Antarctica is often considered the ultimate travel destination for Australians, and the best way to visit Antarctica is on an expedition cruise. Many consider Antarctica the last frontier and the ultimate in travel experiences.
Travel to the end of the Earth and explore the vast wilderness of the great white continent on one of our many incredible small ship expeditions. Travellers are invited to join us as we explore the planet’s most remote continent with its unspoilt, awe-inspiring scenery and incredible wildlife encounters.
Antarctica is the fifth largest, the coldest and the driest continent on Earth. Cruises not only offer travellers the amazing opportunity to observe the abundance of wildlife it has to offer from the comfort of their expedition vessel, but also to gain inspirational insights from a dedicated and knowledgeable crew who spend their working lives traversing the icy ends of the globe. This is truly the very height of exciting travel and adventure holidays. Add the great, white continent to your travel itinerary and see for yourself what the most remote destination on the planet can offer you.
The Antarctica cruise season runs from November to March each year – with the months of November and March generally having the cheaper cruises, and December to mid-February being the peak season. Each month really offers its unique advantages. Cruises depart from South America or longer voyages from Australia or New Zealand. The voyage from South America is the more affordable and popular departure option having considerably less sea days, but the Australia and New Zealand options offer an opportunity to see the sub-Antarctic islands crossing the Ross Sea and witness the amazing King and Emperor Penguins. Luxury Antarctica cruises offer travellers a unique opportunity to explore this isolated wilderness with the comforts of a luxury hotel as they move around.
Choose from our range of fascinating trips or contact us and we’ll be happy to tailor the perfect itinerary to suit your requirements.
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Join us on a voyage of discovery to our planet’s last frontier, a mysterious and pristine paradise, with Polar Circle Tours and Eclipse. Our Polar Circle Travel packages offer you the chance to witness amazing ice formations that will ignite your imagination as you search the unbelievable landscape for the wildlife. Our Polar Circle Tours will have you traverse some of the coldest waters on the planet, see sights few will ever see, and experience what life is like for the most amazing animals on planet Earth.
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The Falkland Islands Tours and South Georgia Tours with Eclipse are the best way to experience these jewels of the South Atlantic Ocean. These incredibly remote and wild islands are home to an abundance of wildlife. The Falkland Islands Tours will show you a rich and storied history, while South Georgia Tours will give you front row seats to what has rightly been called ‘the most staggering wildlife show on earth’. After our in-depth exploration, we are certain you will agree.
Experience the wild and wonderful Weddell Sea Tours with Eclipse Travel's selection of Antarctic tours and Weddell Sea Tour packages. Fierce, cold and stunningly beautiful your Weddell Sea Tours selection will have you following in the footsteps of explorers just like Shackleton who have grappled with the contrasts of the Weddell Sea and defied the odds to see some of the planet’s most amazing natural landscapes. The Weddell Sea has an abundance of whales and seals which is of great appeal for wildlife lovers too.
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