Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent - 11 day

World Explorer Luxury Expedition Cruise Ship
World Explorer
176 Passengers
Adventure Options

Antarctica has been inspiring explorers for centuries, and this expedition offers you the chance to discover why, with an unforgettable journey through the spectacular wilderness of the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula. You’ll encounter a world where Mother Nature creates the rules—her unpredictable temperament making each trip unique, exciting and personal.

Imagine cruising in a Zodiac through sea ice that crackles like shattered glass, witnessing penguins building their nests, or navigating through a maze of icebergs, each one uniquely shaped by its journey through the sea. You’ll enjoy iconic Antarctic highlights, experience exhilarating adventures and be rewarded with memories to last a lifetime.

Expedition in Brief:
• Perfect for first-time visitors to Antarctica
• Explore highlights of the Antarctic Peninsula
• Travel safely and comfortably aboard any a small, ice-strengthened expedition vessel
• Learn about the environment and wildlife from on-board lecturers and specialists
• Experience abundant wildlife: penguins, seals, whales and more!

Brief Itinerary

Day 1 Ushuaia, Argentina
Day 2 Embarkation Day
Days 3 & 4 Crossing the Drake Passage
Days 5 to 8 South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula
Days 9 & 10 Crossing the Drake Passage
Day 11 Disembarkation in Ushuaia

Includes one pre-expedition hotel night accommodation in Ushuaia.

Day 1 — Ushuaia, Argentina

You will begin your journey in Ushuaia, a small but bustling port town at the tip of South America. This Argentine town is an ideal gateway for you to explore the southern extent of Patagonia while preparing for your adventure ahead. Get active in the mountains or enjoy handcrafted chocolate at a café in town.

Day 2 — Embarkation Day

Embarkation will occur in the late afternoon, after which your vessel will sail down the historic Beagle Channel, which transects the Tierra del Fuego archipelago in the extreme south of South America. Expect an air of anticipation as you depart—the next time you see land, you’ll be in the world’s most southern continent!

Days 3 & 4 — Crossing the Drake Passage

Your days at sea are filled with presentations led by your expedition team who will prepare you for the wildlife, geology and history that will greet you upon your arrival. In between presentations spend time on deck looking for wildlife or chatting with your shipmates over a drink at the bar.

Days 5 to 8 — South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula

The most common reaction upon reaching the White Continent is a sense of reverence and awe. The experience is beyond words, since few places are as untouched, unique and enduring as Antarctica. You will begin to appreciate why this region has long captivated the attention of explorers and travelers alike. Every time we visit Antarctica, we witness something new or unexpected, which means that your expedition will be unlike any other—creating a unique, personal experience.

Each day, you will take Zodiac excursions from the ship to explore local bays, channels and landing sites. With wildlife always at the forefront of our minds, you will visit penguin rookeries, scout for humpback and minke whales, and search for a number of southern seal species, including the cunning leopard seal.

Your expedition team will take care of you at each landing, whether you are hiking the Antarctic landscape, visiting a research station or consorting with penguin colonies. Chinstrap, Adélie and gentoo penguins are found here, along with Weddell, fur, crabeater and leopard seals. Keep a lookout for curious whales, such as minkes, while on a Zodiac cruise. Each day and each landing will present a new collection of creatures to delight you and keep your camera busy.

Amid the serene silence of Antarctica, noisy interludes become indelible memories, such as penguins squabbling over prized pebbles, or the boom and crack of a calving glacier.

Every day will be different, having been carefully crafted by your expedition team to inspire and educate you about this wonderful part of the world.

Days 9 & 10 — Crossing the Drake Passage

The journey back across the Drake Passage provides final opportunities to enjoy the crisp Antarctic air. Spend time on the deck, watching for seabirds and scouting for whales, enjoy presentations by your expedition team and celebrate the experiences shared exploring Antarctica.

Day 11 — Disembarkation in Ushuaia, Argentina

You will arrive in Ushuaia in the morning, which allows for you to continue your adventure on land or catch your flights home.

IMPORTANT REMINDER
Embracing the unexpected is part of the legacy—and excitement—of expedition travel. When traveling in extremely remote regions, your expedition team must allow the sea, the ice and the weather to guide route and itinerary details. This itinerary is a tentative outline of what you’ll experience on this voyage; please be aware that no specific itinerary can be guaranteed. By the same token, wildlife encounters as described are expected, but not guaranteed. Your expedition team will use their considerable experience to seek out wildlife in known habitats, but the presence of any particular species of bird or marine wildlife is not a guarantee.

* Itinerary may be subject to change

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Rates Antarctica 2019-20
Triple Cabin
Infinity Cabin
Veranda Cabin
Superior Suite
Deluxe Suite
Owner's Suite
Camp
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PLUS New Clients (never traveled aboard World Explorer or sister ships) save additional $500 (standard) or $1,000 (premium cabins)
Excludes Triple, Expires Jan 31st 2019
$8,495 $12,995$9,746$12,995$9,746$14,395$10,796Full$14,995$11,246Full$15,595$11,696
Camp, Paddleboarding, Kayak
$9,995Full$15,195Full$15,195Full$16,795Full$17,495Full$18,395Full
Camp, Paddleboarding, Kayak
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$9,995Full$15,195 $15,195 $16,795 $17,495 $18,395 
Paddleboarding, Kayak
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$13,995Full$20,295$17,251$20,295$17,251$22,495$19,121Limited$23,495$19,971$24,395$20,736
Paddleboarding, Kayak
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$10,795Limited$16,495$14,846$16,495$14,846$18,395$16,556Full$19,195$17,276Full$19,995$17,996Limited
Paddleboarding, Kayak
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$10,795 $16,495$14,021$16,495$14,021$18,395$15,636Full$19,195$16,316$19,995$16,996Full
Paddleboarding, Kayak
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PLUS New Clients (never traveled aboard World Explorer or sister ships) save additional $500 (standard) or $1,000 (premium cabins)
Excludes Triple, Expires Jan 31st 2019
$10,795Full$16,495$14,021$16,495$14,021$18,395$15,636Full$19,195$16,316$19,995$16,996Limited
Paddleboarding, Kayak
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PLUS New Clients (never traveled aboard World Explorer or sister ships) save additional $500 (standard) or $1,000 (premium cabins)
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$16,595 $24,095$18,071$24,095$18,071$26,695$20,021$27,895$20,921$28,995$21,746
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Please Note:  Passenger Capacity on Fly/Cruise Programs is a maximum of 140.

Cruise Price does not include international airfare.  Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
Single supplement 1.7x twin rate for Infinity and Veranda & 2x twin rate for Superior, Deluxe and Owner's.

Drinks included. Soft drinks & juices all the time. House wine & non-premium beer at dinner.

Adventure Options: Kayaking - $995 (for those who want to kayak during entire voyage & have previous experience) OR paddling - $295 (for those w/o experience who want to kayak one time during the voyage), Camping - $295, Stand-up Paddleboarding - $295, Snowshoe-Included. Adventure options must be pre-booked and paid for prior to start of the trip. Space is subject to availability.

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DeckPlan_WorldExplorer

    Owner's Suite
Located on Decks 5 and 6, these suites have one double or two single beds, and a 110 Sq. ft. (10 m²) walk-out balcony with access from sitting room and bedroom. A separate sitting area with sofa, refrigerator, TV, state of the art “infotainment” system, and private bathroom with shower, his & hers sinks, and bathtub is also featured in each cabin.
355 Sq.ft. (33 m²)
    Deluxe Suite
Located on Deck 5, these suites have one double or two single beds, and a 110 Sq. ft. (10 m²) walk-out balcony with access from sitting room and bedroom. A separate sitting area with sofa, his & hers closets, refrigerator, TV, state of the art “infotainment” system, and private bathroom with shower and his & hers sinks is also featured in each cabin.
334 Sq.ft. (31 m²)
  Superior Suite
Located on Decks 5 and 6, these suites have one double or two single beds, and a 110 Sq. ft. (10 m²) walk-out balcony with access from sitting room and bedroom. A separate sitting area with sofa, walk-in closet, refrigerator, TV, state of the art “infotainment” system, and private bathroom with shower is also featured in each cabin.
278 Sq.ft. (26 m²)
  Veranda Cabin
Located on Decks 5 and 6, these cabins have one double or two single beds, and a 55 Sq. ft. (5 m²) walk-out balcony. A sitting area with sofa, refrigerator, TV, state of the art “infotainment” system, and private bathroom with shower is also featured in each cabin.
215 Sq.ft. (20 m²)
  Infinity Cabin
Located on Decks 5 and 6, these cabins have one double or two single beds, and a floor-to-ceiling glass Juliet balcony. A sitting area with sofa, refrigerator, TV, state of the art “infotainment” system, and private bathroom with shower is also featured in each cabin.
270 Sq.ft. (25 m²)
  Triple Cabin
Located on Deck 6, these cabins have one double or two single beds, and a 55 Sq. ft. (5 m²) walk-out balcony. A separate combo sitting area/bedroom with a sofa bed and additional closet, refrigerator, TV, state of the art “infotainment” system, and private bathroom with shower is also featured in each cabin.
225 Sq.ft. (21 m²)