Antarctic Peninsula

Antarctic Peninsula

The Antarctic Peninsula consists of an 800 kilometres (500 miles) long mountain chain, the highest peaks rising to approximately 2,800 metres (9,186 feet), and numerous off-lying islands. This region offers the most dramatic scenery and biggest variety of wildlife in Antarctica. Visitors are overcome by the stunning scenery of glaciers, icebergs, Antarctic mountains, and the abundant and tame wildlife. This 10 day cruise itinerary follows a classic Antarctic route.

Outline Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Depart Ushuaia

    Set sail from Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, the southernmost city in the world.

  2. Day 2: At Sea

    The next two days will see you sail across the Sea of Hoces, otherwise known as Drake Passage.

  3. Day 4-6: Wiencke Island

    The next 3 days will see you sail to “High Antarctica”, passing the Melchior islands and the Schollaert Channel between Brabant and Anvers Island, before continuing into the Neumayer Channel, where the ship will anchor close to Wiencke Island. Here you stay for two days in a multi-activity base camp, with the protected waters around Wiencke Island serving as the venue for a range of water and land-based activities.

  4. Day 7-8: Neko Harbour

    Leaving Wiencke Island, you’ll stop at the British research station and the Antarctic post office at Port Lockroy, on Goudier Island. Close to Port Lockroy you may, depending on the weather conditions, also have the chance to land on Jougla Point, where you can watch Gentoo Penguins and Imperial Shags up close. Keep an eye out for Leopard and Crabeater Seals, too!

  5. Day 9-10: At sea

    The next two days are spent at sea, as you journey north into the Drake Passage, retracing your course back to Ushuaia.

  6. Day 11: Arrive in Ushuaia

    You will arrive in Ushuaia in the morning and disembark after breakfast. A bus transfer will be arranged from the pier to the airport on the day of disembarkation.

Price guide

See dates chart below for available departures. For more details, including prices for triple cabins and information on currently available special offers, please contact us.

11 days from £5395pp

Fixed Departures

NB. The Basecamp Expedition cruises are an extended version of the Antarctic Peninsula cruise which include an additional day on the peninsula and a broader range of activities, including snowshoe walks and camping on the ice.

    11 days from £5395pp

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