flandres Bay, where you can learn to chart and make depth measurements while exploring in our Zodiac boats and kayaks. Camping, navigation workshops, and fascinating presentations about historic Ant...
2022-12-04 - 
20221213
This Antarctic Peninsula cruise is known as the “Classic Antarctic” route. Meet the great stars of the Antarctic, the penguins, found in the thousands in a variety of curious species. Investigate one of the most pristine regions left on Earth with the chance to have live enc...
2022-12-10 - 
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“Base camp” is by definition a temporary storing and starting place, from which an activity starts. We offer “activity modules” which go beyond our normal shore program. The vessel will stay for two or three days at specific locations to serve our active passenge...

Check Out Our Antarctica Cruise Specials!

We usually have Arctic and Antarctica cruise and fly-cruise specials running on certain trips throughout each cruise season. Specific 2022 and 2023 Antarctica cruises are on sale now. Take a look at our cruise specials page to see all current cruise deals, and please contact our team for more information!

Specials Highlights

Antarctic Travel Credit Promotion

This offer saves you $2,000 USD per person on nine exclusive departures between December 2022 and February 2023. Set sail aboard Ocean Nova on a Classic Antarctica fly & sail expedition. Enjoy a small-ship adventure with access to world-class guides, exotic wildlife, and all the beauty of Antarctica. Now is a great time to book your trip of a lifetime. Promotional rates start at $9,495

Polar Plunge Sale - Save up to 50%

Save up to 50% on two of our most popular Peninsula itineraries, Adventures in Antarctica (12 Days) and Celebrating Antarctica (13 Days). This sale will end when inventory is exhausted or at 5:00PM EDT on Tuesday September 20th, whichever comes first. Please note this sale is subject to supplemental Terms and Conditions and requires a credit card authorization form specific to these departures.

Cruises to Antarctica

Your cruise to Antarctica begins and ends in South America with December as the best month to plan a cruise or fly-cruise vacation trip of a lifetime. Cruises to Antarctica on one of our beautiful cruise ships offer stunning scenery and breathtaking experiences only found in the remote South. There are many factors to consider when booking your Antarctica cruise or flight. The time of year, duration of your trip, and your tour itinerary goals will dictate which Antarctica vacation trip is the best fit for you. Look no further for an Antarctica expedition filled with thrilling wildlife, immense views, and exhilarating vacation activities.

Contact Polar Holidays today for a free consultation with one of our Antarctica cruise booking specialists!

Antarctica Cruise Destination Favorites

Antarctic Peninsula mountain

The Antarctic Peninsula

Antarctica, known as the 7th Continent, is one of the most pristine wilderness areas on earth. As you cruise the spectacular waters around the Antarctic

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King penguin

South Georgia

The spectacular scenery of South Georgia includes mountains as high as 7,000 feet, glaciers, and fjords. For the history buffs, you may have the opportunity

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Aerial view of the South Pole camp

South Pole

Fly to the South Pole, and stand at 90° South, the ultimate goal of polar explorers Amundsen and Scott. The chance to experience this once-in-a-lifetime

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Antarctica Travel Guide

Learn all about the region before your Antarctica cruise! The local wildlife, destinations to visit on your cruise, frequently asked questions, and more can be found here. Also check out our Choosing the Best Antarctica Cruise for You page for even more great Antarctica vacation trip tips.

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Top Antarctica Cruises

Which Cruises to Antarctica Are The Best?

All of our Antarctic cruises offer travelers a once-in-a-lifetime experience! That being said, our top recommended trips are selected due to their specific itinerary options, whether they include penguin safaris, helicopter rides, or other features that guests have highlighted to us as fantastic!

What to Know About Antarctica Cruises

Cruises to Antarctica allow travelers the chance to enjoy and explore this beautiful and remote region. There are many options for Antarctic guests when it comes to getting to the continent and the activities you can participate in while there. We also recommend reading up on the protection regulations that we must all adhere to while exploring Antarctica or the Arctic. Though, not to worry – your guides will remind you of all rules while you are on board. If you would like more information or have questions about our cruises to Antarctica, please contact our experienced cruise experts today!

Flying to Antarctica

Experience motion sickness on ships or want to maximize your time exploring? Skip cruising the Drake Passage and fly directly. We have a multitude of flights available to fit any and all preferences.

Choosing the Best Antarctica Cruise For You

Find the perfect cruise to Antarctica for your goals. Whether you're looking for a short or long cruise, a wildlife-filled experience, or an adventure like no other, we'll help you find the right match.

Stewardship and Protections on Antarctica

Antarctica cruises provide travelers an amazing opportunity to interact with this pristine wilderness. While enjoying its rugged and wild wilderness, we must also do our part to keep it safe for future generations to enjoy.

Adventure Activities in Antarctica

Our cruises offer a variety of adventure activities for you to participate in on your Antarctica cruise! From skiing and snowshoeing, to camping and more.

How We Work

Consult with a team member to be paired with your ideal expedition!

Learn about possible destinations and activities!

Read our travel tips!

Polar Travel Tips

Top 10 Travel Tips

Our expert team has almost two decades of Antarctica travel experience! Who else would have the best travel tips?

Choosing The Best Antarctic Cruise

Find the perfect Antarctica cruise for you! Your budget, goals, and travel season will dictate which experience is the best fit.

How To Get The Best Deal

While cruises can be expensive, there are always ways to save! Our tips and tricks on getting the best deal can help you get the cruise you want at the best price.

Preparing For Your Polar Cruise

What to pack, getting to your embarkation point, and everything you need to know! Make sure you're ready to enjoy the trip of a lifetime.

Cruises to the Arctic

Visitors travel to the Arctic to enjoy one of the last truly wild places on Earth. Arctic cruises are limited to the summer months between June and September due to weather. While traveling to the Arctic there are countless spectacular sights including wildlife, glaciers, and striking landscapes. Guests are able to enjoy this beautiful region from beyond the cruise ship through offered activities!

Contact the Polar Holidays team today for a free consultation with one of our booking specialists!

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Arctic Cruise Destination Favorites

Northern Norway village

Northern Norway

Northern Norway covers about one-third of the country as a whole. The lands boast mountains which hide surprising sweeps of green farm and grazing lands

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Russian Arctic Walruses

Russian Arctic

A cruise to the Russian Arctic offers the opportunity to visit remote archipelagos and breathtaking ice-draped coastlines. These cruises bring you closer to locations of 

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Svalbard hikers

Svalbard

Svalbard, also known to travelers as Spitsbergen, is the land of the polar bear. Svalbard is a Norwegian Arctic archipelago 600 miles south of the

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Arctic Travel Guide

Find information regarding regional wildlife, traveling information, destinations, and frequently asked questions regarding our Arctic cruises!

Are You New To Polar Cruises?

Everything you need to know before you book your Arctic or Antarctica cruise vacation is right here!  

Polar Differences

The Arctic and Antarctica are polar opposites (literally)! So the experience for travelers when visiting will be very different depending on which region you choose.

What to expect when traveling to the polar regions

Traveling to either the Arctic or Antarctica may be completely new to you, so we compiled the most useful travel information for both regions. Learn about weather, general information, and what to expect regarding preparation for your cruise.

On the Ship

Daily life aboard a cruise ship sailing for the Arctic or Antarctica may be different than other cruises you have experienced before! Learn about the daily experience, available amenities on board, and what you can expect once you set sail.

What You Need to Know About Travel Insurance

Make sure your expedition is covered! We have great recommendations for insurance carriers. It is in every traveler's best interest to make sure their cruise is covered in case of emergency or other unforeseen issues.

Why Book Your Cruise Through Polar Holidays?

We are polar experts! We have almost two decades of experience visiting and working with polar cruise companies in both the Arctic and Antarctic regions. We do the work for you by sorting through hundreds of available cruises while prioritizing your goal itinerary to provide you with your dream expedition.  Contact us today for a free consultation with a booking specialist.

See What our Customers are Saying

Read more about our past customers’ experiences working with Polar Holidays here!

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