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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 £6100pp

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

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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: £7400
      Triple Infinity Suite Veranda Suite Superior Suite Deluxe Suite Owners Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £7400 Blue Water Price from: £9200 Blue Water Price from: £8560 Blue Water Price from: £9840 Blue Water Price from: £10880 Blue Water Price from: £11840
    • Nov 5th - Ushuaia and back - Sailing on: Ocean Diamond From: £6100
      Triple Suite Twin Window Twin Obstructed View Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £6100 Blue Water Price from: £9800 Blue Water Price from: £9000 Blue Water Price from: £8600 Blue Water Price from: £10200
    • Nov 14th - Ushuaia and back - Sailing on: Ocean Diamond From: £6100
      Triple Suite Twin Window Twin Obstructed View Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £6100 Blue Water Price from: £9800 Blue Water Price from: £9000 Blue Water Price from: £8600 Blue Water Price from: £8670
    • Nov 14th - Ushuaia and back - Sailing on: World Explorer From: £7400
      Triple Infinity Suite Veranda Suite Superior Suite Deluxe Suite Owners Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £7400 Blue Water Price from: £9775 Blue Water Price from: £9095 Blue Water Price from: £12300 Blue Water Price from: £13600 Blue Water Price from: £14800
  • December
    • Dec 1st - Ushuaia and back - Sailing on: Ocean Diamond From: £6100
      Triple Suite Twin Window Twin Obstructed View Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £6100 Blue Water Price from: £10200 Blue Water Price from: £9400 Blue Water Price from: £9000 Blue Water Price from: £10700
    • Dec 10th - Ushuaia and back - Sailing on: Ocean Diamond From: £6200
      Triple Suite Twin Window Twin Obstructed View Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £6200 Blue Water Price from: £10300 Blue Water Price from: £8550 Blue Water Price from: £8190 Blue Water Price from: £9095
    • Dec 10th - Ushuaia and back - Sailing on: World Explorer From: £7770
      Triple Infinity Suite Veranda Suite Superior Suite Deluxe Suite Owners Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £7800 Blue Water Price from: £8330 Blue Water Price from: £7770 Blue Water Price from: £8960 Blue Water Price from: £9800 Blue Water Price from: £10640
    • Dec 19th - Ushuaia and back - Sailing on: World Explorer From: £8200
      Triple Infinity Suite Veranda Suite Superior Suite Deluxe Suite Owners Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £8200 Blue Water Price from: £9225 Blue Water Price from: £8625 Blue Water Price from: £9900 Blue Water Price from: £10800 Blue Water Price from: £11700

2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • January
    • Jan 5th - Ushuaia and back - Sailing on: Ocean Adventurer From: £7920
      Triple Lower Deck Twin Main Deck Twin - Porthole Main Deck Twin - Window Superior Deluxe Suite Owners Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £8700 Blue Water Price from: £7920 Blue Water Price from: £8880 Blue Water Price from: £9520 Blue Water Price from: £9900 Blue Water Price from: £10800 Blue Water Price from: £11700 Blue Water Price from: £12675
    • Jan 11th - Ushuaia and back - Sailing on: World Explorer From: £7800
      Triple Infinity Suite Veranda Suite Superior Suite Deluxe Suite Owners Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £7800 Blue Water Price from: £8925 Blue Water Price from: £8325 Blue Water Price from: £9600 Blue Water Price from: £10500 Blue Water Price from: £11400
    • Jan 29th - Ushuaia and back - Sailing on: World Explorer From: £7800
      Triple Infinity Suite Veranda Suite Superior Suite Deluxe Suite Owners Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £7800 Blue Water Price from: £11900 Blue Water Price from: £11100 Blue Water Price from: £12800 Blue Water Price from: £14000 Blue Water Price from: £15200
  • February
    • Feb 7th - Ushuaia and back - Sailing on: Ocean Adventurer From: £6560
      Triple Lower Deck Twin Main Deck Twin - Porthole Main Deck Twin - Window Superior Deluxe Suite Owners Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £7000 Blue Water Price from: £6560 Blue Water Price from: £7280 Blue Water Price from: £8240 Blue Water Price from: £8325 Blue Water Price from: £9225 Blue Water Price from: £9900 Blue Water Price from: £10800
    • Feb 17th - Ushuaia and back - Sailing on: Ocean Diamond From: £6200
      Triple Suite Twin Window Twin Obstructed View Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £6200 Blue Water Price from: £9900 Blue Water Price from: £9100 Blue Water Price from: £8700 Blue Water Price from: £10300
  • November
    • Nov 1st - Ushuaia and back - Sailing on: Ultramarine From: £9180
      Explorer Triple Explorer Suite Balcony Suite Deluxe Balcony Suite Terrace Suite Penthouse Suite Owners Suite Ultra Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £9180 Blue Water Price from: £9792 Blue Water Price from: £11016 Blue Water Price from: £12888 Blue Water Price from: £13464 Blue Water Price from: £14400 Blue Water Price from: £17784 Blue Water Price from: £19584
    • Nov 4th - Ushuaia and back - Sailing on: World Explorer From: £7650
      Triple Infinity Suite Veranda Suite Superior Suite Deluxe Suite Owners Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £7650 Blue Water Price from: £8928 Blue Water Price from: £8568 Blue Water Price from: £9792 Blue Water Price from: £10728 Blue Water Price from: £11664
    • Nov 21st - Ushuaia and back - Sailing on: Ultramarine From: £9630
      Explorer Triple Explorer Suite Balcony Suite Deluxe Balcony Suite Terrace Suite Penthouse Suite Owners Suite Ultra Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £9630 Blue Water Price from: £10152 Blue Water Price from: £11376 Blue Water Price from: £13176 Blue Water Price from: £13824 Blue Water Price from: £14688 Blue Water Price from: £18360 Blue Water Price from: £20232
  • December
    • Dec 20th - Ushuaia and back - Sailing on: World Explorer From: £8820
      Triple Infinity Suite Veranda Suite Superior Suite Deluxe Suite Owners Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £8820 Blue Water Price from: £11421 Blue Water Price from: £11016 Blue Water Price from: £12798 Blue Water Price from: £13770 Blue Water Price from: £14823

2022 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • January
    • Jan 8th - Ushuaia and back - Sailing on: World Explorer From: £8460
      Triple Infinity Suite Veranda Suite Superior Suite Deluxe Suite Owners Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £8460 Blue Water Price from: £11016 Blue Water Price from: £10692 Blue Water Price from: £12069 Blue Water Price from: £13122 Blue Water Price from: £14499
    • Jan 13th - Ushuaia and back - Sailing on: Ocean Adventurer From: £7650
      Triple Lower Deck Twin Main Deck Twin - Porthole Main Deck Twin - Window Superior Deluxe Suite Owners Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £7650 Blue Water Price from: £8991 Blue Water Price from: £9315 Blue Water Price from: £10368 Blue Water Price from: £10786 Blue Water Price from: £10786 Blue Water Price from: £13387 Blue Water Price from: £14305
    • Jan 17th - Ushuaia and back - Sailing on: World Explorer From: £8460
      Triple Infinity Suite Veranda Suite Superior Suite Deluxe Suite Owners Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £8460 Blue Water Price from: £11016 Blue Water Price from: £10692 Blue Water Price from: £12069 Blue Water Price from: £13122 Blue Water Price from: £14499
    • Jan 18th - Ushuaia and back - Sailing on: Ocean Diamond From: £6840
      Triple Suite Twin Window Twin Obstructed View Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £6840 Blue Water Price from: £9963 Blue Water Price from: £9315 Blue Water Price from: £8586 Blue Water Price from: £10287
    • Jan 22nd - Ushuaia and back - Sailing on: Ocean Adventurer From: £7650
      Triple Lower Deck Twin Main Deck Twin - Porthole Main Deck Twin - Window Superior Deluxe Suite Owners Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £7650 Blue Water Price from: £8991 Blue Water Price from: £9315 Blue Water Price from: £10368 Blue Water Price from: £10786 Blue Water Price from: £10786 Blue Water Price from: £13387 Blue Water Price from: £14305
    • Jan 31st - Ushuaia and back - Sailing on: Ocean Adventurer From: £7650
      Triple Lower Deck Twin Main Deck Twin - Porthole Main Deck Twin - Window Superior Deluxe Suite Owners Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £7650 Blue Water Price from: £8991 Blue Water Price from: £9315 Blue Water Price from: £10368 Blue Water Price from: £10786 Blue Water Price from: £10786 Blue Water Price from: £13387 Blue Water Price from: £14305
  • February
    • Feb 14th - Ushuaia and back - Sailing on: Ocean Diamond From: £6840
      Triple Suite Twin Window Twin Obstructed View Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £6840 Blue Water Price from: £9963 Blue Water Price from: £9315 Blue Water Price from: £8586 Blue Water Price from: £10287
  • March
    • Mar 7th - Ushuaia and back - Sailing on: Ocean Diamond From: £6120
      Triple Suite Twin Window Twin Obstructed View Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £6120 Blue Water Price from: £7920 Blue Water Price from: £7632 Blue Water Price from: £7056 Blue Water Price from: £8280

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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