When to go on
an Antarctica cruise

pros & cons
of the three seasons

Cruise tips you can trust


The three
Antarctica Peninsula
cruise seasons

Each has its pros and cons. Click blue links below to see them.

Early season
November to mid-December

Peak season
Mid-December to mid-February

Late season
Mid-February to March

Why Antarctica cruises
do not operate
from April to October

When it's late spring, summer, and early fall in the Northern Hemisphere, it's winter in Antarctica.

Even if you wanted to go during that April to October period, your cruise ship could not reach Antarctica because the thick pack ice extends up to 600 kilometers (1,000 miles) beyond the continent.

Moreover, temperatures are bitterly cold, winds are fierce, storms flourish, and daylight hours are scarce.

Click blue links to learn
the pros & cons of each season

PAGE TWO - Early season
PAGE THREE - Peak season
PAGE FOUR - Late season

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