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Across the Antarctic Circle

Travelling south at the west side of the Antarctic Peninsula.

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Cruising the Antarctic Peninsula and the Circle

Explore the deep bays and fjords of the Antarctic Peninsula where massive glaciers flank a rugged spine of snowy mountains. Scattered amongst penguin rookeries and basking seals, reminders of early explorers bring history to life. Scientific stations open the door to fascinating research. We hope to make landings two to three times a day. To get ashore we will use zodiacs. Sometimes we will cruise along spectacular ice cliffs, or make contact with whales. In these situations we will appreciate the distinct advantage of being on a small vessel, which gives everyone the opportunity to experience these very special close encounters with wildlife.

Across the Antarctic Circle
Venturing across the Antarctic Circle beyond 66°33” South, takes you to a frozen region of brooding mountain ranges, massive blue icebergs and waterways taut with fast ice. Plentiful krill attracts the continent’s greatest variety and concentration of wildlife, including Orcas, Leopard seals, Fur seals, penguins and Snow petrels.

Scuba Diving and Snorkelling
On some departures we also offer a Polar Scuba diving and Polar snorkelling option. You will be one of the few divers and snorkelers ever witness the fascinating underwater world of these Antarctic waters. Please contact us for more details on these activities.

Crossing the Circle


This itinerary includes one of the most in-depth exploration of the Antarctic Peninsula, it also offers the opportunity to venture further south across the Antarctic Circle. As you head towards a milestone few travelers reach, you’ll feel you are in a world without borders, sailing through an endless stretch of sea, snow and ice.
Dramatic ice formations will ignite your imagination as you search the landscape for the wildlife that calls it home. Whether it’s humpback whales alongside the ship, a leopard seal diving beneath your Zodiac, penguins sliding into crystal waters from an iceberg, or a giant petrel soaring above cracking sea-ice, you’ll experience a sensory overload in Antarctica like you’ve never felt before.
Note:
This is a sample itinerary only. Final itiniraries, ports of embarkation and disembarkation and sites may change depending on vessel and departure dates, weather- and ice conditions.

  • Antarctic Peninsula & South of the Circle

    On King George Island we are at the stepping off point for the Antarctic Peninsula. A host of choices is now open to us and depending on the ice and weather conditions the western side of the Antarctic Peninsula is yours to explore. Our experienced leaders, will use their expertise to design your voyage from day to day. This allows us to make best use of the prevailing weather, ice conditions and wildlife opportunities. Because we are so far south, we will experience approximately 18-20 hours' daylight and the days will be as busy as you wish. There is plenty of time for sleep when you get home!
    Once we arrive in the calmer waters of Bransfield and Gerlache Straits, we hope to make landings and do other activities like kayaking, diving and snorkeling two to three times a day. To get ashore we will use Zodiacs. Sometimes we will cruise along spectacular ice cliffs, or make contact with whales, penguins and seals. In these situations we will appreciate the distinct advantage of being on a small vessel, which gives everyone the opportunity to experience these very special close encounters with wildlife.

  • You may visit the following exciting places if conditions and time allows:

    Livingston Island

    A unique landing place on the Peninsula – tiny toes of land that are literally alive with wildlife. Here we will find two species of penguins breeding, chinstraps and gentoos. It is not uncommon to find wallows of elephant seals that are 60 beasts strong. Giant petrels nest on the ridgeline. The vegetation consists of mosses, lichens and the only grass species that grows in Antarctica. All this is set against a stunning backdrop, underneath long black scree slopes at the foot of the mountains and glaciers of Livingston Island.

  • Deception Island

    Visiting Deception Island is like making a journey to the moon. We sail through the narrow opening of Neptune's Bellows to enter the flooded volcanic crater. Inside is an unworldly scene, virtually devoid of life. We can explore the lifeless remains of a derelict whaling station and a vacant British base, or climb to the rim of the crater. Steam rises from the shore indicating that the water is actually warm enough for a swim, for those who dare. Outside the crater, if conditions allow, we might land at Bailey Head to explore the enormous chinstrap penguin rookery that featured in David Attenborough's Life in the Freezer series.

  • Paradise Harbour

    We might step on the continent of Antarctica at Paradise Harbour. Prepare to be dazzled by your first glimpse of the continent. The scenery here is amazing. We hope the weather will be mild enough to allow us all to step foot on the White Continent itself. Paradise Harbour is a protected bay surrounded by magnificent peaks and spectacular glaciers, the rocky cliffs provide perfect nesting sites for blue-eyed shags, terns and gulls. This is a haven for whales so keep your eyes open for humpbacks, orcas and minkes, as well as crabeater seals, as we explore the bay in Zodiacs. Imagine being so close to a whale that when he surfaces to blow, the fishy spray of his exhalation momentarily blurs your vision. Words cannot describe this experience.

  • Half Moon Island

    A wildlife rich island tucked into a neat bay at the eastern end of Livingston Island. On a clear day the glaciers and mountains of Livingston Island dominate the scene. There is a large chinstrap penguin rookery tucked in between basaltic turrets coloured by yellow and orange lichens. Gulls nest on these turrets and there are often fur seals and elephant seals hauled out on the pebble beaches. At one extremity of the island there is a large colony of nesting blue-eyed shags. At the other end lies a small Argentine station that is sometimes occupied by scientists conducting research on the penguin colony and surrounding waterways.

*NOTE: Snorkeling & Diving activity on designated trips need a minimum of 6 participants.

Dates & Rates

  • Ocean Diamond Across the Antarctic Circle

    Dates
    • 8th Jan - 21st Jan 2021
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices from
    Single obst view
    USD 15,995
    Single Porthole
    USD 15,995
    Balcony Suite
    USD 15,495
    Suite
    USD 14,995
    Twin Window
    USD 13,995
    Twin obst view
    USD 12,995
    Triple
    USD 8,995
  • Sea Spirit Across the Antarctic Circle

    Dates
    • 25th Jan - 8th Feb 2021
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices from
    Owners Suite
    EUR 23,395
    Premium Suite
    EUR 18,495
    Deluxe Suite
    EUR 17,095
    Superior Suite
    EUR 15,395
    Classic Suite
    EUR 15,195
    Main Deck Suite
    EUR 14,095
    Triple Classic
    EUR 10,695
  • Ushuaia Across the Antarctic Circle

    Dates
    • 27th Jan - 7th Feb 2021
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices from
    Premier Single
    USD 16,350
    Suite Twin
    USD 15,130
    Superior Twin
    USD 14,390
    Premier Twin
    USD 13,620
    Standard Plus Twin
    USD 11,420
    Standard Twin
    USD 9,430
    Standard Plus Triple
    USD 8,810
  • Island Sky Across the Antarctic Circle

    Dates
    • 31st Jan - 15th Feb 2021
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices from
    Owner's Suite
    USD 22,995
    Penthouse Suite
    USD 20,995
    Veranda Suite
    USD 18,995
    Deluxe Suite
    USD 17,995
    Promenade Suite
    USD 17,595
    Window Suite
    USD 16,795
    Porthole Suite
    USD 14,995
    Triple Suite
    USD 11,495
  • Hanseatic Inspiration Across the Antarctic Circle

    Dates
    • 2nd Feb - 15th Feb 2021
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices from
    Grand Suite w/ veranda
    EUR 22,857
    Junior Suite w/ balcony
    EUR 17,233
    Balcony Cabin
    EUR 13,443
    French Balcony Cabin
    EUR 12,949
    Panoramic Cabin
    EUR 12,445
    Outside Cabin
    EUR 11,951

    Including charter flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia/Argentina and back.
    Including a visit to South Shetland Islands, Marguerite Bay and the Weddell Sea

  • Plancius Across the Antarctic Circle

    Dates
    • 14th Feb - 25th Feb 2021
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices from
    Superior Cabin
    EUR 9,950
    Twin Deluxe
    EUR 9,300
    Twin Window
    EUR 8,750
    Twin Porthole
    EUR 8,400
    Quadruple cabin
    EUR 6,800
  • Ocean Adventurer Across the Antarctic Circle

    Dates
    • 15th Feb - 28th Feb 2021
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices from
    Owner's Suite
    USD 20,495
    Suite
    USD 18,995
    Deluxe Cabin
    USD 17,495
    Superior Cabin
    USD 15,995
    Main Deck Twin Window...
    USD 14,995
    Main Deck Twin Porthole...
    USD 13,495
    Lower Deck Twin Cabin
    USD 11,995
    Triple Cabin
    USD 10,495
  • Ocean Diamond Across the Antarctic Circle

    Dates
    • 25th Feb - 10th Mar 2021
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices from
    Single obst view
    USD 15,495
    Single Porthole
    USD 15,495
    Balcony Suite
    USD 14,995
    Suite
    USD 14,495
    Twin Window
    USD 13,495
    Twin obst view
    USD 12,495
    Triple
    USD 8,995
  • Ortelius Across the Antarctic Circle

    Dates
    • 19th Mar - 1st Apr 2021
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices from
    Superior Cabin
    EUR 10,350
    Twin Deluxe
    EUR 9,700
    Twin Window
    EUR 9,100
    Twin Porthole
    EUR 8,750
    Quadruple Porthole
    EUR 7,100
  • Greg Mortimer Across the Antarctic Circle

    Dates
    • 14th Dec - 28th Dec 2021
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices from
    Captain's Suite
    USD 36,595
    Junior Suite
    USD 31,295
    Superior Balcony
    USD 25,995
    Balcony stateroom A
    USD 21,395
    Balcony stateroom B
    USD 20,795
    Balcony stateroom C
    USD 20,395
    Aurora Stateroom Twin
    USD 18,695
    Aurora Stateroom Triple
    USD 16,895
  • Ultramarine Across the Antarctic Circle

    Dates
    • 9th Jan - 22nd Jan 2022
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices from
    Ultra Suite
    USD 45,995
    Owner's Suite
    USD 41,495
    Penthouse Suite
    USD 33,495
    Terrace Suite
    USD 31,495
    Deluxe Balcony Suite
    USD 29,995
    Balcony Suite
    USD 25,495
    Solo Panorama
    USD 24,995
    Explorer Suite
    USD 22,995
    Explorer Triple
    USD 17,495

    Up to 25% discount valid till 30 September 2020

  • MS Seaventure Across the Antarctic Circle

    Dates
    • 17th Jan - 31st Jan 2022
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices from
    Owner's Suite
    USD 19,925
    Veranda stateroom
    USD 18,275
    Window stateroom
    USD 16,925
    Triple stateroom
    USD 15,115
    Porthole stateroom
    USD 13,135

    Early Bird discount up to 15%, valid till 31 January 2021

  • Sea Spirit Across the Antarctic Circle

    Dates
    • 27th Jan - 9th Feb 2022
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices from
    Owners Suite
    EUR 21,595
    Premium Suite
    EUR 17,095
    Deluxe Suite
    EUR 15,895
    Superior Suite
    EUR 14,295
    Classic Suite
    EUR 13,995
    Main Deck Suite
    EUR 12,995
    Triple Classic
    EUR 9,795

    Up to 15% discount, valid till 31 October 2020

  • Plancius Across the Antarctic Circle

    Dates
    • 13th Feb - 24th Feb 2022
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices from
    Superior Cabin
    EUR 10,350
    Twin Deluxe
    EUR 9,650
    Twin Window
    EUR 9,100
    Twin Porthole
    EUR 8,700
    Quadruple cabin
    EUR 7,050
  • Ocean Diamond Across the Antarctic Circle

    Dates
    • 22nd Feb - 7th Mar 2022
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices from
    Single obst view
    USD 18,495
    Single Porthole
    USD 18,495
    Balcony Suite
    USD 17,995
    Suite
    USD 16,995
    Twin Window
    USD 15,995
    Twin obst view
    USD 14,995
    Triple
    USD 10,495

    Up to 25% discount valid till 30 September 2020

  • Hondius Across the Antarctic Circle

    Dates
    • 2nd Mar - 13th Mar 2022
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices from
    Grand Suite private...
    EUR 12,600
    Junior Suite
    EUR 10,950
    Superior
    EUR 10,350
    Twin deluxe
    EUR 9,650
    Twin window
    EUR 9,100
    Twin Porthole
    EUR 8,700
    Triple porthole
    EUR 7,950
    Quadruple Porthole
    EUR 7,050
  • Ultramarine Across the Antarctic Circle

    Dates
    • 3rd Mar - 16th Mar 2022
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices from
    Ultra Suite
    USD 41,995
    Owner's Suite
    USD 37,995
    Penthouse Suite
    USD 30,495
    Terrace Suite
    USD 28,495
    Deluxe Balcony Suite
    USD 27,495
    Balcony Suite
    USD 23,495
    Solo Panorama
    USD 22,495
    Explorer Suite
    USD 20,995
    Explorer Triple
    USD 15,995

    Up to 25% discount valid till 30 September 2020

  • Ocean Adventurer Across the Antarctic Circle

    Dates
    • 4th Mar - 17th Mar 2022
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices from
    Owner's Suite
    USD 26,495
    Suite
    USD 24,495
    Deluxe Cabin
    USD 19,495
    Superior Cabin
    USD 19,495
    Main Deck Twin Window...
    USD 17,495
    Main Deck Twin Porthole...
    USD 15,995
    Lower Deck Twin Cabin
    USD 15,495
    Triple Cabin
    USD 11,995

    Up to 25% discount valid till 30 September 2020

  • Ortelius Across the Antarctic Circle

    Dates
    • 19th Mar - 1st Apr 2022
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices from
    Superior Cabin
    EUR 10,800
    Twin Window
    EUR 9,600
    Twin Porthole
    EUR 9,150
    Quadruple Porthole
    EUR 7,450

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