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Antarctica Expeditions

Guests exploring by zodiac and kayaks see a blue ice arch/blue iceberg up close, at Niko Harbor, Antarctic Peninsula, Southern Ocean, Antarctica.

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic offers travelers an 8, 9, and 10-Day option for our Antarctica Direct: Fly the Drake Passage journeys. Each option offers the most time-efficient travel to and from Antarctica, with a two hour flight each way eliminating the cruise across the Drake Passage. Join us aboard our intimately scaled, National Geographic Explorer and National Geographic Orion vessels, ships purpose-built for polar waters.

On my first visit to Antarctica, I didn't sleep for two days - I was so mesmerized as our ship crunched through the sea ice. It was unending ice. The size, the shapes, the color.

Sven-Olof Lindblad

Antarctica Direct: Fly the Drake Passage Trips

Our Ships in Antarctica

Ship National Geographic Explorer in Greenland
Cabin 230, Category 7, on the ship National Geographic Explorer
Bistro on the ship National Geographic Explorer

National Geographic Explorer

Guests
148
Cabins
81

An authentic expedition ship, purpose-engineered for blue water and polar exploration

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With the sun setting and casting a spectrum of warm hues across the sky, the ship National Geographic Orion sits anchored in the calm waters of the Java Sea.
Cabin 511, Category 4, features two singles that can convert into a queen-size bed on the ship National Geographic Orion
Dining area set for guests on the ship National Geographic Orion in Indonesia

National Geographic Orion

Guests
102
Cabins
53

An authentic expedition ship, purpose-built for exploring the South Pacific, Asia, the Mediterranean, and beyond

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