Ushuaia Roundtrip 14 Nights - Antarctic Cruise

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Explore Earth's remote corners and encounter its most captivating creatures. From the charming penguins of South Georgia to the awe-inspiring giant petrels of the South Shetland Islands, every moment is filled with natural wonder. Hear the haunting melodies of leopard seals in Antarctic waters and behold the breathtaking beauty of the South Orkney Islands under the Midnight Sun. Join us for an unforgettable journey into the heart of nature's splendor.

15 Day Antartida Itinerary

Day 1: Ushuaia

Ushuaia, despite being dubbed the "End of the World" due to its position at the southernmost tip of South America within the Tierra del Fuego archipelago, is a far cry from the conclusion of any adventure. Nestled at the meeting point of the Andes and the Beagle Channel, with the majestic snow-capped Martial Mountains framing a vibrant city adorned with colorful buildings, this lively town eagerly awaits to embark you on an exhilarating journey. Enriching scenes, such as those found in Parque Yatana, provide opportunities for immersive experiences in the vibrant tapestry of indigenous culture.

Day 2 & 3: Drake Passage

Navigating the formidable Drake Passage is a journey tailor-made for the boldest explorers, where the guidance of petrels and albatrosses soaring through the skies adds to the thrill. Witnessing its awe-inspiring power elevates the entire voyage to Antarctica to a triumphant experience.

This challenging waterway connects the southernmost region of the Americas to the Antarctic Peninsula, the northern point of The White Continent. The convergence of cold southern ocean with warm northern sea water generates powerful currents, testing the resilience of those who dare to traverse it.

The brave journeyers are rewarded with an encounter with extraordinary wildlife. The meeting point of warm and cold waters fosters an environment that attracts remarkable creatures such as humpback whales and hourglass dolphins. The 48-hour soundtrack of the Drake Passage resonates with the crashing of ocean waves against the ship and the cries of petrels, skuas, and gulls.

While renowned for its reputation of challenging navigation, the Drake Passage occasionally reveals its calmer side. At times, the channel becomes serene and tranquil, offering a delightful journey into Antarctica. This unpredictability is among the splendid characteristics of the Drake Passage - a reminder that the journey is ever-changing and full of surprises.

As you emerge from the Drake Passage, the colossal, icy peaks of the South Shetland Islands stand as a majestic welcome, marking your victorious landing. Having successfully completed this rite of passage, you are now poised to explore the seventh continent.

Day 4: Beak Island, Brown Bluff, Cierva Cove, Hidden Bay

Known as The White Continent due to its expansive icebergs, snow, and glaciers, Antarctica stands as the ultimate challenge for seasoned explorers, often representing the final frontier. Navigating Antarctic waters opens up opportunities to step onto diverse sites like Beak Island, Brown Bluff, Cierva Cove, Hidden Bay, and more. Each landing unfolds a unique landscape, ranging from vast tundra expanses to rugged mountain peaks, inviting you to explore paths that few have ventured before.

The inclusion of Captain’s Choice in the itinerary adds a layer of adventure and surprise. Your ship's captain, with strategic flexibility, navigates changing weather conditions, ensuring optimal wildlife viewing experiences by guiding you to the most promising areas. This curated approach enhances the sense of exploration in Antarctica, promising an immersive journey into its untouched landscapes and the chance to witness diverse wildlife in their natural habitat.

Day 5: Antarctic Circle

As you traverse the Antarctic Circle at the 66th southern parallel, a sense of entering another world unfolds, fostering a deep connection with your inner explorer spirit. This region, seldom explored, features narrower channels that draw you closer to ice floes, snow-capped mountain peaks, and mesmerizing icebergs, forming a scene of picturesque perfection. The crossing bestows upon you membership in the Order of the Red Nose, an exclusive group of individuals who venture into the farthest reaches of The White Continent, evoking an unparalleled feeling of triumph.

Notably, the Antarctic Circle Crossing may occur on a different date than initially indicated in the itinerary, adapting to changing conditions. Your Captain and expedition team collaborate to communicate wildlife sightings and position you as closely as safely possible to extraordinary views, instilling a spontaneous sense of exploration. Each day unfolds as a new adventure, with the Captain skillfully navigating the yacht into remote and hidden landings for a more intimate destination immersion. Flexibility is paramount, as all expeditions are subject to change to ensure the safest and most rewarding experience possible.

Day 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11: Beak Island, Brown Bluff, Cierva Cove, Hidden Bay

Known as The White Continent due to its extensive icebergs, snow, and glaciers, Antarctica serves as the ultimate challenge for seasoned explorers, often marking the culmination of their adventures. Navigating these Antarctic waters offers opportunities to step onto diverse sites such as Beak Island, Brown Bluff, Cierva Cove, Hidden Bay, and more. Each landing unfolds a distinct landscape, ranging from expansive tundra to rugged mountain peaks, enticing you to tread paths that only a select few explorers have ventured before.

The inclusion of Captain’s Choice in the itinerary enhances the sense of adventure and adds an element of surprise. Your ship's captain, adapting to changing weather conditions, strategically navigates to ports of call, ensuring optimal wildlife viewing experiences in the best areas. This personalized approach transforms each day into a new adventure, with the captain skillfully steering the expedition into hidden destinations for an intimate and immersive exploration.

Day 12: South Shetland Islands

Situated within the expansive Antarctica region, the South Shetland Islands boast abundant wildlife, breathtaking landscapes, hiking opportunities, and spectacular viewpoints, creating an atmosphere that evokes the feeling of discovering another world. A potential landing on Elephant Island, named for its distinctive cliffside shape and the presence of elephant seals, retraces the path of the famous Shackleton Expedition. Deception Island, another prospective landing, lives up to its name as a volcanic caldera with heated springs amid striking black sands.

Other notable stops may include Half Moon Island, Yankee Harbor, Point Wild, and Barrientos Island, featuring numerous Gentoo penguin rookeries.

The addition of Captain’s Choice in the itinerary enhances the sense of adventure and surprise. The ship's captain, adept at navigating changing weather conditions, strategically selects ports of call, ensuring optimal wildlife viewing experiences in the best areas. This personalized touch ensures that each landing is a unique and immersive encounter with the wonders of the South Shetland Islands.

Day 13: Beak Island, Brown Bluff, Cierva Cove, Hidden Bay

Named The White Continent due to its expansive icebergs, snow, and glaciers, Antarctica stands as the ultimate challenge for seasoned explorers, often representing the pinnacle of their adventures. Navigating Antarctic waters grants you the opportunity to step onto diverse sites such as Beak Island, Brown Bluff, Cierva Cove, Hidden Bay, and many more. Each landing unfolds a distinct landscape, from vast tundra to rugged mountain peaks, urging you to explore paths that only a handful of explorers have ventured before.

The inclusion of Captain’s Choice in the itinerary amplifies the sense of adventure and introduces an element of surprise. The ship's captain, adept at navigating changing weather conditions, strategically selects ports of call, ensuring optimal wildlife viewing experiences in the best areas. This personalized touch transforms each day into a new and exciting chapter, with the captain skillfully navigating the expedition to hidden destinations for an intimate and immersive exploration of Antarctica's wonders.

Day 14: Drake Passage

Embarking on the intrepid journey through the Drake Passage is reserved for the boldest of explorers, with petrels and albatrosses gracefully guiding the way through the skies. Witnessing the awesome power of this passage enhances the triumph of the subsequent voyage to Antarctica.

This maritime route connects the southernmost region of the Americas to the Antarctic Peninsula, the northern point of The White Continent. The convergence of cold southern ocean and warm northern sea water creates formidable currents, testing the mettle of those who navigate these waters.

Yet, the rewards for those who brave the Drake Passage are unparalleled. The meeting of warm and cold waters attracts extraordinary wildlife, offering glimpses of humpback whales and hourglass dolphins accompanying the journey. The 48-hour soundtrack of this passage resonates with the crash of the ocean against the ship and the calls of petrels, skuas, and gulls.

While renowned for its challenging navigation, the Drake Passage occasionally reveals a calm and tranquil side. On some occasions, the channel transforms into a peaceful waterway, providing a pleasant voyage into Antarctica. This unpredictability is one of the splendid characteristics of the Drake Passage - a reminder that the journey is ever-changing and full of surprises.

Emerging from the Drake Passage, the monumental, icy peaks of the South Shetland Islands stand proudly on the horizon, marking a victorious landing. Having completed this rite of passage, you are now poised to explore the seventh continent.

Day 15: Ushuaia

Despite earning its nickname, the "End of the World," from its location at the southernmost tip of South America in the Tierra del Fuego archipelago, Ushuaia is anything but the conclusion of adventure. Nestled where the Andes intersect with the Beagle Channel, and the snow-capped Martial Mountains form a backdrop to a vibrant city adorned with colorful buildings, Ushuaia is a lively town ready to embark you on the thrilling ride of a lifetime. Enriching scenes, such as those found in Parque Yatana, provide opportunities for immersive experiences in the vibrant tapestry of indigenous culture.

Itinerary Map

Ushuaia Roundtrip 14 Nights

15 Day Antartida Itinerary Includes

  • Cultural immersion
  • Dining venues with ever-changing menus
  • Unlimited beverages, including fine wines, spirits and craft beers
  • Open bars and lounges, including 24-hour bar service with specialty canapés
  • Stocked in-room minibar
  • Specialty coffees, teas and fresh-pressed juices
  • Afternoon and high tea
  • Champagne and gourmet canapés during meet and greet
  • 24-hour room service, including spirits, wine and beer
  • L'OCCITANE bath amenities
  • Pre-paid gratuities
  • Use of walking sticks and binoculars
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Butler service and expanded room service menu in suites

15 Day Antartida Itinerary Does not Include

    15 Day Antartida Itinerary Highlights

    • Experience indigenous culture at Parque Yatana before setting sail.
    • Navigate the Drake Passage, spotting humpback whales and dolphins amid its powerful currents.
    • Experience Antarctica's gateway at Eduardo Frei Montalva Station. Encounter vibrant wildlife in the continent's unofficial capital. Join us for an unforgettable adventure.
    • Spot the elusive snow petrel and graceful Weddell seals. With Captain’s Choice landings, expect surprises and expert wildlife viewing.
    • Explore the majestic realm of king penguins amidst breathtaking landscapes and extraordinary wildlife

    Meals Included

    • Breakfast Served Daily
    • 14 Dinners
    • 15 Lunches
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     | Cierva Cove | Leopard Seal
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    15 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.
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