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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 £7110pp

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

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Save up to 20%! Applies to 10 Dec 2020 departure on Ocean Diamond. Prices shown include discount. Subject to availability. Book by 31 Mar 2020

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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2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • November
    • Nov 4th - Ushuaia and back - Sailing on: World Explorer From: £7140
      Infinity Suite Veranda Suite Superior Suite Deluxe Suite Owners Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £7700 Blue Water Price from: £7140 Blue Water Price from: £8260 Blue Water Price from: £9100 Blue Water Price from: £9870
    • Nov 5th - Ushuaia and back - Sailing on: Ocean Diamond From: £8300
      Twin Window Twin Obstructed View Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £8600 Blue Water Price from: £8300 Blue Water Price from: £9800
    • Nov 14th - Ushuaia and back - Sailing on: Ocean Diamond From: £8300
      Twin Window Twin Obstructed View Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £8600 Blue Water Price from: £8300 Blue Water Price from: £9800
    • Nov 14th - Ushuaia and back - Sailing on: World Explorer From: £8160
      Infinity Suite Veranda Suite Superior Suite Deluxe Suite Owners Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £8800 Blue Water Price from: £8160 Blue Water Price from: £9440 Blue Water Price from: £10400 Blue Water Price from: £11280
  • December
    • Dec 1st - Ushuaia and back - Sailing on: Ocean Diamond From: £8600
      Twin Window Twin Obstructed View Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £9000 Blue Water Price from: £8600 Blue Water Price from: £10200
    • Dec 10th - Ushuaia and back - Sailing on: Ocean Diamond From: £7310
      Twin Window Twin Obstructed View Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £7650 Blue Water Price from: £7310 Blue Water Price from: £8160
    • Dec 10th - Ushuaia and back - Sailing on: World Explorer From: £7420
      Infinity Suite Veranda Suite Superior Suite Deluxe Suite Owners Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £7980 Blue Water Price from: £7420 Blue Water Price from: £8540 Blue Water Price from: £9380 Blue Water Price from: £10150
    • Dec 19th - Ushuaia and back - Sailing on: World Explorer From: £11000
      Infinity Suite Veranda Suite Superior Suite Deluxe Suite Owners Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £11800 Blue Water Price from: £11000 Blue Water Price from: £12600 Blue Water Price from: £13800 Blue Water Price from: £14900

2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • January
    • Jan 5th - Ushuaia and back - Sailing on: Ocean Adventurer From: £7990
      Lower Deck Twin Main Deck Twin - Porthole Main Deck Twin - Window Superior Deluxe Owners Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £7990 Blue Water Price from: £9010 Blue Water Price from: £9690 Blue Water Price from: £10080 Blue Water Price from: £11040 Blue Water Price from: £12880
    • Jan 11th - Ushuaia and back - Sailing on: World Explorer From: £10600
      Infinity Suite Veranda Suite Superior Suite Deluxe Suite Owners Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £11400 Blue Water Price from: £10600 Blue Water Price from: £12200 Blue Water Price from: £13400 Blue Water Price from: £14500
    • Jan 29th - Ushuaia and back - Sailing on: World Explorer From: £10600
      Infinity Suite Veranda Suite Superior Suite Deluxe Suite Owners Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £11400 Blue Water Price from: £10600 Blue Water Price from: £12200 Blue Water Price from: £13400 Blue Water Price from: £14500
  • February
    • Feb 7th - Ushuaia and back - Sailing on: Ocean Adventurer From: £7110
      Lower Deck Twin Main Deck Twin - Porthole Main Deck Twin - Window Superior Deluxe Owners Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £7110 Blue Water Price from: £7740 Blue Water Price from: £8820 Blue Water Price from: £8480 Blue Water Price from: £9440 Blue Water Price from: £11040
    • Feb 17th - Ushuaia and back - Sailing on: Ocean Diamond From: £8300
      Twin Window Twin Obstructed View Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £8600 Blue Water Price from: £8300 Blue Water Price from: £9800

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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