Blue Water Holidays
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
Experts in River and Small Ship Cruising Holidays since 2002
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 on 01756 706500 (+44 1756 706500) to discuss this holiday

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Special flight-inclusive package - now from only £6090pp! Flights are from London Heathrow. Regional departures available at a supplement. Applies to 10, 21 Feb; 3 Mar; 8, 18, 28 Nov; 8, 18, 28 Dec 2020 and 7, 17 Jan; 15 Feb; 2 Mar 2021 departures. Subject to availability. Book by 31 Jul 2019

Exclusive £100pp discount!

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 (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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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • November
    • Nov 10th - Buenos Aires and back (11 or 12-night itinerary) - Sailing on: Midnatsol From: £7076
      Q Mini MG Grand Suite MX Owners Suite
      Brochure Price from: £7176 Brochure Price from: £9412 Brochure Price from: £14329
      Blue Water Price from: £7076 Blue Water Price from: £9312 Blue Water Price from: £14229
    • Nov 21st - Buenos Aires and back (11 or 12-night itinerary) - Sailing on: Midnatsol From: £5522
      I Polar Inside Cabin J Polar Outside Cabin N Polar Outside Cabin P Arctic Superior Cabin U Arctic Superior Cabin M Suite MG Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £5680 Brochure Price from: £5622 Brochure Price from: £6120 Brochure Price from: £6448 Brochure Price from: £6595 Brochure Price from: £13894 Brochure Price from: £9141
      Blue Water Price from: £5580 Blue Water Price from: £5522 Blue Water Price from: £6020 Blue Water Price from: £6348 Blue Water Price from: £6495 Blue Water Price from: £13794 Blue Water Price from: £9041
  • December
    • Dec 2nd - Buenos Aires and back (11 or 12-night itinerary) - Sailing on: Midnatsol From: £6068
      I Polar Inside Cabin J Polar Outside Cabin N Polar Outside Cabin P Arctic Superior Cabin U Arctic Superior Cabin QJ Arctic Superior Cabin MG Grand Suite MX Owners Suite
      Brochure Price from: £6168 Brochure Price from: £6509 Brochure Price from: £6656 Brochure Price from: £6506 Brochure Price from: £6656 Brochure Price from: £7503 Brochure Price from: £9863 Brochure Price from: £15053
      Blue Water Price from: £6068 Blue Water Price from: £6409 Blue Water Price from: £6556 Blue Water Price from: £6406 Blue Water Price from: £6556 Blue Water Price from: £7403 Blue Water Price from: £9763 Blue Water Price from: £14953
    • Dec 28th - Buenos Aires and back (11 or 12-night itinerary) - Sailing on: Midnatsol From: £6068
      I Polar Inside Cabin
      Brochure Price from: £6168
      Blue Water Price from: £6068

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: £5044
      I Polar Inside Cabin L Polar Outside Cabin J Polar Outside Cabin N Polar Outside Cabin P Arctic Superior Cabin U Arctic Superior Cabin QJ Arctic Superior Cabin Q Mini MG Grand Suite MX Owners Suite
      Brochure Price from: £5144 Brochure Price from: £5259 Brochure Price from: £5413 Brochure Price from: £6656 Brochure Price from: £5990 Brochure Price from: £6290 Brochure Price from: £6456 Brochure Price from: £6977 Brochure Price from: £8419 Brochure Price from: £12735
      Blue Water Price from: £5044 Blue Water Price from: £5159 Blue Water Price from: £5313 Blue Water Price from: £6556 Blue Water Price from: £5890 Blue Water Price from: £6190 Blue Water Price from: £6356 Blue Water Price from: £6877 Blue Water Price from: £8319 Blue Water Price from: £12635
    • Feb 21st - Buenos Aires and back (11 or 12-night itinerary) - Sailing on: Midnatsol From: £4848
      I Polar Inside Cabin L Polar Outside Cabin J Polar Outside Cabin N Polar Outside Cabin P Arctic Superior Cabin U Arctic Superior Cabin QJ Arctic Superior Cabin Q Mini M Suite MG Grand Suite MX Owners Suite
      Brochure Price from: £4948 Brochure Price from: £5058 Brochure Price from: £5204 Brochure Price from: £5422 Brochure Price from: £5589 Brochure Price from: £5863 Brochure Price from: £6195 Brochure Price from: £6689 Brochure Price from: £7693 Brochure Price from: £8058 Brochure Price from: £12156
      Blue Water Price from: £4848 Blue Water Price from: £4958 Blue Water Price from: £5104 Blue Water Price from: £5322 Blue Water Price from: £5489 Blue Water Price from: £5763 Blue Water Price from: £6095 Blue Water Price from: £6589 Blue Water Price from: £7593 Blue Water Price from: £7958 Blue Water Price from: £12056
  • March
    • Mar 3rd - Buenos Aires and back (11 or 12-night itinerary) - Sailing on: Midnatsol From: £4848
      I Polar Inside Cabin L Polar Outside Cabin J Polar Outside Cabin N Polar Outside Cabin P Arctic Superior Cabin U Arctic Superior Cabin QJ Arctic Superior Cabin Q Mini M Suite MG Grand Suite MX Owners Suite
      Brochure Price from: £4948 Brochure Price from: £5058 Brochure Price from: £5204 Brochure Price from: £5422 Brochure Price from: £5589 Brochure Price from: £5863 Brochure Price from: £6195 Brochure Price from: £6689 Brochure Price from: £7693 Brochure Price from: £8058 Brochure Price from: £12156
      Blue Water Price from: £4848 Blue Water Price from: £4958 Blue Water Price from: £5104 Blue Water Price from: £5322 Blue Water Price from: £5489 Blue Water Price from: £5763 Blue Water Price from: £6095 Blue Water Price from: £6589 Blue Water Price from: £7593 Blue Water Price from: £7958 Blue Water Price from: £12056
  • November
    • Nov 7th - Buenos Aires and back (11 or 12-night itinerary) - Sailing on: Fridtjof Nansen From: £5336
      Polar Outside Arctic Superior Expedition Suite
      Brochure Price from: £5436 Brochure Price from: £6206 Brochure Price from: £7662
      Blue Water Price from: £5336 Blue Water Price from: £6106 Blue Water Price from: £7562
    • Nov 17th - Buenos Aires and back (11 or 12-night itinerary) - Sailing on: Fridtjof Nansen From: £5336
      Polar Outside Arctic Superior Expedition Suite
      Brochure Price from: £5436 Brochure Price from: £6206 Brochure Price from: £7662
      Blue Water Price from: £5336 Blue Water Price from: £6106 Blue Water Price from: £7562
    • Nov 27th - Buenos Aires and back (11 or 12-night itinerary) - Sailing on: Fridtjof Nansen From: £5336
      Polar Outside Arctic Superior Expedition Suite
      Brochure Price from: £5436 Brochure Price from: £6206 Brochure Price from: £7662
      Blue Water Price from: £5336 Blue Water Price from: £6106 Blue Water Price from: £7562
  • December
    • Dec 7th - Buenos Aires and back (11 or 12-night itinerary) - Sailing on: Fridtjof Nansen From: £5336
      Polar Outside Arctic Superior Expedition Suite
      Brochure Price from: £5436 Brochure Price from: £6206 Brochure Price from: £7662
      Blue Water Price from: £5336 Blue Water Price from: £6106 Blue Water Price from: £7562
    • Dec 17th - Buenos Aires and back (11 or 12-night itinerary) - Sailing on: Fridtjof Nansen From: £5336
      Polar Outside Arctic Superior Expedition Suite
      Brochure Price from: £5436 Brochure Price from: £6206 Brochure Price from: £7662
      Blue Water Price from: £5336 Blue Water Price from: £6106 Blue Water Price from: £7562
    • 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: £8163
      Blue Water Price from: £5666 Blue Water Price from: £6495 Blue Water Price from: £8063

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: £5666
      Polar Outside Arctic Superior Expedition Suite
      Brochure Price from: £5766 Brochure Price from: £6595 Brochure Price from: £8163
      Blue Water Price from: £5666 Blue Water Price from: £6495 Blue Water Price from: £8063
    • Jan 16th - 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: £8163
      Blue Water Price from: £5666 Blue Water Price from: £6495 Blue Water Price from: £8063
  • 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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