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Antarctica Cruises with AdventureSmith

Cruising Antarctica with AdventureSmith is the ultimate way to explore up close and in style. Thousands of travelers have trusted our adventure cruise specialists to help them choose, book and plan the right Antarctica small ship cruise at the best price. We are award-winning U.S.-based experts with decades of combined experience with Antarctic expedition cruises. You will benefit from our firsthand knowledge. Our professional crew will help you with everything you need for a seamless cruise package. Why book with AdventureSmith Explorations?

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Work with one full service Adventure Specialist to research, purchase, & prepare for your Antarctica cruise.

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We’re well traveled & savvy to the latest options, including all the new Antarctic itineraries and ships.

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Kayaking, camping, skiing… Our staff has experience doing it all & can match your activity interests.

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Take advantage of early-booking deals, discounted flights & other cruise perks. We’re here to help you save.

A small ship cruises among icebergs and snow-covered mountains in Antarctica

Antarctica Small Ship Cruises, Our Specialty

When choosing an Antarctica vessel, know this: Small ships explore where the big ships cannot. Landings on any cruise to the Antarctic are limited to 100 guests on shore, and ships carrying more than 500 guests aren’t allowed to land at all. So smaller is better on Antarctic cruises.

The ships we work with carry 72-200 guests ensuring an active and intimate exploration. We choose to specialize in this size range because we know from experience it’s the most active, fun and sustainable way to cruise to Antarctica. Learn more about the unique ships on our Antarctica small ship expeditions. We’ll help you find your best match in an Antarctica cruise ship.

Close-up of a female traveler in sunglasses, white fur hat and red jacket on an Antarctica cruise with two fellow passengers

Antarctica Expeditions
for Every Interest

An expedition is defined as a journey or voyage undertaken by a group of people with a particular purpose. This perfectly captures the spirit of Antarctica small ship expeditions, which focus on daily off vessel explorations with expert naturalist guides.

Travelers seeking more adventure can book a range of Antarctic expedition activities. Choose from sea kayaking, camping, skiing, snowshoeing, scuba diving or trekking. There are even South Georgia Island cruises that retrace explorer Shackleton’s steps. Learn more about the active things to do in Antarctica aboard a small Antarctic cruise.

Other travelers may delight in the onboard amenities and upgrades on luxury Antarctica cruises. Or to seek out cruises with flights to Antarctica to skip sailing the Drake Passage. Let our Antarctica experts help be your guide to the perfect voyage.

Travelers in a skiff on the ocean pass in front of white-capped Antarctica mountain

Timely Antarctica Cruise Info

Find up to date information on the current, upcoming or future Antarctica seasons. Read about Antarctica 2022 and Antarctica 2023 for the latest updates and information. Check availability or plan ahead to Antarctica 2024. Learn more about what to expect with timely information, as well as the most up-to-date Antarctica travel requirements and COVID protocols to inform your planning.

Smaller is better on Antarctic cruises.


Antarctica Cruises

Temperature & Rainfall

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg. High (F) 36 34 32 33 28 29 24 22 25 29 32 34
Avg. Low (F) 33 28 26 24 22 19 15 16 17 22 25 29
Avg. Rainfall (Inches) 2.1 2.3 2.7 2.8 2.5 1.8 1.6 1.8 2 2.6 1.9 1.5
Avg. Daylight (Hours) 16 14.5 12.5 10.5 9 8 8 10 12 14 15.5 16.5

The Antarctica Cruise Season

The season for cruising Antarctica begins in late October and runs through March. During the Austral summer, when Antarctic expeditions operate, the weather is surprisingly comfortable, averaging between 20- and 50-degrees F.  Weather, ocean conditions and wildlife can vary considerably during this short season. Learn about more about the best time to cruise Antarctica.

More About Antarctica’s Climate

The climate data listed above is for the Antarctic Peninsula. Find more Antarctica climate tables for other popular Antarctic cruise stops, including South Georgia and Ushuaia.