Antarctica

Our Classic Antarctica voyage offers all the essential experiences of the Sixth Continent:

  • Huge icebergs.
  • Five penguin species.
  • Six seal species. 
  • Several whale species.
  • Scientific research stations representing several different countries.  
  • Landings to the mainland of Antarctica.
The extended Antarctica, Falkland Islands and South Georgia voyage features, besides the above, the oppotunity to discover fantastic wildlife on sub-Antarctic islands, providing the full experience.
  • Six penguin species, including the rare and most beautiful king penguin.
  • Historic sites.
  • Port Stanley – the capital of Falkland Islands and the southernmost British outpost.
  • Huge icebergs of Antarctica and alpine landscapes of South Georgia.
  • Six seal species and several whale species.
  • Different countries’ research stations.
  • Landings to the mainland of Antarctica.

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Classic Antarctica (2014-2015)
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Nov 17 - Nov 28, 2014
12 days / 11 nights
m/v Sea Explorer LUXURY EXPEDITION SHIPS
Our small expedition ship Sea Explorer is designed to navigate in remote regions where other ships must turn back. At the same time the all-suite ship provides level of comfort that nobody expects to experience in wild places like Antarctica or the Arctic.
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Classic Antarctica (2014-2015)
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Dec 7 - Dec 18, 2014
12 days / 11 nights
m/v Sea Explorer LUXURY EXPEDITION SHIPS
Our small expedition ship Sea Explorer is designed to navigate in remote regions where other ships must turn back. At the same time the all-suite ship provides level of comfort that nobody expects to experience in wild places like Antarctica or the Arctic.
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$8,895
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Antarctica, Falkland Islands and South Georgia (2014-2015)
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Dec 27 - Jan 15, 2015
20 days / 19 nights
m/v Sea Explorer LUXURY EXPEDITION SHIPS
Our small expedition ship Sea Explorer is designed to navigate in remote regions where other ships must turn back. At the same time the all-suite ship provides level of comfort that nobody expects to experience in wild places like Antarctica or the Arctic.
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Classic Antarctica (2014-2015)
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Feb 13 - Feb 24, 2015
12 days / 11 nights
m/v Sea Explorer LUXURY EXPEDITION SHIPS
Our small expedition ship Sea Explorer is designed to navigate in remote regions where other ships must turn back. At the same time the all-suite ship provides level of comfort that nobody expects to experience in wild places like Antarctica or the Arctic.
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Antarctica, Falkland Islands and South Georgia starting in Buenos Aires (2015-2016)
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Oct 31 - Nov 21, 2015
22 days / 21 nights
m/v Sea Spirit LUXURY EXPEDITION SHIPS

The ice-strengthened small all-suite expedition ship Sea Spirit (originally Renaissance V) was built in 1991 in Italy. From that time she has changed several operators and regions of navigation, cruising in Singapore, Alaska, Pacific Basin, Arctic and Antarctica. The vessel was modified in late 2010.


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$8,396
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Antarctica, Falkland Islands and South Georgia (2015-2016)
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Nov 20 - Dec 9, 2015
20 days / 19 nights
m/v Sea Spirit LUXURY EXPEDITION SHIPS

The ice-strengthened small all-suite expedition ship Sea Spirit (originally Renaissance V) was built in 1991 in Italy. From that time she has changed several operators and regions of navigation, cruising in Singapore, Alaska, Pacific Basin, Arctic and Antarctica. The vessel was modified in late 2010.


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$10,196
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Classic Antarctica (2015-2016)
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Dec 8 - Dec 19, 2015
12 days / 11 nights
m/v Sea Spirit LUXURY EXPEDITION SHIPS

The ice-strengthened small all-suite expedition ship Sea Spirit (originally Renaissance V) was built in 1991 in Italy. From that time she has changed several operators and regions of navigation, cruising in Singapore, Alaska, Pacific Basin, Arctic and Antarctica. The vessel was modified in late 2010.


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Christmas in Antarctica (2015-2016)
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Dec 18 - Dec 29, 2015
12 days / 11 nights
m/v Sea Spirit LUXURY EXPEDITION SHIPS

The ice-strengthened small all-suite expedition ship Sea Spirit (originally Renaissance V) was built in 1991 in Italy. From that time she has changed several operators and regions of navigation, cruising in Singapore, Alaska, Pacific Basin, Arctic and Antarctica. The vessel was modified in late 2010.


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$6,664
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New Year in Antarctica (2015-2016)
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Dec 28 - Jan 8, 2016
12 days / 11 nights
m/v Sea Spirit LUXURY EXPEDITION SHIPS

The ice-strengthened small all-suite expedition ship Sea Spirit (originally Renaissance V) was built in 1991 in Italy. From that time she has changed several operators and regions of navigation, cruising in Singapore, Alaska, Pacific Basin, Arctic and Antarctica. The vessel was modified in late 2010.


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$6,664
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Classic Antarctica (2015-2016)
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Jan 7 - Jan 18, 2016
12 days / 11 nights
m/v Sea Spirit LUXURY EXPEDITION SHIPS

The ice-strengthened small all-suite expedition ship Sea Spirit (originally Renaissance V) was built in 1991 in Italy. From that time she has changed several operators and regions of navigation, cruising in Singapore, Alaska, Pacific Basin, Arctic and Antarctica. The vessel was modified in late 2010.


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$6,664
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Classic Antarctica (2015-2016)
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Jan 17 - Jan 28, 2016
12 days / 11 nights
m/v Sea Spirit LUXURY EXPEDITION SHIPS

The ice-strengthened small all-suite expedition ship Sea Spirit (originally Renaissance V) was built in 1991 in Italy. From that time she has changed several operators and regions of navigation, cruising in Singapore, Alaska, Pacific Basin, Arctic and Antarctica. The vessel was modified in late 2010.


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$6,664
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Classic Antarctica (2015-2016)
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Jan 27 - Feb 7, 2016
12 days / 11 nights
m/v Sea Spirit LUXURY EXPEDITION SHIPS

The ice-strengthened small all-suite expedition ship Sea Spirit (originally Renaissance V) was built in 1991 in Italy. From that time she has changed several operators and regions of navigation, cruising in Singapore, Alaska, Pacific Basin, Arctic and Antarctica. The vessel was modified in late 2010.


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Crossing the Polar Circle (2015-2016)
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Feb 6 - Feb 18, 2016
13 days / 12 nights
m/v Sea Spirit LUXURY EXPEDITION SHIPS

The ice-strengthened small all-suite expedition ship Sea Spirit (originally Renaissance V) was built in 1991 in Italy. From that time she has changed several operators and regions of navigation, cruising in Singapore, Alaska, Pacific Basin, Arctic and Antarctica. The vessel was modified in late 2010.


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$6,371
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Antarctica, Falkland Islands and South Georgia ending in Buenos Aires (2015-2016)
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Feb 17 - Mar 10, 2016
23 days / 22 nights
m/v Sea Spirit LUXURY EXPEDITION SHIPS

The ice-strengthened small all-suite expedition ship Sea Spirit (originally Renaissance V) was built in 1991 in Italy. From that time she has changed several operators and regions of navigation, cruising in Singapore, Alaska, Pacific Basin, Arctic and Antarctica. The vessel was modified in late 2010.


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$9,971
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1) Classic Antarctica

If you choose to take a travel cruise in Antarctica with our Classic Antarctica voyage, you can expect to experience all the must-sees of the Sixth Continent:

Huge Icebergs

Antarctica and the North Atlantic house the majority of the icebergs on the Earth today. To be considered an iceberg, a chunk of ice has to be at least 5 meters, or 16 feet, across. The great news for those taking travel cruises in Antarctica is that as these chunks of ice melt, they put nutrients into the water that draw in sea life. This can make for great viewing of the animals in the Antarctic.

Five Penguin Species

There are five different species of penguins that make their home in Antarctica. The largest family of penguins is the Chinstrap Penguin. These penguins have a black stripe under their chins that makes it look like they are wearing helmets, hence their names. The next largest group of penguins are the Adelie Penguins. There are about 2,300,000 pairs of Adelie Penguins in Antarctica. Regarding the Adelie Penguins, one writer once said they act either like old men or like children. The middle group of penguins is the Emperor Penguin. These penguins are the biggest of all penguins. These penguins can be differentiated by the yellow necks of the adult penguins. The next group of penguins is the Gentoo Penguin. The Gentoo Penguin can most often be seen throwing its head back and making a loud trumpeting call. The last and smallest group of penguins in Antarctica is the Macaroni Penguin. These penguins eat more seafood than any other seabird annually. They can be spotted by the yellow crest right above their eyes that look like crazy yellow eyebrows. During the Classic Antarctica voyage you’ll have an opportunity to meet four of Antarctic penguin species (Chinstrap, Adelie, Gentoo and some Macaronis) and one specie that inhabits south of Argentina and Chile.

Six Seal Species

The six species of seals that are found in Antarctica are the Antarctic Fur Seals, Crabeater Seals, Leopard Seals, Ross Seals, Southern Elephant Seals, and Weddell Seals. The seals in the Antarctic make up the majority of the seal population on Earth. While on your travel cruise in Antarctica, don’t expect to see any eared seals--all seals in Antarctica are true seals, meaning they have no ears.

Several Whale Species

With eight species of whales found in Antarctic waters, you are bound to see some of these large creatures. The species you may view on your travel cruise in Antarctica are Orca Whale, Blue Whale, Fin Whale, Sei Whale, Humpback Whale, Minke Whale, Sperm Whale, and Southern Right Whale. The largest whale that can be seen in Antarctica is the Blue Whale. Keep your eyes peeled for the once-in-a-lifetime sight of these massive mammals.

Scientific Research Stations From Several Different Countries

There are a number of countries that have established permanent and seasonal research stations throughout Antarctica. This area is possibly one of the most untouched places on Earth. Because Antarctica is the darkest place in the planet, this is a perfect place to do astronomical studies. There are also a lot of options to study the wildlife there along with the icebergs and other geographical areas.

Landings to the mainland of Antarctica

Every ship used by Poseidon Expeditions for travel cruises in Antarctica has inflatable motor boats (Zodiacs) that make it easy to get onto mainland Antarctica. Once there, guests can experience amazing encounters with penguins and seals.

2) Antarctica, Falkland Islands and South Georgia

The extended Antarctica, Falkland Islands and South Georgia voyage features, besides all of the above options, the opportunity to discover fantastic wildlife on sub-Antarctic islands, providing the full experience. The sights and adventures you will experience on this voyage are ones that you will not want to miss.

The Rare King Penguin

King Penguins can be found in the northern parts of Antarctica, South Georgia, and various other islands in the area. These beautiful creatures are the second largest species of penguins. Similar to the Emperor Penguin, King Penguins have patches of orange on the sides of their heads and an ombre of yellow on their chests.

Visit to Port Stanley, Whalers’ Settlement of Grytviken and Other Historic Sites

Port Stanley is the capital of the Falkland Islands and the southernmost British outpost. The place has various sites to explore on your own. From the church buildings to the nurseries and greenhouses, Port Stanley is a quaint little town to visit on your travel cruise to Antarctica. Be sure to stop by the whalebone arch and totem pole! Visit an old whalers’ graveyard in Grytviken, South Georgia and honor memory of one of the most famous explorers of Antarctica – Sir Ernest Shackleton. Abandoned whaling station, Norwegian church built in 1913 and South Georgia museum recreate whalers’ scenes of life.

The Alpine Landscapes of South Georgia

Once you have viewed the beautiful landscapes of South Georgia, you find it hard to ever forget such a breathtaking sight. This wildlife sanctuary is truly a point of calm in the severe southern oceans. The towering mountain peaks, lush bays, and stunning glacier ice are some things that should not be missed.

Not taking advantage of such an amazing trip could truly be a missed opportunity to visit and explore some of the most beautiful and unknown parts of the world. On a travel cruise in Antarctica from Poseidon Expeditions, you will get to experience once-in-a-lifetime adventure that you will be telling your friends and family for years to come.