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Across the Antarctic Circle (13D)

A remarkable round-trip voyage from Ushuaia to the rarely seen realm of Antarctica beyond the Antarctic Circle.
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 13,766
Up to 15% savings
Length
13 Days
Embark
Ushuaia
Disembark
Ushuaia
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 13,766
Up to 15% savings

Highlights

  • Celebrate the crossing of the Antarctic Circle at latitude 66°33' South (approximately).
  • Zodiac cruise in secluded bays and quiet coves filled with brash ice and photograph enormous glaciers and spectacularly shaped icebergs in various shades of blue.
  • Keep a close watch for the tail fluke of whales as they take a deep dive, see porpoising penguins ice seals such as Weddell and crabeater seals hauled out on ice floes.

Embark on an extraordinary 13-day expedition from Ushuaia and immerse yourself in the breathtaking wonders of the White Continent, as you venture below the Antarctic Circle. This journey goes beyond mere bragging rights, granting you access to a world rarely seen—a place of isolation and captivating beauty, adorned with expansive pack-ice and ethereal icebergs. Navigate through the pristine pack ice and narrow channels, where the sight of ice-clad mountains, magnificent whales, and bustling penguin colonies will leave an indelible mark on your memory.

Discover the western side of the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands, with endless exploration opportunities tailored by your experienced expedition team. With extended daylight hours, each day is filled with thrilling encounters. Step ashore or embark on Zodiac excursions along ice cliffs and among icebergs, keeping a watchful eye for whales, seals, and playful penguins. Marvel at the glistening glacial treasures that adorn the Antarctic landscape. As a true expedition, your itinerary is flexible, adapting to ice and weather conditions and ensuring you have the chance to experience as much as possible. Exploration and adventure await at every turn, promising an unforgettable journey into the heart of Antarctica.

Ships

Greg Mortimer

A refined and revolutionary ship that redefined expedition cruising with its pioneering X-Bow hull design.

Standard Activities

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Lectures
Crossing The Circle
Crossing The Circle
Bird Watching
Bird Watching
Whale Watching
Whale Watching
blindness
Hiking
Historic Hut Visits
Historic Hut Visits

Itinerary Day to Day

Day 1

Arrive in Ushuaia

Arrive in Ushuaia, where you will be met by a representative and transferred with your fellow expeditioners to your assigned pre-voyage hotel. If you are already in Ushuaia, we ask you to make your way to your hotel.

Check-in is from 3.00 pm. This afternoon, visit the hospitality desk in the lobby at Las Hayas Ushuaia Resort, Luis Fernando Martial 1650, between 8.00 am and 12.00 pm, or 3.00 pm and 7.00 pm, to collect your luggage tags, and confirm if you wish to join our Beagle Channel and Isla de Los Lobos Cruise (sea lion island) tomorrow. Our team will confirm details regarding your embarkation day, answer any questions and provide you with information on where to dine or purchase last minute items.

Expeditioners arriving after 7:00pm will find a welcome pack waiting for them at check-in. We ask you to visit our hospitality desk tomorrow between 08:00am – 10:00am.

The remainder of your time is at leisure. All meals today are at your own expense.

Assigned accommodation: Las Hayas Ushuaia Resort or Los Acebos Ushuaia Hotel

Ushuaia
Embarkation Point
Beagle Channel
Day 2

Embarkation

Days 3-4

Drake Passage Crossing

Days 5-10

Antarctic Peninsula & Antarctic Circle

Days 11-12

Drake Passage Crossing

Day 13

Ushuaia

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January 16 - Jan 28, 2025
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 17,595 - $ 30,495
February 23 - Mar 7, 2025
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 13,766 - $ 28,301
Up to 15% savings
Up to 20% off + Credit US$2,000

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Embark on an Antarctic expedition with our exclusive offers that redefine adventure. Picture this: savings of up to 20% – or a staggering USD $7,220 – and to sweeten the deal even more, a USD $2,000 Air Credit to help make your wildest travel dreams a reality.

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Extra Activities

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Sea Kayaking

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Snorkeling

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Paddling

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What's Included

  • All airport transfers mentioned in the itinerary.
  • One night’s hotel accommodation including breakfast, in Ushuaia on Day 1.
  • Half-day tour of Ushuaia on Day 2, prior to embarkation.
  • Onboard accommodation during voyage, including daily cabin service.
  • All meals, snacks, tea and coffee during voyage.
  • Beer, house wine and soft drinks with dinner.
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell receptions including four-course dinner, house cocktails, house beer and wine, non-alcoholic beverages.
  • All shore excursions and Zodiac cruises.
  • Educational lectures and guiding services provided by Expedition Team.
  • Complimentary access to onboard expedition doctor and medical clinic (initial consultation).
  • One 3-in-1 waterproof, polar expedition jacket.
  • Complimentary use of Muck Boots during the voyage.
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information.
  • Port surcharges, permits and landing fees.
  • Gratuities for ship’s crew.

What's Excluded

  • International or domestic flights – unless specified in the itinerary.
  • Transfers – unless specified in the itinerary.
  • Airport arrival or departure taxes.
  • Passport, visa, reciprocity and vaccination fees and charges.
  • Travel insurance or emergency evacuation charges.
  • Hotel accommodation and meals – unless specified in the itinerary.
  • Optional excursions and optional activity surcharges.
  • All items of a personal nature, including but not limited to alcoholic beverages and soft drinks (outside of dinner service), laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, wi-fi, email or phone charges.