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01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent

Discover the wonders of the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands on this expedition cruise accompanied by polar experts, with Zodiac landings for incredible wildlife encounters with penguins, whales and seals

Cruise Only
10 nights from £6100pp

Expedition Holiday
  • Adelie Penguins, Antarctica
  • Antarctica
  • South Shetland Islands

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Antarctica has been inspiring explorers for centuries, and this expedition cruise offers you the chance to discover why, with an unforgettable journey through the spectacular wilderness of the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula.

Encounter a world where nature creates the rules, her unpredictable temperament making each trip unique, exciting and personal. Learn about the environment and wildlife from onboard lecturers and specialists, and take Zodiac trips through crackling sea ice like shattered glass, witness penguins building their nests, or navigate through a maze of icebergs, each one uniquely shaped by its journey through the sea.On this exhilarating adventure to the iconic highlights of Antarctica you will be rewarded with memories to last a lifetime.

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Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent

Day 1 - Ushuaia (Argentina)

Transfer from the airport to the hotel to begin with an overnight stay in Ushuaia.

Day 2 - Ushuaia (Argentina)

Transfer to the port to embark your ship late afternoon before your ship sails down the Beagle Channel, ready to depart for your Antarctic expedition.

Day 3 - 4 - Cruising Drake Passage

Named after Sir Francis Drake, this stretch of water between South America and the Antarctic Peninsula has numerous myths and legends connected to it. Relax on board and perhaps attend presentations by your Expedition Team.

Day 5 - 8 - South Shetland Islands - Antarctic Peninsula

The South Shetland Islands are usually the first land seen in Antarctica. Chinstrap, Adelie, Gentoo and Macaroni Penguins all breed here and leopard seals, Weddell seals, crabeater seals, Southern elephant seals and Antarctic fur seals can be seen in the water and on the beaches. Heading to the Antarctic Peninsula, each day you will take Zodiac excursions from the ship to explore local bays, channels and landing sites. You will visit penguin rookeries and search for seals, humpback whales and minke whales. The majesty of the Antarctic Peninsula’s mountains will enchant as you scramble up snowy pathways for 360° views of your surroundings. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, there is the chance to participate in the Polar Plunge swim. Each day will be different, having been carefully crafted by your Expedition Team to entertain and educate you about this wonderful part of the world.

Day 9 - 10 - Cruising Drake Passage

Enjoy the ship's facilities whilst cruising back across the Drake Passage.

Day 11 - Ushuaia

Disembark ship in Ushuaia.

When travelling in extremely remote regions the expedition staff will allow the sea, ice and weather to guide route and itinerary details. This itinerary is a tentative outline of what you’ll experience on this voyage. Please note: 3 and 13 Nov 2020 departures are 12 days and include an extra day in Antarctica.

Price Includes

  • 10 or 11-night full board cruise
  • Transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Overnight pre-cruise stay in Ushuaia
  • Wine and beer with dinner during the cruise
  • Soft drinks during bar opening hours during the cruise
  • Complimentary coffee, tea and water at all times during the cruise
  • Zodiac landings and shore landings, walks and hikes
  • Lectures by the Expedition Team
  • Quark Parka to keep
  • Loan of waterproof knee-high boots
  • Port charges and taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • International flights to Ushuaia – we can arrange these for you
  • Overseas transfers
  • Optional excursions such as paddling and kayaking
  • Gratuities
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2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • November
    • Nov 1st - Ushuaia and back - Sailing on: Ultramarine From: £9700
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    • Nov 4th - Ushuaia and back - Sailing on: World Explorer From: £8100
      Triple Standard Class Infinity Suite Standard Class Veranda Suite Standard Class Superior Suite Premium Class Deluxe Suite Standard Class Owners Suite Standard Class
      Blue Water Price from: £8100 Blue Water Price from: £11700 Blue Water Price from: £11300 Blue Water Price from: £13000 Blue Water Price from: £14200 Blue Water Price from: £15400
    • Nov 21st - Ushuaia and back - Sailing on: Ultramarine From: £10100
      Explorer Triple Standard Class Explorer Suite Standard Class Balcony Suite Premium Class Deluxe Balcony Suite Premium Class Terrace Suite Premium Class Penthouse Suite Premium Class Owners Suite Premium Class Ultra Suite Premium Class
      Blue Water Price from: £10100 Blue Water Price from: £13400 Blue Water Price from: £15000 Blue Water Price from: £17400 Blue Water Price from: £18200 Blue Water Price from: £19400 Blue Water Price from: £24300 Blue Water Price from: £26700
  • December
    • Dec 20th - Ushuaia and back - Sailing on: World Explorer From: £9300
      Triple Standard Class Infinity Suite Standard Class Veranda Suite Standard Class Superior Suite Premium Class Deluxe Suite Standard Class Owners Suite Standard Class
      Blue Water Price from: £9300 Blue Water Price from: £13400 Blue Water Price from: £13000 Blue Water Price from: £15000 Blue Water Price from: £16200 Blue Water Price from: £17400

2022 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • January
    • Jan 8th - Ushuaia and back - Sailing on: World Explorer From: £8900
      Triple Standard Class Infinity Suite Standard Class Veranda Suite Standard Class Superior Suite Premium Class Deluxe Suite Standard Class Owners Suite Standard Class
      Blue Water Price from: £8900 Blue Water Price from: £13000 Blue Water Price from: £12600 Blue Water Price from: £14200 Blue Water Price from: £15400 Blue Water Price from: £17000
    • Jan 13th - Ushuaia and back - Sailing on: Ocean Adventurer From: £7290
      Triple Standard Class Lower Deck Twin Standard Class Main Deck Twin - Porthole Standard Class Main Deck Twin - Window Standard Class Superior Premium Class Deluxe Premium Class Suite Premium Class Owners Suite Premium Class
      Blue Water Price from: £7290 Blue Water Price from: £8977 Blue Water Price from: £9319 Blue Water Price from: £10345 Blue Water Price from: £11457 Blue Water Price from: £11457 Blue Water Price from: £14193 Blue Water Price from: £15219
    • Jan 17th - Ushuaia and back - Sailing on: World Explorer From: £8900
      Triple Standard Class Infinity Suite Standard Class Veranda Suite Standard Class Superior Suite Premium Class Deluxe Suite Standard Class Owners Suite Standard Class
      Blue Water Price from: £8900 Blue Water Price from: £13000 Blue Water Price from: £12600 Blue Water Price from: £14200 Blue Water Price from: £15400 Blue Water Price from: £17000
    • Jan 18th - Ushuaia and back - Sailing on: Ocean Diamond From: £6570
      Triple Standard Class Twin Window Standard Class Twin Obstructed View Standard Class Suite Premium Class Balcony Suite Premium Class
      Blue Water Price from: £6570 Blue Water Price from: £9319 Blue Water Price from: £8635 Blue Water Price from: £10003 Blue Water Price from: £10345
    • Jan 22nd - Ushuaia and back - Sailing on: Ocean Adventurer From: £7290
      Triple Standard Class Lower Deck Twin Standard Class Main Deck Twin - Porthole Standard Class Main Deck Twin - Window Standard Class Superior Premium Class Deluxe Premium Class Suite Premium Class Owners Suite Premium Class
      Blue Water Price from: £7290 Blue Water Price from: £8977 Blue Water Price from: £9319 Blue Water Price from: £10345 Blue Water Price from: £11457 Blue Water Price from: £11457 Blue Water Price from: £14193 Blue Water Price from: £15219
    • Jan 31st - Ushuaia and back - Sailing on: Ocean Adventurer From: £7290
      Triple Standard Class Lower Deck Twin Standard Class Main Deck Twin - Porthole Standard Class Main Deck Twin - Window Standard Class Superior Premium Class Deluxe Premium Class Suite Premium Class Owners Suite Premium Class
      Blue Water Price from: £7290 Blue Water Price from: £8977 Blue Water Price from: £9319 Blue Water Price from: £10345 Blue Water Price from: £11457 Blue Water Price from: £11457 Blue Water Price from: £14193 Blue Water Price from: £15219
  • February
    • Feb 14th - Ushuaia and back - Sailing on: Ocean Diamond From: £6570
      Triple Standard Class Twin Window Standard Class Twin Obstructed View Standard Class Suite Premium Class Balcony Suite Premium Class
      Blue Water Price from: £6570 Blue Water Price from: £9319 Blue Water Price from: £8635 Blue Water Price from: £10003 Blue Water Price from: £10345
  • March
    • Mar 7th - Ushuaia and back - Sailing on: Ocean Diamond From: £5850
      Triple Standard Class Twin Window Standard Class Twin Obstructed View Standard Class Suite Premium Class Balcony Suite Premium Class
      Blue Water Price from: £5850 Blue Water Price from: £8635 Blue Water Price from: £7951 Blue Water Price from: £8977 Blue Water Price from: £9319

Price Information

  • Please note dates shown are based on cruise departure date, but a compulsory one-night pre-cruise stay in Ushuaia is included
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