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Luxury Antarctica Cruises

The adventure of a lifetime in the least visited place on earth.

Embark on the journey of a lifetime: Antarctica, more than just your seventh continent, is a destination full of awe-inspiring wonders and boundless adventures. Our luxury Antarctica Cruises take you comfortably to this untamed wilderness, where you join the ranks of legendary explorers like Sir Ernest Shackleton, and enjoy the thrilling company of our Expedition Teams, each deeply familiar with the wonders of Antarctica.

Below you will find a selection of the most luxurious expedition ships, hand-picked by our Antarctica experts. These cruises have been chosen for their unrivaled level of service, style, and small size which permits superior wildlife viewing on zodiacs and sea kayaks compared to large cruise ships. Contact one of our Antarctica experts for help designing the perfect trip to Antarctica!

What Distinguishes a Luxury Antarctica Cruise from Other Categories of Cruise?

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The main factor that stands out in comparison to other categories of Antarctica cruises is that there is a lot more space on a luxury Antarctica cruise ship. This means spacious common areas and cabin accommodation, with most ships offering a balcony to enjoy the awe-inspiring views. The accommodation on many of these luxury Antarctica cruise ships exclusively comprises suites, and the social areas and sundecks are also far more spacious than those on an ordinary first-class cruise. Naturally, all these luxury Antarctica cruise ships have internet service. Food and drink on a luxury Antarctica cruise are also a key feature. Prepared by international chefs, there is a great variety at mealtimes, and often include complementary beverages, such as cocktails and fine vintages. Other complementary services include laundry.

Luxury Antarctica cruises enjoy the highest levels of all services and have the highest staff-to-guest ratios, in some cases even 1:1. You may notice this, for example, as a helping hand when you are getting on and off the ship to go on an excursion, or in the attentive wait staff at mealtimes. Other services go on behind the scenes and you may find that your suite is immaculately made up while you are out enjoying activities or having lunch. No detail has been overlooked on a Polatours.com luxury Antarctica cruise.

What Can I Expect on a Luxury Antarctica Cruise?

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You can expect exclusive first-class service, with all that entails. Luxury Antarctica cruises are the ultimate traveler experience to the white continent as you venture to Antarctica, one of the last unspoiled biospheres on Earth. The vessels on our most luxurious Antarctica cruises feature large, beautiful cabins, staterooms and suites, with plenty of design flair to help you feel your best in your surroundings. Outstanding characteristics include private balconies, personal TV and entertainment systems, individual air conditioning, the very best in interior decor, and luxurious linens and designer toiletries. Your cabin or suite is a place of peace and repose, so you can have a good night’s sleep and wake up refreshed and ready for another day of discovery.

The social spaces on our luxury Antarctic cruise ships are everything you could wish for and more. The well-designed areas and sundecks are your best location where you can expect all kinds of encounters. Features include jacuzzi hot tubs, perhaps a small gym or fitness center, and opulent inside spaces for relaxing, enjoying a cocktail and chatting with like-minded fellow travelers. You will find private spaces and nooks to withdraw and unwind, enjoying the breathtaking Antarctic scenery through a picture window.

There may be more than one dining option, for example a bistro and a restaurant, both offering a fantastic choice of high-quality international dishes and healthy options, all prepared by chefs trained at some of the best hotel restaurant kitchens in the world. The wine list will be carefully curated to offer outstanding vintages, and you will be always assured of superb service. Many of our luxury Antarctica cruise vessels have been purpose-built for Antarctic travel, and the most luxurious Antarctica cruise ships will to some extent be able to break up pack-ice. All of our luxury cruises offer lectures by experienced naturalists, along with daily excursions by foot and trips by Zodiac to get close to the sights and wildlife. On top of this, practically all Antarctic luxury expeditions also offer additional, optional guided tours and activities, such as Snowshoeing, Photography Workshops, Kayaking, Heli-Treking, Camping and many more.

When Should I Book my Luxury Antarctica Cruise?

We highly recommend that you book your luxury Antarctica cruise as far in advance as possible. Luxury cruises are very sought-after to celebrate special occasions, such as milestone anniversaries, retirement celebrations, and once-in-a-lifetime adventures, so their availability is limited. Booking well in advance will give you the best chance of securing your preferred dates, activities, ship and destinations so you can curate your perfect Antarctica luxury cruise experience. Consult our specialist Antarctic cruise page to find out more. You can use the listing filters on this page to search for luxury cruises in Antarctica on your chosen dates. Each listing will show you all the details, features and luxury amenities which our hand-picked ships offer.

We love to help people find their dream vacation to the Antarctic, so why not contact one of our expert Antarctica travel advisors directly by phone or live chat to learn more about the latest availability and whether there are any discounts available on a luxury Antarctica cruise? Or you will find a wealth of helpful hints and suggestions on health and safety, insurance and packing lists for your luxury Antarctica cruise on our FAQ page.

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