Antarctica & Patagonia Expedition (Southbound)

Price from $15,219
$11,575

Departure date

Cruise Overview

Explore Patagonia and stunning Antarctica

Visit stunning UNESCO World Heritage Sites, cruise deep Chilean fjords, and explore Antarctica in late spring when penguin colonies start nesting.

Sail aboard the world’s first sustainability focused, hybrid electric–powered expedition ship.

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

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

Wildlife and fjords

From Valparaíso, tour the Chilean fjords and waterways of Patagonia, stopping at rustic Castro, isolated Puerto Edén, and Puerto Natales, where you may have the chance to hike in Torres del Paine National Park. Weather permitting, we’ll attempt to land at 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, meaning you will be able to observe penguins’ mating rituals. There is no set schedule. We adapt our itinerary and seize every opportunity to get closer to nature and enjoy unique experiences while ice-cruising and on landings.

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 toward Ushuaia 

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

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

Transfer

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

Expedition Cruise

  • Stay in a cabin of your choice
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including beverages* in the Aune and Fredheim restaurants
  • Fine-dining À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm is included for suite guests
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board†
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organize and guide activities, both 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
  • The Citizen Science program allows guests to contribute to ongoing scientific research projects
  • Our onboard professional photographer will give photography tips and teach techniques for capturing landscape and wildlife photos.
  • The ship has hot tubs, an infinity pool, a sauna, an outdoor and indoor gym, and a running track
  • Join informal gatherings with the crew for daily briefings.

Landing activities

  • Escorted landings with small boats (RIBs)
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment needed for the activities
  • Complimentary wind- and water-resistant expedition jacket
  • Expedition photographers will be on hand to assist you.

Notes

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

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