Antartica Classic in Depth
Like our “Antarctica Classic” tour, this 13-day expedition introduces you to the magic of the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula, but adds on two additional days to better explore its majesty. Part of the reward of arriving in Antarctica is the challenge of negotiating the Drake Passage – and the MS Expedition will bring you there safely. Encounter leopard seals lazing on ice floes and immense rookeries of penguins surrounded by towering glaciers. The Expedition’s expert guides and lecturers offer knowledge and insight that really bring the nature and history of the region to life, creating the adventure of a lifetime.
Day 1: Ushuaia – Arrive in Ushuaia at any time. Arrival transfer included. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the world’s most southerly city.
Day 2: Ushuaia/Drake Passage – Enjoy a free morning in Ushuaia. Do any last minute shopping, explore the town or the surrounding countryside. Embarkation on the G Expedition begins in the afternoon at the port in Ushuaia. Enjoy the evening sailing through the Beagle Channel. Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner
Days 3–4: Drake Passage/South Shetland Islands – The adventure begins with a 800km (497 mi) crossing of the passage named in honour of 16th-century English sea captain and privateer Sir Francis Drake. The ship is at home in this part of the Southern Ocean. Take in daily lectures from the expedition team and keep an eye out for sightings of icebergs, whales, and albatross following in the Expedition’s wake. Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Days 5–10: South Shetland Islands/Antarctic Peninsula – With a total of six days to explore the world’s most southerly ecosystem, there’s more time to encounter the unique wildlife and awe-inspiring scenery of the Antarctic. Our goal is to get ashore twice per day to encounter penguin rookeries, get a good look at the variety of seal species, and keep an eye out for the whales that feed in the peninsula’s cold, fertile waters. Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Days 11–12: Drake Passage/Ushuaia – Begin the journey north to the home port of Ushuaia. Review the highlights of the Antarctic experience with the lecturers and staff. Keep your eyes open on the observation deck for some last-minute whale sightings. Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Day 13: Ushuaia – Disembark the Expedition after breakfast. Meals included: Breakfast
Available extras (Add these to your tour when you book)
Antarctica Kayaking – $999.00
Weather permitting, you will head out in kayaks during the days where zodiac landings are also available. Kayaking as part of a group lead by experienced and skilled leaders, is an opportunity to experience these remote regions from another vantage point. No other activity gets you as close to the natural environment!
Antarctica Camping – $349.00
Follow in the footsteps of bold explorers and experience this land’s awe-inspiring splendours first hand. Our Antarctica camping experience includes time to enjoy the beauty of Antarctica near your campsite with ample photography options. Experience the sounds of heaving ice, the fresh scent of the sea, the stars at night—nothing gets you closer to the humbling forces of nature than spending a night ashore!
Antarctic Pre/Post Cruise Add-On – $899.00
When you travel with MS Adventures, we make sure that getting from A to B is always smooth sailing. That’s why we offer a Buenos Aires hotel and flight package, which takes care of your accommodation in BA, flights to and from Ushuaia, and all your transfers to and from the airport. The only thing that you have to do? Remember to pack your thermal underwear! For more information about our BA flight and hotel packages, call us or check the Extras section when you book online.