A trip to Antarctica is one of the most unique travel encounters you can ever experience. For travelers who have seen and done it all or are looking for an exciting new adventure, Antarctica provides you with the opportunity to go where few travelers have gone before. The majestic and serene landscape allows you to experience one of the most spectacular views in the world. 

If you are considering a trip to Antarctica, here are a few things to know before you go. 

When To Go

The best time to visit Antarctica is during the Antarctic summer, which runs from November to March. Since it is in the South Pole, the seasons are opposite, but that does not mean you can expect balmy summer days. During this time of year, the temperatures hover around freezing, but you can expect 20+ hours of sunlight a day to help keep you warm. 


What to Pack

The key to enjoying your trip to Antarctica is to dress appropriately. You want to bring plenty of warm base layers, waterproof boots, wool socks, hats, gloves, scarves, and sunscreen. You can also bring a jacket, but passengers are given a parka to wear during your expedition. You’ll be making a fabulous fashion statement with the bright red coat.

How to Get There 

The best way to get to Antarctica is to take a cruise leaving Buenos Aires, Argentina, or Punta Arenas, Chile. The voyage across the Drake Passage will take approximately 48 hours, but your ship and Disney Adventure Guides will have plenty of onboard activities to keep you occupied.

Adventures by Disney has contracted with Ponant to charter all sailings to Antarctica. We can work together to confirm this adventure is right for you and your family.  

Book Early  

Antarctica is not a trip that you can take on the spur of the moment. Since there is a short window of time for cruise ships to travel, they tend to book up fast. Most ships also only carry a few hundred passengers, so space is limited. The earlier your reserve your spot, the better. 

Activity Options 

The number one questions people have about Antarctica is what to do when you get there. You will find a surprising amount of activities to keep you busy throughout your trip.

From kayaking around the ice caps and spotting penguins to snowshoeing across the land and exploring the coastline by Zodiac, you will have plenty of activity options. Most importantly, you will capture some of the most amazing images with your camera or smartphone.


Have you ever considered taking a trip to Antarctica, or is it still on your list? Contact us today to learn more about booking your expedition to Antarctica with Adventures by Disney.


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