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Crossing The Circle: Southern Expedition

An in depth, two-week exploration of the wonders of the western Antarctic Peninsula traversing the Antarctic Circle.
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 13,296
Up to 34% savings
Length
14 Days
Embark
Ushuaia
Disembark
Ushuaia
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 13,296
Up to 34% savings

Highlights

  • Be one of the few travelers to venture to 66°33'S.
  • Experience western Antarctic Peninsula highlights and visit Antarctic research stations and iconic landing sites.
  • Witness abundant Antarctic wildlife, including penguins, seals, and whales.

Setting foot on the 7th Continent is a polar achievement relatively few people experience in their lifetime. Even more rare is the incomparable milestone that’s achieved when a traveler crosses the iconic Antarctic Circle. Navigating south of 66°33′ S is—for most guests—the highlight of this remarkable expedition, which rewards passengers daily with views of dramatic ice formations, humpback whales swimming alongside the ship, leopard seals diving beneath your Zodiac, penguins sliding off icebergs into crystal waters, or giant petrels soaring above the crackling sea.

Arriving in Antarctica evokes a profound sense of reverence and awe, as this untouched and enduring landscape defies description. It becomes evident why this region has perpetually fascinated explorers and adventurers. Every visit to Antarctica unveils new and unexpected wonders, ensuring a personal and unparalleled expedition that is truly one-of-a-kind. Whether exploring the Antarctic terrain, visiting historic research bases, mingling with charming penguin colonies, or crossing the Antarctic Circle itself, revel in the knowledge that you have reached a place that few have had the privilege to witness.

Ships

Ocean Explorer

A modern, elegant, Scandi-style expedition vessel purpose-built for sustainable polar exploration.

Standard Activities

Crossing The Circle
Crossing The Circle
presentation
Lectures
blindness
Hiking
water aerobics
Polar Plunge
Zodiac Cruises
Zodiac Cruises

Itinerary Day to Day

Day 1

Arrive in Ushuaia, Argentina

You will begin your journey in Ushuaia, a small but bustling port town at the tip of South America. This Argentine town is an ideal gateway for you to explore the southern extent of Patagonia while preparing for your adventure ahead. Enjoy active outings in the mountains or sample handcrafted chocolate at a café in town.

Ushuaia
Embarkation Point
Day 2

Embark

Days 3-4

Crossing the Drake Passage

Days 5-7

South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula

Days 8-9

Antarctic Circle

Days 10-11

Northbound Along the Peninsula

Days 12-13

Crossing the Drake Passage

Day 14

Disembark in Ushuaia

Route Map

There are 6 main destinations visited
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Departure Dates

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February 4 - Feb 17, 2025
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 14,246 - $ 25,646
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March 4 - Mar 17, 2025
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 13,296 - $ 21,609
Up to 34% savings
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February 9 - Feb 22, 2026
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 13,834 - $ 21,529
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Many of our guests fulfill lifetime polar dreams at the very last minute—in the wilds of Antarctica or in the remote Arctic. All of our special offers feature voyages departing in 90 days or less—with discounts ranging from 15% to 40% off the brochure price!

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Extra Activities

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Sea Kayaking

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Paddling Excursion

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What's Included

  • Leadership throughout the voyage by our experienced Expedition Leaders, including shore landings and other activities
  • All Zodiac transfers and cruising as per the daily program
  • All shore landings as per the daily program
  • All shore landings as per the daily program
  • Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping
  • All meals, snacks, soft drinks and juices on board throughout your voyage (Please inform us of any dietary requirements as far in advance as possible. (Unfortunately, the ships’ galleys cannot prepare kosher meals.)
  • Select beer and wine during dinner; and coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock
  • Formal and informal presentations by our Expedition Team and guest speakers as scheduled
  • A photographic journal documenting the expedition
  • A pair of waterproof expedition boots on loan for landings and Zodiac cruising excursions
  • A parka to keep
  • Hair dryer and bathrobes in every cabin
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program
  • All luggage handling aboard the ship
  • Emergency Evacuation insurance for all passengers to a maximum benefit of USD $500,000 per person
  • Group arrival transfer in Ushuaia from airport to pre-expedition hotel on Day 1
  • One night’s pre-expedition hotel accommodation in Ushuaia with breakfast (Note: The number of guests per room is the same as cabin occupancy on the ship. Due to limited availability, travelers who reserve a suite on board are accommodated in standard rooms at the hotel. Triple rooms may not be available.)
  • Group transfer from hotel to ship on embarkation day
  • Group departure transfer upon disembarkation in Ushuaia from ship to local airport or to luggage storage facility

What's Excluded

  • International airfare
  • Passport and applicable visa expenses
  • Government arrival and departure taxes not mentioned
  • Meals unless otherwise specified
  • Baggage, cancellation, interruption and medical travel insurance—strongly recommended
  • Excess-baggage fees on international flights
  • Mandatory waterproof pants for Zodiac landing and cruising excursions, or any other gear not mentioned
  • Laundry, bar, spa services and other personal charges, unless specified
  • Phone and Internet charges (connectivity may vary by location)
  • Voluntary gratuity at the end of the voyage for expedition staff and shipboard crew
  • Additional overnight accommodation
  • Arrival and departure transfers, except where explicitly stated
  • Adventure Options not listed in Included Activities