Antarctic Peninsula

Cruise into a world of beautiful stark landscapes and a surprisingly vast array of wildlife.

Cruises to the Antarctic Peninsula

Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula
Up to 7400 USD discount

Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula

Meet at least six penguin species

PLA29-18. This Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and Antarctic Peninsula cruise is an animal-lover’s dream come true. The expedition explores one of the last untamed areas on Earth – a land of ruggedly beautiful landscapes and amazingly varied wildlife.

Cruise date:

17 Feb - 8 Mar, 2018

Price:

16900 USD 9500 USD 7400 USD discount

Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula

Meet at least six penguin species

PLA27-18. This Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and Antarctic Peninsula cruise is an animal-lover’s dream come true. The expedition explores one of the last untamed areas on Earth – a land of ruggedly beautiful landscapes and amazingly varied wildlife.

Cruise date:

19 Jan - 7 Feb, 2018

Price:

on request

Antarctic Peninsula

The 'Classic Antarctic' route

OTL28-18. The 'Classic Antarctic' route. This cruise delivers you to wondrous landscapes found in one of the harshest environments on Earth. The great star-actors of Antarctica are the penguins and in total seven species could appear before your very own eyes.

Cruise date:

23 Jan - 2 Feb, 2018

Price:

on request

Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula
Up to 2650 USD discount

Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula

Meet at least six penguin species

OTL29-18. This Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and Antarctic Peninsula cruise is an animal-lover’s dream come true. The expedition explores one of the last untamed areas on Earth – a land of ruggedly beautiful landscapes and amazingly varied wildlife.

Cruise date:

2 Feb - 20 Feb, 2018

Price:

14250 USD

Antarctic Peninsula

The 'Classic Antarctic' route

PLA28-18. The 'Classic Antarctic' route. This cruise delivers you to wondrous landscapes found in one of the harshest environments on Earth. The great star-actors of Antarctica are the penguins and in total seven species could appear before your very own eyes.

Cruise date:

7 Feb - 17 Feb, 2018

Price:

8950 USD

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The Antarctica State of Mind

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Antarctic Peninsula cruise reviews

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Overall rating based on 53 votes

Ralitza Gueorguieva
Wonderful experience!
by Ralitza Gueorguieva on Antarctica

This trip was a wonderful, unforgettable experience for our family ! We enjoyed the incredible wildlife and nature, the zodiac excursions, the lectures, the meals, and the excellent atmosphere created by the...

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Aeri Park

This trip far exceeded my expectations! The trip was well organized and superbly executed by the staff at Oceanwide team. The itinerary was fantastic and daily activities were getting better every day. It was...

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Wei Gu

10 of us cruised with MV Plancius (Antarctica Peninsula Base Camp) Dec 18-29 2017 and it was a fantastic experience and the whole experience was beyond all our expectations. Cozy room with sufficient storage...

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julie gregory
Diving in Antartica
by julie gregory on Antarctica

Going to Antarctica had been on my bucket list for a long time, when we realised that we could also dive there it was a dream come true. Antarctica was everything we hoped it would be and more. We were able to...

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giuliano ferri
The fantastic Antarctica
by giuliano ferri on Antarctica

Great and fantastic expedition, perfectly organized. Everything was excellent: the crew, the staff, the restaurant, the organiziation. and the guests.

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Shan Jiang
Excellent
by Shan Jiang on Antarctica

In general I think I am super lucky, nice staff, wonderfual weather and plenty of wild lifes and great landscape to enjoy. Thank you for everything and see you next time! I will definitely be back. ;-)))))

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Antarctic Peninsula FAQ

What is the Time in the Antarctic Peninsula?

The Antarctic Peninsula follows Coordinated Universal Time -3 (UTC -3). This means that if it is 18:00 UTC-3 (6 p.m.) during your expedition cruise trip to the Antarctic Peninsula , it would be 17:00 (5 p.m.) in New York City, USA and 22:00 (10 p.m.)...

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What is the Temperature and Weather Like in the Antarctic Peninsula?

The climate in the Antarctic Peninsula is much milder than most people would imagine because it is located near the most northerly part of Antarctica. If you travel to the Antarctic Peninsula during January, which is summertime, you can expect an average...

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What Wildlife Can I See in the Antarctic Peninsula?

Animal lovers who take their holiday in the Antarctic Peninsula will be treated to a diverse list of wildlife that is especially suited to the area’s cold climate. It is common to encounter several penguin species such as the Gentoo penguins. Other...

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How Many People Live in Antarctica?

No one is allowed to take up permanent residence in the Antarctic Peninsula or anywhere else in Antarctica. However, research groups are allowed to stay in Antarctica for limited periods of time. Due to this, the overall temporary population of Antarctica...

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Who Owns Antarctica?

The Antarctic Continent or any part of it is not controlled by any nation. Instead, it is covered by the Antarctic Treaty, which provides every signatory nation with the ability to conduct non-military related research within the Antarctic Peninsula....

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What Unique Features Does the Antarctic Peninsula Have?

The Antarctic Peninsula is one of the most beautiful regions of the entire continent. Your cruise to the Antarctic Peninsula will reveal the most diverse mixture of wildlife throughout Antarctica. The scenery in this region is dramatic, filled with icebergs...

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About Antarctic Peninsula

Antarctic Peninsula Weather

The weather patterns on the Peninsula can vary significantly depending on where you are. The west coast of the Peninsula down to about 68°S are actually fairly mild with the local summers averaging around 0°C and the winters only dipping down to around -10°C.

Moving below 63°S along the west coast the averages drop to -15°C in the winter.


Facts about the Antarctic Peninsula

  • The Peninsula is the only part of the Antarctic that extends out beyond the border of the Antarctic Circle. It is the part of the continent that is the furthest out from the South Pole.
  • The only flowering plants on the continent (the Antarctic Pearlwart and the Antarctic Hair-grass) are found on the Peninsula.
  • The Peninsula is about 2000 km long.
  • The Peninsula was originally named the Palmer Peninsula by the U.S., named after an American explorer who journeyed to the area in November of 1820. Other countries later gave it different names – Graham Land and Trinity Peninsula (Britain, 1832), San Martin Land (Argentina, 1940), and O’Higgins Land (Chile, 1942). It didn’t gain the name of the Antarctic Peninsula until 1964 when an international agreement was reached.
  • The Peninsula is regulated under the international Antarctic Treaty System which promotes use of the area for scientific study (especially in regards to environmental safety). There are currently 28 research posts stationed along the Peninsula.
  • The Peninsula is actually a continuation of the Andes Mountains which run down almost the entire west coast of South America
  • There are 28 countries currently contributing to the scientific research conducted on the Peninsula.

Travel to the Antarctic Peninsula

An Antarctic Peninsula cruise carries you into a world of beautiful stark landscapes and a surprisingly vast array of animal life. Embark on one of our Antarctic Peninsula expeditions and use our ice strengthened cruise ships as a home base as you explore the region while snowshoeing & hiking, kayaking, bird watching, mountaineering, or even camping overnight onshore.

Your Antarctic Peninsula holiday will introduce you to 5 seal species, 37 flying seabird species, whales, and more penguins than you can count.