Summon the spirit of bygone adventurers as you navigate the tempestuous waters of the Drake Passage to the White Continent, the most remote and desolately beautiful place on Earth.

It’s often said that we know more about the moon than the ocean, but the same case could be put forward for Antarctica. To put some rough numbers to it: during winter, there is one person per 5,405 square miles. In the absence of human population, hardy species of wildlife have flourished including colonies of penguin, orca pods, seals, Spring-visiting seabirds and all manner of weird and wonderful sealife.

Lightfoot Travel has partnered with the world’s leading cruise operators to bring you the most extraordinary Antarctica expeditions. These include but are not limited to decommissioned science vessels like the One Ocean Expeditions Akademik Ioffe, the super-luxury all-suite Sea Spirit and Lindblad Expeditions’ flagship National Geographic Explorer, accompanied by expert naturalists, photographers and scientists. As the infamously choppy waters of the Drake Passage are not for everyone, the luxurious M/V Ocean Nova offers a “fly and cruise” option.

Contact our specialist cruise Travel Designers to find out more about a once-in-a-lifetime Antarctic adventure.

Properties for Luxury Antarctica Expeditions

Island Sky

Antarctica Cruises

Introducing the MS Island Sky, an all-suite, all-inclusive small expedition vessel with elegance imbued throughout. Constructed in an Italian Shipyard using the finest techniques, and re-rel…

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Plancius

Antarctica, Antarctica Cruises

The stately Plancius was built in 1976 as an oceanographic research vessel for the Royal Dutch Navy. The 293-foot ship sailed for the Navy for almost 30 years and in 2009, after being comple…

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Sea Spirit

Antarctica, Antarctica Cruises

Sea Spirit is a luxury all-suite expedition ship accommodating up to 114 passengers across 53 outside cabins with exterior views. Built in Italy in the early 90s and refurbished to an excell…

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M/V Ushuaia

Antarctica, Antarctica Cruises

M/V Ushuaia is one of the smaller expeditionary ships we offer in Antarctica, accommodating only 88 passengers across 44 cabins. This well-appointed ice-strengthened polar vessel provides go…

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Ocean Nova

Antarctica, Antarctica Cruises

Offering an exclusive combination of flying and sailing, an Antarctica cruise aboard the M/V Ocean Nova makes it possible for adventurers to explore one of the most remote and inhospitable p…

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A Selection of Luxury Antarctica Expeditions Itineraries