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Polar Regions Antarctica Cruise

Antarctic Explorer

Fully discover the 7th continent on the Antarctic Explorer cruise. This expedition offers the perfect chance to discover the best of the Antarctic Peninsula, the last continent’s most northern region. You’ll be delighted by penguins, seals and whales as they accompany you on your journey along the Antarctic coastline. Landing on the continent itself is a memorable highlight, where you’ll explore the iconic sights that make this one of the world’s most pristine, exotic and unforgettable natural environments. There is an in-depth education program, covering all aspects of the biology, politics and history of Antarctica. Beginning and ending in Ushuaia, Argentina, your small ship cruise to Antarctica will experience the wildlife and scenic highlights of the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands. This expedition is delivered at a comfortable pace, perfect for first-time polar travelers or travelers with limited time to experience Antarctica. 

The main Antarctic Explorer itinerary cruises over 11 days, and there is also a 12-day itinerary available, as well as an 11-day itinerary that begins and ends in Buenos Aires. A unique 13-day itinerary that adds an extra day exploring the Peninsula and a day exploring Cape Horn National Park, an UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, plus the Diego Ramirez Islands, nesting grounds for many species of albatross.

Four small ships operate the itinerary: the 128-guest Ocean Adventurer, the 189-passenger Ocean Diamond, the 172-passenger World Explorer and the 200-guest Ultramarine. Each Antarctic Explorer departure includes up-close exploration on guided hikes, shore walks and small craft excursions. Optional activities (additional cost) include kayaking, one-time paddling excursions, camping and stand-up paddleboarding. Each Ultramarine departure offers an included 10- to 15-minute flightseeing adventure (weather permitting), with select departures offering additional helicopter-assisted activities for an added fee; these helicopter activities make Ultramarine departures an excellent option among our luxury Antarctica cruises. Advanced reservations are required as space is limited. Become one of the fortunate few to have set foot on the continent of Antarctica!

Read on for details about this trip, or learn more about AdventureSmith’s Antarctica cruises.



Itinerary

11-Day Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent Itinerary

The 11-day Antarctica Explorer cruise begins and ends in Ushuaia, Argentina.

Route map of 11- & 12-day Antarctic Explorer small ship expedition, operating round-trip from Ushuaia, Argentina with visits to the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula.
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Day 1
Arrive Ushuaia, Argentina

Upon arrival at the Ushuaia airport you are met by a local representative and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free to explore this bustling port town at the tip of South America, at your leisure. This Argentine town is an ideal gateway to explore the southern extent of Patagonia while preparing for the adventure ahead. Get active in the mountains or enjoy handcrafted chocolate at a café in town.

Accommodations

Hotel Albatros, Hotel Las Lengas, Hotel Los Acebos, or similar

Meals

n/a

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Day 2
Embark Ushuaia

Embarkation will occur in the late afternoon, after which the vessel will sail down the historic Beagle Channel. This historic channel transects the Tierra del Fuego archipelago in the extreme south of South America. Expect an air of excitement upon departure—the next time you see land the ship will be in the world’s most southern continent!

Accommodations

Ocean Diamond, Ocean Adventurer, World Explorer

Meals

dinner

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Days 3 - 4
Crossing the Drake Passage

These days at sea are filled with presentations led by the Expedition Team who will prepare you for the wildlife, geology and history that will greet you upon arrival. In between presentations spend time on deck looking for wildlife or chatting with fellow shipmates over a drink at the bar.

Accommodations

Ocean Diamond, Ocean Adventurer, World Explorer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 5 - 8
South Shetland Islands & Antarctic Peninsula

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, unique and enduring as Antarctica. You will begin to appreciate why this region has long captivated the attention of explorers and travelers alike. Every visit to Antarctica bears witness to something new or unexpected, which means that your expedition will be unlike any other—creating a unique, personal experience.

Each day, take Zodiac excursions from the ship to explore local bays, channels and landing sites. Visit penguin rookeries, scout for humpback and minke whales, and search for a number of southern seal species including the cunning leopard seal. The Expedition Team will take care of you at each landing, whether you are hiking the Antarctic landscape, visiting a research station or consorting with penguin colonies. Chinstrap, Adélie and gentoo penguins are found here, along with Weddell, fur, crabeater and leopard seals. Keep a lookout for curious whales, such as minkes, while on a Zodiac cruise. Each day and each landing will present a new collection of creatures to delight you and keep your camera busy. 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.

Accommodations

Ocean Diamond, Ocean Adventurer, World Explorer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 9 - 10
Crossing the Drake Passage

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 the Expedition Team, or simply relax and reminisce about your experiences.

Accommodations

Ocean Diamond, Ocean Adventurer, World Explorer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 11
Disembark Ushuaia, Argentina

Arrive in Ushuaia in the morning then continue your adventure on land or catch your flights home.

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast

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Details
Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping; all meals, snacks, soft drinks and juices on board; beer and wine during dinner; all shore landings per the daily program; leadership throughout the voyage by experienced expedition leaders; all Zodiac transfers and cruising per the daily program; formal and informal presentations by expedition team and special guests as scheduled; a photographic journal documenting the expedition; waterproof expedition boots on loan for shore landings; an official Quark Expeditions® parka to keep; coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock; a hair dryer and bathrobes in every cabin; all miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program; all luggage handling aboard the ship; emergency evacuation insurance to a maximum benefit of US$500,000 per person; group transfer in Ushuaia from airport to pre-expedition hotel on day 1; one night’s pre-expedition hotel accommodation in Ushuaia, with breakfast; group transfer from hotel to ship on embarkation day; group transfer upon disembarkation in Ushuaia from ship to local airport, and/or to luggage storage facility.

Exclusions

International airfare; passport and visa expenses; government arrival and departure taxes not mentioned above; meals ashore unless otherwise specified; baggage, cancellation, interruption and medical travel insurance (strongly recommended); excess-baggage fees on international flights; mandatory waterproof pants for Zodiac cruising, and any other gear not mentioned above; laundry, bar, massage services and other personal charges unless specified; phone and internet charges; additional overnight accommodation; optional adventure activities; voluntary gratuity at the end of the voyage for shipboard staff and crew; arrival and departure transfers, except where explicitly stated.

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of 20% of the total trip cost is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 120 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
Up to 120 days with 100% payment received – 100% of total trip cost retained, applied as a Future Travel Refund Credit for 120% of total trip cost
Up to 120 days with partial payment received – 100% of deposit + any additional partial payment retained, applied as a Future Travel Refund Credit
119 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Arrival & Departure

The Antarctic Explorer cruise begins and ends in Ushuaia, Argentina (USH). We highly recommend arriving one day prior to your trip start date in case of any flight delay, cancellation or lost luggage issues. Plan flights to arrive to Ushuaia at any time on day 1. An arrival transfer from the Ushuaia airport to any local hotel is included. Plan flights to depart Ushuaia no earlier than 12:00pm noon on disembarkation day. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.

Activities

Various optional activities may be available on your Antarctic Explorer cruise. The following table details what activities may be available on each departure and their per-person cost for the 2020-21 & 2021-22 seasons: (K) kayaking $995; (C) camping $295; (P) photography included; (SUP) stand-up paddleboarding $295.

One-time paddling excursions (PE) are available for $295 per person, per outing, for those who want something less in-depth than the full sea kayaking program; no experience is necessary. Each departure’s first paddling excursion may be pre-booked and all subsequent outings are booked on the ship. Please contact AdventureSmith to reserve activity space with your booking.

2020-21 Season:
Nov 04 – Nov 14, 2020 – Ocean Diamond – K, PE, C
Nov 13 – Nov 23, 2020 – Ocean Diamond – K, PE, C
Nov 30 – Dec 10, 2020 – Ocean Diamond – K, PE, C
Dec 09 – Dec 19, 2020 – Ocean Diamond – K, PE, C
Dec 18 – Dec 28, 2020 – World Explorer – K, PE, C, SUP
Jan 04 – Jan 14, 2021 – Ocean Adventurer – K, PE, C
Jan 28 – Feb 07, 2021 – World Explorer – K, PE, SUP
Feb 06 – Feb 16, 2021 – Ocean Adventurer – K, PE
Feb 16 – Feb 26, 2021 – Ocean Diamond – K, PE

2021-22 Season:
Nov 03 – Nov 13, 2021 – World Explorer – K, PE, C, SUP
Dec 19 – Dec 29, 2021 – World Explorer – K, PE, C, SUP
Jan 07 – Jan 17, 2022 – World Explorer – K, PE, C, SUP
Jan 12 – Jan 22, 2022 – Ocean Adventurer – K, PE, C
Jan 16 – Jan 26, 2022 – World Explorer – K, PE, C, SUP
Jan 17 – Jan 27, 2022 – Ocean Diamond – K, PE, C
Jan 21 – Jan 31, 2022 – Ocean Adventurer – K, PE
Jan 30 – Feb 09, 2022 – Ocean Adventurer – K, PE
Feb 13 – Feb 23, 2022 – Ocean Diamond – K, PE
Mar 06 – Mar 16, 2022 – Ocean Diamond – K, PE

Room Configuration

In addition to listed Single cabin rates, select double-occupancy cabins may be available for single occupancy with a single supplement fee. Solo travelers willing to share can reserve a triple or twin-shared cabin, where you will be matched with a person of the same gender. If the other cabin berth goes unsold, you will be guaranteed the double rate. Single travelers wishing to book a double-occupancy cabin may do so at 1.7x (2x for Premium cabins) the per-person listed rate in select cabins based upon availability. Premium Cabins are as follows:
Ocean Adventurer: Superior, Deluxe, Suite & Owner’s Suite
Ocean Diamond: Suite & Balcony Suite
World Explorer: Superior Suite, Deluxe Suite & Owner’s Suite

Families & Children

At date of embarkation, a minimum age restriction of 8 years and minimum height and weight requirements (weight of 64lbs or 29kg and 48 in. or 1.2 m. tall) must be met. Children under 16 years of age must be supervised by a parent/guardian at all times and may not participate in adventure options.

Travel Insurance

Emergency evacuation insurance to a maximum benefit of up to $500,000 USD per paying traveler provides coverage between the first and last day of ship-based travel and is included in the cost of this trip. For ship- and land-based trips, additional days of travel pre- and post-expedition are not covered. Travelers are responsible for having adequate international medical coverage prior to embarkation, with a minimum benefit of $50,000 USD. In addition, we highly recommend our travelers also protect their investment with travel insurance that includes trip cancellation and other benefits. Our partners at Travelex offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. You must purchase your travel insurance policy within 15 or 21 days of booking (depending on plan) for it to cover pre-existing medical conditions; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Itinerary Notes

Read this itinerary as a guide only; the exact route and program varies according to ice, weather conditions, wildlife encountered and the captain’s discretion. Flexibility is the key to the success of any Antarctica expedition. Visits to research stations depend on final permission.

12-day Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent Itinerary

The 12-day Antarctic Explorer cruise begins and ends in Ushuaia, Argentina, adding one extra day exploring the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula.

Route map of 11- & 12-day Antarctic Explorer small ship expedition, operating round-trip from Ushuaia, Argentina with visits to the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula.
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Day 1
Arrive in Ushuaia, Argentina

Begin your journey in Ushuaia, a small but bustling port town at the tip of South America. This Argentine town is an ideal gateway for you to explore the southern extent of Patagonia while preparing for the adventure ahead. Get active in the mountains or enjoy handcrafted chocolate at a cafe in town.

Accommodations

Hotel Albatros, Hotel Las Lengas, Hotel Los Acebos, or similar

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Day 2
Embark Ushuaia

Embark late afternoon and sail down the historic Beagle Channel, which transects the Tierra del Fuego archipelago in the extreme south of South America. Expect an air of anticipation upon departure—the next time you see land, you’ll be in the world’s most southern continent!

Accommodations

World Explorer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 3 - 4
Crossing the Drake Passage

Days at sea are filled with presentations by the expedition team about wildlife, glaciology and history of Antarctica. In between presentations, spend time on deck looking for wildlife or chatting with shipmates over a drink at the bar.

Accommodations

World Explorer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 5 - 9
South Shetland Islands & Antarctic Peninsula

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. Begin to appreciate why this region has long captivated the attention of explorers and travelers alike. Every visit to Antarctica offers something new or unexpected, which means that this expedition will be unlike any other, creating a unique, personal experience.

Each day, take Zodiac excursions from the ship to explore local bays, channels and landing sites. The expedition team takes care of the group at each landing, wheather 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, fins, or perhaps orcas while on a Zodiac cruise. Each excursion presents a new collection of creatures to delight you and keep everyone’s cameras busy.

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 is different, having been carefully crafted by the expedition team to inspire and educate about this wonderful part of the world.

Accommodations

World Explorer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 10 - 11
Crossing the Drake Passage

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 the expedition team and celebrate the experiences shared exploring Antarctica.

Accommodations

World Explorer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 12
Disembark Ushuaia, Argentina

Arrive in Ushuaia in the morning, then continue your adventure onward or catch your flights home.

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast

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Details
Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping; all meals, snacks, soft drinks and juices on board; beer and wine during dinner; all shore landings per the daily program; leadership throughout the voyage by experienced Expedition Leaders; all Zodiac transfers and cruising per the daily program; formal and informal presentations by Expedition Team and special guests as scheduled; a photographic journal documenting the expedition; waterproof expedition boots on loan for shore landings; an official Quark Expeditions® parka to keep; coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock; a hair dryer and bathrobes in every cabin; all miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program; all luggage handling aboard the ship; emergency evacuation insurance to a maximum benefit of US$500,000 per person; group transfer in Ushuaia from airport to pre-expedition hotel on day 1; one night’s pre-expedition hotel accommodation in Ushuaia, with breakfast; group transfer from hotel to ship on embarkation day; group transfer upon disembarkation in Ushuaia from ship to local airport, and/or to luggage storage facility.

Exclusions

International airfare; passport and visa expenses; government arrival and departure taxes not mentioned above; meals ashore unless otherwise specified; baggage, cancellation, interruption and medical travel insurance (strongly recommended); excess-baggage fees on international flights; mandatory waterproof pants for Zodiac cruising, and any other gear not mentioned above; laundry, bar, massage services and other personal charges unless specified; phone and internet charges; additional overnight accommodation; optional adventure activities; voluntary gratuity at the end of the voyage for shipboard staff and crew; arrival and departure transfers, except where explicitly stated.

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of 20% of the total trip cost is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 120 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
Up to 120 days with 100% payment received – 100% of total trip cost retained, applied as a Future Travel Refund Credit for 120% of total trip cost
Up to 120 days with partial payment received – 100% of deposit + any additional partial payment retained, applied as a Future Travel Refund Credit
119 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Arrival & Departure

The 12-day Antarctic Explorer cruise begins and ends in Ushuaia, Argentina (USH). We highly recommend arriving one day prior to your trip start date in case of any flight delay, cancellation or lost luggage issues. Plan flights to arrive to Ushuaia at any time on day 1. An arrival transfer from the Ushuaia airport to any local hotel is included. Plan flights to depart Ushuaia no earlier than 12:00pm noon on disembarkation day. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.

Activities

Various optional activities may be available on your 12-day Antarctic Explorer Cruise. The following table details what activities may be available on each departure and their per-person cost for the 2020-21 season: (K) kayaking $995; (C) camping $295; (P) photography included; (SUP) stand-up paddleboarding $295.

One-time paddling excursions (PE) are available for $295 per person, per outing, for those who want something less in-depth than the full sea kayaking program; no experience is necessary. Each departure’s first paddling excursion may be pre-booked and all subsequent outings are booked on the ship. Please contact AdventureSmith to reserve activity space with your booking.

2020-21 Season:
Nov 03 – Nov 11, 2020 – World Explorer – K, PE, C, SUP
Nov 13 – Nov 24, 2020 – World Explorer – K, PE, C, SUP

Itinerary Notes

Read this itinerary as a guide only; the exact route and program varies according to ice, weather conditions, wildlife encountered and the captain’s discretion. Flexibility is the key to the success of any Antarctica expedition. Visits to research stations depend on final permission.

Room Configuration

In addition to listed Single cabin rates, select double-occupancy cabins may be available for single occupancy with a single supplement fee. Solo travelers willing to share can reserve a triple or twin-shared cabin, where you will be matched with a person of the same gender. If the other cabin berth goes unsold, you will be guaranteed the double rate. Single travelers wishing to book a double-occupancy cabin may do so at 1.7x (2x for Premium cabins) the per-person listed rate in select cabins based upon availability. Premium Cabins are as follows:
World Explorer: Superior Suite, Deluxe Suite & Owner’s Suite

Families & Children

At date of embarkation, a minimum age restriction of 8 years and minimum height and weight requirements (weight of 64lbs or 29kg and 48 in. or 1.2 m. tall) must be met. Children under 16 years of age must be supervised by a parent/guardian at all times and may not participate in adventure options.

Travel Insurance

Emergency evacuation insurance to a maximum benefit of up to $500,000 USD per paying traveler provides coverage between the first and last day of ship-based travel and is included in the cost of this trip. For ship- and land-based trips, additional days of travel pre- and post-expedition are not covered. Travelers are responsible for having adequate international medical coverage prior to embarkation, with a minimum benefit of $50,000 USD. In addition, we highly recommend our travelers also protect their investment with travel insurance that includes trip cancellation and other benefits. Our partners at Travelex offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. You must purchase your travel insurance policy within 15 or 21 days of booking (depending on plan) for it to cover pre-existing medical conditions; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Itinerary Notes

Read this itinerary as a guide only; the exact route and program varies according to ice, weather conditions, wildlife encountered and the captain’s discretion. Flexibility is the key to the success of any Antarctica expedition. Visits to research stations depend on final permission.

11-Day Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent via Buenos Aires Itinerary

This 11-day Antarctica Explorer cruise begins and ends in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with charter flights to and from Ushuaia.

Route map of 11-day Antarctic Explorer small ship expedition, operating round-trip from Buenos Aires, Argentina, with visits to the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula.
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Day 1
Arrive Buenos Aires, Argentina

Arrive in Buenos Aires at any time during Day 1. Upon arriving in this splendid city, known for its architecture and rich European heritage, independently transfer to the group hotel (pre-expedition hotel night included in mandatory transfer package).

Accommodations

Hotel TBA

Meals

n/a

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Day 2
Fly to Ushuaia & Embark

After an early breakfast at the hotel, transfer with the group to the airport and board a private charter flight to Ushuaia, Argentina. Upon arrival, be transferred from the airport to a central downtown location to have some time on your own to explore this quaint port town before making your way to the pier.

After a late afternoon embarkation, sail along the historic Beagle Channel, which transects the Tierra del Fuego archipelago in the extreme south of South America. Expect an air of anticipation while departing—the next land you see will be the Antarctic!

Accommodations

Ultramarine

Meals

breakfast, dinner

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Days 3 - 4
Crossing the Drake Passage

The unpredictable and exciting Drake Passage is an adventure unto itself. While being well taken care of by the expert onboard staff and leaders, enjoy plenty of time to gaze out at the ocean, take pictures of seabirds swooping around the ship and get to know the expedition team and fellow travelers.

Accommodations

Ultramarine

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 5 - 8
South Shetland Islands & Antarctic Peninsula

Once the Drake Passage is left in the ship’s wake and the South Shetland Islands come into view, your Antarctic adventure truly begins. Begin to appreciate why this region has long captivated the attention of explorers and travelers alike. Every visit to Antarctica offers something new or unexpected, which means that this expedition will be unlike any other, creating a unique, personal experience.

Each day, take Zodiac excursions from the ship to explore local bays, channels and landing sites. Visit penguin rookeries, scout for humpback and minke whales, and search for a number of southern seal species, including the cunning leopard seal. The majesty of the Antarctic Peninsula’s mountains will enchant during hikes along snowy pathways to vantage points offering panoramic views. Antarctica is a land of extremes. At one moment, be overcome with a feeling of complete isolation and silence, and the next be inspired by nature as a calving glacier crashes into a brilliant blue sea or a penguin waddles by to inspect your footwear.

Amid the serene silence of Antarctica, noisy interludes—such as penguins squabbling over prized pebbles—become indelible memories. Each day will be different, carefully crafted by the expedition team to inspire and educate about this wonderful part of the world.

Accommodations

Ultramarine

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 9 - 10
Crossing the Drake Passage

The journey back across the Drake Passage provides a final opportunity to enjoy the invigorating Antarctic air. Spend time on the deck watching for seabirds and scouting for whales, enjoy presentations by the expedition team, and celebrate the experiences exploring the remarkable world of Antarctica.

Accommodations

Ultramarine

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 11
Disembark Ushuaia, Fly to Buenos Aires & Depart

Arrive in Ushuaia in the morning and disembark after breakfast. The mandatory transfer package includes a taste of Patagonia with a Tierra del Fuego National Park tour before transferring to the airport for the return group charter flight to Buenos Aires.

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast

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Details
Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping; all meals, snacks, soft drinks and juices on board; beer and wine during dinner; all shore landings per the daily program; leadership throughout the voyage by experienced expedition leaders; all Zodiac transfers and cruising per the daily program; formal and informal presentations by expedition team and special guests as scheduled; a photographic journal documenting the expedition; waterproof expedition boots on loan for shore landings; an official Quark Expeditions® parka to keep; coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock; a hair dryer and bathrobes in every cabin; all miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program; all luggage handling aboard the ship; emergency evacuation insurance to a maximum benefit of US$500,000 per person; one 10- to 15-minute helicopter flightseeing excursion (weather and logistics permitting).

Exclusions

Mandatory Transfer Package (approximate package price is $995 for the 2021-22 season and includes one night’s pre-expedition hotel night in Buenos Aires with breakfast on Day 2, group transfer from hotel to airport in Buenos Aires, charter flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, arrival and departure transfers in Ushuaia, charter flight from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires, and combined airport transfer and express bus tour of Tierra del Fuego National Park after disembarkation in Ushuaia); international airfare; passport and visa expenses; government arrival and departure taxes not mentioned above; meals ashore unless otherwise specified; baggage, cancellation, interruption and medical travel insurance (strongly recommended); excess-baggage fees on international flights; mandatory waterproof pants for Zodiac cruising, and any other gear not mentioned above; laundry, bar, massage services and other personal charges unless specified; phone and internet charges; additional overnight accommodation; optional adventure activities; voluntary gratuity at the end of the voyage for shipboard staff and crew; arrival and departure transfers, except where explicitly stated.

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of 20% of the total trip cost is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 120 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
Up to 120 days with 100% payment received – 100% of total trip cost retained, applied as a Future Travel Refund Credit for 120% of total trip cost
Up to 120 days with partial payment received – 100% of deposit + any additional partial payment retained, applied as a Future Travel Refund Credit
119 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Arrival & Departure

The Antarctic Explorer cruise via Buenos Aires begins and ends in Buenos Aires, Argentina (EZE), with charter group flights to and from Ushuaia. We highly recommend arriving one day prior to your trip start date in case of any flight delay, cancellation or lost luggage issues. Plan flights to arrive to Buenos Aires ahead of the 12:00-8:00pm window for luggage weighing and tagging on Day 1. Arrange your own independent transfer to the included Buenos Aires hotel on Day 1. Plan flights to depart Buenos Aires no earlier than 9:00pm on disembarkation day. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.

Internal Flights

Group charter flights between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia are required on this trip’s itinerary; see the Mandatory Transfer Package information listed above under Exclusions. The flight to Ushuaia is expected to depart early on Day 2 of the itinerary. There is a luggage limit of 50 lbs (23 kg) checked luggage and 17 lbs (8 kg) cabin baggage on the flights to and from Ushuaia. Should you have additional luggage, it can be stored at the hotel in Buenos Aires; there is no option to pay for additional luggage. On Day 12 of the itinerary, the ship is scheduled to arrive at the pier between 7:00 and 8:00am local time. Disembarkation follows breakfast, with an included short tour of Tierra del Fuego National Park before transferring to the airport for the return charter flight to Buenos Aires.

Activities

Various optional activities may be available on your Antarctic Explorer cruise via Buenos Aires. Included are optional hiking, Zodiac cruising, daily presentations, photography guides, the polar plunge and a 10- to 15-minute helicopter flightseeing excursion (weather- and logistics-dependent). The following table details what activities may be available on each departure and their per-person cost for the 2021-22 season: (HL) Heli-Landing $395; (HT) Alpine Heli-Trekking $495; (K) kayaking $995; (C) camping $295; (P) photography included; (SUP) stand-up paddleboarding $295.

One-time paddling excursions (PE) are available for $295 per person, per outing, for those who want something less in-depth than the full sea kayaking program; no experience is necessary. Each departure’s first paddling excursion may be pre-booked and all subsequent outings are booked on the ship. Please contact AdventureSmith to reserve activity space with your booking.

2021-22 Season:
Oct 31 – Nov 10, 2021 – Ultramarine – K, PE, C
Nov 20 – Nov 30, 2021 – Ultramarine – K, PE, C, SUP, HL, HT

Room Configuration

n addition to listed Single cabin rates, select double-occupancy cabins may be available for single occupancy with a single supplement fee. Solo travelers willing to share can reserve a triple or twin-shared cabin, where you will be matched with a person of the same gender. If the other cabin berth goes unsold, you will be guaranteed the double rate. Single travelers wishing to book a double-occupancy cabin may do so at 1.7x (2x for Premium cabins) the per-person listed rate in select cabins based upon availability. Premium Cabins are as follows:
Ultramarine: Balcony Suite, Deluxe Balcony Suite, Terrace Suite, Penthouse Suite, Owner’s Suite & Ultra Suite

Families & Children

At date of embarkation, a minimum age restriction of 8 years and minimum height and weight requirements (weight of 64lbs or 29kg and 48 in. or 1.2 m. tall) must be met. Children under 16 years of age must be supervised by a parent/guardian at all times and may not participate in adventure options.

Travel Insurance

Emergency evacuation insurance to a maximum benefit of up to $500,000 USD per paying traveler provides coverage between the first and last day of ship-based travel and is included in the cost of this trip. For ship- and land-based trips, additional days of travel pre- and post-expedition are not covered. Travelers are responsible for having adequate international medical coverage prior to embarkation, with a minimum benefit of $50,000 USD. In addition, we highly recommend our travelers also protect their investment with travel insurance that includes trip cancellation and other benefits. Our partners at Travelex offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. You must purchase your travel insurance policy within 15 or 21 days of booking (depending on plan) for it to cover pre-existing medical conditions; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Itinerary Notes

Read this itinerary as a guide only; the exact route and program varies according to ice, weather conditions, wildlife encountered and the captain’s discretion. Flexibility is the key to the success of any Antarctica expedition. Visits to research stations depend on final permission.

13-Day Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent Plus Cape Horn & Diego Ramirez

The 13-day Antarctica Explorer Plus Cape Horn & Diego Ramirez cruise begins and ends in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with charter flights to and from Ushuaia. This itinerary adds an extra day exploring the Peninsula and a day adventuring to Cape Horn National Park plus the Diego Ramirez Islandsnesting grounds for many species of albatross.

Route map of 13-day Antarctic Explorer Plus Cape Horn & Diego Ramirez small ship expedition, operating round-trip from Buenos Aires, Argentina, with visits to the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula.
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Day 1
Arrive Buenos Aires, Argentina

Arrive in Buenos Aires at any time during Day 1. Upon arriving in this splendid city, known for its architecture and rich European heritage, independently transfer to the group hotel (pre-expedition hotel night included in mandatory transfer package).

Accommodations

Hotel TBA

Meals

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Day 2
Fly to Ushuaia & Embark

After an early breakfast at the hotel, transfer with the group to the airport and board a private charter flight to Ushuaia, Argentina. Upon arrival, be transferred from the airport to a central downtown location to have some time on your own to explore this quaint port town before making your way to the pier.

After a late afternoon embarkation, sail along the historic Beagle Channel, which transects the Tierra del Fuego archipelago in the extreme south of South America.

Accommodations

Ultramarine

Meals

breakfast, dinner

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Day 3
Cape Horn & Diego Ramirez Islands

Aim to start at the edge of the earth with a visit to historic Cape Horn. At the southernmost point of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago, this steep, rocky headland marks the northern boundary of the Drake Passage. Prior to the opening of the Panama Canal, this cape was part of a major global trade route. If conditions allow, go ashore for a hike out to the lighthouse, the tiny Stella Maris Chapel, and the albatross-shaped monument honoring the many mariners who lost their lives attempting to “round the
Horn.”

The ship then cruises farther south, to the Diego Ramírez Islands, the most southern point of South America. This small archipelago was thought to be the southernmost land mass in the world when it was discovered in 1619. Named after the expedition’s cosmographer, the archipelago held this distinction for 156 years, until Captain James Cook’s discovery of the South Sandwich Islands in 1775. Weather permitting, Zodiac cruise to admire this designated Important Bird Area, part of the recently-designated Diego Ramirez Islands and Drake Passage Marine Park. The archipelago is home to millions of breeding seabirds, including multiple species of albatross (their southernmost breeding ground in the world). Sightings of dolphins, South American fur seals, and rockhopper, macaroni and Magellanic penguins are also possible here.

If conditions look more promising toward the end of the expedition, this itinerary day may take place after your Antarctic Peninsula exploration.

Accommodations

Ultramarine

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 4 - 5
Crossing the Drake Passage

The unpredictable and exciting Drake Passage is an adventure unto itself. While being well taken care of by the expert onboard staff and leaders, enjoy plenty of time to gaze out at the ocean, take pictures of seabirds swooping around the ship, and get to know the
expedition team and fellow travelers.

Accommodations

Ultramarine

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 6 - 10
South Shetland Islands & Antarctic Peninsula

Once the Drake Passage is left in the ship’s wake and the South Shetland Islands come into view, the Antarctic adventure truly begins. Begin to appreciate why this region has long captivated the attention of explorers and travelers alike. Every visit to Antarctica offers something new or unexpected, which means that this expedition will be unlike any other, creating a unique, personal experience.

Each day, take Zodiac excursions from the ship to explore local bays, channels and landing sites. Visit penguin rookeries, scout for humpback and minke whales, and search for a number of southern seal species, including the cunning leopard seal. The majesty of the Antarctic Peninsula’s mountains will enchant during hikes along snowy pathways to vantage points offering panoramic views. Antarctica is a land of extremes. At one moment, be overcome with a feeling of complete isolation and silence, and the next be inspired by nature as a calving glacier crashes into a brilliant blue sea or a penguin waddles by to inspect your footwear.

Amid the serene silence of Antarctica, noisy interludes—such as penguins squabbling over prized pebbles—become indelible memories. Each day will be different, carefully crafted by the expedition team to inspire and educate about this wonderful part of the world.

Accommodations

Ultramarine

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 11 - 12
Crossing the Drake Passage

The journey back across the Drake Passage provides a final opportunity to enjoy the invigorating Antarctic air. Spend time on the deck watching for seabirds and scouting for whales, enjoy presentations by the expedition team, and celebrate the experiences exploring the remarkable world of Antarctica.

Accommodations

Ultramarine

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 13
Disembark Ushuaia, Fly to Buenos Aires & Depart

Arrive in Ushuaia in the morning and disembark after breakfast. The mandatory transfer package includes a taste of Patagonia with a Tierra del Fuego National Park tour before transferring to the airport for the return group charter flight to Buenos Aires.

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Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping; all meals, snacks, soft drinks and juices on board; beer and wine during dinner; all shore landings per the daily program; leadership throughout the voyage by experienced expedition leaders; all Zodiac transfers and cruising per the daily program; formal and informal presentations by expedition team and special guests as scheduled; a photographic journal documenting the expedition; waterproof expedition boots on loan for shore landings; an official Quark Expeditions® parka to keep; coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock; a hair dryer and bathrobes in every cabin; all miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program; all luggage handling aboard the ship; emergency evacuation insurance to a maximum benefit of US$500,000 per person; one 10- to 15-minute helicopter flightseeing excursion (weather and logistics permitting).

Exclusions

Mandatory Transfer Package (approximate package price is $995 for the 2021-22 season and includes one night’s pre-expedition hotel night in Buenos Aires with breakfast on Day 2, group transfer from hotel to airport in Buenos Aires, charter flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, arrival and departure transfers in Ushuaia, charter flight from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires, and combined airport transfer and express bus tour of Tierra del Fuego National Park after disembarkation in Ushuaia); international airfare; passport and visa expenses; government arrival and departure taxes not mentioned above; meals ashore unless otherwise specified; baggage, cancellation, interruption and medical travel insurance (strongly recommended); excess-baggage fees on international flights; mandatory waterproof pants for Zodiac cruising, and any other gear not mentioned above; laundry, bar, massage services and other personal charges unless specified; phone and internet charges; additional overnight accommodation; optional adventure activities; voluntary gratuity at the end of the voyage for shipboard staff and crew; arrival and departure transfers, except where explicitly stated.

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of 20% of the total trip cost is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 120 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
Up to 120 days with 100% payment received – 100% of total trip cost retained, applied as a Future Travel Refund Credit for 120% of total trip cost
Up to 120 days with partial payment received – 100% of deposit + any additional partial payment retained, applied as a Future Travel Refund Credit
119 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Arrival & Departure

The Antarctic Explorer Plus Cape Horn & Diego Ramirez cruise begins and ends in Buenos Aires, Argentina (EZE), with charter group flights to and from Ushuaia. We highly recommend arriving one day prior to your trip start date in case of any flight delay, cancellation or lost luggage issues. Plan flights to arrive to Buenos Aires ahead of the 12:00-8:00pm window for luggage weighing and tagging on Day 1. Arrange your own independent transfer to the included Buenos Aires hotel on Day 1. Plan flights to depart Buenos Aires no earlier than 9:00pm on disembarkation day. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.

Internal Flights

Group charter flights between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia are required on this trip’s itinerary; see the Mandatory Transfer Package information listed above under Exclusions. The flight to Ushuaia is expected to depart early on Day 2 of the itinerary. There is a luggage limit of 50 lbs (23 kg) checked luggage and 17 lbs (8 kg) cabin baggage on the flights to and from Ushuaia. Should you have additional luggage, it can be stored at the hotel in Buenos Aires; there is no option to pay for additional luggage. On Day 12 of the itinerary, the ship is scheduled to arrive at the pier between 7:00 and 8:00am local time. Disembarkation follows breakfast, with an included short tour of Tierra del Fuego National Park before transferring to the airport for the return charter flight to Buenos Aires.

Activities

Various optional activities may be available on your Antarctic Explorer Plus Cape Horn & Diego Ramirez cruise. Included are optional hiking, Zodiac cruising, daily presentations, photography guides, the polar plunge and a 10- to 15-minute helicopter flightseeing excursion (weather- and logistics-dependent). The following table details what activities may be available on each departure and their per-person cost for the 2021-22 season: (HL) Heli-Landing $395; (HT) Alpine Heli-Trekking $495; (K) kayaking $995; (C) camping $295; (P) photography included; (SUP) stand-up paddleboarding $295.

One-time paddling excursions (PE) are available for $295 per person, per outing, for those who want something less in-depth than the full sea kayaking program; no experience is necessary. Each departure’s first paddling excursion may be pre-booked and all subsequent outings are booked on the ship. Please contact AdventureSmith to reserve activity space with your booking.

2021-22 Season:
Nov 09 – Nov 21, 2021 – Ultramarine – K, PE, C, SUP
Feb 20 – Mar 04, 2022 – Ultramarine – K, PE, SUP, HL, HT

Room Configuration

n addition to listed Single cabin rates, select double-occupancy cabins may be available for single occupancy with a single supplement fee. Solo travelers willing to share can reserve a triple or twin-shared cabin, where you will be matched with a person of the same gender. If the other cabin berth goes unsold, you will be guaranteed the double rate. Single travelers wishing to book a double-occupancy cabin may do so at 1.7x (2x for Premium cabins) the per-person listed rate in select cabins based upon availability. Premium Cabins are as follows:
Ultramarine: Balcony Suite, Deluxe Balcony Suite, Terrace Suite, Penthouse Suite, Owner’s Suite & Ultra Suite

Families & Children

At date of embarkation, a minimum age restriction of 8 years and minimum height and weight requirements (weight of 64lbs or 29kg and 48 in. or 1.2 m. tall) must be met. Children under 16 years of age must be supervised by a parent/guardian at all times and may not participate in adventure options.

Travel Insurance

Emergency evacuation insurance to a maximum benefit of up to $500,000 USD per paying traveler provides coverage between the first and last day of ship-based travel and is included in the cost of this trip. For ship- and land-based trips, additional days of travel pre- and post-expedition are not covered. Travelers are responsible for having adequate international medical coverage prior to embarkation, with a minimum benefit of $50,000 USD. In addition, we highly recommend our travelers also protect their investment with travel insurance that includes trip cancellation and other benefits. Our partners at Travelex offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. You must purchase your travel insurance policy within 15 or 21 days of booking (depending on plan) for it to cover pre-existing medical conditions; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Itinerary Notes

Read this itinerary as a guide only; the exact route and program varies according to ice, weather conditions, wildlife encountered and the captain’s discretion. Flexibility is the key to the success of any Antarctica expedition. Visits to research stations depend on final permission.

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Ocean Diamond

This 189-guest vessel is fast and eco-friendly. Operator Quark Expeditions offsets the ship's emissions, thereby offering the first carbon-neutral voyages in polar travel.

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Ocean Adventurer

A handsome and newly refurbished expedition ship, the Ocean Adventurer combines travel to the polar regions with superior onboard comfort for her 128 passengers.

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World Explorer

The 2019-built, 172-guest World Explorer is designed with distinction, comfort and refinement in mind. This 1B ice-class vessel boasts private walk-outs or Juliet balconies for each cabin and a glass-domed lounge for unimpeded ocean viewing.

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Ultramarine

The new Ultramarine 200-passenger polar ship is purpose-built for safety and far-off exploration in Antarctica and the Arctic. Dual helicopter pads and an incredible 70-day cruising range allow access to the hardest-to-reach places.

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Expert Reviews

Reviews from Our Experts So You Know What to Expect

Taylor Cranney • February 9th, 2019
Expert Review: Antarctic Explorer, Camping & Kayaking

Adventure Specialist Taylor Cranney reviews her Antarctic Explorer expedition, showcasing the awe of Antarctica and the detailed logistics of camping and kayaking.

Nick Mitchell • October 2nd, 2017
Expert Review: Antarctic Explorer Aboard Ocean Endeavour

AdventureSmith Specialist Nick explains how you can have it all aboard the Ocean Endeavour. Join him as he cross-country skis, climbs, paddleboards, plunges and encounters the majestic "summit penguin."

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