cruise costs

Budget factors


If luxury cruise
ship rates strain
your budget

If the strain is modest

Go ahead and book a luxury cruise. Likely you won't regret your decision. An Antarctica cruise will be one of the greatest adventures in your lifetime. You want to go home with exciting, lasting memories.

If the strain is
more than modest

No problem. Book a lesser-quality ship. It's better to experience wonderful Antarctica than not at all.

I strongly recommend choosing a cruise that conducts zodiac landings.


If the above type of cruise ship is too expensive for you, book a sail-by cruise. Unfortunately, you don't make the Zodiac shore landings. This means you won't step foot on the Antarctica continent and won't see penguins and icebergs up close. But at least you view the breathtaking Antarctica landscape and seascape.

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