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Christmas in Antarctica (12D)

A holiday hurrah to the White Continent offering superb wildlife viewing and ample active adventure opportunities.
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 8,836
Up to 20% savings
12 Days
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 8,836
Up to 20% savings


  • Explore the highlights of the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula, home to some of the world's most impressive scenery and wildlife.
  • Behold the Lemaire Channel's spectacularly photogenic scenery of dancing bergs and snowy mountain backdrops.
  • Witness seals and penguins congregating on ice floes at this time of year, and the killer whales that prey on them.

Experience the ultimate Antarctic Christmas adventure with this 12-day cruise, beginning in Ushuaia, Argentina. After a night in a premium hotel, explore this vibrant port city before boarding the boutique expedition vessel M/V Sea Spirit.

Your journey takes you across the Drake Passage, offering possible sightings of icebergs, albatrosses, and even whales, to the stunning South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula. Over five days, immerse yourself in breathtaking landscapes, bustling penguin colonies, and opportunities for kayaking, hiking, and camping.

Celebrate Christmas with special festivities onboard, creating unforgettable holiday memories. The return journey includes more wildlife encounters and onboard celebrations before disembarking in Ushuaia, leaving you with cherished memories of your Antarctic expedition.

Standard Activities

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Photography Workshops
Bird Watching
Bird Watching
Penguin Watching
Penguin Watching

Itinerary Day to Day

Day 1

Arrival in Ushuaia, Argentina

Welcome to Ushuaia, the worlds southernmost city and starting point of our antarctic expedition! Upon your arrival at the airport, you will be greeted by our staff and transferred to a quality hotel, which has been arranged by us and is included in the price of the itinerary. For the rest of the day, you are free to explore this vibrant port city and adventure hub.

For an introduction to local history and wildlife, the interesting museo del fin del mundo is worth a visit. If you have time to spare, a variety of nature activities can be arranged to suit all interests and fitness levels, from hiking in nearby tierra del fuego national park to wildlife viewing in the beagle channel. For dinner, Ushuaia offers a wide range of restaurants featuring patagonian lamb and delectable fuegian seafood.

Embarkation Point
Day 2

Welcome aboard!

Days 3-4

Across the Drake Passage

Days 5-9

Christmas in South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula

Days 10-11

Back across the Drake Passage

Day 12

Disembarkation in Ushuaia, Argentina

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December 16 - Dec 27, 2024
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 10,095 - $ 22,195
December 17 - Dec 28, 2025
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 8,836 - $ 18,316
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Super Early Bird discounts :

– 15% off on Triple, Main Deck, Single, and Classic Suites.

– 20% off on Superior, Deluxe, Premium, and Owner’s Suites.

Available for new bookings confirmed by June 30, 2024.

Expires June 30, 2024
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What's Included

  • 1 pre-voyage night on day 1 in los cauquenes hotel or arakur ushuaia resort & spa hotel in Ushuaia
  • Group transfer from the airport to the hotel on the day prior to embarkation
  • Group transfer to the ship for embarkation on day 2
  • Shipboard accommodation
  • All meals on board throughout the voyage
  • Tea and coffee station 24 hours daily
  • All scheduled landings/excursions (subject to weather and ice conditions)
  • Leadership throughout the voyage by our experienced expedition leader & expedition team
  • Expeditions parka
  • Rubber boots for shore landings for the time of the cruise
  • Welcome and farewell cocktails
  • All port fees
  • Group transfer to airport or central location right after disembarkation
  • Pre-departure materials
  • Digital voyage log
  • Wi-fi on board.

What's Excluded

  • Airfare
  • Transfers from the airport to the hotel if arriving prior to day 1 of the program
  • Visa and passport fees (if applicable)
  • Luggage and trip cancellation insurance
  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages other than those for special events and celebrations
  • Personal expenses such as laundry and telephone calls
  • Fuel surcharge may be applied for all bookings
  • Mandatory emergency evacuation insurance to a minimum benefit of us$ 200,000 per person
  • Staff gratuities
  • Kayaking, camping
  • The cost of any applicable medical tests (such as covid-19) or vaccinations required either by a national government or the Expeditions before, during or after the cruise;
  • Pre- or post-cruise travel expenses.

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