Antarctica, Patagonia and Chilean Fjords Expedition

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Departure date
March 9, 2024
26 days

Explore the frozen continent of Antarctica, Patagonia’s amazing national parks and the stunning Chilean fjords on an unforgettable expedition cruise.

Explore the frozen continent of Antarctica, Patagonia’s amazing national parks and the stunning Chilean fjords on an unforgettable expedition cruise. 

The frozen continent 

Start in the romance-infused city of Buenos Aires before heading to Ushuaia to board your hybrid-powered expedition ship. We sail the Drake Passage to the white wilderness of Antarctica where you’ll spend five beautiful days.  

Visiting Antarctica in March is an excellent opportunity to see wildlife. Penguin chicks are fledging, and the nutrient-rich waters attract whales. Our Expedition Team will also give fascinating lectures and lead the way in landings and ice cruises. Exactly where we go and when is down to the sea ice and weather conditions on the day, but we’ll always bring you to the best spots available at the time. 

South America adventure 

We’ll go straight back into adventure mode and attempt a landing at Cape Horn. Waves from the Pacific and Atlantic converge here, creating challenging conditions. This fact makes it all the more exciting if we do succeed. You’ll then continue to the small town of Puerto Williams, and we’ll try cruising into Garibaldi Fjord, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and home to a glacier of the same name.  

Patagonia’s National Parks 

Arriving in Puerto Natales, you might join an optional excursion to the world-renowned Torres del Paine National Park. Next is Pio XI, the longest glacier in the southern hemisphere outside Antarctica. The isolated but inviting communities of Puerto Edén and Caleta Tortel follow. Castro is a charming rustic city with access to Chiloé National Park, while Niebla and its old Spanish fortress is your last stop before the vibrant hilltop city of Valparaíso.

What's Included

Onboard activities

Landing activities

Route overview

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

Day 1

Tango is only the beginning

Day 2

Day 2

Day 3-4

Crossing to another continent

Day 5-9

Where nature reigns supreme

Day 10-11

A return to open waters

Day 12

Explore Ushuaia

Monument at Cape Horn, mountains in distance

Day 13

Where two oceans collide

Day 14

Smalltown atmosphere in beautiful surroundings

Day 15

The sights and sounds of a glacier

Day 16

Cruising through paradise

Day 17-18

Torres del Paine National Park

Day 19

The giant that’s still growing

Day 20

A tiny piece of paradise

Day 21

Aysén charm, Chilotan architecture

Day 22

The blue waters of Patagonia

Castro, Chile

Day 23

Chilean charm

Day 24

The fortress in the fog

Day 25

Sailing north

Day 26

UNESCO’s ‘Jewel of the Pacific’

Ships on this expedition

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

Included Activities

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

Young Explorers Programme

Welcome all young explorers

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Antarctica, Patagonia and Chilean Fjords Expedition