Antarctic Circle Expedition

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Get ready for an unforgettable 18-day expedition to Antarctica! Starting in vibrant Buenos Aires, we'll journey to the southernmost city of Ushuaia. From there, brace yourself for a two-day crossing of the challenging Drake Passage before immersing ourselves in the mesmerizing landscapes and wildlife of Antarctica for ten days. After this unparalleled experience, we'll sail back through the Drake Passage, concluding our journey in either Ushuaia or Buenos Aires. Join us for an adventure of a lifetime and discover the beauty and mystery of the world's most remote continent.

18 Day Antarctica Itinerary

Day 1: Buenos Aires

An overnight stay in Buenos Aires will kick-start your Antarctic journey with its fusion between faded European splendor, and Latin American panache. Arrive early and explore or take part in our Pre-Program.

Take in the architecture. The beautiful Teatro Colon opera house, Casa Rosada in pink, and National Museum of Fine Arts with works by Van Gogh Monet, Picasso and others are all worth a visit.

La Boca is a colorful, vibrant street museum with bustling markets and restaurants. Take in a tango performance before enjoying Argentinian steak in one of La Boca's many restaurants.

Day 2: Ushuaia

The adventure starts with a flight early in the morning to Ushuaia. There, you will meet the expedition ship - a hybrid powered expedition ship specially designed for sustainable cruises in polar water.

The capital of Argentina’s Tierra del Fuego Province is this bustling port. Ushuaia, set against the Martial Glacier and the stunning backdrop of this city's rich history, is the southernmost of all cities.

You'll be given a short briefing by your Expedition Team before you can settle in your cabin to explore all the amenities and comforts onboard.

Day 3 & 4: The Drake Passage

The Expedition Team provides you all the tools you will need for your expedition as we sail from Ushuia, through the Drake Passage to Antarctica.

Discover what's next in the Science Center onboard. Hear experts speak passionately on the history of Antarctica, science under the ice and impact of plastic pollution and climate change. Learn how you can make your trip as eco-friendly and safe as possible. You will also learn about Citizen Science and the projects that are available. Meet your fellow adventurers and relax. Enjoy a relaxing spa treatment, a refreshing swim and keep an eye out for whales, albatrosses and icebergs.

Day 5 to 15: Antarctica

It is a sight that you will never forget. Antarctica is a place of wonder, with its icebergs that are the size and shape of cathedrals floating in the air. The silence in Antarctica may be the biggest surprise. The wildlife breaks the stillness every now and then.

Massive penguin colonies huddle together on the ice, trying to avoid the leopard seals who hunt them. Migrating majestic whales hunt the schools of krill that they feed upon, while gliding amongst amazing icebergs. Look up to see some of the 45 different species of Antarctic seabirds such as jaegers (skuas), petrels (terns) and skuas.

Nature is the king here, and we're just observers. The captain's experience will be used to plan the most exciting itinerary possible. Spend 11 exciting days exploring the many landing sites. Each day is different, exciting and unique.

You'll be joining the Expedition Team for landings or ice cruises when the opportunity arises. We will aim to reach Marguerite Bay, explore the islands on the way and join them in exploring the bay. As an optional excursion, you may get to kayak among the icebergs.

Join Citizen Science Projects and Onboard Lectures to learn about the polar exploration and this valuable habitat.

Day 16 & 17: The Drake Passage

Your 11-day expedition, which took in all the wildlife and wonders of Antarctica is coming to an end. Enjoy the time on board as we return to Ushuaia.

Join our Expedition Team at the Science Center and explore areas of interest more deeply. You can also contribute to Citizen Science Projects by sharing your findings. Our onboard photographer can help you edit your pictures.

Relax in the Wellness Spa, or enjoy the sea breeze from the hot tubs or pool on the deck. In the Explorer Lounge, you can share your experiences with new friends that you have made during your journey.

Day 18: Ushuaia/Buenos Aires

The expedition cruise concludes in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego - the southernmost province of Argentina. You'll then fly back to Buenos Aires. But your journey is not over.

Join our Post-Program if you are not yet ready to let the adventure end. You will be able to see the Iguazu falls. The best time to go is in the summer. It's an unforgettable way to end your trip. You can also stay in Buenos Aires and take in the sights before returning home.

Itinerary Map

Antarctic Circle Expedition

18 Day Antarctica Itinerary Includes

  • Stay in a cabin of your choice
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including beverages* at the restaurant Aune
  • Fine-dining À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm is included for suite guests
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organize and guide activities, both on board and ashore
  • Range of included activities

18 Day Antarctica Itinerary Does not Include

  • International flights
  • Additional night(s) if required due to international flight schedules
  • Travel protection
  • Baggage handling
  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners
  • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team

18 Day Antarctica Itinerary Highlights

  • Experience the awe-inspiring beauty of Antarctica, from cathedral-like icebergs to serene silence broken by wildlife encounters.
  • Explore diverse landscapes and encounter penguin colonies, majestic whales, and fascinating seabirds.
  • Participate in optional kayaking excursions among towering icebergs for an up-close and personal experience of this pristine wilderness.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast Served Daily
  • 17 Dinners
  • 18 Lunches
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 | Disko Island | huge icebergs
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18 Day Antarctica cruise activities

Sea Kayaking
Under full instruction from your sea kayaking guide, experience true tranquillity as you paddle through clinking ice floes and realise the enormity of the surrounding scenery. Look out for breaching whales, lounging seals and penguins zipping alongside your kayak. Some experience is required.
Ice Camping
Camp out on the ice and experience the silence which blankets the continent by night. This is your chance to completely connect with this ethereal ice world – wrap up warm and embrace the Antarctic elements.
Snowshoeing
Get a spring in your step when you slip on a pair of snowshoes in Antarctica. Enabling you to easily scale gentle slopes, this unique activity allows you to access hard to reach places and seek out the most impressive views.
Photography
Learn to capture wildlife and landscape shots in a small group photography program, including critiquing sessions and editing classes. Plus, Explorer Boat excursions with a dedicated photography expert on landings.
Explorer Boats
Achieve the best views and photographs from a forward facing Explorer Boats. They allow you to sit comfortably and securely while crackling through the ice-strewn waters. Look out for wildlife such as penguins, seals and whales as you cruise.
Yoga
It doesn’t get more serene than complimentary yoga classes to the tune of glacial scenery. Join the most unique exercise setting in the world after a day of exploration. Classes are regular but are dependent on weather conditions and swell.
Antarctic Circle Expedition
18 Days
From $17,654.00 per person


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