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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

  • Ushuaia Across the Antarctic Circle

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

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

    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
    9,950 EUR
    Twin Deluxe
    9,300 EUR
    Twin Window
    8,750 EUR
    Twin Porthole
    8,400 EUR
    Quadruple cabin
    6,800 EUR
  • Ortelius Across the Antarctic Circle

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

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

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

    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
    19,925 USD
    Veranda stateroom
    18,275 USD
    Window stateroom
    16,925 USD
    Triple stateroom
    15,115 USD
    Porthole stateroom
    13,135 USD

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

  • Ushuaia Across the Antarctic Circle

    Dates
    • 18th Jan - 29th Jan 2022
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices from
    Premier Single
    16,350 USD
    Suite Twin
    15,130 USD
    Superior Twin
    14,390 USD
    Premier Twin
    13,620 USD
    Standard Plus Twin
    11,420 USD
    Standard Twin
    9,430 USD
    Standard Plus Triple
    8,810 USD
  • Sea Spirit Across the Antarctic Circle

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

    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
    10,350 EUR
    Twin Deluxe
    9,650 EUR
    Twin Window
    9,100 EUR
    Twin Porthole
    8,700 EUR
    Quadruple cabin
    7,050 EUR
  • Ocean Diamond Across the Antarctic Circle

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

    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...
    12,600 EUR
    Junior Suite
    10,950 EUR
    Superior
    10,350 EUR
    Twin deluxe
    9,650 EUR
    Twin window
    9,100 EUR
    Twin Porthole
    8,700 EUR
    Triple porthole
    7,950 EUR
    Quadruple Porthole
    7,050 EUR
  • Ultramarine Across the Antarctic Circle

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

    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
    26,495 USD
    Suite
    24,495 USD
    Deluxe Cabin
    19,495 USD
    Superior Cabin
    19,495 USD
    Main Deck Twin Window...
    17,495 USD
    Main Deck Twin Porthole...
    15,995 USD
    Lower Deck Twin Cabin
    15,495 USD
    Triple Cabin
    11,995 USD

    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
    10,800 EUR
    Twin Window
    9,600 EUR
    Twin Porthole
    9,150 EUR
    Quadruple Porthole
    7,450 EUR

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