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Antarctic Peninsula

Antarctica Cruise Information

  • National Geographic Explorer
  • Luxury Expedition Ship
  • 148 Capacity
  • 14 Days
  • 2020, 2021, 2022 View Departure>
    • 2020
    • Nov 8 Sun
    • Nov 18 Wed
    • Nov 28 Sat
    • Dec 8 Tue
    • Dec 18 Fri
    • Dec 28 Mon
    • 2021
    • Jan 7 Thu
    • Jan 17 Sun
    • Jan 27 Wed
    • Feb 6 Sat
    • Nov 8 Mon
    • Dec 8 Wed
    • Dec 18 Sat
    • Dec 28 Tue
    • 2022
    • Jan 7 Fri
    • Feb 6 Sun
    • Feb 16 Wed
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Summary : Explore Antarctica aboard an authentic expedition ship for an incomparable experience and in-depth encounter with all its wonders. Join a first-class polar expedition team aboard a Nat Geo ship to see the legendary landscapes and habitats; encounter iconic penguins, leopard seals, and marine mammals; kayak among icebergs, Zodiac cruise past resting leopard seals, and hike on the continent with the best ice team on Earth; experience the seldom-seen Antarctic undersea, too––through the efforts of the ship's undersea specialist.

All departures are Photo Expeditions, see end of page for details.

Activities : Birding, Child-Friendly, Hiking, Kayaking, Photography, Dedicated Solo Cabins, Triple/Quad Cabins

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Itinerary
Day 1
U.S. / Fly to Buenos Aires, Argentina

Depart this evening on an overnight flight to Buenos Aires.

Day 2
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Arrive in Buenos Aires and settle into your hotel before seeing the city’s Beaux-Arts palaces and the famous balcony associated with Eva Perón.

Day 3
Buenos Aires / Ushuaia, Argentina / Embark

Fly by private charter to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. Transfer from the airport to the ship to embark.

Day 4
Drake Passage

While crossing the legendary Drake Passage, spot albatross and other seabirds that glide alongside the ship.

Day 5 – 10
Antarctica

With long hours of daylight at this time of year, you have ample opportunity to explore the Antarctic Peninsula and the surrounding islands. In keeping with the nature of an expedition, the schedule is flexible so that everyone can take advantage of the unexpected such as watching whales at play off the bow, taking an after-dinner Zodiac cruise, or heading out on an unplanned excursion.

Each day the goal is to offer opportunities to hike, kayak among the ice floes, and experience close encounters with wildlife. You may have the thrill of watching the powerful ship crunch through the pack ice (more likely in the early season), or step ashore to a plethora of Adélie and gentoo penguins. You’ll learn how climate change affects the penguin populations, and how best to capture images of penguins from a National Geographic photographer.

Back aboard, the undersea specialist may present video from that day’s dive or show rare images taken up to 1,000 feet below the surface using the ship's ROV. Expert staff will craft an expedition where you will learn, see, and experience more than you dreamed possible!

Day 11 – 12
Drake Passage

Enjoy the ship’s amenities as the coast of Antarctica disappears from view. Round the southernmost tip of South America, and see the meeting of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Celebrate your voyage at a farewell dinner on board.

Day 13
Ushuaia / Disembark / Buenos Aires, Argentina

Disembark in Ushuaia and transfer to the airport for your charter flight to Buenos Aires.

Day 14
Home

Arrive home after an overnight flight from Buenos Aires.

Notes

Read this itinerary as a guide only; the exact route and program varies according to ice and weather conditions—and the wildlife you encounter. Flexibility is the key to the success of this expedition. ExpeditionTrips is not responsible for itinerary changes.

Travel Insurance:
ExpeditionTrips strongly recommends at least $200,000 Emergency Medical/Evacuation coverage which includes coverage for cancellation, trip disruption, baggage and personal property. Other conditions may apply based on pre-existing conditions. ExpeditionTrips can assist U.S. residents with travel protection options.

Lindblad-National Geographic Certified Photo Instructor:
On all departures, a certified photo instructor will be at your side and at your service to inspire and assist you. Take advantage of talks, presentations, slideshows and “laptop gallery” sharing events. All skill and interest levels are welcome; the instructors can meet you wherever you are on your journey. All you need to participate is a camera— point-and-shoot, smartphone, DSLR, whatever—and a sense of adventure. And you’re sure to return home with amazing photos.

Included:
One pre-cruise hotel night in Buenos Aires; transfer between airport/ship if booked on recommended flights; shipboard accommodations; kayaking; cross-country skiing and snowshoeing (November departures only); certified photo instructor; video chronicle of your trip; parka; all meals onboard ship; most beverages onboard ship; crew gratuities. Subject to change without notice.

Not Included:
Airfare; extensions; passport and visa expenses; baggage/accident/cancellation insurance; immigration fees; items of a personal nature such as email and laundry; optional extensions; fuel surcharge may apply.

Photos ©: Sisse Brimberg & Cotton Coulson (Lemaire Channel); Ralph Lee Hopkins (Zodiac/Penguins, Kayak/Whale); Sven-Olof Lindblad (Kayak/Seal); Michael S. Nolan (Penguin and Chicks, Penguin Jumping, Penguin Standing, Ship Deck, Zodiac/Whale, Zodiac/Ice, Kayak/Penguins)

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