Adelie penguins and a leopard seal on an ice floe.
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Expedition cruise to the Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands, & endeavor to cross the Polar Circle.
Aboard the USHUAIA


MV Ushuaia

A small-sized ship with cabin-sharing options, excellent expedition staff and ample on-land time.

Standard Activities

Whale Watching
Whale Watching
Penguin Watching
Penguin Watching
Zodiac Cruises
Zodiac Cruises

Itinerary Day to Day

Day 1

Depart from Ushuaia

Embark the USHUAIA in the afternoon and meet your expedition and lecture staff. After you have settled into your cabins we sail along the famous Beagle Channel and the scenic Mackinlay Pass.

Embarkation Point
Beagle Channel
Days 2-3

At Sea. Crossing the Drake Passage

Days 4-9

Exploring the Antarctic Peninsula, the South Shetland Islands, and endeavor to cross the Polar Circle

Days 10-11

At Sea. Crossing the Drake Passage, northbound

Day 12

Arrival in Ushuaia

Route Map

There are 13 main destinations visited

Departure Dates

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February 15 - Feb 26, 2025
Ushuaia, Argentina
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Triple Cabin Family Special


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Triple Cabin Family Special

A child (under 16 years) accompanied by two adults can travel free of charge in a triple Superior cabin or triple Suite.

Limited time offer

What's Included

  • Voyage aboard the USHUAIA as indicated in the itinerary.
  • All meals throughout the voyage aboard the USHUAIA.
  • All shore excursions and activities throughout the voyage by zodiac.
  • Program of lectures by noted naturalists and leadership by experienced expedition staff.
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program.
  • Comprehensive pre-departure material.
  • Detailed post-expedition log.

What's Excluded

  • Any airfare, whether on scheduled or charter flights.
  • Pre-and post land arrangements; transfers to / from the vessel.
  • Passport and visa expenses.
  • Government arrival and departure taxes.
  • Meals ashore.
  • Baggage, cancellation and personal insurance (strongly recommended).
  • Excess baggage charges and all items of a personal nature such as bar and beverage charges, and telecommunication charges
  • The customary gratuity at the end of the voyages (guidelines will be provided).