Best of the Southern Ocean - Antarctic Cruise

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Embark on the journey of a lifetime aboard our exclusive cruise to Antarctica, where adventure meets luxury in the world's most pristine wilderness. With just 114 passengers on board, our cruise ensures you'll experience the wonders of Antarctica in the most immersive and personalized way possible. Imagine sailing past towering glaciers, spotting majestic whales, and stepping foot on remote islands untouched by human hands. Our expert guides will lead you through this icy paradise, sharing their knowledge and passion for this unique environment every step of the way. Join us on this unforgettable expedition and create memories that will last a lifetime. Your Antarctic adventure awaits!

21 Day Antarctica Itinerary

Day 1: Buenos Aires

Our journey begins in Buenos Aires - the capital city of Argentina. Enjoy a relaxing stay in our hotel and explore this wonderful city. You will then board the expedition ship to sail away towards subantarctic islands.

Day 2: Subantarctic Islands

Get ready to start the day with a delicious breakfast in your hotel. We set off on the expedition ship today to explore Subantarctic Islands.

Day 3, 4, & 5: Subantarctic Islands

Make the most out of the time you have as we head towards the islands in the subantarctic. Take in the captivating presentations of experts and familiarize yourself to our expedition ship before we arrive at our wildlife paradise.

Day 6, 7 & 8: Falkland Islands

Birders will love the sparsely populated and remote Falkland Islands. Falkland Islands are a wonderful place to see marine mammals. Cetaceans like Peale’s Dolphins and Commerson’s Dolphins live in the waters surrounding the archipelago. The weather on these windswept and isolated islands will determine our exact itinerary and the exploration possibilities.

Stanley is the capital and charmingly British city of the Falkland Island. The Falkland Islands Museum is within walking distance of the waterfront promenade, as are the Governor's House, the cathedral, with its impressive whalebone arches outside, the war memorial, gift shops and pubs. There are also views of shipwrecks on the harbor.

Day 9 & 10: South Georgia

We head East from the Falkland islands to South Georgia. The Antarctic Convergence is the bio-boundary of the Southern Ocean. Our experts will prepare you with lectures, briefings and bio-security protocols before we arrive in South Georgia.

Day 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 & 16: South Georgia

The most authentic form of expedition cruising. The weather we experience in South Georgia will determine our route and the exploration possibilities available. The itinerary is determined by our experienced expedition leader and captain, who constantly adjusts plans to suit the conditions. In this remote and wild corner of the globe, you can rest assured that we will take full advantage of all the opportunities presented by the nature. Every chance we get, we land in this incredible place.

South Georgia offers a spectacular wilderness, and is the perfect place to see subantarctic wildlife. According to reports, the islands host up to 100 million seabirds including albatrosses, penguins prions, terns and petrels. Over 100,000 elephant seals, three million fur seals, and innumerable other penguins such as stately king and macaroni penguins compete for space on beaches like those of Salisbury Plain or St. Andrews Bay. This wilderness will be even more beautiful and vibrant with birds after the recently finished rat-eradication program.

Whales are increasingly common in the abundant waters around South Georgia. Grytviken, the historic whaling base of South Georgia is home to an excellent South Georgia Museum run by the South Georgia Heritage Trust. Grytviken, where Ernest Shackleton is buried, was the whaling station of the past. It now houses the excellent South Georgia Museum run by the South Georgia Heritage Trust.

We will fill our days with unforgettable excursions, delicious meals, expert presentations, breathtaking scenery, and plenty of wildlife.

Day 17,18,19 & 20: Drake Passage

While you are sailing, enjoy fascinating presentations by our staff experts and make new friends. Admire the marine mammal and bird life that we encounter on the deck. Our vessel may be accompanied by skuas south polar, albatrosses, or snow petrels. Their presence will enhance your adventure. Sea ice provides a stunning backdrop for your journey. As you approach the Drake Passage the same seabirds that accompanied your journey at its beginning reappear. This is a wonderful experience.

Day 21: Ushuaia

We say goodbye to Ushuaia after breakfast. If you want to stay longer, we can provide a transfer from the hotel to the airport. You may be already looking forward to the next amazing polar adventure as you reflect on this wonderful experience.

Itinerary Map

Best of the Southern Ocean

21 Day Antarctica Itinerary Includes

  • Group transfer to the ship on day of embarkation
  • Group transfer to airport or central location upon disembarkation
  • Shipboard accommodation
  • All scheduled landings/excursions
  • Leadership throughout the voyage by our Expedition Leader & Expedition Team
  • Leadership throughout the voyage by our Expedition Leader & Expedition Team
  • WiFi on board
  • All meals on board throughout the voyage
  • Tea and coffee station 24 hours daily
  • Branded Poseidon Expeditions parka
  • Rubber boots for shore landings for the time of the cruise
  • Welcome and Farewell cocktails
  • All port fees
  • Predeparture materials
  • Digital Voyage Log

21 Day Antarctica Itinerary Does not Include

  • Visa and passport fees (if applicable)
  • Luggage and trip cancellation insurance
  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages other than those for special events and celebrations
  • Personal expenses such as laundry and telecommunication charges
  • Mandatory Emergency Evacuation Insurance to a minimum benefit of US$ 200,000 per person
  • Staff gratuities

21 Day Antarctica Itinerary Highlights

  • Encounter an abundance of subantarctic wildlife, from majestic albatrosses and penguins to elephant seals and fur seals.
  • Fill your days with unforgettable excursions, delicious meals, expert presentations, and breathtaking scenery.
  • Journey eastward from the Falkland Islands towards South Georgia, passing through the Antarctic Convergence
  • South Georgia offers a spectacular wilderness, and is the perfect place to see subantarctic wildlife. 
  • Admire the marine mammal and bird life that we encounter on the deck.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast Served Daily
  • 20 Dinners
  • 21 Lunches
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21 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.
Best of the Southern Ocean
21 Days
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