Spirit of Antarctica

Cruise to the Antarctic Peninsula, including one night in Ushuaia on the first night

Antarctic Peninsula
© Sebastian Arrebola

This is a classic voyage to the Antarctic Peninsula.
Enjoy landings on penguin colonies, Zodiac cruises and ship cruises on narrow fjords and bays on a breathtaking scenery.

Duration: 11 nights
Embarkation: Ushuaia
Disembarkation: Ushuaia
Language: English speaking voyage


PLEASE NOTE: All itineraries are for guidance only. Programs may vary depending on local ice, weather, and wildlife conditions. The on-board expedition leader will determine the final itinerary. Flexibility is paramount for expedition cruises.

Day 1, Ushuaia:
Arrive in Ushuaia, renowned for its exquisite chocolates and breathtaking scenery. After transfer to your downtown hotel, the rest of the day is at your leisure Please

Day 2, Ushuaia:
After checking out of the hotel, explore Ushuaia and surrounds. Mid-afternoon, settle into the Greg Mortimer for an early evening departure down the Beagle Channel.

Days 3-5, Drake Passaje:
We chart a course south, bound for the Antarctic Peninsula. We prepare for our landings with bio security briefings, informative lectures and the Great Gumboot giveaway! We'll also keep an eye on the horizon for albatross and the first iceberg spotting of the voyage. Possible landings as we approach the South Shetland Islands include Aitcho, Robert or Deception Islands.

Days 6-8, Antarctic Peninsula:
An overnight passage along Gerlache Strait delivers us to the stunning Antarctic Peninsula, an ethereal wonderland of vast proportions. Aboard robust Zodiacs, we explore penguin rookeries, historic sites and scientific stations, and cruise up close to intricately shaped icebergs and seals basking on ice floes. Kayakers paddle through narrow waterways in search of wildlife and serenity. Stepping ashore on the continent creates an everlasting memory. We make the most of every day and a fair bit of each night. A curious leopard seal cruising among spectacular icebergs may mean postponing lunch (ours, not the leopard seal’s); loading Zodiacs after dinner for an orca cruise. If the weather allows, we may even camp-out on the ice – a must for any Antarctic explorer!

Days 9-10, Drake Passage:
As the Captain steers the ship north across Drake Passage, our minds and souls revel in rich Antarctic experiences. There’s time to watch for seabirds, enjoy entertaining talks, discuss what we’ve seen and learned, exchange photos and stories. With luck, we may make a ceremonial rounding of Cape Horn before sharing a farewell dinner with our newfound friends.

Day 11, Ushuaia:
We cruise up the Beagle Channel early this morning before slipping into to dock in Ushuaia, where our voyage concludes after breakfast

Voyage Inclusions
-Group transfer to hotel from Aurora Expeditions' preferred flight.
-One night pre-voyage hotel accommodation and luggage transfer to ship on embarkation day
-Group transfer from ship to downtown or airport post voyage
-Fully-serviced accommodation in your chosen stateroom
-Daily shore excursions, guided walks, Zodiac cruises
-Comprehensive pre-departure information kit and destination resource guide
-An experienced team of destination specialists and activity leaders
-An informative and entertaining lecture program by our team of experts
-Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner including house wines, beers and soft drinks, afternoon tea and snacks
-Captain's Welcome and Farewell drinks including four-course dinner, house cocktails, house beer and wine, non-alcoholic beverages
-Pre-dinner drinks including canapes and bar snacks
-Complimentary 3-in-1 polar jacket
-Complimentary use of fumboots
-Complimentary use of fitness centre
-Complimentary access to on board expedition doctor and medical clinic
-Personalised photo book (post voyage
-Entry fees to historic or tourist sites
-Port, pilotage charges and landing fees

Voyage Exclusions
-International or domestic flights to or within South America, unless specified
-Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary
-Airport arrival or departure taxes
-Visa, passport, and vaccination charges
-Travel insurance or emergency evacuation charges
-Hotels or meals not included in voyage itinerary
-Optional activity surcharge
-All items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages and soft drinks (outside of dinner service), laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, gratuities, and email or phone charges.

Dates & Rates

Ship: Greg Mortimer | Date: 28 Nov 2020 / 09 Dec 2020 More info about this Ship
Triple Cabin
Aurora Stateroom
Balcony Stateroom C
Balcony Stateroom B
Balcony Stateroom A
Balcony Suite
Junior Suite
Captain's Suite

* The prices are per person expressed in US Dollars.
NOTE: Embracing the unexpected is part of the legacy—and excitement—of expedition travel. When traveling in extremely remote regions, your expedition staff must allow the sea, the ice and the weather to guide route and itinerary details. This itinerary is a tentative outline of what you’ll experience on this voyage; please be aware that no specific itinerary can be guaranteed.


© Sebastian Arrebola
© Sebastian Arrebola
© Sebastian Arrebola

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