Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent - 12 Days

Onboard  National Geographic Resolution – 138 passengers

Discover the Antarctic Peninsula, where endless white mountains roll to the horizon and massive glaciers churn icebergs into the sea. Travel with a diverse team of experts aboard a state-of-the-art expedition ship. Venture into channels and coves framed by towering peaks. Watch for whales off the bow; glide around enormous icebergs in Zodiacs; and hike, kayak, and even possibly cross-country ski in complete tranquility. Choose an active agenda or surrender to the pleasures of relaxing downtime and shipboard camaraderie. Plus, get top shots with the help of a National Geographic Photography Expert.

Hightlights

  • Explore the world’s last great wilderness in the company of a team of top naturalists celebrating 50-plus years of expedition heritage
  • Hike on magnificent mountains; see huge glaciers; and watch for gentoo, Adélie, and chinstrap penguins
  • Kayak in protected waters, paddling as penguins swim nearby
  • Early November departures offer the possibility to cross-country ski or snowshoe across the frozen sea ice, conditions permitting
  • With National Geographic Global Explorers, our exclusive family program, kids and teens will learn about this exhilarating part of the world—from its massive glaciers to humpback whales

Tour Dates

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Santiago, Chile
Upon arrival into Santiago, transfer to the Ritz-Carlton, Santiago, or similar before our guided overview of this vibrant city backed by the inspiring Andes. Discover sites like the Plaza de Armas and get a feel for the mix of old and new that makes this city so great. In the early evening, we gather for an informal reception and a drink at the hotel. Guest should arrive before 11:30am local time

Day 2: Fly to Ushuaia, Argentina and embark
Fly southward to Ushuaia. Sandwiched between ice-mantled peaks and the frigid waters of Beagle Channel, this is a fittingly wild place to be known as “El Fin del Mundo” or “The End of the World.” Before departing, visit Tierra del Fuego National Park, clad in dense beech forest just as much of Antarctica was millions of years ago. Savor lunch onboard a private catamaran as you cruise the Channel, keeping an eye out for plump South American sea lions and sleek seabirds like the imperial cormorant. By day’s end, you’ll be comfortably on board your ship and ready to meet the White Continent. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 3-4: At Sea Crossing the Drake Passage
At times ferocious, at others flat calm, this legendary 500-mile-wide strait divides South America from the Antarctic Peninsula. Feel the excitement build as we begin the crossing, often accompanied by seabirds like the wandering albatross and—if luck allows—a pod of killer whales or rare dolphins. Get to know the ship and prepare for the adventures ahead. Visit the Bridge (ideal for wildlife spotting), relax with a massage, attend a talk on the unique biology of penguins. Or simply settle into a comfy chair in the observation lounge, looking out over the waves as you contemplate the history of this passage named for English privateer Francis Drake, but first discovered by Spanish navigator Francisco de Hoces. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 5-9: Exploring Antarctica
With long hours of daylight at this time of year, we have ample opportunities to explore. Our schedule is flexible, allowing us to take advantage of the unexpected, whether we’re watching whales at play off the bow of our ship, hiking alongside penguin highways, or enjoying an evening Zodiac cruise amid porpoising penguins. While wildlife is magnificent, ice defines the Antarctic. You’ll get to know ice up close and personal – from icebergs the size of islands, bergy bits and near-vertical glaciers, to the fragile, nearly invisible layers that have just begun to freeze. One day, we might set out by kayak to encounter towering icebergs at water level; embark on a Zodiac excursion in search of seals and blue-eyed shags; or walk amid thousands of Adélie and gentoo penguins. The next, we might experience the thrill of the ship crunching through pack ice. Everywhere we go in Antarctica we’re surrounded by opportunities to capture uniquely beautiful images. Along the way your expert expedition team will enrich our experiences. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10-11: At Sea
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. Take some time to go through your photos, or send a message home to friends and family. Celebrate your voyage at a farewell dinner on board. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: Disembark in Ushuaia & Fly to Santiago
Today we disembark in Ushuaia. Fly by private charter flight to Santiago and connect with your overnight flight home. Meals Included: Breakfast. Guests should book a flight out of Santiago after 9:00pm local time. 

Route Map

Trips and Rates

Please note, rates are Per Person in USD
Category 1
$19,050
 
Category 2
$20,780
 
Category 3
$21,530
 
Category 4
$23,150
 
Category 5
$27,880
 
Category 6
$31,800
Limited
Category 7
$36,320
 
Category A Solo
$28,575
 
Category B Solo
$32,295
 
Charter Flights
$1,680
 
Category 1
$19,050
 
Category 2
$22,500
 
Category 3
$23,240
 
Category 4
$24,870
 
Category 5
$29,600
 
Category 6
$33,520
Limited
Category 7
$38,030
 
Category A Solo
$28,575
 
Category B Solo
$34,860
 
Charter Flights
$1,680
 
Category 1
$19,960
 
Category 2
$22,041
 
Category 3
$22,748
 
Category 4
$24,485
 
Category 5
$29,394
 
Category 6
$33,687
Limited
Category 7
$38,960
 
Category A Solo
$29,940
 
Category B Solo
$34,122
 
Charter Flights
$1,680
 
Category 1
$23,374
 
Category 2
$23,859
 
Category 3
$28,021
 
Category 4
$31,364
 
Category 5
$36,031
 
Category 6
$41,394
Limited
Category 7
$45,930
 
Category A Solo
$35,061
 
Category B Solo
$35,788
 
Charter Flights
$1,680
 
Category 1
$17,687
 
Category 2
$18,203
 
Category 3
$21,162
 
Category 4
$23,637
 
Category 5
$27,233
 
Category 6
$31,162
Limited
Category 7
$34,778
 
Category A Solo
$26,531
 
Category B Solo
$27,304
 
Charter Flights
$1,680
 
Category 1
$16,980
 
Category 2
$17,495
 
Category 3
$20,334
 
Category 4
$22,708
 
Category 5
$26,182
 
Category 6
$29,950
Limited
Category 7
$33,425
 
Category A Solo
$25,470
 
Category B Solo
$26,243
 
Charter Flights
$1,680
 
Category 1
$16,980
 
Category 2
$17,495
 
Category 3
$20,334
 
Category 4
$22,708
 
Category 5
$26,182
 
Category 6
$29,950
Limited
Category 7
$33,425
 
Category A Solo
$25,470
 
Category B Solo
$26,243
 
Charter Flights
$1,680
 
Category 1
$18,536
Full
Category 2
$19,087
Full
Category 3
$22,191
Full
Category 4
$24,784
 
Category 5
$28,554
 
Category 6
$32,667
Full
Category 7
$36,447
Limited
Category A Solo
$27,721
Full
Category B Solo
$30,990
Full
Charter Flights
$1,680
 
Category 1
$19,120
Full
Category 2
$19,690
Full
Category 3
$22,890
Full
Category 4
$25,565
Full
Category 5
$29,453
Full
Category 6
$33,696
Full
Category 7
$37,595
Limited
Category A Solo
$28,594
Full
Category B Solo
$31,967
Full
Charter Flights
$1,680
 
Category 1
$17,980
Full
Category 2
$18,516
Full
Category 3
$21,526
Full
Category 4
$24,041
Full
Category 5
$27,697
Full
Category 6
$31,687
Limited
Category 7
$35,354
Limited
Category A Solo
$26,889
Full
Category B Solo
$30,061
Full
Charter Flights
$1,680
 
Category 1
$19,640
Early Payment Discount 20%
$15,712
Limited
Category 2
$20,213
Early Payment Discount 20%
$16,170
 
Category 3
$23,504
Early Payment Discount 20%
$18,803
Limited
Category 4
$26,252
Early Payment Discount 20%
$21,002
 
Category 5
$30,241
Early Payment Discount 20%
$24,193
 
Category 6
$34,604
Early Payment Discount 20%
$27,683
Limited
Category 7
$38,613
Early Payment Discount 20%
$30,890
 
Category A Solo
$29,366
Early Payment Discount 20%
$23,493
Full
Category B Solo
$32,834
Early Payment Discount 20%
$26,267
Limited
Charter Flights
$1,680
 
Category 1
$18,865
Early Payment Discount 25%
$14,149
Limited
Category 2
$19,427
Early Payment Discount 25%
$14,570
 
Category 3
$22,579
Early Payment Discount 25%
$16,934
 
Category 4
$25,222
Early Payment Discount 20%
$20,178
 
Category 5
$29,078
Early Payment Discount 20%
$23,262
 
Category 6
$33,262
Early Payment Discount 20%
$26,610
Full
Category 7
$37,109
Early Payment Discount 20%
$29,687
 
Category A Solo
$28,212
Early Payment Discount 20%
$22,570
Full
Category B Solo
$31,548
Early Payment Discount 20%
$25,238
Limited
Charter Flights
$1,680
 
Category 1
$18,865
Early Payment Discount 20%
$15,092
Limited
Category 2
$19,427
Early Payment Discount 20%
$15,542
 
Category 3
$22,579
Early Payment Discount 20%
$18,063
Limited
Category 4
$25,222
Early Payment Discount 20%
$20,178
 
Category 5
$29,078
Early Payment Discount 20%
$23,262
 
Category 6
$33,262
Early Payment Discount 20%
$26,610
Full
Category 7
$37,109
Early Payment Discount 20%
$29,687
 
Category A Solo
$28,212
Early Payment Discount 20%
$22,570
Full
Category B Solo
$31,548
Early Payment Discount 20%
$25,238
Limited
Charter Flights
$1,680
 
Category 1
$19,254
Early Payment Discount 25%
$14,441
Limited
Category 2
$19,827
Early Payment Discount 25%
$14,870
Limited
Category 3
$23,045
Early Payment Discount 25%
$17,284
 
Category 4
$25,742
Early Payment Discount 20%
$20,594
 
Category 5
$29,678
Early Payment Discount 20%
$23,742
 
Category 6
$33,948
Early Payment Discount 20%
$27,158
Full
Category 7
$37,873
Early Payment Discount 20%
$30,298
 
Category A Solo
$28,793
Early Payment Discount 20%
$23,034
Full
Category B Solo
$32,198
Early Payment Discount 20%
$25,758
Limited
Charter Flights
$1,680
 

Charter flights are not included in the cabin pricing. See the neon green box in the pricing grid for the cost of the charter flights. 

Single Travelers

  • Can book a dedicated solo cabin in Category A Solo or Category B Solo at the prices listed above
  • Share cabins may be available in select cabin categories, please enquire for more details
  • If booking Cat 1 – 7 at solo occupancy, the rate is 2x the per person share price

Adventure Options

  • Paddling – included in the voyage cost. Guests may have the chance to paddle once, conditions permitting.

Charter flights between Santiago and Ushuaia are not included in the cabin pricing. See the neon green box in the pricing grid for the cost of the charter flights. 

Single Travelers

  • Can book a dedicated solo cabin in Category A Solo or Category B Solo at the prices listed above
  • Share cabins may be available in select cabin categories, please enquire for more details
  • If booking Cat 1 – 7 at solo occupancy, the rate is 2x the per person share price

Adventure Options

  • Paddling – included in the voyage cost. Guests may have the chance to paddle once, conditions permitting.

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

Cabin Descriptions

Category 7

These large balcony suites feature two balcony chairs, hammock, and table; two single beds that can convert to a queen; pull-out sofa; coffee table; writing desk and chair; espresso maker; hammock; and a large walk-in closet with full length mirror. Expanded bathroom has a double vanity, bathtub, towel warmer, and rain shower. Guests receive a welcome amenity, complimentary laundry, priority access to one igloo reservation, and one spa appointment per departure.

Bridge Deck: #708-711, 716, 718, 719, 721

Category 6

Junior suite with balcony that features two balcony chairs, hammock, and table; two single beds that convert to a queen; pull-out sofa; writing desk with chair; two bedside tables; coffee table; espresso maker; and a closet. Guests receive a welcome amenity, complimentary laundry, and priority access to one igloo reservation, and one spa appointment per departure.

Bridge Deck: #714

Category 5

Cabin with balcony that features two balcony chairs, hammock, and a table; two single beds that convert to a queen; pull-out sofa; coffee table; writing desk with chair; two bedside tables; and a closet.

Bridge Deck: #700-707, 712, 713, 715, 717

Category 4

Cabin with balcony that features two balcony chairs, hammock and a table; two single beds that can convert to a queen; pull-out sofa; coffee table; writing desk with chair; two bedside tables; and a closet.

Lounge Deck: #608, 610, 612, 613-623

Category 3

Cabin with balcony that features two balcony chairs, hammock, and a table; two single beds that convert to a queen; convertible sleeper sofa; writing desk with a chair; two bedside tables; coffee table; and a closet.

Main Deck: #512-524

Category 2

Cabin with two large windows, two single beds that can convert to a queen, window sofa, two seat sofa, coffee table, writing desk with an office chair, two bedside tables, coffee table, and a closet.

Fore Deck: #410, 412, 414, 416-419, 421-427

Category 1

Cabin with two large windows, two singles that can convert to a queen, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, window sofa, coffee table, and a closet.

Fore Deck: #406, 408, 411, 413, 415

Category A Solo

Cabin with balcony that features two balcony chairs, hammock, and a table; single bed; writing desk with an office chair; and a closet.

Main Deck: #504-510, 513

 

Category B Solo

Cabin with balcony that features two balcony chairs, hammock, and a table; single bed; writing desk with chair; hammock; and a closet.

Lounge Deck: #604-607, 609, 611

Deck Plan

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions: 

  • All accommodations aboard ship or in hotels per itinerary
  • All meals as indicated in the itinerary, both aboard and onshore
  • Beer, wine, cocktails, and spirits aboard the ship (except certain super premium brands which are available for purchase)
  • Hors d’oeuvres, 24-hour access to snacks, premium coffees and teas, non-alcoholic beverages, and filtered water
  • Excursions and airport transfers to and from recommended flights, as indicated in the itinerary
  • Crew gratuities
  • Exploration tools curated to destination, such as Zodiacs, kayaks, snowshoes and cross-country skis
  • Guidance and company of our leading expedition staff
  • Assistance by the National Geographic Photography Expert and Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic certified photo instructor
  • Access to the OM System Photo Gear Locker
  • Presentations by expedition staff and expert guest speakers.
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle
  • Services of a physician, physician’s assistant, nurse practitioner, or paramedic
  • Morning stretch classes and 24-hour access to exercise equipment
  • 24-hour access to lounges, observation decks, library, and other shared spaces
  • Park and site entrance fees, special access permits, and port taxes. Unused services or items included in our programs are non-refundable
 

Exclusions: 

  • Airfare (except flights when indicated as included)
  • Pre- and post-expedition extensions
  • Additional hotel nights (except when indicated as included)
  • Private transfers
  • Laundry, spa treatments, Wi-Fi, and phone services (except when indicated as included)
  • Travel protection plans
  • Passport, visa, and immigration fees