Day 1 Arrive Ushuaia
You will begin your journey in Ushuaia, at the tip of South America. A night’s accommodation is included in your cruise package.
Day 2 Ushuaia/Cruise
Embark your chosen vessel this afternoon, after which you will sail down the historic Beagle Channel. Expect an air of anticipation as you depart—the next time you see land, you’ll be in the world’s most southern continent!
Day 3 Cruise
As you cross the Drake Passage, your days at sea are filled with presentations led by your Expedition Team who will prepare you for the wildlife, glaciology and history that will greet you upon your arrival. In between presentations spend time on deck looking for wildlife or chatting with your shipmates over a drink at the bar.
Day 4 Cruise
Your voyage across the Drake Passage continues. Keep an eye out for sea birds such as Wandering Albatross and other marine life including whales.
Day 5 Cruise
After a (hopefully) uneventful crossing of the Drake you will reach the South Shetland Islands and of course, the Antarctic Peninsula itself. The most common reaction upon reaching the White Continent is a sense of reverence and awe. The experience is beyond words, since few places are as untouched and enduring as Antarctica. You will begin to appreciate why this region has long captivated the attention of explorers and travellers alike. Every time we visit Antarctica, we witness something new or unexpected, which means that your expedition will be unlike any other; creating a unique, personal experience.
Day 6 Cruise
Spend the day with your expert Expedition Leader and guides. On most days you will be able to enjoy two shore landings – weather permitting. You will take Zodiac excursions from the ship to explore glaciated bays, channels and landing sites. Your Expedition Team will take care of you at each landing, whether you are hiking the Antarctic landscape, visiting a research station or consorting with chinstrap, Adélie and gentoo penguins, all of which can be found here. Keep an eye out for Weddell, fur, crabeater and leopard seals as well as curious whales, such as humpbacks, minkes, or perhaps orcas while on a Zodiac cruise. Each excursion will present a new collection of creatures to delight you and keep your camera busy.
Day 7 Cruise
Amid the serene silence of Antarctica, noisy interludes become indelible memories, such as penguins squabbling over prized pebbles, or the boom and crack of a calving glacier. Every day will be different, having been carefully crafted by your Expedition Team to inspire and educate you about this wonderful part of the world.
Day 8 Cruise
Another day of epic adventures and awe-inspiring scenery awaits! Today is your last day on the Antarctic Peninsula so enjoy every minute of this exceptional experience.
Day 9 Cruise
After a few incredible days exploring the majesty of Antarctica it is time to depart and return across the Drake Passage, bound for Argentina.
Day 10 Cruise
The journey back across the Drake Passage provides final opportunities to enjoy the crisp Antarctic air Spend time on the deck, watching for seabirds and scouting for whales, enjoy presentations by your Expedition Team and celebrate the experiences shared exploring Antarctica.
Day 11 Disembark Ushuaia
Arrive Ushuaia in the morning. From here you can continue your adventures in South America or depart for your journey home.