Top 10 Things to Consider When Planning an Antarctica Trip

Antarctica sea kayaking
Antarctica sea kayaking (photos: Andreas Kambanis)

An Antarctic cruise is for the more adventurous traveler. You head to our southern-most continent not because you want to “play tourist” or hit another cruise line port town that is almost the same as any other.

You go because you are looking for something unique and clean; a trip you can take pride in.

However, what makes an Antarctic expedition so special is also what makes it a little more work than other cruises. Antarctica does not offer tourist amenities, so it pays to make sure you’re prepared for what lies ahead.

Let’s take a look at 10 quick tips that will leave you able to enjoy your Antarctic cruise.

1. There are no stores.

There are no tourist amenities at all on Antarctica; you’re restricted to what you bring with you and what’s for sale on your particular ship.

So before you set out, double-check your gear against the information your cruise line provides about what you should or should not bring on your…

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