Antarctica and Patagonia: Legendary Ice and Epic Fjords

National Geographic Resolution
National Geographic Resolution
126 Passengers
Starting 2021-22 Season

The southernmost realms of the planet are places of unimaginable beauty, where humpback whales breach and penguins gather by the thousands, where icebergs shimmer and sapphire-hued fjords harbor snowcapped peaks and virgin forests. Join us on an odyssey that combines the celebrated wonders of the Antarctic Peninsula, southern Patagonia, and the Chilean fjords—all in a single, epic voyage. Follow in the wake of legendary explorers like Ernest Shackleton and Ferdinand Magellan to encounter otherworldly icescapes and calving glaciers, remote reserves and pristine parks, and the incredible creatures that thrive at the edge of the world.

Expedition Highlights
• Seek out Antarctica’s iconic wildlife—including penguins, seals, and killer whales—and marvel at incandescent icebergs using our fleet of kayaks and Zodiacs.
• Navigate Chile’s coastal fjords and explore spectacular Glacier Alley, where monumental glaciers calve into the sea.
• Hike among the snowcapped “horns” of Torres del Paine National Park, and enjoy special access to Karukinka Natural Park, the largest protected land area in Tierra del Fuego.
• Cruise the waters of Francisco Coloane Marine Park, searching for the humpback whales and dolphins that inhabit this vast marine reserve.

Brief Itinerary

Days 1 & 2 Home/ Santiago, Chile
Day 3 Punta Arenas/Embark
Day 4 Tierra del Fuego: Karukinka Natural Park & Ainsworth Bay
Day 5 Francisco Coloane Marine Park
Day 6 Puerto Natales & Torres del Paine Park
Day 7 Puerto Natales/Kirke Narrows
Days 8 & 9 Exploring the Chilean Fjords
Day 10 At Sea/Drake Passage
Days 11 to 16 Exploring Antarctica
Days 17 & 18 At Sea
Days 19 & 20 Ushuaia, Argentina/Disembark/Buenos Aires/Home

Day 1 & 2 — Home/ Santiago, Chile

Depart on an overnight flight to Santiago (international flight not included). Settle into the Hotel Santiago by Mandarin (or similar) before a guided overview of the vibrant Chilean capital backed by the Andes.

Day 3 — Punta Arenas/Embark

Today we fly from Santiago to Punta Arenas, Chile’s southern gateway to Patagonia.

Day 4 — Tierra del Fuego: Karukinka Natural Park & Ainsworth Bay

Cruise to Tierra del Fuego and venture into the archipelago’s largest protected land area: Karukinka Natural Park. Visit this private reserve by special permission, searching for Andean foxes, guanacos, black-browed albatross, and more. Then sail to Ainsworth Bay, a stunning fjord surrounded by subpolar forest, keeping an eye out for elephant seals.

Day 5 — Francisco Coloane Marine Park

Today, we enter the Strait of Magellan to explore Francisco Coloane Marine Park. The park covers more than 165,000 acres of land and sea and is home to an abundance of wildlife, including humpback whales, two species of sea lions, and Magellanic penguins. Cruise along the coastline by Zodiac and kayak to spot  black-and-white Peale’s dolphins, the endangered Chilean dolphin, and Andean condors.

Day 6 — Puerto Natales & Torres del Paine Park

Early this morning we dock in picturesque Puerto Natales before heading out to explore majestic Torres del Paine National Park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Set out by foot or by vehicle across the windswept, rugged landscape, which spans more than 550,000 acres and harbors an astounding variety of geological forms, from the soaring granite pillars of the “horns” to windswept grasslands to rivers, glaciers, and gem-colored lagoons. Keep an eye out for guanacos, rheas, foxes, and armadillos.

Day 7 — Puerto Natales/Kirke Narrows

Local pilots will join our captain on the bridge to guide us through the winding Kirke Narrows, accessible only to small expedition ships. We then continue our discovery of the Chilean fjords where we may explore by ship or take a forest walk.

Days 8 & 9 — Exploring the Chilean Fjords

Sail into southern Patagonia’s vast wilderness of forested isles, mirror-like lakes, and snowcapped peaks. Myriad fjords cut between soaring granite walls and  waterfalls tumble from high above. Explore the region known as Chile’s “Glacier Alley,” part of the UNESCO-recognized Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve. Cruise into the secluded Pia Fjord, admiring views of its massive glacier; and glide into Garibaldi Fjord in Alberto de Agostini National Park, where the Andes meet  the sea. Get up close to the monumental wall of ice that marks the edge of Garibaldi Glacier, exploring by Zodiac or kayak. Continue to Agostini Fjord, where numerous glaciers originate from the nearby mountains, for a chance to witness thunderous glacial calving.

Day 10: At Sea/Drake Passage

Sail to Antarctica via the Drake Passage, named after 16th-century English admiral Sir Francis Drake. Watch for dozens of species of seabirds gliding alongside our ship—including the albatross, which boasts the longest wingspan of any extant bird—and enjoy talks from our onboard naturalists about the wildlife and geology that await us on the Antarctic Peninsula.

Day 11-16: Exploring Antarctica

With long hours of daylight at this time of year, we have ample opportunities to explore. Our schedule is flexible, allowing us to take advantage of the unexpected, whether we’re watching whales at play off the bow of our ship or enjoying an evening Zodiac cruise amid glittering icebergs. One day, we might set out by kayak to encounter towering icebergs at water level; embark on a Zodiac excursion in search of seals and blue-eyed shags; or walk on a beach amid thousands of Adélie and gentoo penguins. The next, we might experience the thrill of the ship crunching through pack ice. Our expert expedition team will enrich our experiences.

Days 17 & 18 — At Sea

Relax onboard and enjoy the ship’s amenities as the coast of Antarctica disappears from view. Round the southernmost tip of South America at Cape Horn and witness the dramatic meeting of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans en route to Ushuaia, Argentina.

Days 19 & 20: Ushuaia, Argentina/Disembark/Buenos Aires/Home

Disembark in Ushuaia and board our flight to Buenos Aires to connect with your overnight flight home (international flight not included).

* Itinerary may be subject to change

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Photography
Free R/T International Air Miami/Santiago
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$16,450Limited$16,930Limited$19,690Limited$21,990Limited$25,340Limited$28,990Limited$32,350Limited$24,600Limited$27,500Limited 
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Photography
Free R/T International Air Miami/Santiago
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$22,420Limited$23,090Limited$28,130Limited$31,010Limited$34,520Limited$39,740Limited$44,040Limited$35,170Limited$38,760Limited 
Photography
$13,750Limited$14,210Limited$17,270Limited$19,130Limited$21,050Limited$24,390Limited$27,140Limited$21,590Limited$23,910Limited 
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Charter air is $1,420.

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Kayaking is available as an additional activity available to all passengers and arranged onboard free of charge.

All trips subject to possible fuel surcharge.

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$17,440Limited$17,950Limited$20,870Limited$23,310Limited$26,860Limited$30,730Limited$34,290Limited$26,080Limited$29,150Limited 
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Charter air is $TBD.

Free Bar Tab and Crew Gratuities are included in the listed rates.

Kayaking is available as an additional activity available to all passengers and arranged onboard free of charge.

All trips subject to possible fuel surcharge.

DeckPlan_NG-Resolution

   Category 1
Fore Deck (deck 4) with two large windows, Alcove seating, Relax chair. 183 square ft.
   Category 2
Fore Deck (deck 4) with two large windows, Alcove seating, Relax chair. 205 square ft.
   Category 3
Main Deck (deck 5)—Suite with balcony and sofa. 205 square ft.
   Category 4
Lounge Deck (deck 6)—Suite with balcony and sofa. 205 square ft.
   Category 5
Bridge Deck (deck 7)—Suite with balcony and sofa. 205 square ft.
   Category 6
Bridge Deck (deck 7)—Junior Balcony Suite with large balcony, sofa bed. 344 square ft.
   Category 7
Bridge Deck (deck 7)—Large Balcony Suite with large balcony, sofa bed, bathtub, walk-in closet. 430 square ft.
   Category A Solo
Main Deck (deck 5)—Suite with balcony and sofa. 140 square ft.
   Category B Solo
Lounge Deck (deck 6)—Suite with balcony and sofa. 140 square ft.