Antarctica Cruise

Antarctica, the “blue continent”, is like no other place on Earth, with its glittering ice, majestic peaks and amazing beauty. Between November and March, an abundance of penguins and many other seabirds including the albatross, arrive on Antarctica to breed, whilst during the summer you can see whales feasting themselves before they head north.

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All our Antarctic expeditions have been carefully chosen. Each expedition provider has signed up to the voluntary code of conduct developed by the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO). Under the code of conduct impact is minimized to Antarctica’s fragile environment and ensures protection for future generations.

All our providers use smaller expedition vessels that vary in class and accommodation. All ships sail with experts who give lectures and presentations about the ecology, geology and history of the Antarctica. Trips to shore are by Zodiac.

Get ready to explore Antarctica with Hurtigruten – one of the companies we work with

The following are a sample of Antarctica expedition cruise ships that we offer:

silver-explorerSilver Explorer

Silver Explorer (formerly Prince Albert II renamed April 2011) Purpose built for polar cruises, ice class of 1A. Carries maximum of 132 guests and offers all inclusive luxury.



Sea SpiritSea Spirit

Sea Spirit Accommodates 112 guests, all cabins are en suite and offer exterior views. Relax in the club lounge with its bar, piano and polar library or enjoy the views from the Oceanus Lounge with its picture windows.

Sea Spirit has an ice class of 1D.


MV Sea AdventurerMV Sea Adventurer

MV Sea Adventurer Elegant expedition ship offering fine dining, 61 cabins with exterior view and en suite facilities, carrying 122 guests, with an ice class of 1A.



MS Bremen & MS HanseaticMS Bremen & MS Hanseatic

MS Bremen & MS Hanseatic Hapag Lloyd expedition ships, carrying a maximum of 164 and 184 guests respectively, with an ice class of E4, the Germanischer Lloyd ice class equivalent of 1A.



MS FramMS Fram

MS Fram accommodates 256 guests, with comfortable cabins many of which are superior. MS Fram has an ice class of 1A/1B. Suitable for the more adventurous traveller, sailing to many places Hurtigruten haven’t been to before.




MS Midnatsol

MS Midnatsol accommodates 500 guests, offering a softer style of adventure cruise to MS Fram. Suitable for families, with teenagers engaged in Hurtigruten’s fun and lively Young Explorers science based programme. MS Midnatsol has an ice class of 1C. Sailings will start in Antarctica from September 2016, but on sale now.



L’Austral & Le BorealL’Austral & Le Boreal

L’Austral & Le Boreal Modern boutique 5* mega yachts offering 132 cabins, with an ice class of 1C.




Seabourn QuestSeabourn Quest

Seabourn Quest Luxury cruise ship with a guest capacity of 450, new to Antarctica and Patagonia expeditions.





To book or make further enquiries about our Antarctic Cruises or for our free detailed fact sheet please call our travel consultants on 023 807 330 73 or contact us