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Feb 01, 2024 - 
Feb 20, 2024
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...
Feb 02, 2024 - 
Feb 21, 2024
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...
Feb 03, 2024 - 
Feb 13, 2024
This Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands cruise delivers you into a landscape of dark rugged rock, pure white snow, and a fantastic variety of wildlife. Come say hello to whales, seals, and thousands of penguins....
Feb 13, 2024 - 
Feb 25, 2024
“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...
Feb 20, 2024 - 
Mar 13, 2024
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...
Feb 25, 2024 - 
Mar 07, 2024
This voyage will take you further south of Antarctica, crossing the Polar Circle. This cruise passes through waters travelled by Humpback, Minke and Fin whales. Anchoring in various spots around the region, the expedition offers the chance to hike, kayak, and dive in the iceberg-heavy w...
Mar 04, 2024 - 
Mar 16, 2024
“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...
Mar 07, 2024 - 
Mar 21, 2024
This expansive expedition takes you into the Antarctic Circle, combining the rich animal life of the Weddell Sea with the surreal shores and islands of the Antarctic Peninsula. Such key landing sites as the legendary Elephant Island and Crystal Sound make this voyage truly exceptional....
Mar 13, 2024 - 
Mar 28, 2024
This voyage explores a number of historically significant Antarctic areas, such as the very rarely visited Bellingshausen Sea, Marguerite Bay, and Alexander Island. We focus on places discovered by Adrien De Gerlache on his Belgian Antarctic Expedition (1897 – 1899) and Jean-Bapti...
Mar 16, 2024 - 
Mar 29, 2024
This Polar Circle and Antarctic Peninsula cruise will take you further south of Antarctica, crossing the Polar Circe. This expedition cruise passes through waters travelled by Humpback, Minke and Fin whales. Anchoring in various spots around the region, the expedition offers the chance ...
Mar 21, 2024 - 
Apr 01, 2024
This voyage will take you further south of Antarctica, crossing the Polar Circle. This cruise passes through waters travelled by Humpback, Minke and Fin whales. Anchoring in various spots around the region, the expedition offers the chance to  dive in the iceberg-heavy waters....
Mar 28, 2024 - 
Apr 20, 2024
The Atlantic Odyssey cruise visits some of the remotest islands in the world, crossing the migratory paths of Arctic Terns, Long-tailed Skuas, other birds, and a variety of whales as they make their annual expeditions north for the breeding season....

The Antarctic Peninsula Cruises & Expeditions

Overview Of Antarctic Peninsula Cruises

Cruising through the spectacular waters around the Antarctic peninsula provides guests with plentiful opportunities to see icebergs, ice bridges and massive sheets of ice. Jagged mountain peaks rise ten thousand feet out of the sea along the sea’s edge, and towering glaciers drop giant ice clusters into the water below. Interested in the wildlife? The peninsula is teeming with breeding pairs of penguins , large albatross with  12-foot wingspans, Elephant, Weddell, Crabeater, Leopard, and Fur seals share the ice. Humpback, minke, and Orca whales can be spotted in the ocean waters from your ship, or while you are on a zodiac tour!

Peninsula Landing Sites

Neko Harbour

This is a picturesque harbor located on the west coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. It is known for its stunning views of glaciers, icebergs, and snow-capped mountains. Visitors to Neko Harbor can see Gentoo penguins, fur seals, and humpback whales. This site was also used as a whaling station in the early 20th century.

Paradise Bay

This is another scenic bay located on the west coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. It is known for its stunning views of icebergs and glaciers, as well as its abundance of wildlife, including penguins and seals. Visitors to Paradise Bay can also see the Chilean research base, which was established in 1984.

Port Lockroy

This is a historic site located on the Antarctic Peninsula that was used as a British research station in the 1940s. Today, it is a popular landing site for cruises, and visitors can explore the old buildings and learn about the history of Antarctic exploration. The site also has a small museum and gift shop.

Cuverville Island

This is a small island located off the coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. It is known for its large colony of Gentoo penguins, as well as its scenic views of glaciers and icebergs. Visitors to Cuverville Island can also see the remains of a historic whaling station.

Deception Island

This is a volcanic island located in the South Shetland Islands, just off the coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. It is a popular landing site for cruises due to its unique geology and abundant wildlife, including penguins and seals. Visitors to Deception Island can also see the remains of a historic whaling station and a British research base.

Brown Bluff

This is a steep cliff located on the east coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. It is a popular landing site for cruises due to its stunning views of glaciers and icebergs, as well as its abundant wildlife, including Adelie penguins and Weddell seals.

Lemaire Channel

This is a narrow channel located between the Antarctic Peninsula and Booth Island. It is known for its stunning scenery, with steep cliffs rising up on either side of the channel, and is a popular site for cruising and scenic views. Visitors to Lemaire Channel can also see abundant wildlife, including penguins, seals, and whales.

Half Moon Bay

This small island is located in the South Shetland Islands, just off the coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. It is a popular landing site for cruises due to its large colonies of chinstrap penguins and fur seals, as well as its stunning views of glaciers and snow-capped mountains.

Orne Harbour

This is a scenic harbor located on the west coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. It is known for its stunning views of glaciers and icebergs, as well as its abundant wildlife, including Gentoo penguins, Weddell seals, and humpback whales.

Yankee Harbour

This is a sheltered bay located on the west coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. It is a popular landing site for cruises due to its large colony of Gentoo penguins, as well as its scenic views of glaciers and snow-capped mountains.

Danco Island

This small island is located in the Errera Channel, just off the coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. It is a popular landing site for cruises due to its stunning views of glaciers and icebergs, as well as its large colony of Gentoo penguins.

Petermann Island

This small island is located off the west coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. It is known for its stunning views of glaciers and icebergs, as well as its large colony of Adelie penguins. Visitors to Petermann Island can also see the remains of a historic British research station.

Regional Information Antarctica Peninsula Cruise

Wildlife

Fascinating wildlife is abundant throughout the Antarctic Peninsula. Travelers can expect to see a multitude of penguins, seals, whales, and birds!

Climate

The weather on the Antarctic Peninsula is milder than anywhere else on the continent. January has temperatures between 32-34 degrees Fahrenheit. By June, temperatures range between 5 to -4 degrees Fahrenheit. Rainy conditions may present themselves during summer months.

When To Go

Cruises operate between late October and the end of March. Each month has its own characteristics and nuances, so there's no real 'best time' to visit, however there is a high season and shoulder season. High season is late December to early February when days are long, the weather is the most stable and wildlife the most active. However, spring (late October and November) has lots of offer, with heavier ice and the chance of being one of the first down to Antarctica for that year. Later in the season, the softer light of March is excellent for photographers, and you've got higher chances of whale sightings.

The Antarctic Peninsula's History

In January 1820, William Smith and Edward Bransfield of the English Royal Navy became some of the first explorers to lay eyes on the continent. They sailed through what we now call the Bransfield Straight, and sailed up to the Antarctic Peninsula. Now, travelers from all around the world come to see the beautiful region and its stunning wildlife!

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