Join us on a journey where you can observe the rarest wildlife and the most majestic landscapes in the world. The Antarctic is a once in a lifetime experience and you need to be surrounded with a qualified and experienced staff. Our ship is a fully-equipped ice-strengthened vessel and can access many remote locations other ships just cannot travel to. From Ushuaia through the Drake passage and along the Antarctic Peninsula & South Shetland Island, this journey will be intense and full of magical moments.

Highlights

- Cross the Drake passage and appreciate the stunning views and the unique wildlife.
- Set foot on the Antarctic continent and go further South where colonies of penguins are.
- Discover dramatic glaciers and icebergs.
- Learn and improve your knowledge of our professional and experienced crew.

Quick Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Ushuaia
Day 2: Embark for the expedition
Days 3-4: The Drake Passage to the South Shetland Islands
Days 5-6: The South Shetland Islands to Antarctic Peninsula
Days 7-8: Antarctic Peninsula to Antarctic Circle
Days 9-11: Antarctic Circle to the Drake Passage
Days 12-13: The Drake Passage to Ushuaia
Day 14: Ushuaia

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: Arrive in Ushuaia
Get settled in Ushuaia. You can have the day for yourself and enjoy the world’s most southerly city. Visit the “Museo Marítimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia” (Maritime Museum) or “Museo del Fin del Mundo” which is local history and natural history museum. For the shoppers, Paseo del Fuego Shopping Center is probably the biggest one in the area, or simply walk in the Centre where you will see smaller shops and souvenir shops such as “La Ultima Bita”.
If you wish to dedicate your time outside of the capital, you could head to “Tierra del Fuego” National Park. The park has over 20 species of terrestrial mammals and 90 species of bird. You can spot guanaco (lama quanicoe), Andean fox, muskrat and austral parakeet, Andean condor and Magellanic oystercatcher.

Day 2: Embark for the expedition
The morning should be dedicated for your last-minute shopping or any last visits of the Town before to embark for the expedition. Embarkation will commence early afternoon and you will sail through the Beagle Channel.

Days 3-4: The Drake Passage to the South Shetland Islands
The crossing of the Drake passage was named after the English sea captain and privateer, Sir Francis Drake. During those days you will potentially encounter whales, albatross and icebergs.

Days 5-6: The South Shetland Islands to Antarctic Peninsula
The next days, you will be able to set foot on this uninhabited continent and observe the wildlife and outstanding views. Penguins (Gentoo, Chinstrap, Adélie penguins) would be one of the wild animals, along with whales and the so-called leopard seal. Regarding the weather, you will attempt the shore landings per day. The experience will be majestic and unreal as if you were landing on a different planet!

Days 7-8: Antarctic Peninsula to Antarctic Circle
Only a few travellers have ventured this far. Our fully equipped ice-strengthened vessel has been designed to get through the ice and can access may remote locations that other ships cannot. The expedition will continue southward and the extreme condition will unveil gigantic icebergs and many colonies of penguins along the way.

Days 9-11: Antarctic Circle to the Drake Passage
At that point, the ship will turn back and allow you to keep exploring the wonders of the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands. Be on the lookout to make sure you don’t miss things a second time!

Days 12-13: the Drake Passage to Ushuaia
You will head back to the port of Ushuaia and review with the lecturers and staff the highlights of the voyage. You could encounter some whales and rare species of bird on your way back.

Day 14: Ushuaia
Enjoy a last breakfast on the ship before to disembark at the port of Ushuaia.

G Expedition

Rating
4
Standard
Comfort
Capacity
134

With a maximum of 134 passengers, the G Expedition provides an intimate, small-ship cruising experience with a focus on exploration. The ship was completely refurbished in 2009 and has been converted into a perfect polar explorer with an ice-strengthened hull,  stabilisers , large observation decks and a fleet of zodiacs ready to get you onto the ice. It also features a heated mudroom which ensures extra comfort when preparing for your excursions.

G Expedition from 21st December 2018 to 3rd January 2019

Category 1A: unavailable
Category 1: unavailable
Cateogry 2: £8,799.00
Cateogry 3: £9,399.00
Category 4: £10,699.00
Category 5: unavailable

G Expedition from 20th February 2019 to 5th March 2019

Category 1A: unavailable
Category 1: unavailable
Cateogry 2: unavailable
Cateogry 3: unavailable
Category 4: £9,499.00
Category 5: unavailable

G Expedition from 21st December 2019 to 3rd January 2020

Category 1A: £7,399.00
Category 1: £7,999.00
Cateogry 2: £8,999.00
Cateogry 3: £9,399.00
Category 4: £10,699.00
Category 5: £11,799.00

G Expedition from 30th January 2020 to 12th February 2020

Category 1A: £7,099.00
Category 1: £7,599.00
Cateogry 2: unavailable
Cateogry 3: £9,199.00
Category 4: £10,199.00
Category 5: unavailable

G Expedition from 1st March 2020 to 14th March 2020

Category 1A: £6,899.00
Category 1: £7,299.00
Cateogry 2: £8,199.00
Cateogry 3: £8,699.00
Category 4: £9,699.00
Category 5: £10,999.00


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  • 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. 
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  • 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.
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  • 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.