Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent - 11 Days

Aboard World Explorer – 172 passengers

If this is your first visit to the White Continent, the classic Antarctic Explorer voyage gives you the best of the stunning Antarctic Peninsula in 11 days. Conquer the famed Drake Passage in a stabilized, polar-class vessel; explore majestic natural environments by zodiac and on foot; get up close and personal with penguins, whales and other wildlife; and enjoy talks on history, biology and glaciology by onboard polar experts. You can personalize your adventure with options that suit your interests, and cross the 7th Continent off the list—your way.

Tour Dates

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Ushuaia, Argentina
You will begin your journey in Ushuaia, a small but bustling port town at the tip of South America. This Argentine town is an ideal gateway for you to explore the southern extent of Patagonia while preparing for your adventure ahead. Enjoy the mountains or sample handcrafted chocolate at a café in town.

Day 2: Embark
Embarkation will occur in the late afternoon, after which your vessel will sail down the historic Beagle Channel, which transects the Tierra del Fuego archipelago in the extreme south of South America. Expect an air of anticipation as you depart—the next time you see land, you’ll be on the world’s most southern continent!

Days 3 and 4: Crossing the Drake Passage
Your days at sea are filled with presentations led by your Expedition Team on photography, wildlife, glaciology, and history. In between presentations, spend time on deck looking for wildlife, or chatting with your shipmates over a drink at the bar.

Days 5 to 8: South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula
The most common reaction upon reaching the 7th Continent is a sense of reverence and awe. The experience is beyond words, since few places are as untouched and enduring as Antarctica. You will 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, which means that your expedition will be unlike any other—creating a unique, personal experience.

Each day, you will take Zodiac excursions from the ship to explore glaciated bays, channels and landing sites. Your Expedition Team will take care of you at each landing, whether you are hiking the Antarctic landscape, visiting a research station or consorting with chinstrap, Adélie and gentoo penguins, all of which can be found here. Keep an eye out for Weddell, fur, crabeater and leopard seals as well as curious whales, such as humpbacks, minkes, or perhaps orcas while on a Zodiac cruise. Each excursion will present a new array of creatures to fascinate you and keep your camera busy.

Amid the serene silence of Antarctica, noisy interludes become indelible memories, such as penguins squabbling over prized pebbles, or the boom and crack of a calving glacier. Every day will be different, having been carefully crafted by your Expedition Team to inspire and educate you about this wonderful part of the world.

Days 9 and 10: Crossing the Drake Passage
The journey back across the Drake Passage provides final opportunities to enjoy the crisp Antarctic air Spend time on the deck, watching for seabirds and scouting for whales, enjoy presentations by your Expedition Team and celebrate the experiences shared exploring Antarctica.

Day 11: Disembark in Ushuaia
You will arrive in Ushuaia in the morning, which allows for you to continue your adventure onward or catch your flights home.

EXPEDITION SPIRIT: Embracing the unexpected is part of the legacy—and excitement—of expedition travel. When traveling in extremely remote regions, your Expedition Team must consider the sea, ice and weather to guide the route and itinerary details. This itinerary is a tentative outline of what you may experience on this voyage; please be aware that no specific itinerary can be guaranteed. By the same token, wildlife encounters as described are expected, but not guaranteed. Your Expedition Team will use their considerable experience to seek out wildlife in known habitats, but the presence of any particular species of bird or marine wildlife is not guaranteed.

Route Map

Trips and Rates

Please note, rates are Per Person in USD
Triple
$13,195
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$9,237
 
Infinity Suite
$15,495
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$10,847
 
Veranda Suite
$15,495
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$10,847
 
Superior Suite
$20,195
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$14,137
 
Deluxe Suite
$21,695
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$15,187
Limited
Owner's Suite
$23,295
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$16,307
 
Triple
$13,195
Save 30%
$9,237
 
Infinity Suite
$15,495
Save 30%
$10,847
 
Veranda Suite
$15,495
Save 30%
$10,847
 
Superior Suite
$20,195
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$14,137
 
Deluxe Suite
$21,695
Save 30%
$15,187
Limited
Owner's Suite
$23,295
Save 30%
$16,307
 
Triple
$15,695
Save 20%
$12,556
 
Infinity Suite
$18,495
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$14,796
 
Veranda Suite
$18,495
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$14,796
 
Superior Suite
$23,995
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$19,196
 
Deluxe Suite
$25,895
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$20,716
Limited
Owner's Suite
$27,695
Save 20%
$22,156
 
Triple
$15,695
Save 15%
$13,341
 
Infinity Suite
$18,495
Save 15%
$15,721
Full
Veranda Suite
$18,495
Save 15%
$15,721
 
Superior Suite
$23,995
Save 15%
$20,396
 
Deluxe Suite
$25,895
Save 15%
$22,011
Limited
Owner's Suite
$27,695
Save 15%
$23,541
 
Triple
$15,695
Save 20%
$12,556
 
Infinity Suite
$18,495
Save 20%
$14,796
 
Veranda Suite
$18,495
Save 20%
$14,796
 
Superior Suite
$23,995
Save 20%
$19,196
 
Deluxe Suite
$25,895
Save 20%
$20,716
Limited
Owner's Suite
$27,695
Save 20%
$22,156
 
Triple
$16,195
Save 20%
$12,956
Limited
Infinity Suite
$18,995
Save 20%
$15,196
 
Veranda Suite
$18,995
Save 20%
$15,196
 
Superior Suite
$24,695
Save 20%
$19,756
 
Deluxe Suite
$26,595
Save 20%
$21,276
Limited
Owner's Suite
$28,495
Save 20%
$22,796
 
Triple
$15,295
Save 30%
$10,707
 
Infinity Suite
$17,995
Save 30%
$12,597
 
Veranda Suite
$17,995
Save 30%
$12,597
 
Superior Suite
$23,395
Save 30%
$16,377
 
Deluxe Suite
$25,195
Save 30%
$17,637
Limited
Owner's Suite
$26,995
Save 30%
$18,897
 
Triple
$14,395
Save 30%
$10,077
Limited
Infinity Suite
$16,895
Save 30%
$11,827
 
Veranda Suite
$16,895
Save 30%
$11,827
 
Superior Suite
$21,995
Save 30%
$15,397
 
Deluxe Suite
$23,595
Save 30%
$16,517
Limited
Owner's Suite
$25,295
Save 30%
$17,707
 
Triple
$11,395
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$7,977
Full
Infinity Suite
$14,495
Save 30%
$10,147
 
Veranda Suite
$14,495
Save 30%
$10,147
 
Superior Suite
$17,595
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$12,317
Limited
Deluxe Suite
$18,895
Save 30%
$13,227
Limited
Owner's Suite
$20,695
Save 30%
$14,487
 
Triple
$13,995
Save 30%
$9,797
Limited
Infinity Suite
$17,595
Save 30%
$12,317
 
Veranda Suite
$17,595
Save 30%
$12,317
 
Superior Suite
$21,695
Save 30%
$15,187
 
Deluxe Suite
$23,295
Save 30%
$16,307
Limited
Owner's Suite
$24,795
Save 30%
$17,357
 
Triple
$13,995
Save 25%
$10,496
Limited
Infinity Suite
$17,595
Save 25%
$13,196
 
Veranda Suite
$17,595
Save 25%
$13,196
 
Superior Suite
$21,695
Save 25%
$16,271
Limited
Deluxe Suite
$23,295
Save 25%
$17,471
Limited
Owner's Suite
$24,795
Save 25%
$18,596
 
Triple
$13,995
Save 20%
$11,196
Limited
Infinity Suite
$17,595
Save 20%
$14,076
 
Veranda Suite
$17,595
Save 20%
$14,076
 
Superior Suite
$21,695
Save 20%
$17,356
Full
Deluxe Suite
$23,295
Save 20%
$18,636
Limited
Owner's Suite
$24,795
Save 20%
$19,836
 
Triple
$11,695
Save 10%
$10,526
Full
Infinity Suite
$15,295
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$13,766
Full
Veranda Suite
$15,295
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$13,766
Full
Superior Suite
$18,295
Save 10%
$16,466
Full
Deluxe Suite
$19,595
Save 10%
$17,636
Limited
Owner's Suite
$20,895
Save 10%
$18,806
 
Triple
$14,995
Save 10%
$13,496
Full
Infinity Suite
$18,595
Save 10%
$16,736
Full
Veranda Suite
$18,595
Save 10%
$16,736
Full
Superior Suite
$22,695
Save 10%
$20,426
Full
Deluxe Suite
$24,795
Save 10%
$22,316
Limited
Owner's Suite
$26,395
Save 10%
$23,756
Limited
Triple
$11,195
Save 20%
$8,956
Limited
Infinity Suite
$13,995
Save 20%
$11,196
 
Veranda Suite
$13,995
Save 20%
$11,196
 
Superior Suite
$16,595
Save 20%
$13,276
Limited
Deluxe Suite
$17,795
Save 20%
$14,236
Limited
Owner's Suite
$18,995
Save 20%
$15,196
 
Triple
$13,995
Save 30%
$9,797
Limited
Infinity Suite
$16,995
Save 30%
$11,897
 
Veranda Suite
$16,995
Save 30%
$11,897
 
Superior Suite
$20,695
Save 30%
$14,487
Limited
Deluxe Suite
$22,195
Save 30%
$15,537
Limited
Owner's Suite
$23,795
Save 30%
$16,657
Limited
Triple
$12,895
Save 25%
$9,671
Full
Infinity Suite
$15,995
Save 25%
$11,996
 
Veranda Suite
$15,995
Save 25%
$11,996
 
Superior Suite
$19,695
Save 25%
$14,771
Limited
Deluxe Suite
$21,195
Save 25%
$15,896
Full
Owner's Suite
$22,695
Save 25%
$17,021
Limited

Single Travelers:

  • Can book into a share cabin in the following categories: Triple, Infinity Suite & Veranda Suite
  • Can book a twin cabin at solo occupancy at 1.7x the per person share price in Infinity & Veranda Suites and 2x the per person price for all higher categories

Adventure Options:

  • Kayaking (full program, multiple paddles): $995/person – requires experience
  • Paddling (one-time): $295/person
  • Stand-Up Paddleboarding: $295/person
  • Camping: $295/person

Availability & prices are subject to change at anytime. Please contact us for the real time availability & prices.

Cabin Descriptions

World Explorer - Owners Suite

Owner's Suite

Located on Decks 5 and 6, and approximately 355 sq. ft. (33 sq. m) in size, these cabins have one double or two single beds, and a 110 sq. ft. (10 sq. m) walkout balcony with access from sitting room and bedroom. A separate sitting area with sofa, refrigerator, TV, state of the art “infotainment” system, and private bathroom with shower,dual vanity, and bathtub is also featured in each cabin.

World Explorer - Deluxe Suite

Deluxe Suite

Located on Deck 5, and approximately 334 sq. ft. (31 sq. m) in size, these cabins have one double or two single beds, and a 110 sq. ft. (10 sq. m) walk-out balcony with access from sitting room and bedroom. A separate sitting area with sofa, double closets, refrigerator, TV, state of the art “infotainment” system, and private bathroom with shower is also featured in each cabin.

World Explorer - Superior Suite

Superior Suite

Located on Decks 5 and 6, and approximately 278 sq. ft. (26 sq. m) in size, these cabins have one double or two single beds, and a 110 sq. ft. (10 sq. m) walkout balcony with access from sitting room and bedroom. A separate sitting area with sofa, walk-in closet, refrigerator, TV, state of the art “infotainment” system, and private bathroom with shower is also featured in each cabin.

World Explorer - Veranda Suite

Veranda Suite

Located on Decks 5 and 6, and approximately 215 sq. ft. (20 sq. m) in size, these cabins have one double or two single beds, and a 55 sq. ft. (5 sq. m) walkout balcony. A sitting area with sofa, refrigerator, TV, state of the art “infotainment” system, and private bathroom with shower is also featured in each cabin.

World Explorer - Infinity Suite

Infinity Suite

Located on Decks 5 and 6, and approximately 270 sq. ft. (25 sq. m) in size, these cabins have one double or two single beds, and a floor-to-ceiling glass French balcony. A sitting area with sofa, refrigerator, TV, state of the art “infotainment” system, and private bathroom with shower is also featured in each cabin.

Triple Suite

Located on Deck 6, and approximately 242 sq. ft. (22.5 sq. m) in size, these cabins have one double or two single beds, and a 55 sq. ft. (5 sq. m) walk-out balcony. A separate combo sitting area/bedroom with a sofa bed and additional closet is around the corner. A refrigerator, TV, state of the art “infotainment” system, and private bathroom with shower is also featured in each cabin.

Deck Plan

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions: 

  • Leadership throughout your voyage by experienced Expedition Leaders, including shore landings and other activities
  • An official expedition parka to keep
  • All Zodiac transfers and cruising as per the daily program
  • All shore landings as per the daily program
  • Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping
  • All meals, snacks, soft drinks and juices on board throughout your voyage. Please inform us of any dietary requirements as far in advance as possible. Unfortunately, the ships’ galleys cannot prepare kosher meals
  • Free beer, standard wines, spirits, and cocktails during bar service hours and dinner
  • Formal and informal presentations by our Expedition Team and guest speakers as scheduled
  • A photographic journal documenting your expedition
  • A pair of waterproof expedition boots on loan for landings and Zodiac cruising excursions
  • Hair dryer and bathrobes in every cabin
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program
  • All luggage handling aboard the ship
  • Emergency Evacuation insurance for all passengers to a maximum benefit of USD $500,000 per person
  • Group arrival transfer in Ushuaia from airport to pre-expedition hotel on Day 1
  • One night’s pre-expedition hotel accommodation in Ushuaia with breakfast. (Note: The number of guests per room is the same as cabin occupancy on the ship. Due to limited availability, travelers who reserve a suite on board are accommodated in standard rooms at the hotel. Triple rooms may not be available.)
  • Group transfer from hotel to ship on embarkation day
  • Group departure transfer upon disembarkation in Ushuaia from ship to local airport or to luggage storage facility
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi service on one device permitting basic Internet browsing, email, posting on social media and voice applications. (Premium packages are available for more data intensive applications.)
 
 

Exclusions: 

  • International airfare
  • Passport and applicable visa expenses
  • Government arrival and departure taxes not mentioned
  • Meals unless otherwise specified
  • Baggage, cancellation, interruption and medical travel insurance—strongly recommended
  • Excess-baggage fees on international flights and domestic flights
  • Mandatory waterproof pants for Zodiac landing and cruising excursions, or any other gear not mentioned
  • Laundry, bar, spa services and other personal charges, unless specified
  • Phone and Internet charges (connectivity may vary by location)
  • Voluntary gratuity at the end of the voyage for expedition staff and shipboard crew
  • Additional overnight accommodation
  • Arrival and departure transfers, except where explicitly stated
  • Adventure Options not listed in Included Activities