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    Holidays to Antarctica

    Once the sole domain of whalers, explorers, scientists and soldiers, tours of Antarctica and the Antarctic Peninsula allow visitors access to a landscape of awe-inspiring majesty and haunting beauty.  The best way to traverse this frozen land is by taking a tailor-made holiday. Cruising its otherworldly reaches is a once in a lifetime opportunity to escape from modern reality, to explore the wildest remaining frontier on the planet and experience a pure and extraordinary world unlike any other.

    Despite its remote location, Antarctica is accessible by travelling from Argentina’s Tierra de Fuego on expeditionary ships that combine the spirit of adventure with levels of comfort and luxury unthinkable in the days of the great explorers. Cruising waters framed by turquoise cathedrals of ice and dotted with drifting blue-green icebergs is an unforgettable experience. However, breathtaking scenery is only half of the magic. Virtually unchanged since the days of Scott and Shackleton, this ice-bound paradise and its chilly waters are home to a huge concentration of wildlife. Zodiac expeditions ashore are guided by expert naturalists with bottomless funds of knowledge, while the dazzling daylight and lingering twilight of the polar night are a photographer’s dream.

    Although passengers from the luxury cruisers are free to wander ashore on guided visits, the priority is, as the old cliché goes, ‘to leave nothing but footprints and take nothing but memories’.

    Capital City






    Time Difference (GMT) + 12 hour

    Climate & average temperatures

    Summer months Nov–March +8 to -10 degrees centigrade.


    None. Occasional private charters

    Flight time from UK

    Either to Chile, Argentina or New Zealand & board ship.

    Visa requirements

    Not with a UK passport

    Health requirements

    Contact your GP for information.

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    Key features of this accommodation...

    Akademik Loffe Adventure
    Setting the Ioffe apart is the unique opportunity to mix pampering and well-being with adventure.
    Kayaking & camping, Gym, personal fitness instructor available, 6 suites

    silver explorer
    Silver Explorer
    Venture deep into regions where other vessels cannot go while enjoying a privileged lifestyle that is simply second-to-none
    Expert naturalists and special guest lecturers, Observation Lounge, Panorama Lounge, library and movie centre, beauty salon, 66 cabin suites all ocean view, Excursions & on-board theatre, 2 restaurants & 1 bar

    le soleal
    Le Soléal
    Superb mega-yacht offers modern French elegance and sophisticated design
    132 cabins, 2 restaurants & 3 bars, 1 pool, Spa

    Antarctic Air Cruise
    Flies over the Drake Passage allowing you to avoid the challenging sea crossing and enjoy the Antarctic Peninsula to the full
    Observation lounge presentation room & library, 1 restaurant & 1 bar, Wildlife watching, tours, lectures & Zodiac boat visits

    sea spirit and sea adventurer
    Quark are the original polar adventure company and offer some of the most comfortable cruise ships and some of the best guides and crew
    Sea Spirit 53 cabins & Sea Adventurer 61 cabins, Kayaking, hiking, snowshoeing & Zodiac cruising

    ani south pole camp
    The camp offers portable comfort and security in extreme conditions
    Tented accommodation, Expeditions, Games & activities organised by guides

    white desert
    White Desert
    Newly built ecological camp set in one of the last great wildernesses on earth
    6 sleeping pods, Polar exploring, mountain hiking, kite surfing & penguin visits

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