Antarctic Cruise Specialists - Antarctica Travel Centre

Cruises to Antarctica

Antarctica Travel Centre specialises in small-ship cruises to the Antarctic Peninsula, the Falkland Islands and South Georgia.  We are the specialist Antarctica arm of South America Travel Centre and will tailor an Antarctic cruise to suit your travel needs.  Our Antarctic experts will help you select the right vessel (luxury, expedition or fly-cruise), itinerary and season to ensure your holiday really is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The Antarctica Travel Centre Difference

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Expert Advice

Our experienced Antarctica consultants have travelled widely in Antarctica, the Falkland Islands and South Georgia and know the regions and ships well. Each Antarctica cruise our specialists select is matched to your needs and your pre/post travel in South America is tailored for you.

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Expert Guides

The essential component of any voyage is passionate and expert expedition staff on board who offer professional knowledge as well as a personal insight into Antarctica. Each vessel we use has an experienced expedition team who have travelled to Antarctica extensively and are each specialist in their field.

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Book with Confidence

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 and the AFTA accreditation scheme ATAS you have financial security when booking with Antarctica Travel Centre. We are wholly Australian-owned.

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Many ships offer Early Booking offers as well as special rates for last minute berths often made available by group cancellations.
Click here to view offers available on Antarctic voyages.

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All of our Antarctic cruises and expeditions depart from South America; Ushuaia in Argentina or Punta Arenas in Chile. South America Travel Centre – our dedicated South America tailor made tour division, can arrange all of your pre and post-holiday arrangements.

Emperor Penguins

Take the rare opportunity to visit the Emperor Penguin colony at Snow Hill Island onboard the icebreaker, Kapitan Khlebnikov. Navigate the ice-chocked waters of Antarctica before taking a helicopter to the Emperor Penguin colony.

To speak to an expert call 1300 668 112

Inspiration

Order a Brochure
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Antarctica is a fascinating, remote place. Our brochure is intended to be a starting point to help you decide which cruise would suit you

Latest News & Blogs
  • On a recent trip to Antarctica, Jim Darby, journalist for Traveller and avid skier, took to the slopes of the 7th continent. "Far off to my left is an unnamed glacier, making its eternal march to the sea, where the icebergs it calved are bobbing around like yachts in a Wednesday afternoon regatta. No yacht clubs hereabouts though. No ski lifts or ski resorts either. This is Antarctica and we're ski touring the last frontier."...

  • On previous voyages early and late in the season I’d seen a few whales but nothing prepared me for the evening of our first day in Antarctica....

  • What's the one thing you can do when you’re on location, and about to take a photo, that could help ensure that you get the best shot you can? Doug Gimesy, National Geographic photographer explains: So you’ve booked the once in a lifetime big trip to South America, or to Antarctica, or combining both, and you want to make sure you come back with a set of travel photos that do the trip justice. In excited anticipation you’ve looked at a few web sites, you may have purchased some new gear, or taken a course or two. You’ve practiced taking photos with your equipment so you know how to use all the controls without taking your eye away from the viewfinder (if you haven’t please try as it’s important). You’ve got spare memory cards, an extra battery and perhaps an extra charger, you’ve got something to keep your equipment clean and dry, and also something to back up your images on to. So from an equipment perspective, you’re feeling pretty good. But are you really ready to capture the memories you are hoping to?...

  • Find out exactly what you can expect on a voyage to Snow Hill to see the Emperor Penguin colony. Alex Burridge, Managing Director of Antarctica Travel Centre, tells of his voyage onboard the mighty Icebreaker ship the Kapitan Khlebnikov and his visit to the Emperor Penguin Colony. ...

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A Selection of Ships

LUXURY

Antarctica Luxury Cruise

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.

LUXURY-EXPEDITION

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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

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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.

Client Testimonials

We will tailor the perfect holiday to suit your needs.

Call us today to discuss your holiday to Antarctica, The Falkland Islands or South Georgia
1300 668 112