Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition

Setting foot on the 7th Continent is a polar achievement relatively few people experience in their lifetime. Even more rare is the incomparable milestone that’s achieved when a traveler crosses the iconic Antarctic Circle. Navigating south of 66°33' S is—for most guests—the highlight of the 14-day itinerary Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition, which rewards passengers daily with views of dramatic ice formations, humpback whales swimming alongside the ship, leopard seals diving beneath your Zodiac, penguins sliding off icebergs into crystal waters, or giant petrels soaring above the crackling sea. 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.

Embark

Day 2

As the ship sets sail in the late afternoon, you will begin your Antarctic journey, passing through the Beagle Channel. Named after the famed ship on which Charles Darwin voyaged, the channel presents great photo opportunities of landscapes and seabirds. Eventually, the channel opens up to the Southern Ocean, and onwards to Antarctica.

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 7

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 visit to 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 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 elusive leopard seal. Your Expedition Team will take care of you at each landing, whether you are exploring the Antarctic terrain, visiting a historic research base or consorting with penguin colonies. Chinstrap, Adélie and gentoo penguins are found here, along with five different species of seals. Zodiac and ship cruising can offer opportunities to view some of the larger local marine mammals more intimately, such as Antarctic minke and humpback whales. Each day and each excursion will present a new collection of creatures to delight you and keep your camera busy. Your days will be busy spotting wildlife and being mesmerized by the astounding beauty of Antarctica. Listening to the crackling and crumbling of icebergs and glaciers and watching penguins waddling on the beach will become your daily entertainment, while sea kayaking, paddle excursions, or camping are optional activities available on select voyages (at an extra cost).

Antarctic Circle

Days 8 and 9

Crossing the Antarctic Circle is both a memorable experience and impressive achievement, as few travelers reach so far south. If conditions allow us to cross this famed latitude of 66°33´ S, we’ll toast the first explorers who ventured here, and you can raise a glass and take pride in knowing you’ve made it to a part of the world visited by very few people. This is raw Antarctica, home of the midnight sun, Weddell seals, and your best chances of encountering sea ice – the foundation of the Antarctic marine ecosystem.

Along the Peninsula

Days 10 and 11

By now, your knowledge of Adélie, chinstrap and gentoo penguins will be matched by your ability to differentiate between a leopard, crabeater and Weddell seal. Terms like ‘bergy bits’ and ‘pancake ice’ will become part of your vocabulary, yet there are still many tales to be told. As you head north, Zodiac excursions will fill your days, and your Expedition Team will continue looking out for species of seabirds, seals and whales that may have eluded you on your journey south.

Crossing the Drake Passage

Days 12 and 13

As you recross the Drake, Antarctica fades away, leaving you with a collection of memories to last a lifetime. Excited conversations with your newfound friends will make the crossing fly by, regardless of weather and sea conditions. Your Expedition Team will round up its series of presentations as well, with a slideshow of the adventures you've shared and wildlife you’ve witnessed over the course of your voyage. Be sure to take some time to reflect on everything you’ve experienced so far.

Disembark in Ushuaia

Day 14

Today, you’ll say goodbye to your Expedition Team and fellow travelers, disembarking in the morning to catch your homeward flights or continue your travels on your own.

Route Map

Trip Sailings

Ship Name Departs on Cabin Name Cabin Description Price Per Person Promo Price Per Person Mandatory Transfer Price
Ocean Adventurer January 15, 2023 Triple Triple (3 berths) $13,295 $11,965 None
Ocean Adventurer January 15, 2023 Triple Share, Male (1 berth) $13,295 $11,965 None
Ocean Adventurer January 15, 2023 Triple Share, Female (1 berth) $13,295 $11,965 None
Ocean Adventurer January 15, 2023 Suite Single (1 berth) $55,190 $49,671 None
Ocean Adventurer January 15, 2023 Suite Double (2 berths) $27,595 $24,835 None
Ocean Adventurer January 15, 2023 Lower Deck Twin Double (2 berths) $17,395 $15,655 None
Ocean Adventurer January 15, 2023 Lower Deck Twin Single (1 berth) $29,572 $26,615 None
Ocean Adventurer January 15, 2023 Lower Deck Twin Share, Male (1 berth) $17,395 $15,655 None
Ocean Adventurer January 15, 2023 Lower Deck Twin Share, Female (1 berth) $17,395 $15,655 None
Ocean Adventurer January 15, 2023 Main Deck Twin Porthole Double (2 berths) $17,895 $16,105 None
Ocean Adventurer January 15, 2023 Main Deck Twin Porthole Single (1 berth) $30,422 $27,380 None
Ocean Adventurer January 15, 2023 Main Deck Twin Porthole Share, Male (1 berth) $17,895 $16,105 None
Ocean Adventurer January 15, 2023 Main Deck Twin Porthole Share, Female (1 berth) $17,895 $16,105 None
Ocean Adventurer January 15, 2023 Main Deck Twin Window Single (1 berth) $33,822 $30,440 None
Ocean Adventurer January 15, 2023 Main Deck Twin Window Double (2 berths) $19,895 $17,905 None
Ocean Adventurer January 15, 2023 Main Deck Twin Window Share, Male (1 berth) $19,895 $17,905 None
Ocean Adventurer January 15, 2023 Main Deck Twin Window Share, Female (1 berth) $19,895 $17,905 None
Ocean Adventurer January 15, 2023 Superior Double (2 berths) $20,995 $18,895 None
Ocean Adventurer January 15, 2023 Superior Single (1 berth) $41,990 $37,791 None
Ocean Adventurer January 15, 2023 Deluxe Double (2 berths) $20,995 $18,895 None
Ocean Adventurer January 15, 2023 Deluxe Single (1 berth) $41,990 $37,791 None
Ocean Adventurer January 15, 2023 Owner's Suite Single (1 berth) $59,190 $53,271 None
Ocean Adventurer January 15, 2023 Owner's Suite Double (2 berths) $29,595 $26,635 None
World Explorer February 4, 2023 Triple Triple (3 berths) $15,895 $14,305 None
World Explorer February 4, 2023 Triple Share, Male (1 berth) $15,895 $14,305 None
World Explorer February 4, 2023 Triple Share, Female (1 berth) $15,895 $14,305 None
World Explorer February 4, 2023 Owner's Suite Double (2 berths) $33,195 $23,900 None
World Explorer February 4, 2023 Owner's Suite Single (1 berth) $66,390 $47,801 None
World Explorer February 4, 2023 Infinity Suite Single (1 berth) $39,092 $28,147 None
World Explorer February 4, 2023 Infinity Suite Double (2 berths) $22,995 $16,556 None
World Explorer February 4, 2023 Infinity Suite Share, Male (1 berth) $22,995 $16,556 None
World Explorer February 4, 2023 Infinity Suite Share, Female (1 berth) $22,995 $16,556 None
World Explorer February 4, 2023 Veranda Suite Double (2 berths) $21,995 $15,836 None
World Explorer February 4, 2023 Veranda Suite Single (1 berth) $37,392 $26,923 None
World Explorer February 4, 2023 Veranda Suite Share, Male (1 berth) $21,995 $15,836 None
World Explorer February 4, 2023 Veranda Suite Share, Female (1 berth) $21,995 $15,836 None
World Explorer February 4, 2023 Superior Suite Single (1 berth) $57,190 $41,177 None
World Explorer February 4, 2023 Superior Suite Double (2 berths) $28,595 $20,588 None
World Explorer February 4, 2023 Deluxe Suite Double (2 berths) $30,595 $22,028 None
World Explorer February 4, 2023 Deluxe Suite Single (1 berth) $61,190 $44,057 None
Ocean Diamond February 14, 2023 Triple Triple (3 berths) $11,295 $10,165 None
Ocean Diamond February 14, 2023 Triple Share, Male (1 berth) $11,295 $10,165 None
Ocean Diamond February 14, 2023 Triple Share, Female (1 berth) $11,295 $10,165 None
Ocean Diamond February 14, 2023 Twin Obstructed View Single (1 berth) $27,872 $25,085 None
Ocean Diamond February 14, 2023 Twin Obstructed View Double (2 berths) $16,395 $14,755 None
Ocean Diamond February 14, 2023 Twin Obstructed View Share, Male (1 berth) $16,395 $14,755 None
Ocean Diamond February 14, 2023 Twin Obstructed View Share, Female (1 berth) $16,395 $14,755 None
Ocean Diamond February 14, 2023 Single Porthole Single (1 berth) $19,895 $17,905 None
Ocean Diamond February 14, 2023 Twin Window Double (2 berths) $17,395 $15,655 None
Ocean Diamond February 14, 2023 Twin Window Single (1 berth) $29,572 $26,615 None
Ocean Diamond February 14, 2023 Twin Window Share, Male (1 berth) $17,395 $15,655 None
Ocean Diamond February 14, 2023 Twin Window Share, Female (1 berth) $17,395 $15,655 None
Ocean Diamond February 14, 2023 Single Obstructed View Single (1 berth) $19,895 $17,905 None
Ocean Diamond February 14, 2023 Suite Single (1 berth) $38,790 $34,911 None
Ocean Diamond February 14, 2023 Suite Double (2 berths) $19,395 $17,455 None
Ocean Diamond February 14, 2023 Balcony Suite Single (1 berth) $40,790 $36,711 None
Ocean Diamond February 14, 2023 Balcony Suite Double (2 berths) $20,395 $18,355 None
World Explorer February 16, 2023 Triple Triple (3 berths) $15,895 $14,305 None
World Explorer February 16, 2023 Triple Share, Male (1 berth) $15,895 $14,305 None
World Explorer February 16, 2023 Triple Share, Female (1 berth) $15,895 $14,305 None
World Explorer February 16, 2023 Owner's Suite Single (1 berth) $66,390 $44,813 None
World Explorer February 16, 2023 Owner's Suite Double (2 berths) $33,195 $22,406 None
World Explorer February 16, 2023 Infinity Suite Double (2 berths) $22,995 $15,521 None
World Explorer February 16, 2023 Infinity Suite Single (1 berth) $39,092 $26,387 None
World Explorer February 16, 2023 Infinity Suite Share, Male (1 berth) $22,995 $15,521 None
World Explorer February 16, 2023 Infinity Suite Share, Female (1 berth) $22,995 $15,521 None
World Explorer February 16, 2023 Veranda Suite Single (1 berth) $37,392 $25,240 None
World Explorer February 16, 2023 Veranda Suite Double (2 berths) $21,995 $14,846 None
World Explorer February 16, 2023 Veranda Suite Share, Male (1 berth) $21,995 $14,846 None
World Explorer February 16, 2023 Veranda Suite Share, Female (1 berth) $21,995 $14,846 None
World Explorer February 16, 2023 Superior Suite Single (1 berth) $57,190 $38,603 None
World Explorer February 16, 2023 Superior Suite Double (2 berths) $28,595 $19,301 None
World Explorer February 16, 2023 Deluxe Suite Single (1 berth) $61,190 $41,303 None
World Explorer February 16, 2023 Deluxe Suite Double (2 berths) $30,595 $20,651 None
Ocean Adventurer January 15, 2023 Triple Triple (3 berths) $13,295 $11,965 None
Ocean Adventurer January 15, 2023 Triple Share, Male (1 berth) $13,295 $11,965 None
Ocean Adventurer January 15, 2023 Triple Share, Female (1 berth) $13,295 $11,965 None
Ocean Adventurer January 15, 2023 Suite Single (1 berth) $55,190 $49,671 None
Ocean Adventurer January 15, 2023 Suite Double (2 berths) $27,595 $24,835 None
Ocean Adventurer January 15, 2023 Lower Deck Twin Double (2 berths) $17,395 $15,655 None
Ocean Adventurer January 15, 2023 Lower Deck Twin Single (1 berth) $29,572 $26,615 None
Ocean Adventurer January 15, 2023 Lower Deck Twin Share, Male (1 berth) $17,395 $15,655 None
Ocean Adventurer January 15, 2023 Lower Deck Twin Share, Female (1 berth) $17,395 $15,655 None
Ocean Adventurer January 15, 2023 Main Deck Twin Porthole Double (2 berths) $17,895 $16,105 None
Ocean Adventurer January 15, 2023 Main Deck Twin Porthole Single (1 berth) $30,422 $27,380 None
Ocean Adventurer January 15, 2023 Main Deck Twin Porthole Share, Male (1 berth) $17,895 $16,105 None
Ocean Adventurer January 15, 2023 Main Deck Twin Porthole Share, Female (1 berth) $17,895 $16,105 None
Ocean Adventurer January 15, 2023 Main Deck Twin Window Single (1 berth) $33,822 $30,440 None
Ocean Adventurer January 15, 2023 Main Deck Twin Window Double (2 berths) $19,895 $17,905 None
Ocean Adventurer January 15, 2023 Main Deck Twin Window Share, Male (1 berth) $19,895 $17,905 None
Ocean Adventurer January 15, 2023 Main Deck Twin Window Share, Female (1 berth) $19,895 $17,905 None
Ocean Adventurer January 15, 2023 Superior Double (2 berths) $20,995 $18,895 None
Ocean Adventurer January 15, 2023 Superior Single (1 berth) $41,990 $37,791 None
Ocean Adventurer January 15, 2023 Deluxe Double (2 berths) $20,995 $18,895 None
Ocean Adventurer January 15, 2023 Deluxe Single (1 berth) $41,990 $37,791 None
Ocean Adventurer January 15, 2023 Owner's Suite Single (1 berth) $59,190 $53,271 None
Ocean Adventurer January 15, 2023 Owner's Suite Double (2 berths) $29,595 $26,635 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. As the ship sets sail in the late afternoon, you will begin your Antarctic journey, passing through the Beagle Channel. Named after the famed ship on which Charles Darwin voyaged, the channel presents great photo opportunities of landscapes and seabirds. Eventually the channel opens up to the Southern Ocean, and onwards to Antarctica.

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 7

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 visit to 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 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 elusive leopard seal. Your Expedition Team will take care of you at each landing, whether you are exploring the Antarctic terrain, visiting a research station or consorting with penguin colonies. Chinstrap, Adélie and gentoo penguins are found here, along with five different species of seals. Zodiac and ship cruising can offer opportunities to view some of the larger local marine mammals more intimately, such as Antarctic minke and humpback whales. Each day and each excursion will present a new collection of creatures to delight you and keep your camera busy. Your days will be busy spotting wildlife and being mesmerized by the astounding beauty of Antarctica. Listening to the crackling and crumbling of icebergs and glaciers and watching penguins waddling on the beach will become your daily entertainment, while sea kayaking, paddle excursions, or camping are optional activities available on select voyages (at an extra cost).

Antarctic Circle

Days 8 and 9

Crossing the Antarctic Circle is both a memorable experience and impressive achievement, as few travelers reach so far south. If conditions allow us to cross this famed latitude of 66°33´ S, we’ll toast the first explorers who ventured here, and you can raise a glass and take pride in knowing you’ve made it to a part of the world visited by very few people. This is raw Antarctica, home of the midnight sun, Weddell seals, and your best chances of encountering sea ice – the foundation of the Antarctic marinee cosystem.

Northbound Along the Peninsula

Days 10 and 11

By now, your knowledge of Adélie, chinstrap and gentoo penguins will be matched by your ability to differentiate between a leopard, crabeater and Weddell seal. Terms like ‘bergy bits’ and ‘pancake ice’ will become part of your vocabulary, yet there are still many tales to be told. As you head north, Zodiac excursions will fill your days, and your Expedition Team will continue looking out for species of seabirds, seals and whales that may have eluded you on your journey south.

Crossing the Drake Passage

Days 12 and 13

As you recross the Drake, Antarctica fades away, leaving you with a collection of memories to last a lifetime. Excited conversations with your newfound friends will make the crossing fly by, regardless of weather and sea conditions. Your Expedition Team will round up its series of presentations as well, with a slideshow of the adventures you've shared and wildlife you’ve witnessed over the course of your voyage. Be sure to take some time to reflect on everything you’ve experienced so far.

Disembark in Ushuaia and Fly to Buenos Aires

Day 14

You will arrive in Ushuaia in the morning and disembark after breakfast. The mandatory transfer package includes a little 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.

Embark

Day 2

As the ship sets sail in the late afternoon, you will begin your Antarctic journey, passing through the Beagle Channel. Named after the famed ship on which Charles Darwin voyaged, the channel presents great photo opportunities of landscapes and seabirds. Eventually the channel opens up to the Southern Ocean, and onwards to Antarctica.

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 7

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 visit to 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 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 elusive leopard seal. Your Expedition Team will take care of you at each landing, whether you are exploring the Antarctic terrain, visiting a historic research base or consorting with penguin colonies. Chinstrap, Adélie and gentoo penguins are found here, along with five different species of seals. Zodiac and ship cruising can offer opportunities to view some of the larger local marine mammals more intimately, such as Antarctic minke and humpback whales. Each day and each excursion will present a new collection of creatures to delight you and keep your camera busy. Your days will be busy spotting wildlife and being mesmerized by the astounding beauty of Antarctica. Listening to the crackling and crumbling of icebergs and glaciers and watching penguins waddling on the beach will become your daily entertainment, while sea kayaking, paddle excursions, or camping are optional activities available on select voyages (at an extra cost).

Antarctic Circle

Days 8 and 9

Crossing the Antarctic Circle is both a memorable experience and impressive achievement, as few travelers reach so far south. If conditions allow us to cross this famed latitude of 66°33 ́ S, we’ll toast the first explorers who ventured here, and you can raise a glass and take pride in knowing you’ve made it to a part of the world visited by very few people. This is raw Antarctica, home of the midnight sun, Weddell seals, and your best chances of encountering sea ice – the foundation of the Antarctic marine ecosystem.

Along the Peninsula

Days 10 and 11

By now, your knowledge of Adélie, chinstrap and gentoo penguins will be matched by your ability to differentiate between a leopard, crabeater and Weddell seal. Terms like ‘bergy bits’ and ‘pancake ice’ will become part of your vocabulary, yet there are still many tales to be told. As you head north, Zodiac excursions will fill your days, and your Expedition Team will continue looking out for species of seabirds, seals and whales that may have eluded you on your journey south.

Crossing the Drake Passage

Days 12 and 13

As you recross the Drake, Antarctica fades away, leaving you with a collection of memories to last a lifetime. Excited conversations with your newfound friends will make the crossing fly by, regardless of weather and sea conditions. Your Expedition Team will round up its series of presentations as well, with a slideshow of the adventures you've shared and wildlife you’ve witnessed over the course of your voyage. Be sure to take some time to reflect on everything you’ve experienced so far.

Disembark in Ushuaia

Day 14

Today, you’ll say goodbye to your Expedition Team and fellow travelers, disembarking in the morning to catch your homeward flights or continue your travels on your own.

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. As the ship sets sail in the late afternoon, you will begin your Antarctic journey, passing through the Beagle Channel. Named after the famed ship on which Charles Darwin voyaged, the channel presents great photo opportunities of landscapes and seabirds. Eventually the channel opens up to the Southern Ocean, and onwards to Antarctica.

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 7

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 visit to 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 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 elusive leopard seal. Your Expedition Team will take care of you at each landing, whether you are exploring the Antarctic terrain, visiting a research station or consorting with penguin colonies. Chinstrap, Adélie and gentoo penguins are found here, along with five different species of seals. Zodiac and ship cruising can offer opportunities to view some of the larger local marine mammals more intimately, such as Antarctic minke and humpback whales. Each day and each excursion will present a new collection of creatures to delight you and keep your camera busy. Your days will be busy spotting wildlife and being mesmerized by the astounding beauty of Antarctica. Listening to the crackling and crumbling of icebergs and glaciers and watching penguins waddling on the beach will become your daily entertainment, while sea kayaking, paddle excursions, or camping are optional activities available on select voyages (at an extra cost).

Antarctic Circle

Days 8 and 9

Crossing the Antarctic Circle is both a memorable experience and impressive achievement, as few travelers reach so far south. If conditions allow us to cross this famed latitude of 66°33 ́ S, we’ll toast the first explorers who ventured here, and you can raise a glass and take pride in knowing you’ve made it to a part of the world visited by very few people. This is raw Antarctica, home of the midnight sun, Weddell seals, and your best chances of encountering sea ice – the foundation of the Antarctic marine ecosystem.

Northbound Along the Peninsula

Days 10 and 11

By now, your knowledge of Adélie, chinstrap and gentoo penguins will be matched by your ability to differentiate between a leopard, crabeater and Weddell seal. Terms like ‘bergy bits’ and ‘pancake ice’ will become part of your vocabulary, yet there are still many tales to be told. As you head north, Zodiac excursions will fill your days, and your Expedition Team will continue looking out for species of seabirds, seals and whales that may have eluded you on your journey south.

Crossing the Drake Passage

Days 12 and 13

As you recross the Drake, Antarctica fades away, leaving you with a collection of memories to last a lifetime. Excited conversations with your newfound friends will make the crossing fly by, regardless of weather and sea conditions. Your Expedition Team will round up its series of presentations as well, with a slideshow of the adventures you've shared and wildlife you’ve witnessed over the course of your voyage. Be sure to take some time to reflect on everything you’ve experienced so far.

Disembark in Ushuaia and Fly to Buenos Aires

Day 14

You will arrive in Ushuaia in the morning and disembark after breakfast. The mandatory transfer package includes a little 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