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Antarctica Cruises

Experience Earth's frozen frontier

A world of sea and ice awaits

Ready for the adventure of a lifetime? Massive, magnificent, and unforgiving, Antarctica is a continent of superlatives that will leave your mind searching for words to describe it. Each day presents a new discovery, whether you’re cruising through ice-choked waterways, trekking through chattering penguin rookeries, or catching minkes and humpbacks breaching in the pristine waters. The few travellers who are fortunate enough to explore Antarctica’s vast expanses return home forever changed by an experience so awe-inspiring that it reaches to their very core.

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Welcome aboard the G Expedition

Not only will the G Expedition steer you closer to some of our planet’s most amazing places, our professional and highly-skilled team of on-board experts offer keen insight, unique perspectives, and hands-on attention not found in a guidebook. Make your next tour a voyage you’ll remember the rest of your life. Return home a different person than when you left.

The G Expedition at a Glance

Cabin categories

    Category 1a - 160sq ft/15 m2
  • 2 upper, 2 lower berths
  • Full en suite bathroom
  • Porthole view
    Category 1 - 160 sq ft/15 m2
  • 1 upper, 2 lower berths
  • Full en suite bathroom
  • Porthole view
    Category 2 - 160 sq ft/15 m2
  • 2 lower berths
  • Full en suite bathroom
  • Porthole view
    Category 3 - 160 sq ft/15 m2
  • 2 lower berths
  • Full en suite bathroom
  • Window view
    Category 4 - 160 sq ft/15 m2
  • 2 lower berths
  • Full en suite bathroom
  • Large window views
    Category 5 - 320 sq ft/30 m2
  • Queen bed, lounge area
  • Full en suite bathroom
  • Large window views

Amenities

The G Expedition has multiple large public areas to enjoy during sea crossings and in between land excursions. Amenities include:

  • All cabins with private en suite and outside view
  • The Penguin Library
  • Medical clinic and english speaking doctor
  • The Gear Shop
  • Polar Bear Pub
  • The Lounge
  • Albatross Dining Room, serving international cuisine and large enough to accommodate all passengers in one sitting
  • Large aft deck with barbecue facilities
  • Forward deck viewing platforms
  • Fitness centre/sauna
  • Large fleet of Zodiacs with 4-stroke engines

Technical specifications

  • Helsingor Skibsvaerft, Denmark 1972 (2009)
  • Swedish/Finnish 1B
  • 105 metres
  • 18 metres
  • 4.71 metres
  • 6334 grt
  • 13 knots
  • Retractable fi ns, gyro stabilized
  • 134 max
  • 55 crew, plus 14 expedition staff
  • Covered motor lifeboats 4 pcs capacity of 204 people and life rafts with a total capacity 150 people
  • Telephone, internet, GMDSS, satellite C, B & M.

Meet the G Expedition team

Experts in everything from geology to marine biology and polar history, the members of our team are always eager to share their infectious passion for the plants, animals, and people you’ll encounter. Add in professional hotel staff and a seasoned crew, and you’ll be more than comfortable during your adventure on the water.

10:1 passenger-to-expert ratio

More on-hand experts means deeper access and greater understanding of the planet’s most amazing places. Our experts’ lectures, Q&A sessions, and personal reflection deliver a personalized and intimate perspective on these faraway shores.

Susan Adie

Operations Manager and Expedition Leader
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Jonathan Green

Expedition Leader
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Dr. Alex Cowan

Expedition Leader
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Dr. Marcelo Flores

Ornithologist
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John Kernan

Biologist
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Terence "Scobie" Pye

Zodiac Technician
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Add to your experience

Antarctic kayaking* Download the kayaking package

Nothing connects you to the blissful solitude and fragile beauty of the polar regions like paddling through them in a low-slung kayak. Kayaking excursions depend on the weather, but we’ll try our best to get you out as much as possible. Participants should come with a working knowledge of strokes, entries, and exits.

Antarctic camping* Download the camping package

Experience the sounds of heaving ice, the fresh scent of the sea, and the crisp air of Antarctica in the polar night by camping out on the ice itself. We provide all the tents, warm sleeping bags, and other equipment.

Tierra del Fuego National Park Visit - Ushuaia

Explore this stunning coastal national park extending 630 sq km. We'll take care of the transport, the park entrance fee, and take you to scenic lookouts in the southern portion of the park. Pass Valle Rio Pipo on the way to Austral Fueguino train station. Opt to take the End of the World train (not included in price) before visiting Lago Roca and Bahía Lapataia. Keep an eye out for a variety of birdlife and spectacular colors in the fall.
Please note: The entirety of this activity (including the End of the World train) can only be booked on the ground locally."

*Kayaking and camping excursions are only available for booking prior to departure, as space is limited. To add either of these excursions to your Antartica cruise, simply call us and reference your booking number.

Wear your bragging rights with your very own G Expedition parka

Yours included with every booking

We wouldn’t send you all the way to the ends of the Earth without making sure you were prepared for the weather. All G Expedition passengers receive their own exclusive parka, included with their tour.

Cold comfort

A high-performance parka designed specifically for adventuring in the polar regions’ frozen climate, the official G Expedition parka combines functional cold-weather features like breathable waterproof fabric, a removable 5cm (2 in) ThinsulateTM liner, reflective taping by 3M, and a removable hood with microfleece lining.

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