Crossing the Circle - Antarctic Cruise

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The ultimate adventure for explorers: We navigate through the Drake Passage and along the Antarctic Peninsula, aiming to be among the select few who have crossed the Antarctic Circle. As we venture southward, we anticipate encountering increasingly dramatic sea ice, alongside extraordinary wildlife and breathtaking landscapes. Reaching 66°33’S, we join the exclusive group of Antarctic explorers who have reached this significant milestone. A jubilant celebration follows!

13 Day Antarctica Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Ushuaia

You can leave your worries behind about potential missed connections or flight delays when you land in the southernmost city in the world. Instead, savor an additional day to relax and indulge in the luxurious accommodations of Ushuaia’s premier hotel, the Arakur Resort & Spa. Whether you choose to unwind in the infinity pool, venture into the hiking trails encircling the resort, or explore the charms of the southernmost city on the globe, you're in for a treat.

Day 2: Explore Ushuaia

Embark on an adventure through the attractions of Ushuaia, from its museums to the bustling Argentinean leather markets. Alternatively, you can opt to extend your relaxation at the hotel. Join us for the evening briefing at the Arakur, where you can engage with fellow travelers and seek answers to any inquiries you may have.

Day 3: All Aboard Seaventure

Enjoy your morning discovering Ushuaia's charms or luxuriate in relaxation at the resort until the mid-afternoon transfer to the ship. Upon arrival, the Expedition Team and ship crew will warmly greet you and assist with settling in. Following this, we'll conduct a safety briefing and orientation, culminating in a delightful Captain's welcome dinner. The journey to Antarctica begins!

Day 4 & 5: Drake Passage

Join the team of Polar Experts as they share their deep knowledge of Antarctica, covering everything from its fascinating wildlife to its storied past. Take part in the groundbreaking Citizen Science project, or unwind and savor this iconic journey while catching sight of rarely observed wildlife. Keep your binoculars handy to spot the many seabirds that flock alongside the vessel as we cross the Antarctic Convergence into the frigid waters of Antarctica.

Day 6: South Shetland Islands

Through centuries of volcanic activity, the South Shetland Islands have forged a geological landscape that stands apart. Here, you'll witness a breathtaking panorama of mountains, glaciers, and a diverse array of wildlife, including Chinstrap and Gentoo penguins. It's not unusual to find yourself sharing the shoreline with Elephant and Fur seals, while whales are frequently sighted in the surrounding waters. Thus, we'll embark on the Zodiacs and kayaks, dedicating much of the day to exploration. Whether on land or sea, in a Zodiac or kayak, brace yourself for an immersive introduction to this extraordinary corner of the globe.

Day 7, 8 & 9: Antarctic Circle

As we journey southward across the Bransfield Strait, the awe-inspiring silhouette of the Antarctic Peninsula gradually comes into view. Encounters with wildlife, including penguins, whales, and fur seals, become increasingly frequent, accompanied by the sight of magnificent ice formations. If Antarctica's ever-changing weather and ice conditions allow, you may have the privilege of crossing the Antarctic Circle, where the sun shines for up to 20 hours a day. In a tradition reminiscent of sailors crossing the equator, we'll mark this momentous occasion with a celebration that's best experienced firsthand. Afterwards, we'll continue the expedition, visiting historic and seldom-explored British Survey bases before retracing the route northward.

Day 10, 11 & 12: Antarctic Peninsula

As we journey northward, we'll thoroughly explore the wonders of the Antarctic Peninsula, venturing into numerous breathtaking bays and renowned harbors. Navigating through striking channels, we'll traverse the wildlife-abundant waters, encountering a diverse array of vibrant penguins, seals, and whales along the rugged coastlines and in the surrounding sea. The itinerary includes visits to several active scientific bases and historic landing sites, ensuring that we maximize the exploration of this enchanting destination.

Day 13 & 14: Drake Passage

Departing from this enchanting locale, we embark on the journey northward, crossing once more through the Antarctic Convergence and the Drake Passage. Before bidding farewell to the expedition, we gather for a final celebration, marked by a special slideshow and a concluding meal shared together.

Day 15: Ushuaia Disembarkation

As the morning arrives, we step off the ship with wide smiles on the tired yet fulfilled faces. You have the option to either catch a flight to Buenos Aires or remain in Ushuaia to explore further sights and embark on additional adventures.

Itinerary Map

Crossing the Circle

13 Day Antarctica Itinerary Highlights

  • Visits to some of the most stunning bays and channels of the Peninsula
  • A valiant effort and anticipated success in reaching 66°33’S
  • Magnificent wildlife encounters with penguins, whales, seals and seabirds
  • Zodiac cruising amongst colossal glaciers and massive icebergs
  • Potential stops at active scientific bases and historical sites

Meals Included

  • Breakfast Served Daily
  • 12 Dinners
  • 13 Lunches
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13 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.
Crossing the Circle
13 Days
From $8,795.00 per person

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