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.
Our experienced Antarctica 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 our specialists select is matched to your needs and your pre/post travel in South America is tailored for you.
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.
Most 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.
South Georgia is one of the most stunning places on earth. This small archipelago rears up from the Southern Ocean to a height of almost 3,000 metres and is home to millions of birds. If you are interested in wildlife we highly recommend you include South Georgia into your cruise itinerary.
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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.
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.