Discovering the 7th Continent

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

Discover the world’s 7th continent, over 10 phenomenal days, aboard an ice-strengthened Antarctic cruise ship made for the extremes: if you’ve ever dreamt of travelling like an old-world explorer, then this amazing journey is tailor-made for your adventurous spirit. A short, sweet but action-packed adventure to the far south, this 7th Continent Discovery jaunt is chock-full of exceptional adventure, wilderness and wildlife-spotting. You can be on the lookout for migrating whales from the moment you cast off across the Drake Passage from Ushuaia, expectantly waiting until the first moment you can set your feet ashore.

The South Shetland Islands will welcome you with open arms, the distinctive cache of penguin rookeries and seal colonies putting on a welcoming show like nowhere else on earth. On this journey, you’ll have three full days of on-shore expeditions both on the South Shetlands and on the Antarctic Peninsula itself, squeezing in as much action as possible – meeting the unique creatures who call this place home during the summer. For the avid photographer, the wildlife lover and the traveller who’s passionate about pristine and dramatic wilderness, this Antarctica tour is ideal and really brings home the point that even just 10 days’ exploration can make for a life changing experience – as long as they’re spent discovering Antarctica.

*Available on 10, 11 and 12-day itineraries* Prices will change depending on duration.

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Option to add kayaking, camping or paddle-boarding

Abundant wildlife including penguins, seals, whales and more

Explore Antarctica in zodiacs

Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Any time. Overnight in Ushuaia.

* Please note:
Some cruise programmes start in Buenos Aires with a charter flight to Ushuaia, please
ask us for more info.

* Please note some departures are 12 days

Day 2
Ushuaia - Embarkation Day

Free morning to enjoy Ushuaia at leisure. Boarding your ship in the afternoon, you will soon set sail for Antarctica.

Day 3-4
Crossing the Drake Passage

Travelling to Antarctica we will first travel through the Drake passage; this crossing can be potentially rough, but we are always hopeful for a smooth journey. Get to know your fellow travellers & expedition team with lectures held on what lies ahead.

Day 5-8
South Shetland Islands Antarctic Peninsula

Now the adventure begins! Be wowed at your first sight of icebergs and an abundance of wildlife in its natural environment. You will appreciate why this region has captivated the attention of explorers & travellers alike.
Daily zodiac excursions will be enjoyed from the ship to explore local bays, channels & landing sites. With wildlife always at the forefront of our minds, you will visit penguin rookeries, scout for humpback & minke whales, and search for a number of southern seal species, including the cunning leopard seal.

Day 9-10
Crossing the Drake Passage

Travelling back to Ushuaia through the Drake Passage, we hope for a smooth journey. Spend time with your new found friends, reminiscing about the wonderful things you have seen and experienced on your voyage to Antarctica.

Day 11

Arrive in the morning & disembark.

Important reminder: embrace the unexpected, which adds to the legacy & excitement of your Antarctic expedition. There are no guarantees that we can achieve everything we set out to accomplish. A measure of flexibility is something all of us must bring to a voyage. There are nearly 200 recognised sites in the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetlands, and on occasion the places mentioned above may need to be changed to others equally as interesting.

What’s Included

  • Included Copy 20 Quad share cabin on either Sea Adventurer, Ocean Endeavour, Ocean Diamond
  • Included Copy 31 Cabin upgrades available
  • Included Copy 20 All meals
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 Activities / sightseeing as mentioned
  • Included Copy 31 Selected departures offer Camping, Kayaking, Stand-up Paddle boarding & Cross Country Skiing.
  • Included Copy 31 Additional costs may apply. Please ask for more details.
  • Included Copy 31 Note the itinerary is subject to change depending on weather and ice conditions
  • Included Copy 31 Cruise is either 10 or 11 days depending on duration. Please refer to dates or ask for more details.
  • Included Copy 20 Rubber boots for shore landings (to borrow)
  • Included Copy 20 Parka for your warmth & comfort (to keep)
Ocean Diamond | Antarctic Cruise Ship

189 Passengers

World Explorer | Arctic & Antarctic Cruise Ship

125 Passengers


  • Included Camping (Selected departures – Additional costs apply)
  • Included Kayaking (Selected departures – Additional costs apply)
  • Included Stand-up Paddle boarding (Selected departures – Additional costs apply)
  • Included Cross Country Skiing (Selected departures – Additional costs apply)
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10 days

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$9,795 USD

Per person, sharing

Based On Lowest Cabin

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