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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
 7,677
Length
10 Days
Embark
Ushuaia
Disembark
Ushuaia
Starting at:
Per Person
 7,677

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.

Ships

Ocean Albatros

One of the world’s most luxurious, sustainable and environmentally-friendly polar expedition ships.

Ocean Victory

Environmentally-friendly expedition ship combining luxury, adventure and responsible tourism.

Standard Activities

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Lectures
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Photography Workshops
Zodiac Cruises
Zodiac Cruises

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

There are 13 main destinations visited
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Departure Dates

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October 30 - Nov 8, 2024
Ushuaia, Argentina
 7,677 -  23,040
November 19 - Nov 28, 2024
Ushuaia, Argentina
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December 6 - Dec 15, 2024
Ushuaia, Argentina
 10,352 -  23,494
December 9 - Dec 18, 2024
Ushuaia, Argentina
 7,862 -  21,097
December 26 - Jan 4, 2025
Ushuaia, Argentina
 8,325 -  24,891
February 16 - Feb 25, 2025
Ushuaia, Argentina
 7,955 -  21,282
February 25 - Mar 6, 2025
Ushuaia, Argentina
 7,955 -  21,282
March 3 - Mar 12, 2025
Ushuaia, Argentina
 7,862 -  23,225

Extra Activities

Explore these 3 add on activities
From  287 Per Person

Kayaking

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From  176 Per Person

Snowshoeing

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From  366 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’