Antarctica is unlike any other place you’ll see in your lifetime. A vast white wilderness devoid of human inhabitation, it has captured the imaginations of the most intrepid explorers for centuries. On this Antarctic voyage, you will take in the pristine wilderness of the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula.

Highlights

  • The perfect trip for first-time visitors to the Antarctic
  • Explore the incredible highlights of the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Learn about Antarctica and its wildlife from onboard lecturers and subject matter experts
  • Experience the wildlife: from penguins to seals, whales and more!
  • Arrive in Buenos Aires, the vibrant, cosmopolitan capital of Argentina


Day 1 - Buenos Aires, Argentina

Day 2 - Ushuaia, Argentina

Day 3 and 4 – Crossing the Drake Passage

Day 5 to 8 - The South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula

Days 9 and 10 - Crossing the Drake Passage

Day 11- Disembark in Ushuaia and Fly to Buenos Aires

If you would like help to find your perfect expedition cruise, simply complete the enquiry form to get in touch.

Alternatively, call our Polar Specialists on 0203 196 1000 

Day 1 - Buenos Aires, Argentina

Arrive in Buenos Aires, Capital of Argentina and Tango Capital of the World! Buenos Aires is a beautiful cosmopolitan city bustling with culture and all manner of interesting sights. Meet the friendly locals who will make you feel at home. You will arrive at your pre-cruise hotel and meet the rest of the group (this pre-night is included)

Day 2 - Ushuaia, Argentina

After breakfast at your hotel in Buenos Aires, you will fly South to Ushuaia, aboard the group charter flight. After arriving you will have some time to explore the quaint port town, which is the most southerly city in the world.

The ship will embark in the late afternoon, sailing down the Beagle channel which transects the Tierra del Fuego archipelago. Charles Darwin on observing the peaks and glaciers of the channel wrote in his notebook "It is scarcely possible to imagine anything more beautiful than the beryl-like blue of these glaciers, and especially as contrasted with the dead white of the upper expanse of snow.”

Expect an electric atmosphere as this will be the last time that you see dry land before setting eyes on Antarctica.

Day 3 and 4 – Crossing the Drake Passage

Crossing the Drake Passage can be an experience in its own right as the waters have the potential to be quite rough. You’ll spend this time getting to know your shipmates and the expedition team who provide briefings and insights into what lies ahead.

Day 5 to 8 - The South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula

Your first sight of Antarctica is a something that you won’t forget, but your Antarctic adventure will have really begun when you crossed the Antarctic convergence. The multitude of wildlife that you will see feasting in these rich upwelling waters is what makes an Antarctic voyage so special.

This is first and foremost an Antarctic expedition cruise which makes it a little different to what you might expect on your typical holiday, to get the most out of the experience the itinerary must be flexible, which allows the ship to respond to the changing conditions found in the Antarctic. Because of this every sailing is completely unique and you are sure to have a personal experience.

You will embark on Zodiac excursions once per day exploring local bays, channels and landing sites. Wildlife is the main highlight of Antarctica and you will have the chance to see humpback and minke whales as well as search for a number of seal species including the powerful if somewhat misunderstood leopard seal.

The mountains of the Antarctic Peninsula, are truly dramatic and will enchant you, scramble up the snowy peaks and take in the break taking panoramas, or you can stay on the beach and chill with the curious penguin chicks. If you are feeling more adventurous you can do the polar plunge and jump into the frigid waters of Antarctica, enjoying the sudden shock of adrenaline and tingling sensation before drying off and enjoying a hot sauna and stiff drink to warm up.

Days 9 and 10 - Crossing the Drake Passage

As you say farewell to the Antarctic, some are happy - bucket list ticked - for others it marks the beginning of a lifelong obsession with this incredible continent. The voyage back across the Drake Passage provides your final chances to see the incredible wildlife of the Southern Ocean.

Day 11- Disembark in Ushuaia and Fly to Buenos Aires

You will disembark in Ushuaia, having a tour of Tierra del Fuego national park before flying to Buenos Aires, speak to your Travel Specialist if you would like to continue your adventure on land, or catch the flight home.

Notes:

The 12-day version of this cruise includes an extra day in Antarctica

Ocean Endeavour

Rating
3
Standard
Comfort
Capacity
199

The Ocean Endeavour is a comfortable, well-appointed expedition ship expertly engineered to explore the polar regions. The ship has an ice-strengthened hull (Ice Class 1B), zodiacs for exploration and remote landings, generous deck space  and  advanced navigation equipment. It offers a superb experience for up to 199 guests with facilities that include a nautical lounge, two restaurants, a sundeck and plenty of deck space for observation of the polar landscapes.

Ocean Endeavour from 8th January 2019 to 18th January 2019

Triple: £5,299.00
Twin Porthole: £7,899.00
Twin Window: £8,199.00
Upper Deck Twin: £8,499.00
Superior Twin: £9,199.00
Junior Suite: £10,799.00
Single Inside: £9,499.00

Ocean Endeavour from 17th January 2019 to 27th January 2019

Triple: £5,299.00
Twin Porthole: £7,899.00
Twin Window: £8,199.00
Upper Deck Twin: £8,499.00
Superior Twin: £9,199.00
Junior Suite: £10,799.00
Single Inside: £9,499.00

Ocean Endeavour from 9th February 2019 to 19th February 2019

Triple: £5,299.00
Twin Porthole: £7,899.00
Twin Window: £8,199.00
Upper Deck Twin: £8,499.00
Superior Twin: £9,199.00
Junior Suite: £10,799.00
Single Inside: £9,499.00

Ocean Endeavour from 5th November 2019 to 15th November 2019

Triple: £4,699.00
Twin Porthole: £6,899.00
Twin Window: £7,199.00
Upper Deck Twin: £7,499.00
Superior Twin: £8,299.00
Junior Suite: £9,599.00
Single Inside: £8,399.00

Ocean Endeavour from 2nd December 2019 to 12th December 2019

Triple: £4,699.00
Twin Porthole: £6,899.00
Twin Window: £7,199.00
Upper Deck Twin: £7,499.00
Superior Twin: £8,299.00
Junior Suite: £9,599.00
Single Inside: £8,399.00

Ocean Endeavour from 11th December 2019 to 21st December 2019

Triple: £5,099.00
Twin Porthole: £7,699.00
Twin Window: £8,099.00
Upper Deck Twin: £8,499.00
Superior Twin: £9,199.00
Junior Suite: £10,299.00
Single Inside: £9,299.00

Ocean Endeavour from 7th January 2020 to 17th January 2020

Triple: £5,099.00
Twin Porthole: £7,699.00
Twin Window: £8,099.00
Upper Deck Twin: £8,499.00
Superior Twin: £9,199.00
Junior Suite: £10,299.00
Single Inside: £9,299.00

Ocean Endeavour from 28th January 2020 to 7th February 2020

Triple: £5,099.00
Twin Porthole: £7,699.00
Twin Window: £7,699.00
Upper Deck Twin: £8,499.00
Superior Twin: £9,199.00
Junior Suite: £10,299.00
Single Inside: £9,299.00

Ocean Endeavour from 6th February 2020 to 16th February 2020

Triple: £4,799.00
Twin Porthole: £7,199.00
Twin Window: £7,399.00
Upper Deck Twin: £7,699.00
Superior Twin: £8,399.00
Junior Suite: £9,799.00
Single Inside: £8,599.00

Ocean Endeavour from 7th March 2020 to 17th March 2020

Triple: £4,799.00
Twin Porthole: £7,199.00
Twin Window: £7,399.00
Upper Deck Twin: £7,699.00
Superior Twin: £8,399.00
Junior Suite: £9,799.00
Single Inside: £8,599.00


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  • Our prices are amongst the best in the business, with full package protection as standard.

  • We are the expedition cruise specialists and know the destinations, ships and operators inside out

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Why book with Polar Routes?

CHOICE
  • We can compare a huge selection of expedition ships, cruises and operators.
  • From former Russian research vessels to larger and luxurious ships - there is an expedition cruise to suit you. 
  • Our Travel Specialists will help you choose the perfect expedition cruise for your requirements.
SPECIALISTS
  • We are the expedition cruise specialists and know all the polar destinations inside out.
  • Our expert team of Travel Specialists have extensive knowledge of all the expedition ships & operators.
  • All of our Travel Specialists have first-hand experience of expedition cruising to the polar regions.
VALUE
  • Our prices are the amongst the best in the business, with full package protection as standard.
  • Our holidays are protected by ATOL and ABTOT, for your complete peace of mind.
  • As supporters of the Marine Conservation Society, booking with us helps support the protection of our oceans.