Cruises To Antarctica
There’s no place in the world like Antarctica, and that’s what makes an expedition to the southernmost reaches of the globe such an unforgettable experience. With our rugged yet comfortable ship and experienced expedition team, Poseidon Expeditions is expert at transporting travelers into the heart of the most dramatic natural scenery in the world. Towering glaciers, blue icebergs, penguin colonies and whales are just a few of the marvels to experience on a visit to the White Continent.
Experiencing an Antarctica Cruise
The best way to see Antarctica is by ship, but not all cruises and expeditions are the same. With Poseidon Expeditions, you’ll venture to the last discovered continent aboard our nimble 114-passenger Sea Spirit, the ideal size for exploration. Upon arrival, our fleet of Zodiac landing craft takes you ashore, where an expert team of expedition guides will curate your experience amid awe-inspiring scenery and captivating wildlife.
Our once-in-a-lifetime voyages include:
• Antarctic Awakening: This early Austral summer adventure will take you to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and South Shetland Islands, where you’ll see epic elephant seal battles, sizable king penguin breeding colonies, and blue-veined icebergs adrift in the Southern Ocean. You won’t want to leave your camera behind.
• Land of Penguins and Icebergs: Incredible natural scenery and an abundance of wildlife await when you take this classic voyage from Ushuaia, Argentina across the Drake Passage and into the Antarctic Peninsula region — teeming with icebergs, glaciers and marine mammals.
• Crossing 66 Degrees South Latitude: See Antarctica's wildest side inside the Antarctic Circle — where glaciers, mountains, icebergs, penguins and an abundance of marine mammals await. This adventure across the 66th parallel south will bring you to polar realm infrequently visited by travelers.
• Antarctic Wildlife Adventure: This Southern Ocean odyssey will take you to storied South Georgia landing sites, where you’ll admire raucous fur seals, elephant seals and king penguins, as well as Grytviken, once an active whaling station and final resting place of heroic-era explorer Earnest Shackleton. The adventure continues to the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula to see buzzing penguin colonies, whales, glaciers and towering mountain ranges.
What to Expect
The polar regions are an exotic travel destination, so it can be difficult to imagine what a visit there will be like. We recommend that travelers bring polar-quality clothing that can be layered, as well as a pair of waterproof pants (such as ski pants). The weather can change quickly, so preparation is the key. View our complete packing list to ensure you’re ready to have fun and adventure in this polar environment.
What about outerwear? Remember that our distinctive water-resistant, breathable and windproof expedition parka is included for all passengers on every cruise.
M/V Sea Spirit
The Sea Spirit will be your home-away-from-home during your cruise. This rugged yet imminently comfortable all-suite 114-passenger vessel is equipped with larger-than-usual staterooms, spacious presentation lounge, club lounge and bar, jacuzzi, gym and library — among other premium features. Ample outdoor deck space provides for easy viewing of scenery or wildlife. Aboard the Sea Spirit, you’ll enjoy complete comfort and relaxation on returning to the vessel after your time ashore. Enjoy open access to the bridge, where you can speak directly with the officers and scan the horizon for wildlife and our next landing site.
Reserve a Cabin With Us Today
As an experienced polar expedition company, Poseidon offers some of the best cruises in the business. As we travel to the White Continent, our goal is to provide you with the perfect combination of comfort, personable service and engagement with one of the most fragile yet beautiful ecosystems on the planet. You can contact our Antarctica travel specialists for more information. Browse our website to discover our low cruise cost compared with other deluxe operators, and to find Antarctica tours with special deals that will save you money.
Why wait? Book your dream cruise and take a trip to Antarctica, becoming one of the few to discover one of the world’s most fascinating polar frontiers.