This is our classic voyage to the Great White Continent. Experience the incredible wildlife, stunning mountain scenery and gigantic icebergs in 10 action-packed days.

On board our strong, ice-classed expedition vessel, we are sure to get close to the dramatic coastlines. Zodiac cruising and shore landings are an important and considerable part of the planned itinerary, enabling all expedition guests to set foot several times on the Antarctic continent, as well as the many surrounding sub-Antarctic islands.
Departing Ushuaia in Argentina, we cross the mighty Drake Passage en-route for the South Shetland Islands, making Zodiac landings at penguin rookeries, research stations and fascinating lookouts along the way. Continuing southward, deep into the inlets of Antarctica, we pass the famous Gerlache Strait, where 3,000-ft ice cliffs rise straight out of the still water. On no other journey can you experience so much pristine nature and varied wildlife in so few days! When our ship returns to Ushuaia, we pass close the mythical Cape Horn – the southernmost point on South America and a celebrated maritime landmark.
Shore landings, excursions, lectures and whale safaris are easily accommodated to help you enjoy a matchless expedition experience.


Arrive in Ushuaia, Argentina - the world’s southernmost town. Explore the quaint city before embarkation. In the afternoon, we board our ship.
Sailing onward, we cross the famed Drake Passage - a body of water that marks the intersection of the cold Antarctic with the warmer Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Drake Passage is known for rollicking conditions and strong westerly winds, called the Roaring Fifties. While this passage may be challenging, you can rest confidently aboard our expedition vessel, which is purpose-built with stabilizers, powerful engines and a highly-qualified crew. The most spirited sailors consider Drake Passage a lifetime achievement, and you will complete the crossing twice!
In the Drake, the excitement builds as Antarctic wildlife comes into view. Weather permitting, we will catch our first sight of seals and penguins! The area is also well-known for its abundance of birds.
Over the next two days, we will begin the exciting Antarctic experience our ancestors only dreamed of. During these days we will explore the sub-Antarctic islands of the South Shetland chain and be marveled by the captivating landscapes we will encounter along the way.
Weather permitting, our projected landfalls include: King George Island; Deception Island, an extinct volcano with waters warm enough for a polar swim; and Half Moon Island with nesting Wilson's storm petrels and chinstrap penguins. The itinerary and activities over the next few days depend on weather and ice conditions. The route and shore landings will be determined by the captain and expedition leader and communicated to guests through regularly scheduled briefings.
As the white shimmer of Antarctica looms on our horizon, the presence of wildlife multiples by tens of thousands with many species of lively penguins, inquisitive seals, nesting birds and the spray of marine mammals.
Wildlife abounds along our projected route along the Antarctic Peninsula: leopard, fur and Weddell seals of Cuverville Island; humpback whales of Gerlache Strait; Paradise Bay; the dramatic Lemaire Channel's orcas and much more.
Please note that all the outings and landings rely on weather, sea and ice conditions being favorable both for the ship to access the areas, as for the zodiacs and kayaks to maneuver under adequate conditions, ensuring the safety of all our passengers and staff.
For this reason, during moments of harsh weather and throughout the entire trip, Ocean Atlantic has excellent public areas such as wellness/sauna, restaurant, bar and a library for our passengers to spend their spare time. Our ship is staffed by experts in the field who will also share great lectures along the way, ranging from exploration history to biology, geology, ice and wildlife.
We depart Antarctica and spend two days at sea on our way back to the calms of Beagle Channel and Ushuaia, Argentina. En-route, we will cross Drake Passage and cruise past Cape Horn, a legendary maritime landmark and the southern tip of South America.
During our time at sea, a variety of activities will be arranged on board which will provide the perfect opportunity to socialize with fellow travelers equally passionate for discovering the world, enjoy the lectures by our expedition on board, visit our shop or relax at leisure on our ship’s facilities, designed to provide a comfortable, relaxing time.
This morning, we arrive back in Ushuaia for the conclusion of our tour, where you can continue your adventures or begin your return home.

Inclusions & Exclusions

• 10-day cruise with accommodation in a shared or private cabin featuring ensuite facilities
• All Zodiac landings and excursions as per itinerary
• Expedition parka
• Rubber boots rentals
• Guiding and lectures by our expedition leader and team
• English-speaking expedition team
• Full board on the ship – breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks
• Free tea and coffee 24 hours daily
• Taxes
• Extra excursions and activities not mentioned in the itinerary
• Single room supplement and cabin upgrades
• Meals not on board the ship
• Beverages (other than coffee and tea)
• Tips for the crew (we recommend USD 13.5 per person per day)
• Personal expenses
• Transfers to/from the ship
• Anything not mentioned under ’Inclusions’



1. 2021-2022

The prices display below are expressed in US dollars per person. If you would like more information or book the trip of a lifetime, please CONTACT US.

TRIP Embark Disembark Start date Finish date Prices from Vessel Adventure Options
South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula
(9 nights / 10 days)
Ushuaia Ushuaia 10-Dec.-21 19-Dec.-21 $6,450 Ocean Victory PRICES BASED ON TRIPLE OCCUPANCY. CHECK AVAILABILITY
South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula
(9 nights / 10 days)
Ushuaia Ushuaia 06-Jan.-22 15-Jan.-22 $7,450 Ocean Victory SOLD OUT
South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula
(9 nights / 10 days)
Ushuaia Ushuaia 12-Feb.-22 21-Feb.-22 $7,450 Ocean Victory PRICES BASED ON TRIPLE OCCUPANCY. CHECK AVAILABILITY
South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula
(9 nights / 10 days)
Ushuaia Ushuaia 21-Feb.-22 02-Mar.-22 $7,450 Ocean Victory PRICES BASED ON TRIPLE OCCUPANCY. CHECK AVAILABILITY