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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

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10 nights from £6184pp

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.

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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Price Information

  • Please note that dates shown are the cruise departure date. Itinerary includes an overnight pre-cruise hotel stay in Ushuaia.
  • Please note prices are updated regularly from a third party price feed and may fluctuate from those shown. Please contact us for latest prices
  • Prices shown usually include all available discounts
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