Luxury Holidays - Antarctica
Not as accessible as the Arctic, but just as rewarding and much more remote. The Antarctic is ‘Life in the Freezer’ on a daily basis. This is, in every sense, the other end of the world.
In the Antarctic there are no mobile phones. Imagine the uninterrupted silence. There are no cars, no pollution, almost no people.
What there is, is scenery of such awesome beauty that will stretch the credibility of your eyes to take it in. Take a really good camera and hope that your photographs do some justice to the wonder of an entire continent almost completely covered by an enormous icecap.
There is also a fabulous amount of wildlife in this seemingly desolate area. Perhaps there’s a correlation between the absence of man and the abundance of animals, but unfamiliarity with humans means you can find yourself really close to many of Antarctic’s natural residents. Colonies of Emperor, Gentoo and Adélie penguins for example. Beaches populated by grumpy elephant, fur and leopard seals. Seas that suddenly erupt as humpback and minke whales break surface.
Ask Sara Willis, one of our resident experts on Antarctica, to tailor-make an itinerary and you could find yourself actually camping out on the wild ice, or sailing the seas in a luxury, purpose-built cruise ship.
Just take plenty of warm clothes!
Not sure where to start? Here's one of our recommendations
(28 January - 20 February 2016)
Explore the White Continent made famous by Shackleton on this in-depth escorted tour to Antarctica.Read more
The stunning Antarctic Peninsula, the South Shetland Islands and Drake’s Passage; this is pure, Classic AntarcticaRead more
Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia. Home to seals, penguins, seal lions, killer whales – and nature lovers.Read more
The Weddell Sea and Antarctic Peninsula presents wild isolation, incredible scenery and endless wildlife photo opportunities.Read more
Take a camera to prove you’ve done it – Crossing the Antarctic Circle is a unique experience.Read more
Save sailing time, flying one or both directions, and see the White Continent from above.Read more
Fly to and from the Antarctic Peninsula for a week long cruise including a visit to the Weddell Sea, weather permitting.Read more
Join this longer air cruise to the Antarctic Peninsula with its stunning ice landscapes and prolific wildlife and hopefully crossing the Antarctic Circle.Read more
Camping on pack ice, kayaking, exploring – Off The Beaten Track is an adventure like no other.Read more
Promise yourself something completely different. Try Regal Antarctic: Christmas in the Realm of Emperors and Kings.Read more
Take an intrepid, fascinating voyage across the Ross Sea – in the Wake of Shackleton and Scott.Read more
Akademic Ioffe was built for exploration – so she’s a fast, stable platform for observing nature’s magnificence.Read more
Akademik Sergey Vavilov and Akademik Ioffe – sister ships, and partners in bringing you an unrivalled polar experience.Read more
M/S Expedition carries fewer passengers than its capacity, to give you that unique ‘specialist expedition’ sensation.Read more
Polar Pioneer – strong and small enough to explore places unreachable by larger ships.Read more
Ocean Diamond is a super-yacht - cutting through seas, giving you more time at your destination.Read more
Who says adventure has to be uncomfortable? On Sea Spirit you will discover luxury and space.Read more
Clipper Adventurer is an elegant, traditional cruise ship – with all the modern luxury you could want.Read more
Ocean Nova carries comparatively few voyagers, but she does it in style, comfort and consummate ease.Read more
Voyage to the poles aboard a fully ice-strengthened, comfortable oceanographic research vessel – The Spirit of Enderby.Read more
The word ‘comfort’ isn’t usually associated with Antarctic exploration. Unless you’re sailing aboard the Ocean Endeavour.Read more
Take an astounding voyage to discover either the Arctic Circle or Antarctica, aboard a luxurious ship, aptly named Sea Explorer.Read more