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Antarctica & Patagonia Expedition

Starting at:
Per Person
$ 10,133
Length
18 Days
Embark
Valparaíso
Disembark
Buenos Aires
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 10,133

Highlights

  • Join our austral spring expedition cruise from Valparaíso, through Patagonia, and down to Antarctica.
  • See penguins in the midst of their courting and nesting rituals!

From Valparaíso, tour the Chilean fjords and waterways of Patagonia, stopping at rustic Castro, isolated Puerto Edén, and Puerto Natales, where you may have the chance to hike in Torres del Paine National Park. Weather permitting, we’ll attempt to land at legendary Cape Horn before crossing the Drake Passage.

Guided by your Expedition Team, you’ll spend four incredible days exploring Antarctica’s immense, pristine icescapes. Springtime is courting season, meaning you will be able to observe penguins’ mating rituals. There is no set schedule. We adapt our itinerary and seize every opportunity to get closer to nature and enjoy unique experiences while ice-cruising and on landings.

Ships

MS Roald Amundsen

A stylish ship-cum-sanctuary sailing Antarctica's spectacular icescapes in the most sustainable way.

MS Fridtjof Nansen

A state-of-the-art, hybrid Scandi-style ship honoring the heritage of her namesake Norwegian explorer.

Standard Activities

Bird Watching
Bird Watching
microscope
Citizen Science
blindness
Hiking
presentation
Lectures
Research Station Visits
Research Station Visits
multiple 11
Young Explorer Program

Itinerary Day to Day

Day 1

Valparaíso, a UNESCO gem

Discover Valparaíso, the ‘Jewel of the Pacific’

Your Antarctica and Patagonia expedition cruise begins in colorful Valparaíso. Known as the ‘Jewel of the Pacific’, this friendly UNESCO-listed city is built on steep hillsides overlooking the ocean.

Filled with enticing scents and sounds, it’s an exhilarating maze of alleyways and barrios, colorful houses, and ‘mercados’ packed with local produce. Take it all in on a funicular ride up to Cerro Alegre and Concepción.

You can explore more of the region on one of our optional Pre-Programs.

Valparaíso
Embarkation Point
Days 2-3

Preparing for adventure

Day 4

Castro's Chilotan charm

Day 5

Sailing south

Day 6

Remote Puerto Edén

Days 7-8

Bohemian Puerto Natales

Day 9

Exploring Chile’s fjords

Days 10-11

Rounding Cape Horn

Days 12-15

Antarctica: another world

Days 16-17

Sailing toward Ushuaia

Day 18

Ushuaia and Buenos Aires

Route Map

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October 21 - Nov 7, 2024
Valparaíso, Chile
$ 10,133 - $ 20,151
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Up to 45% off
November 1 - Nov 18, 2024
Valparaíso, Chile
$ 10,969 - $ 27,994
Young Explorers Save up to 50%
Up to 45% off

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Young Explorers Save up to 50%

Family members of all generations can adventure in Antarctica. Save up to 50% off* your child’s voyage and save on your next family cruise. Book today!

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Through June 30, save up to 45% on must-see destinations like Antarctica, Greenland, and Svalbard!

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