A cruise to Antarctica is truly one of the most memorable travel experiences one can have. The destination itself is unique in that few people ever set eyes on the continent; those few who get the opportunity are forever changed by it.
Antarctic cruises generally take place during the region’s summer season, the five month period from November to March. This is when the ice is breaking up and it is easier for the ships to navigate through the ice-filled waters. Many cruises to Antarctica take place on expedition ships which are specially designed and equipped to handle the icy conditions that will be encountered in this region.