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Antarctica

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The Expedition Experience

Remote. Untrammeled. Spectacular. Antarctica is one of the most exhilarating adventures on Earth. There are many reasons to explore it. Antarctica wildlife: scores of penguins and whales. Ice: an entire museum of colossal and magical ice forms defying description. And the dashing history of the Heroic Age of Exploration.

What It's Like/What You'll Do
What It's Like/What You'll Do

It’s one of the last great wildernesses on Earth. See how actively you’ll explore it

Antarctica Wildlife
Antarctica Wildlife

Penguins of all species, their main predator & more. See the ice creatures

Antarctica Expedition Team
Antarctica Expedition Team

Your key to a meaningful and safe polar experience. See who they are

Pack Your Camera
Pack Your Camera

Travel with a National Geographic photographer. Take awesome photos

Global Perspectives
Global Perspectives

Share the adventure with interesting, engaging experts. See who’s coming

Life Aboard
Life Aboard

See what life on the world’s ultimate expedition ship looks & feels like

Antarctica & Families
Antarctica & Families

Family unit or entire clan—an expedition is ideal for sharing

Daily Expedition Reports
Daily Expedition Reports

What happens out there? Daily field reports with photos and video

Celebrating the Centennial
Celebrating the Centennial

This year is the 100th anniversary of Shackleton’s legendary Endurance expedition. Join in

50 Years of Antarctic Exploration
50 Years of Antarctic Exploration

Honoring 50 years since Lars-Eric Lindblad brought the first citizen explorers to Antarctica

Recreating The Shackleton Traverse
Recreating The Shackleton Traverse

Join Us in South Georgia to Make History

Read Up & Gear Up
Read Up & Gear Up

Smart books & useful recommendations on what to get, wear, pack, & more

Antarctica FAQs
Antarctica FAQs

Every question we’ve ever heard about our Antarctic expeditions answered

Top 10 Reasons
Top 10 Reasons

See why traveling to Antarctica with us should be on your must-do list

Global Stewardship
Global Stewardship

Working to study marine mammals that frequent these waters. Learn more

Overheard

Captain turned the ship around an ice sculpture so we got a better picture! Who else does that? Nobody.

Jim

Antarctica guest

Spring With Penguins Go All The Way - Free

100% FREE AIR From U.S.*
(Int’l + Charter Airfare)

*Book the November 6 or November 16, 2016 departures aboard National Geographic Orion by September 30, 2016 for free round-trip economy group airfare between Miami and Buenos Aires (or Santiago); ask about other U.S. gateways. PLUS receive free charter airfare between Santiago and Ushuaia. Upgrade to business class for $2,400 on select dates (space available). Subject to availability, and may not be combined with other offers and pre- and post-extensions. Call for details.

Antarctica Itineraries

Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands

24 days
Expeditions in: Jan, Feb, Nov, Dec

Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent

14 days
Expeditions in: Jan, Feb, Nov, Dec

South Georgia and the Falklands

19 days
Expeditions in: Mar, Oct

Antarctica 2016-18 Brochure

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Virtuoso Life

Virtuoso Life

See what well-known publications say about exploring with us

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One Guest's Account of Antarctica

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