Classic Antarctica Classic Antarctica
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Whatever your mind’s eye picture of Antarctica, the reality will exceed it. The landscapes will be more outlandish, the wildlife richer, the environment more extreme.

Classic Antarctica will take you from eager anticipation, to a world far beyond anything you could have expected.

Sailing southwards from Tierra del Fuego you’ll encounter the wild environment that is the South Shetland Islands; territory belonging to supremely adapted creatures like elephant seals, weighing more than two Minis, giant petrels and thousands upon thousands of chinstrap and Adélie penguins.

Voyage still further south to the Antarctic Peninsula and you enter the realm of minke and vast humpback whales. Imagine standing on deck, watching these leviathans crashing out of the water in mountainous cascades of spray, as you cruise past gigantic icebergs serenely gliding north from the ice cap.

This is classic Antarctica at its bewildering, beautiful best.

Shore visits are included but depend on weather conditions. Extra excursions vary with different itineraries and weather, and could typically include:

  • Kayaking to icebergs and floes
  • Camping on the polar ice
  • Hiking
  • Snow-shoeing
  • Mountaineering

Lead in prices below are based on a Standard Twin Cabin with private bathroom and are cruise only. However, we would be happy to arrange any pre or post cruise accommodation as well as international flights upon request.

Prices are based on a US$ exchange rate of 1.45. Please note that exchange rates may be subject to fluctuation.  

*Please enquire for more information on 2017/2018 expeditions.

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Day 1

Ushuaia

Embark in the bustling port of Ushuaia in Argentina.

Embark in the bustling port of Ushuaia in Argentina.

Day 2-3

Drake's Passage

Cross Drake’s Passage with briefings from your Expedition Team.

Cross Drake’s Passage with briefings from your Expedition Team.

Day 4-7

South Shetlands and Antarctic Peninsula

Explore the South Shetlands and the Antarctic Peninsula; spotting whales…

Explore the South Shetlands and the Antarctic Peninsula; spotting whales and penguins. Onshore excursions twice daily, weather permitting.

Day 8-9

Drake's Passage

Return through Drake’s Passage with time to relax and relive…

Return through Drake’s Passage with time to relax and relive your Antarctic experience.

Day 10

Ushauaia

Day 10: Disembark in Ushuaia to catch your homeward flights.

Day 10: Disembark in Ushuaia to catch your homeward flights.

  • Once again, Neil did a fantastic job with our itinerary! He is so informative and efficient. Nothing seems too much trouble for him!

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    UP, Cambodia, 2014