Ocean Atlantic Solar eclipse

Solar Eclipse 2021: Totality in Antarctica, with South Georgia aboard the World Explorer

Embark on a 17-day adventure and experience a rare astronomical event: a Solar Eclipse!

Solar Eclipse 2021: Totality in Antarctica
A 17-day long expedition cruise
First Class Ship

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A 17-day long Cruise

First Class Ship
The Trip Highlights

Discover South Georgia Island

Spot seals and whales in their natural habitats

Step a foot on the 7th continent

Cross the drake passage

Your Polartours 'Plus' Experience

Experience a polar Solar Eclipse

Hike up a sparkling glacier

Your trip is 100% carbon offset

Polar experts to answer all your questions

Solar eclipses are very rare in Antarctica, with this expedition you board the World Explorer for a unique polar adventure! The crew will provide you with special eclipse glasses so that you can admire this astronomical event as it should be. You will become an Antarctic wildlife expert with our experienced polar guides and get to photograph huge albatrosses, millions of seabirds, friendly dolphins and over five different species of penguins. So make the most of this important milestone for any world traveler with a wide range of activities organized on your vessel.

Your ship: World Explorer

Welcome aboard the World Explorer! Distinct and comfortable, refined and roomy—these attributes and more describe World Explorer. Every cabin has a private walk-out or French balcony for direct ocean views. World Explorer also delivers spacious public lounge spaces to unwind after a day outdoors, including the glass-domed Observation Lounge, the Explorer Lounge, and a dedicated presentation theater. Health and wellness facilities feature an outdoor walking track, a fitness center, and a spa, plus a sauna with a change room and shower.

For the active adventurers, add-ons include kayaking, camp … Read more about World Explorer


Fitness Center
rubber boots
Expedition Parka
Lecture Theater
Observation Deck
swimming pool
Observation Lounge
Gift Shop
doctor's suitcase
Medical Services
Open Bridge Policy

Food & Drinks

There is one dining room located on Deck 4 which offers three meals per day. While mealtimes may change due to landings and wildlife encounters, you’ll always be assured of excellent quality food during our time on World Explorer.

There is one seating for all passengers at breakfast, lunch, and dinner and the restaurant has an open seating policy that encourages passengers to mingle with like-minded Antarctic explorers and share their experiences.

An assortment of freshly baked cookies and/or pastries are offered each afternoon. There is also a selection of hot and cold snacks available in the lounge during cocktail hour, expedition activities permitting.

Breakfasts and lunches are normally served buffet-style, while dinners are served plated. À la carte meals are made at the time of your order, allowing the chefs to prepare each dish to your individual needs. Working in a small kitchen, the chefs are able to monitor and control the quality of food being served, ensuring you receive top-quality meals during the course of your expedition.

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