Antarctica Classic in Depth

Expedition Cruise Ship
Expedition
134 Passengers
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Like our "Antarctica Classic" tour, this 13-day expedition introduces you to the magic of the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula with two additional days to better explore its majesty. Part of the reward of arriving in Antarctica is the challenge of negotiating the Drake Passage — and the Expedition will bring you there safely. Encounter leopard seals lazing on ice floes and immense rookeries of penguins surrounded by towering glaciers. The Expedition’s expert guides and lecturers offer knowledge and insight that really bring the nature and history of the region to life, creating the adventure of a lifetime.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1 Ushuaia, Argentina
Day 2 Ushuaia/Drake Passage
Days 3 & 4 Drake Passage/South Shetland Islands
Days 5 to 10 South Shetland Islands/Antarctic Peninsula
Days 11 & 12 Drake Passage/Ushuaia
Day 13 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 10 — South Shetland Islands/Antarctic Peninsula

With a total of six days to explore the world's most southerly ecosystem, there's more time to encounter the unique wildlife and awe-inspiring scenery of the Antarctic. Attempt two shore landings per day (weather permitting) to encounter penguin rookeries, get a good look at the variety of seal species, and keep an eye out for the whales that feed in the peninsula's cold, fertile waters.

Navigate southwards making stops in the South Shetland Islands then through the Bransfield Strait and to the Antarctic Peninsula.

During the voyage, learn about some of the most important and dramatic expeditions to this remote corner of the world. Take an optional polar plunge, visit an abandoned whaling station or a working scientific research station, and gain a new perspective on this part of world.

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 11 & 12 — 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 13 — 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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Single Supplement is 1.7 times the regular price.

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Camping Excursion - $349 per person.
Kayaking Excursion - $999 per person (Antarctica Classic); $1,199 (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.

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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.

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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 times the regular price.

Please note that evacuation insurance is mandatory on all cruises.

Camping Excursion - $379 per person.
Kayaking Excursion - $1,399 per person (Antarctica Classic); $1,799 (Antarctica Classic in Depth & Quest for the Antarctic Circle); $2,099 (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.

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