Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent

If this is your first visit, our classic Antarctic Explorer voyage gives you the best of the stunning Antarctic Peninsula in 11 days. Conquer the famed Drake Passage in your choice of four stabilized, polar-class vessels; explore majestic natural environments by zodiac and on foot; get up close and personal with penguins, whales and other wildlife; and enjoy talks on history, biology and glaciology by onboard polar experts. You can personalize your adventure with options that suit your interests, and cross the 7th Continent off the list—your way. Starting in 2021, this itinerary allows you to the opportunity to experience our pioneering new vessel, Ultramarine. This purpose-built vessel is designed to extend the boundaries of polar exploration and offer an unmatched Antarctic experience, including a flightseeing tour you’ll never forget and a range of adventure options more extensive than any other ship in its class.

Itineraries

Arrive in Ushuaia, Argentina

Day 1

You will begin your journey in Ushuaia, a small but bustling port town at the tip of South America. This Argentine town is an ideal gateway for you to explore the southern extent of Patagonia while preparing for your adventure ahead. Get active in the mountains or enjoy handcrafted chocolate at a café in town.

Embarkation Day

Day 2

Embarkation will occur in the late afternoon, after which your vessel will sail down the historic Beagle Channel, which transects the Tierra del Fuego archipelago in the extreme south of South America. Expect an air of anticipation as you depart—the next time you see land, you’ll be in the world’s most southern continent!

Crossing the Drake Passage

Days 3 and 4

Your days at sea are filled with presentations led by your Expedition Team who will prepare you for the wildlife, glaciology and history that will greet you upon your arrival. In between presentations spend time on deck looking for wildlife or chatting with your shipmates over a drink at the bar.

South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula

Days 5 to 8

The most common reaction upon reaching the White Continent is a sense of reverence and awe. The experience is beyond words, since few places are as untouched and enduring as Antarctica. You will begin to appreciate why this region has long captivated the attention of explorers and travelers alike. Every time we visit Antarctica, we witness something new or unexpected, which means that your expedition will be unlike any other—creating a unique, personal experience. Each day, you will take Zodiac excursions from the ship to explore glaciated bays, channels and landing sites. Your Expedition Team will take care of you at each landing, whether you are hiking the Antarctic landscape, visiting a research station or consorting with chinstrap, Adélie and gentoo penguins, all of which can be found here. Keep an eye out for Weddell, fur, crabeater and leopard seals as well as curious whales, such as humpbacks, minkes, or perhaps orcas while on a Zodiac cruise. Each excursion will present a new collection of creatures to delight you and keep your camera busy. Amid the serene silence of Antarctica, noisy interludes become indelible memories, such as penguins squabbling over prized pebbles, or the boom and crack of a calving glacier. Every day will be different, having been carefully crafted by your Expedition Team to inspire and educate you about this wonderful part of the world.

Crossing the Drake Passage

Days 9 and 10

The journey back across the Drake Passage provides final opportunities to enjoy the crisp Antarctic air Spend time on the deck, watching for seabirds and scouting for whales, enjoy presentations by your Expedition Team and celebrate the experiences shared exploring Antarctica.

Disembark in Ushuaia

Day 11

You will arrive in Ushuaia in the morning, which allows for you to continue your adventure onward or catch your flights home.

Route Map

Trip Sailings

Ship Name Departs on Cabin Name Cabin Description Price Per Person Promo Price Per Person Mandatory Transfer Price
World Explorer November 19, 2022 Triple Triple (3 berths) $10,795 $9,715 None
World Explorer November 19, 2022 Triple Share, Male (1 berth) $10,795 $9,715 None
World Explorer November 19, 2022 Triple Share, Female (1 berth) $10,795 $9,715 None
World Explorer November 19, 2022 Owner's Suite Single (1 berth) $44,990 $36,442 None
World Explorer November 19, 2022 Owner's Suite Double (2 berths) $22,495 $18,220 None
World Explorer November 19, 2022 Infinity Suite Single (1 berth) $27,022 $21,888 None
World Explorer November 19, 2022 Infinity Suite Double (2 berths) $15,895 $12,874 None
World Explorer November 19, 2022 Infinity Suite Share, Male (1 berth) $15,895 $12,874 None
World Explorer November 19, 2022 Infinity Suite Share, Female (1 berth) $15,895 $12,874 None
World Explorer November 19, 2022 Veranda Suite Double (2 berths) $14,795 $11,983 None
World Explorer November 19, 2022 Veranda Suite Single (1 berth) $25,152 $20,373 None
World Explorer November 19, 2022 Veranda Suite Share, Male (1 berth) $14,795 $11,983 None
World Explorer November 19, 2022 Veranda Suite Share, Female (1 berth) $14,795 $11,983 None
World Explorer November 19, 2022 Superior Suite Double (2 berths) $19,395 $15,709 None
World Explorer November 19, 2022 Superior Suite Single (1 berth) $38,790 $31,420 None
World Explorer November 19, 2022 Deluxe Suite Double (2 berths) $20,995 $17,005 None
World Explorer November 19, 2022 Deluxe Suite Single (1 berth) $41,990 $34,012 None
Ocean Adventurer December 28, 2022 Triple Triple (3 berths) $11,295 $10,165 None
Ocean Adventurer December 28, 2022 Triple Share, Male (1 berth) $11,295 $10,165 None
Ocean Adventurer December 28, 2022 Triple Share, Female (1 berth) $11,295 $10,165 None
Ocean Adventurer December 28, 2022 Suite Single (1 berth) $45,990 $31,043 None
Ocean Adventurer December 28, 2022 Suite Double (2 berths) $22,995 $15,521 None
Ocean Adventurer December 28, 2022 Lower Deck Twin Double (2 berths) $14,295 $10,292 None
Ocean Adventurer December 28, 2022 Lower Deck Twin Single (1 berth) $24,302 $17,498 None
Ocean Adventurer December 28, 2022 Lower Deck Twin Share, Male (1 berth) $14,295 $10,292 None
Ocean Adventurer December 28, 2022 Lower Deck Twin Share, Female (1 berth) $14,295 $10,292 None
Ocean Adventurer December 28, 2022 Main Deck Twin Porthole Double (2 berths) $15,295 $11,012 None
World Explorer November 19, 2022 Triple Triple (3 berths) $10,795 $9,715 None
World Explorer November 19, 2022 Triple Share, Male (1 berth) $10,795 $9,715 None
World Explorer November 19, 2022 Triple Share, Female (1 berth) $10,795 $9,715 None
World Explorer November 19, 2022 Owner's Suite Single (1 berth) $44,990 $36,442 None
World Explorer November 19, 2022 Owner's Suite Double (2 berths) $22,495 $18,220 None
World Explorer November 19, 2022 Infinity Suite Single (1 berth) $27,022 $21,888 None
World Explorer November 19, 2022 Infinity Suite Double (2 berths) $15,895 $12,874 None
World Explorer November 19, 2022 Infinity Suite Share, Male (1 berth) $15,895 $12,874 None
World Explorer November 19, 2022 Infinity Suite Share, Female (1 berth) $15,895 $12,874 None
World Explorer November 19, 2022 Veranda Suite Double (2 berths) $14,795 $11,983 None
World Explorer November 19, 2022 Veranda Suite Single (1 berth) $25,152 $20,373 None
World Explorer November 19, 2022 Veranda Suite Share, Male (1 berth) $14,795 $11,983 None
World Explorer November 19, 2022 Veranda Suite Share, Female (1 berth) $14,795 $11,983 None
World Explorer November 19, 2022 Superior Suite Double (2 berths) $19,395 $15,709 None

Arrive in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Day 1

You may arrive in Buenos Aires at any time during Day 1 of your itinerary. Upon arriving in this splendid city, known for its architecture and rich European heritage, you will independently transfer to your group hotel (pre-expedition hotel night included in mandatory transfer package).

Fly to Ushuaia and Embark

Day 2

After an early breakfast at the hotel, the group will transfer to the airport and board our private charter flight to Ushuaia, Argentina. Upon arrival, you will be transferred from the airport to a central downtown location to have some time on your own to explore this quaint port town before making your way to the pier. After a late afternoon embarkation, you will sail along the historic Beagle Channel, which transects the Tierra del Fuego archipelago in the extreme south of South America. Expect an air of anticipation as you depart—the next land you see will be the Antarctic!

Crossing the Drake Passage

Days 3 and 4

The unpredictable and exciting Drake Passage is an adventure unto itself. While being well taken care of by our expert onboard staff and leaders, you’ll have plenty of time to gaze out at the ocean, take pictures of seabirds swooping around the ship, and get to know your Expedition Team and fellow travelers.

South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula

Days 5 to 8

Once the Drake Passage is left in our wake and the South Shetland Islands come into view, your Antarctic adventure truly begins. You will begin to appreciate why this region has long captivated the attention of explorers and travelers alike. On every visit to Antarctica, we witness something new or unexpected, which means your expedition will be unlike any other—a unique, personal experience. Each day, you will take Zodiac excursions from the ship to explore local bays, channels and landing sites. With wildlife always at the forefront of our minds, you will visit penguin rookeries, scout for humpback and minke whales, and search for a number of southern seal species, including the cunning leopard seal. The majesty of the Antarctic Peninsula’s mountains will enchant as you hike snowy pathways to vantage points offering panoramic views of your surroundings. You will discover that Antarctica is a land of extremes. At one moment you’ll be overcome with a feeling of complete isolation and silence, and the next you’ll be inspired by nature as a calving glacier crashes into a brilliant blue sea or a penguin waddles by to inspect your footwear. Amid the serene silence of Antarctica, noisy interludes—such as penguins squabbling over prized pebbles—become indelible memories. Each day will be different, carefully crafted by your Expedition Team to inspire and educate you about this wonderful part of the world.

Crossing the Drake Passage

Days 9 and 10

The journey back across the Drake Passage provides a final opportunity to enjoy the invigorating Southern Ocean air. Spend time on the deck watching for seabirds and scouting for whales, enjoy presentations by your Expedition Team, and celebrate the experiences you've shared exploring the remarkable world of Antarctica.

Disembark in Ushuaia and Fly to Buenos Aires

Day 11

You will arrive in Ushuaia in the morning and disembark after breakfast. The mandatory transfer package includes a taste of Patagonia with a Tierra del Fuego National Park tour before transferring to the airport for the return group charter flight to Buenos Aires.

Route Map

Trip Sailings

Ship Name Departs on Cabin Name Cabin Description Price Per Person Promo Price Per Person Mandatory Transfer Price
Ultramarine October 31, 2022 Ultra Suite Single (1 berth) $67,390 $48,521 $995
Ultramarine October 31, 2022 Ultra Suite Double (2 berths) $33,695 $24,260 $995
Ultramarine October 31, 2022 Owner's Suite Double (2 berths) $30,595 $22,028 $995
Ultramarine October 31, 2022 Owner's Suite Single (1 berth) $61,190 $44,057 $995
Ultramarine October 31, 2022 Penthouse Suite Double (2 berths) $24,495 $17,636 $995
Ultramarine October 31, 2022 Penthouse Suite Single (1 berth) $48,990 $35,273 $995
Ultramarine October 31, 2022 Terrace Suite Double (2 berths) $22,995 $16,556 $995
Ultramarine October 31, 2022 Terrace Suite Single (1 berth) $45,990 $33,113 $995
Ultramarine October 31, 2022 Deluxe Balcony Suite Double (2 berths) $21,995 $15,836 $995
Ultramarine October 31, 2022 Deluxe Balcony Suite Single (1 berth) $43,990 $31,673 $995
Ultramarine October 31, 2022 Balcony Suite Double (2 berths) $18,895 $13,604 $995
Ultramarine October 31, 2022 Balcony Suite Single (1 berth) $32,122 $23,128 $995
Ultramarine October 31, 2022 Balcony Suite Share, Male (1 berth) $18,895 $13,604 $995
Ultramarine October 31, 2022 Balcony Suite Share, Female (1 berth) $18,895 $13,604 $995
Ultramarine October 31, 2022 Explorer Suite Single (1 berth) $28,772 $20,716 $995
Ultramarine October 31, 2022 Explorer Suite Double (2 berths) $16,895 $12,164 $995
Ultramarine October 31, 2022 Explorer Suite Share, Male (1 berth) $16,895 $12,164 $995
Ultramarine October 31, 2022 Explorer Suite Share, Female (1 berth) $16,895 $12,164 $995
Ultramarine October 31, 2022 Solo Panorama Single (1 berth) $18,395 $16,555 $995
Ultramarine October 31, 2022 Explorer Triple Triple (3 berths) $12,795 $11,515 $995
Ultramarine October 31, 2022 Explorer Triple Share, Male (1 berth) $12,795 $11,515 $995
Ultramarine October 31, 2022 Explorer Triple Share, Female (1 berth) $12,795 $11,515 $995
Ultramarine December 18, 2022 Ultra Suite Double (2 berths) $36,795 $28,148 $995
Ultramarine December 18, 2022 Ultra Suite Single (1 berth) $73,590 $56,296 $995
Ultramarine December 18, 2022 Owner's Suite Double (2 berths) $33,195 $25,394 $995
Ultramarine December 18, 2022 Owner's Suite Single (1 berth) $66,390 $50,788 $995
Ultramarine December 18, 2022 Terrace Suite Double (2 berths) $24,995 $19,121 $995
Ultramarine December 18, 2022 Terrace Suite Single (1 berth) $49,990 $38,242 $995
Ultramarine December 18, 2022 Deluxe Balcony Suite Single (1 berth) $47,990 $36,712 $995
Ultramarine December 18, 2022 Deluxe Balcony Suite Double (2 berths) $23,995 $18,356 $995
Ultramarine December 18, 2022 Balcony Suite Double (2 berths) $20,395 $15,602 $995
Ultramarine December 18, 2022 Balcony Suite Single (1 berth) $34,672 $26,524 $995
Ultramarine December 18, 2022 Balcony Suite Share, Male (1 berth) $20,395 $15,602 $995
Ultramarine December 18, 2022 Balcony Suite Share, Female (1 berth) $20,395 $15,602 $995
Ultramarine December 18, 2022 Explorer Suite Double (2 berths) $18,395 $14,072 $995
Ultramarine December 18, 2022 Explorer Suite Single (1 berth) $31,272 $23,923 $995
Ultramarine December 18, 2022 Explorer Suite Share, Male (1 berth) $18,395 $14,072 $995
Ultramarine December 18, 2022 Explorer Suite Share, Female (1 berth) $18,395 $14,072 $995
Ultramarine December 18, 2022 Solo Panorama Single (1 berth) $19,895 $17,905 $995
Ultramarine December 18, 2022 Explorer Triple Triple (3 berths) $13,795 $12,415 $995
Ultramarine December 18, 2022 Explorer Triple Share, Male (1 berth) $13,795 $12,415 $995
Ultramarine December 18, 2022 Explorer Triple Share, Female (1 berth) $13,795 $12,415 $995
Ultramarine December 18, 2022 Penthouse Suite Double (2 berths) $26,595 $20,345 $995
Ultramarine December 18, 2022 Penthouse Suite Single (1 berth) $53,190 $40,690 $995
Ultramarine October 31, 2022 Ultra Suite Single (1 berth) $67,390 $48,521 $995
Ultramarine October 31, 2022 Ultra Suite Double (2 berths) $33,695 $24,260 $995
Ultramarine October 31, 2022 Owner's Suite Double (2 berths) $30,595 $22,028 $995
Ultramarine October 31, 2022 Owner's Suite Single (1 berth) $61,190 $44,057 $995
Ultramarine October 31, 2022 Penthouse Suite Double (2 berths) $24,495 $17,636 $995
Ultramarine October 31, 2022 Penthouse Suite Single (1 berth) $48,990 $35,273 $995
Ultramarine October 31, 2022 Terrace Suite Double (2 berths) $22,995 $16,556 $995
Ultramarine October 31, 2022 Terrace Suite Single (1 berth) $45,990 $33,113 $995
Ultramarine October 31, 2022 Deluxe Balcony Suite Double (2 berths) $21,995 $15,836 $995
Ultramarine October 31, 2022 Deluxe Balcony Suite Single (1 berth) $43,990 $31,673 $995
Ultramarine October 31, 2022 Balcony Suite Double (2 berths) $18,895 $13,604 $995
Ultramarine October 31, 2022 Balcony Suite Single (1 berth) $32,122 $23,128 $995
Ultramarine October 31, 2022 Balcony Suite Share, Male (1 berth) $18,895 $13,604 $995
Ultramarine October 31, 2022 Balcony Suite Share, Female (1 berth) $18,895 $13,604 $995
Ultramarine October 31, 2022 Explorer Suite Single (1 berth) $28,772 $20,716 $995
Ultramarine October 31, 2022 Explorer Suite Double (2 berths) $16,895 $12,164 $995
Ultramarine October 31, 2022 Explorer Suite Share, Male (1 berth) $16,895 $12,164 $995
Ultramarine October 31, 2022 Explorer Suite Share, Female (1 berth) $16,895 $12,164 $995
Ultramarine October 31, 2022 Solo Panorama Single (1 berth) $18,395 $16,555 $995
Ultramarine October 31, 2022 Explorer Triple Triple (3 berths) $12,795 $11,515 $995
Ultramarine October 31, 2022 Explorer Triple Share, Male (1 berth) $12,795 $11,515 $995
Ultramarine October 31, 2022 Explorer Triple Share, Female (1 berth) $12,795 $11,515 $995
Ultramarine December 18, 2022 Ultra Suite Double (2 berths) $36,795 $28,148 $995
Ultramarine December 18, 2022 Ultra Suite Single (1 berth) $73,590 $56,296 $995
Ultramarine December 18, 2022 Owner's Suite Double (2 berths) $33,195 $25,394 $995
Ultramarine December 18, 2022 Owner's Suite Single (1 berth) $66,390 $50,788 $995
Ultramarine December 18, 2022 Terrace Suite Double (2 berths) $24,995 $19,121 $995
Ultramarine December 18, 2022 Terrace Suite Single (1 berth) $49,990 $38,242 $995
Ultramarine December 18, 2022 Deluxe Balcony Suite Single (1 berth) $47,990 $36,712 $995
Ultramarine December 18, 2022 Deluxe Balcony Suite Double (2 berths) $23,995 $18,356 $995
Ultramarine December 18, 2022 Balcony Suite Double (2 berths) $20,395 $15,602 $995
Ultramarine December 18, 2022 Balcony Suite Single (1 berth) $34,672 $26,524 $995
Ultramarine December 18, 2022 Balcony Suite Share, Male (1 berth) $20,395 $15,602 $995
Ultramarine December 18, 2022 Balcony Suite Share, Female (1 berth) $20,395 $15,602 $995
Ultramarine December 18, 2022 Explorer Suite Double (2 berths) $18,395 $14,072 $995
Ultramarine December 18, 2022 Explorer Suite Single (1 berth) $31,272 $23,923 $995
Ultramarine December 18, 2022 Explorer Suite Share, Male (1 berth) $18,395 $14,072 $995
Ultramarine December 18, 2022 Explorer Suite Share, Female (1 berth) $18,395 $14,072 $995
Ultramarine December 18, 2022 Solo Panorama Single (1 berth) $19,895 $17,905 $995
Ultramarine December 18, 2022 Explorer Triple Triple (3 berths) $13,795 $12,415 $995
Ultramarine December 18, 2022 Explorer Triple Share, Male (1 berth) $13,795 $12,415 $995
Ultramarine December 18, 2022 Explorer Triple Share, Female (1 berth) $13,795 $12,415 $995
Ultramarine December 18, 2022 Penthouse Suite Double (2 berths) $26,595 $20,345 $995
Ultramarine December 18, 2022 Penthouse Suite Single (1 berth) $53,190 $40,690 $995

Arrive in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Day 1

You may arrive in Buenos Aires at any time during Day 1 of your itinerary. Upon arriving in this splendid city, known for its architecture and rich European heritage, you will independently transfer to your group hotel (pre-expedition hotel night included in mandatory transfer package).

Fly to Ushuaia and Embark

Day 2

After an early breakfast at the hotel, the group will transfer to the airport and board our private charter flight to Ushuaia, Argentina. Upon arrival, you will be transferred from the airport to a central downtown location to have some time on your own to explore this quaint port town before making your way to the pier. After a late afternoon embarkation, you will sail along the historic Beagle Channel, which transects the Tierra del Fuego archipelago in the extreme south of South America. Expect an air of anticipation as you depart—the next land you see will be the Antarctic!

Crossing the Drake Passage

Days 3 and 4

The unpredictable and exciting Drake Passage is an adventure unto itself. While being well taken care of by our expert onboard staff and leaders, you’ll have plenty of time to gaze out at the ocean, take pictures of seabirds swooping around the ship, and get to know your Expedition Team and fellow travelers.

South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula

Days 5 to 9

Once the Drake Passage is left in our wake and the South Shetland Islands come into view, your Antarctic adventure truly begins. You will begin to appreciate why this region has long captivated the attention of explorers and travelers alike. On every visit to Antarctica, we witness something new or unexpected, which means your expedition will be unlike any other—a unique, personal experience. Each day, you will take Zodiac excursions from the ship to explore local bays, channels and landing sites. With wildlife always at the forefront of our minds, you will visit penguin rookeries, scout for humpback and minke whales, and search for a number of southern seal species, including the cunning leopard seal. The majesty of the Antarctic Peninsula’s mountains will enchant as you hike snowy pathways to vantage points offering panoramic views of your surroundings. You will discover that Antarctica is a land of extremes. At one moment you’ll be overcome with a feeling of complete isolation and silence, and the next you’ll be inspired by nature as a calving glacier crashes into a brilliant blue sea or a penguin waddles by to inspect your footwear. Amid the serene silence of Antarctica, noisy interludes—such as penguins squabbling over prized pebbles—become indelible memories. Each day will be different, carefully crafted by your Expedition Team to inspire and educate you about this wonderful part of the world.

Crossing the Drake Passage

Days 10 and 11

The journey back across the Drake Passage provides a final opportunity to enjoy the invigorating Southern Ocean air. Spend time on the deck watching for seabirds and scouting for whales, enjoy presentations by your Expedition Team, and celebrate the experiences you've shared exploring the remarkable world of Antarctica.

Disembark in Ushuaia and Fly to Buenos Aires

Day 12

You will arrive in Ushuaia in the morning and disembark after breakfast. The mandatory transfer package includes a taste of Patagonia with a Tierra del Fuego National Park tour before transferring to the airport for the return group charter flight to Buenos Aires.

Route Map

Trip Sailings

Ship Name Departs on Cabin Name Cabin Description Price Per Person Promo Price Per Person Mandatory Transfer Price

Arrive in Ushuaia, Argentina

Day 1

You will begin your journey in Ushuaia, a small but bustling port town at the tip of South America. This Argentine town is an ideal gateway for you to explore the southern extent of Patagonia while preparing for your adventure ahead. Get active in the mountains or enjoy handcrafted chocolate at a café in town.

Embarkation Day

Day 2

Embarkation will occur in the late afternoon, after which your vessel will sail down the historic Beagle Channel, which transects the Tierra del Fuego archipelago in the extreme south of South America. Expect an air of anticipation as you depart—the next time you see land, you’ll be in the world’s most southern continent!

Crossing the Drake Passage

Days 3 and 4

Your days at sea are filled with presentations led by your Expedition Team on photography, wildlife, glaciology, and history. In between presentations, spend time on deck looking for wildlife or chatting with your shipmates over a drink at the bar.

South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula

Days 5 to 8

The most common reaction upon reaching the White Continent is a sense of reverence and awe. The experience is beyond words, since few places are as untouched and enduring as Antarctica. You will begin to appreciate why this region has long captivated the attention of explorers and travelers alike. Every time we visit Antarctica, we witness something new or unexpected, which means that your expedition will be unlike any other—creating a unique, personal experience. Each day, you will take Zodiac excursions from the ship to explore glaciated bays, channels and landing sites. Your Expedition Team will take care of you at each landing, whether you are hiking the Antarctic landscape, visiting a research station or consorting with chinstrap, Adélie and gentoo penguins, all of which can be found here. Keep an eye out for Weddell, fur, crabeater and leopard seals as well as curious whales, such as humpbacks, minkes, or perhaps orcas while on a Zodiac cruise. Each excursion will present a new collection of creatures to delight you and keep your camera busy. Amid the serene silence of Antarctica, noisy interludes become indelible memories, such as penguins squabbling over prized pebbles, or the boom and crack of a calving glacier. Every day will be different, having been carefully crafted by your Expedition Team to inspire and educate you about this wonderful part of the world.

Crossing the Drake Passage

Days 9 and 10

The journey back across the Drake Passage provides final opportunities to enjoy the crisp Antarctic air Spend time on the deck, watching for seabirds and scouting for whales, enjoy presentations by your Expedition Team and celebrate the experiences shared exploring Antarctica.

Disembark in Ushuaia

Day 11

You will arrive in Ushuaia in the morning, which allows for you to continue your adventure onward or catch your flights home.

Route Map

Trip Sailings

Ship Name Departs on Cabin Name Cabin Description Price Per Person Promo Price Per Person Mandatory Transfer Price

Arrive in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Day 1

Upon arriving in this splendid city, known for its architecture and rich European heritage, you will independently transfer to your group hotel (pre-expedition hotel night included in mandatory transfer package).

Fly to Ushuaia and Embark

Day 2

After an early breakfast at the hotel, the group will transfer to the airport and board our private charter flight to Ushuaia, Argentina. Upon arrival, you will be transferred from the airport to a central downtown location to have some time on your own to explore this quaint port town before making your way to the pier. After a late afternoon embarkation, you will sail along the historic Beagle Channel, which transects the Tierra del Fuego archipelago in the extreme south of South America. Expect an air of anticipation as you depart—the next land you see will be the Antarctic!

Crossing the Drake Passage

Days 3 and 4

The unpredictable and exciting Drake Passage is an adventure unto itself. While being well taken care of by our expert onboard staff and leaders, you’ll have plenty of time to gaze out at the ocean, take pictures of seabirds swooping around the ship, and get to know your Expedition Team and fellow travelers.

South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula

Days 5 to 8

Once the Drake Passage is left in our wake and the South Shetland Islands come into view, your Antarctic adventure truly begins. You will begin to appreciate why this region has long captivated the attention of explorers and travelers alike. On every visit to Antarctica, we witness something new or unexpected, which means your expedition will be unlike any other—a unique, personal experience. Each day, you will take Zodiac excursions from the ship to explore local bays, channels and landing sites. With wildlife always at the forefront of our minds, you will visit penguin rookeries, scout for humpback and minke whales, and search for a number of southern seal species, including the cunning leopard seal. The majesty of the Antarctic Peninsula’s mountains will enchant as you hike snowy pathways to vantage points offering panoramic views of your surroundings. You will discover that Antarctica is a land of extremes. At one moment you’ll be overcome with a feeling of complete isolation and silence, and the next you’ll be inspired by nature as a calving glacier crashes into a brilliant blue sea or a penguin waddles by to inspect your footwear. Amid the serene silence of Antarctica, noisy interludes—such as penguins squabbling over prized pebbles—become indelible memories. Each day will be different, carefully crafted by your Expedition Team to inspire and educate you about this wonderful part of the world.

Crossing the Drake Passage

Days 9 and 10

The journey back across the Drake Passage provides a final opportunity to enjoy the invigorating Southern Ocean air. Spend time on the deck watching for seabirds and scouting for whales, enjoy presentations by your Expedition Team, and celebrate the experiences you've shared exploring the remarkable world of Antarctica.

Disembark in Ushuaia and Fly to Buenos Aires

Day 11

You will arrive in Ushuaia in the morning and disembark after breakfast. The mandatory transfer package includes a taste of Patagonia with a Tierra del Fuego National Park tour before transferring to the airport for the return group charter flight to Buenos Aires.

Route Map

Trip Sailings

Ship Name Departs on Cabin Name Cabin Description Price Per Person Promo Price Per Person Mandatory Transfer Price