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Beautiful port of Ushuaia, Argentina
$14,399
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Antarctic Discovery

Ushuaia Roundtrip - 11 Day Itinerary aboard World Navigator
  • Navigate the intrepid Drake Passage
  • Discover Beak Island and more
  • Explore the South Shetland Islands
  • See Deception Island's
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Buenos Aires
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sail on this 11-day Antarctic Discovery exploration cruise from Ushuaia and back aboard World Navigator. As you cross the famous Drake Passage, keep an eye out for hourglass dolphins. Then, explore the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula with daily landings and complimentary zodiac …
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Small iceberg chunks surrounding the prow of the ship
$17,399
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Explorer's Antarctic Holiday

11 Day Itinerary aboard World Traveller
  • Experience South Shetland Islands
  • Explore Ushuaia
  • Discover the Drake Passage
  • Explore Antarctica
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on an 11-day expedition cruise, roundtrip Ushuaia aboard the World Traveller. After two days of crossing the challenging Drake Passage, a breathtaking spectacle unfolds before you—towering icebergs and vast glaciers. The sheer magnitude of this raw natural beauty instills a profound …
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A colony of king penguins on South Georgia
$15,695
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Falkland Islands, South Georgia & Antarctica

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 18 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Albatros
  • Explore Ushuaia
  • Set foot to the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Discover abundant wildlife
  • Learn the history of the region
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join this 18-day expedition to the wonders of the Southern Ocean. Start the adventure in the picturesque city of Ushuaia, Argentina, and sail east to the Falkland Islands, where British traditions like tea time and iconic red phone boxes coexist with landscapes where penguins share the terrain with …
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A colony of king penguins on South Georgia
$15,595
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Falkland Islands, South Georgia & Antarctica

18 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Victory
  • Explore Ushuaia
  • Set foot to the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Discover abundant wildlife
  • Learn the history of the region
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join this 18-day expedition to the wonders of the Southern Ocean. Start the adventure in the picturesque city of Ushuaia, Argentina, and sail east to the Falkland Islands, where British traditions like tea time and iconic red phone boxes coexist with landscapes where penguins share the terrain with …
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$12,965
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Christmas in Antarctica

12 Day Itinerary aboard MS Seaventure
  • Explore Antarctica on Christmas
  • Stop to see historical sites
  • Sail across the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Cruise among icebergs
  • Encounter unforgettable wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Celebrate Christmas and explore the majestic white continent, enjoying abundant wildlife encounters and the striking panoramic landscape of the Antarctic Sound, Weddell Sea, and Antarctic Peninsula. Your team ensures that the spirit onboard the ship is festive and fun, delivering an unforgettable …
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A penguin colony hanging out on the ice.
$4,860
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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
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, 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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Antarctic landscape
$19,495
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Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition

Buenos Aires - Ushuaia - 14 Day Itinerary aboard Ultramarine
  • Sail the Drake Passage
  • Cross the Antarctic Circle
  • Set foot on the 7th Continent
  • Look for minke and humpback whales
  • Enjoy Flightseeing tours
  • Take the Polar Plunge
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Buenos Aires
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Helicopter Tours, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Setting foot on the 7th Continent is a polar achievement relatively few people experience in their lifetime. Even more rare is the incomparable milestone that’s achieved when a traveler crosses the iconic Antarctic Circle. Navigating south of 66°33' S is—for most …
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Antarctic landscape
$17,995
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Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 14 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Explorer
  • Sail the Drake Passage
  • Cross the Antarctic Circle
  • Set foot on the 7th Continent
  • Look for minke and humpback whales
  • Visit iconic landing sites
  • Take the Polar Plunge
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Helicopter Tours, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the Antarctic Peninsula on this 14-Day Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition roundtrip Ushuaia aboard Ocean Explorer. Start the trip in Ushuaia, Argentina, and end in Punta Arenas, Chile. Travel through the Drake Passage before reaching the Antarctic Peninsula. The expedition is led by a …
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Admire Antarctic fur seals
$15,795
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Antarctica, South Georgia & Falkland Islands

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:
Port of Ushuaia / Falkland Islands
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, 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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Hauling kayaks out for a paddle
$18,999
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Crossing the Antarctic Circle

Ushuaia Roundtrip - 13 Day Itinerary aboard World Voyager
  • Navigate the intrepid Drake Passage
  • Discover Beak Island and more
  • Explore the South Shetland Islands
  • See Deception Island's
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Buenos Aires
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on this 13-day roundtrip exploration from Ushuaia to the Antarctic Circle on World Voyager. Look for Weddell, elephant, and crabeater seals as your Captain navigates through picturesque channels of pristine icebergs and ice floes. Cross the Antarctic Circle and become a member of the Order …
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An ocean of icebergs.
$16,995
EBD 20%
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Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica: Antarctic Wildlife Adventure

Ushuaia to Ushuaia - 21 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Spirit
  • Observe seabirds & marine mammals
  • Explore South Georgia Island
  • Tour the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Paddle through tranquil waters
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join the Sea Spirit for an extended Antarctic cruise that includes the Falkland Islands and South Georgia. This voyage gives you an opportunity to explore the untold beauty of one of the most remote parts of the world. Starting in Ushuaia, this Antarctica cruise takes you around the most …
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$13,595
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Antarctic Explorer Express - Sail/Fly

Ushuaia - Punta Arenas - 9 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • Fly across the Drake Passage
  • Zodiac-cruise in search of whales
  • Antarctic Peninsula
  • See penguins
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Punta Arenas
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Land & Sea Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
The 9-day Antarctic Explorer Express Cruise from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas aboard the Greg Mortimer is an excellent option for those seeking a quick adventure to the Antarctic Peninsula. By flying over the Drake Passage in one direction and spending less time in the area, you can experience …
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An ocean of icebergs.
$14,795
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Antarctic Wildlife Adventure : Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica

17 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Spirit
  • Observe seabirds & marine creatures
  • Explore South Georgia Island
  • Tour the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Paddle through tranquil waters
Starts / Ends:
Falkland Islands / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Begin your tour in Stanley, the Falkland Islands' wonderfully British capital. Sail east toward South Georgia, passing remote, seabird-covered pinnacles known as Shag Rocks on the way. On its sandy beaches, you can see marine creatures like penguins, fur seals, and elephant seals. A growing …
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$17,195
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Antarctic Explorer - Sail/Fly

Ushuaia - Punta Arenas - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Fly across the Drake Passage
  • Zodiac-cruise in search of whales
  • Witness extraordinary wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Punta Arenas
Activities:
Adventure Options, Fly Cruises, Kayaking, Land & Sea Exploration, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Set sail on this 12-day Antarctic Explorer Express cruise from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas aboard Sylvia Earle. Experience the awe-inspiring immensity of Antarctica and immerse yourself in the unimaginable beauty of the Antarctic Peninsula, where vast glaciers tumble into the sea, penguins are dwarfed …
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Marveling at all the shades of blue!
$21,499
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Crossing the Antarctic Circle

Ushuaia Roundtrip - 13 Day Itinerary aboard World Navigator
  • Brave the intrepid Drake Passage
  • Witness extraordinary wildlife
  • Cross the Antarctic Circle
  • Discover Antarctica's beauty
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Buenos Aires
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 13-day adventure aboard World Navigator, crossing the Antarctic Circle. Navigating the Drake Passage, witness its power and be rewarded with extraordinary wildlife encounters, like humpback whales and hourglass dolphins. As travelers approach the South Shetland Islands, the icy peaks …
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Blue ice of Antarctica
$17,399
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Crossing the Antarctic Circle

Ushuaia Roundtrip - 13 Day Itinerary aboard World Traveller
  • Navigate the intrepid Drake Passage
  • Discover Beak Island and more
  • Explore the South Shetland Islands
  • See Deception Island's
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Buenos Aires
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on this 13-day roundtrip exploration from Ushuaia to the Antarctic Circle on World Traveller. Look for Weddell, elephant, and crabeater seals as your Captain navigates through picturesque channels of pristine icebergs and ice floes. Cross the Antarctic Circle and become a member of the Order …
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Explore the rugged shores and outposts of Antarctica
$8,795
EBD 10%
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Antarctica Untouched

13 Day Itinerary aboard MS Seaventure
  • Explore South Shetland Islands
  • Sail across the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Admire unique wildlife
  • Visit museums, markets, and trails
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Land & Sea Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience the extraordinary on this 13-day Antarctic cruise, beginning with leisure at Ushuaia's Arakur Resort & Spa. Explore the southernmost city, board MS Seaventure, and sail through the Drake Passage to witness the wonders of Antarctica. Encounter wildlife, explore the Antarctic …
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A huge colony of king penguins.
$25,495
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Falklands, South Georgia, and Antarctica: Explorers and Kings

20 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Explorer
  • Explore the Falkland Islands
  • Meet three species of penguins
  • Watch for whales and seals
  • Kayak or swim in Antarctic waters
Starts / Ends:
Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 20-day cruise itinerary for the Falklands (Malvinas), South Georgia & Antarctica offers a swift route to explore the seldom-visited Falkland Islands and South Georgia before reaching the 7th Continent. Roam through the English village of Stanley in the Falklands, walk across sandy dunes, …
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