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Antarctica Small Ship Cruise Holidays

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From its extraordinary wildlife and breathtaking scenery to the relics of a fascinating history of science and exploration, the vast ‘White Continent’ of Antarctica has epic appeal. This immense landmass lies under a permanent cover of ice and snow, and features dramatic mountain ranges cut by ancient glaciers that spill out into a spectacular coastline. Experiencing a stunning Antarctic cruise is the pinnacle of travel for many people.

Our comprehensive collection of small ship voyages to Antarctica allows discerning visitors the opportunity to experience the extraordinary scenery and wildlife of the world’s last true wilderness area. These truly are holidays of a lifetime.

From the plentiful wildlife and breathtaking scenery, to the relics of a fascinating history of science and exploration, the lure of the vast White Continent is considerable no matter where you choose to explore. Using special ice-strengthened vessels, our Antarctic expedition voyages can reach areas that are inaccessible to normal cruise ships.

With comfortable accommodation and a relaxed atmosphere, the small ships range from 54 to 198 passengers. Small groups allow for a more personal experience, with maximum time on shore and minimal impact on sensitive and vulnerable environments.

Each trip has an expedition leader supported by a team of experts ranging from historians to guest lecturers. Experienced and enthusiastic they are happy to share their knowledge with visitors. Friendships form very naturally among fellow passengers; everyone aboard is passionate about experiencing these amazing landscapes on an Antarctic expedition voyage, a holiday like no other on earth.

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