Classic Antarctica

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The Peninsula offers dramatic scenery and the greatest variety of wildlife in Antarctica. This adventurous voyage also offers an unequalled introduction to the stunning scenery of the Great White Continent.

Highlights
  • Enjoy shore landings and Zodiac cruises past glistening icebergsSpot adelie, gentoo and chinstrap penguinsEncounter a wealth of wildlife including seals, seabirds and whalesMarvel at towering mountains and exquisite blue-hued icebergsCross the fabled Drake Passage en route from Ushuaia, ArgentinaChoose from a range of adventure options
  • Enjoy shore landings and Zodiac cruises past glistening icebergs
  • Spot adelie, gentoo and chinstrap penguins
  • Encounter a wealth of wildlife including seals, seabirds and whales
  • Marvel at towering mountains and exquisite blue-hued icebergs
  • Cross the fabled Drake Passage en route from Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Choose from a range of adventure options
Destinations
  • Antarctica
  • Polar
Tour Types
  • Cruise
  • Adventure
  • Wildlife
  • Polar
Day 1

Day 1: Ushuaia, Argentina. With a population of more than 63,000, Ushuaia is the southernmost city in the world. Although the city has grown during the past few years, it retains an easygoing and accessible feel. Surrounded by the sea to the south and the mountains to the north, Ushuaia is a spectacular departure point for your Antarctic cruise. Overnight at a hotel in Ushuaia.



Day 2

Day 2: Embarkation day. After embarkation in the late afternoon, you will cruise down the historic Beagle Channel towards open sea. Stay on deck to keep watch for seabirds, penguins and rainbows.



Day 3

Days 3-4: Crossing the Drake Passage. Prepare for rough water, but do not be disappointed if your crossing is smooth sailing. The Drake is always changing and provides excellent opportunities for spotting seabirds, including many species of albatross and petrels.



Day 4

Days 5-8: South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula. Explore the highlights of the Antarctic Peninsula. Many factors play a role in shaping the expedition's itinerary, including sea, ice and weather conditions, but the plan is to take Zodiac excursions from the ship at least twice a day. You will have the opportunity to explore local bays, channels and landing sites. Visit penguin rookeries, scout for humpback and minke whales, and search for a number of southern seal species, including the cunning leopard seal. Perhaps you'll feel salt spray on your face as the Zodiac weaves in and around grounded icebergs in Pleneau Bay. You could scramble to the top of a craggy ridge on Danco Island or visit the remote British post office at Port Lockroy. Listen to the boom of a calving glacier in Neko Harbour or sit quietly on a pebble beach as penguin chicks squabble around you. If you’re feeling brave, take to the icy waters for a memorable Polar plunge! Each day will be different, with your Expedition Team on hand throughout to entertain and educate you about this fascinating part of the world.



Day 5

Days 9-10: Drake Passage. The journey back across the Drake Passage provides final opportunities to enjoy the crisp Antarctic air. Spend time on the deck, watching for seabirds and scouting for whales, enjoy presentations by your Expedition Team, or simply relax and reminisce about your experiences.



  • Shipboard accommodationAll breakfasts, lunches & dinners on boardTea & coffee available around the clockAll Zodiac transfers, cruising & shore landings Presentations by the Expedition Team and guest speakers Loan of rubber boots during voyageAll miscellaneous service taxes and port charges24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holidayNo surcharge guaranteeFull financial protection
  • Shipboard accommodation
  • All breakfasts, lunches & dinners on board
  • Tea & coffee available around the clock
  • All Zodiac transfers, cruising & shore landings
  • Presentations by the Expedition Team and guest speakers
  • Loan of rubber boots during voyage
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection

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