Ushuaia Roundtrip 18 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.

19 Day Antartida Itinerary

Day 1: Ushuaia

Although its nickname the "End of the World" - derived from its location along the southernmost tip of South America among the Tierra del Fuego archipelago - Ushuaia is far from the end of any adventure. Where the Andes meet the Beagle Channel and the snow-capped Martial Mountains sit behind a sprawling city of colorful buildings, lies a lively town ready and waiting to take you on the thrill ride of a lifetime. Scenes like Parque Yatana give you the chance to immerse yourself in the rich, indigenous culture.

Day 2 & 3 : Drake Passage

Navigating the intrepid Drake Passage is made for the boldest of explorers. Petrels and albatrosses that glide across the skies guide the way. To witness its awesome power makes the journey to Antarctica all the more triumphant.

The Drake Passage leads you from the southernmost region of the Americas to the Antarctic Peninsula, the northern point of The White Continent. This waterway where cold southern ocean meets warm northern sea water creates powerful currents that test your mettle.

But the rewards for the journeyer that braves these waters do not compare. The meeting of warm and cold waters creates an environment that attracts extraordinary wildlife. Drake Passage offers the chance to witness the likes of humpback whales and hourglass dolphins that accompany the voyage. The soundtrack of the 48-hour journey through the Drake Passage includes the crash of the ocean against the ship and the cry of petrels, skuas, and gulls.

While the waterway is famous for its challenging navigation, you may still get another side of the Drake Passage. On some occasions, the channel is calm and tranquil, making for a pleasant voyage into Antarctica. That’s one of the more splendid characteristics of the Drake Passage - you never know what you will get.

As you emerge from the Drake Passage, the mammoth, icy peaks of the South Shetland Islands loom ahead, greeting you on your victorious landing. You have completed the rite of passage to explore the seventh continent.

Day 4 & 5: Antarctica - Captain’s Choice

Nicknamed The White Continent for its vast expanse of icebergs, snow and glaciers, Antarctica is often the final frontier for experienced explorers to conquer. As you navigate Antarctic waters, you may set foot on sites like Beak Island, Brown Bluff, Cierva Cove, Hidden Bay and many more. Each landing throughout the continent offers its own unique landscape, from expansive tundra to rugged mountain peaks, all beckoning you to follow the paths that few explorers have trekked before.

CAPTAIN’S CHOICE - Captain’s Choice ports of call add to the sense of adventure and an element of surprise. Your ship’s captain will sail around changing weather conditions as needed and take you to the best areas for wildlife viewing.

Day 6: King George Island, South Shetland Islands

King George Island, South Shetland Islands Your charter flight lands in or departs from Eduardo Frei Montalva Station on King George Island, the Chilean air base for Antarctica expeditions with flight options over the Drake Passage. Lying within the Fildes Peninsula, where Chile laid claim to Antarctic territory, the base is an important research station. Made up of over 40 buildings that include a school, bank, hospital and post office, it resembles more a small village than a base. King George Island has come to be known as the unofficial capital of Antarctica with its various research stations located on the island. As a haven for an incredible amount of wildlife, including chinstrap and Gentoo penguins, and elephant, leopard and Weddell seals, it’s a prime locale for scientific research.

Day 7: At Sea

Spend the day on the high seas pampering yourself at the spa or enjoying some time on deck. Mingle with your fellow explorers and swap stories of your exploits, making plans for new ones together once you get to shore
 

Day 8: South Orkney Islands

In 1821, British and American sealers George Powell and Nathaniel Palmer discovered the South Orkney Islands, lying south of the Antarctic Peninsula. While snow falls on the islands for most of the year and the landscape consists mostly of rock and ice, these islands are still rife with wildlife. Seabirds are found in abundance here, especially the beautiful snow petrel, a species that can be elusive, so keep a close eye on the skies for this enchanting bird. If you land on Coronation Island, you may catch sight of the snow petrel, as this is its main breeding ground. From December to January, Weddell seals can be found swimming throughout the icy surrounding waters. Other possible landings may include Laurie Island, Signy Island and Shingle Cove.

CAPTAIN’S CHOICE — Captain’s Choice landings add to the sense of exploration and an element of surprise. Your Captain takes you to the best areas for wildlife viewing and expertly navigates to remote and hidden landings for a more intimate destination immersion. All expedition itineraries are subject to change based on weather conditions to ensure a safe expedition

Day 9: At Sea

Spend the day on the high seas pampering yourself at the spa or enjoying some time on deck. Mingle with your fellow explorers and swap stories of your exploits, making plans for new ones together once you get to shore

Day 10 & 11: South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands

Enter the empire of the regal king penguin, standing tall above his brethren amid fields of tussock grass and rugged cliffs. From the extraordinary wildlife found in Gold Harbor, such as elephant seals and hundreds of Gentoo penguins, to the lush scenes of Stromness Bay, Salisbury Plain and Cooper Bay, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands invite you to discover the world anew. These lands contain the intrepid history of polar exploration and call out for you to discover that they still hold more. It’s an endeavor best experienced alongside your expert expedition team and fellow adventurous spirits. Traverse the pristine beauty of these diverse environments, feeling a greater sense of connection as you follow the migrations of incredible marine and wildlife. CAPTAIN’S CHOICE - Your Captain and expedition team will work together to communicate wildlife sightings and bring you as close as safely possible to extraordinary views, creating a spontaneous sense of exploration. Each day is a new adventure as your Captain expertly navigates our yacht into remote and hidden landings for a more intimate destination immersion. All expeditions are subject to change to ensure the safest and best expedition possible.

Day 12: At Sea

Spend the day on the high seas pampering yourself at the spa or enjoying some time on deck. Mingle with your fellow explorers and swap stories of your exploits, making plans for new ones together once you get to shore

Day 13: South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands

Enter the empire of the regal king penguin, standing tall above his brethren amid fields of tussock grass and rugged cliffs. From the extraordinary wildlife found in Gold Harbor, such as elephant seals and hundreds of Gentoo penguins, to the lush scenes of Stromness Bay, Salisbury Plain and Cooper Bay, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands invite you to discover the world anew. These lands contain the intrepid history of polar exploration and call out for you to discover that they still hold more. It’s an endeavor best experienced alongside your expert expedition team and fellow adventurous spirits. Traverse the pristine beauty of these diverse environments, feeling a greater sense of connection as you follow the migrations of incredible marine and wildlife. CAPTAIN’S CHOICE - Your Captain and expedition team will work together to communicate wildlife sightings and bring you as close as safely possible to extraordinary views, creating a spontaneous sense of exploration. Each day is a new adventure as your Captain expertly navigates our yacht into remote and hidden landings for a more intimate destination immersion. All expeditions are subject to change to ensure the safest and best expedition possible.

Day 14 & 15: At Sea

Spend the day on the high seas pampering yourself at the spa or enjoying some time on deck. Mingle with your fellow explorers and swap stories of your exploits, making plans for new ones together once you get to shore

Day 16: Port Stanley, Falkland Islands

Although small, Port Stanley contains a big personality. Its signature landmark, the famous whale bone arch, speaks volumes about this eccentric and rarely visited destination. The colorful, small town lies on the Falkland Islands, a hot spot and haven for watching Magellanic penguins. The Malvinas call to every adventurer with an abundance of pubs, eateries and historic attractions to explore. Visit the Historic Dockyard Museum, a one-stop site to learn about life in the camp, Antarctic connections and the 1982 war with Argentina.

CAPTAIN’S CHOICE — Captain’s Choice landings add to the sense of exploration and an element of surprise. Your Captain takes you to the best areas for wildlife viewing and expertly navigates to remote and hidden landings for a more intimate destination immersion. All expedition itineraries are subject to change based on weather conditions to ensure a safe expedition.

Day 17: New Island, Falkland Islands

Among the seaside cliffs of Settlement Rookery, black-browed albatrosses, king cormorants and rockhopper penguins make their homes. From peregrine falcons to skuas to thin-billed prions, the island is the breeding ground for more than 40 species of birds. Around the island, sea lions and fur seals can be found aplenty. Swimming in the inshore waters you can find Peale’s dolphins as they breed. Sweeping scenes of tussock, cinnamon and blue couch grass create expansive landscapes that inspire a sense of wonder.

CAPTAIN’S CHOICE — Captain’s Choice landings add to the sense of exploration and an element of surprise. Your Captain takes you to the best areas for wildlife viewing and expertly navigates to remote and hidden landings for a more intimate destination immersion. All expedition itineraries are subject to change based on weather conditions to ensure a safe expedition.

Day 18: At Sea

Spend the day on the high seas pampering yourself at the spa or enjoying some time on deck. Mingle with your fellow explorers and swap stories of your exploits, making plans for new ones together once you get to shore

Day 19: Ushuaia

Although its nickname the "End of the World" - derived from its location along the southernmost tip of South America among the Tierra del Fuego archipelago - Ushuaia is far from the end of any adventure. Where the Andes meet the Beagle Channel and the snow-capped Martial Mountains sit behind a sprawling city of colorful buildings, lies a lively town ready and waiting to take you on the thrill ride of a lifetime. Scenes like Parque Yatana give you the chance to immerse yourself in the rich, indigenous culture.

Itinerary Map

Ushuaia Roundtrip 18 Nights

19 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

19 Day Antartida Itinerary Does not Include

    19 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
    • 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.
    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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