Antarctic Peninsula Classic

Travelling on board one of Antarctica’s few truly luxury vessels, explore the highlights of the peninsula while travelling in 5* comfort. Spacious suites, first class cuisine and optional adventure activities all help create this ideal marriage of comfort and adventure. Balcony suites are available.

11-14 Days

$8,995

Antarctic Peninsula Classic - 11-14 - $8,995

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
  • Camping and kayaking excursions
  • Complimentary 2 night stay in a 5* hotel in Ushuaia, with parka jacket, wine with dinner and 200Mb Free Wi-Fi

Start from Ushuaia and end at Ushuaia

Landmarks visited on Antarctic Peninsula Classic

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: Pre-arrival day in Ushuaia

Arrive in Ushuaia a day before the adventure begins and check into the beautiful Arakur Hotel & Resort. This day is designed to ensure that any flight delights or missed connections won't affect the plans, and that you can enter the trip fully rested. Explore the trails, visit the spa, head into town, or simply relax in the surroundings.


Day 2: Free day in Ushuaia

Go with the flow exploring Ushuaia today: see some of the sights, from museums to Argentinean leather markets, and continue enjoying the lovely Arakur. The optional evening briefing is a great opportunity for you to ask questions and to meet some of your fellow travellers.


Day 3: Embarkation

Transfer to the ship mid-afternoon and once on board, meet the Expedition Team and the ship's officers. A safety and orientation briefing will be followed by the Captain's Captain's welcome dinner.

After dinner, take in the mountainous scenery on the early evening sail down the Beagle Channel, passing Magellanic Penguin, Rock Cormorant, and Sea Lion colonies.


Days 4-5: Drake Passage

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, looking out for the whales and dolphins as well. In the lounge there will be a range of informative and entertaining presentations on the wildlife, history, and geology of Antarctica, as well as helpful briefings on environmental regulations and expedition safety.

Those interested in Citizen Science can take part in SeaBird sighting surveys, or help collect salinity samples and weather data along the way. You're likely to witness some spectacular sights, from icebergs to an array of seabirds and whale species. If you're lucky, you may see some of them fully breach from the sea.

The length of our journey depends on sea conditions but you should approach the South Shetland Islands of the Antarctic Peninsula in the evening of day 5.


Days 6-10: Antarctica

The land of superlatives, Antarctica! The Expedition Leader and Captain will create a flexible itinerary based on weather, ice, and opportunity. The route will stress the most scenic bays and channels of the Peninsula with stops at penguin rookeries, seal wallows, bird colonies and whale feeding areas as well as sites of historic and scientific interest.

The first sight of land will likely be that of the South Shetland Islands. These highly volcanic islands offer amazing abundance and beauty. You may visit Half Moon Island nestled inside Livingston's eastern shore or, conditions permitting, visit historic Deception Island. Being further north, sub-Antarctic species are more commonly found here, including Chinstrap penguins and Southern Elephant seals.

As you head south across the Bransfield Strait, you enter the Trinity Coast and Gerlache Strait. Here you may explore picturesque Neko Harbour, sheltered Paradise Harbour, the Humpback Whale favoured Wilhelmina Bay, the striking Lemaire Channel, the wildlife-filled Penola Channel, or the majestic Neumayer Channel. You may stop at an active scientific base such as Poland's Arctowksi or Ukraine's Vernadskiy, as well as a historic base such as the UK's Port Lockroy or Wordie House.

Adelie, Chinstrap and Gentoo penguins abound, and Weddell, Crabeater and Elephant seals are often found hauled out to rest along with predatory Leopard Seals and the aggressive Antarctic Fur Seal. Minke and Humpback Whales are frequent visitors in the late season and Orca sightings are also common.


Days 11-12: Drake Passage

The presentation series and wildlife spotting will continue as you sail back to Ushuaia and reflect on beautiful Antarctica and its fragile future. You'll arrive at Ushuaia in the early hours of day 13.


Day 13: Ushuaia disembarkation

A morning disembarkation in Ushuaia allows you to catch a flight to Buenos Aires or stay in Ushuaia for more sights and adventure.


Additional Notes:

  • An express voyage is available, which is 12 days in total with 4 days in Antarctica. Departure dates are 18-Dec-2019, 27-Dec-2019, 17-Jan-2020, 21-Nov-20 and 30-Nov-20.
  • The 27-Feb-20 and 27-Feb-21 departures are 14 day trips, spending 7 days in Antarctica with a particular focus on marine mammals.
  • The 14-Feb-2020 and 7-Jan-2021 departures are unique 15 day trips, spending 8 days in Antarctica, exploring the Antarctic Sound and Weddell Sea.

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.

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What our customers think

About The Ship

  • An elegant 5* yacht for 110 guests
  • Very spacious cabins, double the average
  • 1C ice class + retractable fin stabilisers
  • Optional kayaking
  • Optional camping (on selected departures)
  • Complimentary jacket (on selected departures) & loan of rubber boots
  • Includes a hotel stay 
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It's rare to find a ship combining such comfort with a really strong expedition team - worth every penny.

John Newby Polar Specialist

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.

Window Suite
Triple Suite
Porthole Suite
Twin Window
Promenade Suite
Deluxe Suite
Veranda Suite
Penthouse Suite
Owner's Suite
December 2019
18-Dec-2019 Full Full* Full $13,495 $14,395 $14,695 $15,495 $16,995 Full Offer available
27-Dec-2019 Full Full Full Full Full Full Full Full Full Offer available
January 2020
7-Jan-2020 Full Full $12,995 Full Full Full $16,995 Full Full Offer available
17-Jan-2020 Full $8,995* $11,495 $13,495 Full $14,295 Full Full Full Offer available
February 2020
4-Feb-2020 Full Full Full $14,995 $15,495 $15,795 Full $19,595 $22,795 Offer available
14-Feb-2020 Full Full $15,495 Full $17,595 $17,995 $19,995 $22,795 $24,995 Offer available
November 2020
21-Nov-2020 Full Full $9,595 $10,995 $11,495 $11,795 $12,995 $13,595 $14,595 Offer available
30-Nov-2020 Full Full Full Full Full Full Full Full Full Offer available
January 2021
22-Jan-2021 Full Full $13,595 $15,495 $16,995 $17,295 $17,795 $19,595 $21,795 Offer available
February 2021
7-Feb-2021 Full $9,995 $13,595 $15,495 $16,595 $16,895 $17,795 $19,595 $21,795 Offer available
14-Feb-2021 Full $8,995* $12,595 $14,295 $15,995 $16,295 $16,895 $17,995 $19,295 Offer available
17-Feb-2021 Full $8,995* $12,595 $14,295 $15,595 $15,895 $16,895 $17,995 $19,295 Offer available

* Note: Prices are per person. Paid in USD ($) - figure above is based on today's exchange rate. Actual cost $8995

Additional Notes

  • An express voyage is available, which is 12 days in total with 4 days in Antarctica. Departure dates are 18-Dec-2019, 27-Dec-2019, 17-Jan-2020, 21-Nov-20 and 30-Nov-20.
  • The 27-Feb-20 and 27-Feb-21 departures are 14 day trips, spending 7 days in Antarctica with a particular focus on marine mammals.
  • The 14-Feb-2020 and 7-Jan-2021 departures are unique 15 day trips, spending 8 days in Antarctica, exploring the Antarctic Sound and Weddell Sea.

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 Camping Camping $125 2019/2020 rate. All departures except 18-Dec-2019, 27-Dec-2019 and 17-Jan-2020.
Add on icon Kayaking Kayaking $695 2019/2020 rate. All departures. Basic competency required.
Add on icon Camping Camping $250 2020/2021 rate. Limited spaces.
Add on icon Kayaking Kayaking $895 2020/2021 rate. All departures. Basic competency required. Limited spaces.

Includes

  • All airport/ hotel/ ship transfers on Day 1
  • A choice of a beverage with dinner
  • Complimentary parka jacket
  • Daily international news service
  • Post voyage digital log
  • Two pre-voyage 5* hotel nights in Ushuaia
  • Free public internet & 200Mb of Wi-Fi
  • 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
  • Promenade cabins and higher cabins include complimentary minibar, welcome chocolates, champagne and Nespresso machine on request

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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