Antarctica

Antarctica is a spectacular wilderness that needs no introduction. A voyage into this otherworldly environment puts you among breathtaking frozen landscapes, rugged icy coastlines and towering mountains, stunning coves and islands, abundant wildlife and the seemingly endless expanse of the continental ice sheet.

Marvel at the majestic frozen landscapes of Earth's most pristine wilderness; see whales, seals, penguins and other Antarctic species at play; and watch as enormous icebergs are spectacularly '"calved'" into the ocean.

Snowshoe across the ice sheet; explore previously unclimbed peaks in the company of expert guides; and visit key scientific stations to learn about their critical research work.

Practice your photography on dramatic icy landscapes and majestic wildlife; take the plunge with a kayak, snorkel or dive experience like no other; and enjoy a sunset cocktail on the deck of your vessel, complete with a chunk of Antarctic ice.

Our range of Antarctic adventures travel lightly aboard small vessels with a core focus on sustainability and minimal environment impact. Your shipmates will be research scientists and wildlife experts, photographers and fellow travellers with a shared interest and respect for this frozen wilderness.

Join us as we journey across the fabled Antarctic Circle into this spectacular wilderness- a mysterious and remarkable environment that has long-lured explorers and adventurers - for a once-in-a-lifetime experience that should be on everyone's bucket list!


 

Leaders in responsible travel

The Polar regions are pristine natural environments. Preserving them for future generations is not just important, but essential. We are an associate member of The International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators.

Exploratory voyages, not cruises

We use vessels that carry no more than 198 passengers, giving us access to areas that are unavailable to the larger cruise ships. We focus on spending time ashore to enjoy the spontaneity of wildlife encounters, hearing from experts in research stations and observing sculptured ice formations from our zodiacs. No two trips are the same.

Widest choice of voyages

We have a diverse selection of voyages and departures to choose from. Don't want to travel the Drake Passage in both directions? Take one of our voyages that fly to King George Island. Sit amongst a million king penguins on South Georgia or sail south to the Antarctic Circle.

Expert guides, lecturers and crew

Our staff are the best in the business - passionate individuals who have dedicated decades to polar exploration and tourism. From our Russian captains and crew to our expert naturalists and lecturers, their combined knowledge will truly enhance your polar experience.

Real interaction with the polar regions

With us you can fully savour the spectacular landscapes of the Polar regions by getting active. Cross South Georgia on foot, camp out on the ice for a night or try your hand at a range of activities including kayaking, diving or snow shoeing on one of our base camp voyages.


 

Environmental protection

The International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators (IAATO) was formed in 1991 to promote environmentally responsible travel to Antarctica, and World Expeditions is proud to be an Associate B2 Member of IAATO. We operate within the parameters of the Antarctic Treaty System, including the Antarctic Treaty and the Protocol on the Environment and Annexes and IAATO guidelines.

Minimal impact

Our voyages have a maximum of 198 passengers on board, ensuring to ensure minimal impact to the environment.

Traveller education

We provide educational lectures and experiences on board to ensure our travellers understand the natural elements of Antarctica, including the environmental code of conduct and the scientific explanations behind them.


Comfortable vessels

Our vessels are specifically designed with expedition cruising in mind. Cabins range from quadruple berths right through to spacious suites, accommodating all budgets and tastes. Most cabins have private bathrooms, however some share a bathroom between a small number of other cabins. Public areas include dining quarters, lecture theatres, a bar and a library and some of our ships also have spas and gymnasiums aboard.



A custom made itinerary is the ultimate way to see the world how YOU want. They are created especially for you, giving you complete freedom to choose what you want to see, where you want to go and when you want to do it. If you love our current itineraries but want to customise it privately as a couple, a group of friends, family, club, business or school, you have the freedom to add or remove as many elements as you like to suit the interests of your group. Alternatively, you can start with a blank canvas and create a new and exciting itinerary from scratch! Our well-travelled consultants can give you firsthand suggestions and eliminate any uncertainty with trip planning to ensure you maximise the quality of your experience and get truly off the beaten track. Simply email, phone or visit us to start planning your dream adventure.



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