looking down at an antarctica expedition ship on calm water with icebergs floating around it on a cloudy day
travelers hiking on an antarctica shore with a red hut next to them and a giant white iceberg behind them
an old white church stands alone on an antarctica shoreline with a signpost in front of it and dark clouds above
an illuminated antarctic iceberg in turquoise water on a sunny day with another larger iceberg behind it
antarctica travelers in red jackets with their hands in the air standing on snow with a large mountain behind them
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Polar Regions Antarctica Cruise

Land of Penguins & Icebergs

The Land of Penguins & Icebergs expedition sails round-trip from Ushuaia, crossing the Drake Passage and visiting the best of Antarctica, including the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula. Highlights include Neko Harbor, Deception Island, Lemaire Channel, Paradise Bay and many other sites. Explore some of the world’s most impressive landscapes via Zodiac and kayak. Experience incredible marine wildlife while paddling through tranquil waters filled with glittering icebergs and porpoising penguins surrounded by magnificent glaciers and mountains. 

Antarctic dreams come true on this authentic expedition cruise, aimed at exhibiting the best of Antarctica. The experienced captain and expedition leader decide the itinerary based on weather and ice conditions, adjusting to maximize opportunities to view pelagic seabirds, wildlife-rich waters, feeding whales, seals perched on ice floes and bustling penguin colonies. Onboard presentations and workshops by expert staff add background to the wild and beautiful scenery.

In addition to the main 12-day Land of Penguins & Icebergs itinerary, there is a shorter 11-day option that spends one less day exploring the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula, as well as a 15-day option that aims to cross the Antarctic Circle. Each itinerary is aboard the 114-guest Sea Spirit, a ship boasting an excellent staff-to-passenger ratio of 1 staff per 10 guests, plus every cabin category is a suite, making her an ideal choice for luxury Antarctica cruises. With expedition leaders who have the field experience of 50-plus voyages to polar regions, included photography lessons and (additional cost) camping and kayaking excursions, this journey to Antarctica is one to remember.

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



Itinerary

12-Day Land of Penguins & Icebergs Itinerary

The 12-day Land of Penguins & Icebergs Cruise begins and ends in Ushuaia, Argentina, exploring the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula.

Land of Penguins and Icerbergs 11-day or 12-day itinerary map
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Day 1
Arrive Ushuaia, Argentina

Welcome to Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost city and starting point of this expedition. Upon arrival at the airport, be transferred to your hotel. Take the rest of the day to explore Ushuaia, with souvenir shopping and a variety of dining options in the city center.

Accommodations

Hotel TBA

Meals

n/a

Read More
Day 2
Embark Ushuaia

In the afternoon, take a group transfer to the pier and board the luxury expedition ship M/V Sea Spirit. Explore the ship and get comfortable in this home away from home for the extraordinary adventure to come. Savor the anticipation of Antarctic dreams coming true as the ship slips her moorings and sails toward a true wilderness where wildlife abounds. The scenery through the Beagle Channel on this first evening is wonderful and there is already the possibility of marine mammal encounters.

Accommodations

Sea Spirit

Meals

breakfast, dinner

Read More
Days 3 - 4
Drake Passage

After transiting the Beagle Channel and passing the islands of Tierra del Fuego, head south across the Drake Passage. Pelagic seabirds, including the majestic albatross, are common in these waters and can readily be viewed from panoramic open decks or from exterior stateroom windows and balconies. On the way, cross the Antarctic Convergence, the biological boundary of the Southern Ocean. The ship’s stabilizing fins provide comfort in the event of rough seas. Briefings, orientations and lectures from expert staff help prepare for arrival in Antarctica.

Accommodations

Sea Spirit

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Days 5 - 9
South Shetland Islands & Antarctic Peninsula

This is expedition cruising at its most authentic. The route and exploration opportunities in Antarctica are heavily dependent on weather and ice conditions. The experienced captain and expedition leader decide the itinerary and continually adjust plans as conditions and opportunities warrant, taking advantage of long daylight hours to exploit every opportunity to experience excellent wildlife viewing, amazing scenery and excursions via Zodiac.

The Antarctic Peninsula region contains some of the world’s most impressive scenery and some of Antarctica’s best wildlife viewing opportunities. Protected bays and narrow channels are surrounded by towering mountain peaks covered in permanent snow and immense glaciers. Icebergs of every size and description complete an image of incomparable beauty. Waters rich with krill are home to a variety of whale and seal species. The whole area is alive with penguins foraging at sea and forming large nesting colonies at special places on land. The area is also home to Antarctic research stations of various nationalities. Some stations have a gift shop and post office.

The South Shetland Islands are the northernmost islands in Antarctica and will likely be the ship’s first sighting of land. This wild and beautiful island chain contains numerous landing sites with abundant wildlife and historical significance. Among them is Deception Island, where the flooded caldera of an active volcano harbors an abandoned whaling station. Farther south, on the Antarctic Peninsula, the vast Gerlache Strait area contains sheltered bays, accessible wildlife and stunning scenery. Places with names like Paradise Bay are the epitome of everything Antarctic: glaciated mountains, towering icebergs, feeding whales, seals on ice floes and bustling penguin colonies. At the southern end of Gerlache Strait is the famous Lemaire Channel, also known as “Kodak Gap” because of the photogenic way the mountainous sides of the narrow channel are reflected in calm waters strewn with icebergs.

These days in Antarctica are filled with memorable excursions, sumptuous meals, presentations by experts and enough incredible scenery and wildlife to fill the camera and overwhelm emotions.

Accommodations

Sea Spirit

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 10 - 11
Drake Passage

After an amazing time in Antarctica, cross back north through the bountiful waters of the Drake Passage. Presentations and workshops by expert staff as well as a range of onboard recreation facilities ensure that these days at sea are not idly spent. This is also the time for the End of Voyage ceremonies including a slideshow and farewell dinner.

Accommodations

Sea Spirit

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 12
Disembark Ushuaia, Argentina

After breakfast, say farewell in the city of Ushuaia. Take a provided group transfer to the airport or to the town center for those who wish to spend more time here. While looking back on this wonderful experience in Antarctica, you may already be looking forward to your next incredible adventure to the ice!

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast

Read More
Details
Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

One pre-voyage hotel night in Ushuaia; group transfers from the airport to the hotel on a day prior to departure; group transfer to the ship on day of embarkation; group transfer to airport or central location upon disembarkation; shipboard accommodation; all scheduled landings/excursions; leadership throughout the voyage by expedition leader and expedition team; WiFi on board (2021-22 season); all meals on board throughout the voyage; tea and coffee station 24 hours daily; branded Poseidon Expeditions parka; rubber boots for shore landings for the time of the cruise; welcome and farewell cocktails; all port fees; pre-departure materials; digital voyage log.

Exclusions

Airfare; visa and passport fees (if applicable); luggage and trip cancellation insurance; soft drinks and alcoholic beverages other than those for special events and celebrations; personal expenses such as laundry and onboard communication (telephone calls, faxes and e-mail service); Emergency Evacuation Insurance to a minimum benefit of USD $200,000; insurance of any kind; staff gratuities; pre- or post-cruise travel expenses. Fuel surcharge may be applied for all bookings.

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 90 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 121 days – $750 cancellation fee
120 to 91 days – 100% of deposit
90 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 Land of Penguins & Icebergs Cruise begins and ends in Ushuaia, Argentina (USH). Please plan flights to arrive any time on day 1 of the itinerary; hotel check-in starts at 3:00pm. The estimated disembarkation time is between 8:00am and 9:00am on the last day of the itinerary, but this is subject to weather conditions in your disembarkation city as well as sea conditions en route. If you intend to fly out on the day of disembarkation, we strongly recommend booking your return flight as late in the day as possible, avoiding any flights departing before 12 noon. A bus transfer is provided to downtown Ushuaia and the airport. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.

Activities

Various optional activities may be available on your Land of Penguins & Icebergs cruise at the following per person costs (2019-20, 2020-21 & 2021-22 seasons): kayaking for $795, camping for $285 and photography is included. Contact AdventureSmith for more details and to reserve your spot on these adventure activities.

Room Configuration

Single travelers wishing to book a double-occupancy cabin may do so at 1.7x the per-person listed rate in Main Deck Suite, Classic Suite and Superior Suite, and 2x the double occupancy rate for Deluxe Suite, Premium Suite and Owner’s Suite, subject to availability. Sharing is possible in Triple Classic Main Deck Suite, Classic Suite and Superior Suite.

Families & Children

Children must be at least 12 years of age to participate in this trip; however, on a case-by-case basis, children ages 8-11 may be accepted with additional screening.

Travel Insurance

Emergency medical and evacuation insurance is mandatory for this trip, with a minimum recommended coverage of $200,000 USD per person. Trip cancellation insurance is optional but highly recommended. Our partners at Travelex Insurance 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 Land of Penguins & Icebergs Itinerary

The 11-day Land of Penguins & Icebergs Cruise begins and ends in Ushuaia, Argentina. This itinerary spends one fewer day exploring the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula

Land of Penguins and Icerbergs 11-day or 12-day itinerary map
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Day 1
Arrive Ushuaia, Argentina

Welcome to Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost city and starting point of this expedition. Upon arrival at the airport, be transferred to your hotel. Take the rest of the day to explore Ushuaia, with souvenir shopping and a variety of dining options in the city center.

Accommodations

Hotel TBA

Meals

n/a

Read More
Day 2
Embark Ushuaia

In the afternoon, take a group transfer to the pier and board the luxury expedition ship M/V Sea Spirit. Explore the ship and get comfortable in this home away from home for the extraordinary adventure to come. Savor the anticipation of Antarctic dreams coming true as the ship slips her moorings and sails toward a true wilderness where wildlife abounds. The scenery through the Beagle Channel on this first evening is wonderful and there is already the possibility of marine mammal encounters.

Accommodations

Sea Spirit

Meals

breakfast, dinner

Read More
Days 3 - 4
Drake Passage

After transiting the Beagle Channel and passing the islands of Tierra del Fuego, head south across the Drake Passage. Pelagic seabirds, including the majestic albatross, are common in these waters and can readily be viewed from panoramic open decks or from exterior stateroom windows and balconies. On the way, cross the Antarctic Convergence, the biological boundary of the Southern Ocean. The ship’s stabilizing fins provide comfort in the event of rough seas. Briefings, orientations and lectures from expert staff help prepare for arrival in Antarctica.

Accommodations

Sea Spirit

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Days 5 - 8
South Shetland Islands & Antarctic Peninsula

This is expedition cruising at its most authentic. The route and exploration opportunities in Antarctica are heavily dependent on weather and ice conditions. The experienced captain and expedition leader decide the itinerary and continually adjust plans as conditions and opportunities warrant, taking advantage of long daylight hours to exploit every opportunity to experience excellent wildlife viewing, amazing scenery and excursions via Zodiac.

The Antarctic Peninsula region contains some of the world’s most impressive scenery and some of Antarctica’s best wildlife viewing opportunities. Protected bays and narrow channels are surrounded by towering mountain peaks covered in permanent snow and immense glaciers. Icebergs of every size and description complete an image of incomparable beauty. Waters rich with krill are home to a variety of whale and seal species. The whole area is alive with penguins foraging at sea and forming large nesting colonies at special places on land. The area is also home to Antarctic research stations of various nationalities. Some stations have a gift shop and post office.

The South Shetland Islands are the northernmost islands in Antarctica and will likely be the ship’s first sighting of land. This wild and beautiful island chain contains numerous landing sites with abundant wildlife and historical significance. Among them is Deception Island, where the flooded caldera of an active volcano harbors an abandoned whaling station. Farther south, on the Antarctic Peninsula, the vast Gerlache Strait area contains sheltered bays, accessible wildlife and stunning scenery. Places with names like Paradise Bay are the epitome of everything Antarctic: glaciated mountains, towering icebergs, feeding whales, seals on ice floes and bustling penguin colonies. At the southern end of Gerlache Strait is the famous Lemaire Channel, also known as “Kodak Gap” because of the photogenic way the mountainous sides of the narrow channel are reflected in calm waters strewn with icebergs.

These days in Antarctica are filled with memorable excursions, sumptuous meals, presentations by experts and enough incredible scenery and wildlife to fill the camera and overwhelm emotions.

Accommodations

Sea Spirit

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Days 9 - 10
Drake Passage

After an amazing time in Antarctica, cross back north through the bountiful waters of the Drake Passage. Presentations and workshops by expert staff as well as a range of onboard recreation facilities ensure that these days at sea are not idly spent. This is also the time for the End of Voyage ceremonies including a slideshow and farewell dinner.

Accommodations

Sea Spirit

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 11
Disembark Ushuaia, Argentina

After breakfast, say farewell in the city of Ushuaia. Take a provided group transfer to the airport or to the town center for those who wish to spend more time here. While looking back on this wonderful experience in Antarctica, you may already be looking forward to your next incredible adventure to the ice!

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast

Read More
Details
Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

One pre-voyage hotel night in Ushuaia; group transfers from the airport to the hotel on a day prior to departure; group transfer to the ship on day of embarkation; group transfer to airport or central location upon disembarkation; shipboard accommodation; all scheduled landings/excursions; leadership throughout the voyage by expedition leader and expedition team; WiFi on board (2021-22 season); all meals on board throughout the voyage; tea and coffee station 24 hours daily; branded Poseidon Expeditions parka; rubber boots for shore landings for the time of the cruise; welcome and farewell cocktails; all port fees; pre-departure materials; digital voyage log.

Exclusions

Airfare; visa and passport fees (if applicable); luggage and trip cancellation insurance; soft drinks and alcoholic beverages other than those for special events and celebrations; personal expenses such as laundry and onboard communication (telephone calls, faxes and e-mail service); Emergency Evacuation Insurance to a minimum benefit of USD $200,000; insurance of any kind; staff gratuities; pre- or post-cruise travel expenses. Fuel surcharge may be applied for all bookings.

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 90 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 121 days – $750 cancellation fee
120 to 91 days – 100% of deposit
90 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 11-day Land of Penguins & Icebergs Cruise begins and ends in Ushuaia, Argentina (USH). Please plan flights to arrive any time on day 1 of the itinerary; hotel check-in starts at 3:00pm. The estimated disembarkation time is between 8:00am and 9:00am on the last day of the itinerary, but this is subject to weather conditions in your disembarkation city as well as sea conditions en route. If you intend to fly out on the day of disembarkation, we strongly recommend booking your return flight as late in the day as possible, avoiding any flights departing before 12 noon. A bus transfer is provided to downtown Ushuaia and the airport. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.

Activities

Various optional activities may be available on your Land of Penguins & Icebergs cruise at the following per person costs (2019-20, 2020-21 & 2021-22 seasons): kayaking for $795, camping for $285 and photography is included. Contact AdventureSmith for more details and to reserve your spot on these adventure activities.

Room Configuration

Single travelers wishing to book a double-occupancy cabin may do so at 1.7x the per-person listed rate in Main Deck Suite, Classic Suite and Superior Suite, and 2x the double occupancy rate for Deluxe Suite, Premium Suite and Owner’s Suite, subject to availability. Sharing is possible in Triple Classic Main Deck Suite, Classic Suite and Superior Suite.

Families & Children

Children must be at least 12 years of age to participate in this trip; however, on a case-by-case basis, children ages 8-11 may be accepted with additional screening.

Travel Insurance

Emergency medical and evacuation insurance is mandatory for this trip, with a minimum recommended coverage of $200,000 USD per person. Trip cancellation insurance is optional but highly recommended. Our partners at Travelex Insurance 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.

Antarctic Circle: Crossing 66 Degrees South Latitude Itinerary

The 15-day Antarctic Circle: Crossing 66 Degrees South Latitude Cruise begins and ends in Ushuaia, Argentina and spends time exploring the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula, with the goal of crossing 66 degrees south latitude.

Polar circle aboard the sea spirit 15-day or 14-day itinerary
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Day 1
Arrive Ushuaia, Argentina

Welcome to Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost city and starting point of our expedition. Upon arrival at the airport, be transferred to the hotel, which has been arranged and is included in the price of the voyage. For the rest of the day, feel free to explore the city. Take advantage of souvenir shopping and a variety of dining options in the city center.

Accommodations

Hotel TBA

Meals

n/a

Read More
Day 2
Embark Ushuaia

In the afternoon, take a provided group transfer to the pier and board the luxury expedition ship M/V Sea Spirit. Explore the ship and get comfortable in your home away from home for the extraordinary adventure to come. Savor the anticipation of your Antarctic dreams coming true as the ship slips her moorings and sails toward a true wilderness where wildlife abounds. The scenery through the Beagle Channel on the first evening is wonderful and there is already the possibility of marine mammal encounters.

Accommodations

Sea Spirit

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Days 3 - 4
Drake Passage

After transiting the Beagle Channel and passing the islands of Tierra del Fuego, head south across the Drake Passage. Pelagic seabirds including the majestic albatross are common in these waters and can readily be viewed from panoramic open decks or from exterior stateroom windows and balconies. On the way, cross the Antarctic Convergence, the biological boundary of the Southern Ocean. The ship’s stabilizing fins provide comfort in the event of rough seas. Briefings, orientations and lectures from expert staff prepare you for arrival in Antarctica.

Accommodations

Sea Spirit

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Days 5 - 12
South Shetland Islands & Antarctic Peninsula

This is expedition cruising at its most authentic. The route and exploration opportunities in Antarctica are heavily dependent on weather and ice conditions. The experienced captain and expedition leader decide the itinerary and continually adjust plans as conditions and opportunities warrant. Take advantage of long daylight hours to exploit every opportunity to experience excellent wildlife viewing, amazing scenery and excursions via Zodiac.

The Antarctic Peninsula region contains some of the world’s most impressive scenery and some of Antarctica’s best wildlife viewing opportunities. Protected bays and narrow channels are surrounded by towering mountain peaks covered in permanent snow and immense glaciers. Icebergs of every size and description complete an image of incomparable beauty. Waters rich with krill are home to a variety of whale and seal species. The whole area is alive with penguins foraging at sea and forming large nesting colonies at special places on land. The area is also home to Antarctic research stations of various nationalities. Some stations have a gift shop and post office.

The South Shetland Islands are the northernmost islands in Antarctica and will likely be the first sighting of land. This wild and beautiful island chain contains numerous landing sites with abundant wildlife and historical significance. Among them is Deception Island, where the flooded caldera of an active volcano harbors an abandoned whaling station.

Farther south, on the Antarctic Peninsula, the vast Gerlache Strait area contains sheltered bays, accessible wildlife and stunning scenery. Places with names like Paradise Bay are the epitome of everything Antarctic: glaciated mountains, towering icebergs, feeding whales, seals on ice floes and bustling penguin colonies.

At the southern end of Gerlache Strait is the famous Lemaire Channel, also known as “Kodak Gap” because of the photogenic way the mountainous sides of the narrow channel are reflected in calm waters strewn with icebergs.

On this special voyage, there are additional days set aside to push even farther south in attempt to cross the Antarctic Circle. The landscape down here is especially desolate, the weather is particularly wild and the waters are full of constantly shifting ice. This is real expedition cruising.

Days in Antarctica are filled with memorable excursions, sumptuous meals, presentations by expert and enough incredible scenery and wildlife to fill your camera and overwhelm your emotions.

Accommodations

Sea Spirit

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Days 13 - 14
Drake Passage

After an amazing time in Antarctica, cross back north through the bountiful waters of the Drake Passage. Presentations and workshops by expert staff as well as a range of onboard recreation facilities ensure that these days at sea are not idly spent. This is also the time for our End of Voyage ceremonies including slideshow and farewell dinner.

Accommodations

Sea Spirit

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 15
Disembark Ushuaia, Argentina

After breakfast, say farewell in the city of Ushuaia. Group transfer to the airport or to the town center for those who wish to spend more time here. Looking back on this wonderful experience in Antarctica, you may already be looking forward to your next incredible adventure to the ice!

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast

Read More
Details
Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

One pre-voyage hotel night in Ushuaia; group transfers from the airport to the hotel on a day prior to departure; group transfer to the ship on day of embarkation; group transfer to airport or central location upon disembarkation; shipboard accommodation; all scheduled landings/excursions; leadership throughout the voyage by expedition leader and expedition team; WiFi on board (2021-22 season); all meals on board throughout the voyage; tea and coffee station 24 hours daily; branded Poseidon Expeditions parka; rubber boots for shore landings for the time of the cruise; welcome and farewell cocktails; all port fees; pre-departure materials; digital voyage log.

Exclusions

Airfare; visa and passport fees (if applicable); luggage and trip cancellation insurance; soft drinks and alcoholic beverages other than those for special events and celebrations; personal expenses such as laundry and onboard communication (telephone calls, faxes and e-mail service); Emergency Evacuation Insurance to a minimum benefit of USD $200,000; insurance of any kind; staff gratuities; pre- or post-cruise travel expenses. Fuel surcharge may be applied for all bookings.

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 90 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 121 days – $750 cancellation fee
120 to 91 days – 100% of deposit
90 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 Circle: Crossing 66 Degrees South Latitude Cruise begins and ends in Ushuaia, Argentina (USH). Please plan flights to arrive any time on day 1 of the itinerary; hotel check-in starts at 3:00pm. The estimated disembarkation time is between 8:00am and 9:00am on the last day of the itinerary, but this is subject to weather conditions in your disembarkation city as well as sea conditions en route. If you intend to fly out on the day of disembarkation, we strongly recommend booking your return flight as late in the day as possible, avoiding any flights departing before 12 noon. A bus transfer is provided to downtown Ushuaia and the airport. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.

Activities

Various optional activities may be available on your Land of Penguins & Icebergs cruise at the following per person costs (2020-21 & 2021-22 seasons): kayaking for $795, camping for $285 and photography is included. Contact AdventureSmith for more details and to reserve your spot on these adventure activities.

Room Configuration

Single travelers wishing to book a double-occupancy cabin may do so at 1.7x the per-person listed rate in Main Deck Suite, Classic Suite and Superior Suite, and 2x the double occupancy rate for Deluxe Suite, Premium Suite and Owner’s Suite, subject to availability. Sharing is possible in Triple Classic Main Deck Suite, Classic Suite and Superior Suite.

Families & Children

Children must be at least 12 years of age to participate in this trip; however, on a case-by-case basis, children ages 8-11 may be accepted with additional screening.

Travel Insurance

Emergency medical and evacuation insurance is mandatory for this trip, with a minimum recommended coverage of $200,000 USD per person. Trip cancellation insurance is optional but highly recommended. Our partners at Travelex Insurance 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.

Rates & Dates

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Sail aboard the luxurious all-suite Sea Spirit to experience the Arctic and Antarctica in grand style with all the amenities of a fine hotel. Carrying just 114 passengers, this outstanding vessel is the perfect home away from home.

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Arielle Lightcap • May 16th, 2018
Expert Review: Land of Penguins & Icebergs

Sail with an AdventureSmith specialist on the 114-guest Sea Spirit to Antarctica. Learn her highlights from this all-suite expedition ship and traveling in February.

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"Surpassed My Expectations"

Antarctica was amazing and completely surpassed my expectations.

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4 - 7 Day Land Tour
Patagonia Wildlife Safari

Discover the magic at the end of the world on a 4- to 7-day Patagonia Wildlife Safari! No matter the length of your stay, you will be blown away by the unlimited beauty of the world heritage site Torres del Paine National Park.

From $1890USD
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4 - 7 Day Land Tour
Explora Patagonia

This 4-, 5-, 6- or 7-day lodge-based trip in the center of Torres del Paine National Park offers over 40 unique explorations to choose from, including Base Torres and Grey Glacier. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Paine Massif and Salto Chico waterfall from home base.

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7 Day Land Tour
Torres Del Paine Trek

The trails amongst the famous Torres del Paine craggy mountains are among the world's classic trekking routes. By day, explore nature in its raw form while winding through these exceptional mountains to enjoy the cozy luxury of EcoCamp's unique dome accommodations by night.

From $1690USD
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4 - 7 Day Land Tour
Explora Atacama

The 4-, 5-, 6- or 7-day Explora Atacama adventure offers over 40 explorations in the Atacama Desert, on foot, bicycle or horseback. Explora Atacama Lodge offers the best base from which to experience the many wonders of the driest desert on Earth.

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From $1817USD
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12 - 13 Day Cruise
Antarctic Latitudes

This 12- or 13-day Antarctic Latitudes expedition aboard the 149-guest Seaventure, sails round-trip from Ushuaia with family cabin options, an all-inclusive bar and interactive science-based activities.

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From $8995USD
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12 - 13 Day Cruise
Antarctic Peninsula Basecamp Cruise

These 12 days are packed with activities led by expert guides: kayaking, hiking, snowshoeing, camping, mountaineering and photography workshops. Spend more time in fewer locations and capitalize on getting to know Antarctica through un-rushed exploration.

From $8050USD
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21 - 24 Day Cruise
Antarctic Wildlife Adventure

This 21-24-day voyage is truly the ultimate wildlife expedition, with king penguins as a highlight. Explore the birder's paradise of Falkland Islands, the wildlife mecca of South Georgia and the ice-strewn wildlands of Antarctica aboard the 114-guest Sea Spirit.

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From $12995USD
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