Let Antarctica overwhelm all your senses on this classic 10 or 11-day cruise departing Ushuaia, on a small ship named after the world’s southernmost city. A former oceanographic research ship beautifully converted to accommodate 90 guests, the Ushuaia offers exceptional service and an incredibly intimate Antarctica travel experience. On this itinerary, you’ll cast off across the infamous Drake Passage, keeping your eyes peeled to the wild seas for migrating whales, before visiting the wildlife-enriched South Shetland Islands.
The spectacular landscapes, fascinating historical sites and stupendous Antarctic wildlife will surely compete for your attention but on such a comprehensive itinerary, you’ll have plenty of time to dedicate to each. Hop on a Zodiac to explore the Antarctic island shores, visiting penguin rookeries, beaches renowned for attracting impressive colonies of fur-seals and simply soak up the startling spectacle of vertiginous icebergs and endlessly white horizons.
A visit to Antarctica is a lifelong dream for some many and this Antarctica tour certainly delivers the experience of a lifetime.
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"The MV Ushuaia is one of the smaller vessels going to Antarctica, only 90 passengers, so great if you want to experience Antarctica with a small number of people" Tara, Team Viva
Discover South Shetland Islands, a paradise for wildlife, explore the Antarctic peninsula, visit penguin rookeries, walk on shore, watch out for whales, perhaps even take a polar plunge!
Guided hikes and walks ashore, your chance to set foot on Antarctica, for many the unique opportunity to have visited all 7 continents!