Highlights of Antarctica

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Embark on a mesmerizing 12-day journey to the Antarctic, starting from the vibrant city of Buenos Aires and venturing south to the picturesque Ushuaia. Spend two days at sea, anticipating the wonders that await you in the Antarctic Peninsula. As we arrive, prepare to be enchanted by five days of exploration amidst the icy landscapes and breathtaking wildlife of Antarctica. Then, set sail once more, allowing the memories of this remarkable journey to sink in as we return to Ushuaia. Join us on this unforgettable expedition, where every moment promises to be a testament to the awe-inspiring beauty and wonder of the Antarctic continent.

12 Day Antarctica Itinerary

Day 1: Buenos Aires

Spend an overnight in Buenos Aires before you embark on your Antarctic expedition.

This city, home to the diverse and proud community of "portenos" or "people of port", is an enchanting fusion between faded European splendor, and Latin American panache.

You can find many places to visit, such as Argentine steak 'parrillas. You can practice your tango moves here, as this is the birthplace of the famous Argentine tango.

Our optional Pre-Program allows you to enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of this city.

Day 2: Ushuaia

You'll begin your adventure with a flight in the early morning to Ushuaia where you will meet up with our expedition ship that is powered by hybrid electrics and designed specifically for polar waters.

The capital of Argentina’s Tierra del Fuego Province, this bustling port has a population over 200,000. Ushuaia, set against the Martial Glacier and the stunning backdrop of this magnificent glacier, is the contender for world's most southern city.

You'll be given time to explore your cabin after your Expedition Team has briefed you.

Day 3 & 4: At the sea

The Expedition Team provides you with all the equipment you will need for your expedition.

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. Discover how you can make your trip as safe as possible, and learn about Citizen Science.

Enjoy delicious food and relax in the Explorer Lounge & Bar.

Day 5 to 9: Antarctica

You will be astonished by the beauty of Antarctica, which is a frozen wonderland. Antarctica is a place of wonder. It's surrounded by glaciers that are as large as floating cathedrals and icebergs. The silence in Antarctica may be the biggest surprise. Wildlife breaks the stillness every now and then.

By December and January, whales are arriving in larger numbers. The first penguins also hatch in this period. It's always charming to see those feather clumps running about. The peak months for whale watching are February and March, as huge quantities of krill attract whales.

We are merely observers. The Captain, an experienced professional who will constantly monitor the conditions in order to design a perfect itinerary for you. Each day is different and exciting.

You can join the Expedition Team for landings or ice cruises. Kayak among the icebergs is possible.

The Expedition Team continues their lecture on the continent, expanding your knowledge. Experience this incredible world over five days in a manner that you will remember for the rest of your life.

Day 10 & 11: At the sea

You'll be able to say that you have seen and done so many things in Antarctica after five days. You'll likely have a kaleidoscope full of memories and special impressions in your head. Reflect on your trip to the 7th continent over the next couple of days.

Take time to review your pictures and videos of the Antarctic landscape to get a feel for its grandeur. Relax in the sauna, or indulge in some spa treatments at the Wellness area.

Day 12: Ushuaia

The expedition cruise concludes in Ushuaia. This is the largest city of Tierra del Fuego province, Argentina's most southern province. You'll fly back to Buenos Aires from here. But your journey is not over.

Sign up for the optional Post-Program prior to leaving.

Itinerary Map

Highlights of Antarctica

12 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

12 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

12 Day Antarctica Itinerary Highlights

  • Learn about Antarctic history, environmental conservation, and engage in Citizen Science initiatives.
  • Prepare to be mesmerized by Antarctica's frozen beauty, with towering glaciers and majestic icebergs adorning the pristine landscape.
  • Experience the tranquility interrupted by the vibrant wildlife, including penguins and whales.
  • Participate in exhilarating landings and ice cruises, kayak among icebergs and expand your knowledge through onboard lectures.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast Served Daily
  • 11 Dinners
  • 12 Lunches
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12 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.
Highlights of Antarctica
12 Days
From $12,353.00 per person

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