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01756 706500 +44 1756 706500
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Highlights of Antarctica

Fly from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia for a 11-night cruise exploring Antarctica. Experience close encounters with wildlife and glaciers, old whaling stations and relics. Highlights may include Deception Island and Cuverville Island

Cruise Only
11 nights from £4848pp

Expedition Holiday
  • Antarctica
  • Deception Island
  • South Shetland Islands
  • Adelie Penguins
  • Gentoo Penguins

Call us now on 01756 706500 to secure your cabin!

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Special flight-inclusive package from just £5766pp! Applies to Nov 2020 - Jan 2021 departures. Flights are from London, with regional airports available at a supplement. Terms and conditions apply. Subject to availability. Book by 31 Mar 2020

Exclusive £100pp discount! Prices shown include saving

No single supplement! Applies to Feb-Mar 2020 departures. Offer is not combinable. Subject to availability

Highlights of Antarctica Special Offer

Enjoy an overnight stay in Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina, where an optional city tour showcases the highlights. Take an early morning flight to Ushuaia to join your ship and cross the Drake Passage to Antarctica. Take part in lectures and watch films about the frozen landscape.

Spend six days exploring the Antarctic wilderness where there will be non-stop photo opportunities. Come close to penguins and seals and feel like a real explorer setting foot on the snow and ice. The final route will depend on the weather conditions. One of the highlights may be sailing into the harbour of Deception Island where you will see an abandoned whaling station and a derelict British base. You may also visit Half Moon Bay or Yankee Harbour, home to a staggering number of Gentoo penguins. Other highlights may include Neko Bay, Paradise Bay and Wilhelmina Bay.

After discovering the white landscape of Antarctica cross the Drake passage back to Ushuaia for a return flight to Buenos Aires.

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Highlights of Antarctica 11-night Itinerary

Day 1 - Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Enjoy an overnight hotel stay in Buenos Aires, with the option to join a city tour in the afternoon.

Day 2 - Buenos Aires - Ushuaia

Fly to Ushuaia and embark your ship. Enjoy a Welcome Dinner on board this evening.

Days 3-4 - 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 watch a film about Antarctica or attend educational lectures.

Days 5-9 - Antarctica

There are no permanent human inhabitants in Antarctica but it is home to millions of penguins and the feeding area for thousands of whales. Words simply cannot describe the feeling of being on the Great White Continent. The ice, wind and weather dictate life in Antarctica as well as our route. Every voyage is unique and our experienced crew will make all voyages an experience of a lifetime. Locations that may be visited include Cuverville Island, home to a large colony of Gentoo penguins, beautiful Neko Harbour and stunning Half Moon Island.

Days 10-11 - Drake Passage

Relax on board whilst cruising back through the Drake Passage.

Day 12 - Ushuaia - Buenos Aires

Disembark your ship in Ushuaia and transfer to the airport for the return flight to Buenos Aires.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary. Itineraries vary according to ice and weather conditions - and the wildlife encountered. PLEASE NOTE: Feb 2019 - Mar 2020 departures are 12-night itineraries with an extra day in Antarctica.

Highlights of Antarctica 16-night Itinerary

Day 1 - Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Enjoy an overnight hotel stay in Buenos Aires, with the option to join a city tour in the afternoon.

Day 2 - Buenos Aires - Ushuaia

Fly to Ushuaia and embark your ship. Enjoy a Welcome Dinner on board this evening.

Days 3-4 - 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 watch a film about Antarctica or attend educational lectures.

Days 5-14 - Antarctica

There are no permanent human inhabitants in Antarctica but it is home to millions of penguins and the feeding area for thousands of whales. Words simply cannot describe the feeling of being on the Great White Continent. The ice, wind and weather dictate life in Antarctica as well as our route. Every voyage is unique and our experienced crew will make all voyages an experience of a lifetime. Locations that may be visited include Cuverville Island, home to a large colony of Gentoo penguins, beautiful Neko Harbour and stunning Half Moon Island.

Days 15-16 - Drake Passage

Relax on board whilst cruising back through the Drake Passage.

Day 17 - Ushuaia - Buenos Aires

Disembark your ship in Ushuaia and transfer to the airport for the return flight to Buenos Aires.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary. Itineraries vary according to ice and weather conditions - and the wildlife encountered.

Price Includes

  • 10, 11 or 15-night full board cruise in the cabin grade of your choice
  • 1-night pre-cruise hotel stay in Buenos Aires
  • Return economy flights between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia
  • Transfer from the hotel to the airport in Buenos Aires
  • Transfers in Ushuaia
  • House beer and wine, sodas and mineral water with meals on board (applies to Nov 2020 departures onwards only)
  • Complimentary tea and coffee onboard
  • A La Carte restaurant (for suite guests only) (applies to Nov 2020 departures onwards only)
  • Fredheim restaurant meals (for suite guests only) (applies to Nov 2020 departures onwards only)
  • Landings ashore and lectures onboard by the Expedition Team
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board (applies to Nov 2020 departures onwards only)
  • Wind and waterproof jacket

Price Does Not Include

  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional excursions
  • Gratuities (at guests’ discretion on Nov 2020 departures onwards)
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2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • February
    • Feb 10th - Buenos Aires and back (11 or 12-night itinerary) - Sailing on: Midnatsol From: £5712
      Polar Outside Arctic Superior
      Brochure Price from: £5812 Brochure Price from: £6778
      Blue Water Price from: £5712 Blue Water Price from: £6678
    • Feb 21st - Buenos Aires and back (11 or 12-night itinerary) - Sailing on: Midnatsol From: £5434
      Polar Inside Polar Outside Arctic Superior Expedition Suite
      Brochure Price from: £5534 Brochure Price from: £5561 Brochure Price from: £5985 Brochure Price from: £8961
      Blue Water Price from: £5434 Blue Water Price from: £5461 Blue Water Price from: £5885 Blue Water Price from: £8861
  • March
    • Mar 3rd - Buenos Aires and back (11 or 12-night itinerary) - Sailing on: Midnatsol From: £4848
      Polar Inside Polar Outside Arctic Superior Expedition Suite
      Brochure Price from: £4948 Brochure Price from: £5058 Brochure Price from: £5589 Brochure Price from: £8058
      Blue Water Price from: £4848 Blue Water Price from: £4958 Blue Water Price from: £5489 Blue Water Price from: £7958
  • November
    • Nov 7th - Buenos Aires and back (11 or 12-night itinerary) - Sailing on: Fridtjof Nansen From: £5621
      Polar Outside Arctic Superior Expedition Suite
      Brochure Price from: £5721 Brochure Price from: £6206 Brochure Price from: £7961
      Blue Water Price from: £5621 Blue Water Price from: £6106 Blue Water Price from: £7861
    • Nov 17th - Buenos Aires and back (11 or 12-night itinerary) - Sailing on: Fridtjof Nansen From: £6021
      Polar Outside Arctic Superior Expedition Suite
      Brochure Price from: £6121 Brochure Price from: £6476 Brochure Price from: £7961
      Blue Water Price from: £6021 Blue Water Price from: £6376 Blue Water Price from: £7861
    • Nov 27th - Buenos Aires and back (11 or 12-night itinerary) - Sailing on: Fridtjof Nansen From: £6021
      Polar Outside Arctic Superior Expedition Suite
      Brochure Price from: £6121 Brochure Price from: £6206 Brochure Price from: £7961
      Blue Water Price from: £6021 Blue Water Price from: £6106 Blue Water Price from: £7861
  • December
    • Dec 7th - Buenos Aires and back (11 or 12-night itinerary) - Sailing on: Fridtjof Nansen From: £6048
      Polar Outside Arctic Superior Expedition Suite
      Brochure Price from: £6148 Brochure Price from: £6206 Brochure Price from: £7961
      Blue Water Price from: £6048 Blue Water Price from: £6106 Blue Water Price from: £7861
    • Dec 17th - Buenos Aires and back (11 or 12-night itinerary) - Sailing on: Fridtjof Nansen From: £6048
      Polar Outside Arctic Superior Expedition Suite
      Brochure Price from: £6148 Brochure Price from: £6206 Brochure Price from: £7961
      Blue Water Price from: £6048 Blue Water Price from: £6106 Blue Water Price from: £7861
    • Dec 27th - Buenos Aires and back (11 or 12-night itinerary) - Sailing on: Fridtjof Nansen From: £5666
      Polar Outside Arctic Superior Expedition Suite
      Brochure Price from: £5766 Brochure Price from: £6595 Brochure Price from: £8486
      Blue Water Price from: £5666 Blue Water Price from: £6495 Blue Water Price from: £8386

2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • January
    • Jan 6th - Buenos Aires and back (11 or 12-night itinerary) - Sailing on: Fridtjof Nansen From: £5789
      Polar Outside Arctic Superior Expedition Suite
      Brochure Price from: £5889 Brochure Price from: £7103 Brochure Price from: £8682
      Blue Water Price from: £5789 Blue Water Price from: £7003 Blue Water Price from: £8582
    • Jan 16th - Buenos Aires and back (11 or 12-night itinerary) - Sailing on: Fridtjof Nansen From: £5912
      Polar Outside Arctic Superior Expedition Suite
      Brochure Price from: £6012 Brochure Price from: £6813 Brochure Price from: £8779
      Blue Water Price from: £5912 Blue Water Price from: £6713 Blue Water Price from: £8679
  • February
    • Feb 15th - Buenos Aires and back (16-night itinerary) - Sailing on: Fridtjof Nansen From: £7480
      Polar Outside Arctic Superior Expedition Suite
      Brochure Price from: £7580 Brochure Price from: £8737 Brochure Price from: £10921
      Blue Water Price from: £7480 Blue Water Price from: £8637 Blue Water Price from: £10821
  • March
    • Mar 2nd - Buenos Aires and back (16-night itinerary) - Sailing on: Fridtjof Nansen From: £7480
      Polar Outside Arctic Superior Expedition Suite
      Brochure Price from: £7580 Brochure Price from: £8737 Brochure Price from: £10921
      Blue Water Price from: £7480 Blue Water Price from: £8637 Blue Water Price from: £10821

Price Information

  • Please note: Pricing is based on a fluid system so subject to daily change
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