Antarctic cruises show an upward trend; discounts grow

Wintertime in North America means it’s prime time for Antarctic cruises, since it’s summertime that far south, according to a Bing story on cruise trends. One of the safest and most comfortable ships that can ferry you down to the penguins is The Antarctic Dream.

Here’s what TravelPod, the Web’s original travel blog site, has to say about The Antarctic Dream, which is offering a 10 percent discount for its February 8 departure and a 20 percent discount for its February 18 departure:

What distinguishes The Antarctic Dream’s 11 day/10 night expedition from most Antarctic cruises is the extraordinary, hands-on access to wildlife, glaciers and massive icebergs provided by the smaller capacity vessel. Passengers of The Antarctic Dream often experience up-close encounters with fur seals, humpback whales, leopard seals and orcas, and are able to explore the blue, icy land during 2-3 hour daily zodiac raft excursions.

The Antarctic Dream

. The Antarctic Dream receives passengers from all across the globe with an average of 20+ nationalities on board every trip.

Information-packed lectures are offered to passengers by the Expedition Leader. Additional presentations and workshops are offered by geologists, naturalists, and special guests, which include celebrated photographers, wildlife experts and more.

Departing from and finishing in the port of Ushuaia, Argentina, The Antarctic Dream features a large dining room, library, auditorium, gym, sauna, laundry, satellite email/phone and boutique. Cabins have private baths, queen or twin beds, closed circuit TV, and inter-cabin phone service.

“My experience was nothing but pure travel comfort,” said Dee Hunt, Antarctic Dream traveler. “Tour leaders and lecturers were totally involved with all of us—sharing time, meals, expertise, and friendship at every opportunity.”

The 11day/10 night trips start at $6,900. For more information about Antarctic cruise discounts and about the trip itself, visit, or call 1-877- AD TRIPS.