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Cruise to The Antarctic Peninsula

This classic Peninsula trip stands out for its generously proportioned cabins, value for money and stylish 114-passenger ship. Spend 4-5 days experiencing Antarctica’s highlights, with optional camping and kayaking. Complimentary hotel stay in Ushuaia and a parka jacket are nice touches. Balcony suites are available.

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Trip type

Antarctic Peninsula

Trip length

11-12 Days

From

$10,095 -$23,995

Ship Comfort

Comfort & Adventure

Cruise to The Antarctic Peninsula - 11-12 Days - $10,095

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • 4-5 full days in Antarctica (depending on voyage date) = 8-10 planned ‘off ship’ excursions
  • This ship’s spacious cabins are double the Antarctic average
  • Antarctic operational experience since 2013 
  • Expedition staff to guest ratio of 1:8
  • Good choice of departure dates from which to choose
  • Camping & kayaking (additional cost)
  • Complimentary 5* Ushuaia hotel stay + parka jacket

Start from Ushuaia and end at Ushuaia

Landmarks potentially visited on Cruise to The Antarctic Peninsula

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: Ushuaia, Argentina

Despite its small size, the city of Ushuaia is the world's southernmost city, the capital of Tierra del Fuego and the main starting point for voyages to Antarctica. Admire the surrounded views of Beagle Channel and the Andes Mountains. If you arrive early, you may want to visit Tierra del Fuego National Park, the southernmost on the planet.

In the town, stroll along the main street of Avenue San Martin and pause at one of the many cafes, shops or restaurants, taking advantage of souvenir shopping and the variety of dining options. Your hotel accommodation is arranged and included in the price of the voyage.


Day 2: Ushuaia, embarkation

In the afternoon there is a group transfer to the pier, where you will be welcomed aboard the expedition ship. Explore the ship and get comfortable in your home away from home for the extraordinary adventure to come.

Savour the anticipation of your Antarctic dreams coming true as we slip our moorings and sail toward a true wilderness where wildlife abounds. The scenery as we sail through the Beagle Channel on our first evening is wonderful and there is already the possibility of marine mammal encounters.


Days 3-4: At sea towards Antarctica

The Drake Passage spans 600 miles from the top of South America to the South Shetland Islands. The ship's stabiliser fins will help to make the crossing comfortable. Lectures and presentations by the friendly team of Antarctic experts prepare us for what lies ahead. At the Antarctic Convergence, watch for sea mammals, albatrosses and petrels in these krill-rich waters. If the Drake has behaved, we will approach the sub-Antarctic South Shetlands during the afternoon of Day 4.


Days 5-9: The Antarctic Continent and the South Shetlands

This is expedition cruising at its most authentic. Our route and exploration opportunities in Antarctica are heavily dependent on weather and ice conditions. Our experienced captain and expedition leader decide the itinerary and continually adjust plans as conditions and opportunities warrant. We take advantage of long daylight hours to exploit every opportunity to experience excellent wildlife viewing, amazing scenery, and excursions via Zodiac.

The Antarctic Peninsula region contains some of the world’s most impressive scenery and some of Antarctica’s best wildlife viewing opportunities. Protected bays and narrow channels are surrounded by towering mountain peaks covered in permanent snow and immense glaciers. Icebergs of every size and description complete an image of incomparable beauty. Waters rich with krill are home to a variety of whale and seal species. The whole area is alive with penguins foraging at sea and forming large nesting colonies at special places on land. The area is also home to Antarctic research stations of various nationalities. Some stations have a gift shop and post office.

The South Shetland Islands are the northernmost islands in Antarctica and will likely be our first sighting of land. This wild and beautiful island chain contains numerous landing sites with abundant wildlife and historical significance. Among them is Deception Island, where the flooded caldera of an active volcano harbors an abandoned whaling station.

Farther south, on the Antarctic Peninsula, the vast Gerlache Strait area contains sheltered bays, accessible wildlife, and stunning scenery. Places with names like Paradise Bay are the epitome of everything Antarctic: glaciated mountains, towering icebergs, feeding whales, seals on ice floes, and bustling penguin colonies.

At the southern end of Gerlache Strait is the famous Lemaire Channel, also known as “Kodak Gap” because of the photogenic way the mountainous sides of the narrow channel are reflected in calm waters strewn with icebergs.
Our days in Antarctica are filled with memorable excursions, sumptuous meals, presentations by our experts, and enough incredible scenery and wildlife to fill your camera and overwhelm your emotions.


Days 10-11: Drake Passage

As you head back to Ushuaia, there are some final opportunities to ask questions of our Antarctic experts, to share photos and experiences with newfound friends, and to enjoy our festive farewell dinner. Wave goodbye to the birds and whales, until you meet again on your next voyage to the White Continent!


Day 12: Ushuaia, disembarkation

Disembark after breakfast and take a group transfer to the airport or the city centre.


Additional Notes:

  • The 29-Nov-2019, 29-Nov-2020 and 18-Dec-2020 departures are 11 days long and spend 1 day less on the Peninsula (4 full days).

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

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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.

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

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What our customers think of Cruise to The Antarctic Peninsula

Cruise to The Antarctic Peninsula trips scored 4.1/5 from 8 reviews

setting foot on the continent

Travelled: January 2024

Kay -

I have two one was seeing the untouched beauty and seeing penguins and whales .

Travelled: January 2024

Pamela -

The first glimpse of a massive iceberg, close up. So stunning that the captain circled the ship around it so everyone could get a view.

Travelled: January 2024

Kristie -

Kayaking with Elouise

Travelled: January 2024

Allen -

First penguin sighting.

Travelled: January 2024

Jennifer -

getting there, was the most memorable it was really far away long flights

Travelled: January 2024

Adam -

Standing on the continent of Antarctica for the first time.

Travelled: January 2024

Greg -

not a moment per se but the staggering beauty of Antartica was amazing to see

Travelled: January 2022

Josh -

Review:

I was really wowed by this ship’s large cabins and an enthusiastic expedition team rounded off a terrific voyage.

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 Main Deck Suite Classic Suite Superior Suite Deluxe Suite Premium Suite Single Suite Owner's Suite
December 2024
6-Dec-2024 $10,095* $13,395 $14,395 $14,695 $16,295 $17,595 $20,195 $22,195 Enquire
16-Dec-2024 $10,095* $13,395 $14,395 $14,695 $16,295 $17,595 $20,195 $22,195 Enquire
26-Dec-2024 $10,595 $14,095 $15,095 $15,395 $17,095 $18,395 $21,195 $23,295 Enquire
February 2025
6-Feb-2025 $10,095* $13,395 $14,395 $14,695 $16,295 $17,595 $20,195 $22,195 Enquire
16-Feb-2025 $10,095* $13,395 $14,395 $14,695 $16,295 $17,595 $20,195 $22,195 Enquire
December 2025 Save up to 20%
17-Dec-2025 Save 15%
$10,395
$8,835
Save 15%
$13,795
$11,725
Save 15%
$14,895
$12,660
Save 20%
$15,095
$12,076
Save 20%
$16,795
$13,436
Save 20%
$18,095
$14,476
Save 15%
$20,895
$17,760
Save 20%
$22,895
$18,316
Enquire
27-Dec-2025 Save 15%
$10,895
$9,260
Save 15%
$14,495
$12,320
Save 15%
$15,595
$13,255
Save 20%
$15,795
$12,636
Save 20%
$17,595
$14,076
Save 20%
$18,995
$15,196
Save 15%
$21,795
$18,525
Save 20%
$23,995
$19,196
Enquire
February 2026 Save up to 20%
7-Feb-2026 Save 15%
$10,395
$8,835
Save 15%
$13,795
$11,725
Save 15%
$14,895
$12,660
Save 20%
$15,095
$12,076
Save 20%
$16,795
$13,436
Save 20%
$18,095
$14,476
Save 15%
$20,895
$17,760
Save 20%
$22,895
$18,316
Enquire
17-Feb-2026 Save 15%
$10,395
$8,835
Save 15%
$13,795
$11,725
Save 15%
$14,895
$12,660
Save 20%
$15,095
$12,076
Save 20%
$16,795
$13,436
Save 20%
$18,095
$14,476
Save 15%
$20,895
$17,760
Save 20%
$22,895
$18,316
Enquire

* Note: Prices are per person. Paid in USD ($) - figure above is based on today's exchange rate. Actual cost $10095

Additional Notes

The 12-Nov-2023, 21-Nov-2023, 10-Dec-2023, 19-Dec-2023 and 28-Dec-2023 departures are 11 days long and spend 1 day less on the Peninsula (4 full days).

Single Supplement And Child Policy

For those travelling solo who would like their own cabin, the single supplement is 1.7 to 2 times the cost of a single berth, depending on cabin category, please contact us for details. However, there is no single supplement for passengers willing to share a cabin. 

Children aged 12 years old or over are welcome. Children aged 6-11 on a case by case basis. The rate for children (16 and under) is $150 per night, based on occupancy with two adults. Please contact us for details.

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 $285 All departures. Equipment provided.
Add on icon Kayaking Kayaking $795 All departures. Basic competency required.

Includes

  • One 5* hotel night in Ushuaia with breakfast
  • Transfers as indicated
  • Complimentary parka jacket
  • Digital voyage log
  • Voyage aboard the vessel as indicated in the itinerary
  • Accommodation and meals during the voyage on full board
  • All shore excursions and zodiac activities
  • Leadership throughout the voyage by our experienced Expedition Leader and Expedition Team
  • 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 landing sites

Excludes

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

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