Crossing the circle - Southern Expedition

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

This expedition includes the most in-depth exploration of the Antarctic Peninsula AND it also offers the opportunity to venture farther south across the Antarctic Circle. Sail across an endless stretch of sea dotted with ice & be wowed along with the wildlife that lives in this area. Leopard seals will be swimming around your zodiacs & penguins joyfully sliding off the ice in to the water.

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Be one of the few travellers to venture to 66°33' S

Optional activities available to make the most of your voyage.

Witness abundant Antarctic wildlife, including penguins, seals, whales and more

Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Ushuaia

Your journey begins in Ushuaia. Arrive any time. Overnight in Ushuaia.

Day 2
Ushuaia Embarkation

Morning at leisure with an afternoon departure. We travel through the Beagle Channel as we heads towards Antarctica.

Day 3-4
Crossing the Drake Passage

The Drake Passage waters are known to be unpredictable. We are always hopeful for a smooth sailing, but it may get bumpy! Enjoy lectures on-board about what lies ahead & learn what life is like in Antarctica.

Day 5-7
South Shetland Islands Antarctic Peninsula

We finally approach Antarctica. Cameras ready for your first shots of wildlife & beautiful scenery. The adventure begins. You will be amazed by your first sight of some of Antarctica's popular wildlife - seabirds, penguins, seals & whales. The spectacular scenery is breathtakingly beautiful: mountains & icebergs that will leave you speechless.

Day 8-9
Antarctic Circle

We cross over the Antarctic Circle, an impressive achievement as not many expeditions get this far south – officially noted at 66° 33' S! Listen for ice breaking off icebergs.

Day 10-11
Northbound Along the Peninsula

We head north, while zodiac excursions will fill your days. Your expedition team will continue offering presentations while giving you plenty of time to reflect on everything you’ve experienced so far.

Day 12-13
Crossing the Drake Passage

Time to make our way back to Ushuaia. Recap on the days that have passed, what amazing sights and wildlife you have seen! Once again the expedition team are there to talk over your trip and what you have discovered on your journey.

Day 14
Ushuaia

Today your journey comes to an end as you arrive in to Ushuaia in the morning and say farewell to all those you have met.

What’s Included

Accommodation
  • Included Copy 20 Quad share cabin
  • Included Copy 31 Upgrades available
Food
  • Included Copy 20 All meals
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 Activities / sightseeing as mentioned
  • Included Copy 31 (+)Note the itinerary is subject to change depending on weather and ice conditions
  • Included Copy 31 Optional Activities on selected departures are – Camping, Kayaking, Snowshoeing, Stand-up Paddle b
  • Included Copy 31 Return Charter flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia can be added with pre/post accommodation.
  • Included Copy 20 Rubber boots for shore landings (to borrow)
  • Included Copy 20 Parka for your warmth & comfort (to keep)
Transportation
Ocean Diamond | Antarctic Cruise Ship

189 Passengers

Activities

  • Included Optional Activity : Camping (Selected departures. Additional Costs Apply)
  • Included Optional Activity - Kayaking (Selected departures. Additional costs apply)
  • Included Optional Activity: Stand-up Paddle boarding (Selected departures. Additional costs apply)
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Duration

14 days

Price from

$13,495 USD

Per person, sharing

Based On Lowest Cabin

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