Antarctica Classic

Expedition Cruise Ship
Expedition
134 Passengers
Adventure Options

The Antarctic Peninsula is anything but a world of white desolation. Join us on a true adventure to a world of immense scale and visual splendor. Passing huge icebergs in the flat calm of a polar morning will reshape the way you look at your world. Encounter huge whales, enormous rookeries of penguins, and stunning landscapes few have ever witnessed. This 11-day expedition will introduce you to the magic of the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1 Ushuaia, Argentina
Day 2 Ushuaia/Drake Passage
Days 3 & 4 Drake Passage/South Shetland Islands
Days 5 to 8 South Shetland Islands/Antarctic Peninsula
Days 9 & 10 Drake Passage/Ushuaia
Day 11 Ushuaia

Day 1 — Ushuaia, Argentina

Arrive in Ushuaia at any time. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the world's most southerly city.

Day 2 — Ushuaia/Drake Passage

Enjoy a free morning in Ushuaia. Do any last minute shopping, explore the town or the surrounding countryside. Embarkation on the Expedition begins in the afternoon at the port in Ushuaia. Enjoy the evening sailing through the Beagle Channel.

Days 3 & 4 — Drake Passage/South Shetland Islands

The adventure begins with an 600 mi (1000km) crossing of the passage named in honor of 16th-century English sea captain and privateer, Sir Francis Drake. The ship is at home in this part of the Southern Ocean.

Attend lectures hosted throughout the day on everything from local wildlife to geology to history. The expedition team is comprised of professional and highly skilled historians, marine biologists, and naturalists who offer keen insight and a unique personal perspective to each and every adventure.

Spend time out on deck and keep an eye out for sea birds and whales that live in these fertile waters. Wandering, Black-browed and Light-mantled Sooty Albatross, Prion's and Cap Petrels are among some of the species of seabirds that may join the Expedition on the journey to Antarctica.

Days 5 to 8 — South Shetland Islands/Antarctic Peninsula

Experience some of the most unique wildlife viewing and inspiring scenery in the world while setting foot on the Antarctic continent. Attempt two shore landings per day (weather permitting) and encounter Gentoo, Chinstrap and Adélie penguin rookeries, Weddell, crabeater and leopard seals, and orca, humpback and minke whales in the cold Antarctic waters. During the voyage, learn about the peninsula's remarkable history.

This is what we've all been waiting for - a chance to explore step foot on the Great White Continent! Over the next 4 days the Expedition will navigate southwards making stops in the South Shetland Islands then through the Bransfield Strait and to the Antarctic Peninsula.

Hop into one of the Expedition’s 14 Zodiacs and take the quick, safe trip from the ship to the shore to encounter the awe-inspiring wilderness of Antarctica. Get up close to towering icebergs, glaciers and amazing wildlife.

Days 9 & 10 — Drake Passage/Ushuaia

Leave Antarctica and head north across the Drake Passage. In between bird watching and whale watching and enjoying some final lectures by the expedition staff, this is a chance to relax and review the adventures of the past week before returning to Ushuaia.

Remember, the best way to experience the wildlife of the Drake Passage is to be on deck keeping a look out for Albatross, Prions and Whales!

Day 11 — Ushuaia

Our adventure comes to a close. Have a final breakfast onboard Expedition before saying our goodbyes as we disembark in Ushuaia in the morning.

Note: Expedition travel can be full of surprises! While it is our intention of adhere to the itinerary described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations.

* Itinerary may be subject to change

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Per Person USD
Rates Antarctica 2020-21
Cat 1a Quad
Cat 1 Triple
Cat 2
Cat 3
Cat 4
Cat 5
Kayak
$12,299Full$13,499 $15,799Full$16,399 $17,3991 Berth$19,399Limited
Camp, Kayak
$7,799Full$8,7991 Berth$9,999Full$10,699 $12,199 $13,699Limited
Camp, Kayak
$6,999Full$7,999Full$8,999Full$9,599 $10,999 $12,299Limited
Camp, Kayak
$7,999Full$8,999Full$10,399Full$11,299 $12,999 $14,499Limited
Camp, Kayak
$7,299Full$8,199Full$9,799Limited$10,299 $11,799 $12,999 
Camp, Kayak
$10,699Full$11,699Full$13,799Full$14,599 $15,599Limited$17,199Full
Camp, Kayak
$8,399Full$9,199Full$10,999Full$11,999 $12,999 $14,599Limited
Camp, Kayak
$16,5991 Berth$17,599 $21,199Full$23,399 $26,599 $29,999 
Camp, Kayak
$10,199Full$11,2991 Berth$13,499Full$14,299Full$15,299Full$16,999Full
Camp, Kayak
$15,9991 Berth$16,999 $20,599Full$22,499 $25,499 $28,999Limited
Kayak
$9,699 $10,799 $12,499Full$13,299 $14,299 $15,999Limited
Kayak
$6,799Full$7,399Full$9,199Full$9,599 $10,699 $12,199Limited
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Single Supplement is 1.7 times the regular price.

Please note that evacuation insurance is mandatory on all cruises.

Camping Excursion - $349 per person.
Kayaking Excursion - $999 per person (Antarctica Classic); $1,299 (Antarctica Classic in Depth & Quest for the Antarctic Circle); $1,499 (Spirit of Shackleton & Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica).
Restricted to participants 18 and older. Adventure options must be pre-booked and paid for prior to start of the trip. Space is subject to availability. Some activities require experience. Camping is limited to 60 people, kayaking to 20.

All trips subject to possible fuel surcharge.

Only show rates under
$ X
Please note that availability is updated about once a week.
Per Person USD
Rates Antarctica 2021-22
Cat 1a Quad
Cat 1 Triple
Cat 2
Cat 3
Cat 4
Cat 5
Kayak
$11,699 $13,199 $15,199 $16,399 $18,299 $19,699Limited
Camp, Kayak
$7,3991 Berth$8,399 $9,699 $10,399 $11,599 $13,199 
Camp, Kayak
$7,399Full$8,399 $9,599 $10,199 $11,399 $12,899 
Camp, Kayak
$8,299 $9,099 $10,799 $11,599Limited$12,899 $14,499Full
Camp, Kayak
$7,599Full$8,599 $9,799 $10,499 $11,699 $13,499 
Camp, Kayak
$10,799 $11,699 $13,799 $14,899 $16,599 $17,899 
Camp, Kayak
$8,599 $9,399 $11,099 $11,999 $13,399 $14,599 
Camp, Kayak
$16,999 $18,699 $22,199 $23,899 $26,599 $30,399 
Camp, Kayak
$8,399 $9,199 $10,899 $11,699 $12,999 $14,099 
Camp, Kayak
$10,299 $11,399 $13,499 $14,499 $16,099 $17,399 
Camp, Kayak
$9,799 $10,899 $12,899 $13,799 $15,299 $16,599 
Kayak
$7,099 $7,799 $9,199 $9,899 $10,999 $12,099 
Kayak
$6,899 $7,599 $8,999 $9,699 $10,799 $11,999 
No trips meet your criteria. Please increase the budget above to view more results.
Click on the tour dates in the left column to view a trip itinerary. Point MOUSE at Cabin Category to view DETAILED description.

Single Supplement is 1.7 - 1.75 times the regular price.

Please note that evacuation insurance is mandatory on all cruises.

Camping Excursion - $379 per person.
Kayaking Excursion - $999 per person (Antarctica Classic); $1,299 (Antarctica Classic in Depth, Quest for the Antarctic Circle, & Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica); $1,499 (Spirit of Shackleton).
Restricted to participants 18 and older. Adventure options must be pre-booked and paid for prior to start of the trip. Space is subject to availability. Some activities require experience. Camping is limited to 60 people, kayaking to 20.

All trips subject to possible fuel surcharge.

DeckPlan_Expedition

   Category 1A Quad
2 upper, 2 lower berths › Full en suite bathroom › Porthole view
Deck 2
    Category 1 Triple
1 upper, 2 lower berths › Full en suite bathroom › Porthole view
Deck 2
  Category 2 Twin
2 lower berths › Full en suite bathroom › Porthole view
Deck 2
  Category 3 Twin
2 lower berths › Full en suite bathroom › Window view
Deck 3
  Category 4 Twin
2 lower berths › Full en suite bathroom › Large window views
Deck 4
  Category 5 Suite
Queen bed, lounge area › Full en suite bathroom › Large window views
Deck 4