Vivid emerald, violet tints, intense blue, and crimson light – the Antarctic Peninsula is anything but a world of white desolation. Join us on a true adventure to a world of immense scale and visual splendour. Passing huge icebergs in the flat calm of a polar morning will reshape the way you look at your world. Encounter huge whales, enormous rookeries of penguins, and stunning landscapes few have ever witnessed. This 11-day expedition will introduce you to the magic of the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula.
Day 1: Ushuaia - Arrive in Ushuaia at any time. Arrival transfer included. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the world's most southerly city.
Day 2: Ushuaia/Drake Passage - Enjoy a free morning in Ushuaia. Do any last minute shopping, explore the town or the surrounding countryside. Embarkation on the G Expedition begins in the afternoon at the port in Ushuaia. Enjoy the evening sailing through the Beagle Channel. Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner
Days 3–4: Drake Passage/South Shetland Islands - The adventure begins with a 800km (497mi) crossing of the passage named in honour of the 16th-century English sea captain and privateer Sir Francis Drake. Take in daily lectures from the expedition team and keep an eye out for the first sightings of icebergs, whales and albatross following in the Expedition's wake. Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Days 5–8: South Shetland Islands/Antarctic Peninsula - Experience some of the most unique wildlife viewing and inspiring scenery in the world while setting foot on the Antarctic continent. Attempt two shore landings per day (weather permitting) and encounter Gentoo, Chinstrap and Adélie penguin rookeries, Weddell, crabeater and leopard seals, and orca, humpback and minke whales in the cold Antarctic waters. During the voyage, learn about the peninsula's remarkable history. Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Days 9–10: Drake Passage/Ushuaia - Begin the journey north to the home port of Ushuaia. Review the highlights of the Antarctic experience with the lecturers and staff. Keep your eyes open on the observation deck for some last-minute whale sightings. Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Day 11: Ushuaia - Disembark the Expedition after breakfast. Meals included: Breakfast
- ANTARCTICA CLASSIC
- 10 nights / 11 days
- ms Expedition
Dates & Rates
|Dates & Rates||Cabins (all Prices in US$ Dollar)|
|XVCASX-16A||Start Dec 12, 2016
End Dec 22, 2016
|XVCASX-16B||Start Jan 02, 2017
End Jan 12, 2017
|XVCASX-16C||Start Jan 30, 2017
End Feb 09, 2017
|XVCASX-16D||Start Mar 04, 2017
End Mar 14, 2017
|XVCASX-16E||Start Mar 13, 2017
End Mar 23, 2017
Available extras (Add these to your tour when you book)
Antarctica Kayaking - $999.00
Weather permitting, you will head out in kayaks during the days where zodiac landings are also available. Kayaking as part of a group lead by experienced and skilled leaders, is an opportunity to experience these remote regions from another vantage point. No other activity gets you as close to the natural environment!
Antarctica Camping - $349.00
Follow in the footsteps of bold explorers and experience this land’s awe-inspiring splendours first hand. Our Antarctica camping experience includes time to enjoy the beauty of Antarctica near your campsite with ample photography options. Experience the sounds of heaving ice, the fresh scent of the sea, the stars at night—nothing gets you closer to the humbling forces of nature than spending a night ashore!
Antarctic Pre/Post Cruise Add-On - $899.00
When you travel with MS Adventures, we make sure that getting from A to B is always smooth sailing. That’s why we offer a Buenos Aires hotel and flight package, which takes care of your accommodation in BA, flights to and from Ushuaia, and all your transfers to and from the airport. The only thing that you have to do? Remember to pack your thermal underwear! For more information about our BA flight and hotel packages, call us or check the Extras section when you book online.
- 9 nights aboard the MS Expedition.
- Arrival transfer from airport in Ushuaia to hotel.
- 1 night accommodation with breakfast in Ushuaia.
- Zodiac excursions with our expert expedition team.
- Lectures and educational programs.
- Waterproof boots supplied for men's USA sized 8-14 & women's USA sized 3-9.
- Expedition Parka.
- Antarctica destination guide book.
- All meals included on board the MS Expedition.
- Breakfast included at the hotel.
- Twin-share hotel (1 nt), aboard the MS Expedition in quad-, triple-, twin-share cabins, or suites (all with en suite bathrooms and porthole or window) (9 nts). Please note that all cabins consist of twin-size berths and are ocean-facing. Suites have one queen-size bed.
- MS Expedition, Zodiac, private bus.
- One Expedition team member per 10 guests.