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South Shetland Islands & Antarctic Peninsula

A classic voyage to the storied and sought-after South Shetlands Islands and the pristine Antarctic Peninsula.
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 6,881
Up to 15% savings
Length
10 Days
Embark
Ushuaia
Disembark
Ushuaia
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 6,881
Up to 15% savings

Highlights

  • 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.

Embark on a classic 10-day voyage to the idyllic Antarctic Peninsula, where the great White Continent’s plentiful penguins, stunning scenery, and gigantic icebergs await those intrepid enough to brave the tempestuous Drake Passage. Your southerly adventure commences in Ushuaia, bound for the South Shetland Islands and beyond to the shores of the Antarctic Peninsula, whose glittering ice cliffs and precipitous peaks rise from frigid waters and give shelter to the hardy resident species of this remarkable icy realm.

Along the way, your skilled Captain and Expedition Leader will maximize your exploration opportunities, with Zodiac landings to penguin rookeries, research stations, and historical sites, as well as Zodiac cruises which will unveil secret, scenic areas teeming with giant icebergs, whales, and seals. Brace yourself for jaw-dropping landscapes and unforgettable moments as you experience the pristine natural wonders of the world’s most inhospitable wilderness.

Itinerary Day to Day

Day 1

Arruival in Ushuaia

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.

Ushuaia
Embarkation Point
Tierra del Fuego
Beagle Channel
Days 2-3

At Sea - Cross Drake Passage

Days 4-7

South Shetland Islands & Antarctic Peninsula

Days 8-9

Depart Antarctica - At Sea

Day 10

Back to Ushuaia and Disembarkation

Route Map

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Departure Dates

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December 6 - Dec 15, 2024
Ushuaia, Argentina
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December 26 - Jan 4, 2025
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 9,395 - $ 28,195
January 21 - Jan 30, 2025
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 9,495 - $ 28,195
February 16 - Feb 25, 2025
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 8,995 - $ 24,095
February 25 - Mar 6, 2025
Ushuaia, Argentina
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March 3 - Mar 12, 2025
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 8,495 - $ 25,095
November 17 - Nov 26, 2025
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 7,731 - $ 18,441
Up to 15% savings
January 2 - Jan 11, 2026
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 8,156 - $ 19,546
Up to 15% savings
January 3 - Jan 12, 2026
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 8,156 - $ 19,546
Up to 15% savings
January 20 - Jan 29, 2026
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 8,326 - $ 19,971
Up to 15% savings
January 23 - Feb 1, 2026
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 8,326 - $ 19,971
Up to 15% savings
January 29 - Feb 7, 2026
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 8,326 - $ 19,971
Up to 15% savings
February 1 - Feb 10, 2026
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 8,326 - $ 19,971
Up to 15% savings
February 7 - Feb 16, 2026
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 8,326 - $ 19,971
Up to 15% savings
February 10 - Feb 19, 2026
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 8,326 - $ 19,971
Up to 15% savings
February 16 - Feb 25, 2026
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 8,326 - $ 19,376
Up to 15% savings
February 25 - Mar 6, 2026
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 7,731 - $ 18,526
Up to 15% savings
March 11 - Mar 20, 2026
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 6,881 - $ 16,571
Up to 15% savings

Extra Activities

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From $ 310 Per Person

Kayaking

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From $ 190 Per Person

Snowshoeing

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From $ 395 Per Person

Open Air Camping in the Antarctic

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What's Included

  • 10-day cruise with accommodation in a shared double stateroom 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’