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Kayaking close to the seal
$10,695
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Quest for the Antarctic Circle

12 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
Activities: Adventure Options, Camping, Fly Cruise, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Explore the historic White Continent on this 11-day small ship Antarctica cruise. Begin your journey in Punta Arenas and fly to Port Stanley in the Falkland Islands to embark Akademik Sergey Vavilov. Set sail for the Drake Passage, King George Island, and legendary Antarctica, itself. As you …
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Visit remote outposts on an Antarctic voyage
$9,500
Save $1000
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Antarctic Explorer - Fly/Sail

Punta Arenas to Ushuaia - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Polar Pioneer
  • Observe large penguin colonies
  • Get up close with tabular icebergs
  • Enjoy exciting shore excursions
  • Enjoy long summer days
Activities: Adventure Options, Fly Cruise, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Experience the best of Antarctica on this 11-day fly and sail cruise adventure from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia. Enjoy land visits to historic research huts and working scientific stations, as well asdaily shore visits and Zodiac cruises surrounded by massive icebergs, ancient glaciers, pristine beauty …
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A seal sits on snow.
$5,780
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Classic Antarctica

11 Day Itinerary aboard MV Ushuaia
  • Sail the Drake Passage
  • Explore the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Navigate beautiful waterways
  • Visit an Antarctic station
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Arrive in Ushuaia and meet your vessel the MV Ushuaia for your 11-day polar adventure. Begin your crossing of the Drake Passage, named after Sir Frances Drake who sailed these waters in 1578. Be sure to keep your eyes open for wildlife such as sea birds, whales, and seals. Icebergs and snow-capped …
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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
Activities: Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Begin your 11-day Antarctic adventure in Ushuaia, Argentina where you board the MV Plancius. Cross the infamous Drake Passage and head towards the Antarctic Peninsula. Search for wildlife such as albatross, penguins, whales, and seals while sailing through the Antarctic waters and amongst icebergs. …
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Camping in Antarctica
$14,195
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Antarctica - 'Deep South' (Extended Circle Voyage)

14 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Sergey Vavilov
  • Hike along Paradise Harbour
  • Discover Petermann Island
  • Visit a working scientific base
  • Camp in the Antarctic
Activities: Adventure Options, Camping, Fly Cruise, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
This special journey takes you further south than at any other time in the season. By flying to King George Island in Antarctica at the start of the voyage, you save two days on the ocean crossing. The time you save by flying south allows for a more substantial exploration below the Antarctic …
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An iceburg curves with the horizon
$14,495
Save $3000
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Classic Antarctica

12 Day Itinerary aboard Le Lyrial
  • Discover Antarctica's wildlife
  • Trek at Cerro Alarken Reserve
  • Learn more about this region
  • Visit the South Shetland Islands
  • Hike along magical landscapes
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Spa & Relaxing, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Join a world-renowned Expedition Team on Le Lyrial for a 12-day voyage to the unparalleled White Continent, which you explore for five days during the very best of the Antarctic spring and summer seasons. Admire the scenic views of Ushuaia and the Beagle Channel. Enjoy enriching lectures from …
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Sea kayaking in Antarctica
$9,395
Save 20%-25%
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Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent

12 Day Itinerary aboard World Explorer
  • Enjoy Argentinean wines
  • Search for southern seal species
  • Trek up snowy pathways
  • Experience abundant wildlife
Activities: Adventure Options, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Board the spacious and comfortable World Explorer and experience a perfect adventure for first-time visitors to Antarctica.Spend 12 days exploring the wilderness of the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula, Zodiac cruise through sea ice, witness penguins building their nests, and …
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A majestic view from the kayak
$8,695
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Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent

12 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Adventurer (Sea Adventurer)
  • Explore the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Learn from lecturers & specialists
  • Journey through the South Shetlands
  • Experience abundant wildlife
Activities: Adventure Options, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
This exciting Antarctic cruise voyages the famed Drake Passage, explores the wildlife rich shores of the South Shetland Islands, and makes numerous stops along the Antarctic Peninsula. A trip of a lifetime aboard the Ocean Adventurer (Sea Adventurer), join in on this 12-day Antarctic tour.
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Guests on the deck of the Ushuaia viewing the arctic landscape.
$4,770
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Classic Antarctica

10 Day Itinerary aboard MV Ushuaia
  • View vast penguin rookeries
  • Explore the pristine wilderness
  • Navigate narrow passages
  • Cross the infamous Drake Passage
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the 7th Continent - Antarctica. The remarkable history of the Antarctic Peninsula provides you with remarkable excitement as you cross the Drake Passsage. Icebergs and snow-capped mountains indicate that you have reached the South Shetland Islands, a haven for …
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Lemaire channel reflection
$6,500
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Antarctic Peninsula with South Shetland Islands

10 Day Itinerary aboard Ortelius
  • Zodiac cruise in Paradise Bay
  • Set foot on the White Continent
  • Find gentoo and chinstrap penguins
  • Observe a wide arrary of seabirds
Activities: Adventure Options, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Explore the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands on this 10-day cruise aboard the Ortelius. Feel the excitement when you spot the first icebergs as the Ortelius nears the South Shetland Islands. Discover colonies of penguins, breeding pairs of brown skuas and a myriad of other …
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A group of travellers sail around a penguin colony off the shores of Antarctica
$5,550
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Antarctic Peninsula - Whale Watching Voyage

10 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • Sail across the Drake Passage
  • Set foot on the Antarctic Continent
  • Zodiac cruise by alpine peaks
  • Observe humpback and minke whales
Activities: Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Explore the Antarctic Peninsula and enjoy the most dramatic scenery and biggest variety of wildlife in Antarctica on this special 10-day cruise. In addition, this departure is specially timed to maximize the whale watching opportunity. Voyage polar waters in search of massive and elusive whales. …
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Antarctic mountains at sunset
$16,295
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Falkland Islands, South Georgia + Antarctica

17 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Ioffe
  • Admire charming Stanley's beauty
  • Discover South Georgia
  • Visit old whaling stations
  • Explore Deception Island
Activities: Fly Cruise, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Explore spectacular Antarctica and the sub-Antarctic Falkland and South Georgia Islands. Encounter a spectacular proliferation of unique wildlife and birdlife on your journey – there are penguin rookeries with more than 100,000 nesting birds, albatrosses, and the beaches are covered with fur …
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Kayaking in antarctica
$6,295
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Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent

11 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Endeavour (QU)
  • View abundant wildlife by Zodiac
  • Explore bays & channels each day
  • Trek up snowy pathways for views
  • Watch glaciers calve into the ocean
Activities: Adventure Options, Camping, Hiking, Kayaking, Skiing, Small Ship Cruise, Stand Up Paddle Board, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Board the Ocean Endeavour in Ushuaia and begin your 11-day polar adventure! Begin by crossing the Drake Passage - the next time you see land you are in Antarctica. Enjoy zodiac excursions to explore bays, channels, and landing sites each day. Visit penguin rookeries and search for whales, seals, …
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Cruising the chilly waters in the Zodiac
$7,395
Save 20%-25%
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Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent

11 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Adventurer (Sea Adventurer)
  • Trek up snowy pathways for views
  • Zodiac ashore each day to explore
  • Watch glacier calve into the ocean
  • Explore bays & channels each day
Activities: Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Board the Ocean Adventurer (Sea Adventurer) in Ushuaia and begin your 11-day polar adventure! Begin to cross the Drake Passage -the next time you see land you are in Antarctica! Enjoy zodiac excursions to explore bays, channels, and landing sites each day. Visit penguin rookeries and search for …
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Photography during Antarctic cruise
$7,895
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Photography Series: Antarctic Explorer

11 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Adventurer (Sea Adventurer)
  • Witness iconic Antarctic wildlife
  • Cruise through crackling sea ice
  • Photograph untamed wildlife
  • Sit amidst a penguin rookery
Activities: Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
On this 11-day photographic voyage take your polar photography to the next level thanks to unique workshops and lectures and the chance to watch photo pros in action.Travel with professional polar guides to the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Penisula, two of most photographic destinations …
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Camping in the Polar regions
$8,495
Save 10%-15%
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Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent

11 Day Itinerary aboard World Explorer
  • Explore local bays and channels
  • Scout for humpback & minke whales
  • Experience a Polar Plunge swim
  • Learn from on-board specialists
Activities: Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
During this 11-day Antarctic expedition, dramatic ice formations ignite your imagination as you search the landscape for the wildlife that calls it home. Whether it’s humpback whales alongside the ship, a leopard seal diving beneath your Zodiac, penguins sliding into crystal waters from an …
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Hiking to the summit.
$5,995
Save 25%-30%
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Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent

11 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Diamond
  • Experience abundant wildlife
  • Explore bays & channels each day
  • Watch glaciers calve into the ocean
  • Zodiac ashore each day to explore
Activities: Adventure Options, Camping, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Board the Ocean Diamond in Ushuaia and begin your 11-day polar adventure! Cross the Drake Passage - the next time you see land is in Antarctica. Enjoy zodiac excursions to explore bays, channels, and landing sites each day. Visit penguin rookeries and search for whales, seals, and arctic seabirds. …
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Penguin jump in Antarctica
$6,495
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Antarctic Express

11 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Spirit
  • Sail through the Beagle Channel
  • Experience incredible Zodiac rides
  • Enjoy incomparable whale watching
  • Discover Deception Island
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
This expedition offers the perfect chance to discover the best of the Antarctic Peninsula, the last continent’s most northern region. Be delighted by penguins, seals and seabirds as they accompany you on your journey along the Antarctic coastline. Landing on the continent itself is a …
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