Antarctica Cruises
Antarctica Cruises

Large-Ship Cruising What to Pack

Antarctica is the coldest, driest place on earth, so you'll definitely want to dress for cooler temperatures -- luckily it only drops into the 20s and 30s during the Austral summer. On a large-ship cruise, you won't be getting off the ship, but you may spend a considerable amount time watching the scenery from out on deck or on your private balcony. Either way, it will be windy and cold!

For maximum comfort, layering is best, especially sweatshirts or silk or wool turtlenecks. You'll probably want to carry fleece gloves and a hat as well. A pair of comfortable, sturdy, non-skid, rubber-soled walking shoes is a must for walking on deck.

Pack all of your medications, prescription or otherwise, in a bag you can carry onto your flights. Obtain extra prescriptions from your physician for any medications you are currently taking and carry them with you.

You can learn more about each ship's dress code and onboard services and amenities by clicking any ship name on the Cruise Ships & Ratings page or by asking your Vacations To Go cruise counselor.

Speak to a Large-Ship Cruising Specialist
Mon-Fri 5:30am to midnight, Sat-Sun 7am to 10pm, U.S. Central Time