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Antarctica: The Antarctic Polar Circle Cruise

Discover a Polar Circle Cruise and follow the famous explorers

17 Days From £6897

Discover a Polar Circle Cruise and follow the famous explorers

What Makes Me Mighty Fine

  • Wonderful, 17 day voyage to Antarctica, travelling in the footsteps of previous explorers and viewing stunning wildlife along the way
  • Spend eight unforgettable days in Antarctica, discovering vast white landscapes and fascinating wildlife as you pass through this stunning, snow-covered land
  • Cross Drake Passage where you may encounter the amazing Albatross and other stunning seabirds
  • Enjoy on board lectures from an experienced expedition team, teaching you about the history, environment and extensive wildlife of Antarctica
  • Take an optional excursion to Tierra del Fuego National Park near Ushuaia

Enjoy a holiday like no other when you embark on the Polar Circle Cruise to the unblemished terrains of the Antarctic. Watch as the frosted white landscapes unfurl into a realm of untouched beauty, resplendent with an array of wildlife. Have your camera poised as penguins, seals and whales emerge to greet the sun as it splashes its warmth onto the icy kingdom below. This region’s stark nature makes it uninhabitable for humans, yet its resounding beauty welcomes visitors keen to capture images of the Antarctic wildlife in its natural habitat. On this fabulous voyage, you will tread in the footsteps of adventurers and explorers.

Step on board the ship for the Polar Circle Cruise and relax as we sail on the tranquil waters of the Antarctic. Enjoy home-from-home comfort in your cabin and tempting meals in the ship’s restaurant. The Antarcitc cruise ship fleet is specifically designed to optimise your viewing pleasure so that you see the beauty of nature first hand. Each ship boasts an on-deck Jacuzzi, providing a truly unique way to view the icebergs and frosted vistas during the Polar Circle Cruise.

Looking for a shorter break? Our Antarctic Peninsula Expedition is the perfect option! If you want to see more of the region, including South Georgia and the Falklands, our Antarctic Expedition Cruise could be your dream break.

If you're still not sure if this is the right polar adventure for you, just check out our Antarctica Holiday Ideas and we'll help you find your ideal voyage.

  • Day 1 - Arrive in Buenos Aires

    Discover a Polar Circle Cruise and follow the famous explorers - Arrive in Buenos Aires

    Fly to Buenos Aires in preparation for the start of your Polar Circle Cruise.

  • Day 2 - Buenos Aires/Ushuaia

    Buenos Aires/Ushuaia

    Begin this fascinating journey in the world’s southernmost city. If there is time, you can experience an optional excursion to Tierra del Fuego National Park before arriving at the harbour to board the ship. Once settled, you will be welcomed by the Captain who will explain the next day’s itinerary of your Polar Circle Cruise.

    Meals included:Breakfast, Dinner
  • Days 3 to 4 - Drake Passage

    Drake Passage

    Spend the next two days crossing the Antarctic Convergence, which is where the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans join the Great Southern Ocean. Over the next couple of days you can take advantage of the onboard lectures which give an intriguing insight into the history, landscapes and wildlife of Antarctica. Photographers and wildlife enthusiasts will want to have their cameras at the ready for any sightings of seabirds such as the albatross during this part of the Polar Circle Cruise.

    Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Days 5 to 13 - Antarctica

    Antarctica

    You have arrived! Be enveloped in the vast white landscapes of Antarctica. Should the weather permit, there will be guided trips on these icy terrains and you will be able to embark on hikes in the epic wilderness. Passengers taking part in the Polar Circle Cruise hikes require a high level of fitness as the terrains can be unpredictable and the walks are lengthy.

    Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Days 14 to 15 - Drake Passage

    Drake Passage

    Return to the beauty of Drake Passage as the ship journeys north again on the Polar Circle Cruise. Indulge in the onboard facilities or stand out on deck and see the spectacular scenery unfurl before you.

    Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 16 - Ushuaia

    Ushuaia

    After many unforgettable moments during the Polar Circle Cruise, you have reached the final full day of the adventure. Explore the sights you may not have had chance to when you first arrived or enjoy an optional excursion to Ushaia city centre (for an additional charge). Fly back to Buenos Aires where you'll spend the final night of your Antarctic voyage.

    Meals included:Breakfast
  • Day 17 - Fly to the UK

    Fly to the UK

    Today you fly back to the UK.

    Meals included:Breakfast

Included...

  • Return international flights from London (details of regional departures on request)
  • Domestic flights between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia
  • Escorted airport transfers
  • Two nights' (pre and post voyage) accommodation in a local standard hotel in Buenos Aires
  • 15 days' voyage with accommodation in an I grade cabin (upgrade details on request)
  • The following activities and excursions, as per the itinerary:
    • Landings with Polarcirkel boats
    • Orientation tour
    • On-board lecture program
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Services of a professional expedition team

Not Included...

  • Optional excursions (these can be arranged for you at a supplement)
  • Travel Insurance (this can, however, be arranged for you. Simply speak to our travel team for a competitive quote for comprehensive cover)
DatesPrices From
FromToAdult
25/01/201810/02/2018£6,897
08/02/201824/02/2018£6,897
Notes
  • Prices are per person, based on two adults sharing an I-grade (inside) cabin
  • Flight prices quoted are based on London Heathrow departures
  • Other airports may be available and a supplement may apply
  • Subject to availability, overnight flights from the UK to Buenos Aires may be required
  • Overnight flights to Buenos Aires from the UK require departure a day earlier
  • Overnight flights from Buenos Aires to the UK will return a day later
  • Embarkation and disembarkation is in Ushuaia
  • Outside cabin upgrades are based on upgrading to an N-grade (outside) cabin aboard MS Fram
Prices for single travellers:
DatesPrices From
FromToAdult
25/01/201810/02/2018£10,297
08/02/201824/02/2018£10,297
Notes
  • Prices are per person based on an I-grade (inside) cabin
  • Flight prices quoted are based on London Heathrow departures
  • Other airports may be available and a supplement may apply
  • Subject to availability, overnight flights from the UK to Buenos Aires may be required
  • Overnight flights to Buenos Aires from the UK require departure a day earlier
  • Overnight flights from Buenos Aires to the UK will return a day later
  • Embarkation and disembarkation is in Ushuaia
  • Outside cabin upgrades are based on upgrading to an N-grade (outside) cabin aboard MS Fram
Optional Upgrades
Dates
FromToItemPrice
25/01/201824/02/2018Polar Outside (Early Booking before 30/11/2017)£723
25/01/201824/02/2018Polar Outside£965
25/01/201824/02/2018Arctic Superior (Early Booking before 30/11/2017)£2,793
25/01/201824/02/2018Arctic Superior£3,729
25/01/201824/02/2018Expedition Suite (Early Booking before 30/11/2017)£7,537
25/01/201824/02/2018Expedition Suite£12,711

Please note:

  • due to flight departure times, you may need to take an overnight flight to and/or from Buenos Aires
  • a completed pre-departure medical questionnaire is a mandatory requirement
  • itineraries may be subject to change based on local logistical and meterological considerations

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