Antarctica Tours and Cruises
Massive, majestic and unforgiving, Antarctica is a continent of superlatives. It is the coldest, windiest, driest, iciest and highest of all the major landmasses in the world. One of the world's environments least touched by human activity, Antarctica is increasingly unique on our planet. Here, stark white landscapes framed by towering rock faces and icebergs on a colossal scale slide by noiselessly as you navigate some of the most beautiful waterways in the world. Antarctic wildlife is unique in both scale and accessibility; from whales, to seals, to penguins by the thousands, Antarctica is truly nature "in the raw".
To view interactive route maps, wildlife guides and deckplans of the M/S Expedition, please visit our Antarctica Cruises Page. For more information about the M/S Expedition, visit our Ship Information Page.
Antarctica Classic (XVCASX)
Vivid emerald, violet tints, intense blue and crimson light—the Antarctic Peninsula is anything but a world of white desolation. Join us on a true adventure to a world of immense scale and visual splendour. Passing huge icebergs in the flat calm of a polar morning will reshape the way you look at your world. Encounter huge whales, enormous rookeries of penguins and stunning landscapes few have ever witnessed. This 11-day expedition will introduce you to the magic of the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula.
Highlights: Set foot on Antarctica—the worlds least visited continent, watch majestic albatross soar by the ship while crossing the Drake Passage, brave the chill by taking an optional polar plunge, witness immense icebergs and magnificent glaciers, have your questions answered by Antarctic experts
Quest for the Antarctic Circle (XVQCSX)
A massive rookery of penguins shuffles across a frozen shore; a pod of whales glides through frigid waters; dramatic landscapes float off in the distance—welcome to Antarctica. Join us on a voyage of discovery to our planet’s last frontier—a mysterious and virtually pristine paradise. Our ice-strengthened expedition ship is ideally suited to cruising this icy wilderness, and her expert staff are on hand to ensure you’ll fully appreciate all the majesty you encounter. Sail the Drake Passage past the South Shetland Islands, then really explore the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. Prepare yourself for an adventure like no other—more like a private expedition than a traditional cruise.
Highlights: Spend 7 full days exploring the Antarctic Peninsula, go farther south than most have ever gone, spend time on deck searching for whales and watching soaring albatross, get up close and personal with a variety of penguin species, discover the intricacies of the Antarctic region through our on board lecture program