Classic Antarctica Classic Antarctica
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Whatever your mind’s eye picture of Antarctica, the reality will exceed it. The landscapes will be more outlandish, the wildlife richer, the environment more extreme.

Classic Antarctica will take you from eager anticipation, to a world far beyond anything you could have expected.

Sailing southwards from Tierra del Fuego you’ll encounter the wild environment that is the South Shetland Islands; territory belonging to supremely adapted creatures like elephant seals, weighing more than two Minis, giant petrels and thousands upon thousands of chinstrap and Adélie penguins.

Voyage still further south to the Antarctic Peninsula and you enter the realm of minke and vast humpback whales. Imagine standing on deck, watching these leviathans crashing out of the water in mountainous cascades of spray, as you cruise past gigantic icebergs serenely gliding north from the ice cap.

This is classic Antarctica at its bewildering, beautiful best.

Shore visits are included but depend on weather conditions. Extra excursions vary with different itineraries and weather, and could typically include:

  • Kayaking to icebergs and floes
  • Camping on the polar ice
  • Hiking
  • Snow-shoeing
  • Mountaineering

Lead in prices below are based on a Standard Twin Cabin with private bathroom and are cruise only. However, we would be happy to arrange any pre or post cruise accommodations as well as international flights upon request.

Prices are based on a US$ exchange rate of 1.45. Please note that exchange rates may be subject to fluctuation.  

*Please enquire for more information on 2017/2018 expeditions.

Ship Options

Ships Nights Dates

Price per person

Hebridean Sky

11 

19 - 30 November 2016 

£5,796

 

11 

15 - 26 January 2017

£7,480

 

11

12 - 13 February 2017

£7,480

href="https://www.theultimatetravelcompany.com/arctic-antarctica/arctic/ms-expedition/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">MS Expedition

10

2 - 12 January 2017

£6,949

 

10

30 January - 9 February 2017

£6,949

 

10

4 - 14 March 2017

£5,949

 

10

13 - 23 March

£5,749

href="https://www.theultimatetravelcompany.com/arctic-antarctica/arctic/sea-adventurer/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Sea Adventurer

10

18 - 28 November 2016

£6,650

 

10

27 November - 7 December 2016

£6,650

href="https://www.theultimatetravelcompany.com/arctic-and-antarctica/antarctica/ocean-diamond/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Ocean Diamond

11

9 - 20 December 2016

£6,850

 

10

2 - 12 February 2017

£7,550

 

10

11 - 21 February 2017

£7,550

 

10

20 February - 2 March 2017

£7,550

href="https://www.theultimatetravelcompany.com/arctic-and-antarctica/antarctica/ocean-endeavour/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Ocean Endeavour

10

6 - 16 November 2016

£6,650

 

10

3 - 13 December 2016

£6,650

 

10

12 - 22 December 2016

£6,650

 

10

21 - 31 December 2016

£7,650

 

11

23 February  - 6 March 2017

£7,650

 

10

5 - 15 March 2017

£6,850

href="https://www.theultimatetravelcompany.com/arctic-antarctica/arctic/akademik-ioffe/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Ioffe

10

8 - 18 December 2016

£7,480

 

10

15 - 25 February 2017

£7,995

 

10

25 February - 7 March 2017

£7,995

 

10

7 - 17 March 2017

£7,480

 

10

17 - 27 March 2017

£7,480

href="https://www.theultimatetravelcompany.com/arctic-antarctica/arctic/akademik-sergey-vavilov/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Vavilov

10

6 - 16 March

£7,480

 

10

16 - 26 March 2017

£7,480

href="https://www.theultimatetravelcompany.com/arctic-and-antarctica/antarctica/sea-spirit/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Sea Spirit

11

24 November - 5 December 2016

£5,250

 

12

4 - 16 December 2016

£5,460

 

12

15- 27 December 2016

£5,530

 

11

26 December - 6 January 2017

£5,530

 

12

24 January - 5 February 2017

£6,360

 

11

14 - 25 February 2017

£5,530

href="https://www.theultimatetravelcompany.com/arctic-antarctica/arctic/polar-pioneer/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Polar Pioneer

11

6 - 17 December 2016

£7,930

 

This is a sample itinerary to inspire your holiday – it can be tweaked in every way possible from the places you want to go to and number of days you spend in each, as well as hotels you stay in and activities you do. Get in touch with one of our experts by calling +44+4402073864646 and a consultant will start creating your perfect trip.

Days Location Detail
day 1

Embark in the bustling port of Ushuaia in Argentina.

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Embark in the bustling port of Ushuaia in Argentina.

days 2 - 3

Cross Drake’s Passage with briefings from your Expedition …

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Cross Drake’s Passage with briefings from your Expedition Team.

days 4 - 7

Explore the South Shetlands and the Antarctic Peninsula; spotting …

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Explore the South Shetlands and the Antarctic Peninsula; spotting whales and penguins. Onshore excursions twice daily, weather permitting.

days 8 - 9

Return through Drake’s Passage with time to relax …

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Return through Drake’s Passage with time to relax and relive your Antarctic experience.

day 10

Day 10: Disembark in Ushuaia to catch your homeward flights.

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Day 10: Disembark in Ushuaia to catch your homeward flights.

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    CC, USA, 2014