ANTARCTICA

Classic Antarctica Cruises

Zodiac cruise on the Antarctic Peninsula
from £3734 9-13 nights | Nov - Mar Exc. flights See price details
  • Departs:
  • Nov - Mar

Overview

The Peninsula offers dramatic scenery and the greatest variety of wildlife in Antarctica. These adventurous voyages offer an unequalled introduction to the wildlife and stunning scenery of the great White Continent. Departing and finishing in the port of Ushuaia, Argentina, they include the most sought after sights of the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands, the most easily accessible part of Antarctica.

Highlights

  • Marvel at the antics of gentoo, chinstrap and Adelie penguins
  • Encounter a wealth of other wildlife including seals, seabirds and whales
  • Enjoy shore landings and Zodiac cruises past glistening icebergs
  • Cross the fabled Drake Passage en route from Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Choose from a range of adventure options (depending on departure)

Frequent departure dates throughout the season and a wide choice of vessels make these the most flexible Antarctic voyages. First time visitors need look no further for a full and rewarding experience of the Great White Continent.

During the austral summer, large areas of the Peninsula are ice-free making exploration possible and affording truly amazing photographic opportunities from curious penguins, seals hauled out on ice floes and vivid ice sculptures. With routes dictated by sea, ice and weather conditions, no two voyages are the same adding a real sense of adventure to an already outstanding holiday.

Offering the classic Antarctic experience, these voyages are both affordable and well-paced making them the most popular itineraries especially for first-time Polar travellers.

Call our Antarctica experts now

Two words: amazing - unbelievable! Four more words: want to go back!

Yvonne Tommis, Classic Antarctica

I had a fantastic time - it exceeded expectations and I can well understand why people are Antarctic addicts

Mary Murphey, Ross Sea Voyage

Itinerary & Accommodation

Day 1: Ushuaia, Argentina
This expedition is perfect for first-time polar travellers and those with limited time. Overnight at a hotel in Ushuaia.
Day 2: Embarkation Day
After embarkation in the late afternoon, you will sail down the Beagle Channel. Keep watch on deck for seabirds, penguins and rainbows.
Days 3-4: Crossing the Drake Passage
Prepare for rough water, but do not be disappointed if your crossing is smooth sailing. The Drake is always changing and provides excellent opportunities for spotting seabirds, including many species of albatross and petrels.
Days 5-9: South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula
Explore the highlights of the Antarctic Peninsula - many factors play a role in shaping the expedition's progress, including sea, ice and weather conditions - but the plan is to leave the ship to explore in a range of activity levels at least twice a day.

Perhaps you'll feel salt spray on your face as the Zodiac weaves in and around grounded icebergs in Pleneau Bay. You could scramble to the top of a craggy hill for an unforgettable view of an icy chasm near Port Lockroy. You could sit quietly on a pebbled beach and wait for a curious penguin chick to approach or plunge into the frigid Antarctic waters.

Over the course of the austral spring and summer, the sun lingers longer and longer, melting snow and ice. Wildlife abounds: chicks hatch and fledge, and pods of whales breach in a deep bay where a calving iceberg has churned up krill, the local delicacy.

The natural cycle of life ensures that every expedition is different. And that every expedition is full of surprises! In Antarctica, silence is so complete that interruptions become indelible memories: noisy penguins squabbling over prized pebbles, the boom and crack of a calving glacier near Petermann Island. As you sail from island to shore to bay during four days around the Peninsula, the Expedition Team provides opportunities for contemplation, to test your endurance and engage your curiosity.
Days 10-11: Drake Passage
Activities during the return voyage depend on the conditions of the Drake. A smooth crossing is a busy crossing, with lectures and films to enjoy.
Day 12: Ushuaia
You will be transferred to the airport from the ship when you disembark in Ushuaia.
Notes
  • Shorter itineraries spend less time exploring the Antarctic Peninsula and longer itineraries spend more time here. Some options do NOT include the South Shetlands or the pre-voyage night accommodation in Ushuaia - see prices page or ask our team for full details.
  • All voyage itineraries are intended as a guideline only - embracing the unexpected is part of the legacy of expedition travel. Actual routes and landings will be dependent on weather, sea and ice conditions. A degree of flexibility is essential in the polar regions! 

Accommodation Options

Akademik Ioffe

  • Grade:
  • Type: Expedition Ship

Taking up to 96 passengers the Akademik Ioffe is the num…

Akademik Sergey Vavilov

  • Grade:
  • Type: Expedition Ship

Taking up to 92 passengers, this ice-strengthened vessel…

Ocean Diamond

  • Grade:
  • Type: Expedition Ship

This modern, stable super-yacht and with a cruising spee…

M/V Ushuaia

  • Grade:
  • Type: Expedition Ship

Accommodating 88 passengers this ice-strengthened polar …

Hebridean Sky (formerly the Sea Explorer)

  • Grade:
  • Type: Expedition Ship

The ice-strengthened Hebridean Sky (formerly the Sea Exp…

Polar Pioneer

  • Grade:
  • Type: Expedition Ship

Our smallest ship, Polar Pioneer offers traditional expe…

M/S Expedition

  • Grade:
  • Type: Expedition Ship

This eye-catching ship is Danish-built and newly refurbi…

Sea Spirit

  • Grade:
  • Type: Expedition Ship

This ship couples adventure with unsurpassed comfort and…

Ocean Adventurer

  • Grade:
  • Type: Expedition Ship

This attractive ice-strengthened vessel is a comfortable…

Ocean Endeavour

  • Grade:
  • Type: Expedition Ship

The largest ship in our fleet offers a spacious and comf…

M/V Ortelius

  • Grade:
  • Type: Expedition Ship

Explore the wonders of the Polar regions aboard this 116…

M/V Plancius

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  • Type: Expedition Ship

The M/V Plancius accommodates 116 passengers to explore …

Silver Explorer

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  • Type: Expedition Ship

The luxurious Silver Explorer is purpose-built for exped…

Island Sky

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  • Type: Expedition Ship

The Island Sky is a small expedition vessel with elegant…

World Explorer

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  • Type: Expedition Ship

The World Explorer is a state of the art, purpose built …

RCGS Resolute

  • Grade:
  • Type: Expedition Ship

The RCGS Resolute is one of the most modern, well appoin…

The Greg Mortimer

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  • Type: Expedition Ship

A slick, modern expedition vessel purpose built for expl…

Excursions

Camping

Stay all night on the 7th Continent

Cross-Country Skiing

Ski in the wake of early Polar explorers across Antarctica'…

Kayaking

Paddle through ice-choked channels on this thrilling option…

Mountaineering

Tackle some challenging but non-technical climbs in Antarct…

Photography Workshops

Learn how to get the most out of your equipment in polar co…

Scuba Diving

Experienced divers can take a once-in-a-lifetime opportunit…

Snorkelling

Snorkel in Antarctica and see this magical place from a who…

Stand-Up Paddle Boarding

Glide peacefully across an icy bay

Prices & Dates

2018/19 departures

Prices are per person, based on a twin cabin - please contact us for details of quad, triple, single and superior cabins.

Departure DateActivitiesDurationVessel

Prices from

05 Nov 2018 ≠⌂†Λ 11 days Ocean Endeavour £7,950
05 Nov 2018   10 days M/V Ushuaia £3,734
06 Nov 2018 ~ ≠⌂ 11 days RCGS Resolute £8,912
06 Nov 2018 ≠⌂ 11 days Ocean Diamond £7,220
12 Nov 2018 ≠⌂ 13 days MS Expedition £5,699*
13 Nov 2018 P ≠⌂ 11 days Ocean Adventurer £6,460
14 Nov 2018   10 days M/V Ushuaia £4,268 - Waitlist Only!
19 Nov 2018 ≠⌂ 11 days Akademik Ioffe £7,889
23 Nov 2018 ≠⌂θ 11 days M/V Plancius £6,132
23 Nov 2018   11 days M/V Ushuaia £4,743
23 Nov 2018 ≠⌂ 11 days Hebridean Sky £5,843
26 Nov 2018 ≠⌂ 11 days Sea Spirit £5,331
28 Nov 2018 ≠⌂ 13 days RCGS Resolute £10,593
30 Nov 2018 ≠⌂ 11 days Island Sky £5,843
02 Dec 2018 ≠⌂†Λ 10 days Ocean Endeavour £7,285
05 Dec 2018 ≠⌂ 12 days Sea Spirit £8,473
08 Dec 2018 ≠⌂ 11 days Ocean Adventurer £6,460
09 Dec 2018 ≠⌂ 11 days Ocean Diamond £7,220
09 Dec 2018 ≠⌂θ 10 days M/V Ortelius £5,484
09 Dec 2018 ≠⌂ 11 days Island Sky £5,843
10 Dec 2018 ≠⌂ 11 days RCGS Resolute £8,912
10 Dec 2018 ≠⌂†Λ 10 days Ocean Endeavour £7,285
12 Dec 2018 ≠⌂ 11 days MS Expedition £5,984*
13 Dec 2018   10 days M/V Ushuaia £5,364
15 Dec 2018 ≠⌂ 13 days Sea Spirit £9,716
18 Dec 2018 ≠⌂ 12 days Island Sky £9,131
18 Dec 2018 ≠⌂θS 12 days Polar Pioneer £7,746
20 Dec 2018 ≠⌂ 11 days RCGS Resolute £8,912
22 Dec 2018   10 days M/V Ushuaia £5,364 - Waitlist Only!
26 Dec 2018 ≠⌂ 12 days Sea Spirit £9,204
28 Dec 2018 ≠⌂ 12 days Island Sky £9,131
02 Jan 2019 ≠⌂ 11 days MS Expedition £6,839*
03 Jan 2019 ≠⌂± 11 days World Explorer £9,215
08 Jan 2019 ≠⌂±  11 days Ocean Endeavour £8,235
12 Jan 2019 ≠⌂± 11 days World Explorer £9,215
17 Jan 2019 ≠⌂± 11 days Ocean Endeavour £8,235
18 Jan 2019 ≠⌂ 12 days Hebridean Sky £9,131
19 Jan 2019   10 days M/V Ushuaia £5,364
28 Jan 2019   10 days M/V Ushuaia £5,364 - Waitlist Only!
28 Jan 2019 ≠⌂ 11 days M/V Plancius £6,780
30 Jan 2019 ≠± 11 days World Explorer £9,215
30 Jan 2019 ≠⌂ 11 days MS Expedition £6,364*
06 Feb 2019 ≠⌂D 11 days M/V Ortelius £6,780
06 Feb 2019 ≠⌂ 12 days Sea Spirit £9,204
07 Feb 2019 ≠⌂ 11 days M/V Plancius £6,780
09 Feb 2019 ≠⌂± 11 days Ocean Endeavour £8,235
16 Feb 2019   10 days M/V Ushuaia £5,364
16 Feb 2019 ≠⌂ 12 days Sea Spirit £9,204
17 Feb 2019 ≠⌂ 13 days RCGS Resolute £10,593
24 Feb 2019 12 days Ocean Adventurer £7,125
01 Mar 2019 ≠⌂ 11 days RCGS Resolute £8,912
02 Mar 2019 W ≠⌂ 14 days Island Sky £9,131
03 Mar 2019 W ≠⌂ 11 days Akademik Vavilov £7,889
04 Mar 2019 ≠± 12 days World Explorer £10,260
04 Mar 2019 11 days MS Expedition £6,079*
04 Mar 2019 ≠⌂ 11 days Akademik Ioffe £7,889
11 Mar 2019 ≠⌂ 11 days RCGS Resolute £8,912
13 Mar 2019 11 days MS Expedition £5,034*
17 Mar 2019   10 days M/V Ushuaia £4,268
21 Mar 2019 ≠⌂ 11 days RCGS Resolute £8,912
22 Mar 2019 W D 10 days M/V Plancius £4,923
23 Mar 2019 W ≠⌂ 11 days Akademik Vavilov £7,889
24 Mar 2019 ≠⌂ 11 days Akademik Ioffe £7,889
26 Mar 2019   10 days M/V Ushuaia £4,268

*Special price - only available when booking voyage in conjunction with flights

~ This voyage will depart from Punta Arenas (Chile), and disembark in Ushuaia

W This voyage will have a special whale watching focus.
P This voyage will have a special photography focus.

Activity Options:

≠ Kayaking is available on this voyage: £800 on the Ocean Adventurer, Ocean Diamond, Ocean Endeavour and World Explorer; £612 on the Sea Spirit; £929 on the MS Expedition - 13 day voyage; £769 on the MS Expedition - 11 day voyage; £341 on the M/V Plancius and M/V Ortelius; £535 on the Hebridean Sky and Island Sky; £808 on the Polar Pioneer; £612 on the Akademik Ioffe, Akademik Vavliov and the RCGS Resolute
Camping
is available on this voyage: £300 on the Ocean Adventurer, Ocean Diamond, Ocean Endeavour and World Explorer; £192 on the Sea Spirit; £249 on the MS Expedition; £136 on the M/V Plancius and M/V Ortelius; £96 on the Hebridean Sky and Island Sky; Complimentary on the Polar Pioneer, Akademik Ioffe, Akademik Vavilov and the RCGS Resolute
θ Snowshoeing is available on this voyage: £192 on the Polar Pioneer; Complimentary on the M/V Plancius and M/V Ortelius
D Diving is available on this voyage: £386 on the M/V Ortelius and M/V Plancius
S Ski-touring is available on this voyage: £692 on the Polar Pioneer
Λ Mountaineering is available on this voyage: £500 on the Ocean Endeavour
Cross-country ski-ing is available on this voyage: £500 on the Ocean Endeavour
± Stand-up paddle boarding is available on this voyage: £200 on the Ocean Endeavour and World Explorer

Note the inclusions for this holiday are dependent on the vessel chosen. Please contact our team if you have any queries.

Inclusions and Exclusions

Sea Spirit

Inclusions 1 night pre-voyage accommodation in Ushuaia • Group transfer from hotel to ship for embarkation • Group transfer to airport or central town location upon disembarkation in Ushuaia • Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners on board throughout your voyage • Coffee, tea, cocoa available around the clock • Welcome and farewell cocktails • Leadership throughout the voyage by an experienced Expedition Leader • All Zodiac transfers, cruising and shore landings as per the daily program • Formal and informal presentations by the Expedition Team and guest speakers as scheduled • Digital photographic journal documenting the voyage • A pair of waterproof expedition boots on loan for shore landings • A Poseidon Expeditions Parka to keep • Comprehensive pre-departure materials • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program • All luggage handling aboard the ship.

Exclusions All airfares • Passport and visa expenses (we will be pleased to advise you on any necessary documentation, however this is passengers' own responsibility) • Airport arrival or departure taxes • Any additional pre or post voyage accommodation/land arrangements (if required) - please contact our team should you require assistance • Excess baggage charges • Waterproof trousers - required for shore landings • The customary gratuity at the end of the voyage for Hospitality Team members, ship’s crew and Expedition Team members (guidelines will be provided) • All items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages and soft drinks, laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, and email or phone charges • Travel insurance.

MS Expedition

Includes: One night pre-voyage hotel accommodation in Ushuaia ● Hotel to ship transfer pre-voyage and ship to airport transfer post-voyage ● Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping ● All breakfasts, lunches and dinners on board throughout your voyage ● Leadership throughout the voyage by an experienced Expedition Leader, including shore landings and other activities ● All shore landings per the daily program ● All Zodiac transfers and cruising per the daily program ● Formal and informal presentations by the Expedition Team and guest speakers as scheduled ● Antarctica guidebook (provided on board) ● All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program ● Expedition Parka ● Loan of rubber boots during voyage.

Excludes: Return airfares from the UK to Ushuaia ● Additional airport or airline security charges ● Passport and visa expenses (we will be pleased to advise you on any necessary documentation, however this is passengers' own responsibility) ● Government arrival and departure taxes ● Excess baggage charges ● Alcoholic and soft drinks, telecommunication charges, laundry costs and other charges of a personal nature ● The customary gratuity at the end of the voyage for Hospitality Team members, ship’s crew and Expedition Team members (guidelines will be provided) ● Cancellation, baggage and travel insurance

M/V Plancius & M/V Ortelius

Includes: Group transfer from ship to airport directly after disembarkation • Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners on board throughout your voyage • Coffee, tea, cocoa available around the clock • Leadership throughout the voyage by an experienced Expedition Leader, including shore landings and other activities • All shore landings and Zodiac transfers and cruising per the daily program • Formal and informal presentations by the Expedition Team and guest speakers as scheduled • Comprehensive pre-departure materials • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program • A pair of waterproof rubber boots on loan for shore landings

Excludes: Return airfares • Admission fees for local attractions • Additional airport or airline security charges • Passport and visa expenses (we will be pleased to advise you on any necessary documentation, however this is passengers' own responsibility) • Government arrival and departure taxes • Any additional pre or post voyage meals/accommodation/land arrangements (if required) • Excess baggage charges • Bar tabs, telecommunication charges, laundry costs and other charges of a personal nature • Travel insurance • Jackets are not provided; passengers must provide their own outdoor clothing appropriate for shore landings • The customary gratuity at the end of the voyage for Hospitality Team members, ship’s crew and Expedition Team members (guidelines will be provided)

Hebridean Sky & Island Sky

Includes: One night pre-expedition hotel accommodation • Transfer from central location to ship for embarkation • Transport from ship to central location or airport upon disembarkation • Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners on board throughout your voyage • Coffee, tea, cocoa available around the clock • Welcome/Farewell cocktail • House wine/beer/soft drinks with dinner • Champagne and chocolates on arrival, complimentary mini bar and US$100 gift shop voucher - (All for Promenade suites and higher category cabins only) • Leadership throughout the voyage by our experienced Expedition Leader, including shore landings and other activities • All shore landings per the daily program • All Zodiac transfers and cruising per the daily program • Formal and informal presentations by our Expedition Team and guest speakers as scheduled • Digital Voyage Log • Internet access via public computers in the library • 100 minutes of free wi-fi for use on personal devices • Daily international news service • Expedition jacket (yours to keep) • A pair of waterproof expedition boots on loan for shore landings • All miscellaneous port charges throughout the program.

Excludes: Return airfares • Additional airport or airline security charges • Passport and visa expenses (we will be pleased to advise you on any necessary documentation, however this is passengers' own responsibility) • Government arrival and departure taxes • Any additional pre or post voyage accommodation/land arrangements (if required) • Excess baggage charges • Alcoholic and soft drinks (other than those mentioned in the inclusions), telecommunication charges, laundry costs and other charges of a personal nature • The customary gratuity at the end of the voyage for Hospitality Team members, ship’s crew and Expedition Team members (guidelines will be provided) • Travel insurance.

Polar Pioneer

Includes: Luggage transfer from hotel to ship on day of embarkation • Tour of Puerto Williams and transfer to airport on day of disembarkation • Flight from Puerto Williams to Punta Arenas on day of disembarkation • Transfer from Punta Arenas Airport to downtown Punta Arenas • Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners on board throughout the voyage • Leadership throughout the voyage by an experienced Expedition Leader, including shore landings and other activities • All shore landings as per the daily program • Formal and informal presentations by the Expedition Team and guest speakers as scheduled • All zodiac transfers and excursions per the daily program • Comprehensive pre-departure information • A printed photo book as a record of your voyage (one per booking) • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program • Aurora Expeditions polar expedition jacket • Loan of rubber boots during voyage.

Excludes: All airfares not specified in inclusions • Any additional pre or post voyage accommodation/land arrangements (if required) - please contact our team should you require assistance • Additional airport or airline security charges • Passport and visa expenses (we will be pleased to advise you on any necessary documentation, however this is passengers' own responsibility) • Government arrival and departure taxes • Excess baggage charges • Alcoholic and soft drinks, telecommunication charges, laundry costs and other charges of a personal nature • Travel insurance (mandatory) • The customary gratuity at the end of the voyage for Hospitality Team members, ship's crew and Expedition Team members (guidelines will be provided)

M/V Ushuaia

Includes: Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners on board throughout your voyage • Leadership throughout the voyage by our experienced Expedition Leader, including shore landings and other activities • Loan of rubber boots for duration of the voyage • All shore landings per the daily program • All Zodiac transfers and cruising per the daily program • Formal and informal presentations by our Expedition Team and guest speakers as scheduled • Comprehensive pre-departure materials • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program.

Excludes: All airfares • Additional airport or airline security charges • Passport and visa expenses (we will be pleased to advise you on any necessary documentation, however this is passengers' own responsibility) • Government arrival and departure taxes • Any additional pre or post voyage accommodation/land arrangements (if required) • Excess baggage charges • Alcoholic and soft drinks, telecommunication charges, laundry costs and other charges of a personal nature • The customary gratuity at the end of the voyage for Hospitality Team members, ship’s crew and Expedition Team members (guidelines will be provided) • Travel insurance • M/V Ushuaia does not provide jackets; passengers must provide their own outdoor clothing appropriate for shore landings.

Ocean Diamond, Ocean Adventurer & World Explorer

Includes: Airport-hotel transfer on arrival in Ushuaia • One night pre-expedition hotel accommodation with breakfast, in Ushuaia • Group transfer from hotel to ship • Group transfer on disembarkation in Ushuaia from ship to airport • Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners on board throughout your voyage (includes soft drinks) • Coffee, tea, cocoa available around the clock • Selected wine and beer with evening meal (restrictions apply) • Leadership throughout the voyage by an experienced Expedition Leader, including shore landings and other activities • All shore landings and Zodiac transfers and cruising per the daily program • Formal and informal presentations by the Expedition Team and guest speakers as scheduled • Online photographic Album, documenting the voyage • A pair of waterproof expedition boots on loan for shore landings • A Quark Expeditions parka – yours to keep • Hair dryer and bathrobe in every cabin • Comprehensive pre-departure materials, including a map and an informative Antarctic Reader • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program • All luggage handling aboard ship • Emergency Evacuation Insurance for all passengers to a maximum benefit of $500,000 per person • The customary gratuity at the end of the voyage for Hospitality Team members, ship’s crew and Expedition Team members

Excludes: Return airfares to Ushuaia (please contact our team for your tailor-made quotation and best fares available at time of booking) • Additional airport or airline security charges • Passport and visa expenses (we will be pleased to advise you on any necessary documentation, however this is passengers' own responsibility) • Government arrival and departure taxes • Any additional pre or post voyage accommodation/land arrangements (if required) • Any meals ashore with the exception of breakfast at the host hotel before embarkation • Excess baggage charges • Alcoholic drinks not mentioned in inclusions, telecommunication charges, laundry costs and other charges of a personal nature • Travel insurance • Waterproof trousers are not included - passengers must bring clothing suitable for water landings

Ocean Endeavour

Includes: One night hotel accommodation in Buenos Aires, with breakfast - pre-voyage • Group transfer from hotel to airport • Return charter flights between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia • Transfer to port for embarkation • Group transfer on disembarkation in Ushuaia from ship to airport via a short tour of Tierra del Fuego National Park • Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners on board throughout your voyage (includes soft drinks) • Coffee, tea, cocoa available around the clock • Selected wine and beer with evening meal (restrictions apply) • Leadership throughout the voyage by an experienced Expedition Leader, including shore landings and other activities • All shore landings and Zodiac transfers and cruising per the daily program • Formal and informal presentations by the Expedition Team and guest speakers as scheduled •  Online photographic album, documenting the voyage • A pair of waterproof expedition boots on loan for shore landings • A Quark Expeditions parka – yours to keep • Hair dryer and bathrobe in every cabin • Comprehensive pre-departure materials, including a map and an informative Antarctic Reader • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program • All luggage handling aboard ship • Emergency Evacuation Insurance for all passengers to a maximum benefit of $500,000 per person • The customary gratuity at the end of the voyage for Hospitality Team members, ship’s crew and Expedition Team members

Excludes:
All airfares not mentioned in inclusions • Airport-hotel transfer on arrival in Buenos Aires • Additional airport or airline security charges • Passport and visa expenses (we will be pleased to advise you on any necessary documentation, however this is passengers' own responsibility) • Government arrival and departure taxes • Any additional pre or post voyage accommodation/land arrangements (if required) • Any meals ashore with the exception of breakfast at the host hotel before embarkation • Excess baggage charges • Alcoholic drinks not mentioned in inclusions, telecommunication charges, laundry costs and other charges of a personal nature • Travel insurance • Waterproof trousers are not included - passengers must bring clothing suitable for water landings

Akademik Ioffe, Akademik Vavilov & RCGS Resolute

Includes: Transfer from central meeting point to ship on embarkation day • Transfer from ship to airport or hotel in Ushuaia on day of disembarkation • Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners on board throughout your voyage • Leadership throughout the voyage by an experienced Expedition Leader, including shore landings and other activities • All shore landings per the daily program • All Zodiac transfers and cruising per the daily program • Formal and informal presentations by the Expedition Team and guest speakers as scheduled • Comprehensive pre-departure materials • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program • Optional overnight camping on the ice including all necessary equipment • Loan of boots, jacket and waterproof trousers - must be requested at time of booking.

Excludes: All airfares • Any additional pre or post voyage accommodation/land arrangements (if required) - A pre-voyage night in departure location is strongly recommended - our team will be pleased to arrange this for you • Additional airport or airline security charges • Passport and visa expenses (we will be pleased to advise you on any necessary documentation, however this is passengers' own responsibility) • Government arrival and departure taxes • Excess baggage charges • Alcoholic and soft drinks, telecommunication charges, laundry costs and other charges of a personal nature • The customary gratuity at the end of the voyage for Hospitality Team members, ship’s crew and Expedition Team members (guidelines will be provided) • Travel insurance.

We would be pleased to quote for the best available airfares and comprehensive travel insurance to suit your specific holiday requirements.

2019/20 Prices & Dates

2019/20 departures

Prices are per person, based on a twin cabin - please contact us for details of quad, triple, single and superior cabins.


flash-offerThe below are based on normal voyage prices. Savings are available on selected departures.
Contact us for full details.


Departure DateActivitiesDurationVessel

Prices from

30 Oct 2019 ≠⌂θCS 12 days Greg Mortimer £7,235
09 Nov 2019 ≠⌂θCS 12 days Greg Mortimer £7,235
11 Nov 2019 ≠⌂ 13 days MS Expedition £5,984*
19 Nov 2019 ≠⌂θCS 12 days Greg Mortimer £7,235
22 Nov 2019 ≠⌂ 11 days MS Expedition £6,079*
29 Nov 2019 ≠⌂ 11 days Sea Spirit £7,158
01 Dec 2019 ≠⌂ 13 days MS Expedition £6,079*
08 Dec 2019 ≠⌂ 12 days Sea Spirit £7,669
12 Dec 2019 ≠⌂ 11 days MS Expedition £6,174*
17 Dec 2019 13 days Greg Mortimer £8,185
18 Dec 2019 ≠⌂ 12 days Sea Spirit £9,496
18 Dec 2019 11 days Island Sky £8,400
27 Dec 2019 11 days Island Sky £8,400
28 Dec 2019 ≠⌂ 12 days Sea Spirit £9,496
01 Jan 2020 ≠⌂ 12 days Hebridean Sky £9,496
02 Jan 2020 ≠⌂ 11 days MS Expedition £7,029*
17 Jan 2020 11 days Hebridean Sky £8,400
26 Jan 2020 ≠⌂ 12 days Sea Spirit £9,496
04 Feb 2020 ≠⌂ 12 days Hebridean Sky £9,496
05 Feb 2020 ≠⌂ 12 days Sea Spirit £9,496
15 Feb 2020 ≠⌂ 12 days Sea Spirit £7,669
27 Feb 2020 ≠⌂ 14 days Hebridean Sky £10,446
13 Mar 2020 11 days MS Expedition £5,224*

*Special price - only available when booking voyage in conjunction with flights

Activity Options:

≠ Kayaking is available on this voyage: £831 on the Greg Mortimer; £535 on the Hebridean Sky; £612 on the Sea Spirit; £859 (13-day voyage) or £719 (11-day voyage) on the MS Expedition
⌂ Camping
is available on this voyage: Complimentary on the Greg Mortimer; £96 on the Hebridean Sky; £219 on the Sea Spirit; £249 on the MS Expedition
θ Snowshoeing is available on this voyage: £215 on the Greg Mortimer
S Ski-touring is available on this voyage: £831 on the Greg Mortimer
C Climbing is available on this voyage: £831 on the Greg Mortimer

Note the inclusions for this holiday are dependent on the vessel chosen. Please contact our team if you have any queries.

Inclusions and Exclusions

Greg Mortimer

Includes: Group transfer from airport to hotel in Ushuaia (selected flights only) • One night's accommodation in Ushuaia pre-voyage • Transfer from ship to airport in Ushuaia on disembarkation • Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners on board throughout the voyage • House wine, beer and soft drinks with dinner • welcome and farewell drinks • Leadership throughout the voyage by an experienced Expedition Leader, including shore landings and other activities • All shore landings as per the daily program • Formal and informal presentations by the Expedition Team and guest speakers as scheduled • All zodiac transfers and excursions per the daily program • Comprehensive pre-departure information • A printed photo book as a record of your voyage (one per booking) • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program • Aurora Expeditions polar expedition jacket • Loan of rubber boots during voyage.

Excludes: All airfares • Any additional pre or post voyage accommodation/land arrangements (if required) - please contact our team should you require assistance • Additional airport or airline security charges • Passport and visa expenses (we will be pleased to advise you on any necessary documentation, however this is passengers' own responsibility) • Government arrival and departure taxes • Excess baggage charges • Alcoholic and soft drinks not mentioned in inclusions, telecommunication charges, laundry costs and other charges of a personal nature • Travel insurance including emergency evacuation cover (mandatory) • The customary gratuity at the end of the voyage for Hospitality Team members, ship's crew and Expedition Team members (guidelines will be provided)

Hebridean Sky & Island Sky

Includes: One night pre-expedition hotel accommodation • Transfer from central location to ship for embarkation • Transport from ship to central location or airport upon disembarkation • Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners on board throughout your voyage • Coffee, tea, cocoa available around the clock • Welcome/Farewell cocktail • House wine/beer/soft drinks with dinner • Champagne and chocolates on arrival and complimentary mini bar - (All for Promenade suites and higher category cabins only) • Leadership throughout the voyage by our experienced Expedition Leader, including shore landings and other activities • All shore landings per the daily program • All Zodiac transfers and cruising per the daily program • Formal and informal presentations by our Expedition Team and guest speakers as scheduled • Digital Voyage Log • Internet access via public computers in the library • 100 minutes of free wi-fi for use on personal devices • Daily international news service • Expedition jacket (yours to keep) • A pair of waterproof expedition boots on loan for shore landings • All miscellaneous port charges throughout the program.

Excludes: Return airfares • Additional airport or airline security charges • Passport and visa expenses (we will be pleased to advise you on any necessary documentation, however this is passengers' own responsibility) • Government arrival and departure taxes • Any additional pre or post voyage accommodation/land arrangements (if required) • Excess baggage charges • Alcoholic and soft drinks (other than those mentioned in the inclusions), telecommunication charges, laundry costs and other charges of a personal nature • The customary gratuity at the end of the voyage for Hospitality Team members, ship’s crew and Expedition Team members (guidelines will be provided) • Travel insurance.

Sea Spirit

Includes: 1 night pre-voyage accommodation in Ushuaia • Group transfer from hotel to ship for embarkation • Group transfer to airport or central town location upon disembarkation in Ushuaia • Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners on board throughout your voyage • Coffee, tea, cocoa available around the clock • Welcome and farewell cocktails • Leadership throughout the voyage by an experienced Expedition Leader • All Zodiac transfers, cruising and shore landings as per the daily program • Formal and informal presentations by the Expedition Team and guest speakers as scheduled • Digital photographic journal documenting the voyage • A pair of waterproof expedition boots on loan for shore landings • A Poseidon Expeditions Parka to keep • Comprehensive pre-departure materials • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program • All luggage handling aboard the ship.

Excludes: All airfares • Passport and visa expenses (we will be pleased to advise you on any necessary documentation, however this is passengers' own responsibility) • Airport arrival or departure taxes • Any additional pre or post voyage accommodation/land arrangements (if required) - please contact our team should you require assistance • Excess baggage charges • Waterproof trousers - required for shore landings • The customary gratuity at the end of the voyage for Hospitality Team members, ship’s crew and Expedition Team members (guidelines will be provided) • All items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages and soft drinks, laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, and email or phone charges • Travel insurance • Emergency evacuation insurance (required to a minimum value of $200,000 per person)

MS Expedition

Includes: One night pre-voyage hotel accommodation in Ushuaia ● Hotel to ship transfer pre-voyage and ship to airport transfer post-voyage ● Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping ● All breakfasts, lunches and dinners on board throughout your voyage ● Leadership throughout the voyage by an experienced Expedition Leader, including shore landings and other activities ● All shore landings per the daily program ● All Zodiac transfers and cruising per the daily program ● Formal and informal presentations by the Expedition Team and guest speakers as scheduled ● Antarctica guidebook (provided on board) ● All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program ● Expedition Parka ● Loan of rubber boots during voyage.

Excludes: Return airfares from the UK to Ushuaia ● Additional airport or airline security charges ● Passport and visa expenses (we will be pleased to advise you on any necessary documentation, however this is passengers' own responsibility) ● Government arrival and departure taxes ● Excess baggage charges ● Alcoholic and soft drinks, telecommunication charges, laundry costs and other charges of a personal nature ● The customary gratuity at the end of the voyage for Hospitality Team members, ship’s crew and Expedition Team members (guidelines will be provided) ● Cancellation, baggage and travel insurance

 

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