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Icebergs at sunset
$13,395
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Classic Antarctica Air Cruise

8 Day Itinerary aboard Magellan Explorer
  • Cruise the South Shetland Islands
  • View penguins, seals, and whales
  • Attend lectures and presentations
  • Explore the Antarctic landscape
Activities:
Fly Cruise, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Flying over Cape Horn and the mythical waters of the Drake Passage, you are invited on this 8-day adventure to one of the coldest, highest, windiest, driest, and most inhospitable places - Antarctica. In a little over three hours of flying from Punta Arenas to King George Island, find yourself at …
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Nights in Ushuaia
$15,080
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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
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This journey to the "White Continent" offers six days of exploration on the incomparably beautiful Antarctic Peninsula and the surrounding islands and waterways. The sights, sounds and emotions stay in your mind forever — enormous tabular icebergs, hillsides covered with thousands …
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Leopard Seal
$7,650
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Antarctica - Discovery and Learning Voyage

11 Day Itinerary aboard MV Hondius
  • Sail across the Drake Passage
  • Set foot on the Antarctic Continent
  • Zodiac cruise by alpine peaks
  • Explore the South Shetland Islands
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the Antarctic Peninsula and enjoy the most dramatic scenery and the widest variety of wildlife in Antarctica on this special 11-day cruise. Visit the volcanic islands of the South Shetlands and explore the wide variety of flora and fauna in South Shetland.This classic route to the Antarctic …
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Beautiful Ushuaia
$20,500
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Classic Antarctica - Holiday Edition

Punta Arenas to Punta Arenas - 16 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Cloud
  • Marvel at spectacular glaciers
  • Encounter abundant penguins
  • Visit the incredible mainland
  • Watch for a variety of whales
Starts/ Ends in:
Punta Arenas / Punta Arenas
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
If you have always dreamt of a white Christmas, then this is the answer. Explore the rolling moorland of the Punta Arenas and marvel at the overwhelming icebergs Antarctica offers. Visit historic sites of the early explorers and the remains of impressive whaling operations as sea-lions, seals, …
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Gathering on the deck for stunning views in fair weather.
$22,795
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Antarctica Complete

23 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • Cruise by a Zodiac
  • Step ashore on the Antarctic
  • Glide on kayaking adventures
  • Watch for wildlife
Starts/ Ends in:
Santiago / Puerto Williams
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join this epic journey to experience the wonders of Antarctica including crossing south of the Antarctic Circle on a 22-day adventure with Greg Mortimer. In South Georgia, photograph the staggeringly impressive jagged mountain vistas and walk through some of the world’s largest king penguin …
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Stunning reflections in the Lemaire channel
$12,495
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Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent

11 Day Itinerary aboard Ultramarine
  • Sail the Drake Passage
  • Visit penguin rookeries
  • Explore by Zodiacs
  • Hike pathways with panoramic views
  • Take the Polar Plunge
  • Enjoy Flightseeing tours
Starts/ Ends in:
Buenos Aires / Buenos Aires
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Helicopter Tour, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This classicAntarctic explorervoyage gives you the best of the stunning Antarctic Peninsula in 11 days. Conquer the famed Drake Passage in a pioneering new vessel,Ultramarine. This purpose-built vessel is designed to extend the boundaries of polar exploration and offer an unmatched Antarctic …
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Pair of King penguins on an Antarctica cruise
$17,895
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Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica: Explorers and Kings

20 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Diamond
  • Zodiac around the Falkland Islands
  • Watch for whales and seals
  • Hike the Antarctic landscape
  • Partake in optional kayaking
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This extended 20-day Antarctic expedition encompasses the wildlife paradise of South Georgia, the remote Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), as well as the extraordinary beauty of the Antarctic Peninsula. Experience a great diversity of environments and landscapes which provide unprecedented …
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Admire Antarctic fur seals
$11,250
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Antarctica, South Georgia & Falkland Islands

2022 - 19 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Victory
  • Cross the infamous Drake Passage
  • Set foot on the Antarctic peninsula
  • Discover abundant wildlife
  • Learn the history of the region
Starts/ Ends in:
Port of Ushuaia / Falkland Islands
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On this extraordinary 19-day voyage, follow in the wake of explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton to Antarctica and the South Shetlands before heading via Antarctic Sound and Weddell Sea to South Georgia and Falkland Islands. Cross the mighty Drake Passage en route for the South Shetland Islands. Make …
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Chinstrap penguin sighting
$6,450
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South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula

10 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Victory
  • Sail across the Drake Passage
  • Look for spectacular wildlife
  • Explore the South Shetland Islands
  • Set foot on the Antarctic continent
Starts/ Ends in:
Port of Ushuaia / Antarctica Peninsula
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy this classic 10-day voyage to the great white continent aboard Ocean Victory. Depart Ushuaia, Argentina, the southernmost city in the world, to cross the infamous Drake Passage to reach Antarctica. Spend two days exploring the sub-Antarctic South Shetland islands, which abound with volcanic …
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Whale sighting in Polar waters!
$10,945
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Celebrating Antarctica 2021-2022

12 Day Itinerary aboard MS Seaventure
  • Sail across the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Encounter unforgettable wildlife
  • Cruise among icebergs
  • Stop to see historical sites
Starts/ Ends in:
Buenos Aires / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Celebrate the best that the Antarctic Peninsula has to offer on this 13-day voyage aboard MS Seaventure – from towering icebergs and impressive glaciers to unreal wildlife encounters and fascinating historical sites. Antarctica is a fascinating and ever-changing environment. Our extensive …
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Explore the rugged shores and outposts of Antarctica
$10,495
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Holiday in Antarctic 2021-2022

12 Day Itinerary aboard MS Seaventure
  • Spend Christmas in the Antarctic
  • Sail across the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Admire unique wildlife
  • Visit a working research base
Starts/ Ends in:
Buenos Aires / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Land & Sea, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The most magical way to spend the holiday season, discover the great white continent’s striking shores and endless vistas on this 13-day voyage aboard the MS Seaventure. Enjoy time exploring the abundant wildlife and rich biodiversity of the seas as you experience the last wild place on …
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Lemaire channel reflection
$7,300
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Classic Antarctica: Including Deception Island

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 this 11-day Antarctic adventure in Ushuaia, Argentina aboard 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. Keep an …
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Mountain!
$49,990
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Epic Antarctica: South Sandwich Islands, South Georgia & the Peninsula

32 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Endurance
  • Discover wilderness regions
  • Cross the Antarctic Circle
  • Witness the chinstrap penguins
  • Paddle a kayak in pristine bays
Starts/ Ends in:
Ushuaia / Ushuaia
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This extraordinary new voyage is like a blockbuster film—the star is the seventh continent. We plan to travel further south than we’ve gone before, and to make our way well into the Bellingshausen Sea to Peter I island. We will encounter multitudes of seals and millions of penguins on …
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Crabeater seal
$15,130
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The Weddell Sea & Larsen Ice Shelf

Ushuaia - Ushuaia - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Le Commandant Charcot
  • Sail into the Weddell Sea
  • Lectures with naturalist-guides
  • View unique Antarctic wildlife
  • Experience a vast, icy landscape
Starts/ Ends in:
Santiago / Santiago
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
As you advance across this immense polar expanse, you will enter aninfinite ice desert, a world of silence where there is nothing but calm and serenity. To the northwest of theWeddell Sea, stretching along the eastern coast of theAntarctic Peninsulastands an imposing ice shelf known as theLarsen …
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Blue ice of Antarctica
$22,600
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Antarctica Expedition - Eclipse

12 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Cloud
  • Observe a Total Solar Eclipse
  • Visit Elephant Island
  • Explore the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Encounter four penguin species
Starts/ Ends in:
Punta Arenas / Punta Arenas
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Once in a lifetime does not even begin to describe this unique Antarctic adventure. Go from blindly white to opaque black, and experience total darkness on the 4th December 2021. Silver Cloud will navigate the path to the point of the greatest eclipse, so take advantage of being in the right place …
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Explore the rare natural landscape of Antarctica on an expedition cruise
$12,500
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Antarctic Expedition - Punta Arenas to Punta Arenas

11 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Cloud
  • Marvel at spectacular icebergs
  • Meet Antarctica's diverse wildlife
  • Climb part of Cuverville‚Äôs hill
  • Enjoy Zodiac excursions
Starts/ Ends in:
Punta Arenas / Punta Arenas
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the Silver Cloud Expedition for an 11-day adventure to the Earth's frozen frontier. Sail past sculpted icebergs and calving glaciers, and be on the lookout for some of the region’s captivating wildlife: penguins, seals, whales and seabirds. Make your way through the legendary Drake …
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Kayak Antarctica
$19,705
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Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica via Ushuaia 2021-2022

20 Day Itinerary aboard MS Seaventure
  • Explore Stanley, East Falkland
  • Cruise scenic bays and channels
  • See Grytviken Whaling Station
  • View bird colonies and seal wallows
Starts/ Ends in:
Buenos Aires / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The sub-Antarctic Falkland Islands/Malvinas and South Georgia are home to some of the most unique and abundant wildlife on earth. With beaches covered in fur seals, elephant seals, and hundreds of thousands of penguins, it’s one of the most jaw-dropping nature scenes you will ever experience. …
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Hiking for a stunning view of Antarctica
$9,095
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Christmas in Antarctica

11 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Spirit
  • Experience the White Continent
  • Explore the South Shetland Islands
  • Observe unique wildlife
  • Admire breathtaking scenery
Starts/ Ends in:
Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This once-in-a-lifetime adventure takes you to celebrate the festive season in the ultimate white Christmas destination: Antarctica. What could be more special than spending Christmas in one of the most remote and magical regions on Earth - the hauntingly beautiful and pristine ice wilderness of …
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