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13 Nights - £5,495pp

Flight Inclusive Price from UK

Tour Info
  • International flights from the UK
  • Domestic flights
  • 3 nights Accommodation
  • 10 nights Antarctic Cruise
  • English speaking guide
  • Airport transfers

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Small Ship Antarctic Cruise

Flexible Cruise & Tour Holidays

Antarctic Cruise Holiday

MV Ushuaia

MV Ushuaia

Adventure of a lifetime

Adventure of a lifetime

Penguins

Penguins

Amazing Antarctica

Amazing Antarctica

Tabular Icebergs

Tabular Icebergs

Premier Twin Cabin

Premier Twin Cabin

Lounge Area

Lounge Area

 

Enjoy an expedition small ship cruise to Antarctica and discover one of the world's most remote and little-visited destinations.

Combining a brief stop in Buenos Aires and Ushuaia, this small ship Antarctic Cruise offers amazing wildlife, pristine wilderness and beauty on an immense scale.

Originally built for the United States National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, the ice-strengthened polar vessel MV Ushuaia has just 41 cabins, offering an intimate small ship Antarctic Cruise.

The Ushuaia's on board experts enhance the journey with background into the history, geography and wildlife of The Antarctic Peninsula, and a range of inflatable landing craft ensure superb landings and wildlife viewing opportunities on the otherwise inaccessible coastline.

A small ship Antarctic Cruise on the MV Ushuaia is most definitely a once in a lifetime journey and can easily be combined with a few days exploring Patagonia - just ask us how.

At a glance

  • International Flights from the UK
  • Domestic Flights
  • All taxes
  • 2 nights Buenos Aires
  • 1 night Ushuaia
  • 10 nights Antarctic Cruise - Full Board
  • Airport transfers

Day 1: UK to Buenos Aires

Fly from the UK to Buenos Aires, where you will be met and transferred to your chosen hotel.

(If you wish to extend your stay in Buenos Aires, just let us know - everything is flexible).

Overnight Buenos Aires. Breakfast included.

Day 2: Buenos Aires – Ushuaia

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Ushuaia.

Enjoy the afternoon at leisure in Ushuaia.

Overnight Ushuaia. Breakfast included.

Day 3: Ushuaia - Antarctica Cruise

Board the M/V Ushuaia in the afternoon and meet your expedition and lecture staff.

After you have settled into your cabins, the ship sets out along the famous Beagle Channel and the scenic Mackinlay Pass.

Overnight on board the M/V Ushuaia. Breakfast and dinner included.

Days 4 - 5: Crossing the Drake Passage

The Drake Passage marks the Antarctic Convergence, a biological barrier where cold polar water sinks beneath the warmer northern waters.

The expedition team will be out with you on deck to help in the identification of an amazing variety of seabirds.

The Ushuaia’s open bridge policy allows you to join the officers on the bridge and learn about navigation, watch for whales, and enjoy the view.

The first sightings of icebergs and snow-capped mountains indicate that the South Shetland Islands are in view. 

With favourable conditions in the Drake Passage the M/V Ushuaia's on board lecturers and naturalists will accompany you ashore.

Overnight on board the M/V Ushuaia. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. 

Day 6 to 10: Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands

The South Shetland Islands are a haven for wildlife.

Vast penguin rookeries, beaches ruled by Antarctic fur seals and Southern elephant seals make every day spent in this amazing island group unforgettable.

Sailing through the narrow passage into the flooded caldera of Deception Island is truly amazing.

You will have plenty of time to explore the amazing scenery, a pristine wilderness of snow, ice, mountains and waterways and a haven for an incredibly wide variety of wildlife.

Overnight on board the M/V Ushuaia. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Days 11 – 12: At Sea crossing the Drake Passage, northbound

Depart Antarctica and head north across the Drake Passage.

Take the chance to relax and reflect on the fascinating adventures of the past days on the way back to Ushuaia.

Overnight on board the M/V Ushuaia. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 13: Arrival in Ushuaia

Arrive at the port of Ushuaia in the early morning and disembark the M/V Ushuaia after breakfast.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires.

Overnight Buenos Aires. Breakfast included.

Day 14: Buenos Aires – UK

After breakfast, enjoy the morning or day at leisure before transferring to the airport for your overnight flight back to the UK.

Day 15: Arrive UK

Arrive back in the UK.

MV Ushuaia Antarctic Cruise

Originally built for the United States agency NOAA (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration), the M/V Ushuaia has been refurbished to accommodate a maximum of 84 passengers in 41 comfortable twin cabins and suites.

The ice-strengthened polar vessel is very well appointed and provides ample deck space and an open bridge policy, meaning you can visit the bridge and learn about navigation or just simply enjoy the views from the bridge.

A full complement of inflatable landing craft ensures superb landings and wildlife viewing opportunities on the otherwise inaccessible coastline of Antarctica.

All cabins on the Ushuaia include ample storage space.

Public areas feature a large dining room, an observation lounge and bar, a conference room with modern multimedia equipment, a well-stocked library, a changing room and a small infirmary.

Chefs prepare excellent cuisine including many local specialties and the bar is well-stocked with carefully selected wines and spirits.

The expert captain, officers and crew are highly experienced in Antarctic navigation and have a great love of nature.

A specialist team of international expedition leaders and lecturers are all extremely knowledgeable, enthusiastic, helpful and dedicated to the protection of the environment.

Includes:

  • International flights from the UK
  • Domestic flights
  • Airport transfers
  • 2 nights Buenos Aires - Breakfast included
  • 1 night Ushuaia - Breakfast included
  • 10 nights Antarctic cruise - Full Board

Accommodation in Buenos Aires:

Mine Boutique Hotel or similar

Accommodation in Ushuaia:

Los Cauquenes Resort & Spa

Accommodation in The Antarctic:

10 nights cruise on board the M/V Ushuaia  

Please note:

This Antarctic Cruise itinerary is a guide only.

The exact route and program will vary to take best advantage of local weather and ice conditions and opportunities to view wildlife.

Changes to the Antarctic Cruise itinerary may be made by the Captain and/or Expedition Leader to facilitate the best results from the prevailing conditions.

A daily program sheet will be issued on board. Flexibility is the key to success. 

13 nights Antarctic Cruise Holiday:

  • Price from £5,495 pp

This is a guide price only, based on travel in low season.

Prices will vary according to choice of hotel and seasonal airfare and hotel surcharges. Please ask us for any current special offers.

Contact Us:

All of our Argentina Tours & Antarctic Cruise Holidays are completely tailor made and we can put together any kind of Argentina & Antarctic Cruise Holiday to suit your interests and budget.

Call us now to speak to an Argentina & Antarctic Cruise expert about your tailor made Argentina & Antarctic Cruise holiday.

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