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Realm of Penguins & Icebergs (12D)

A remarkable round-trip exploration of the Antarctic realm from Ushuaia with free time in Tierra del Fuego.
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 8,836
Up to 20% savings
12 Days
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 8,836
Up to 20% savings


  • Explore the remote South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula, home to impressive scenery and abundant wildlife.
  • Discover a pristine wilderness of spectacular white landscapes, colossal icebergs, obliging marine mammals, and bustling penguin colonies.
  • Extend your adventure with optional activities such as sea kayaking, and camping ashore.

Embark on an 12-day Antarctic expedition starting in Ushuaia, Argentina, the world’s southernmost city. Begin with exploration in Ushuaia, enjoying local attractions and cuisine. On Day 2, board the M/V Sea Spirit, where a series of briefings and scenic views unfold as you cross the Drake Passage.

Days 5-9 explore the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula, revealing breathtaking landscapes, diverse wildlife, and historical sites. Active adventures await those intrepid few who dare, including kayaking and camping, offering an authentic polar experience.

The final days involve a return journey across the Drake Passage, and festive onboard activities in celebration of the remarkable discoveries and experiences you’ve had in the Antarctic realm.

Standard Activities

Penguin Watching
Penguin Watching
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Photography Workshops
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.

Embarkation Point
Day 2

Welcome aboard!

Days 3-4

Across the Drake Passage

Days 5-9

South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula

Days 10-11

Back across the Drake Passage

Day 12

Disembarkation in Ushuaia, Argentina

Route Map

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Departure Dates

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December 6 - Dec 17, 2024
Ushuaia, Argentina
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February 6 - Feb 17, 2025
Ushuaia, Argentina
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February 16 - Feb 27, 2025
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 10,095 - $ 22,195
February 7 - Feb 18, 2026
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 8,836 - $ 18,316
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February 17 - Feb 28, 2026
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 8,836 - $ 18,316
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Super Early Bird discounts :

– 15% off on Triple, Main Deck, Single, and Classic Suites.

– 20% off on Superior, Deluxe, Premium, and Owner’s Suites.

Available for new bookings confirmed by June 30, 2024.

Expires June 30, 2024
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Extra Activities

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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, camping
  • 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

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