Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition

Quark Expeditions
From
$11,295USD
p.p. in a Shared Cabin, Excludes Flights
Duration 14 days - 13 nights
Departure Ushuaia, Argentina
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With this Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition voyage, setting foot on the 7th Continent is a polar achievement relatively few people experience in their lifetime. Even more rare is the incomparable milestone that’s achieved when a traveler crosses the iconic Antarctic Circle. Navigating south of 66°33′ S is—for most guests—the highlight of this voyage, which rewards passengers daily with views of dramatic ice formations, humpback whales swimming alongside the ship, leopard seals diving beneath your Zodiac, penguins sliding off icebergs into crystal waters, or giant petrels soaring above the crackling sea.

This itinerary is with Quark Expeditions, a company which operates more ships in the polar regions than any other operator. Their vessels, which are optimised for polar travel, range from 128 to 199 passengers and provide an excellent home base for your polar exploration.

Their fleet features strengthened hulls for superior navigation in ice-packed polar waters and boast exceptional levels of comfort and services. From the brand new 5* Ultramarine, to their refurbished and comfortable 3* ships the Ocean Adventurer and Ocean Diamond, or the 4* World Explorer – Quark will ensure your Antarctica adventure is memorable.

Unsure if this Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition itinerary is right for you? Review our Antarctica destination page for full details on seasonality, routes, ship selection, pricing, expedition inclusions and how North South Voyages can help make your Antarctica dream become reality.

Departures

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  • DateJan 15 - Jan 28, 2023
    Duration14 days - 13 nights
    SizeSmall (136 Guests)
    Stars3* Standard
    Expeditions RatingExcellent
    Zodiacs & Embarkation12 Boats | 2 Points
    From$13,295USDp.p. in a Shared Cabin
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  • DateFeb 14 - Feb 27, 2023
    Duration14 days - 13 nights
    SizeMedium (189 Guests)
    Stars3* Standard
    Expeditions RatingExcellent
    Zodiacs & Embarkation19 Boats | 3 Points
    From$11,295USDp.p. in a Shared Cabin
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  • Sale
    DateFeb 17 - Mar 01, 2024
    Duration14 days - 13 nights
    SizeMedium (189 Guests)
    Stars3* Standard
    Expeditions RatingExcellent
    Zodiacs & Embarkation19 Boats | 3 Points
    From$12,746USDp.p. in a Shared Cabin
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  • Sale
    DateMar 01 - Mar 14, 2024
    Duration14 days - 13 nights
    SizeMedium (199 Guests)
    Stars5* Luxury
    Expeditions RatingExcellent
    Zodiacs & Embarkation20 Boats | 4 Points
    From$17,621USDp.p. in a Shared Cabin
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  • DateJan 06 - Jan 19, 2023
    Duration14 days - 13 nights
    SizeMedium (199 Guests)
    Stars5* Luxury
    Expeditions RatingExcellent
    Zodiacs & Embarkation20 Boats | 4 Points
    From$17,895USDp.p. in a Shared Cabin
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  • Sale
    DateFeb 04 - Feb 17, 2023
    Duration14 days - 13 nights
    SizeMedium (172 Guests)
    Stars4* Comfort
    Expeditions RatingExcellent
    Zodiacs & Embarkation17 Boats | 4 Points
    From$15,895USDp.p. in a Shared Cabin
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  • Sale
    DateFeb 16 - Mar 01, 2023
    Duration14 days - 13 nights
    SizeMedium (172 Guests)
    Stars4* Comfort
    Expeditions RatingExcellent
    Zodiacs & Embarkation17 Boats | 4 Points
    From$15,895USDp.p. in a Shared Cabin
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Overview

Day 1
Arrive in Ushuaia
Day 2
Embarkation Day
Day 3 - 4
Crossing the Drake Passage
Day 5 - 7
South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula
Day 8 - 9
Antarctic Circle
Day 10 - 11
Northbound Along the Peninsula
Day 12 - 13
Crossing the Drake Passage
Day 14
Disembarkation in Ushuaia

Itinerary

Inclusions:

  • Experienced Expedition Leader
  • All Zodiac transfers and shore landing and cruising per the daily program – Adventure options Hiking, Polar Plunge and Zodiac cruising
  • For Ultramarine departures: Flight seeing aboard
  • All meals, snacks, soft drinks and juices on board throughout your voyage
  • Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping
  • Beer and wine during dinner; and coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock
  • Formal and informal presentations by our Expedition Team and guest speakers as scheduled
  • A photographic journal documenting the expedition
  • A pair of waterproof expedition boots on loan for shore landings
  • An official Quark Expeditions® parka to keep
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program
  • All luggage handling aboard the ship
  • Emergency Evacuation insurance for all passengers to a maximum benefit of USD $500,000 per person
  • Group transfer in Ushuaia from airport to pre-expedition hotel on Day 1
  • One night’s pre-expedition hotel accommodation in Ushuaia with breakfast
  • Group transfer from hotel to ship on embarkation day
  • Group departure transfer upon disembarkation in Ushuaia from ship to local airport or to luggage storage facility

Exclusions:

  • International airfare
  • Passport and applicable visa expenses
  • Government arrival and departure taxes not mentioned
  • Meals ashore unless otherwise specified
  • Baggage, cancellation, interruption and medical travel insurance—strongly recommended
  • Mandatory waterproof pants for Zodiac cruising, or any other gear not mentioned
  • Laundry, bar, massage services and other personal charges, unless specified
  • Phone and Internet charges
  • Voluntary gratuity at the end of the voyage for shipboard staff and crew
  • Adventure options on expeditions (all weather dependent) that are not included in the cost of the voyage (e.g., sea kayaking, camping, etc.)

Optional Extras:

  • Camping
  • Paddling/ Sea kayaking
  • Stand up Paddle Boarding
  • For Ultramarine departures: Alpine Heli trekking & Exclusive Heli Landing

*Note that we will quote flights for you when provided with your desired travel dates. Costs will vary depending on your travel dates.