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Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent

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 Antarctic Peninsula. You’ll encounter a world where nature creates the rules, her unpredictable temperament making each trip unique, exciting and personal.

Imagine cruising in a Zodiac through crackling sea ice 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, exhilarating adventures and be rewarded with memories to last a lifetime.

Different Adventure Options available on most departures, please check for details.

02 December, 2019 to 12 December, 2019 Make a booking request for Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent, departing on 02 December, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Triple £ 5130 GBP pp (+ Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package. From £675 GBP pp)
A triple on deck four is an interior cabin with two lower berths, one upper berth and private bath. Approximately 10-15 m² (105 to 160 sq ft).
Twin Porthole £ 7614 GBP pp (+ Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package. From £675 GBP pp)
A twin porthole on deck four features a porthole window, two lower berths and private bath. Approximately 9-10 m² (95 to 105 sq ft).
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Twin Window £ 7938 GBP pp (+ Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package. From £675 GBP pp)
A twin window on deck five features a picture window, two lower berths and private bath. Approximately 9-10 m² (95 to 105 sq ft).
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 8262 GBP pp (+ Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package. From £675 GBP pp)
An upper deck twin on decks seven and eight features a large picture window (obstructed view), two lower berths or one double bed and private bath. Approximately 13 m² (140 sq ft).
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Twin Porthole Suite £ 8640 GBP pp (+ Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package. From £675 GBP pp)
Approximately 190 to 200 sq. ft. (18-20 sq. m), a Twin Porthole Suite on Deck 4 is twice the size of a Twin Porthole, with one bathroom. It features two single beds, a separate living area with a pull out sofa bed, two porthole windows, and one private bathroom.
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Superior Twin £ 9072 GBP pp (+ Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package. From £675 GBP pp)
A superior twin on decks five and seven features a picture window, two lower berths or one double bed and a private bath. Approximately 19 m² (205 sq ft).
view cabin photo
Single Inside £ 9234 GBP pp (+ Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package. From £675 GBP pp)
A single on deck five is an interior cabin with a lower berth and private bath. Approximately 9-10 m² (95 to 105 sq ft).
view cabin photo
Top Deck Double £ 9504 GBP pp (+ Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package. From £675 GBP pp)
Approximately 155 sq. ft. (14.5 sq. m), a Top Deck Double on Deck 8 features two large windows (one window with partial obstruction), one double bed and a private bathroom.
view cabin photo
Twin Window Suite £ 10044 GBP pp (+ Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package. From £675 GBP pp)
Approximately 190 to 200 sq. ft. (18-20 sq. m), a Twin Window Suite on Deck 5 is twice the size of a Twin Window, with one bathroom. It features two single beds, a separate living area with a pull out sofa bed, two windows, and one private bathroom.
view cabin photo
Junior Suite £ 10530 GBP pp (+ Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package. From £675 GBP pp)
A junior suite on decks five and seven features a picture window, two lower berths or one double bed and private bath. Approximately 30 m² (320 sq ft).
view cabin photo
Owner's Suite £ 11070 GBP pp (+ Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package. From £675 GBP pp)
The owner’s suite on deck seven features two large bow-facing windows, one double bed, separate sitting room and private bath with tub. Approximately 30 m² (320 sq ft).
view cabin photo
11 December, 2019 to 21 December, 2019 Make a booking request for Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent, departing on 11 December, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Triple £ 5562 GBP pp (+ Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package. From £675 GBP pp)
A triple on deck four is an interior cabin with two lower berths, one upper berth and private bath. Approximately 10-15 m² (105 to 160 sq ft).
Twin Porthole £ 8478 GBP pp (+ Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package. From £675 GBP pp)
A twin porthole on deck four features a porthole window, two lower berths and private bath. Approximately 9-10 m² (95 to 105 sq ft).
view cabin photo
Twin Window £ 8910 GBP pp (+ Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package. From £675 GBP pp)
A twin window on deck five features a picture window, two lower berths and private bath. Approximately 9-10 m² (95 to 105 sq ft).
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 9288 GBP pp (+ Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package. From £675 GBP pp)
An upper deck twin on decks seven and eight features a large picture window (obstructed view), two lower berths or one double bed and private bath. Approximately 13 m² (140 sq ft).
view cabin photo
Twin Porthole Suite £ 9666 GBP pp (+ Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package. From £675 GBP pp)
Approximately 190 to 200 sq. ft. (18-20 sq. m), a Twin Porthole Suite on Deck 4 is twice the size of a Twin Porthole, with one bathroom. It features two single beds, a separate living area with a pull out sofa bed, two porthole windows, and one private bathroom.
view cabin photo
Superior Twin £ 10044 GBP pp (+ Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package. From £675 GBP pp)
A superior twin on decks five and seven features a picture window, two lower berths or one double bed and a private bath. Approximately 19 m² (205 sq ft).
view cabin photo
Single Inside £ 10206 GBP pp (+ Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package. From £675 GBP pp)
A single on deck five is an interior cabin with a lower berth and private bath. Approximately 9-10 m² (95 to 105 sq ft).
view cabin photo
Top Deck Double £ 10422 GBP pp (+ Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package. From £675 GBP pp)
Approximately 155 sq. ft. (14.5 sq. m), a Top Deck Double on Deck 8 features two large windows (one window with partial obstruction), one double bed and a private bathroom.
view cabin photo
Twin Window Suite £ 10908 GBP pp (+ Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package. From £675 GBP pp)
Approximately 190 to 200 sq. ft. (18-20 sq. m), a Twin Window Suite on Deck 5 is twice the size of a Twin Window, with one bathroom. It features two single beds, a separate living area with a pull out sofa bed, two windows, and one private bathroom.
view cabin photo
Junior Suite £ 11340 GBP pp (+ Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package. From £675 GBP pp)
A junior suite on decks five and seven features a picture window, two lower berths or one double bed and private bath. Approximately 30 m² (320 sq ft).
view cabin photo
Owner's Suite £ 11826 GBP pp (+ Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package. From £675 GBP pp)
The owner’s suite on deck seven features two large bow-facing windows, one double bed, separate sitting room and private bath with tub. Approximately 30 m² (320 sq ft).
view cabin photo
07 January, 2020 to 17 January, 2020 Make a booking request for Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent, departing on 07 January, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Triple £ 5562 GBP pp (+ Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package. From £675 GBP pp)
A triple on deck four is an interior cabin with two lower berths, one upper berth and private bath. Approximately 10-15 m² (105 to 160 sq ft).
Twin Porthole £ 8478 GBP pp (+ Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package. From £675 GBP pp)
A twin porthole on deck four features a porthole window, two lower berths and private bath. Approximately 9-10 m² (95 to 105 sq ft).
view cabin photo
Twin Window £ 8910 GBP pp (+ Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package. From £675 GBP pp)
A twin window on deck five features a picture window, two lower berths and private bath. Approximately 9-10 m² (95 to 105 sq ft).
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 9288 GBP pp (+ Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package. From £675 GBP pp)
An upper deck twin on decks seven and eight features a large picture window (obstructed view), two lower berths or one double bed and private bath. Approximately 13 m² (140 sq ft).
view cabin photo
Twin Porthole Suite £ 9666 GBP pp (+ Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package. From £675 GBP pp)
Approximately 190 to 200 sq. ft. (18-20 sq. m), a Twin Porthole Suite on Deck 4 is twice the size of a Twin Porthole, with one bathroom. It features two single beds, a separate living area with a pull out sofa bed, two porthole windows, and one private bathroom.
view cabin photo
Superior Twin £ 10044 GBP pp (+ Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package. From £675 GBP pp)
A superior twin on decks five and seven features a picture window, two lower berths or one double bed and a private bath. Approximately 19 m² (205 sq ft).
view cabin photo
Single Inside £ 10206 GBP pp (+ Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package. From £675 GBP pp)
A single on deck five is an interior cabin with a lower berth and private bath. Approximately 9-10 m² (95 to 105 sq ft).
view cabin photo
Top Deck Double £ 10422 GBP pp (+ Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package. From £675 GBP pp)
Approximately 155 sq. ft. (14.5 sq. m), a Top Deck Double on Deck 8 features two large windows (one window with partial obstruction), one double bed and a private bathroom.
view cabin photo
Twin Window Suite £ 10908 GBP pp (+ Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package. From £675 GBP pp)
Approximately 190 to 200 sq. ft. (18-20 sq. m), a Twin Window Suite on Deck 5 is twice the size of a Twin Window, with one bathroom. It features two single beds, a separate living area with a pull out sofa bed, two windows, and one private bathroom.
view cabin photo
Junior Suite £ 11340 GBP pp (+ Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package. From £675 GBP pp)
A junior suite on decks five and seven features a picture window, two lower berths or one double bed and private bath. Approximately 30 m² (320 sq ft).
view cabin photo
Owner's Suite £ 11826 GBP pp (+ Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package. From £675 GBP pp)
The owner’s suite on deck seven features two large bow-facing windows, one double bed, separate sitting room and private bath with tub. Approximately 30 m² (320 sq ft).
view cabin photo
28 January, 2020 to 07 February, 2020 Make a booking request for Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent, departing on 28 January, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Triple £ 5562 GBP pp (+ Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package. From £675 GBP pp)
A triple on deck four is an interior cabin with two lower berths, one upper berth and private bath. Approximately 10-15 m² (105 to 160 sq ft).
Twin Porthole £ 8478 GBP pp (+ Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package. From £675 GBP pp)
A twin porthole on deck four features a porthole window, two lower berths and private bath. Approximately 9-10 m² (95 to 105 sq ft).
view cabin photo
Twin Window £ 8910 GBP pp (+ Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package. From £675 GBP pp)
A twin window on deck five features a picture window, two lower berths and private bath. Approximately 9-10 m² (95 to 105 sq ft).
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 9288 GBP pp (+ Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package. From £675 GBP pp)
An upper deck twin on decks seven and eight features a large picture window (obstructed view), two lower berths or one double bed and private bath. Approximately 13 m² (140 sq ft).
view cabin photo
Twin Porthole Suite £ 9666 GBP pp (+ Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package. From £675 GBP pp)
Approximately 190 to 200 sq. ft. (18-20 sq. m), a Twin Porthole Suite on Deck 4 is twice the size of a Twin Porthole, with one bathroom. It features two single beds, a separate living area with a pull out sofa bed, two porthole windows, and one private bathroom.
view cabin photo
Superior Twin £ 10044 GBP pp (+ Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package. From £675 GBP pp)
A superior twin on decks five and seven features a picture window, two lower berths or one double bed and a private bath. Approximately 19 m² (205 sq ft).
view cabin photo
Single Inside £ 10206 GBP pp (+ Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package. From £675 GBP pp)
A single on deck five is an interior cabin with a lower berth and private bath. Approximately 9-10 m² (95 to 105 sq ft).
view cabin photo
Top Deck Double £ 10422 GBP pp (+ Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package. From £675 GBP pp)
Approximately 155 sq. ft. (14.5 sq. m), a Top Deck Double on Deck 8 features two large windows (one window with partial obstruction), one double bed and a private bathroom.
view cabin photo
Twin Window Suite £ 10908 GBP pp (+ Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package. From £675 GBP pp)
Approximately 190 to 200 sq. ft. (18-20 sq. m), a Twin Window Suite on Deck 5 is twice the size of a Twin Window, with one bathroom. It features two single beds, a separate living area with a pull out sofa bed, two windows, and one private bathroom.
view cabin photo
Junior Suite £ 11340 GBP pp (+ Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package. From £675 GBP pp)
A junior suite on decks five and seven features a picture window, two lower berths or one double bed and private bath. Approximately 30 m² (320 sq ft).
view cabin photo
Owner's Suite £ 11826 GBP pp (+ Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package. From £675 GBP pp)
The owner’s suite on deck seven features two large bow-facing windows, one double bed, separate sitting room and private bath with tub. Approximately 30 m² (320 sq ft).
view cabin photo
06 February, 2020 to 16 February, 2020 Make a booking request for Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent, departing on 06 February, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Triple £ 5292 GBP pp (+ Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package. From £675 GBP pp)
A triple on deck four is an interior cabin with two lower berths, one upper berth and private bath. Approximately 10-15 m² (105 to 160 sq ft).
Twin Porthole £ 7830 GBP pp (+ Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package. From £675 GBP pp)
A twin porthole on deck four features a porthole window, two lower berths and private bath. Approximately 9-10 m² (95 to 105 sq ft).
view cabin photo
Twin Window £ 8154 GBP pp (+ Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package. From £675 GBP pp)
A twin window on deck five features a picture window, two lower berths and private bath. Approximately 9-10 m² (95 to 105 sq ft).
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 8478 GBP pp (+ Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package. From £675 GBP pp)
An upper deck twin on decks seven and eight features a large picture window (obstructed view), two lower berths or one double bed and private bath. Approximately 13 m² (140 sq ft).
view cabin photo
Twin Porthole Suite £ 8856 GBP pp (+ Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package. From £675 GBP pp)
Approximately 190 to 200 sq. ft. (18-20 sq. m), a Twin Porthole Suite on Deck 4 is twice the size of a Twin Porthole, with one bathroom. It features two single beds, a separate living area with a pull out sofa bed, two porthole windows, and one private bathroom.
view cabin photo
Superior Twin £ 9234 GBP pp (+ Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package. From £675 GBP pp)
A superior twin on decks five and seven features a picture window, two lower berths or one double bed and a private bath. Approximately 19 m² (205 sq ft).
view cabin photo
Single Inside £ 9450 GBP pp (+ Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package. From £675 GBP pp)
A single on deck five is an interior cabin with a lower berth and private bath. Approximately 9-10 m² (95 to 105 sq ft).
view cabin photo
Top Deck Double £ 9774 GBP pp (+ Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package. From £675 GBP pp)
Approximately 155 sq. ft. (14.5 sq. m), a Top Deck Double on Deck 8 features two large windows (one window with partial obstruction), one double bed and a private bathroom.
view cabin photo
Twin Window Suite £ 10314 GBP pp (+ Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package. From £675 GBP pp)
Approximately 190 to 200 sq. ft. (18-20 sq. m), a Twin Window Suite on Deck 5 is twice the size of a Twin Window, with one bathroom. It features two single beds, a separate living area with a pull out sofa bed, two windows, and one private bathroom.
view cabin photo
Junior Suite £ 10800 GBP pp (+ Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package. From £675 GBP pp)
A junior suite on decks five and seven features a picture window, two lower berths or one double bed and private bath. Approximately 30 m² (320 sq ft).
view cabin photo
Owner's Suite £ 11340 GBP pp (+ Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package. From £675 GBP pp)
The owner’s suite on deck seven features two large bow-facing windows, one double bed, separate sitting room and private bath with tub. Approximately 30 m² (320 sq ft).
view cabin photo
07 March, 2020 to 17 March, 2020 Make a booking request for Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent, departing on 07 March, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Triple £ 5292 GBP pp (+ Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package. From £675 GBP pp)
A triple on deck four is an interior cabin with two lower berths, one upper berth and private bath. Approximately 10-15 m² (105 to 160 sq ft).
Twin Porthole £ 7830 GBP pp (+ Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package. From £675 GBP pp)
A twin porthole on deck four features a porthole window, two lower berths and private bath. Approximately 9-10 m² (95 to 105 sq ft).
view cabin photo
Twin Window £ 8154 GBP pp (+ Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package. From £675 GBP pp)
A twin window on deck five features a picture window, two lower berths and private bath. Approximately 9-10 m² (95 to 105 sq ft).
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin £ 8478 GBP pp (+ Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package. From £675 GBP pp)
An upper deck twin on decks seven and eight features a large picture window (obstructed view), two lower berths or one double bed and private bath. Approximately 13 m² (140 sq ft).
view cabin photo
Twin Porthole Suite £ 8856 GBP pp (+ Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package. From £675 GBP pp)
Approximately 190 to 200 sq. ft. (18-20 sq. m), a Twin Porthole Suite on Deck 4 is twice the size of a Twin Porthole, with one bathroom. It features two single beds, a separate living area with a pull out sofa bed, two porthole windows, and one private bathroom.
view cabin photo
Superior Twin £ 9234 GBP pp (+ Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package. From £675 GBP pp)
A superior twin on decks five and seven features a picture window, two lower berths or one double bed and a private bath. Approximately 19 m² (205 sq ft).
view cabin photo
Single Inside £ 9450 GBP pp (+ Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package. From £675 GBP pp)
A single on deck five is an interior cabin with a lower berth and private bath. Approximately 9-10 m² (95 to 105 sq ft).
view cabin photo
Top Deck Double £ 9774 GBP pp (+ Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package. From £675 GBP pp)
Approximately 155 sq. ft. (14.5 sq. m), a Top Deck Double on Deck 8 features two large windows (one window with partial obstruction), one double bed and a private bathroom.
view cabin photo
Twin Window Suite £ 10314 GBP pp (+ Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package. From £675 GBP pp)
Approximately 190 to 200 sq. ft. (18-20 sq. m), a Twin Window Suite on Deck 5 is twice the size of a Twin Window, with one bathroom. It features two single beds, a separate living area with a pull out sofa bed, two windows, and one private bathroom.
view cabin photo
Junior Suite £ 10800 GBP pp (+ Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package. From £675 GBP pp)
A junior suite on decks five and seven features a picture window, two lower berths or one double bed and private bath. Approximately 30 m² (320 sq ft).
view cabin photo
Twin window for single occupancy £ 10908 GBP pp (+ Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package. From £675 GBP pp)
A twin window on deck five features a picture window, two lower berths and private bath. Approximately 9-10 m² (95 to 105 sq ft).
view cabin photo
Owner's Suite £ 11340 GBP pp (+ Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package. From £675 GBP pp)
The owner’s suite on deck seven features two large bow-facing windows, one double bed, separate sitting room and private bath with tub. Approximately 30 m² (320 sq ft).
view cabin photo
Twin porthole suite for single occupancy £ 11827 GBP pp (+ Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package. From £675 GBP pp)
Approximately 190 to 200 sq. ft. (18-20 sq. m), a Twin Porthole Suite on Deck 4 is twice the size of a Twin Porthole, with one bathroom. It features two single beds, a separate living area with a pull out sofa bed, two porthole windows, and one private bathroom.
view cabin photo

Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent itinerary:

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Day 1 — Buenos Aires, Argentina
You may arrive in Buenos Aires at any time during Day 1 of the itinerary. Upon your arrival in Buenos Aires, you will independently transfer to the group hotel (pre-night hotel included).
Day 2 — Charter Flight to Ushuaia, Argentina and Embarkation
After breakfast at the hotel, the group will transfer to the airport and board our private charter flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, Argentina. Upon arrival, we’ll take a short city tour of this quaint port town before heading to the pier.
Days 3 and 4 — Crossing the Drake Passage
Prepare yourself for potentially rough water, but hope for a smooth sailing as the Drake is unpredictable and always changing. You’ll spend these first days getting to know your shipmates, while we’ll provide safety briefings and insights into what excitement lies ahead.
Days 5 to 8 — South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula
It is perhaps the first sight of land itself that is embraced as the true beginning of any Antarctic expedition. You can begin to appreciate why this region has long captivated the attention of explorers and travelers alike. We will take Zodiac excursions from the ship to explore bays, channels and landing sites each day. 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 the southern seal species, including the cunning leopard seal. The majesty of the Peninsula’s mountains will enchant you as you scramble up snowy pathways to vantage points offering you 360° views of your surroundings. One of these in particular, in Orne Harbour, gives the opportunity to visit a chinstrap penguin colony high up on a ridge. Here you’ll have the choice between going for a mountain hike or spending time sitting quietly on a pebbled beach to enjoy the antics of curious penguins. Amidst the serene silence of Antarctica, noisy interludes now become indelible memories, such as penguins squabbling over prized pebbles, or the boom and crack of a calving glacier in Neko Harbour. Every day will be different, having been carefully crafted by your Expedition Team so as to entertain and educate you about this wonderful part of the world.
Days 9 and 10 — Drake Passage to Ushuaia
The journey back across the Drake Passage provides you with some final opportunities to enjoy the crisp Antarctic air. Spend time on the deck watching for seabirds and scouting for whales, enjoy a few final presentations by your Expedition Team or simply relax and reminisce about your experiences.
Day 11 — Disembarkation in Ushuaia with Charter flight back to Buenos Aires
You will arrive in Ushuaia in the morning after breakfast. After disembarkation, you will have a little time to explore Ushuaia before we transfer to the airport for the return group charter flight to Buenos Aires.
Please Note:
Embracing the unexpected is part of the legacy – and excitement – of expedition travel. There are no guarantees that we can achieve everything we set out to accomplish. A measure of flexibility is something all of us must bring to a voyage. There are nearly 200 recognized sites in the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetlands and the places mentioned above may be changed to others equally as interesting.

Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent reverse itinerary:

show main itinerary
Embracing the unexpected is part of the legacy – and excitement – of expedition travel. There are no guarantees that we can achieve everything we set out to accomplish. A measure of flexibility is something all of us must bring to a voyage. There are nearly 200 recognized sites in the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetlands and the places mentioned above may be changed to others equally as interesting.
You will arrive in Ushuaia in the morning after breakfast. After disembarkation, you will have a little time to explore Ushuaia before we transfer to the airport for the return group charter flight to Buenos Aires.
The journey back across the Drake Passage provides you with some final opportunities to enjoy the crisp Antarctic air. Spend time on the deck watching for seabirds and scouting for whales, enjoy a few final presentations by your Expedition Team or simply relax and reminisce about your experiences.
It is perhaps the first sight of land itself that is embraced as the true beginning of any Antarctic expedition. You can begin to appreciate why this region has long captivated the attention of explorers and travelers alike. We will take Zodiac excursions from the ship to explore bays, channels and landing sites each day. 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 the southern seal species, including the cunning leopard seal. The majesty of the Peninsula’s mountains will enchant you as you scramble up snowy pathways to vantage points offering you 360° views of your surroundings. One of these in particular, in Orne Harbour, gives the opportunity to visit a chinstrap penguin colony high up on a ridge. Here you’ll have the choice between going for a mountain hike or spending time sitting quietly on a pebbled beach to enjoy the antics of curious penguins. Amidst the serene silence of Antarctica, noisy interludes now become indelible memories, such as penguins squabbling over prized pebbles, or the boom and crack of a calving glacier in Neko Harbour. Every day will be different, having been carefully crafted by your Expedition Team so as to entertain and educate you about this wonderful part of the world.
Prepare yourself for potentially rough water, but hope for a smooth sailing as the Drake is unpredictable and always changing. You’ll spend these first days getting to know your shipmates, while we’ll provide safety briefings and insights into what excitement lies ahead.
After breakfast at the hotel, the group will transfer to the airport and board our private charter flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, Argentina. Upon arrival, we’ll take a short city tour of this quaint port town before heading to the pier.
You may arrive in Buenos Aires at any time during Day 1 of the itinerary. Upon your arrival in Buenos Aires, you will independently transfer to the group hotel (pre-night hotel included).
* = Indicative
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Ocean Endeavour, the ship servicing Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent

Ocean Endeavour

Vessel Type: Expedition

Length: 137m

Passenger Capacity: 198

Built: 1982 - refurbished 2010 & 2014

Sailing with a maximum of 198-passengers, Ocean Endeavour is the perfect vessel for expedition cruising. Outfitted with twenty Zodiacs, advanced navigation equipment, multiple lounges and a top deck observation room, she is purpose-built for passenger experiences in remote environments. The Ocean Endeavour boasts a 1B ice class, enabling her to freely explore throughout the Arctic summer.

Launched in 1982, she has had numerous upgrades, most recently in 2010 and 2014. At 137 meters (450ft) in length, Ocean Endeavour has plenty of interior and exterior space. Enjoy multiple decks offering comfortable lounge chairs, outdoor dining, a swimming pool, sauna and even a hot tub! The spacious interiors allow for multiple workshops and presentations to occur simultaneously. Community is at the heart of Adventure Canada’s expedition experience. We gather together to learn, enjoy a drink, sing a song or share a yarn – connecting with one and other. The three lounges aboard Ocean Endeavour are fantastic public spaces for seminars, events and dialogue.

The Ocean Endeavour’s private spaces are stylish and comfortable. All cabins have private washroom facilities, a phone for internal calls, radio, TV and air-conditioning. There are a variety of cabin categories available ranging from 9-30 m2 (100-320 sq ft).

Ocean Endeavour’s crew is experienced, and friendly. Her shallow draft and maneuverability allow her to access isolated fiords, bays and secluded communities. The stylish vessel is at home among the glorious settings we seek. Enjoy the class and comfort of a boutique hotel, while venturing to some of the world’s last great frontiers aboard the Ocean Endeavour!Ocean Endeavour pool deck | The Small Cruise Ship CollectionOcean Endeavour category 8 cabin | The Small Cruise Ship Collection

Cabin layout for Ocean Endeavour
• Perfect for first time visitors to Antarctica;

• Witness and explore the highlights of the Antarctic Peninsula;

• Be aboard one of Quark’s specially designed ice strengthened vessels;

• Learn about the environment and wildlife from onboard lecturers and specialists; and

• Witness the abundant wildlife - penguins, seals, whales and more!
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Optional extras & upgrades

Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package (800.00 USD)
Package includes pre expedition hotel night in BuenosAires, with breakfast, group transfer from the hotel to the airport in Buenos Aires, charter flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, and return, group transfer from Ushuaia airport to the ship, and return

Camping (250.00 USD)
Not very many people have the opportunity to say they’ve camped on the 7th Continent. This is one of the best ways to experience Antarctica in a more intimate manner, and take your expedition to the next level. All equipment, guides and instructions are provided.

Cross-Country Skiing (575.00 USD)
If you love cross-country skiing, why not experience it on pristine Antarctic snow? All you’ll hear will be the sound of your skis gliding through the fresh snow as penguins provide the soundtrack to your journey. Cross-country skiing is available on select Antarctic voyages at the beginning of the season. All equipment, guides and instructions are provided.

Kayaking (950.00 USD)
Kayaking in Antarctica is probably one of the most intimate and inspiring ways you can explore this incredible region. Glide through the quiet waters and take in the beauty of Antarctica. Paddle through astounding icebergs, watch penguins, seals and possibly whales swim around your kayak. All equipment, guides and instructions are provided.

Mountaineering (575.00 USD)
Mountaineering in Antarctica is not for the faint of heart. This adventure option is geared towards the more adventurous travelers, but is quite the rewarding experience. Spaces are limited and require some experience.All equipment, guides and instructions are provided.