Polar Regions Antarctica Cruise

Polar Solar Eclipse

The once-in-a-lifetime, 20-day Polar Solar Eclipse cruise round-trip from Ushuaia includes visits to some of the most picturesque locations in the Southern Hemisphere, with a special day spent in the center of the moon shadow of the total solar eclipse. Make landings in the Falkland Islands, a florally and culturally rich photographer’s paradise featuring a multitude of exotic seabirds. Tour South Georgia for beautiful penguins, seals and seabirds; and breathtaking mountains, bays and beaches. Experience the iconic icescapes of the Antarctic Peninsula, from where the chance exists to catch a moving celestial event in one of the most amazing locations on Earth.

A total solar eclipse is a cosmic phenomenon that occurs roughly once every 18 months, but experiencing it in Antarctica occurs once in a lifetime. Though it’s possible to see the total solar eclipse along a few key path locations around the globe, none of them offers as unique a venue as Antarctica. Combine that with everything else you’ll enjoy during this voyage and you end up with one truly exceptional adventure.

Three polar expedition vessels offer this unique Antarctica solar eclipse adventure: the 116-guest Plancius, and the 170-guest Hondius and Janssonius. Plancius sails clockwise while sister ships Hondius and Janssonius cruise counterclockwise.

Read on for details about this trip, or view all of AdventureSmith’s Antarctica cruises. For more eclipse departures, view our blog post on the 2021 solar eclipse cruises in Antarctica.