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Highlights Of The Southern Spring

A thrilling, immersive, spring time expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula with action-packed days on the Last Continent.
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 4,424
Up to 41% savings
9 Days
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 4,424
Up to 41% savings


  • Encounter incredible wildlife, from penguins to whales and seals, in the pristine wilderness of the Antarctic Peninsula.
  • Explore the awe-inspiring Gerlache Strait, where glittering ice cliffs and precipitous peaks dominate the landscape.
  • Enjoy Zodiac landings and cruises allowing you to experience penguin rookeries and witness majestic giant icebergs up close.

Join us onboard the purpose-built, ice-class expedition vessel Ocean Albatros to experience the majesty and wonder of Earth’s last frontier up close and personal. Get closer to nature with a fleet of Zodiac landing craft, a team of experienced expert expedition guides, and the Antarctic Peninsula as our spectacular destination.

Departing Argentina’s southernmost city of Ushuaia, we cross the mighty Drake Passage en-route to the South Shetland Islands, aiming to arrive on the afternoon of the third day of our voyage (weather permitting). The ship’s unique X-Bow design offers exceptional stability at sea, giving you a smoother ride across some of Earth’s most challenging waters, while the vessel’s speed allows us to maximise our time in Antarctica to offer a superlative exploration experience.

Continuing southward, we will delve deeper into the inlets and bays of the Antarctic Peninsula, entering the famous Gerlache Strait, where glittering ice cliffs and precipitous peaks rise straight out of the frigid water. Icebergs, glaciers, mountains and rugged snowfields characterise this wildly beautiful landscape. Our skilled Captain and Expedition Leader will work hard to maximise opportunities to explore the White Continent. While wind, sea and ice conditions will dictate the exact locations we will visit, we will make Zodiac landings to allow guests to set foot on land and experience penguin rookeries, spectacular landscapes and historical sites, and aim to Zodiac cruise in scenic areas filled with giant icebergs, whales and seals. We always aim to visit locations which showcase the best of Antarctica; while wildlife sighting are of course subject to the whims of Mother Nature, a variety of penguin, whale and seal species can all be found in this inhospitable wilderness. Jaw-dropping scenery and landscapes are guaranteed!

Any voyage to Antarctica is an adventure, but visiting in the early spring offers unique experienc...

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Itinerary Day to Day

Day 1

Arrival in Ushuaia - Beagle Channel

Arrive in Ushuaia, Argentina – the world’s southernmost town. Explore the quaint city or local countryside. Alternatively, consider a day trip off the beaten path to the raw, natural archipelago of Tierra del Fuego. It’s a hiker’s paradise with rugged snow-capped mountains, glaciers, flower-filled meadows and boggy quagmires. In the afternoon, we board our ship.

Our journey begins as we navigate through the calms of Beagle Channel, a strait in the Tierra del Fuego Archipelago.

Embarkation Point
Beagle Channel
Days 2-3

At Sea - Cross Drake Passage

Days 4-6

South Shetland Islands & Antarctic Peninsula

Days 7-8

Depart Antarctica - At Sea

Day 9

Back to Ushuaia and Disembarkation

Route Map

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October 31 - Nov 8, 2024
Ushuaia, Argentina
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What's Included

  • 9-day cruise with accommodation in a shared cabin featuring ensuite facilities
  • Shuttle transfer to ship from city centre from Ushuaia city centre to embarkation
  • Shuttle transfer after disembarkation from the ship to Ushuaia city centre or airport in the morning
  • All Zodiac landings and excursions as per itinerary
  • Expedition parka
  • Rubber boot on loan
  • Guiding and lectures by our expedition leader and team
  • English-speaking expedition team
  • Full board on the ship - breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks
  • Free tea and coffee 24 hours daily
  • Taxes
  • Guiding and lectures by our experienced expedition leader and team
  • Special photo workshop
  • Welcome and farewell cocktails
  • Digital visual journal link after voyage, including voyage log, gallery, species list and more!

What's Excluded

  • Extra excursions and activities not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Single room supplement and stateroom upgrades
  • Meals not on board the ship
  • Beverages (other than coffee and tea)
  • Tips for the crew (we recommend USD 14 per person per day)
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned under ’Inclusions’