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2021/2022 voyages on sale

For many, a trip to Antarctica is the ultimate adventure. On one of our voyages, operated by our sister company Quark Expeditions, you'll enjoy breathtaking wildlife encounters with penguins, whales and seabirds. Our team of passinate experts, including biologists, penguinologists, ornithologists, glaciologists and historians will facilitate onboard presentations and lectures. You'll also have the opportunity to enjoy rewarding shore visits, Zodiac cruises and optional off-ship adventures to complete your Antarctic experience.

When should I go?

The Antarctic season runs from November to March and the month you visit will determine what you'll see and do. Knowing what you would like to experience while you're there will help determine the best time for you to visit:

Late Spring and Early Summer - October & November

The start of the season in Antarctica is the most adventurous time to travel. On shore the snow is pristine after the long winter and you’ll encounter truly breath-taking, exquisitely sculpted icebergs emerging from their frozen hibernation. Many of these blue bergs house courting, nesting and brooding penguins.

High Summer - December, January & February

Close to the solstice you’ll experience almost perpetual daylight in Antarctica. These are the mildest months and when the first Adelie and Gentoo penguin chicks are hatched.  It’s also the time to encounter seal pups on South Georgia. As the water warms the whale sightings also improve.  

Late Summer - February & March

This is the time for some incredible encounters with whales, especially Minke and Humpback whales who migrate to these waters to feed. The receding ice also allows for further exploration and penguin colonies are very active with adults feeding their chicks.

To celebrate the launch of the 2021/2022 season, you can save up to 25% off your voyage when you book by 30 September 2020*. To discuss which voyage is best for you and for the latest availability and pricing, please contact us.

Antarctica 2021/22 - Terms & Conditions

Early bookings savings up to 25%

Offer valid for new bookings made from 30 March 2020 to 30 September 2020 for selected Antarctica departures between October 2021 to March 2022. The offer is only combineable with Shackleton Club past passenger offers and valid gift cards - discount is not valid with any other offers. Discount applies to the voyage full fare only and does not apply to Transfer Packages, Adventure Options, additional hotel accommodation, pre or post voyage tours, insurance, flights or group bookings. Please note that Triple Share Cabins are excluded from the offer. All prices are per person, based on twin share (unless indicated), voyage only. This offer may be limited, changed or discontinued at any time without notice. Availability is limited and cabins are subject to availability.

Standard & Premium cabin types by ship:

WORLD EXPLORER: Standard Cabins: Infinity Suite, Veranda Suite; Premium Cabins: Superior, Deluxe Suite, Owner’s Suite
OCEAN DIAMOND: Standard Cabins: Twin Obst. View, Twin Window, Single Obst. View, Single Porthole Premium Cabins: Suite, Balcony Suite
OCEAN ADVENTURER: Standard Cabins: Lower Deck, Main Deck Porthole, Main Deck Window; Premium Cabins: Superior, Deluxe, Suite, Owner’s Suite
ULTRAMARINE: Standard Cabins: Explorer Suite; Premium Cabins: Balcony Suite, Deluxe Suite, Terrace Suite, Penthouse Suite, Owner's Suite and Ultra Suite

Save up to 5% 

Voyages on sale

Antarctic Explorer

20 reviews

Towering blue icebergs, vast penguin colonies, whales, seals and glaciers right in the heart of the peninsula

Polar Expeditions
Suitable for:
Age 18+
Activity level:
Leisurely
11 Days from £6,500
Guided
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Antarctic Circle Quest

14 reviews

Always one of the most popular departures, this expedition gives more time where it matters, below the Antarctic Circle.

Polar Expeditions
Suitable for:
Age 18+
Activity level:
Leisurely
14 Days from £7,100
Guided
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Antarctica, Falklands & South Georgia

17 reviews

The fascinating history and overwhelming wildlife populations of the Sub-Antarctic combined with the awesome beauty of Antarctica itself

Polar Expeditions
Suitable for:
Age 18+
Activity level:
Leisurely
20 Days from £10,700
Guided
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Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake

The perfect short, introductory expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula, the most pristine wilderness on earth

Polar Expeditions
Suitable for:
Age 18+
Activity level:
Leisurely
8 Days from £8,700
Guided
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