A backcountry skiier makes turns down a steep slope in Antarctica, on a cloudy day.
A gentoo penguin stands on shore and looks behind itself with floating blue icebergs in the background during the Spirit of Antarctica expedition.
A group of polar travelers in a Zodiac cruises beside an archway in a large blue iceberg during the Spirit of Antarctica expedition.
3 polar snorkelers launch backwards off the side of a Zodiac sitting in glassy water on a cloudy day during the Spirit of Antarctica expedition.
Tandem kayakers in a yellow boat paddle in calm waters with snow-covered mountains in the background, on a sunny day during the Spirit of Antarctica expedition.
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Polar Regions Antarctica Cruise

Spirit of Antarctica Expedition

Embrace the spirit of polar exploration on this classic 12-day expedition to the coveted White Continent. Sail across the famed Drake Passage, admiring spectacular seabirds and approaching the ice as the explorers of old did: by sea. With a chance to Zodiac-cruise through pack ice, set foot on the continent, choose from a range of adventure options and even perhaps camp under pastel polar skies, this is the quintessential Antarctic voyage for adventure lovers. Highlights include honing your ice and wildlife photography skills, searching for orcas and minke whales in icy bays, observing busy penguin colonies building their nests and perhaps catching a glimpse of penguin chicks as they hatch. Plus, join the exclusive polar plunge club by diving into the beautiful antarctic waters.

An included or inexpensive camping program and added-cost adventure activities set this Spirit of Antarctica expedition apart. Depending on the departure, take advantage of programs for sea kayaking, snowshoeing and camping. Experience the Antarctic Peninsula in a unique way, by ski and snowboard touring on backcountry equipment. From alpine bowls and crevassed glaciers to long open slopes, take on some of the world’s most incredible descents. Experienced participants make day trips with top notch ski guides. Travelers interested in what lies beneath the waves can participate in polar snorkeling to experience the underwater world without leaving the water’s surface.

Adventure-ready polar expedition ships Greg Mortimer and Sylvia Earle offer state-of-the-art design and technology, plus excursion-minded preparation rooms and multiple boarding platforms for efficient embarkation and disembarkation. These small ships each average 126 guests, with an educational and engaged team of expedition guides providing programming aimed at immersion into the surrounding polar wilds.

Read on for details about this trip, or learn more about AdventureSmith’s Antarctica cruises.



Itinerary

Spirit of Antarctica Itinerary

The Spirit of Antarctica expedition operates round-trip from Ushuaia, Argentina, with visits along the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula. With an adventure focus, enjoy added-cost activity programs such as backcountry skiing and snowboarding, polar diving and snorkeling, camping, kayaking and snowshoeing.

Route map of Spirit of Antarctica Expedition, a small ship cruise operating round-trip from Ushuaia, Argentina, to the South Shetland Islands & Antarctic Peninsula.
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Day 1
Arrive Ushuaia, Argentina

Arrive in Ushuaia, be met by a representative and transferred to the group hotel (preferred flights only). Upon arrival at the included hotel, request cabin tags from the hotel check-in staff, and label the tags with your name and ship cabin number.

Accommodations

Hotel TBA

Meals

n/a

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Day 2
Embark Ushuaia

This morning, ensure any cabin luggage is fitted with cabin tags and take it down to hotel reception by 8:00am. Luggage will be collected from the hotel and transferred directly to port for clearance and delivered to your cabin ahead of embarkation. Keep any valuables or personal items with you throughout the day. Check out of the hotel by 11:00am and enjoy free time before meeting back in the hotel lobby at 2:00pm to commence a tour of Ushuaia.

Ushuaia, capital of Tierra del Fuego, is located at the shores of the Beagle Channel and surrounded by the Martial Mountains, providing a unique Argentinian landscape combining mountains, sea, glaciers and forests. On the half-day introductory tour, visit “La Mision” neighborhood, the old Government House and the upper area of the city with its panoramic views. See the antique houses that belonged to the first families settled in Ushuaia. The excursion ends with a visit to the Old Prison Museum before transferring to the pier for embarkation around 4:00pm.

After embarkation, settle into your cabin before an important mandatory briefing. As the ship pulls away from port, gather on the deck to commence the adventure with spectacular views over Ushuaia and Tierra del Fuego. This evening, get to know fellow guests and friendly expedition team and crew members at a welcome dinner to celebrate the start of a thrilling adventure to Antarctica.

Accommodations

Greg Mortimer, Sylvia Earle

Meals

breakfast, dinner

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Day 3
Drake Passage

As the ship commences the Drake Passage crossing, make the most of the time getting comfortable with the motions of the sea. The expedition team prepares everyone for the first landing with important wildlife guidelines and biosecurity procedures, and they start the lecture program to enlighten guests about Antarctica’s history, wildlife and environment. Wildlife experiences begin with watching and photographing the many seabirds, including majestic albatrosses and giant petrels following in the ship’s wake. They rise and fall skillfully, using air currents created by the ship to gain momentum.

Accommodations

Greg Mortimer, Sylvia Earle

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 4
Drake Passage & South Shetland Islands

Nearing the South Shetland Islands and the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula, the excitement is palpable with everyone converging on one of the observation decks, watching for the first iceberg. The ocean takes on a whole new perspective once the ship is below the Antarctic Convergence and is surrounded by the surreal presence of floating ice sculptures. The memory of the first big iceberg sighting is unforgettable. Weather permitting, the first landing in Antarctica may be attempted by late afternoon.

Accommodations

Greg Mortimer, Sylvia Earle

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 5 - 9
Antarctic Peninsula

It’s almost impossible to describe the feeling of arriving in Antarctica. Take a deep breath of some of the most fresh, crisp air on earth. The western side of the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands are ready to be explored, and there are many options. Being so far south, experience approximately 18-24 hours of daylight, enabling the days to be as busy as desired. The experienced expedition team, who have made countless journeys to this area, will use their expertise to design the voyage from day to day, choosing the best options based on the prevailing weather, ice conditions and wildlife opportunities.

Hope to make landings or Zodiac excursions twice a day, as planned. Dress warmly before joining Zodiac cruises along spectacular ice cliffs or among grounded icebergs, keeping watch for whales, seals and porpoising penguins. Zodiacs will also provide transport between the ship and landing sites that are host to penguin rookeries and historic huts. While ashore, aim to stretch the legs, wandering along pebbly beaches or perhaps up snow-covered ridgelines to vantage points with mountains towering overhead and ice-speckled oceans below.

Possibly enjoy ship cruises through some of the narrow, dramatic straits separating offshore islands from the mainland, or linger in scenic bays to watch whales travelling or feeding. This is a great time to enjoy the observation lounge or bridge for uninterrupted views of Antarctica in all its splendor. Keep an ear out for the creak and deep rumble of glaciers as they carve their way from summit to sea, and take a quiet moment to experience the wonder of this incredible white continent.

Accommodations

Greg Mortimer, Sylvia Earle

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 10 - 11
Drake Passage

Today, the landings come to an end as the ship enters the Drake Passage for the return journey to South America. With lectures and film presentations to complete the Antarctic experience, there is still plenty of time to enjoy the magic of Southern Ocean and the life that calls it home. There is time for reflection and discussion about what has been seen and experienced, and the impact this voyage has had. Approaching the tip of South America, the captain may sail close to legendary Cape Horn, weather and time permitting.

Accommodations

Greg Mortimer, Sylvia Earle

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 12
Disembark Ushuaia, Argentina

During the early morning, cruise up the Beagle Channel before quietly slipping into dock in Ushuaia, where disembarkation occurs around 8:00am. Say farewell to the expedition team and fellow passengers as everyone continues onward journeys, hopefully with a newfound sense of the immense power of nature. A transfer to downtown Ushuaia before continuing to the airport is included in the cost of the voyage.

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast

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Details
Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Arrival transfer from airport to hotel on Day 1 (for guests arriving on preferred flights, which includes any flight arriving on day 1); one night’s hotel accommodation in Ushuaia on Day 1 (with breakfast on Day 2); Ushuaia city tour on Day 2 (lunch not included); luggage transfer from your hotel in Ushuaia to ship on Day 2; transfer from pier to downtown Ushuaia or to airport on Day 12; onboard accommodation during voyage including daily cabin service; all meals, snacks, tea and coffee during voyage; beer, house wine and soft drinks with dinner; captain’s welcome and farewell reception including four-course dinner, house cocktails, house beer and wine, non-alcoholic beverages; all shore excursions and Zodiac cruises; educational lectures and guiding services from expedition team; free access to the onboard doctor for consultations relating to sea-sickness (a standard fee of US $60.00, reclaimable through your travel insurance provider, applies for medical consultations not related to seasickness); a 3-in-1 waterproof polar expedition jacket; complimentary use of muck boots during the voyage; comprehensive pre-departure information; port surcharges, permits and landing fees.

Exclusions

International or domestic flights to or within South America, unless specified; transfers not mentioned in the itinerary; airport arrival or departure taxes; passport, visa, reciprocity and vaccination charges; travel insurance, emergency evacuation charges or personal insurance (required); hotels and meals not included in itinerary; optional excursions not included in the itinerary; optional activity surcharges; all items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages and soft drinks (outside of dinner service), laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, gratuities, Wi-Fi, email or phone charges; automatic $15/day crew gratuity added to shipboard account (may be removed or changed as desired upon settling the account (gratuity included for suites).

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of $2,500 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:
91 days or more – 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 Spirit of Antarctica Expedition begins and ends in Ushuaia, Argentina (USH). We highly recommend arriving one day prior to your trip start date in case of any flight delay, cancellation or lost luggage issues. Plan flights to arrive to Ushuaia at any time on day 1. An arrival transfer from the Ushuaia airport to the group hotel is included (for guests arriving on preferred flights, which includes any flight arriving on day 1). Plan flights to depart Ushuaia no earlier than 12:00pm noon on disembarkation day. A direct transfer from the pier to downtown Ushuaia, or to the airport midday, is included following disembarkation. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.

Activities

Various optional activities may be available on your Spirit of Antarctica Expedition. Photography tips are included on every departure. The following table details what activities may be available on each departure and their per-person cost for the 2021-22 season. Key: (K) kayaking $1,260 (20 persons max); (S) snowshoeing $320; (ST) ski or snowboard touring $1,260 (10 persons max); (SN) polar snorkeling $640 (minimum 6 persons required); (C) camping $150 (2021-22) (40 persons max). Please contact AdventureSmith for details on which activities are available on your specific departure date and to reserve space with your booking.

2021-22 Season:
Nov 14 – Nov 25, 2021 – Greg Mortimer – K, S, ST, C
Dec 07 – Dec 18, 2021 – Sylvia Earle – K, S, C
Dec 27 – Jan 07, 2022 – Greg Mortimer – K, SN, C
Jan 06 – Jan 17, 2022 – Greg Mortimer – K, SN
Jan 09 – Jan 20, 2022 – Sylvia Earle – K, S, SN

Room Configuration

Single travelers wishing to book a double-occupancy cabin may do so at a 50% supplement of the per-person listed rate in select cabins upon availability. Solo travelers willing to share may be matched with a person of the same gender. If the other cabin berth goes unsold, you will only pay the standard single occupancy rate. This program allows you to pay the per person double-occupancy rate whether or not a roommate is found.

Families & Children

Kids 8 years and older are welcomed aboard all departure dates. Children between 8-17 years of age must pay the adult price of the expedition.

Travel Insurance

A medical form for all travelers, signed by their doctor, is required for every departure. Comprehensive travel insurance is mandatory for this trip, with a minimum required coverage of $250,000 USD per person, covering medical, accident and repatriation/emergency evacuation, as well as baggage loss and cancellation or curtailment of holiday. In addition, we highly recommend our travelers protect their investment with travel insurance that includes trip cancellation and other benefits. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. Coverage for a pre-existing medical condition is also available if you purchase the Travel Select plan within 15 days of the initial trip payment; 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.

Solar Eclipse-Antarctica Itinerary

The 16-day Solar Eclipse-Antarctica cruise operates round-trip from Ushuaia, Argentina, and adds an extra day exploring the Antarctic Peninsula as well as two days positioning along the South Orkney Islands for the 2021 total solar eclipse.

Route map of Spirit of Antarctica Expedition, a small ship cruise operating round-trip from Ushuaia, Argentina, to the South Shetland Islands & Antarctic Peninsula.
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Day 1
Arrive Ushuaia, Argentina

Arrive in Ushuaia, be met by a representative and transferred to the group hotel (preferred flights only). Upon arrival at the included hotel, request cabin tags from the hotel check-in staff, and label the tags with your name and ship cabin number.

Accommodations

Hotel TBA

Meals

n/a

Read More
Day 2
Embark Ushuaia

This morning, ensure any cabin luggage is fitted with cabin tags and take it down to hotel reception by 8:00am. Luggage will be collected from the hotel and transferred directly to port for clearance and delivered to your cabin ahead of embarkation. Keep any valuables or personal items with you throughout the day. Check out of the hotel by 11:00am and enjoy free time before meeting back in the hotel lobby at 2:00pm to commence a tour of Ushuaia.

Ushuaia, capital of Tierra del Fuego, is located at the shores of the Beagle Channel and surrounded by the Martial Mountains, providing a unique Argentinian landscape combining mountains, sea, glaciers and forests. On the half-day introductory tour, visit “La Mision” neighborhood, the old Government House and the upper area of the city with its panoramic views. See the antique houses that belonged to the first families settled in Ushuaia. The excursion ends with a visit to the Old Prison Museum before transferring to the pier for embarkation around 4:00pm.

After embarkation, settle into your cabin before an important mandatory briefing. As the ship pulls away from port, gather on the deck to commence the adventure with spectacular views over Ushuaia and Tierra del Fuego. This evening, get to know fellow guests and friendly expedition team and crew members at a welcome dinner to celebrate the start of a thrilling adventure to Antarctica.

Accommodations

Sylvia Earle

Meals

breakfast, dinner

Read More
Day 3
Drake Passage

As the ship commences the Drake Passage crossing, make the most of the time getting comfortable with the motions of the sea. The expedition team prepares everyone for the first landing with important wildlife guidelines and biosecurity procedures, and they start the lecture program to enlighten guests about Antarctica’s history, wildlife and environment. Wildlife experiences begin with watching and photographing the many seabirds, including majestic albatrosses and giant petrels following in the ship’s wake. They rise and fall skillfully, using air currents created by the ship to gain momentum.

Accommodations

Sylvia Earle

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 4
Drake Passage & South Shetland Islands

Nearing the South Shetland Islands and the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula, the excitement is palpable with everyone converging on one of the observation decks, watching for the first iceberg. The ocean takes on a whole new perspective once the ship is below the Antarctic Convergence and is surrounded by the surreal presence of floating ice sculptures. The memory of the first big iceberg sighting is unforgettable. Weather permitting, the first landing in Antarctica may be attempted by late afternoon.

Accommodations

Sylvia Earle

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Days 5 - 10
Antarctic Peninsula

It’s almost impossible to describe the feeling of arriving in Antarctica. Take a deep breath of some of the most fresh, crisp air on earth. The western side of the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands are ready to be explored, and there are many options. Being so far south, experience approximately 18-24 hours of daylight, enabling the days to be as busy as desired. The experienced expedition team, who have made countless journeys to this area, will use their expertise to design the voyage from day to day, choosing the best options based on the prevailing weather, ice conditions and wildlife opportunities.

Hope to make landings or Zodiac excursions twice a day, as planned. Dress warmly before joining Zodiac cruises along spectacular ice cliffs or among grounded icebergs, keeping watch for whales, seals and porpoising penguins. Zodiacs will also provide transport between the ship and landing sites that are host to penguin rookeries and historic huts. While ashore, aim to stretch the legs, wandering along pebbly beaches or perhaps up snow-covered ridgelines to vantage points with mountains towering overhead and ice-speckled oceans below.

Possibly enjoy ship cruises through some of the narrow, dramatic straits separating offshore islands from the mainland, or linger in scenic bays to watch whales travelling or feeding. This is a great time to enjoy the observation lounge or bridge for uninterrupted views of Antarctica in all its splendor. Keep an ear out for the creak and deep rumble of glaciers as they carve their way from summit to sea, and take a quiet moment to experience the wonder of this incredible white continent.

Accommodations

Sylvia Earle

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Days 11 - 13
South Orkney Region for Solar Eclipse

According to NASA, the optimum position to experience the solar eclipse is well into the Weddell Sea. The eclipse is visible from the following geographic regions: Antarctica, South Africa, south Atlantic, but the full eclipse will only be visible in Antarctica. The instant of greatest eclipse takes place on 04 December, 2021 at 07:34:38 TD (Terrestrial Dynamical Time) or (07:33:28 UT1).

Historically, early December would be considered too early to visit South Orkney Islands because of extensive sea ice. However, conditions have been changing every year and it may be possible to get into the South Orkneys on 04 December, 2021 – the unknown is part of what makes the experience even more thrilling.

The eclipse belongs to Saros 152 and is number 13 of 70 eclipses in the series. All eclipses in this series occur at the Moon’s descending node. The total solar eclipse of 04 December, 2021 is preceded two weeks earlier by a partial lunar eclipse on 19 November, 2021. These eclipses all take place during a single eclipse season – a period during which the Sun appears close enough to one of the Moon’s nodes to allow a solar eclipse to occur. Each season lasts approximately 34 days and repeats at about 173-day intervals.

Central to the story of where Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ship, the Endurance became trapped in formidable sea ice, the Weddell Sea certainly is high on the list for most polar adventurers. A small set of islands standing off to the east of the Antarctic Peninsula collectively form the Antarctic Sound – the gateway to the Weddell Sea. With a well-deserved reputation as being an iceberg alley, many large tabular bergs escape the Weddell Sea through the Antarctic Sound, often making navigation difficult. However, the rewards can be great. Fossils are a reminder of a more temperate era – gastropods, large clams, and spiral-shaped ammonites, all turned to stone.

Be spoiled for wildlife encounters as the Weddell boasts a large Adélie penguin colony just outside of the Antarctic Sound, some of which breed on the rocky slopes of a small volcanic island, where a large colony of Antarctic blue-eyed shags jostle for space with nest-building Wilson’s storm petrels. On thrilling Zodiac cruises or slicing a path through the maze of sea ice in your kayak, keep watch for chinstrap and gentoo penguins in and out of the water, where you’re likely to spot humpback, minke and orca whales. With good ice and plenty of luck, you may even get close to a well-known emperor penguin colony. Your camera is sure to get a solid workout during your time in the Weddell Sea.

Accommodations

Sylvia Earle

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 14 - 15
Drake Passage

Today, the landings come to an end as the ship enters the Drake Passage for the return journey to South America. With lectures and film presentations to complete the Antarctic experience, there is still plenty of time to enjoy the magic of Southern Ocean and the life that calls it home. There is time for reflection and discussion about what has been seen and experienced, and the impact this voyage has had. Approaching the tip of South America, the captain may sail close to legendary Cape Horn, weather and time permitting.

Accommodations

Sylvia Earle

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 16
Disembark Ushuaia, Argentina

During the early morning, cruise up the Beagle Channel before quietly slipping into dock in Ushuaia, where disembarkation occurs around 8:00am. Say farewell to the expedition team and fellow passengers as everyone continues onward journeys, hopefully with a newfound sense of the immense power of nature. A transfer to downtown Ushuaia before continuing to the airport is included in the cost of the voyage.

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast

Read More
Details
Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Arrival transfer from airport to hotel on Day 1 (for guests arriving on preferred flights, which includes any flight arriving on day 1); one night’s hotel accommodation in Ushuaia on Day 1 (with breakfast on Day 2); Ushuaia city tour on Day 2 (lunch not included); luggage transfer from your hotel in Ushuaia to ship on Day 2; transfer from pier to downtown Ushuaia or to airport on Day 16; onboard accommodation during voyage including daily cabin service; all meals, snacks, tea and coffee during voyage; beer, house wine and soft drinks with dinner; captain’s welcome and farewell reception including four-course dinner, house cocktails, house beer and wine, non-alcoholic beverages; all shore excursions and Zodiac cruises; educational lectures and guiding services from expedition team; free access to the onboard doctor for consultations relating to sea-sickness (a standard fee of US $60.00, reclaimable through your travel insurance provider, applies for medical consultations not related to seasickness); a 3-in-1 waterproof polar expedition jacket; complimentary use of muck boots during the voyage; comprehensive pre-departure information; port surcharges, permits and landing fees.

Exclusions

International or domestic flights to or within South America, unless specified; transfers not mentioned in the itinerary; airport arrival or departure taxes; passport, visa, reciprocity and vaccination charges; travel insurance, emergency evacuation charges or personal insurance (required); hotels and meals not included in itinerary; optional excursions not included in the itinerary; optional activity surcharges; all items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages and soft drinks (outside of dinner service), laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, gratuities, Wi-Fi, email or phone charges; automatic $15/day crew gratuity added to shipboard account (may be removed or changed as desired upon settling the account (gratuity included for suites).

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of $2,500 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:
91 days or more – 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 Solar Eclipse-Antarctica Expedition begins and ends in Ushuaia, Argentina (USH). We highly recommend arriving one day prior to your trip start date in case of any flight delay, cancellation or lost luggage issues. Plan flights to arrive to Ushuaia at any time on day 1. An arrival transfer from the Ushuaia airport to the group hotel is included (for guests arriving on preferred flights, which includes any flight arriving on day 1). Plan flights to depart Ushuaia no earlier than 12:00pm noon on disembarkation day. A direct transfer from the pier to downtown Ushuaia, or to the airport midday, is included following disembarkation. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.

Activities

Various optional activities may be available on your Solar Eclipse-Antarctica Expedition. Photography tips are included on every departure. The following table details what activities may be available on each departure and their per-person cost for the 2021-22 season. Key: (K) kayaking $1,260 (20 persons max); (S) snowshoeing $320; (C) camping $150 (2021-22) (40 persons max). Please contact AdventureSmith for details on which activities are available on your specific departure date and to reserve space with your booking.

Room Configuration

Single travelers wishing to book a double-occupancy cabin may do so at a 50% supplement of the per-person listed rate in select cabins upon availability. Solo travelers willing to share may be matched with a person of the same gender. If the other cabin berth goes unsold, you will only pay the standard single occupancy rate. This program allows you to pay the per person double-occupancy rate whether or not a roommate is found.

Families & Children

Kids 8 years and older are welcomed aboard all departure dates. Children between 8-17 years of age must pay the adult price of the expedition.

Travel Insurance

A medical form for all travelers, signed by their doctor, is required for every departure. Comprehensive travel insurance is mandatory for this trip, with a minimum required coverage of $250,000 USD per person, covering medical, accident and repatriation/emergency evacuation, as well as baggage loss and cancellation or curtailment of holiday. In addition, we highly recommend our travelers protect their investment with travel insurance that includes trip cancellation and other benefits. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. Coverage for a pre-existing medical condition is also available if you purchase the Travel Select plan within 15 days of the initial trip payment; 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

Cruise Rates & Dates

Nov 15 - Nov 25, 2021
Greg Mortimer • 11 days
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Nov 23 - Dec 08, 2021
Sylvia Earle • 16 days
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Dec 07 - Dec 18, 2021
Sylvia Earle • 12 days
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Dec 27 - Jan 07, 2022
Greg Mortimer • 12 days
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Jan 06 - Jan 17, 2022
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Jan 09 - Jan 20, 2022
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The Greg Mortimer is a brand new, icebreaker polar expedition ship. Carrying an average of 126 guests, this small ship features a unique bow designed for efficiency. It features active programming with adventure gear for backcountry skiing, polar diving, snowshoeing, climbing and kayaking.

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Sylvia Earle

Due to sail in November 2021, Sylvia Earle offers a robust menu of adventure activities from kayaking and polar diving to mountaineering and backcountry skiing and snowboarding. Cruise responsibly knowing this brand new icebreaker polar expedition ship was built with cutting edge nautical technology including one of the lowest polluting marine engines in the world.

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19 - 25 Day Cruise
South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey Cruise

Explore history-and-wildlife-rich South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula on this 21-day expedition aboard a state-of-the-art ship, featuring unique activity programs including backcountry ski and snowboard touring, polar snorkeling and retracing Shackleton's route across South Georgia via foot or ski/snowboard.

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Spirit of Antarctica Expedition

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