• $9,795
  • $2,500
  • Orbridge
  • High
  • Cruise + Land

Please note we have new trip dates: January 27 – February 7, 2021 and a new ship –

The World Explorer – The all-suite World Explorer is a five-star, premier vessel offering world-class, modern amenities with surroundings conducive to the highly educational and comfortable settings our guests have come to expect and enjoy. 

Join this truly life-changing adventure to experience the boundless beauty and pristine vastness of Antarctica. This remote continent and its precarious waterways have hosted some of the most courageous explorers in history and have been the scenes of both triumph and tragedy. Embark from Ushuaia, Argentina, and cruise through the Drake Passage to the South Shetland Islands amid the Antarctic Peninsula—exploring the dramatic landscapes and remarkable wildlife that call this continent home. Trek through penguin rookeries, observe vast flocks of seabirds, learn about Antarctic ice conditions, and discover the sites of both past and present scientific expeditions.


Your 12-Day Itinerary

Due to weather and ice patterns, itineraries are guidelines and may change in order to maximize wildlife and natural encounters.

Day 1:

En Route from U.S.

Day 2:

Arrive in Ushuaia, Argentina (R)
Welcome reception
Overnight: Arakur Ushuaia Resort & Spa

Day 3:

Ushuaia – Embarkation (B,D)
Wildlife and iceberg viewing,
Beagle Channel
Overnight: Ocean Victory

Day 4-5:

Drake Passage (B,L,D daily)
Tierra del Fuego Archipelago,
educational presentations
Overnight: Ocean Victory

Day 6-9:

South Shetland Islands /
Antarctic Peninsula (B,L,D daily)
Zodiac excursions, wildlife and glacier
viewing, optional sea kayaking excursion
Overnight: Ocean Victory

Day 10-11:

Drake Passage (B,L,D daily)
Lectures, time at leisure, special
farewell cocktail
Overnight: Ocean Victory

Day 12:

Ushuaia – Disembarkation /
Depart for U.S. (B)

Discover

Explore the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula, a beautiful island chain filled with an impressive variety of wildlife.
Cruise aboard the perfect vessel for exploration. Ocean Victory is an Ice Class 1A super (equivalent to Polar Class 6), featuring 83% staterooms with balconies and a unique X-Bow ship design. The inverted bow quickens the Drake Passage crossing as it slices through waves, reducing rolling by 80%—and helping to prevent possible seasickness. This proven technology produces very low levels of noise and vibration.
Explore at your own pace, with numerous passenger landings and explorations throughout the voyage, aided by a nimble fleet of Zodiacs and knowledgeable guides.

Interact

Enjoy the company and keen insights of expert expedition guides, scientists, and lecturers throughout the journey.
Join the optional Sea Kayaking excursion ($250 per person; limited availability). This is a one-time opportunity to explore the outstanding grandeur and magical beauty of the polar regions using a kayak. Participants must have prior kayaking experience.
Take advantage of the ship’s impressive amenities, including a heated infinity swimming pool, two hot tubs, spa, gym, lounges, outdoor bar, and interactive dining experience.

What’s Included

1 night luxury hotel accommodations (including breakfast) in Ushuaia prior to embarkation
9 nights accommodations onboard Ocean Victory
A welcome reception and farewell cocktail
All onboard meals
24-hour self-service coffee and tea facilities onboard
All scheduled landings and excursions (subject to weather and ice conditions)
Your own expedition parka to keep
A pair of insulated rubber boots for shore landings for the duration of the cruise (to be returned prior to disembarkation)
A digital voyage log (including a map of the ship’s charted course, a list of wildlife spotted, and a photo album)
All ship-board gratuities
All luggage porterage
Port fees
Transfers from the hotel to the ship or into town on the day of embarkation
Group transfers for all guests arriving and departing during the suggested times


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