Antarctica & Falklands Expedition | Northbound

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Embark on a 19-day Antarctic expedition from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, traversing the legendary Drake Passage. Explore the wonders of Antarctica before discovering the rich biodiversity of the Falkland Islands. Return via Puerto Madryn, Argentina, concluding your unforgettable journey in Buenos Aires. Don't miss this opportunity for an adventure of a lifetime.

19 Day Antarctica Itinerary

Day 1: Buenos Aires

You've probably never visited Buenos Aires if you think romance is dead. The sophisticated, yet down to earth Argentine capital is a city that thrives off its traditions. It has proud soccer supporters, a cultural theater scene and the seductive tango. Palermo's sprawling parks and plazas are a great place to escape the heat of the day. There, you can find refuge from the sun as well as enjoy the parrots, songbirds, and French architecture of Recoleta. Try a steak cut in San Telmo, then head to Avenida Corrientes and a bar or club for some tango.

Arrive a few extra days to take part in the Pre-Program. This will allow you time to explore Patagonia.

Day 2: Ushuaia

Early in the morning, your plane departs Buenos Aires bound for Ushuaia. You might see the Lago Fagnano, the Monte Darwin and Alberto de Agostini National Park in the West from the air.

The hybrid electric-powered will await you on the Beagle Channel shores to begin your journey. You will get to know your ship and feel at home on board with its many premium amenities. You'll be welcomed by the Expedition Team who will go over key safety and health principles. Enjoy the first delicious meal onboard, the welcome dinner. The day can be finished with a walk on the deck and gazing up at the stars.

Day 3 & 4: The Drake Passage

Two days will pass quickly on the Drake Passage. Our expert Expedition Team prepares you for your adventures when you are not searching for fin, humpback and albatross whales.

You will learn about the challenges, history and environments of places that we are planning to visit through the lectures given by the Expedition Team. Learn what it takes for you to become an Antarctic ambassador, and learn how to explore safely and sustainably the frozen habitats of Antarctica while adhering to IAATO rules. Among other precautions, we use rubber boots when landing. You will be introduced to Citizen Science Programs by the Expedition Team, which will allow you to better understand and contribute to scientific research. Chat with our photographer onboard, who can share some tips to help you improve your photography.

You can also spend time relaxing with included activities like art classes. Relax in the sauna. You can work out at the gym indoors or put on your running shoes and test the outdoor track which measures just over a tenth mile. Enjoy a relaxing massage in our Wellness Area or indulge in a tasty snack at one of the three restaurants onboard.

Day 5 to 9: Antarctica

Welcome to Antarctica. The vast Antarctic continent is almost completely covered by snow and ice. Huge ice shelves and icebergs the size of buildings tower above our ship. The glaciers cascade from the mountain tops, crumbling towards the coast where they crash into the sea. When we arrive in Australia, the austral summer will be ending. You can expect these beautiful landscapes to be illuminated with breathtaking sunsets. It is the perfect time to observe penguins during their last stage of molting, and different species of whales as they devour krill.

We plan to spend five days in Antarctica and the South Shetlands, based on where and when the conditions are best. Not just a wave and sail away. You're in for a big surprise from the Expedition Team. The Expedition Team will lead you on ice cruises and landings at historic sites, scenic locations and penguin colonies. Optionally, you can kayak among the icebergs. You can also participate in the Expedition Team's lecture series.

An expedition cruise itinerary isn't set in stone and shouldn't be. We can be more flexible, and adjust to the best possible options during our voyage. We have been sailing in these waters for many years and know the best landing spots.

Day 10 & 11: The Drake Passage

The Expedition Team offers a lecture series that covers many topics, including the history of great explorations, marine biology, animal life, oceanography and climate change. It is possible to look at seawater taken from Antarctica to learn more about the wildlife. Relax in the Explorer Lounge & Bar or enjoy the view from a heated outdoor infinity pool or hot tub. The ship will be followed by a variety of bird species as we near the Falkland islands, including gulls and petrels.

Day 12 to 14: The Falkland Islands

When we arrive at the Falkland Island's lush, green, sand-white beaches, farms, and farmland, the barren white wilderness of Antarctica seems a lifetime away. Our itinerary, similar to Antarctica's, will be flexible for our three-day stay on the Falkland Islands. The captain can choose the most suitable spots each day based on conditions.

The four species of penguins that live here are the Magellanic and Gentoo, as well as the Rockhopper and King. You may be able see the gentoos in their large colonies that are located around the islands. We might visit a colony of penguins during the landing if conditions permit.

Stanley is the capital of the Falkland Islands and can be easily reached by ship. It is small enough to explore on foot and has a number of attractions, including the English Red Bus, restaurants with friendly locals, and pubs.

Day 15: At the sea

The Expedition Team hosts new presentations and lectures as we prepare to set sail for another day on the sea. Spend some time looking through pictures of Antarctica or the Falklands. Or, swap stories with other travelers. If you've never done it, taking a sauna or soaking in a hot tub and admiring the view while looking for wildlife is surprisingly relaxing. You can enjoy your day on the sea in many different ways.

Day 16: Puerto Madryn, Argentina - Docked - Half Day

Puerto Madryn is known for its warm weather and stunning beaches. The dramatic Valdes Peninsula is also accessible from here.

It's possible to spot marine mammals. Don't forget your binoculars, as there are 180 different species of bird living in the Peninsula. Enjoy a stroll through the natural beauty, a tasty bite and browse local art and craft shops.

Day 17 & 18: At the sea

After a tour of Antarctica, Puerto Madryn, the Falkland Island, and Antarctica your expedition cruise has come to an exciting end. As we move north the temperature will warm up, so enjoy the sun on the deck or in the gym.

Chat with the members of our Expedition Team. You will be delighted by their knowledge, insight, and stories. On the final evening, enjoy a special farewell meal. Watch the stars reflecting in the water below the ship before going to sleep.

Day 19: Buenos Aires

All good things come to an ending, including your cruise. Buenos Aires may have seemed like a long time ago, but it was only 19 days. This is your second chance to explore this exotic Latino city, which pulsates with the rhythm of tango. You can extend your stay by a few days to visit the Iguazu Falls. It is one of the most beautiful and impressive waterfalls on the planet.

We wish you all the best in your future adventures, whether you continue on or return home. Who knows? You never know, we might see you again on another expedition or in Antarctica.

Itinerary Map

Antarctica & Falklands Expedition | Northbound

19 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

19 Day Antarctica Itinerary Does not Include

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

19 Day Antarctica Itinerary Highlights

  • Dive into Citizen Science Programs, improve photography skills, and unwind with onboard activities like art classes and spa treatments.
  • Witness the awe-inspiring beauty of Antarctica, with towering icebergs and cascading glaciers illuminated by stunning sunsets.
  • Discover the Falkland Islands' diverse wildlife, including penguin colonies, and explore the charming capital of Stanley.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast Served Daily
  • 18 Dinners
  • 19 Lunches
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19 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.
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.
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.
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.
Antarctica & Falklands Expedition | Northbound
19 Days
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