Cruise to Antarctica

Hurtigruten ship surrounded by ice caps

Antarctica Cruises: Your guide to cruising to the final frontier

  • Hurtigruten ship surrounded by glaciers
  • Hurtigruten ship surrounded by glaciers
  • Hurtigruten ship surrounded by ice caps

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Frequently asked questions

Highlights of a cruise to Antarctica include sailing past icebergs and glaciers, spotting wildlife like penguins, seals, and whales, and visiting remote research stations.


The Antarctic summer, from November to March, is the most suitable period for cruising, offering milder conditions and better sailing weather.


Some cruises are tailored for families, however, due to the expeditionary nature, many are 18+. Check with the age restrictions of your preferred itinerary before booking to confirm.


Most cruises include meals, often with a focus on hearty and nutritious dishes to keep you warm in the cooler climate. Check with your itinerary and booking to confirm what is included in your package.


Chat with your Flight Centre travel expert, and choose Antarctic cruise operators that follow IAATO guidelines with goals to limit their environmental impact.


Antarctica cruises can range from 10 to 20 days, depending on your itinerary and departure location.


Of course! Many cruises offer lectures, workshops, and presentations on Antarctic science and history during your trip.


Bikinis and a good book. Just kidding, you’ll want plenty of warm layered clothing, waterproof boots and sun protection to protect you from the elements. We also recommend packing a good camera and binoculars, ready to spot penguins and remote marine life.


Many Antarctic cruises offer landings via small boats, allowing passengers to explore certain sites on the continent. If in doubt, check your itinerary to confirm activities are included in your cruising package.


Cruises to Antarctica adhere to strict guidelines for passenger safety, including briefings, gear checks, and guided landings.


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