Antarctic Circle Expedition

Price from $17,256

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

Cruise Overview

Experience a summer adventure south of the Antarctic Circle

Spend ten full days exploring Antarctica during its peak summer season, when we’ll attempt to sail below the Antarctic Circle to Marguerite Bay.

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.  

Start and end in Buenos Aires

The Argentine capital is the birthplace of tango, a home to passionate football (soccer) fans, and a global hub of culture and cuisine. After an exciting first night here, you’ll head to Ushuaia to board your expedition ship and continue your journey south. To cross the Drake Passage is to reach the edge of the world, so weather and sea ice can be unpredictable. That’s why we don’t have a fixed itinerary when we travel to Antarctica. Instead, we carefully monitor current conditions and decide each day on the best sites to explore. It’s what we call ‘the expedition factor’.

Antarctica: a world of pure amazement

Get ready for ten full days in Antarctica, where immense icebergs and whales will leave you awestruck. You’ll spot species upon species of seabirds, and chuckle as penguins care for 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, where we hope to visit remote research stations. Join the Expedition Team in lectures, ice cruising, and landings along the way.


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 in economy class between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia


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


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

Expedition Cruise

  • Expedition cruise in a cabin of your choice
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including beverages (house beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water) in restaurants Aune and Fredheim
  • Fine-dining À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm is included for suite guests
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with limited connection. Streaming is not supported.
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle to fill at onboard water refill stations
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organize and guide activities, both on board and ashore
  • Range of included activities

Onboard activities

  • Experts from the Expedition Team deliver detailed lectures on a variety of topics
  • Use the ship’s Science Center, which features an extensive library and advanced biological and geological microscopes
  • The Citizen Science program allows guests to contribute to current scientific research projects
  • The onboard professional photographer will give tips and tricks for taking the best landscape and wildlife photos
  • The ship has hot tubs, a sauna, an outdoor and indoor gym, and an outdoor running track
  • Participate in informal gatherings with the crew, such as daily recaps and the next day’s preparations

Landing activities

  • Escorted landings in a small boat (RIB) while in Antarctica
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment needed for the activities
  • Complimentary wind- and water-resistant expedition jacket
  • Expedition photographers will help configure your camera settings before landings

What's not included

  • International flights

  • Travel protection

  • Baggage 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 Programs

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

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