The first rule of dressing for a cruise in Antarctica? Be thorough. Remember, you can’t pop out to the local shops to buy anything while you’re there so you know your packing has to be on point.
The second? Be prepared. The wind, the aridity, and – of course – the cold all conspire to give the Antarctic Circle one of the most specific dress codes on the planet. You’ll fare better the earlier you start tracking items down to add to your suitcase. That being said, there's also a kind of freedom in such practical and tactical packing. The penguins don't care how cute you look, after all.
When traveling with Intrepid, you may find some expedition gear is provided for you to borrow or keep. Check the Essential Trip Information for the Antarctic adventure you’re interested in for more details.