Overview

From the air, the snow drifts, glaciers and ice peaks of Antarctica blend together to form what seems to be a land of endless white. It is only at closer inspection that the true beauty of the continent can be understood – blue icebergs adrift on an azure sea, splashes of orange on the King Penguin’s feathers, dazzling hues of aurora australis dancing across the sky.

“Glittering white, shining blue, raven black in the light of the sun, the land looks like a fairy tale. Pinnacle after pinnacle, peak after peak – crevassed, wild as any land on our globe, it lies unseen and untrodden. – Roald Amundsen

Every visitor to Antarctica falls under the spell of the continent at the bottom of the world – a region of endless ice, strange and endearing creatures and no indigenous inhabitants. Antarctica makes visitors feel like privileged strangers, as they would if they landed on the moon.

We know Antarctica is a dream destination – a once in a lifetime experience for most people. So you will want to do it right. Our philosophy is simple: create the most enthralling and enlightening experience available on the Seventh Continent.

Cregor Adventures has carefully chosen a selection of independently operated ships. Knowing that different people have different tastes and budgets, we have chosen this collection to provide our guests with the best Antarctic expedition opportunities possible.

We encourage you to call us. We will be pleased to discuss what you can expect to see at the different areas where you will land, which time of the season is best to meet your expectations, and which ship and itinerary is just right for you.

Antarctica arguably supersedes any place on earth in provoking a traveler’s awe, and no less now than for Shackleton or Amundsen over a century ago. Today, its wonders are within reach of anyone with an explorer’s spirit.

 

Sample Itinerary

Itineraries vary by the yacht you choose. However, all of our yachts include the typical daily landings and activities.  Please contact us if you have any questions regarding the different yacht tours.

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Dates/Pricing

Prices vary by individual ship and date of sailing. Please see details in “Our Yachts” section. Prices are per person, based on double occupancy and are given in US Dollars.

Some ship companies may raise rates without notice. Payment, cancellation and refund policies for Expedition Cruises vary according to the departure and ship chosen. Please call our office for details. At times, some expedition cruise companies impose fuel surcharges prior to departures.

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Accommodations

Accommodations vary by individual boat, please see details in the Our Yachts section.

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Our Yachts

Luxury Expedition Ships

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The Corinthian

clelia2neko.harborjpg2The Corinthian has established itself as one of the finest expedition cruise ships in Antarctica. If you want adventure, but enjoy being surrounded in elegance, the deluxe Corinthian is an all-suite yacht accommodating up to 100 guests. Corinthian’s 67 seasoned officers and crew ensure gracious personalized service and a convivial atmosphere akin to a private club.


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Expedition Ships

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Akademik Ioffe

ioffe (1)Designed for polar research, the Ioffe is modern, comfortable, safe and ice-strengthened. From small group sessions to briefings for all passengers, we have public spaces onboard the ship ideally suited for each and every need. A separate bar and lounge, as well as a library provide ideal places to sit and relax or catch up on some reading. A selection of movies and documentaries can also be watched in the lounge.


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Sea Adventurer

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Designed to carry travelers in comfort to the most remote corners of the world, Sea Adventurer was built in Yugoslavia in 1976, refurbished in 1999 and had further upgrades in 2002. You will be impressed by this ice-strengthened ship, which carries up to 117 passengers and features a spacious forward lounge and bar, window-lined dining room and promenades.


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Sea Spirit

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Sail aboard the remarkably comfortable Sea Spirit and experience the polar regions in grand style with spacious suites. Carrying a maximum of 114 passengers this outstanding vessel, approved for polar waters, is equipped with rubber inflatable boats – called Zodiacs- for shore transfers and cruising. Kayaking and camping options are available on select departures.


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M/V Plancius

PlanciusM/v “Plancius” was built in 1976 as an oceanographic research vessel for the Royal Dutch Navy and was named “Hr. Ms. Tydeman”. The ship sailed for the Dutch Navy until June 2004 and was eventually purchased and completely rebuilt as a 114-passenger vessel in 2009 It complies with the latest SOLAS-regulations (Safety Of Life At Sea). M/v “Plancius” is classed by Lloyd’s Register in London and flies the Dutch flag.


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M/V Ortelius

OrteliusThe ice-strengthened vessel “Ortelius” is an excellent vessel for Polar expedition cruises, allowing us to adventure in remote locations such as the Ross Sea. Ortelius was built in Gdynia, Poland in 1989, and served as a special purpose vessel for the Russian academy of Science.


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National Geographic Explorer

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Inaugurated in 2008, National Geographic Explorer is the world’s ultimate expedition ship. Her design and equipment is the result of almost 200 years of collective expedition experience. Originally built for service along Norway’s coast as part of the famed Hurtigruten, or Coastal Express. Drawing on nearly 50 years of pioneering expedition history and expertise, she was completely redesigned rebuilt. Now celebrating her fifth anniversary, Explorer is uniquely equipped with an ice-strengthened hull and advanced navigation equipment for polar expeditions; a roster of tools for exploration; and a well-appointed interior with vast expanses of glass for an unprecedented connection to the regions we explore. She provides a peerless expedition experience.


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Akademik Sergey Vavilov

Vavilov 2Designed for polar research, the One Ocean Voyager is modern, comfortable, safe and ice-strengthened. From small group sessions to briefings for all passengers, we have public spaces onboard the ship ideally suited for each and every need. A separate bar and lounge located on deck 6 with expansive 180 degree views, as well as a library provide ideal places to sit and relax or catch up on some reading.


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The Ocean Nova

mv_ocean_novaThe M/V Ocean Nova is a modern and comfortable vessel. She was built in Denmark in 1992 to sail the ice-choked waters of Greenland, and her ice-strengthened hull is ideally suited for expedition travel in Antarctica. The M/V Ocean Nova has capacity for 68 passengers accommodated in comfortable outside cabins, all with private facilities, including dedicated single, twin and triple cabins. In addition to a glass-enclosed observation lounge and presentation room, a spacious dining room, a bar, a library and an infirmary. The ship has Zodiac boats that are well suited for disembarking and wildlife watching.


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Additional Activities
Our core activities include: guided shore excursions, walks and wildlife spotting and zodiac cruises are included in the fare and will be offered to all passengers during the voyages

Our voyages are primarily defined as explorations and we spend as much time ashore as possible. We can be flexible, taking advantage of wildlife opportunities by using our zodiacs for both landings and cruises. Our knowledgeable guides assist on these outings, providing detailed information. This is supplemented by lectures on board which covers topics such as wildlife, history and true emotions.

Camping
On some of our itineraries, an exciting ‘open air’ camping option is available, providing an intensive experience of the Antarctic wilderness. You will be provided special gear and field equipment which will keep campers dry, warm and comfortable during the night in the open air of Antarctica. Please note that camping is always subject to weather, local site and environmental regulations.

Kayaking
On many of our voyages, kayak excursions in addition to the normal expedition programs are available. On every cruise with a kayak option we hope to schedule up to 4 kayak excursions, weather permitting.

All kayak excursions will take place within a safe distance from the ship. The kayaks used are stable, single seat and double seat sea kayaks. The kayaking will “solemnly” be done as a group activity. At least one kayak guide will lead the group and a zodiac will follow for assistance. Kayak excursions normally last three to four hours. The objective is wildlife, scenery, icebergs, etc. Chances of meeting wildlife while paddling are very high.

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