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  • Sailing though the Beagle Channel, exploring Cape Horn and crossing the mythical waters of the Drake Passage, you participate in a unique experience that will take you to one of the most remote places on earth, the coldest, highest, windiest, driest, and most inhospitable continent – Antarctica.




  • Day 1

    Ushuaia, Argentina:

    With a population of more than 63,000

    people,  Ushuaia is the southernmost city in the world. The city has grown over the past few years, yet it has retained an easy going and accessible feel. With the sea to the south and mountains to the north, Ushuaia is a spectacular departure point for your

    Antarctic cruise. If you arrive early, you can spend some time in the nearby

    Tierra del Fuego National Park, enjoy some Argentinean wines and barbeques

    in the city, or visit the many boutique shops and cafes before for your expedition to Antarctica.

    Day 2

    Embarkation Day

    Embarkation will occur in the late afternoon, after which your vessel will sail down the historic Beagle Channel. This historic channel transects the Tierra del Fuego archipelago in

    the extreme south of South America. Expect an air of excitement as we

    depart - the next time you see land we’ll be in the world’s most southern continent!

    Day 3

    Day 3 & 4 Crossing the Drake Passage

    Prepare yourself for potentially rough water, but hope for a smooth sailing as the Drake is unpredictableand always changing. You’ll spend these first days getting to know your shipmates, while we’ll provide safety briefings and insights into what excitement lies ahead.

    Day 4

    Days 5 to 8 South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula

    When the Antarctic Convergence is left in our wake, you will truly begin your Antarctic adventure. It is perhaps the first sight of land itself that is embraced as the true beginning of any Antarctic expedition. You can begin to appreciate. why this region has long captivated the attention of explorers and travelers

    alike. Every time we visit Antarctica we witness something new or unexpected,

    meaning your expedition will be unlike any other - creating a unique, personal experience.


    We will take Zodiac excursions from the ship to explore bays, channels and

    landing sites each day. With wildlife always at the forefront of our minds

    you will visit penguin rookeries, scout for humpback and Minke whales and

    search for a number of the southern seal species, including the cunning leopard seal.


    The majesty of the Peninsula’s mountains will enchant you as you scramble up snowy pathways to vantage points offering you 360° views of your surroundings. One of these in particular, in Orne Harbour, gives the opportunity to visit a chinstrap penguin

    colony high up on a ridge. Here you’ll have the choice between going for a

    mountain hike or spending time sitting quietly on a pebbled beach to enjoy the

    antics of curious penguins. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, participating

    in the Polar Plunge swim is about as crazy as it gets!

    Amidst the peaceful silence of Antarctica, noisy interruptions become indelible memories such

    as penguins squabbling over prized pebbles or the boom and crack of a

    calving glacier in Neko Harbour. You can make a bit of noise yourself too by listening to the echo of voices bouces of the giant glacier.


    Every day will be different, having been carefully crafted by your Expedition

    Team so as to entertain and educate you on this wonderful part of the world.


    Day 5

    Day 11 : Disembarkation in Ushuaia

    We’ll arrive in Ushuaia in the morning for you to continue your adventure on

    land or catch your flights home.

  • This expedition offers the perfect chance to discover the best of the Antarctic Peninsula, the last continent’s most northern region. You’ll be delighted by penguins, seals and whales as they accompany you on your journey along the Antarctic coastline. Landing on the continent itself is a memorable highlight, where you’ll explore the iconic sights that make this one of the world’s most pristine, exotic and unforgettable natural environments. Expedition in Brief: • Perfect for first time visitors to Antarctica; • Witness and explore the highlights of the Antarctic Peninsula; • Be aboard one of Quark’s specially designed ice strengthened vessels; • Learn about the environment and wildlife from onboard lecturers and specialists; and • Witness the abundant wildlife - penguins, seals, whales and more!

  • • One night pre-expedition hotel accommodation
    • with breakfast.
    • Shipboard accommodation with daily
    • housekeeping.
    • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners on board
    • throughout your voyage.
    • All shore landings per the daily program.
    • Leadership throughout the voyage by our
    • experienced Expedition Leader.
    • All Zodiac transfers and cruising per the
    • daily program.
    • Formal and informal presentations by
    • our Expedition Team and guest speakers
    • as scheduled.
    • Photographic Journal on DVD, documenting
    • the voyage.
    • A pair of waterproof expedition boots on loan
    • for shore landings.
    • An official Quark Expeditions parka to keep.
    • Coffee, tea and cocoa available around
    • the clock.
    • Hair dryer and bathrobes in every cabin.
    • Comprehensive pre-departure materials,
    • including a map and an informative
    • Antarctic Reader.
    • A group transfer upon disembarkation in
    • Ushuaia from the ship to the local airport.
    • 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
    • US$100,000 per person.

Hotel Rating
10 nights/11 days