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The Ultimate Antarctica Experience

A true Antarctic expedition experience with no set itinerary letting the sea, ice, and wildlife dictate the most thrilling of adventures.
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 7,137
Up to 30% savings
Length
12 Days
Embark
Ushuaia
Disembark
Ushuaia
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 7,137
Up to 30% savings

Highlights

  • Antarctica's untamed beauty is your guide on this itinerary-free journey, where thrilling adventures await at every turn.
  • Discover the majesty of Antarctica in startling close-up, exploring penguin rookeries, research stations, and breathtaking icy landscapes.
  • Experience the awe-inspiring Antarctic Peninsula's inlets and bays, encountering towering ice cliffs, rugged peaks, and captivating natural wonders.

Embracing the unpredictable rhythms of nature, the Ultimate Antarctic Experience lets wildlife sightings and weather conditions shape your journey, and allows the expert expedition staff onboard to maximize your enjoyment both on board and on excursion. With no set itinerary and with an extra day compared to most classic Antarctic Peninsula voyages, this itinerary promises greater in-depth exploration and the chance to see the best of Antarctica’s wonders. On a round trip from Ushuaia across the infamous Drake, the jaw-dropping scenery, intimate wildlife encounters, and incredible icescapes of the Antarctic Peninsula beckon.

One day you might be taking in the breathtaking sight of massive icebergs and expansive glaciers as you embark on a Zodiac cruise in Paradise Bay, feeling the refreshing mist of water from the majestic blow of a humpback whale in Wilhelmina Bay, or witnessing the heartwarming scene of penguins delicately tending to their precious eggs on Cuverville Island. You could be hiking across the dynamic glaciers of Neko Harbour, stepping back in time to the Antarctica of yesteryear as you visit historic huts like Damoy Point, or cruising through the enchanting Lemaire Channel. Wherever you end up venturing on the Antarctic Peninsula, you will encounter unique wildlife, captivating history, and awe-inspiring natural beauty that will leave you spellbound.

Note that this Ultimate Antarctica Experience itinerary has early and late season departures, with early season departures sometimes referred to as “The Peninsula in Depth” and late season departures sometimes called the “Quest for the Circle”.

Standard Activities

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Lectures
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Photography Workshops
Zodiac Cruises
Zodiac Cruises

Itinerary Day to Day

Day 1

Arrival Ushuaia, Embarkation

Arrive in Ushuaia, Argentina – the world’s southernmost city. Explore this vibrant Patagonian city, or stretch your legs in the surrounding forests. Alternatively, consider a day trip off the beaten path into the raw nature of Tierra del Fuego. The island of Tierra del Fuego is a hiker’s paradise with rugged snow-capped mountains, glaciers, flower-filled meadows and rich boggy wetlands. In the afternoon, we board our vessel, waiting to welcome us in port.

After our mandatory safety drill, our expedition begins as we navigate through the calm waters of the famous Beagle Channel (named for Charles Darwin’s ship). This steep-sided strait divides southern Tierra del Fuego between Chile and Argentina, and has been the jumping-off point for thousands of expeditions into the unknown. Watch out for whales and dolphins as we sail off the edge of the map into the tempestuous Drake Passage.

Ushuaia
Embarkation Point
Beagle Channel
Days 2-3

At Sea, crossing Drake Passage Southbound

Days 4-9

The Antarctic Peninsula and Adventure Awaits

Days 10-11

At Sea, crossing the Drake Passage Northbound

Day 12

Arrival in Ushuaia and Disembarkation

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Ushuaia, Argentina
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What's Included

  • 12-day/11-night cruise with accommodation in a shared outside double stateroom with private facilities
  • Shuttle transfers to ship from city centre/from the ship to city centre or airport (Ushuaia)
  • All Zodiac landings and excursions as per itinerary
  • Expedition parka
  • Rubber boot rentals
  • Guiding and lectures by our expedition leader and team
  • Special Photo Workshop
  • English-speaking expedition team
  • Visual Journal link after voyage including voyage log, gallery, maps, species list and more!
  • Full board on the ship - breakfast, lunch, dinner and afternoon snacks
  • Free tea and coffee 24 hours’ daily
  • Welcome and farewell cocktails
  • Taxes

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’