Voyages to Antarctica can be arranged between October and March aboard one of our small selection of expedition ships departing from the southern tip of South America. Days at sea are combined with daily excursions on zodiac boats, shore landings and onboard lectures. Classic polar explorations sail around the Antarctic peninsula, while longer expeditions follow in the footsteps of renowned explorers and may include the Falklands and South Georgia.
Fly-cruise options include a short flight to the South Shetlands, allowing travellers to save time in getting to the White Continent.
Expedition cruises in the Arctic range from 8-15 days. Voyages to the Arctic can be arranged between April and September aboard one of our small selection of expedition ships, departing from various ports in Spitsbergen, Iceland, the UK and Norway. Days at sea are combined with daily excursions on zodiac boats, shore landings and onboard lectures.
Classic polar explorations sail between Spitsbergen, Greenland, Iceland and Norway.
We have highlighted the standard of accommodation featured on a tour immediately above the tour itinerary.
In some cases, tours include some departures in one category and some in another: you can see and select the different tour types under ‘tour variations’. For these tours, the itinerary is generally the same and just the standard of accommodation varies. However, if there are any variations in the excursions included, these are shown within the itinerary.
Superior: Most Cox & Kings tours fall under this category and are based in 4- or 5-star accommodation, or the best available.
Luxury: These tours will usually feature 5-star de luxe accommodation throughout.
Standard: Simpler in emphasis, these itineraries typically feature 3- and 4-star accommodation throughout.
Discovery: This type of holiday is best suited to the hardier traveller, as it will typically include some quite basic accommodation, possibly longer and rougher road journeys and, in some cases, more arduous activities, such as trekking.