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Ushuaia Roundtrip - Example 20 Day Cruise aboard World Voyager
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Embark on a 20-day expedition cruise to and from Ushuaia aboard the World Voyager. Explore the diverse wonders of Antarctica, venturing beyond the Peninsula to discover South Georgia, the South Sandwich Islands, the South Shetlands, the Falklands, and the South Orkney Islands. Experience the pristine beauty of towering icebergs, rugged cliffs, and vast expanses of tussock grass while immersing yourself in the majestic wildlife habitats. Embark on exhilarating Zodiac safaris to spot Sei, fin, blue, and humpback whales, and marvel at the adorable penguin chicks as they hatch. Encounter the regal presence of King penguins in South Georgia, all amidst the crisp, cool Antarctic air.
A leopard seal stretches out on the iceChinstrap penguin sightingLooking across the Beagle Channel from UshuaiaRockhopper penguinsKing Penguins at Fortuna Bay, South Georgia
Highlights
  • Discover the incredible power of the Drake Passage and witness extraordinary wildlife on the journey to Antarctica
  • Visit King George Island, the Chilean air base for Antarctica expeditions, and witness an incredible amount of wildlife
  • Traverse the pristine beauty of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands and follow the migrations of incredible marine and wildlife.
  • Explore Ushuaia, in the rich, indigenous culture at Parque Yatana
Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.
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Day 1: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Arrive anytime in Buenos Aires and check your hotel in the afternoon. The rest of the afternoon is free for you to do as you please before resting up for your journey the next day.

Day 2: Fly Buenos Aires to Ushuaia | Embark

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Wake up early this morning to catch your charter flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, which departs between 7:30 and 8:00 a.m.; transportation from your hotel to the airport is provided.

Although its nickname is 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, a lively town ready to take you on the thrill ride of a lifetime. Scenes like Parque Yatana allow you to immerse yourself in the rich, indigenous culture.

Day 3-4: Drake Passage Navigation

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  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
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 incredible 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 the cold southern ocean meets warm northern sea water creates powerful currents that test your mettle.

But the rewards for the journeyer who braves these waters do not compare. Meeting warm and cold waters creates an environment that attracts extraordinary wildlife. The 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. The channel is sometimes 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 can 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 5-6: Exploring Antarctica - Captain's Choice

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  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Nicknamed The White Continent for its vast expanse of icebergs, snow, and glaciers, Antarctica is often the final frontier for experienced explorers to conquer. You may set foot on sites like Beak Island, Brown Bluff, Cierva Cove, Hidden Bay, and many more as you navigate Antarctic waters. Each landing throughout the continent offers its unique landscape, from expansive tundra to rugged mountain peaks, all beckoning you to follow the paths 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 7: King George Island, South Shetland Islands

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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. If your expedition begins or ends here, then your charter flight lands in or departs from Eduardo Frei Montalva Station, 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.

Day 8: At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend the day on the high seas pampering yourself at the spa or enjoying some time on deck. Mingle with fellow explorers and swap stories of your exploits, making plans for new ones once you get to shore.

Day 9: Exploring the South Orkney Islands - Captain’s Choice, Antarctica

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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 abundant 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. Weddell seals can swim through the icy surrounding waters from December to January. 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 10: At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend the day on the high seas pampering yourself at the spa or enjoying some time on deck. Mingle with fellow explorers and swap stories of your exploits, making plans for new ones once you get to shore.

Day 11-12: Exploring South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands - Captain’s Choice

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  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
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 the yacht into remote, hidden landings for a more intimate destination immersion. All expeditions are subject to change to ensure the safest and best expedition possible.

Day 13: At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend the day on the high seas pampering yourself at the spa or enjoying some time on deck. Mingle with fellow explorers and swap stories of your exploits, making plans for new ones once you get to shore.

Day 14: Exploring South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands - Captain’s Choice

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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 the yacht into remote, hidden landings for a more intimate destination immersion. All expeditions are subject to change to ensure the safest and best expedition possible.

Day 15-16: At Sea

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Spend the day on the high seas pampering yourself at the spa or enjoying some time on deck. Mingle with fellow explorers and swap stories of your exploits, making plans for new ones once you get to shore.

Day 17: Port Stanley, Falkland Islands

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Although small, Port Stanley has a big personality. Its signature landmark, the famous whalebone 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 abundant 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 18: New Island, Falkland Islands

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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 discover 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 19: At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend the day on the high seas pampering yourself at the spa or enjoying some time on deck. Mingle with fellow explorers and swap stories of your exploits, making plans for new ones once you get to shore.

Day 20: Ushuaia, Argentina | Disembark | Fly to Buenos Aires

  • 1 Breakfast
Bid farewell to the expedition team and fellow travelers as you disembark in Ushuaia today. Then, head to the airport for your flight home; transportation from the ship to the airport is provided. Your charter flight departs at approximately 1 p.m. and should arrive at approximately 4:30 p.m. (though this may vary). Booking flights from Buenos Aires no earlier than 8 p.m. is recommended.

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Hoziron Bathroom
Spa Lounge

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Adventure Oceanview Stateroom
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Adventure Oceanview Stateroom (AO)
Located: Deck 3 Occupancy: Up to 2 guests • 183 sq. ft. • Sitting area with chair, desk and TV
Horizon Stateroom
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Horizon Stateroom (A2)
Located: Deck 5 and 6 Occupancy: Up to 2 guests • 270 sq. ft. including floor-to-ceiling Juliette Balcony with top-drop electric window • Sitting area with sofa and TV
Horizon Stateroom
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Horizon Stateroom (A1)
Located: Deck 5 and 6 Occupancy: Up to 2 guests • 270 sq. ft. including floor-to-ceiling Juliette Balcony with top-drop electric window • Sitting area with sofa and TV
Veranda Stateroom
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Veranda Stateroom (B2)
Located: Deck 5 and 6 Occupancy: Up to 2 guests • 270 sq. ft. (including balcony) • Sitting area with sofa and TV
Veranda Stateroom
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Veranda Stateroom (B1)
Located: Deck 5 and 6 Occupancy: Up to 2 guests • 270 sq. ft. (including balcony) • Sitting area with sofa and TV
Veranda Deluxe Stateroom
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Veranda Deluxe Stateroom (E2)
Located: Deck 6 Occupancy: Up to 3 guests • 300 sq. ft. (including balcony) • Living room with sofa and vanity
Horizon Deluxe Stateroom
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Horizon Deluxe Stateroom (E1)
Located: Deck 6 Occupancy: Up to 2 guests • 300 sq. ft. including floor-to-ceiling Juliette • Balcony with top-drop electric window • Interior seating area with sofa and TV
Journey Suite
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Journey Suite (JS)
Located: Deck 5 and 6 Occupancy: Up to 3 guests • 382 sq. ft. • Oversized private balcony with teak furnishings • Walk-in closet and wardrobe • Living room with sofa and vanity • Includes 2 wall-mounted TVs with “infotainment” system
Discovery Suite
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Discovery Suite (DS)
Located: Deck 5 Occupancy: Up to 2 guests • 445 sq. ft. • Oversized private balcony with teak furnishings • Walk-in closet and wardrobe • Living room with sofa and vanity • Includes 2 wall-mounted TVs with “infotainment” system
Navigator Suite
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Navigator Suite (NS)
Located: Deck 5 and 6 Occupancy: Up to 3 guests • 465 sq. ft. • Oversized private balcony with teak furnishings • Double sinks and tub • Walk-in closet and wardrobe • Living room with sofa and vanity • Includes 2 wall-mounted TVs with “infotainment” system
Included
  • 19 Breakfasts, 18 Lunches, 18 Dinners
  • 19 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Pre-Paid Gratuities
  • Unlimited beverages, including fine wines, spirits and craft beers
  • Open bars and lounges, including 24-hour bar service with specialty canapes
  • In-room minibar with your preferences
  • Specialty coffees, teas and fresh-pressed juices
  • Champagne and gourmet canapes during meet and greet
  • 24-hour room service, including spirits, wine and beer
  • L'OCCITANE bath amenities
  • 1-Night Pre-Cruise Hotel Stay on Antarctica Expeditions
  • 1-Night Post-Cruise Hotel Stay on select Antarctica Expeditions
  • Private Charter Jet Service
Excluded
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Buenos Aires Hotel tax (up to $2 per person/night) - paid at checkout
  • Medical and Evacuation insurance coverage.
  • Port charges and fees

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