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Antarctic Peninsula Classic

Travelling on board this extremely comfortable ship, explore the highlights of the peninsula with a top class expedition team. Spacious cabins, delicious cuisine and optional adventure activities all help create this ideal marriage of comfort and adventure

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Trip type

Antarctic Peninsula

Trip length

12-13 Days

From

$8,795 -$26,235

Ship Comfort

Comfort & Adventure

Antarctic Peninsula Classic - 12-13 Days - $8,795

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • 5 full days in Antarctica = 10 planned ‘off ship’ excursions
  • A very comfortable and elegant ship, but with an adventurous heart – a class act at a very fair price
  • We like this ship’s state-of-the-art stabilisers and amazing guides
  • Antarctic operational experience since 2012
  • A low expedition staff to guest ratio of 1:7, which ensures a high level of personalisation
  • Wine, beer and soft drinks are included with lunch and dinner
  • Camping and kayaking excursions available 
  • Complimentary pre-cruise stay in a 5* hotel in Ushuaia, with parka jacket and 500Mb free Wi-Fi

Start from Ushuaia and end at Ushuaia

Landmarks potentially visited on Antarctic Peninsula Classic

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival day in Ushuaia

Arrive in Ushuaia a day before the adventure begins and enjoy a complimentary stay at Ushuaia's finest 5 star hotel (please enquire for more details). This day is designed to ensure that any flight delays or missed connections won't affect your plans, and that you can begin your trip fully rested. Explore the trails, visit the spa, head into town, or simply relax in the surroundings.

Please note that for voyages operating from November 2025-March 2026, it will be a 1 night stay included in Ushuaia rather than 2 nights.


Day 2: Free day in Ushuaia

You have the day free to explore Ushuaia today. Perhaps head into town to explore the Antarctic wing of the quirky Maritime Museum in the old prison and look out for shore birds along the edges of the docks. We can also arrange day trip tours in advance so you can head out into the spectacular wilderness surrounding the city, such as Tierra del Fuego National Park. Alternatively, continue relaxing at the hotel and enjoy the glorious sunset from the pool. There will be a briefing this evening, which is a great opportunity to ask questions and to meet some of your fellow travellers.

Please note that for voyages operating from November 2025-March 2026, this will be the first included night of your trip.


Day 3: Embarkation

After a relaxed final morning, transfer to the ship mid-afternoon.  Once on board, meet your Expedition Team and the ship's officers. A safety and orientation briefing will be followed by the Captain's welcome dinner. As the ship sails down the Beagle Channel this evening head out on deck with your binoculars and camera.  Look out for Magellanic penguins and sea lions in the water. If you're lucky you might even spot a whale or dolphins! This is also one of the best places to spot black-browed albatross, which can often be found floating on the water in large groups.


Days 4 & 5: Drake Passage

You will be crossing the infamous Drake Passage, which is a right of passage for Antarctic explorers.  Among the wildlife spotting opportunities as you sail south are the albatrosses, prions, and petrels that frequently follow the ship. The Expedition Team will be out on deck with you helping you to identify the different species. This time will also be used by the naturalists on board to provide a range of educational lectures on the wildlife, history, and geology of Antarctica, as well as mandatory briefings on environmental regulations and expedition safety.

Those interested in participating in Citizen Science opportunities may be able to take part in seabird counting surveys along with mapping cloud patterns for NASA. As you cross the Antarctic Convergence and approach your destination, keep an eye out for your first iceberg sighting.


Days 6 to 10: Antarctica

For your adventure in Antarctica the expert Expedition Leader and Captain will create a flexible itinerary based on the ever-changing weather and ice conditions along with wildlife opportunities. You will explore spectacular bays, often filled with sculptural icebergs with myriad hues of blue and white. On shore you will always be on the lookout for Antarctica's most famous residents - the penguins! The most commonly seen are the distinctive gentoo penguins, but you may also spot Adelies and chinstraps.  Out on the water, you will zodiac cruise on the hunt for seals snoozing on the ice and whales feeding on krill.  Sometimes the ship's deck will be the best platform for exploring as you sail through jaw-dropping channels, where glaciers pour down from the mountain tops and spill into the sea. Each day is different to the last and your expedition team are focussed on maximising your time exploring this utterly unique landscape. 


Days 11 & 12: Drake Passage

As you wish Antarctica farewell, the education lectures and wildlife spotting will continue as you sail back to Ushuaia. There is time to reflect on your adventures and perhaps starting to sort through hundreds of photos.


Day 13: Ushuaia disembarkation

A morning disembarkation in Ushuaia allows you to catch an afternoon flight to Buenos Aires or to stay in Ushuaia for further adventures.


NOTE: This itinerary is for guidance only as each voyage will vary depending on ice and weather conditions, and opportunities to see wildlife. Flexibility is key and all part of the adventure of an expeditionary cruise.

Why Swoop

Expert Impartial Advice At No Extra Cost

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Antarctic travel options are complicated. We help you choose the right ship, the right cabin, and at the right point in the season.

A Depth Of Knowledge On Board

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As a team of ex-guides, tour leaders, & polar adventurers our Antarctic knowledge is leagues ahead of the rest.

For The Ends Of The Earth

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Swoop is proud to be B Corp Certified as we know sustainability is more than our carbon footprint (but we’re reducing that too).

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We’ll make sure you have the adventure of a lifetime.

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What our customers think of Antarctic Peninsula Classic

Antarctic Peninsula Classic trips scored 4.6/5 from 101 reviews

Meeting a leopard seal on an iceberg

Travelled: February 2024

Kelli -

The entire trip was absolutely memorable. One activity the stood out was the camping night. The silence and the beauty of the clouds changing overnight allowed me to really stop and think how grateful I am to be able to experience this sene of peace and calm. A feeling I will cherish forever. The great expedition team made me feel safe and able to enjoy each moment and the experience overall.

Travelled: February 2024

Morris and Ian -

A humpback surfacing 20 feet or so from our zodiac!

Travelled: February 2024

Becky -

This was my second trip to Antarctica with SWOOP and it wa smooth and seamless. I loved our evenings at the bar with the music - and of course all the zodiac cruises and landings. Whale watching was excellent but it was kind of sad that we couldn't have hung around with the whales on our last day as we were cruising back to Ushuaia.

Travelled: February 2024

Gordon -

There are quite a few actually, difficult to choose. I'll share one each for Antarctica and Patagonia. Antarctica - very up close a couple of humpback whales, directly by the bow of MS Seaventure, almost could touch them, as they blow and surface for a good 10-15 minutes pushing the broken ice around them. Bliss. Patagonia - horseback riding up the base of Las Torres, allowed me to soak up the views near and far, riding high above the side of mountain, looking down the valley, up Las Torres view, absolutely fantastic point of view.

Travelled: January 2024

Keng -

It was my first time ever to see humpback whales in the wild. The support and knowledge gain from Polar Latitude research staff were excellent.

Travelled: January 2024

Amirsham -

No memorable moment, just a continuos high from embarking to disembarking MS Seaventure.

Travelled: January 2024

Astaman -

The glaciers and ice everywhere

Travelled: January 2024

Simranjit Kaur -

My most memorable moment was kayaking. Early morning, the only sounds were the ice tinkling around us and our paddles breaking the surface of the water.

Travelled: January 2024

Erin -

Able to see the spectacular views of this pristine landscapes in this mysterious continent. Most of all, in such lovely weather. God Blessed us.

Travelled: January 2024

(Sunny) Chet Ping -

This is such a difficult question because there were so many amazing things! But I think the first time that we took the zodiac through a bunch of penguin filled icebergs was amazing!

Travelled: January 2024

Kristin -

kayaking in the quiet, majestic bays

Travelled: January 2024

Julie -

Too many to choose from! Highlights include: an exhilarating polar plunge, seeing a beautiful Antarctic sunset, camping on Antarctica, seeing the majesty of Brown’s Bluff, every time I got to see penguins swimming

Travelled: January 2024

Anna Victoria -

Watching a pod of whales Silently watching the scenery glide by

Travelled: January 2024

Ruben Raj -

To witness the magnificent creation of the Almighty in all its splendor.

Travelled: January 2024

Rozini -

The vastness of Antarctica - the landscapes of mountains, icebergs were mind blowing. And then add in amazing wildlife - just wow! There truly aren't adequate words.

Travelled: December 2023

Heather Jane -

. There were many but I think the first was waking early one morning and looking out our cabin at the first sighting a massive size iceberg.

Travelled: December 2023

David -

Getting married on the 7th continent, by a pinguin !

Travelled: December 2023

Patrick -

In a zodiac in the midst of giant icebergs. Climbing up Orne . I could go up, I couldn’t go down, petrified. Zach assisted me . Sooo patient Polar plunge Sighting of 1 st iceberg after 2 days Drake Passage. It means we finally made it to Antarctica, our 7th continent Orca whales frolicking around the ship in very close proximity. The kindness and diligent staff. Paid attention to details . Mindful to preserve Antarctica and everything in it.

Travelled: December 2023

Martesa -

Waking up in Antarctica the first morning - surreal. Followed closely by a visit to our zodiac by a minke whale.

Travelled: March 2023

Donna -

Review:

This ship has so many strong attributes, but for me it’s Seaventure's wide expanse of windows in every social area. The wrap-around windows in the Panorama Lounge make for a perfect spot to defrost after a busy day exploring, without missing any of the jaw-dropping landscapes!   

Alex Mudd Head of Swoop Antarctica

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

Prices quoted below are per person based on 2 people sharing. Cabin availability changes all the time so please contact us for up-to-date details and information on specific cabin availability.

2024

2025

2026

Triple Suite Porthole Suite Twin Window Suite Veranda Suite Owner's Suite
October 2024 Save up to 10%
22-Oct-2024 Save 10%
$8,795
$7,915
*
Save 10%
$9,995
$8,995
Save 10%
$12,625
$11,362
Save 10%
$14,515
$13,063
Save 10%
$20,325
$18,292
Enquire
November 2024 Save up to 10%
29-Nov-2024 Full Save 10%
$9,895
$8,905
Save 10%
$12,445
$11,200
Save 10%
$14,665
$13,198
Save 10%
$20,525
$18,472
Enquire
December 2024 Save up to 10%
18-Dec-2024 Full Save 10%
$14,545
$13,090
Save 10%
$16,295
$14,665
Save 10%
$18,735
$16,861
Save 10%
$26,235
$23,611
Enquire
January 2025 Save up to 10%
15-Jan-2025 Save 10%
$12,645
$11,380
Save 10%
$14,545
$13,090
Save 10%
$16,295
$14,665
Save 10%
$18,735
$16,861
Save 10%
$26,235
$23,611
Enquire
February 2025 Save up to 10%
6-Feb-2025 Save 10%
$12,645
$11,380
Save 10%
$14,545
$13,090
Save 10%
$16,295
$14,665
Save 10%
$18,735
$16,861
Save 10%
$26,235
$23,611
Enquire
16-Feb-2025 Save 10%
$11,985
$10,786
Save 10%
$13,785
$12,406
Save 10%
$15,445
$13,900
Save 10%
$17,755
$15,979
Save 10%
$24,865
$22,378
Enquire
November 2025 Save up to 20%
9-Nov-2025 Save 20%
$10,145
$8,116
Save 20%
$11,665
$9,332
Save 20%
$13,065
$10,452
Save 20%
$15,035
$12,028
Save 20%
$18,035
$14,428
Enquire
28-Nov-2025 Save 15%
$11,275
$9,583
Save 15%
$12,965
$11,020
Save 15%
$14,525
$12,346
Save 15%
$16,705
$14,199
Save 15%
$20,045
$17,038
Enquire
December 2025 Save up to 10%
18-Dec-2025 Save 10%
$12,965
$11,668
Save 10%
$14,915
$13,423
Save 10%
$16,705
$15,034
Save 10%
$19,205
$17,284
Save 10%
$23,045
$20,740
Enquire
January 2026 Save up to 15%
15-Jan-2026 Save 15%
$12,965
$11,020
Save 15%
$14,915
$12,677
Save 15%
$16,705
$14,199
Save 15%
$19,205
$16,324
Save 15%
$23,045
$19,588
Enquire
25-Jan-2026 Save 15%
$12,965
$11,020
Save 15%
$14,915
$12,677
Save 15%
$16,705
$14,199
Save 15%
$19,205
$16,324
Save 15%
$23,045
$19,588
Enquire
February 2026 Save up to 20%
16-Feb-2026 Save 20%
$10,145
$8,116
Save 20%
$11,665
$9,332
Save 20%
$13,065
$10,452
Save 20%
$15,035
$12,028
Save 20%
$18,035
$14,428
Enquire
March 2026 Save up to 20%
15-Mar-2026 Save 20%
$10,145
$8,116
Save 20%
$11,665
$9,332
Save 20%
$13,065
$10,452
Save 20%
$15,035
$12,028
Save 20%
$18,035
$14,428
Enquire

* Note: Prices are per person. Paid in USD ($) - figure above is based on today's exchange rate. Actual cost $8795

Additional Notes

Please note:

The  29-Nov-2024 departure is 12 days long.

Single Supplement And Child Policy

For those travelling solo who would like their own cabin, the single supplement is 1.7 times the cost of a single berth. Please contact us for details. There is no single supplement for solo passengers willing to share a cabin.

Children aged 12 years old or over are welcome. There isn't any concession on pricing.

Optional Adventure Activities

Enhance your trip with the following add ons. Limited places per activity.
Get in contact to check availability.

Activity Cost Additional Information
Add on icon Kayaking Kayaking $895 An immersive full kayaking program for those who want to kayak multiple times (as often as weather and ice conditions allow) with a maximum of 10 fixed participants. Booking in advance is essential.
Add on icon Camping Camping $250 Available on selected departures. $250-295 depending on departure. Limited spaces.
Add on icon Paddling Paddling $250 One-off discovery paddle session with a maximum of 14 participants per session. Available on select departures, subject to weather conditions. Previous kayaking experience is required. Booking in advance is strongly recommended.

Includes

  • All airport/ hotel/ ship transfers on Day 1
  • For trips departing from October 2023 - March 24: all alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages included (some super premium brands are excluded). For trips departing October 2024 - March 2025: beer/wine/soft drinks are included with lunch and dinner
  • Complimentary parka jacket
  • Daily international news service
  • Post voyage digital log
  • For trips operating from November 2024-March 2025, 2 pre-cruise hotel nights will be included in Ushuaia. For trips running from November 2025-March 2026, 1 pre-night will be included.
  • Complimentary 500Mb of Wi-Fi (option to purchase more at additional cost)
  • Voyage aboard the vessel as indicated in the itinerary
  • Accommodation and meals during the voyage on full board
  • All shore excursions and zodiac activities
  • Educational lectures by expert onboard polar guides
  • Access to an onboard doctor and basic medical services
  • Loan of rubber boots for the voyage's duration
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information
  • Port taxes and any entry fees to historic landing sites

Excludes

  • Any flights to and from points of embarkation/disembarkation
  • Any additional pre/post land services, including meals
  • Transfers not specified in the itinerary
  • Optional non-complimentary adventure activities (e.g. kayaking)
  • Visa, passport and any vaccination expenses
  • Airport arrival or departure taxes
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature, e.g. laundry, beverages and communication
  • Customary staff gratuity at the end of the voyage
  • Additional onboard purchases (i.e. gift shop)

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