Penguins on the iceberg
Penguins on the iceberg
Dramatic view of icebergs
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18 Days
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 17,591
Up to 15% savings


  • Raise a toast to celebrate crossing the Antarctic Circle (weather and conditions permitting).
  • Marvel at some of the most dazzling icy landscapes in the Peninsula as we forge our way south to the Antarctic Circle.
  • Keep a close watch for the tail fluke of whales and ice seals hauled out on ice floes.

Antarctic adventurers can aim to tick two boxes off their bucket list on this voyage, where you have the opportunity to visit regions in Antarctica that most people will never experience, not even among those who have been to Antarctica – below the Antarctic Circle and attempting to forge a path through the ice in the Weddell Sea. As you venture south on the western side of the Antarctic Peninsula, passing spectacular, towering cliffs and glittering icebergs, there is a chance you may see Adélie penguins and ice seals such as leopard and crabeater seals resting on ice floes.

In the Weddell Sea on the eastern side of the peninsula, under favourable weather and sea ice conditions, be prepared to encounter an unimaginably spectacular world of icy landscapes. It is here where Otto Nordenskjöld and his men were forced to spend two winters, and also where Ernest Shackleton had to abandon the Endurance, after it became trapped in the ice. It’s an icy realm that few have been fortunate to experience.


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Standard Activities

Crossing The Circle
Crossing The Circle
Bird Watching
Bird Watching
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Photography Workshops
Whale Watching
Whale Watching

Itinerary Day to Day

Day 1


Having made your way to Ushuaia, you will be met by a representative of Aurora Expeditions and transferred to our group hotel. This evening, enjoy a light refreshment as you meet your fellow expeditioners at a Welcome Reception. Afterwards, dine at your leisure (dinner not included).

Accommodation: Las Hayas Hotel (or similar)

Embarkation Point
Day 2


Days 3-4

Drake Passage crossing

Days 5-15

Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctic Circle & Weddell Sea Region

Days 16-17

Drake Passage crossing

Day 18

Disembark Ushuaia

Route Map

There are 10 main destinations visited

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Ushuaia, Argentina
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Jett & Kathryn Britnell On Board

Join photographers, writers and scuba divers Jett and Kathryn Britnell on Circle and Weddell.

Jett and Kathryn Britnell are professional underwater, wildlife and expedition photographers, scuba divers, internationally published writers, speakers, shark advocates, marine conservationists and intrepid explorers...

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Snorkeler in the water in Antarctica
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Scuba diving

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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 excursion in Ushuaia on Day 2.
  • 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 accomodations 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