Antarctica Travel Centre specialises in small-ship cruises to Antarctica voyaging to the Antarctic Peninsula, the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the Ross Sea. We are an independent specialist with 25 years of first-hand experience and will work with you to select an Antarctic cruise to suit your travel needs. Our Antarctic cruise experts will help you select the right vessel (expedition- luxury, luxury, expedition or fly-cruise), itinerary and season to ensure your holiday really is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Our experienced Antarctica cruise consultants have travelled widely in Antarctica, the Falkland Islands and South Georgia and have first-hand knowledge of a wide range of Luxury & Expedition Antarctic cruise ships. Each Antarctica cruise that our specialists select is matched to your needs and your pre/post travel in South America is tailored for you.
Many ships have Antarctica cruise Early Booking offers as well as special rates for last minute berths often made available by group cancellations. Check here for the best Antarctic cruise rates for Antarctica 2022-23 and 2023-24 seasons.
We have been operating since 1995 and have carefully selected ships and operators with proven track records. As a member of Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) and the AFTA accreditation scheme ATAS you have financial security when booking with Antarctica Travel Centre. We are a wholly Australian-owned company. We are proud to be Associate Members of the International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators.
Antarctica Travel Centre is part of Tailor-Made Journeys. Most cruises and expeditions to Antarctica depart from South America; Ushuaia in Argentina or Punta Arenas in Chile.
South America Travel Centre is our dedicated South America tailor made tour division, with 25 years of experience in travel throughout South America we can arrange all of your pre and post-holiday arrangements in a seamless and efficient way.
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Alex Burridge, MD Antarctica Travel Centre shares his experience of the Spirit of Antarctica voyage onboard the purpose expedition ship Greg Mortimer....
With the growth in tourism to Antarctica and the Arctic, there are more and more purpose built ships for polar exploration. These new builds have incredible features that make your journey to the white continent comfortable and environmentally sound. ...
These luxurious ships combine more traditional-style cruising with an Antarctic adventure. They offer large, very comfortable cabins with en-suite facilities and many have private balconies. The experienced expedition team enable you to explore the Antarctic Peninsula with Zodiac dinghies and come home to an exquisite ship with superior comfort and excellent cuisine options.
As the name suggests these ships are a hybrid of an Expedition Ship and a Luxury Ship. Focusing on maximising opportunities for exploring as on an expedition vessel but with the added comfort of having larger, more comfortable cabins and common areas. Generally cabins are larger or perhaps the ship is newer than an Expedition ship. The cuisine is of a very high standard.
Expedition ships have a greater emphasis on maximising time off the vessel or out on deck. The expedition team works closely with the ship’s captain and crew to get you out exploring on the Zodiac dinghies and on shore as much as possible. Most voyages also offer kayaking and sometimes camping. Cabins are simple and comfortable, the food excellent. The ships are stable, fast and manoeuvrable.
Now back in Sydney after a wonderful holiday. The EcoCamp was also fantastic! The whole holiday was co-ordinated beautifully – everything just flowed from one adventure to the next without a single problem. We now have 100’s and 100’s of absolutely spectacular photos to sort through. Interestedly we had 8 different flights whilst we were away and each one of them was either full or nearly full – people are obviously travelling again. Thank you so much for all your assistance in co-ordinating our Patagonia experience. With Kindest Regards, Joe & Judy
Thank you for all you did to organise the trip – it went off flawlessly. All the flights and connections and transfers and hotel bookings all worked as scheduled – amazing really for such a complex itinerary. All the local guides were good – no complaints there. The highlights for me were Antarctica, Patagonia, Atacama and Iguazu in that order. The most outstanding properties were Awasi, Hub Porteno and the Sea Spirit (also in that order). The Posada Verde Oliva in Mendoza and Helsingfors in Patagonia was also very good. In terms of travel experience the wonders of Antarctica speak for themselves. In Argentinian Patagonia the Blue lagoon hike/horse ride at Helsingfors provided the most intimate and stark views of Patagonia.
Here we are back in Sydney and our trip has been and gone before I’ve managed to thank you for the fabulous travel itinerary and pack you sent with our details prior to departure. So a belated thank you. We had a fantastic time and no problems at all. Valparaiso was really interesting and a fabulous place to start so thanks for that recommendation. Found a couple of gems in Santiago as well. Both Tierra hotels were stunning and really well run and delivered a great product. And finally Antarctica…well, words can’t quite describe how stunningly beautiful it is. We had the weather god looking after us and had incredibly calm, sunny weather. They joked about the Drake “lake” as opposed to the Drake Passage and according to the cruise operator they said we had a week of ‘brochure’ days. Lucky us.