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Spirit of Antarctica

A transformative, near-spiritual sailing to see the spectacular South Shetlands Islands and Antarctic Peninsula.
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 10,236
Up to 20% savings
Length
12 Days
Embark
Ushuaia
Disembark
Ushuaia
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 10,236
Up to 20% savings

Highlights

  • Experience the thrill of crossing the legendary Drake Passage and witnessing floating ice sculptures.
  • Explore the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands with daily Zodiac excursions, wildlife encounters, and visits to penguin rookeries.
  • Sail close to Cape Horn, weather permitting, for a spectacular finale to a once-in-a-lifetime expedition.

Embark on an extraordinary 12-day Antarctica voyage that begins in Ushuaia, the southernmost city, and serves as the gateway to the pristine Antarctic Peninsula. Stay at luxurious accommodations and explore the charming city before setting sail across the legendary Drake Passage. Marvel at the surreal beauty of floating ice sculptures as you approach the South Shetland Islands, and the Antarctic Peninsula.

Make landfall on Antarctica and immerse yourself in its breathtaking landscapes with daily Zodiac excursions, visits to penguin rookeries, and encounters with diverse wildlife. The expedition team, experts in Antarctic exploration, will guide you through the region’s history, wildlife, and environment. Experience the magic of approximately 18-24 hours of daylight, providing ample time for exploration and wildlife sightings.

As the journey nears its end, enjoy a final morning landing in the South Shetland Islands and reflect on the awe-inspiring experiences. Lectures and film presentations by the expedition team add depth to your understanding of this remote region. Weather permitting, the Captain may sail close to Cape Horn, offering a spectacular conclusion to this unforgettable adventure. Throughout the expedition, expect to feel a profound connection with nature, awe-inspired by the pristine landscapes, and enriched by the knowledge gained from expert guides. This Antarctica cruise promises a transformative, near-spiritual experience that will linger in your memory for a lifetime.

Standard Activities

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Lectures
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Hiking
Historic Hut Visits
Historic Hut Visits
Bird Watching
Bird Watching
Whale Watching
Whale Watching
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Photography Workshops

Itinerary Day to Day

Day 1

Ushuaia

Arrive in Ushuaia, where you will be met by a representative and transferred with your fellow expeditioners to your assigned pre-voyage hotel. If you are already in Ushuaia, we ask you to make your way to your hotel. Check-in is from 3:00pm.

Upon arrival, please visit the hospitality desk in the lobby between 3:00pm and 7:00pm, to collect your luggage cabin tags, and confirm if you wish to join our Ushuaia tour tomorrow. Our team will confirm details regarding your embarkation day, answer any questions and provide you with information about where to dine or purchase last minute items.

Expeditioners arriving after 7:00pm will find a welcome pack waiting for them at check-in. We ask you to visit our hospitality desk tomorrow between 08:00am – 10:00am.

The remainder of your time is at leisure. All meals today are at your own expense.

Assigned accommodation: Las Hayas Ushuaia Resort or Los Acebos Ushuaia Hotel

Ushuaia
Embarkation Point
Day 2

Embarkation

Day 3

Drake Passage crossing

Day 4

Drake Passage & South Shetland Islands

Days 5-9

Antarctic Peninsula

Days 10-11

Drake Passage crossing

Day 12

Disembark Ushuaia

Route Map

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October 27 - Nov 7, 2024
Ushuaia, Argentina
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November 12 - Nov 23, 2024
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 10,956 - $ 22,556
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November 22 - Dec 3, 2024
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 11,516 - $ 23,676
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December 8 - Dec 19, 2024
Ushuaia, Argentina
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January 6 - Jan 17, 2025
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 14,396 - $ 28,796
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Extra Activities

Explore these 8 add on activities
From $ 1,295 Per Person

Sea kayaking

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Snorkeler in the Antarctic
From $ 640 Per Person

Snorkeling

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From $ 150 Per Person

Camping

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From $ 1,260 Per Person

Ski/ Snowboard Touring

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From $ 1,295 Per Person

Scuba Diving

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From $ 350 Per Person

Snowshoeing

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From $ 1,260 Per Person

Alpine Trekking & Climbing

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From $ 640 Per Person

Paddling

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What's Included

  • All airport transfers mentioned in the itinerary.
  • One night’s hotel accommodation including breakfast, in Ushuaia on Day 1.
  • Half-day tour of Ushuaia on Day 2, prior to embarkation.
  • Onboard accommodation during voyage, including daily cabin service.
  • All meals, snacks, tea and coffee during voyage.
  • Beer, house wine and soft drinks with dinner.
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell receptions including four-course dinner, house cocktails, house beer and wine, non-alcoholic beverages.
  • All shore excursions and Zodiac cruises.
  • Educational lectures and guiding services provided by Expedition Team.
  • Complimentary access to onboard expedition doctor and medical clinic (initial consultation).
  • One 3-in-1 waterproof, polar expedition jacket.
  • Complimentary use of Muck Boots during the voyage.
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information.
  • Port surcharges, permits and landing fees.
  • Gratuities for ship’s crew.

What's Excluded

  • International or domestic flights – unless specified in the itinerary.
  • Transfers – unless specified in the itinerary.
  • Airport arrival or departure taxes.
  • Passport, visa, reciprocity and vaccination fees and charges.
  • Travel insurance or emergency evacuation charges.
  • Hotel and accommodation - unless specified in the itinerary
  • Optional excursions and optional activity surcharges.
  • All items of a personal nature, including but not limited to alcoholic beverages and soft drinks (outside of dinner service), laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, wi-fi, email or phone charges.