Antarctic Circle Expedition

Price from
£8,487

Departure Dates
6 departures between Jan 2024 and Feb 2025
Duration
18 days

Cruise Overview

Experience a summer adventure south of the Antarctic Circle

Spend 11 days exploring the wonders of Antarctica.

With the milder summer weather, we'll aim to journey below the Antarctic Circle to the secluded and magnificent Marguerite Bay.

There are opportunities for whale spotting, seeing young penguins, hiking, kayaking, ice-cruising, and even camping on the Antarctic snow.

This is one of our longest expeditions in Antarctica, departing at the peak of its summer and with an attempt to sail below the Antarctic Circle to try to reach the usually secluded yet magnificent Marguerite Bay.     

Begin and end in Buenos Aires   

The Argentine capital is the birthplace of tango, home to passionate football fans, and a world centre for all things cultural and culinary. After spending one exciting night here at the start, you’ll head to Ushuaia to board your expedition ship and continue your journey south. When we cross the Drake Passage, the weather and sea ice here at the edge of the world can be unpredictable. That’s why we don’t have a fixed itinerary when we travel to Antarctica, but instead carefully monitor the current conditions and decide on the best sites for each day. It’s what we like to call the expedition factor.  

Antarctica: a place of pure amazement   

Get ready for 11 days in Antarctica, being in awe of immense icebergs and whales, spotting many species of seabirds and seeing colonies of penguins with their chicks. The season’s milder weather may have created a path through the sea ice south of the Antarctic Circle, all the way to Marguerite Bay to possibly visit the remote historical buildings there. Join the Expedition Team for lectures, ice-cruising and landings along the way.

Itinerary

We'll help you plan where to go, when to visit and how long to stay

The beat of Buenos Aires

Day 1

Setting sail from Ushuaia

Day 2

Get set for Antarctica

Day 3-4

Antarctica: another world

Day 5-15

Back through Drake Passage

Day 16-17

Ushuaia and Buenos Aires

Day 18

What's included

Take a look at what you can look forward to on this 17-day expedition cruise.

Flights

  • Flights in economy class between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia 

Hotel

  • Overnight in Buenos Aires before the expedition cruise, including breakfast 

Transfers

  • Transfer from the hotel to the airport in Buenos Aires before the expedition cruise 
  • Transfers between the Ushuaia airport and the ship, including a brief tour of the town 

Expedition Cruise

  • A stay in a cabin of your choice 
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner including beverages* in restaurants Aune and Fredheim 
  • À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm included for suite guests 
  • Complimentary tea and coffee 
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board† 
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle 
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organise and accompany activities on board and ashore 
  • Range of included activities 

Onboard Activities

  • In-depth lectures and discussions hosted by experts on the Expedition Team 
  • Full use of our Science Center, small library and advanced biological and geological equipment 
  • Citizen Science programme where you can assist with ongoing scientific research 
  • Photography tips and techniques for capturing landscape and wildlife from our onboard professional photographer 
  • Use of ship's hot tubs, infinity pool, panoramic sauna, outdoor and indoor gyms, and running track 
  • Informal gatherings with the crew for daily briefings 

Landing Activities

  • Escorted landings with small expedition boats 
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles and all equipment for activities 
  • Complimentary wind- and water-resistant expedition jacket 
  • Expedition photographers on hand to assist you 

Notes

  • All planned activities are subject to weather and ice conditions 
  • Excursions and activities are subject to change 
  • Please make sure you meet all entry and boarding requirements
  • No gratuities expected 

What's not included

  • International flights 

  • Travel insurance 

  • Luggage handling 

  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners 

  • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team 

  • Optional treatments in the onboard wellness and spa area

Included Programmes

It's a mixture of adventure activities for individuals of all ages

Ships on this expedition

Take a closer look at our ships typically used on this expedition