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

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.

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.

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.

king penguin chick Gold Harbour South Georgia - Hayley Crowden

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.


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


Order a Brochure

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 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....

  • 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. ...

  • In March of this year I was fortunate enough to fulfil a long held ambition to travel to Antarctica. My voyage on the Sea Spirit took me to the Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands. A simple summary would be mind-blowing – truly a trip of a lifetime including the naming of a new penguin species the 'Top-Notch Penguin'. ...

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A Selection of Ships


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.


Akademik Sergey Vavilov Expedition Ice rating 1A Antarctica

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.


Fly-Cruise plane BAE 146 200 Punta Arena - King George Antartica

These voyages utilise a flight from Punta Arenas in Chile to King George Island (the largest of the South Shetland Islands, close to the Antarctic Peninsula) or to Mount Pleasant airport on the Falkland Islands where you board the vessel allows guests to avoid lengthy sea crossings. These flights also allow for more time in destination and a visit to Antarctica, the Falklands and South Georgia in a shorter period of time.

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