Polar Regions Antarctica Cruise

Crossing the Antarctic Circle

Become one of the few who can claim to have crossed the Antarctic Circle. The 14-day Crossing the Antarctic Circle voyage not only includes in-depth exploration of the Antarctic Peninsula, but it also offers the opportunity to venture as far south as 66°33´S. Most departures cruise round-trip from Ushuaia, Argentina, however select voyages begin and end in Buenos Aires. 

Enter the land of the midnight sun to a world without borders as you sail across an endless stretch of sea dotted with ice. Search for wildlife that claims solitude as home. Whether it’s humpback whales alongside the ship, a leopard seal diving beneath your Zodiac, penguins sliding off an iceberg into crystal waters or a giant petrel soaring above cracking sea ice, you’ll experience a sensory overload in Antarctica like you’ve never felt before.

On board, lectures and specialists cover Antarctica’s geology, history and wildlife, while an expert expedition team helps to embrace Antarctica’s vast beauty. Three small ships operate the itinerary: the 189-passenger Ocean Diamond, the 199-passenger Ocean Endeavour and the 132-guest Ocean Adventurer. Each Crossing the Antarctic Circle 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.

Come to the land where the sun never sets, where explorers celebrate when conditions allow their achievement of what few others can claim: the Crossing of the famed Antarctic Circle.

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