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Antarctica - Discovery & Learning Voyage

Starting at:
Per Person
$ 7,900
11 Days
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 7,900


This Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands cruise delivers you into a landscape of dark rugged rock, pure white snow, and a fantastic variety of wildlife. Come say hello to whales, seals, and thousands of penguins.

Standard Activities

Navigation Workshops
Only available aboard Ortelius on 11/30/ 2024 and 01/22/2025
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Photography Workshops
Zodiac Cruises
Zodiac Cruises

Itinerary Day to Day

Day 1

End of the world, start of a journey

Your voyage begins where the world drops off. Ushuaia, Argentina, reputed to be the southernmost city on the planet, is located on the far southern tip of South America. Starting in the afternoon, you embark from this small resort town on Tierra del Fuego, nicknamed “The End of the World,” and sail the mountain-fringed Beagle Channel for the remainder of the evening.

Embarkation Point
Days 2-3

Path of the polar explorers

Days 4-7

Enter the Antarctic

Day 8

Scenes of South Shetland

Days 9-10

Familiar seas, familiar friends

Day 11

There and back again

Route Map

There are 12 main destinations visited

Departure Dates

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November 30 - Dec 10, 2024
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 7,900 - $ 11,550
January 6 - Jan 16, 2025
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 8,650 - $ 12,650
January 22 - Feb 1, 2025
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 8,650 - $ 12,650
January 22 - Feb 1, 2025
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 8,650 - $ 15,400
February 1 - Feb 11, 2025
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 8,650 - $ 12,650
February 3 - Feb 13, 2025
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 8,650 - $ 12,650

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What's Included

  • Voyage aboard the indicated vessel as indicated in the itinerary
  • All meals throughout the voyage aboard the ship including snacks, coffee and tea.
  • All shore excursions and activities throughout the voyage by Zodiac.
  • Program of lectures by noted naturalists and leadership by experienced expedition staff.
  • Free use of rubber boots and snowshoes.
  • Luggage transfer from pick-up point to the vessel on the day of embarkation, in Ushuaia.
  • Pre-scheduled group transfer from the vessel to the airport in Ushuaia (directly after disembarkation).
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the programme.
  • Comprehensive pre-departure material.

What's Excluded

  • Any airfare, whether on scheduled or charter flights
  • Pre- and post- land arrangements.
  • Passport and visa expenses.
  • Government arrival and departure taxes.
  • Meals ashore.
  • Baggage, cancellation and personal insurance (which is strongly recommended).
  • Excess baggage charges and all items of a personal nature such as laundry, bar, beverage charges and telecommunication charges.
  • The customary gratuity at the end of the voyages for stewards and other service personnel aboard (guidelines will be provided).