Polar Regions Antarctica Cruise

Antarctic Latitudes

The 12- or 13-day Antarctic Latitudes voyage sails round-trip from Ushuaia. From the Beagle Channel to the Drake Passage, embark as early explorers did, looking for icebergs, seabirds and whales along the way to the South Shetland Islands. Explore the Antarctic Peninsula for multiple days, stopping at penguin rookeries, seal wallows and whale feeding areas, as well as sites of historic and scientific interest. Antarctica is far too special to simply pass through and check off a list. Voyaging to Antarctica with a captain and expedition team that has decades of Antarctic exploration under their belts makes this not just a cruise, but a voyage. 

Engage in Antarctica with the Citizen Science program, a way to harness the power of thousands of travelers around the world to observe, record and report on natural phenomena. Participate in a variety of activities that support important research projects in five major disciplines: Oceanography, Glaciology, Ornithology, Marine Biology and Meteorology. The data collected contributes to a better understanding of climate change and how it’s affecting the Antarctic continent. Participate or simply observe, but no matter what, feel the buzz of fun, interactive and informative activities that make this voyage unforgettable.

In addition to the main 12-day itinerary, there is also a shorter 11-day Antarctic Peninsula Express route (2019-20). Both itineraries add a second pre-cruise hotel overnight in Ushuaia for the 2020-21 season.

Italian-built sister ships 112-guest Island Sky and 114-guest Hebridean Sky (formally known as the Sea Explorer) operate these itineraries. Experience Antarctica aboard two ships whose elegance and focus on quality service, relaxation and refinement create a truly luxurious atmosphere for anyone wishing to explore the remote and ice-laden environment of Antarctica!

Read on for details about this trip, or view all of AdventureSmith’s Antarctica cruises.