Antarctica Cruises December 2024 & 2025

While the rest of the world is cocooned in winter’s icy embrace, Antarctica in December is in the throngs of the austral summer, when the midnight sun bathes the seventh continent’s icy expanse in ethereal twilight, casting its bedazzling spell over the frozen landscapes, and setting the shimmering stage for a spectacular show of wondrous wildlife and adventurous polar pursuits.

December’s milder weather, retreating ice, and near-daylong sunlight allows for wider and more in depth exploration of Antarctica than earlier in the season, allowing greater access to the region’s now raucous rookeries and rich waters, replete with fuzzy penguin chicks, playful seal pups, and hungry humpback whales returning to their Antarctic feeding grounds.

Embark on an Antarctica cruise in December and sail to an otherworldly realm of awe-inspiring natural beauty, where icebergs glisten like diamonds, the air is crisp with the promise of unbridled adventure, and nature’s most captivating choreography—a mesmerizing dance of penguins, seals, and whales—beckons you into the most enigmatic of domains.

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Prices are displayed in USD per person with full occupancy
Antarctica Classic in Depth
13 Day / 12 Night
MS Expedition
Authentic, 134 Guests
December 1 - Dec 13, 2024
Ship: MS Expedition
Embarkation: Ushuaia
25% OFF
Up to 26% Savings
$ 9,799 - $ 12,599 Per Person
Classic Antarctica
10 Day / 9 Night
MV Ushuaia
Authentic, 90 Guests
December 1 - Dec 10, 2024
Ship: MV Ushuaia
Embarkation: Ushuaia
Triple Cabin Family Special
$ 5,730 - $ 11,120 Per Person
Antarctic Explorer: Discovering The 7th Continent
11 Day / 10 Night
Ocean Explorer
Luxury, 138 Guests
December 1 - Dec 11, 2024
Ship: Ocean Explorer
Embarkation: Ushuaia
Save up to 30%
Up to 31% Savings
$ 9,796 - $ 17,496 Per Person
South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey
21 Day / 20 Night
Sylvia Earle
Mid-Range, 132 Guests
December 2 - Dec 22, 2024
Ship: Sylvia Earle
Embarkation: Ushuaia
Up to 20% off + Credit US$2,000
Up to 15% Savings
$ 22,776 - $ 39,521 Per Person
Highlights of Antarctica
12 Day / 11 Night
MS Roald Amundsen
Luxury, 532 Guests
December 4 - Dec 15, 2024
Ship: MS Roald Amundsen
Embarkation: Buenos Aires
Young Explorers Save up to 50%
Up to 45% off
$ 9,249 - $ 22,044 Per Person
Antarctica - Basecamp
13 Day / 12 Night
Hondius
Authentic, 170 Guests
December 5 - Dec 17, 2024
Ship: Hondius
Embarkation: Ushuaia
$ 9,100 - $ 26,860 Per Person
Antarctica
11 Day / 10 Night
Hondius
Authentic, 170 Guests
December 5 - Dec 15, 2024
Ship: Hondius
Embarkation: Ushuaia
$ 9,100 - $ 15,800 Per Person
Antarctic Express: Fly The Drake Fly / Fly
8 Day / 7 Night
World Explorer
Luxury, 172 Guests
December 5 - Dec 12, 2024
Ship: World Explorer
Embarkation: Punta Arenas
10% OFF
Up to 11% Savings
$ 15,115 - $ 26,365 Per Person
Antarctic Explorer: Discovering The 7th Continent + Flights
12 Day / 11 Night
Ultramarine
Luxury, 199 Guests
December 6 - Dec 17, 2024
Ship: Ultramarine
Embarkation: Buenos Aires
20% OFF
Up to 20% Savings
$ 16,111 - $ 31,151 Per Person
Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctica (20D)
20 Day / 19 Night
Plancius
Authentic, 108 Guests
December 6 - Dec 25, 2024
Ship: Plancius
Embarkation: Ushuaia
$ 13,550 - $ 19,650 Per Person
Best of Antarctica: In Depth
14 Day / 13 Night
Ocean Endeavour
Mid-Range, 200 Guests
December 6 - Dec 19, 2024
Ship: Ocean Endeavour
Embarkation: Ushuaia
Save up to 30% on 24/25 season
No Single Supplement
Family promo
Up to 31% Savings
$ 8,519 - $ 15,119 Per Person
Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise Fly / Fly
8 Day / 7 Night
Magellan Explorer Cruise
Magellan Explorer
Mid-Range, 96 Guests
December 6 - Dec 13, 2024
Ship: Magellan Explorer
Embarkation: Punta Arenas
$ 19,995 - $ 26,995 Per Person
Highlights of Antarctica
12 Day / 11 Night
MS Fridtjof Nansen
Luxury, 530 Guests
December 7 - Dec 18, 2024
Ship: MS Fridtjof Nansen
Embarkation: Buenos Aires
Young Explorers Save up to 50%
Up to 45% off
$ 9,249 - $ 22,044 Per Person
Spirit of Antarctica
12 Day / 11 Night
Greg Mortimer
Mid-Range, 132 Guests
December 8 - Dec 19, 2024
Ship: Greg Mortimer
Embarkation: Ushuaia
Save 10%
Up to 10% Savings
$ 13,496 - $ 27,716 Per Person
Antarctic Explorer: Discovering The 7th Continent
11 Day / 10 Night
Ocean Explorer
Luxury, 138 Guests
December 10 - Dec 20, 2024
Ship: Ocean Explorer
Embarkation: Ushuaia
Save up to 30%
Up to 26% Savings
$ 10,871 - $ 19,496 Per Person
Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctica (20D)
20 Day / 19 Night
Ortelius
Authentic, 108 Guests
December 10 - Dec 29, 2024
Ship: Ortelius
Embarkation: Ushuaia
$ 13,550 - $ 19,650 Per Person
Classic Antarctica
11 Day / 10 Night
MV Ushuaia
Authentic, 90 Guests
December 10 - Dec 20, 2024
Ship: MV Ushuaia
Embarkation: Ushuaia
$ 6,370 - $ 12,360 Per Person
Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise Fly / Fly
8 Day / 7 Night
Magellan Explorer Cruise
Magellan Explorer
Mid-Range, 96 Guests
December 11 - Dec 18, 2024
Ship: Magellan Explorer
Embarkation: Punta Arenas
$ 15,995 - $ 26,995 Per Person

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