Antarctica Cruises 2026

Embark on a captivating journey to the awe-inspiring landscapes and icy wonders of the world's 7th continent with an Antarctica Cruise in 2026.

Introduction

Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure with our meticulously selected Antarctica Cruises in 2026. With an array of new ships and exciting itineraries, 2026 presents an unparalleled opportunity to delve into the wonders of the frozen south. 

In the southern summer season of January, February, and March, and again in November and December 2026, Antarctica cruises will be at their peak. This page provides an extensive overview of the highlights for cruises to Antarctica in 2026, including detailed insights into new routes and vessels. 

Reservations for Antarctica cruises in 2026 open approximately two years before departure. Should you seek guidance or need help finding what you’re looking for, please get in touch with our Travel Experience Team for assistance. 

Are you interested in other years? Check out our Antarctica Cruises guide below.

Antarctica Cruises January 2026

January signifies the height of the summer season in Antarctica, offering optimal conditions for wildlife observation and pleasant temperatures. Explore our curated selection of Antarctica cruises in January 2026.

Antarctica Sunset iceberg
NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
Ushuaia - Ushuaia
Jan 06 2026 - Jan 17 2026
10 Nights

Price from per person

£9,470
exploring captivating scenery on an Antarctica icebreaker cruise on Le Commandant Charcot
No Single Supplement
Ushuaia to Ushuaia
Jan 2 - Jan 17 2026
14 Nights

Price from per person

£18,700
kayak in Antarctica
NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
Ushuaia - Ushuaia
Jan 18 2026 - Jan 29 2026
10 Nights

Price from per person

£9,470
Ushuaia - Ushuaia
Jan 6 - Jan 19 2026
13 Nights

Price from per person

£13,468
luxury cruise ship sailing in Antarctica
Door To Door
King George Island To King George Island
Jan 17 - Jan 23 2026
6 Nights

Price from per person

£16,100
whale in Antarctica
Ushuaia - Ushuaia
Jan 23 - Feb 02 2026
10 Nights

Price from per person

£8,501

Antarctica Cruises February 2026

February marks the conclusion of the Antarctica summer, providing excellent opportunities for wildlife enthusiasts, including peak whale watching opportunities. It’s an ideal month for extended cruises, venturing south and crossing the Polar Circle. Discover your preferred Antarctica cruises in February 2026 below.

photographing ice in Antarctica
Ushuaia - Ushuaia
Feb 26 - Mar 08 2026
10 Nights

Price from per person

£6,674
luxury cruise ship sailing in Antarctica
Door To Door
King George Island To King George Island
Feb 25 - Mar 3 2026
6 Nights

Price from per person

£16,100
shore landing by Zodiac in Antarctica
Door To Door
King George Island To King George Island
Feb 13 - Feb 19 2026
6 Nights

Price from per person

£16,100
Zodiac cruising in the Antarctic Peninsula with large icebergs
Door To Door
Puerto Williams to Puerto Williams
Feb 22 - Mar 4 2026
10 Nights

Price from per person

£14,200
gentoo penguin in Antarctica close up
Door To Door
King George Island To King George Island
Jan 29 - Feb 4 2026
6 Nights

Price from per person

£16,100
Gentto penguins on Antarctic peninsula cruise
Door To Door
Puerto Williams to Puerto Williams
Feb 5 - Feb 15 2026
10 Nights

Price from per person

£14,200

Antarctica Cruises March 2026

March signals the end of the Antarctica season, offering prime moments for whale watching and a unique chance to witness baby penguins taking their inaugural swim. It’s a quieter month in Antarctica, with fewer vessels and ample availability. Explore our cruises for the best deals on Antarctica cruises in March 2026.

exploring the Antarctic Peninsula on a Zodiac by expedition cruise
Small Ship
Punta Arenas to Punta Arenas
Mar 08 - Mar 15 2026
7 Nights

Price from per person

£9,257
Door To Door
Puerto Williams to Puerto Williams
Mar 5 - Mar 15 2026
10 Nights

Price from per person

£13,500
Guest hiking in snow on a luxury cruise to Antarctic Peninsula
Door To Door
Puerto Williams to Puerto Williams
Mar 4 - Mar 16 2026
11 Nights

Price from per person

£10,700
Gentoo penguins on ice in Antarctica
Ushuaia - Ushuaia
Mar 7 - Mar 17 2026
10 Nights

Price from per person

£6,674

Antarctica Cruises November 2026

The Antarctica cruising season kicks off in November as the first ships arrive after winter, unveiling frozen landscapes and the initial glimpses of wildlife. Check out our Antarctica cruises in November 2026 below.

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Antarctica Cruises December 2026

December marks the commencement of summer in Antarctica, with bustling penguin rookeries, milder temperatures, and 24 hours of daylight further south. For an expedition in December 2026, peruse our featured cruises below.

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Antarctica Small Ship Cruises 2026

Tailored for wildlife enthusiasts, photographers, and those eager to maximize onshore exploration, small-ship cruises to Antarctica in 2026 provide an intimate experience. Here’s a selection of our finest Antarctica small ship cruises in 2026.

A guest with a flag on the Antarctic circle
Small Ship
Ushuaia - Ushuaia
Feb 9 - Feb 22 2026
13 Nights

Price from per person

£10,526
penguin in Antarctica
Small Ship
Punta Arenas to Punta Arenas
Jan 04 - Jan 11 2026
7 Nights

Price from per person

£11,732
Guest hiking in snow on a luxury cruise to Antarctic Peninsula
Door To Door
Puerto Williams to Puerto Williams
Mar 4 - Mar 16 2026
11 Nights

Price from per person

£10,700
Door To Door
Puerto Williams to Puerto Williams
Jan 24 - Feb 5 2026
11 Nights

Price from per person

£15,700
Ushuaia to Ushuaia
Feb 1 - Feb 18 2026
17 Nights

Price from per person

£15,116
Small Ship
Ushuaia to Ushuaia
Jan 24 - Feb 10 2026
17 Nights

Price from per person

£14,031

Antarctica Luxury Cruises 2026

Indulge in creature comforts during your Antarctic expedition with our luxury cruises in 2026. Explore our handpicked selection of Antarctica luxury cruises in 2026, from exquisite dining to expansive suites and lavish amenities.

Gentto penguins on Antarctic peninsula cruise
Door To Door
Puerto Williams to Puerto Williams
Feb 5 - Feb 15 2026
10 Nights

Price from per person

£14,200
A tourist taking photos in Antarctica on an expedition cruise
NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
Ushuaia - Ushuaia
Feb 07 2026 - Feb 18 2026
10 Nights

Price from per person

£9,470
kayak in Antarctica
NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
Ushuaia - Ushuaia
Jan 18 2026 - Jan 29 2026
10 Nights

Price from per person

£9,470
Antarctica Sunset iceberg
NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
Ushuaia - Ushuaia
Jan 06 2026 - Jan 17 2026
10 Nights

Price from per person

£9,470
shore landing by Zodiac in Antarctica
Door To Door
King George Island To King George Island
Feb 13 - Feb 19 2026
6 Nights

Price from per person

£16,100
shore landing by Zodiac in Antarctica
Door To Door
King George Island To King George Island
Jan 11 - Jan 17 2026
6 Nights

Price from per person

£16,100

Antarctica Fly and Cruise Expeditions 2026

For those short on time or seeking to avoid the Drake Passage, our fly and cruise expeditions to Antarctica in 2026 offer expedited itineraries. Discover our assortment of Antarctica fly and cruise expeditions in 2026.

luxury cruise ship sailing in Antarctica
Door To Door
King George Island To King George Island
Jan 17 - Jan 23 2026
6 Nights

Price from per person

£16,100
Zodiac cruise with whale and giant iceberg
Door To Door
King George Island To King George Island
Feb 7 - Feb 13 2026
6 Nights

Price from per person

£16,100
luxury expedition cruise ship in Antarctica
Door To Door
King George Island To King George Island
Jan 20 - Jan 26 2026
6 Nights

Price from per person

£16,100
shore landing by Zodiac in Antarctica
Door To Door
King George Island To King George Island
Feb 13 - Feb 19 2026
6 Nights

Price from per person

£16,100
Antarctica luxury fly cruise
Door To Door
King George Island To King George Island
Jan 14 - Jan 20 2026
6 Nights

Price from per person

£16,100
silversea endeavour luxury cruise ship in Antarctica
Door To Door
King George Island To King George Island
Jan 23 - Jan 29 2026
6 Nights

Price from per person

£16,100

Antarctica & South Georgia Cruises in 2026

Combine the allure of Antarctica with the remote sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia on expeditions renowned for their abundant wildlife. Explore our preferred cruises to Antarctica and South Georgia in 2026 below.

guest in the falkland islands
Includes Flight Seeing
Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires
Jan 18 2026 - Feb 09 2026
22 Nights

Price from per person

£21,654
Door to Door
Puerto Williams to Puerto Williams
Feb 7 2026 - Feb 22 2026
15 Nights

Price from per person

£14,800
Small Ship
Ushuaia to Ushuaia
Jan 24 - Feb 10 2026
17 Nights

Price from per person

£14,031
Ushuaia to Ushuaia
Feb 1 - Feb 18 2026
17 Nights

Price from per person

£15,116

Antarctica Travel Guide

Best Time To Visit Antarctica

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How To Get To Antarctica

A guide on all the different way to get to Antarctica including different expedition cruise options, flights and expeditions to the South Pole.

Antarctica Cruises

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