Classic Antarctica

From Ushuaia to Ushuaia
  • All Antarctic Cruises
  • Antarctic Peninsula
  • Cruising
  • Wildlife
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Tour Description

Let Antarctica overwhelm all your senses on this classic 10 or 11-day cruise departing Ushuaia (please refer to travel dates as duration varies), on a small ship named after the world’s southernmost city. A former oceanographic research ship beautifully converted to accommodate 84 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 11-day Antarctica tour certainly delivers the experience of a lifetime.

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Sail among magnificent icebergs and snow-capped mountains

Discover South Shetland Islands, a paradise for wildlife

Guided hikes and walks ashore

Tour Itinerary

Day 1


Embark on the USHUAIA in the afternoon and sail along the famous Beagle Channel and the scenic Mackinlay Pass.

Day 2-3
Drake Passage

Named after the renowned explorer, Sir Francis Drake, who sailed these waters in 1578. Observe an amazing variety of seabirds, including many albatrosses, which follow in our wake.

Day 4-8
Antarctic Peninsula & the South Shetland Islands

The South Shetland Islands are a haven for wildlife. Vast penguin rookeries, beaches ruled by Antarctic fur seals and southern elephant seals make every day spent in this amazing island group unforgettable. The Antarctic Peninsula’s remarkable history will provide you with a level of excitement only experienced by the early explorers. You will have plenty of time to explore its amazing scenery, a pristine wilderness of snow, ice, mountains and waterways, together with an incredibly diverse array of wildlife.

Day 9-10
Drake Passage

We leave Antarctica and head north across the Drake Passage. Join our lecturers and naturalists on deck as we search for seabirds and whales, and enjoy some final lectures.

Day 11

Disembarkation this morning.

What’s Included

  • Included Copy 20 Standard Triple Cabin Plus
  • Included Copy 31 Cabin upgrades available
  • Included Copy 20 Continental and American Breakfast buffet
  • Included Copy 20 Buffet or seated served lunch
  • Included Copy 20 Afternoon tea
  • Included Copy 20 Three-course dinner
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 All shore excursions and activities throughout the voyage by zodiac
  • Included Copy 20 Program of lectures by noted naturalists and leadership by experienced expedition staff
  • Included Copy 20 All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program
  • Included Copy 20 Comprehensive pre-departure material
  • Included Copy 20 Bilingual crew
  • Included Copy 20 Open bridge
  • Included Copy 7 Excludes pre and post tour accommodation
  • Included Copy 7 Flights not included
M/V Ushuaia | Antarctic Cruise Ship

88 passengers and 38 staff Passengers


  • Included Photograph seabirds in Antarctica
  • Included Drake passage crossing
  • Included Antarctic Peninsula & South Shetland Islands
  • Included Discover elephant seals, albatrosses and penguins colonies in Antarctica
  • Included Beagle Channel boat trip
  • Included Zodiac expeditions through the icebergs
  • Included Lectures of Antarctic history, geology and biology
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11 days

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$5,460 USD

Per person, sharing

Based On Lowest Cabin

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