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Sold out

Luxury Antarctica cruise ships in prime season are usually fully booked well before their departure dates.

Quick sell-out fares

Generally, the lowest- and highest-priced cabins sell out first, up to a year in advance.

Last-minute bargains

If you are seeking one, chances are it won't be easy to find a ship that meets your preferred itinerary, ship, cabin and departure-date. Even if you do, you might not be able to secure convenient and low-cost airline reservations to and from the departure port city. They probably have been snatched up months ago. Moral: Book your Antarctica cruise early.

Some hopeful people fly to Ushuaia port without a cruise reservation. They are confident that they will get a last-minute super-bargain fare offered by a desperate ship trying to fill its unsold cabins. Some travelers get lucky. But be aware that you may have to wait a week or more in cold, dull Ushuaia before finding a bargain fare. Or, eventually, you give up and fly back home without ever seeing Antarctica. It happens.

Booking advice

Due to the potential complexity of booking an Antarctica cruise and its attendant airfare and land arrangements, booking through a cruise line makes sense.

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