Ushuaia Roundtrip and Antarctic Circle Crossing


Antarctic Polar Circle
© Agustin Ullmann

Journey across the 66th parallel and join the prestigious Order of the Red Nose.

Duration: 12 days
Starts: Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego
Ends: Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego
Language: English speaking voyage

Antarctic Polar Circle Crossing might happen during the night.
Some itineraries spend one more day in Antarctica instead of Cape Horn, depending on departure date.
There is also a similar 14 days itinerary. Please ask.


Included
Optional


Navigating paths between icebergs through the scenic routes like Lemaire Channel, the spirit of exploration overcomes you. Discover wondrous wildlife, from fur seals to humpback whales, as you land on the Antarctic Peninsula.

Itinerary

©Agustin Ullmann
©Agustin Ullmann
©Agustin Ullmann

Day 1 Ushuaia, Argentina
Although its nickname the “End of the World” – derived from its location along the southernmost tip of South America among the Tierra del Fuego archipelago – Ushuaia is far from the end of any adventure. Where the Andes meet the Beagle Channel and the snow-capped Martial Mountains sit behind a sprawling city of colorful buildings, lies a lively town ready and waiting to take you on the thrill ride of a lifetime. Scenes like Parque Yatana give you the chance to immerse yourself in the rich, indigenous culture.

Day 2-3 Drake Passage Navigation
Navigating the intrepid Drake Passage is made for the boldest of explorers. Petrels and albatrosses that glide across the skies guide the way. To witness its awesome power makes the journey to Antarctica all the more triumphant.

The Drake Passage leads you from the southernmost region of the Americas to the Antarctic Peninsula, the northern point of The White Continent. This waterway where cold southern ocean meets warm northern sea water creates powerful currents that test your mettle.

But the rewards for the journeyer that braves these waters do not compare. The meeting of warm and cold waters creates an environment that attracts extraordinary wildlife. Drake Passage offers the chance to witness the likes of humpback whales and hourglass dolphins that accompany the voyage. The soundtrack of the 48-hour journey through the Drake Passage includes the crash of the ocean against the ship and the cry of petrels, skuas, and gulls.

While the waterway is famous for its challenging navigation, you may still get another side of the Drake Passage. On some occasions, the channel is calm and tranquil, making for a pleasant voyage into Antarctica. That’s one of the more splendid characteristics of the Drake Passage – you never know what you will get.

As you emerge from the Drake Passage, the mammoth, icy peaks of the South Shetland Islands loom ahead, greeting you on your victorious landing. You have completed the rite of passage to explore the seventh continent.

Day 4 Crossing Antarctic Circle
As you make the voyage across the Antarctic Circle at the 66th parallel, you become a “Red Nose,” one of the select few who navigate deep into the frontier of The White Continent to make the crossing. It is a feeling of triumph that cannot be beat.

Day 5-6-7-8-9 Captain’s Choice
Captain’s Choice ports of call add to the sense of adventure and an element of surprise. Your ship’s master will sail around changing weather conditions as needed and take you to the best areas for wildlife viewing.

Day 10 Drake passage
Start the way back to South America across the shortest navegable path between Antarctica and the rest of the world. Enjoy the days at sea to spot the wildlife and organize your pictures and memories from your Antarctica days.

Day 11 Navigating Cape Horn, Chile
When you see that lush, yet imposing cliff, you will know you are passing Cape Horn. The southerly head of Tierra del Fuego tests the mettle of any sailor. Its ocean’s challenging waves dare explorers to navigate a sea made for the bravest.

Day 12 Ushuaia, Argentina
Although its nickname the “End of the World” – derived from its location along the southernmost tip of South America among the Tierra del Fuego archipelago – Ushuaia is far from the end of any adventure. Where the Andes meet the Beagle Channel and the snow-capped Martial Mountains sit behind a sprawling city of colorful buildings, lies a lively town ready and waiting to take you on the thrill ride of a lifetime. Scenes like Parque Yatana give you the chance to immerse yourself in the rich, indigenous culture.

Itinerary

Day 1 Ushuaia, Argentina
Although its nickname the “End of the World” – derived from its location along the southernmost tip of South America among the Tierra del Fuego archipelago – Ushuaia is far from the end of any adventure. Where the Andes meet the Beagle Channel and the snow-capped Martial Mountains sit behind a sprawling city of colorful buildings, lies a lively town ready and waiting to take you on the thrill ride of a lifetime. Scenes like Parque Yatana give you the chance to immerse yourself in the rich, indigenous culture.

Day 2-3 Drake Passage Navigation
Navigating the intrepid Drake Passage is made for the boldest of explorers. Petrels and albatrosses that glide across the skies guide the way. To witness its awesome power makes the journey to Antarctica all the more triumphant.

The Drake Passage leads you from the southernmost region of the Americas to the Antarctic Peninsula, the northern point of The White Continent. This waterway where cold southern ocean meets warm northern sea water creates powerful currents that test your mettle.

But the rewards for the journeyer that braves these waters do not compare. The meeting of warm and cold waters creates an environment that attracts extraordinary wildlife. Drake Passage offers the chance to witness the likes of humpback whales and hourglass dolphins that accompany the voyage. The soundtrack of the 48-hour journey through the Drake Passage includes the crash of the ocean against the ship and the cry of petrels, skuas, and gulls.

While the waterway is famous for its challenging navigation, you may still get another side of the Drake Passage. On some occasions, the channel is calm and tranquil, making for a pleasant voyage into Antarctica. That’s one of the more splendid characteristics of the Drake Passage – you never know what you will get.

As you emerge from the Drake Passage, the mammoth, icy peaks of the South Shetland Islands loom ahead, greeting you on your victorious landing. You have completed the rite of passage to explore the seventh continent.

Day 4 Crossing Antarctic Circle
As you make the voyage across the Antarctic Circle at the 66th parallel, you become a “Red Nose,” one of the select few who navigate deep into the frontier of The White Continent to make the crossing. It is a feeling of triumph that cannot be beat.

Day 5-6-7-8-9 Captain’s Choice
Captain’s Choice ports of call add to the sense of adventure and an element of surprise. Your ship’s master will sail around changing weather conditions as needed and take you to the best areas for wildlife viewing.

Day 10 Drake passage
Start the way back to South America across the shortest navegable path between Antarctica and the rest of the world. Enjoy the days at sea to spot the wildlife and organize your pictures and memories from your Antarctica days.

Day 11 Navigating Cape Horn, Chile
When you see that lush, yet imposing cliff, you will know you are passing Cape Horn. The southerly head of Tierra del Fuego tests the mettle of any sailor. Its ocean’s challenging waves dare explorers to navigate a sea made for the bravest.

Day 12 Ushuaia, Argentina
Although its nickname the “End of the World” – derived from its location along the southernmost tip of South America among the Tierra del Fuego archipelago – Ushuaia is far from the end of any adventure. Where the Andes meet the Beagle Channel and the snow-capped Martial Mountains sit behind a sprawling city of colorful buildings, lies a lively town ready and waiting to take you on the thrill ride of a lifetime. Scenes like Parque Yatana give you the chance to immerse yourself in the rich, indigenous culture.


©Agustin Ullmann
©Agustin Ullmann
©Agustin Ullmann


INCLUSIONS

Complimentary cultural immersion on every voyage
Elegant main restaurant with ever-changing menus inspired by global cuisines, a specialty chophouse, a cozy café, afternoon tea with light snacks, and room service
Unlimited wines, premium craft cocktails and brews
Chilled craft cocktail or sparkling wine welcome
Luxurious L’OCCITANE bath amenities
In-room mini-fridge stocked daily with your preferences
Gratuities for exceptional service
Emergency Medical Evacuation Insurance
Private Charter Jet Service between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia
A parka to take home as a memento of your Antarctica or Arctic expedition

EXCLUSIONS

International Air.
Any expenses specifically not mentioned under inclusions.


Dates & Rates


Ship: World Navigator | Date: 10 Feb 2023 - 21 Feb 2023 (1984)
Navigator (NS)
$35,999
Discovery
$33,499
Journey
$31,999
Horizon Deluxe
$28,299
Veranda Deluxe
$27,999
Horizon A1
$12,499
Horizon A2
$12,499
Veranda B1
$14,999
Veranda B2
$14,999
Solo (C1/SS)
$8,999
Adventure Oceanview
$9,999
Ship: World Navigator | Date: 02 Mar 2023 - 13 Mar 2023 (1880)
Navigator (NS)
$19,499
Discovery
$18,499
Journey
$17,499
Horizon Deluxe
$16,799
Veranda Deluxe
$16,499
Horizon A1
$14,799
Horizon A2
$14,499
Veranda B1
$14,299
Veranda B2
$14,299
Solo (C1/SS)
$10,400
Adventure Oceanview
$11,999
Ship: World Navigator | Date: 08 Dec 2023 - 19 Dec 2023 (1896)
Navigator (NS)
$26,899
Discovery
$25,699
Journey
$24,299
Horizon Deluxe
$21,799
Veranda Deluxe
$21,199
Horizon A1
$18,999
Horizon A2
$18,999
Veranda B1
$18,999
Veranda B2
$18,999
Solo (C1/SS)
$11,499
Adventure Oceanview
$16,499
Ship: World Navigator | Date: 28 Dec 2023 - 09 Jan 2024 (1897)
Navigator (NS)
$31,199
Discovery
$29,799
Journey
$28,199
Horizon Deluxe
$25,299
Veranda Deluxe
$24,599
Horizon A1
$21,999
Horizon A2
$21,999
Veranda B1
$21,999
Veranda B2
$21,999
Solo (C1/SS)
$12,999
Adventure Oceanview
$18,499
Ship: World Traveller | Date: 04 Jan 2024 - 15 Jan 2024 (2006)
Navigator (NS)
$31,199
Discovery (DS)
$29,799
Journey (JS)
$28,199
Horizon Deluxe E1
$25,299
Veranda Deluxe E2
$24,599
Horizon A1
$21,999
Horizon A2
$21,999
Veranda B1
$21,999
Veranda B2
$21,999
Solo (C1/SS)
$12,999
Adventure Oceanview
$18,499
Ship: World Traveller | Date: 24 Jan 2024 - 06 Feb 2024 (1904)
Navigator (NS)
$20,499
Discovery (DS)
$18,999
Journey (JS)
$17,999
Horizon Deluxe E1
$16,299
Veranda Deluxe E2
$15,999
Horizon A1
$14,699
Horizon A2
$14,499
Veranda B1
$14,299
Veranda B2
$13,999
Solo (C1/SS)
$16,999
Ship: World Navigator | Date: 15 Feb 2024 - 26 Feb 2024 (2004)
Navigator (NS)
$28,199
Discovery
$26,899
Journey
$25,399
Horizon Deluxe
$22,699
Veranda Deluxe
$22,099
Horizon A1
$19,799
Horizon A2
$19,799
Veranda B1
$19,799
Veranda B2
$19,799
Solo (C1/SS)
$12,299
Adventure Oceanview
$17,499

* The prices are per person in US Dollars, unless expressly specified in a different currency. In that case, payment will be in US dollars at the exchange rate of the day.
** All prices will be re-confirmed by email at the time of booking.
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.

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