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The Best Antarctica cruises

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Discover the breathtaking landscapes and impressive wildlife of the frozen continent on the very best Antarctica cruises. Since the early days of exploration 120 years ago, Antarctica has attracted some of the most adventurous and brightest minds. The remoteness and difficult climate meant that for a long time, only a privileged few were able to travel in the region, but now it is far more accessible on modern, comfortable ships. Of course, there is still a premium associated with Antarctica cruises, so availability is limited. Which one is best for you depends on many factors. Use our custom search filter to check out the best Antarctica cruise itinerary within a range of dates.

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What is the best Antarctica cruise itinerary for me?

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When it comes to selecting the best Antarctica cruise itinerary, a random internet search is unlikely to give you the best overview. There is a confusing array of information available on multiple websites, often however with no clear idea of the companies which offer your specific dream trip. It is also hard to find detailed information about the itineraries, excursions, and other activities you will be able to enjoy on your Antarctica adventure. Our website lists more than 25 specialist cruise ships and has over 100 different polar routes to choose from. Our unique search filter makes life easy for you, allowing you to tailor every aspect of your trip. You can enter your ideal budget and preferred luxury level, itinerary duration and even specify the locations and wildlife you would like to see.

Perhaps you have specific destinations in mind, in which case a good place to start is filtering for the best Antarctica cruises. There you will find the best Antarctica cruise itineraries within a range of dates. For example, to experience penguin colonies and pods of whales, you could sail the Drake Passage past the South Shetland Islands and explore the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, or take a longer trip to the Falklands and South Georgia. For some people, the absolute best Antarctica cruise is to see the remote wilderness of the white continent through the eyes of its most remarkable explorer, following in the footsteps of pioneering explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton. On the other hand, if you are looking for the best value Antarctica cruise, you could take a shorter trip on a mid-range ship on a more modestly-priced classic Antarctica cruise.

What is the best Antarctica cruise ship class for me?

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First of all, we should make it clear that Polartours only lists mid-range, first-class and luxury ships. Safety is paramount on any Antarctic expedition or cruise, so all the vessels must be very well equipped and maintained. If your main reason for visiting Antarctica is a sense of adventure and a wish to set foot on the remote continent and marvel at the scenery and wildlife, perhaps a budget-class ship is a good option for you. But if this is a once-in-a-lifetime trip, or you are celebrating a special occasion, you will probably want to treat yourself, for example to an air cruise on a first class ship or, for an experience to rival the finest hotels in the world, the best luxury Antarctica cruise ship experience. On the other hand, if you want comfort but are on a budget and are looking for a balance between price and amenities, a mid-range ship may be your best option.

The best Antarctica cruise prices are available to passengers who can be flexible around ship category and dates. For some, the appeal of an intimate voyage on a small ship is irresistible, while others would prefer the comfort of a much larger vessel with more amenities. Our Antarctica experts can often find special offers on cruises if you are prepared to travel at short notice. Get in touch to ask us about some amazing last-minute deals on Antarctica cruises! With great options for every budget, Polartours.com cruises really are the best way to experience Antarctica.

When’s the best time to book to get the best Antarctica cruises?

The best cruise ships in Antarctica are always in high demand, so we strongly recommend booking well in advance if you can. Most people will book a trip of this kind at least a year in advance, although even if you are planning a trip at shorter notice or looking for a last-minute deal, our Antarctica experts can help you plan all aspects of your trip, ensuring you select the very best Antarctica cruise for you. A tip we give to travelers looking for the best-value Antarctica cruises is to be flexible with their dates. Again, use our custom search filter. If you can be flexible, you can search for better prices. We can also often find bargains if you are prepared to travel at short notice. Get in touch via our chat feature or by phone to discover some amazing last-minute deals! Call or live chat with us now!

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