Antarctica - Off the Beaten Path Cruise

Skiing down the the unique snowy slopes.
Daisy Gilardini
Kayaking through the icy waters.
Peyton McCollum
Humpback whale dive
Pair of King penguins on an Antarctica cruise
An ocean of icebergs.
Daisy Gilardini
Relax in the luxurious sauna.
Daisy Gilardini
Enjoy delicious meals in the dining room.

Day 1

Embark in Ushuaia

Today is the first day of your adventure. As you board the One Ocean Navigator in Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost city at the tip of Argentina, and start to become familiar with your home for the next 13 days you cannot help but wonder about the exciting journey ahead. In the early evening, set sail and begin your voyage leaving behind Ushuaia and charting a course through the Beagle Channel.

Days 2-3

Drake Passage

Crossing the Drake Passage, there is so much excitement in the air as you make your way ever closer to the white continent. Guests eagerly soak up the friendly atmosphere onboard, as numerous Polar experts and educational professionals prepare you for your adventures with presentations and courses on everything Antarctic, from wildlife and history, to first aid and snow safety. Eventually, cross the Antarctic Convergence where you will notice a distinct drop in temperature as you enter the waters of the Antarctic Ocean. Along the way, witness many spectacular sights from icebergs to an array of seabirds and even several whale species some of which are known on occasion to breach from the sea.

Days 4-10

Antarctic Peninsula

In the waterways of the Antarctic Peninsula, take as much time as possible to explore by inflatable Zodiacs to incorporate the expedition goals and marvel up close at nature’s glory. Planned excursions may include Neko Harbour, Wilhelmina Bay and the southerly Petermann Island, where you will observe Weddell, crabeater and elephant seals, skuas and other seabirds as well as a shocking abundance of penguins including some very large colonies of the comical Adélie penguin.

Amongst these varied landing sites and extraordinary bays for cruising, find ourselves delving into expedition field photography program as well as the hiking, snow shoeing, sea kayaking, cross country skiing and mountaineering/ski touring. Using the weather as our guide, endeavor to extend yourselves beyond the standard limits of expedition cruising itineraries. With a flexible hospitality team you are able to spend more time onshore in a chosen environment to meet all of your expeditionary goals.

Once alongside the peninsula plan to launch for an overnight kayaking experience. After packing the kayaks with the necessary gear for this adventure leave the ship and paddle into a chosen destination. Once you land expect to spend about 2/3 hours stretching legs and exploring. Some may ascend to a walk-able summit to take in the views, and massive icebergs in every direction. You will also look for a possible campsite and assemble tents for the wonderful experience of overnight kayak camping in Antarctica.

The next morning pack the gear, jump into the kayaks and paddle for a few hours before rejoining the fellow travelers on board the ship. Specifics for the mountaineering and ski touring program will also depend on weather and avalanche safety. With a focus on the experience rather than the number of penguins seen, you have the flexibility to take your time to launch outdoor pursuits in the right area for the required length of duration.

Days 11-12

Drake Passage

As you leave this magical place and make your way north, heading again across the Antarctic Convergence and the Drake Passage before rounding Cape Horn, no doubt that time will be spent sharing and reflecting on the wonderful experiences of the last few days. This sailing time is optimal for reviewing your newfound ‘field photography’ skills and learning more from our onboard presentation staff and educational experts. Sailing up the Beagle Channel, celebrate the conclusion of your Polar expedition with a special dinner onboard.

Day 13

  • Breakfast

Disembark in Ushuaia

In the early morning, arrive back in Ushuaia. It is time to say farewell to your crew and fellow travelers. Guests will be transported to their hotels or to the airport for return flights home.
 Main Deck TripleTwin Semi-PrivateTwin PrivateSuperiorShackleton SuiteOne Ocean Suite
Optional Kayaking: $795
Optional Camping: Complimentary
Skiing: $750
$750 OFF
Early Booking Bonus- Book this select departure and receive $750 in air credit!
2015 : Nov 10
These special offers are applicable only to new bookings.
Discounts are subject to availability, so contact us for more details.
- Rates are quoted in U.S. dollars and represent costs per person, double or triple occupancy. Request the Twin or Triple Share Program where you are matched with a cabin mate of the same gender. Even if a cabin mate is not found for you, no single supplement will be charged.
- Standard twin cabins are available for single occupancy at 1.5 times the shared price, suites for 2 times the shared price.
Special Adventure Activities
Sea Kayaking – pre-booked option, fee of $795 US
Overnight Sea Kayaking – pre-booked option for those already enrolled in the standard sea kayak program. Additional fee of $300 US, sea kayak and camping experience is necessary and participation in this option is dependent upon OOE Sea Kayak Guide approval onboard.
Mountaineering/Ski Touring – pre-booked option, fee of $750 US, experience essential and participation in this option is dependent upon OOE Mountaineering/Ski Touring Guide approval onboard. Gear is not provided by OOE. Please review the required gear list prior to departure.
Snowshoeing – pre-booked option, fee of $45 US, gear is provided.
Expedition Field Photography - pre-booked option, fee of $45 US.
Overnight Camping - no pre-booking necessary, no additional fee, gear is provided
Hiking - no pre-booking necessary, no additional fee