Antarctica cruise guide

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While most people might associate cruises with rest and relaxation in the sun or splashing around in the pool, here’s something for the true explorers. In late 2013 and early 2014, some of the world’s finest cruise ships will be visiting some of the world’s coldest destinations – and Cruise 1st Australia has some great deals to offer you.

Click here to view our full range of Arctic and Antarctica cruise deals – or keep reading to learn more about what to expect on these amazing journeys.

Why visit Antarctica?

This is a question your friends and family are almost certain to ask you, so we’d better get it out of the way now! Here’s an opportunity to visit some of the world’s most remote and peaceful places: wintery expanses where all you’ll see for miles is icy terrain. Few people ever get to see these parts of the world in their lifetime, but those who do will never forget it.

And unlike the explorers of old, you don’t have to be willing to risk your life to do it. In between stops at a range of stunning destinations, you’ll enjoy the whole range of fantastic amenities that each cruise ship has to offer. Enjoy fine dining, luxury accommodation, classy bars, inviting spas and much more – and maybe you’ll make a few new friends along the way.

What’s more, you can see much more than just the Arctic or Antarctica if you like. Some of these cruises stop off at more traditional tourist spots such as Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, the Shetland Islands and more.

There are only a few opportunities to visit the south pole by cruise ship each year, so if your heart is set on one of these trips, don’t wait any longer.

Antarctica cruise deals for 2013 and 2014

Here are the highlights of our Antarctica cruise deals:

South America & Antarctica Holiday
MS Zaandam (Holland America Line)
18th December 2013 for 21 nights

Starting from Rio de Janeiro, this Christmas-time cruise stops off at Buenos Aires (Argentina), Montevideo (Uruguay), Puerto Madryn (Patagonia), The Antarctic Sound, The Danco Coast, The Palmer Archipelago, Drake Passage and Cape Horn, Ushuaia, Glacier Alley, Beagle Channel, Punta Arenas, Strait of Magellan, Canal Sarmiento, the Chilean Fjords, Puerto Montt and ends at Valparaiso.

Antarctic & South America (fly/stay/cruise)
Crystal Symphony (Crystal Cruises)
18th December 2013 for 26 nights

This epic trip starts with a flight from Australia to Buenos Aires, followed by a cruise to Montevideo, Puerto Madryn, Port Stanley, Ushuaia, Punta Arenas, Puerto Montt, Valparaiso and Santiago.

Antarctic, South America and Falklands
Celebrity Infinity (Celebrity Cruises)
1st February 2014 for 17 nights

Starting from Buenos Aires and stopping at Ushuaia, Cape Horn, Elephant Island (Antarctica), Port Stanley, Puerto Madryn, Montevideo, and back to Buenos Aires.

Quest for the Antarctic Circle
M/S Expedition (G Adventures)
25th February 2014 for 13 nights

A round trip from Ushuaia, stopping at a huge range of breathtaking destinations around the Antarctic circle.

To find out more or to book a deal, visit our Antarctic Cruises page here.

Photo credit: EnDumEn (Flickr)

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Alyssa Beit

Alyssa lives in Sydney, NSW. Born on the 14th October and is a Social and Human Service Assistant at Cruise 1st Australia. She is in her early 40’s and loves tranquility on luxury cruises.

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