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 luxurious, all-suite,114-guest Sea Spirit, a ship boasting an excellent staff-to-passenger ratio of 1 staff per 10 guests. 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.