Vivid emerald, violet tints, intense blue and crimson light—the Antarctic Peninsula is anything but a world of white desolation. This true adventure allows you to experience a place of immense scale and visual splendour. Cruise past huge icebergs in the flat calm of a polar morning, encounter huge whales, enormous rookeries of penguins and stunning landscapes few have ever witnessed.

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Experience the magic of the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula.

Set foot on Antarctica, whilst out exploring with your expert expedition leader.

View stunning wildlife as you encounter huge whales and enormous rookeries of penguins.

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Day by day Itinerary

Antarctica Classic - M/S Expedition

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Day 1

Arrive Ushuaia

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the world's most southerly city. Arrive in Ushuaia at any time, arrival transfer included.

Day 2


Embarkation on the MS Expedition begins in the afternoon at the port in Ushuaia. Enjoy the evening sailing through the Beagle Channel. (B)(D)

Day 3

Drake Passage

Your adventure begins with a 800km (497mi) crossing of the passage named in honour of the 16th-century English sea captain and privateer Sir Francis Drake. (B)(L)(D)

Day 4

Drake Passage

Take in daily lectures from your expedition team and keep an eye out for the first sightings of icebergs, whales and albatross following in the Expedition's wake. (B)(L)(D)

Day 5

Antarctic Peninsula & South Shetland Islands

Experience some of the most unique wildlife viewing and inspiring scenery in the world as you set foot on the Antarctic continent. Attempt two shore landings per day (weather permitting) and encounter Gentoo, Chinstrap and Adélie penguin rookeries, Weddell, crabeater and leopard seals, and orca, humpback and minke whales in the cold Antarctic waters. The peninsula also has a remarkable human history. During the voyage, you'll learn about some of the most important and dramatic expeditions to this remote corner of the world. (B)(L)(D)

Day 6

Antarctic Peninsula & South Shetland Islands

Explore Antarctic Peninsula & South Shetland Islands by zodic, as per day 5. (B)(L)(D)

Day 7

Antarctic Peninsula & South Shetland Islands

Explore Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands as per day five. (B)(L)(D)

Day 8

Antarctic Peninsula & South Shetland Islands

Explore Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands as per day five. (B)(L)(D)

Day 9

Drake Passage

Begin your journey north to our home port of Ushuaia. (B)(L)(D)

Day 10

Drake Passage

Review the highlights of your Antarctic experience with our lecturers and staff. Keep your eyes open on the observation deck for some last-minute whale sightings. (B)(L)(D)

Day 11


Disembark in the morning. (B)

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