We chart a course through the Drake Passage and along the Antarctic Peninsula with the ambition of crossing the Antarctic Circle. The farther south we go, the more sea ice we are likely to encounter, along with incredible wildlife and awe-inspiring scenery. Should we arrive at 66°33’S, we’ll join the small band of explorers that can claim they have made it this far south
No need to stress about missed connections or flight delays as you arrive with plenty of time to unwind and
enjoy the beautiful Arakur Resort & Spa or spend time discovering the southernmost city in the world,
Explore the sights of Ushuaia such as the museums and Argentinean leather markets or continue relaxing at
the hotel. Attend the optional evening briefing for the opportunity to ask questions and meet some of your
Spend your morning exploring Ushuaia or unwinding at the resort until our mid-afternoon transfer to the
ship. Our Expedition Team and ship staff will greet you on board, followed by a safety and orientation briefing
and Captain’s welcome dinner.
Join our Polar Experts as they teach you about everything Antarctic, from wildlife to history; participate in our
renowned Citizen Science program; or sit back and take in this fabled journey while catching exciting glimpses
of wildlife. Grab your binoculars to identify the many seabirds that follow the ship as we cross the Antarctic
Convergence into Antarctic waters and noticeably cooler temperatures.
The volcanic South Shetland Islands offer amazing abundance and beauty, so we’ll hop into our inflatable
Zodiac boats and spend as much time as possible exploring. Be prepared to marvel up close at nature’s glory!
Heading south across the Bransfield Strait, we sail towards the Antarctic Circle. From our most southern point
(south of the Antarctic Circle), we’ll start making our way back north, cruising through the narrow channels of
the Antarctic Peninsula.
Heading north, we’ll explore any number of picturesque bays and famed harbors, maneuvering through
majestic channels as we travel the wildlife-rich waters. There are great opportunities to stop at several active
scientific bases and historic landing sites as we spot numerous species of penguins, seals, and whales along
the rugged coastlines and in the sea.
We leave this magical place and make our way north, once again heading across the Antarctic Convergence
and the Drake Passage. We have one last hurrah as we celebrate the conclusion of our expedition with a
special slideshow and a final meal together.
With huge smiles on weary, content faces, we disembark in the morning, letting you catch a flight to Buenos
Aires or stay in Ushuaia for more sights and adventure.
Please note: The above itinerary is a guide only. Our exact route and program will vary to take best advantage of local weather and ice conditions and opportunities to view wildlife. Changes will be made by the Captain and/or Expedition Leader to facilitate the best results from the prevailing conditions and they will try their best to reach the Polar Circle. However if ice conditions do not allow access the route might be changed. A daily program sheet will be issued on board. Flexibility is the key to success.