Antarctica

Cloaked in glacial ice and surrounded by blue seas bursting with unabashed life, Antarctica is the last truly wild place on Earth.

Antarctica is bursting with life and offers nature at its absolute rawest. It is a continent that is ever-changing and always extraordinarily exciting, a place that many adventurers consider to be the final place left to conquer.

A&K has been pioneering experiential polar voyages for over 26 years’, setting the standard for luxury Antarctic expedition cruising.

Embark on a thrilling adventure aboard top-of-class small cruise ships led by a highly experienced and passionate Expedition Team. Join us on an authentic, award-winning journey to Earth’s most extraordinary destination.

Award-winning expeditions to Antarctica, South Georgia and beyond

Cruise the sub-Antarctic islands in luxurious style before exploring the incredible wildlife and exhilarating landscape of the Antarctic peninsula.

Choose from a series of curated A&K voyages based on your personal interests. Learn more about climate change and see first-hand the effects it is having on our planet as you embark on our Understanding Climate Change departure.

Budding or experienced photographers can join us on our Photography Expedition departure, led by wildlife photography experts. The whole family will enjoy our family-focused Antarctica departures, led by highly qualified Young Explorers Guides.

Whichever journey you choose, you’ll learn more about the environment you are exploring through enriching lectures and commentary from our experienced naturalists, marine biologists and polar experts.

With A&K, no two journeys to Antarctica are ever the same. Our experienced crew take advantage of the ever-changing conditions and wildlife habits of the region to dynamically design your adventure to the world’s most unpredictable environment.

Extend your trip to Antarctica with a pre- or post-stay in the beautiful city of Buenos Aires or head to the awe-inspiring Iguazu Falls.

Antarctica’s luxury high-end cruise ships

Explore Antarctica in the utmost luxury at every moment. Our two superbly outfitted mega-yachts, Le Lyrial and Le Boreal, are exclusively chartered and operated by A&K and offer the very best in high end cruising.

A&K expeditions are limited to 199 passengers, ensuring a private balcony with unobscured views for every guest and an intimate experience with a 1 to 1.3 crew-to-guest ratio.

Our ships are ideal for polar expeditions, and allow us to safely and confidently navigate and access lesser-known places that larger vessels can not reach. 

Best time to travel to Antarctica

Due to the extreme weather in Antarctica, our expeditions run during the southern hemisphere’s summer months — generally between December and February. This allows for maximum sunlight, accessibility and a safer journey.

Tour highlights from Antarctica experts

Our Antarctica travel specialists have spent years exploring the Antarctic peninsula and surrounding islands to bring you the very best in experiential polar cruising and an unforgettable holiday. 

  • Seek out the majestic King Penguin in his natural habitat at South Georgia Island
  • Get up close to the action with guided Zodiac outings
  • Join wildlife photography experts in an environment of endless photo opportunities
  • Meet climate change scientists based at the U.S. Palmer Research Station.


Featured Antarctica Journeys

Group of 19917 days, from US$20,995
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Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands (2017-18)

Set sail with A&K's award-winning Expedition Team on all-balcony 'Le Lyrial,' embarking on a panoramic voyage that includes wildlife-rich South Georgia, the unspoiled Falklands and the wild shores of Antarctica.

Group17 days, from US$20,995
Group of 19912 days, from US$14,495
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Classic Antarctica (2017-18)

Join A&K's renowned Expedition Team on luxurious 'Le Lyrial' for an unforgettable voyage to the White Continent, which you explore for five days during the best of the Antarctic spring and summer seasons.

Group12 days, from US$14,495

Accommodation

Le Boreal

Journey to the ends of the earth in confidence and style aboard all-balcony 'Le Boreal'.

Le Lyrial

An A&K voyage to Antarctica offers an opportunity to experience the world's most pristine region at its very best, all from aboard the comfortable and sophisticated 'Le Lyrial.'

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