How Much Does An Antarctica Cruise Cost?

A guide to the price of a luxury Antarctica cruise

Antarctica Cruise Costs Explained

The cost of an Antarctica cruise varies depending on a range of factors, including your choice of ship, cabin type, the duration of your Antarctica cruise, the departure date, the kind of expedition and the overall level of luxury. An Antarctica cruise costs as little as £4,000 ($5,000, €4,590) per person on a shorter budget expedition cruise with basic accommodation. It can rise as high as £81,179 (€94,900, $103,332) for the owner’s suite on a 15-day Antarctica luxury expedition cruise. 

At North Pole Cruises, we are the experts in luxury expedition cruises. In this guide, we will cover all the factors that affect the cost of an Antarctica cruise to help you plan your dream expedition. 

Time Of Year: Peak Season Vs Shoulder Season

The time of year that you plan your Antarctica cruise can affect the cost. Antarctica cruises that take place during the height of the summer between December and early February typically cost 25% more than cruises earlier or later in the season. Choose an Antarctica cruise during November or March for the lowest price and the best deals. The most expensive time of year to travel to Antarctica is over Christmas and New Year, with expeditions selling out sometimes up to 1 year in advance.

Luxury Cruises to Antarctica

Le Austral expedition cruise ship with penguins in Antarctica
No Single Supplement
Ushuaia - Ushuaia
Jan 24 2026 - Feb 11 2026
17 Nights

Price from per person

Albatrosses nesting on South Georgia Island
Door to Door
Puerto Williams to Puerto Williams
Dec 29 2024 - Jan 13 2025
14 Nights

Price from per person

Gentoo penguins on ice in Antarctica
Small Ship
Ushuaia - Ushuaia
Dec 1 - Dec 11 2025
10 Nights

Price from per person


Duration & Itinerary

The duration and your chosen itinerary will be deciding factors in the overall Antarctica cruise cost. In general, shorter nine or 10-day cruises to visit the Antarctic Peninsula from Ushuaia in Argentina offer the least expensive option. A longer trip, such as an 18-day expedition including the Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia, and the Falkland Islands or a 24-day semi-circulation of Antarctica visiting the Ross Sea, will start at approximately twice the cost. Fly and cruise expeditions are the exception as these cruises vary from 6- 8 days and have the highest cost due to the additional charter flights included.

Ship Costs: Choosing Your Ship

With a variety of different ship options to choose from, your choice of expedition ship in Antarctica will have a say on the overall Antarctica cruise cost. Here are some things to consider when selecting your ship:

Number Of Guests

Small ships that take under 200 guests usually command a higher price than ships that bring over 200 guests. We always recommend a smaller ship size if you are looking to maximize your experience, as these offer more shore landings per day. 

Levels Of Comfort and Luxury

Depending on your desired comfort level, we have a range of ships offering 4,5 and 6-star experiences in Antarctica. Ships providing the highest level of luxury command a higher price per person than ships with standard amenities. 

Luxury icebreaker le Commandant Charcot offers guests extraordinary possibilities to explore previously inaccessible places. 

If you need help selecting a ship that suits your preferences and budget, please don't hesitate to contact our Travel Experience Team. They have a wealth of knowledge on the different ship options in Antarctica.


Cabin Costs: Choosing Your Cabin

Choosing your perfect cabin will contribute to the overall cost of your Antarctica cruise. All cabins are well-appointed on modern expedition cruise ships and feature ensuite facilities. Even entry-level cabins offer high standards of comfort. Many cabins offer private verandas, which are great places to enjoy the captivating views of the polar regions. 

Each expedition ship offers various cabin types, from entry-level suites to mid-range suites, high-end staterooms, and owners' suites.

On the premium luxury expedition ship Silver Endeavour, all cabins have large windows and a veranda for enjoying the spectacular scenery. The entry-level option is the Classic Veranda Suite, which features floor-to-ceiling windows, a veranda, a sofa, a large double bed and a well-appointed ensuite bathroom. For guests looking for a top-end cabin option, the owner's suite features an extensive wrap-around private veranda on the bow of the ship, an expansive living space, two double bedrooms and a spa bath. This cabin option is approximately five times the cost per person of the Classic Veranda Suite.

For help selecting a cabin that suits your preferences and budget, please don't hesitate to contact our Travel Experience Team, who have a wealth of knowledge on the different cabin options.

Silver Endeavour Master Suite with bed and view in the background

Antarctica Cruise Costs By Type Of Cruise

Antarctica Peninsula Luxury Cruise Cost

In 2025, the cost of a 10-night luxury Antarctica cruise to explore the Antarctic Peninsula on L'Austral in a deluxe stateroom starts from £9,860 ($12,551, €11,555) per person. It rises to £26,330 ($33,547, €30,860) per person for the lavish owner's suite.

Antarctica Luxury Fly and Cruise Expedition Cost

In 2025, a 6-day luxury fly and cruise expedition to explore the Antarctic Peninsula with flights included from Santiago in Chile starts from £16,164 (€18,950, $20,594) per person for the Classic Veranda Suite and rises to £57,920 (€67,900, $73,804) per person for the sumptuous Owners Suite.

Antarctica Small Ships Cruise Cost

In 2025, a 13-day Antarctica small ship cruise on the Greg Mortimer to cross the Antarctic Circle from Ushuaia in Argentina starts at £11,136 ($14,190, €13,052) per person for a twin cabin with portholes and rises to £22,212 ($28,300, €26,031) per person for the well-appointed Captains Suite.

Antarctica and South Georgia Cruise Cost

For an enriching 18-day exploration of the Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands on the luxury expedition ship Silver Endeavour, prices per person start at £18,303 (€21,450, $23,304) for a Classic Veranda Suite and rise to £130,593 ($166,390, €120,200) for the luxurious owner's suite.

Additional Costs for an Antarctica Cruise

Antarctica luxury cruises are fully inclusive. Your expedition will include your choice of accommodation, daily meals and drinks, guided shore excursions by Zodiac with the expedition team, and lectures. 

Depending on your chosen itinerary, there may be an additional charge for adventure activities such as kayaking, snorkeling and camping. 

The team at North Pole Cruises are here to help you plan your dream expedition and will assist you with budgeting your cruise. 

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