Celebrating Antarctica

From Ushuaia to Ushuaia
  • All Antarctic Cruises
  • Antarctic Peninsula
  • Small Ship Cruising
  • Wildlife and Nature
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Tour Description

Celebrating landing on your 7th continent, celebrate an important birthday, or simply just celebrate the beauty and magnificence that is Antarctica!  Journey with us to the Antarctic Peninsula and be wowed at all it has to offer – calving glaciers, huge icebergs, stunning mountain scenery and rocky beaches. We get up close with unreal wildlife encounters, sit among the penguins as they go about their daily lives, watch a leopard seal lounging on the ice, watch a whale breach the surface of the water. 

Join us in Antarctica as we explore the South Shetland Islands, go zodiac cruising and make shore landings in the Antarctica Peninsula. Explore a little of Antarctica on foot,  or visit interesting historic sites. Participate in "Citizen Science" -  where you help us with real-world scientific research, or be assisted in your photography with an onboard coach. There will also be opportunities for camping or kayaking for those that would like some extra adventure!

Get ready to celebrate the beauty of the white continent.

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Potential stops at active scientific bases and historical sites

"Kayak with whales, glide past immense glaciers and enormous icebergs - sign up early for the unique opportunity to kayak in Antarctica" Rachel, Team Viva

Photograph numerous species of penguins, whales, seals and seabirds

Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive Ushuaia

No need to stress about missed connections or flight delays as you arrive with plenty of time to unwind and enjoy the beautiful Arakur Resort & Spa or spend time discovering the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia.

NOTE: Itinerary is subject to change depending on weather and ice conditions

Overnight in Ushuaia

Day 2
Ushuaia Free Day

Explore the sights of Ushuaia such as the museums and Argentinean leather markets or continue relaxing at the hotel. Attend the optional evening briefing for the opportunity to ask questions and meet some of your fellow travelers

Overnight in Ushuaia

Breakfast is included today

Day 3
Ushuaia Embarkation

Spend your morning exploring Ushuaia or unwinding at the resort until our mid-afternoon transfer to the ship. Our Expedition Team and ship staff will greet you on board, followed by a safety and orientation briefing and Captain’s welcome dinner.

Overnight on-board your cruise ship

Breakfast and Dinner are included today

Day 4-5
Drake Passage

Join our Polar Experts as they teach you about everything Antarctic, from wildlife to history; participate in our renowned Citizen Science program; or sit back and take in this fabled journey while catching exciting glimpses of wildlife. Grab your binoculars to identify the many seabirds that follow the ship as we cross the Antarctic Convergence into Antarctic waters and noticeably cooler temperatures.

Overnight on-board your cruise ship

Breakfast Lunch and Dinner is included

Day 6-7
South Shetland Islands

The volcanic South Shetland Islands offer amazing abundance and beauty, so we’ll hop into our inflatable Zodiac boats and spend as much time as possible exploring. Be prepared to marvel up close at nature’s glory!

Overnight on-board your cruise ship

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner is included today

Day 8-10
Antarctica

Here we’ll explore any number of picturesque bays and famed harbors, maneuvering through majestic channels as we travel the wildlife-rich waters. There are great opportunities to stop at several active scientific bases and historic landing sites as we spot numerous species of penguins, seals, and whales along the rugged coastlines and in the sea.

Overnight on-board your cruise ship

Breakfast Lunch and Dinner is included

Day 11-12
Drake Passage

We leave this magical place and make our way north, once again crossing the legendary Drake Passage. We have one last hurrah as we celebrate the conclusion of our expedition with a special slideshow and a final meal together.

Overnight on-board your cruise ship

Breakfast Lunch and Dinner is included

Day 13
Disembarkation in Ushuaia

With huge smiles on weary, content faces, we disembark in the morning, letting you catch a flight to Buenos Aires or stay in Ushuaia for more sights and adventure.

Flights are to depart after 1200 noon. Contact us for pre & post cruise optional extras

Breakfast in included.

What’s Included

Accommodation
  • Included Copy 20 2 night Hotel in Ushuaia & 10 night on-board Hebridean Sky . Island Sky or MS Seaventure
Food
  • Included Copy 20 Breakfast at hotel in Ushuaia & All meals while on-board your cruise
  • Included Copy 20 Coffee/tea/cocoa 24 hours daily
  • Included Copy 20 Alcoholic* and Non-Alcoholic beverages for the entire voyage *excludes some super premium brands
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 Shared Transfer Arakur Resort & Spa to ship for embarkation
  • Included Copy 20 Activities / sightseeing as mentioned (subject to weather conditions)
  • Included Copy 20 Complimentary Expedition Jacket
  • Included Copy 20 Rubber boots for shore landings (to borrow)
  • Included Copy 20 200MB of WiFi data for your personal device
  • Included Copy 20 Certified Emergency Doctor and Clinic
  • Included Copy 20 Fitness Center and Sauna (Onboard MS Seaventure)
  • Included Copy 20 Photography coaches are available to all passengers
  • Included Copy 20 Heated Salt-Water Swimming Pool (Onboard MS Seaventure)
  • Included Copy 20 Citizen Science Lab - real-world scientific research.
  • Included Copy 20 Elevator serving all passenger decks
  • Included Copy 31 Kayaking From USD$895.00 per person - Limited availability
  • Included Copy 31 Camping From USD$295.00 per person - Limited availability
  • Included Copy 7 Tips and Personal Expences
  • Included Copy 7 Flights, visa and passports expenses
  • Included Copy 7 Comprehensive Travel Insurance - Manditory
Transportation
Hebridean Sky | Antarctic Cruise Ship

75 Passengers

Island Sky | Antarctic Cruise Ship

108 Passengers

MS Seaventure | Antarctic Cruise Ship

139 Passengers

Activities

  • Included Zodiac explorations
  • Included Hiking/Walking in Antarctica
  • Included Kayaking (additional costs apply)
  • Included Camping (additional costs apply)
  • Included Photography - on board photography coach
  • Included Citizen Science - help us with real-world scientific research.
  • Included Great wildlife encounters
  • Included Landings in Antarctica
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Duration

13 days

Price from

$8,995 USD

Per person, twin share

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