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Antarctica in Depth

Experience Antarctica in Depth on this 12 day all-inclusive 6-star cruise from Ushuaia. View vast icescapes, mountains and an abundance of wildlife.

12 Day
From (AUD)
$ 18,855
  • 2019/2020 Ushuaia > Ushuaia

    Great white wonder

    Quite simply, Antarctica defies the imagination. Remote, pristine and undeniably beautiful, this awe-inspiring region of untouched icescapes, mountains rising from the sea, and incredible, diverse wildlife will literally take your breath away. Mountains that have never felt human footfall and an abundance of wildlife greet you as you cruise on the World’s First Discovery Yachts.

    Wake up to spectacular scenery and ice-filled channels, spend your days marvelling at the many wonders along the Antarctic Peninsula. Set out exploring via Zodiac, kayak, helicopter and submarine^, and immerse yourself in the spectacle. The constantly changing weather, scenery and colours provide unique opportunities for professional and amateur photographers alike, leaving you awestruck with memories that will last a lifetime. (^Helicopter and Submarine excursions are an additional expense, subject to regulatory approval, ice and weather conditions).

    Tour Code:

    101S

    Duration:

    12 Days

    Departure City:

    Ushuaia

    Return City:

    Ushuaia

  • 12 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Buenos Aires > Ushuaia
      Highlights:
      Embark Scenic Eclipse

      Your journey into wonder begins as you fly from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, known as the southernmost city in the world, where the crew will warmly greet you as you board Scenic Eclipse. Settle into your handsomely appointed suite and acquaint yourself with the luxurious facilities of your Discovery Yacht. Toast the start of your voyage at the welcome cocktail reception hosted by the Captain who will introduce your expert Discovery Leaders and their team. Set sail and cruise through the Beagle Channel and admire the dramatic views of the Andean mountains of Tierra del Fuego from the comfort of your private verandah.

      Meals included: Dinner

    • Day 2 - At sea
      Highlights:
      Cross the Drake Passage

      Relax and enjoy the amazing facilities of your floating resort as you cruise towards the Antarctic Peninsula. An entertaining presentation by the Discovery Team in the state-of-the-art theatre will excite you for what’s to come, or relax in your suite and watch the live streaming on your TV. Your palate will be delighted as you explore the extensive range of dining options, or a butler will serve you as you dine in-suite. The first sightings of icebergs and snow-capped mountains signal that you have reached the Antarctic Peninsula.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 3 - At sea
      Highlights:
      Cross the Drake Passage

      A day at sea.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Antarctic Peninsula
      Highlights:
      Scenic Discovery excursions

      Due to the extraordinary nature of the region, a host of choices are now open and, depending on the ice and weather conditions, the Antarctic Peninsula is yours to explore. Our experienced Discovery Team Leaders, who have made countless journeys to Antarctica, will use their expertise to design your voyage from day to day, making the most of 18–20 hours of daylight.

      Discovery: You will partake in daily Scenic Discovery excursions. Cruise on the Zodiacs around ice formations, step onto islands to view vast penguin rookeries and seals. Kayak around icebergs, hear the ice cracking and feeding whales blow.

      Your expert Captain and crew will navigate some of the most beautiful waterways which may include traversing the stunning 11-kilometre-long Lemaire Channel where steep cliffs hem in the iceberg-filled passage just 700 metres wide at its narrowest point. Sail close to blue-tinged icebergs and there may be the chance to visit a working scientific base and discuss life in these harsh conditions with the staff. In late February and March, if conditions are favourable, there may be the opportunity to cross the Antarctic Circle at latitude 66°33’ South.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Antarctic Peninsula
      Highlights:
      Scenic Discovery excursions

      Cruise the Antarctica Peninsula enjoy daily activities.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Antarctic Peninsula
      Highlights:
      Scenic Discovery excursions

      Cruise the Antarctica Peninsula enjoy daily activities.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Antarctic Peninsula
      Highlights:
      Scenic Discovery excursions

      Cruise the Antarctica Peninsula enjoy daily activities.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Antarctic Peninsula
      Highlights:
      Scenic Discovery excursions

      Cruise the Antarctica Peninsula enjoy daily activities.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Antarctic Peninsula
      Highlights:
      Scenic Discovery excursions

      Cruise the Antarctica Peninsula enjoy daily activities.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 10 - At sea
      Highlights:
      Relax on board

      Farewell your adventure in the icy lands and set sail heading north to the continent of South America. Take the opportunity for a last presentation by the Discovery Team and share memories of your experiences with new-found friends.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 11 - At sea
      Highlights:
      Relax on board

      A day at sea.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 12 - Ushuaia > Buenos Aires
      Highlights:
      Disembark and fly to Buenos Aires

      Your cruise ends this morning as you farewell the crew. Disembark after breakfast to fly to Buenos Aires, taking away memories of a truly unforgettable experience.

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions

    Your all-inclusive cruise features:
    • Only 200 guests on board
    • 100% spacious Verandah Suites
    • Butler service for every guest
    • Up to nine on board dining experiences, from casual to fine dining
    • Complimentary beverages all day, every day
    • 16 member Specialist Polar Discovery Team
    • Scenic Discovery excursions
    • Engaging lecture and education program on board
    • Complimentary expedition parka, water bottle plus use of special polar boots
    • Internal flights and taxes
    • All tipping and gratuities