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Breaching humpback whales. Icebergs towering over your Zodiac boat. Thousand-strong colonies of penguins cawing at their young… You could experience all this and more on a tailor-made Antarctic expedition cruise with Audley. We’ll design your ideal trip with you, paying close attention to your interests, your travel style and your budget. Our Antarctica specialists have explored the polar regions extensively by expedition cruise vessel and will lead you to experiences you won’t find on larger, more commercial ships.

Spot a solitary albatross hovering over the stormy waters of Drake Passage. Experience Antarctica’s turbulent winds from the ship’s deck. Kayak through the impossibly narrow channel of Neptune’s Bellows. Meet scientists living on a research base. Hear direct from experts about Antarctica’s natural and human history. See the ghostly vestiges of an abandoned whaling station.

The craggy caldera of Deception Island, half swallowed by the ocean. Chunks of ice so old they’re a deep cerulean blue. Elephant seals with their pups. Travel at your own pace, in your own style, with the confidence that we’ll show you the best options, wherever you go.

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Start planning your tailor-made trip by calling one of our Antarctica specialists on 01993 838 615

Our suggested Antarctica cruising itineraries

Each of these itineraries features an element, big or small, of experiencing Antarctica by boat. As we’ve discovered, cruising lets you slow the pace and gain a different — sometimes exclusive — perspective on a destination. As with all our itineraries, treat these as just inspiration for your uniquely created trip.

Ships selected by our specialists

Ranging from luxurious floating hotels to far simpler options, the selection of Antarctica cruise vessels you can choose from all have one thing in common: they offer unparalleled access to sights well off the beaten track.