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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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

Ushuaia - Drake Passage

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

The adventure begins with an 800 kilometre (497mi) crossing of the passage named in honour of the 16th century English sea captain Sir Francis Drake. Take in daily lectures from the expedition team and keep an eye out for the first sightings of icebergs and whales. (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 inspiring scenery in the world while setting foot on the Antarctic continent. Attempt two shore landings per day (weather permitting) and encounter unique wildlife. Over the next four days the M/S Expedition will navigate southwards making stops in the South Shetland Islands then through the Bransfield Strait and to the Antarctic Peninsula. Depending on weather conditions, you can opt to do the polar plunge and jump into the frigid waters of the Antarctic. (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 - Ushuaia

Begin the journey north to 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. (B)(L)(D)

Day 10

Drake Passage - Ushuaia

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

Ushuaia

Disembark the ship after breakfast and transfer to the airport. (B)

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