Antártida

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Set out on an Oceanwide Expeditions Antarctica cruise and experience the outermost edge of human exploration. Oceanwide’s Antarctic cruises immerse you fully in the incomparable terrain of Antarctica, introducing you to a diverse host of animals while also engaging you in exhilarating expedition cruise activities like kayaking, hiking, mountaineering, scuba diving, and even camping. Your Antarctic expedition cruise will thoroughly acquaint you with Antarctica’s wondrous ice wildernesses, bringing out your inner explorer as you tour colossal glacier fronts, dazzling berg-filled bays, and shorelines surrounded by towering, snow-swept mountains.Also available during Antarctic cruises aboard our new vessel, Hondius, are special science-based activities that delve into the incredible Antarctic ecosystem.

For countless people over several centuries, Antarctica represents many things…
 

Antarctica is the ice-packed secrets of the Ross or Weddell Seas. It is the snowy southern islands as well as the lush, bird-filled flora of the sub-Antarctic. And Antarctica is the snowy peaks, vast penguin colonies, and whale-abundant waters of the Antarctic Peninsula. Antarctica means seabirds, whales, and near-limitless other animals. But whatever else Antarctica is, it is without doubt an incomparable cruise adventure.

Join Oceanwide on an Antarctic expedition cruise, and experience exploration in its native environment.

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Cruises to Antarctica

Islas Malvinas – Georgias del Sur – Península Antártica

Cumplir al menos seis especies de pingüino!

HDS21-20. Un crucero a las islas Malvinas, las islas Georgias del Sur y la Península Antártica. Visite una de la más bellas exhibiciones de vida silvestre sobre la Tierra. Este viaje le permitirá conocer al menos 6 especies de pingüinos ¡y una gran cantidad de lobos marinos de dos pelos antártico!

m/v Hondius

m/v Hondius

Fecha del crucero:

1 nov. - 21 nov., 2020

Precio:

12600 USD

Islas Malvinas – Georgias del Sur – Península Antártica

Cumplir al menos seis especies de pingüino!

PLA21-20. Un crucero a las islas Malvinas, las islas Georgias del Sur y la Península Antártica. Visite una de la más bellas exhibiciones de vida silvestre sobre la Tierra. Este viaje le permitirá conocer al menos 6 especies de pingüinos ¡y una gran cantidad de lobos marinos de dos pelos antártico!

m/v Plancius

m/v Plancius

Fecha del crucero:

1 nov. - 21 nov., 2020

Precio:

12600 USD

Antártica – Campamento Base

El mejor viaje de la actividad en la Antártida

OTL21-20. El crucero Campamento Base a la Península Antártica le ofrece una miríada de maneras de explorar y disfrutar de la región Antártica. Esta expedición le permitirá realizar caminatas, utilizar raquetas de nieve, andar en kayak, practicar montañismo e incluso acampara bajo los cielos polares antárticos...

m/v Ortelius

m/v Ortelius

Fecha del crucero:

8 nov. - 19 nov., 2020

Precio:

8050 USD

Mar de Weddell – En busca del pingüino Emperador, incl. Helicópteros

En busca de los Pingüinos Emperador

OTL22-20. Una verdadera expedición, nuestro crucero al Mar de Weddell explorará el hábitat del pingüino Emperador en las proximidades de la isla Cerro Nevado. Visitaremos el área en helicópteros y veremos una variedad de otras aves que incluyen pingüinos Adelia y Papúa.

m/v Ortelius

m/v Ortelius

Fecha del crucero:

19 nov. - 29 nov., 2020

Precio:

11500 USD

Antártica – Campamento Base

El mejor viaje de la actividad en la Antártida

PLA22-20. El crucero Campamento Base a la Península Antártica le ofrece una miríada de maneras de explorar y disfrutar de la región Antártica. Esta expedición le permitirá realizar caminatas, utilizar raquetas de nieve, andar en kayak, practicar montañismo e incluso acampara bajo los cielos polares antárticos...

m/v Plancius

m/v Plancius

Fecha del crucero:

21 nov. - 2 dic., 2020

Precio:

8050 USD

Antarctica cruise video

Antarctica story

Basecamp Plancius: A True Antarctic Adventure

It was New Year’s Eve, and I was dressed in a full-body penguin suit, making my way to the buffet. We were three days into our cruise aboard...

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Antarctica blog

What to Pack for Your Expedition Cruise to the Arctic or Antarctica

It’s easy to get confused about what to pack for a polar expedition cruise. Some things are provided by the expedition company and others are...

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Antarctica experiences

Antarctica wildlife

Ver la impresionante variedad de fauna que se podría encontrar::

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Mapa de Antarctica

Antarctica cruise reviews

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Valoración general basada en 265 votos

CAROLINE and DAVE HUNT
IT DOESN'T GET BETTER THAN THIS
por CAROLINE and DAVE HUNT sobre Antarctica

Congratulations to everyone at Oceanwide for providing a superbly well run expedition on a marvellous ship. The Hondius is a world-leader in its eco credentials and superb for its operating environment. Everyone...

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Laura Hirst
A Superb Antarctic Trip
por Laura Hirst sobre Antarctica

An outstanding trip which was everything we hoped for and more. The passionate Oceanwide Expedition leader who , with his team epitomised the spirit of expedition by ensuring, (whether permitting!) we landed...

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Wendee Schavocky
Amazing Antartica Adventure
por Wendee Schavocky sobre Antarctica

The Oceanwide Expeditions Basecamp Antartica Cruise was amazing on every level! I couldn’t have asked for a better Antarctica experience. The expeditions, lectures, meals and excursions were outstanding....

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Colin Drake

My wife and I have travelled extensively but this was the trip of a lifetime and unlike anywhere else we'd ever been, exceeding our expectations and leaving us wanting more. Our first Zodiac cruise set the...

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Amy Bergstraesser

Our mother/daughter trip to Antarctica truly was one of the most unique, fantastic experiences of my life. The guides, excursions, wildlife sightings, and meals surpassed my expectations. The expedition guides,...

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Judith Clinton
So Very Grateful
por Judith Clinton sobre Antarctica

I can't properly express to you my gratitude (and those of my fellow shipmates) at the care the Plancius crew (and the Home Office) took of us during our extended Antarctic cruise (March 9-26). The statement...

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Antarctica FAQ

¿Dónde está la Antártida?

Antártida es el 5to en tamaño de los siete continentes. El continente tiene dos grandes entradas en la línea costera que son el Mar de Ross y el Mar de Weddell. El continente más cercano es América del Sur. La superficie...

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¿Cuál es el huso horario en la Antártida?

La zona/ huso horario en Antártida es la misma que en Nueva Zelanda: GMT +12 horas. En viajes regulares a Antártida operamos en la misma zona horaria que Ushuaia, Argentina: GMT -3horas.

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¿Es peligroso visitar la Antártida?

No, la ubicación remota, el paisaje congelado y la meteorología impredecible pueden hacer que las operaciones turísticas sean difíciles, pero Oceanwide Expeditions tiene la experiencia, conocimientos y competencia necesaria...

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¿Cómo es el clima en Antártida?

La Antártida es el continente más frío y también más ventoso en el mundo. La temperatura más baja en la Tierra se registró en la Antártida. Hay tres regiones climáticas en la Antártida: El...

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¿Cómo es el paisaje Antártico?

Antártida está compuesta por dos grandes regiones. Antártida oriental (la de mayor superficie) y Antártida Occidental (Península Antártica). Más del 98% del continente está cubierto de hielo y nieve....

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¿Qué tipo de plantas o animales es posible encontrar en Antártida?

La vegetación en Antártida se limita a aproximadamente 350 especies de principalmente líquenes, musgos y algas. Varias especies de aves marinas, focas y pingüinos suelen verse en Antártida, tales como pingüino Emperador,...

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About Antarctica

Antarctic Weather

Witness some of Earth’s most beautiful scenery in one of Earth’s least hospitable environments. Antarctica is the coldest, highest, windiest, and driest of all Earth’s continents, though it grants our cruise passengers access to many of the most dazzling sights our planet has to offer. Gray rock peaks punch out of the wind-carved snow, passing icebergs dot the dark blue waters, and wildlife abounds that can be seen nowhere else – all serving to remind us that we are truly in another world.


Along the Antarctic coasts (where we travel on our cruises) temperatures can reach as high as 10°C (50°F) during a hot summer day, and on a regular day can plummet to barely above freezing. But just because you’re in the coldest spot on Earth doesn’t mean you have to be uncomfortable: Our vessels are consummately designed to make your voyage as pleasant as possible. And if you’re still unsure what clothing to pack, we’ll give you all the information you need to stay warm and dry before you join us on our exploration of the Antarctic.

Facts About Antarctica

  • Antarctica is larger than Europe
  • Because Antarctica experiences so little precipitation, it is technically a desert
  • The name “Antarctica” comes from a Greek phrase meaning “opposite to north”
  • Almost 62% of the freshwater ice on Earth exists in Antarctica. If all that ice melted today, the world’s oceans would swell by about 60 meters (197 feet)
  • The coldest temperature ever recorded was at the Antarctic research station Vostok, on July 21, 1983, when the thermometer dropped to a teeth-chattering -89.2°C (-128.6°F), cold enough to shatter steel
  • Despite the cold, the biggest documented mass of living creatures — a 10,000,000-ton school of krill — was spotted in the Antarctic
  • The first confirmed sighting of Antarctica was in 1820, though it would take almost a century — until 1911, to be exact — before a human being set foot on the continent

Travel to Antarctica

An Antarctic cruise means visiting a part of Earth that has remained largely unchanged since Aristotle first gave rise to the notion of Terra Australis, or the ”Land of the South”.

Taking one of our cruises also means acquainting yourself with the real survivalists of the Antarctic: the seals, whales, and so many penguins who call the region home.

Our Antarctica cruises offer you an experience unlike any you’ve had. Take a Zodiac cruise among the towering blue-white icebergs, kayak alongside curious whales, introduce yourself to the inquisitive penguins, dive into a new world under the sea, camp beneath the polar sky, or climb to a rugged vista for a bird’s-eye view of the landscape. To see a list of all your many options, check out our dedicated Antarctica cruise page.