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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
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 £5850pp

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

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Save up to 25% PLUS pay in full and save up to an extra 15%! Applies to selected departures. Book by 31 Mar 2021. Save an extra 10% on Winter 2021/22 departures when paying in full by 31 March 2021. For Winter 2022/23 departures, save an extra 10% when paying in full by 31 May 2021, or an additional 10% and an extra 5% when paying in full at time of booking. Prices shown include all discounts

Book With Confidence! Change your voyage up to 30 days before departure for any reason and receive a future cruise credit. Within 30 days of departure, you can rebook due to Covid-19 reasons Quark will give the options of refund or rebook, if the cruise is cancelled due to Covid-19 reasons. Valid on new bookings for Arctic 2021/2022 and Antarctica 2021/2022, booked by 30 Jun 2021

Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent Special Offer

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 3rd - Ushuaia and back - Sailing on: World Explorer From: £7290
      Triple Standard Class Infinity Suite Standard Class Veranda Suite Standard Class Superior Suite Premium Class Deluxe Suite Standard Class Owners Suite Standard Class
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  • December
    • Dec 19th - Ushuaia and back - Sailing on: World Explorer From: £8460
      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: £8460 Blue Water Price from: £12060 Blue Water Price from: £11700 Blue Water Price from: £13500 Blue Water Price from: £14580 Blue Water Price from: £15750

2022 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • January
    • Jan 7th - 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: £11340 Blue Water Price from: £12780 Blue Water Price from: £13860 Blue Water Price from: £15390
    • Jan 12th - 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: £8109 Blue Water Price from: £8415 Blue Water Price from: £9333 Blue Water Price from: £9648 Blue Water Price from: £9648 Blue Water Price from: £12024 Blue Water Price from: £12888
    • Jan 16th - Ushuaia and back - Sailing on: World Explorer From: £8010
      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: £8010 Blue Water Price from: £11700 Blue Water Price from: £11340 Blue Water Price from: £12780 Blue Water Price from: £13860 Blue Water Price from: £15300
    • Jan 17th - Ushuaia and back - Sailing on: Ocean Diamond From: £6570
      Triple Standard Class Single with Porthole Standard Class Twin Window Standard Class Twin Obstructed View Standard Class Single Obstructed View Standard Class Suite Premium Class Balcony Suite Premium Class
      Blue Water Price from: £6570 Blue Water Price from: £11340 Blue Water Price from: £8415 Blue Water Price from: £7803 Blue Water Price from: £11340 Blue Water Price from: £9027 Blue Water Price from: £9333
    • Jan 21st - 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: £8109 Blue Water Price from: £8415 Blue Water Price from: £9333 Blue Water Price from: £9648 Blue Water Price from: £9648 Blue Water Price from: £12024 Blue Water Price from: £12888
    • Jan 25th - 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: £10530 Blue Water Price from: £10206 Blue Water Price from: £11502 Blue Water Price from: £12474 Blue Water Price from: £13851
    • Jan 26th - Ushuaia and back - Sailing on: Ocean Diamond From: £6570
      Triple Standard Class Single with Porthole Standard Class Twin Window Standard Class Twin Obstructed View Standard Class Single Obstructed View Standard Class Suite Premium Class Balcony Suite Premium Class
      Blue Water Price from: £6570 Blue Water Price from: £11340 Blue Water Price from: £8415 Blue Water Price from: £7803 Blue Water Price from: £11340 Blue Water Price from: £9027 Blue Water Price from: £9333
    • Jan 30th - 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: £8109 Blue Water Price from: £8415 Blue Water Price from: £9333 Blue Water Price from: £9648 Blue Water Price from: £9648 Blue Water Price from: £12024 Blue Water Price from: £12888
  • February
    • Feb 3rd - 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: £11115 Blue Water Price from: £10773 Blue Water Price from: £12141 Blue Water Price from: £13167 Blue Water Price from: £14620
    • Feb 4th - Ushuaia and back - Sailing on: Ocean Diamond From: £6570
      Triple Standard Class Single with Porthole Standard Class Twin Window Standard Class Twin Obstructed View Standard Class Single Obstructed View Standard Class Suite Premium Class Balcony Suite Premium Class
      Blue Water Price from: £6570 Blue Water Price from: £11340 Blue Water Price from: £8415 Blue Water Price from: £7803 Blue Water Price from: £11340 Blue Water Price from: £9027 Blue Water Price from: £9333
    • Feb 13th - Ushuaia and back - Sailing on: Ocean Diamond From: £6570
      Triple Standard Class Single with Porthole Standard Class Twin Window Standard Class Twin Obstructed View Standard Class Single Obstructed View Standard Class Suite Premium Class Balcony Suite Premium Class
      Blue Water Price from: £6570 Blue Water Price from: £11340 Blue Water Price from: £8415 Blue Water Price from: £7803 Blue Water Price from: £11340 Blue Water Price from: £9027 Blue Water Price from: £9333
  • March
    • Mar 6th - Ushuaia and back - Sailing on: Ocean Diamond From: £5850
      Triple Standard Class Single with Porthole Standard Class Twin Window Standard Class Twin Obstructed View Standard Class Single Obstructed View Standard Class Suite Premium Class Balcony Suite Premium Class
      Blue Water Price from: £5850 Blue Water Price from: £10260 Blue Water Price from: £7803 Blue Water Price from: £7191 Blue Water Price from: £10260 Blue Water Price from: £8109 Blue Water Price from: £8415
  • November
    • Nov 19th - Ushuaia and back - Sailing on: World Explorer From: £7470
      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: £7470 Blue Water Price from: £9801 Blue Water Price from: £9153 Blue Water Price from: £11988 Blue Water Price from: £12960 Blue Water Price from: £13851
  • December
    • Dec 28th - Ushuaia and back - Sailing on: Ocean Adventurer From: £7740
      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
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2023 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • January
    • Jan 6th - Ushuaia and back - Sailing on: Ocean Adventurer From: £7470
      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: £7470 Blue Water Price from: £8977 Blue Water Price from: £9661 Blue Water Price from: £10345 Blue Water Price from: £11029 Blue Water Price from: £11029 Blue Water Price from: £14364 Blue Water Price from: £15304
    • Jan 27th - Ushuaia and back - Sailing on: Ocean Adventurer From: £7470
      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: £7470 Blue Water Price from: £8977 Blue Water Price from: £9661 Blue Water Price from: £10345 Blue Water Price from: £11029 Blue Water Price from: £11029 Blue Water Price from: £14364 Blue Water Price from: £15304
  • February
    • Feb 26th - Ushuaia and back - Sailing on: Ocean Diamond From: £6030
      Triple Standard Class Single with Porthole Standard Class Twin Window Standard Class Twin Obstructed View Standard Class Single Obstructed View Standard Class Suite Premium Class Balcony Suite Premium Class
      Blue Water Price from: £6030 Blue Water Price from: £10530 Blue Water Price from: £7803 Blue Water Price from: £7497 Blue Water Price from: £10530 Blue Water Price from: £8644 Blue Water Price from: £9256
  • March
    • Mar 7th - Ushuaia and back - Sailing on: Ocean Diamond From: £6030
      Triple Standard Class Single with Porthole Standard Class Twin Window Standard Class Twin Obstructed View Standard Class Single Obstructed View Standard Class Suite Premium Class Balcony Suite Premium Class
      Blue Water Price from: £6030 Blue Water Price from: £10530 Blue Water Price from: £7803 Blue Water Price from: £7497 Blue Water Price from: £10530 Blue Water Price from: £8644 Blue Water Price from: £9256

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