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Crossing 66º South Latitude

A dramatic voyage across the Drake Passage and beyond the Antarctic Circle promising exceptional wildlife encounters.
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 11,516
Up to 15% savings
Length
15 Days
Embark
Ushuaia
Disembark
Ushuaia
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 11,516
Up to 15% savings

Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in an in-depth exploration of the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula, and witness towering mountain peaks, sparkling ice-covered bays, and immense glaciers.
  • This special voyage includes extra days dedicated to pushing farther south, attempting to cross the Antarctic Circle, and exploring rarely ventured areas with dramatic wildlife encounters.
  • Sail across the infamous Drake Passage, accompanied by seabirds and the possibility of extraordinary whale encounters.

Embark on a remarkable 15-day Antarctic expedition, starting and concluding in Ushuaia, Argentina. Begin with a day of exploration in Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost city. Board the luxurious M/V Sea Spirit on Day 2, traversing the Beagle Channel and crossing the Drake Passage en route to the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula. Delve into an immersive eight-day exploration of this pristine region, including an attempt to cross the Antarctic Circle, showcasing austere icescapes and wildlife-rich waters.

Ships

Sea Spirit

An Italian built, all-suite mega yacht offering intimate and sophisticated polar adventures.

Standard Activities

Historic Hut Visits
Historic Hut Visits
presentation
Lectures
Penguin Watching
Penguin Watching
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Photography Workshops
Whale Watching
Whale Watching
Zodiac Cruises
Zodiac Cruises

Itinerary Day to Day

Day 1

Arrival in Ushuaia, Argentina (hotel night)

Welcome to Ushuaia, the world’s 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.

Ushuaia
Embarkation Point
Day 2

Welcome aboard!

Days 3-4

Across the Drake Passage

Days 5-12

South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula

Days 13-14

Back across the Drake Passage

Day 15

Disembarkation in Ushuaia, Argentina

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January 24 - Feb 7, 2025
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 11,516 - $ 23,966
Up to 15% savings

Extra Activities

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Camping

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Sea Kayak

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What's Included

  • 1 pre-voyage night on Day 1 in Arakur Ushuaia Resort & Spa Hotel
  • 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
  • The cost of any applicable medical tests (such as COVID-19) or vaccinations required either by a national government or the Expedition before, during or after the cruise
  • Pre- or post-cruise travel expenses