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Antarctica & Patagonia Expedition

Southbound

Price from £10,087
£8,675

Departure Dates
Duration
18 days
Ships

Cruise Overview

18-day expedition cruise from Valparaíso to Patagonia and Antarctica, ending in beautiful Buenos Aires 

Explore the frozen continent of Antarctica in its late spring, when penguin colonies start nesting. 

Visit stunning UNESCO World Heritage Sites and cruise deep Chilean fjords.

See vibrant Valparaíso, the stilt houses of Castro, and the spectacular mountains surrounding Puerto Natales.

Wildlife and fjords 

From Valparaíso, you’ll tour the Chilean fjords and waterways of Patagonia, stopping at rustic Castro, isolated Puerto Edén, and Puerto Natales, where you may get the chance to hike in Torres del Paine National Park. If weather allows, we’ll attempt to land the legendary Cape Horn before crossing the Drake Passage.  

Icescapes and penguins 

Guided by your Expedition Team, you'll spend four incredible days exploring Antarctica's immense, pristine icescapes. Springtime is courting season and you'll be able to observe penguins mating. There's no fixed programme – we adapt our itinerary to take every opportunity to get closer to nature and enjoy unique experiences on ice cruises and landings.

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Adults
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Children
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Available Dates

2024
No available cabins

Itinerary

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

Valparaíso, a UNESCO gem 

Day 1

Preparing for adventure 

Day 2-3

Castro's Chilotan charm 

Day 4

Sailing south

Day 5

Remote Puerto Edén 

Day 6

Bohemian Puerto Natales 

Day 7-8

Exploring Chile's fjords 

Day 9

Rounding Cape Horn 

Day 10-11

Antarctica: another world 

Day 12-15

Sailing towards Ushuaia 

Day 16-17

Ushuaia and Buenos Aires 

Day 18

What's included

transfer

  • Transfer from the ship to the airport in Ushuaia after the expedition cruise 

flights

  • Flight in economy class from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires after the expedition cruise 

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

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