Luxury Antarctica Cruises

Discovering Antarctica on a luxury expedition ship is by far an experience you will never forget. Not only will you enjoy and relax in ultimate comfort, you will also be able to step ashore on the spectacular white continent. Witness glaciers and mountain ranges like never before and be amazed by the abundance of wildlife. The combination of this spectacular continent with the luxury on board is truly a once in a lifetime experience.

What is a Luxury Antarctica Cruise?

Every person's idea of a 'luxury' cruise is different, for some it's a luxury to have state of the art facilities on board and for others it's simly a smaller cruise which has a personal touch. It truly varies from person to person. Our accommodation and style of ships is frequently scrutinized by our staff, ensuring the cruises we offer adhere to our high standards. For that reason we have split our luxury cruising options into 2 categories: Superior and Deluxe.

Superior Antarctica Cruises

Superior cruises to Antarctica have decent accommodation, with above average facilities and service. This is by far our most popular category, with ships such as the Ocean Atlantic, Sea Spirit and the Ocean Adventurer all classed as Superior vessels. You can expect plenty of care and attention from the ship's crew, highly qualified expedition staff and excellent food and drink options.

Deluxe Antarctica Cruises

Deluxe cruises to Antarctica have outstanding accommodation, with impeccable facilities and service. This is the crème de la crème of cruising options to Antarctica, with ships such as The Orion, Le Boreal and it's sister ships Le Lyrial, Le Soléal and L'Austral all classed as deluxe. As well as a hugely accomplished staff and crew in terms of knowledge, safety and service, you can also expect to have the more sophisticated creature comforts. These Antarctic ships are in a league of their own, with personalized butler service, immense lecture theatres, pampered beauty treatments and exceptional culinary delights, your cruise to Antarctica is truly luxurious in every aspect.

How to choose the luxury Antarctic cruise right for you?

Speak to one of Destination Specialists, they know exactly what each ship offers and can tailor your experience to suit your travel style. We only recommend the highest quality of ships for our clients, whether it’s on the basis of service, expertise, knowledge or sustainability - we have you covered! Contact us and we will walk you through the whole process, answer all your questions and find the very best package, including flights, cruise and extra sightseeing to suit your needs.

“Every day was different and took our breath away - both the scenery and the bird and animal life. The expedition team were always available to tell us about history and wildlife and the on board presentations were great.” -Jaynek

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Featured Luxury Antarctica Cruises Trips & Deals

LUXURY  From 45,354

Cruise to Antarctica, the Ross Ice Shelf and the Ross Sea in complete luxury as you sail aboard the elegant Crystal Endeavor.

CHIMU EXCLUSIVE  From 10,990

This exclusive charter, unique to Chimu Adventures and aboard the Ocean Atlantic, will be trailing in the wake of Sir Ernest Shackleton. 

Luxury Antarctica Cruises

14 NIGHTS From 15,295

Join us on this 14-day in-depth expedition of the Antarctic continent and cross the great Antarctic circle. 

16 NIGHTS From 19,564

A 17-day expedition taking you to the impressive Falkland Islands & South Georgia, before reaching an enchanting Polar desert & the mythical Antarctic Circle at the end of the world.

10 NIGHTS From 15,300

Set sail aboard Le Boréal to discover the essential features of the White Continent during this 11-day cruise that exposes you to the spectacular landscapes of this polar desert with its snow-capped peaks, glaciers, ice-filled channels and vast tabular icebergs. 

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Posted on Thu, 07 Feb 2019

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Posted on Wed, 06 Feb 2019

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Posted on Tue, 05 Feb 2019

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Posted on Mon, 04 Feb 2019

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Posted on Mon, 04 Feb 2019

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Posted on Mon, 04 Feb 2019

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Posted on Thu, 31 Jan 2019

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Posted on Thu, 31 Jan 2019

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Posted on Thu, 24 Jan 2019

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Posted on Wed, 23 Jan 2019

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Frequently Asked Questions

What do you class as 'luxury' in Antarctica?

Every person's idea of a 'luxury' cruise is different, for some it's a luxury to have state of the art facilities on board and for others it's simply a smaller cruise which has a personal touch. It truly varies from person to person. Our accommodation and style of ships is frequently scrutinized by our staff, ensuring the cruises we offer adhere to our high standards. For that reason we have split our luxury cruising options into 2 categories: Superior and Deluxe. Superior cruises to Antarctica have decent accommodation, with above average facilities and service. Deluxe cruises to Antarctica have outstanding accommodation, with impeccable facilities and service.