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Sea and sand
$14,495
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Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake

8 Day Itinerary aboard Island Sky
  • Explore Antarctica's wildlife
  • Fly over the Drake Passage
  • Look for Neko Harbor's icebergs
  • Zodiac cruise around Pleneau Island
Fly over the Drake Passage and experience the fastest and most direct way to Antarctica in this 8-day cruise to the 7th continent. Set sail for the Antarctic Peninsula and keep your camera ready as you cruise in a Zodiac in search of whales, seabirds, penguins, and icebergs.
Activities: Fly Cruise, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: King George Island, Neko Harbor, Pleneau Bay, Punta Arenas, Santiago, South Shetland Islands
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Antarctic Sunrise
$8,995
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Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake

8 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Adventurer
  • Fly over the Drake Passage
  • Explore Antarctica´s wildlife
  • Zodiac cruise around Pleneau Island
  • View Neko Harbor´s icebergs
Explore King George Island and the Antarctic Peninsula, skipping the Drake Passage on this 8-day polar experience. Zodiac cruise in search of whales, seabirds, and astounding icebergs, and enjoy daily landing excursions in the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands.
Activities: Adventure Options, Fly Cruise, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: King George Island, Petermann Island, Pleneau Bay, Punta Arenas, South Shetland Islands
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Sea Explorer Air Cruises
$13,995
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Polar Circle Air Cruise

10 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Nova Air Cruises
  • Attempt to cross the Polar Circle
  • Cruise along fjords & icebergs
  • Search for polar wildlife
  • View presentations by polar guides
Jumping over Cape Horn and the mythical waters of the Drake Passage by air, this 10-day adventure takes you to one of the most spectacular and most remote places on earth - Antarctica. Sail to the far south and be one of the few adventurous travelers to cross the Antarctic Circle.
Activities: Fly Cruise, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica, Chile, Patagonia, South America, Antarctic Polar Circle, King George Island, Punta Arenas
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$12,995
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Classic Antarctica Air Cruise

8 Day Itinerary aboard Hebridean Sky Air Cruises
  • Sail along fjords and icebergs
  • Attend lectures and presentations
  • Search for whales, penguins & seals
  • Explore Chile's Frei Station
Fly over the Drake Passage and board the Hebridean Sky on King George Island. Spend your time searching for wildlife, cruising along fjords, exploring the polar landscape, and attending lectures by your expert polar guides. No two trips to Antarctica are the same - enjoy the adventure!
Activities: Fly Cruise, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica, Chile, Patagonia, South America, King George Island, Punta Arenas
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$10,795
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Classic Antarctica Air Cruise

8 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Nova Air Cruises
  • Cruise the South Shetland Islands
  • View penguins, seals, and whales
  • Attend lectures and presentations
  • Explore the Antarctic landscape
Embark on this 8-day Antarctic adventure with Ocean Nova Air Cruises. Fly over the Drake Passage from Punta Arenas to King George Island where you meet your ship. Cruise between the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula as you search for wildilfe and explore the surrounding landscape.
Activities: Fly Cruise, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica, Chile, Patagonia, South America, King George Island, Punta Arenas
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Gentoo penguin
$11,695
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Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake

7 Day Itinerary aboard Island Sky
  • Look for icebergs on Pleneau Island
  • Zodiac cruise in search of wildlife
  • Admire the Antarctic landscapes
  • Meet Antarctica´s penguins & seals
Begin your 7-day exploration crossing the Drake Passage by flight and land at South Georgia Island. Board the Island Sky and sail for the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands. Enjoy daily land excursions and Zodiac cruising in search of whales, penguins, and icebergs.
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: King George Island, Neko Harbor, Pleneau Bay, Punta Arenas, Santiago, South Shetland Islands
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A polar landscape
$7,950
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Antarctic Peninsula

11 Day Itinerary aboard Ortelius
  • Cross the infamous Drake Passage
  • Find up to 7 species of penguin
  • Whale watch in the Lemaire Channel
  • Set foot on the Antarctic Continent
Experience the isolated beauty of the planet's frozen continent aboard the Ortelius on this 11-day Antarctic cruise. View stunning wildlife and learn about the history of Antarctica as you sail across the Drake Passage, cruise among icebergs, and explore the Antarctic Peninsula.
Activities: Adventure Options, Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Cuverville Island, Drake Passage, Paradise Bay Antarctica, Pleneau Bay, Port of Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands
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Travelers catching a glimpse of a Minke Whale on a zodiac trip.
$13,360
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Journey to Antarctica - The White Continent

12 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • Encounter iconic wildlife
  • Kayak among icebergs
  • Experience the undersea Antarctic
  • See legendary landscapes & habitats
This 12-day classic Antarctica itinerary delivers huge tabular icebergs, sculptural bergs floating in pools of turquoise blue melt water, mountains rising some 9,000 feet straight up from the sea, penguins galore, abundant marine mammals and experiences like cruising through the solemn majesty of the Lemaire Channel, among many more.
Activities: Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica, Argentina, South America, Buenos Aires, Drake Passage, Port of Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands
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$11,495
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Antarctica - 'Deep South' Extended Circle Voyage

12 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Sergey Vavilov
  • Meet Antarctica's wildlife
  • Hike and explore Winter Island
  • Visit an Adelie penguin rookery
  • Sail south of the Antarctic Circle
Cross 66° 33' S latitude, which officially marks the position of the Antarctic Circle on the global map, on this 12-day 'Deep South' expedition. Board the Akademik Sergey Vavilov for a complete exploration of the Antarctic Peninsula's glaciated coastline, visiting scientific stations, historic sites, and the most spectacular natural locations.
Activities: Adventure Options, Camping, Fly Cruise, Hiking, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Antarctic Polar Circle, Drake Passage, King George Island, Petermann Island, Pleneau Bay, Port of Ushuaia, Punta Arenas
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Penguins on the Beach
$11,595
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Antarctic Express - Cruise South, Fly North

10 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Adventurer
If you’re looking for a more efficient Antarctic experience, this is it. You will cruise south across the Drake Passage and experience the first Antarctic land and wildlife sightings with your fellow shipmates. After your penguin, seal, whale, iceberg and glacier cravings have been satisfied, you’ll take the relaxing way home by flying …
Activities: Fly Cruise, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Drake Passage, King George Island, Neko Harbor, Petermann Island, Port of Ushuaia, Punta Arenas, South Shetland Islands
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The Falkland Islands from above
$10,995
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Antarctic Express - Fly South, Cruise North

10 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Adventurer
  • Save time by flying to Antarctica
  • Experience the Drake Passage
  • Explore the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Enjoy on-board lectures
Take the fastest route to Antarctica – a three-hour flight – and enjoy your first glimpse of the continent from the air, a unique introduction to the vast and dramatic landscape that remains one of the last unspoiled regions in the world. Continue your journey on ship, where a 9-day adventure beyond your wildest imagination awaits.
Activities: Adventure Options, Fly Cruise, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica, Chile, Patagonia, South America, Drake Passage, King George Island, Petermann Island, Pleneau Bay, Port of Ushuaia, Punta Arenas, South Shetland Islands
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An ocean of icebergs.
$7,990
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Polar Circle Quest

12 Day Itinerary aboard MV Ushuaia
  • Discover the Antarctic peninsula
  • Spot varied wildlife
  • Enjoy a full program of lectures
  • Explore south for the Polar Circle
This 12-day polar voyage on the MV Ushuaia sails to the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands from Ushuaia, Argentina. Conditions permitting, explore south of the Lemaire Channel in quest of the Polar Circle.
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica, Antarctic Polar Circle, Drake Passage, Port of Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands
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A specatular iceberg off the coast of Antarctica
$6,295
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Classic Antarctica

Antarctic Peninsula - 13 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Spirit (PO)
  • Journey to the land of superlatives
  • Cross the Antarctic Convergence
  • Stop at abundant wildlife areas
  • Visit wild South Shetland Islands
This 13-day Classic Antarctica expedition on the Sea Spirit offers the essential experiences of the wildest and most fantastic place on Earth. The cruise begins in the city of Ushuaia – the southernmost city in the world. Cross the Drake Passage on your way to the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica, Argentina, Patagonia, South America, Beagle Channel, Drake Passage, Lemaire Channel, Neko Harbor, Paradise Bay Antarctica, Port of Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands, Wilhelmina Bay Antarctica
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Explore remote shores in your zodiacs
$14,595
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Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle

11 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Adventurer
  • Explore the South Shetland Islands
  • Look for whales and seabirds
  • Enjoy daily land excursions
  • Cross the Circle and reach 66º33´ S
Immerse yourself in the Antarctic environment and experience a roller coaster of emotions on this 11-day cruise aboard the Sea Adventurer. Visit King George Island and set sail for the Antarctic Peninsula. Cross the Antarctic Circle and reach 66º33´ S; feel the pride in knowing you have made it to a part of the world visited by very few people.
Activities: Camping, Expedition Cruises, Fly Cruise, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Antarctic Polar Circle, King George Island, Petermann Island, Pleneau Bay, Punta Arenas, South Shetland Islands
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The penguins line up as you cruise by
$10,695
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Quest for the Antarctic Circle

11 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Ioffe
  • Visit King George Island
  • Navigate into the Bransfield Strait
  • Sail south of the Antarctic Circle
  • Explore the Antarctic Peninsula
For a relatively short voyage, this 11-day trip packs a serious punch and offers fantastic scenery, wildlife, historic, and scientific interest. Visit several of Antarctica's classic locations such as Petermann Island, the Lemaire Channel, and King George Island, and enjoy daily explorations by foot and Zodiac to the most incredible spots.
Activities: Adventure Options, Camping, Fly Cruise, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Antarctica Peninsula, Gerlache Strait, King George Island, Lemaire Channel, Punta Arenas, South Shetland Islands, Stanley
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Kayaking close to the seal
$10,095
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Quest for the Antarctic Circle

11 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Sergey Vavilov
  • Visit snowy King George Island
  • Sail south of the Antarctic Circle
  • Explore the continent´s coastline
  • Encounter Adelie penguin rookeries
Sail the frozen waters of the Antarctic peninsula to King George Island on this 11-day Antarctica cruise. Begin your journey in Punta Arenas and fly to Port Stanley before embarking Akademik Sergey Vavilov and setting sail to the Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctic Circle, and South Shetland Islands.
Activities: Adventure Options, Camping, Fly Cruise, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Antarctica Peninsula, Gerlache Strait, King George Island, Lemaire Channel, Punta Arenas, South Shetland Islands, Stanley
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A penguin colony hanging out on the ice.
$5,780
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Classic Antarctica

11 Day Itinerary aboard MV Ushuaia
  • Explore vast penguin rookeries
  • Sail into Deception Island
  • View minke, orca, & humpback whales
  • Navigate narrow passages
The Antarctic Peninsula’s remarkable history provides you with a type of excitement often only associated with the early explorers. This amazing 11-day Antarctic cruise on the MV Ushuaia allows plenty of time to explore its amazing scenery, a pristine wilderness of snow, ice, mountains and waterways, and an incredible wide variety of wildlife.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica, Drake Passage, Port of Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands
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Lemaire channel reflection
$7,950
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Antarctic Peninsula

11 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • Sail across the Drake Passage
  • Cruise between icebergs & fjords
  • Observe penguins, albatross & more
  • Enjoy trips ashore each day
The great star-actors of Antarctica are the penguins and in total seven species could appear before your very own eyes on this special 11-day Antarctic cruise. This classic Antarctic cruise to the Antarctic Peninsula is a popular way to maximize your polar voyage experience.
Activities: Adventure Options, Camping, Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Antarctica Peninsula, Cuverville Island, Deception Island Antarctica, Drake Passage, Half Moon Island, Neko Harbor, Paradise Bay Antarctica, Petermann Island, Pleneau Bay, Port Lockroy, Port of Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands
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