A Polar Circle cruise will take you south down the Peninsula to cross the Antarctic Circle. There are many opportunities on the way south and back again to land on the Peninsula and offshore islands to see breath taking scenery and wildlife with zodiac cruises amongst glistening icebergs while looking out for minke and humpback whales.
Antarctic Peninsula Cruise With Circle Crossing
Antarctic Circle, pristine scenery, sites of scientific and historic interest, experienced guides, optional kayaking, camping and diving on some voyages
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Regions: Antarctic Peninsula | South Georgia | South Shetland Islands | Falkland Islands - Arctic
These cruises take you down the western side of the Peninsula to cross the Antarctic Circle, at 66 degrees and 33 minutes latitude south. This marks where on the planet (along with the arctic circle in the north) the sun is above the horizon for 24 continuous hours at least one day of the year. The further you go below the circle, the greater the number of days where the sun doesn't set.
As your ship sails ever further south, the daylight grows longer and the air gets colder as you enter rarely visited territory to cross the Antarctic Circle and explore wherever the wind and ice will allow.
There are many opportunities for landings on the peninsula and its islands, these cruises come in the second half of the Antarctic cruise season to allow for seasonal sea-ice to clear from further south, exactly where you go is dependent partly on the itinerary and partly on what ice conditions and weather dictate. You can sail from Ushuaia in Argentina and back again with some cruises also taking in visit to the Weddell Sea and Elephant Island enroute or take a fly-cruise joining your cruise ship in the South Shetlands after a 2 hour flight from Punta Arenas in Chile.
Fill in the contact form at the side or bottom of this page and we can talk you through the options of duration, ship, departure date, rate etc. to find you the best cruise for your requirements.
Antarctica Peninsula Cruises With Circle Crossing 2023 - 2024
|Trip||Crossing the Antarctic Circle||Polar Circle Air-Cruise||Polar Circle, Weddell Sea and Elephant Island|
|Pax||87 - 199|
|Departure port||Ushuaia - return same|
|Departures||Dec '23 - 1
Jan '24 - 3 departures
Feb '24 - 5 departures
Mar '24 - 5 departures
|Prices||$7,700 - $34,995|
* Prices are based per person, the lowest price is usually for triple occupancy in a basic cabin, the highest for double occupancy in the best available suite.
Options may be at additional cost and are usually booked when the cruise is booked - it may be too late once the cruise has started.
You will find here all of the reasons that you wanted to travel to Antarctica, scenery, wildlife and history. Make a less travelled journey to cross the Antarctic Circle, a much more difficult trip than crossing the Arctic Circle at the other end of the planet. You'll get the midnight sun if you're here around the December solstice though even when the sun is below the horizon in high summer there will be twilight and virtually no actual darkness.
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Departures from late October to late March
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Dozens of trips - unique combinations of ship + itinerary
Choice of ships - 67 to 199 passenger capacity
$4,995 to $43,995
6 to 23 days
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