This listing gives an overview of what Antarctica cruises from South America are available, the main places each visits, when they sail, and an idea of rough pricing.  Click the links to find more details of the cruise(s), including their routes. Most Antarctic cruises depart from Ushuaia, Argentina, reached from Buenos Aires. A couple of air cruises depart from Punta Arenas, Chile.

Included are also air cruises, an exciting concept for people who are short on time or want to avoid sailing the Drake Passage. With an air cruise, you fly to the Antarctic and join the cruise ship that is already positioned there. Click for further details of Antarctic air cruises.

Some cruises have optional activities, like skiing, camping, or kayaking. Click for cruises with optional activities.

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Sea Spirit
Antarctic Explorer (10 nights) from $7,727
Ushuaia -> South Shetlands -> Antarctic Peninsula -> Neko Harbor
2013 departures22 Nov 2013 – 1 Dec 2013 – 10 Dec 2013 – 19 Dec 2013 – 28 Dec 2013
2014 + later4 Jan 2014 – 6 Jan 2014 – 14 Jan 2014 – 6 Feb 2014 – 1 Mar 2014
Optional activitiesKayak, Camping, Snowshoeing, Photography, Skiing, Mountaineering
Ocean Diamond
Antarctic Explorer via the Cape (10 nights) from $9,993
Ushuaia -> Cape Horn -> South Shetlands -> Antarctic Peninsula
2014 departures13 Feb 2014
Optional activitiesKayak, Photography
Sea Adventurer
Punta Arenas -> Antarctic Peninsula -> South Shetlands -> Polar Circle -> Along the Peninsula
2013 departures22 Dec 2013
Optional activitiesKayak, Camping, Snowshoeing
Sea Adventurer
Ushuaia -> Antarctic Peninsula -> South Shetlands -> Petermann Island -> Neko Harbour -> Port Lockroy -> Punta Arenas
2013 departures10 Dec 2013
Optional activitiesKayak, Camping, Snowshoeing
Sea Adventurer
Punta Arenas -> Antarctic Peninsula -> South Shetlands -> Pleneau Island -> Petermann Island -> Ushuaia
2013 departures30 Dec 2013
Optional activitiesKayak, Camping
Sea Adventurer
Punta Arenas -> Antarctic Peninsula -> South Shetlands -> Pleneau Island -> Petermann Island -> King George Island
2013 departures17 Dec 2013
Optional activitiesKayak, Camping, Snowshoeing
Plancius
Antarctic Peninsula (9 nights) from $6,750
Ushuaia -> Antarctic Peninsula -> Neko Harbour -> Lemaire Channel
2013 departures22 Nov 2013 – 13 Dec 2013 – 20 Dec 2013
2014 + later5 Feb 2014 – 15 Feb 2014 – 25 Feb 2014 – 20 Mar 2014
Optional activitiesKayak, Camping, Photography, Mountaineering, , Snowshoeing, ,
Plancius
Antarctic Peninsula Basecamp (10 nights) from $8,450
Ushuaia -> Drake Passage -> High Antarctica
2014 departures11 Nov 2014 – 21 Nov 2014
2015 + later3 Mar 2015
Optional activitiesCamping, Kayaking, Snowshoe/Hiking, Mountaineering
Sea Spirit
Antarctic Peninsula East and West (14 nights) from $19,193
Ushuaia -> Antarctic Peninsula -> Weddell Sea -> South Shetlands
2014 departures24 Jan 2014
Optional activitiesKayak, Camping
Ocean Nova
Ushuaia -> Port Williams -> Cape Horn -> South Shetlands -> King George -> Punta Arenas
2013 departures29 Nov 2013
2014 + later11 Jan 2014 – 29 Nov 2014 – 14 Jan 2015
Ushuaia
Classic Antarctica (9 nights) from $4,720
Ushuaia -> Antarctic Peninsula -> South Shetlands
2013 departures29 Nov 2013 – 20 Dec 2013
2014 + later25 Jan 2014 – 3 Feb 2014 – 13 Feb 2014 – 5 Mar 2014 – 15 Mar 2014 – 24 Mar 2014 – 7 Nov 2014 – 17 Nov 2014 – 27 Nov 2014 – 18 Dec 2014 – 28 Dec 2014 – 23 Jan 2015 – 1 Feb 2015 – 15 Mar 2015 – 25 Mar 2015
Ocean Nova
Punta Arenas -> King George Island -> South Shetlands -> Antarctic Peninsula
2013 departures2 Dec 2013 – 7 Dec 2013 – 12 Dec 2013 – 17 Dec 2013 – 22 Dec 2013 – 27 Dec 2013
2014 + later17 Jan 2014 – 22 Jan 2014 – 27 Jan 2014 – 1 Feb 2014 – 6 Feb 2014 – 11 Feb 2014 – 2 Dec 2014 – 7 Dec 2014 – 12 Dec 2014 – 17 Dec 2014 – 22 Dec 2014 – 27 Dec 2014 – 17 Jan 2015 – 22 Jan 2015 – 27 Jan 2015 – 1 Feb 2015 – 6 Feb 2015 – 11 Feb 2015
Optional activitiesSea-Kayaking, Snowshoeing
Classic South Georgia (16 nights) from $8,500
Santiago -> Falklands -> South Georgia -> Elephant Island -> South Shetlands -> Antarctic Peninsula -> Ushuaia
1970 departures
Sea Adventurer
Ushuaia -> Falkland Islands -> South Georgia -> South Shetlands -> Antarctic Peninsula -> Antarctic Circle
2014 departures2 Feb 2014
Optional activitiesKayak
Sea Spirit
Ushuaia -> Falkland Islands -> South Georgia -> South Shetlands- Antarctic Peninsula -> Polar Circle
2013 departures17 Dec 2013
Optional activitiesKayak, Snowshoeing
Ocean Diamond
Ushuaia -> Antarctic Peninsula -> South Shetlands -> Antarctic Circle
2014 departures15 Jan 2014 – 16 Feb 2014 – 22 Feb 2014
Optional activitiesKayak, Camping, Photography
Sea Adventurer
Ushuaia -> Falkland Islands -> South Georgia -> South Orkneys -> Antarctic Peninsula -> South Shetlands
2013 departures23 Nov 2013
Optional activitiesKayak, Snowshoeing
Buenos Aires -> Falkland Islands -> South Georgia -> South Orkneys -> Antarctic Peninsula -> South Shetlands -> Ushuaia
1970 departures
Plancius
Ushuaia -> Falkland Island -> South Georgia -> South Orkney -> Antarctic Peninsula
2013 departures2 Dec 2013 – 31 Dec 2013
2014 + later18 Jan 2014
Optional activitiesKayak, ,
Ocean Nova
Polar Circle Air-Cruise (8 nights) from $13,995
Punta Arenas -> King George Island -> Antarctica Peninsula
2014 departures1 Jan 2014 – 16 Feb 2014
2015 + later1 Jan 2015 – 16 Feb 2015
Optional activitiesSea-Kayaking, Snowshoeing
Ushuaia
Polar Circle Quest (11 nights) from $6,570
Ushuaia -> Antarctic Peninsula -> Polar Circle -> South Shetlands
2014 departures22 Feb 2014
Sea Spirit
Ushuaia -> South Georgia -> South Shetlands -> Antarctic Peninsula
2013 departures2 Dec 2013
Optional activitiesKayak, Snowshoeing
Ushuaia
Weddell Sea Quest (11 nights) from $5,760
Ushuaia -> Weddell Sea -> Antarctic Peninsula -> South Shetlands
2013 departures9 Dec 2013