Spirit of Antarctica

Aurora Expeditions
From
$9,916USD
p.p. in a Shared Cabin, Excludes Flights
Duration 12 days - 11 nights
Departure Ushuaia, Argentina
Destinations Antarctic Peninsula
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Embrace the spirit of polar exploration on this classic Spirit of Antarctica expedition to the coveted white continent. Sail across the famed Drake Passage, admiring spectacular seabirds and approaching the ice as the explorers of old did: by sea. With a chance to Zodiac-cruise through pack ice, set foot on the white continent, choose from a range of adventure options and even perhaps camp under pastel polar skies, this is the quintessential Antarctic Peninsula voyage for adventure lovers.

This itinerary is operated by Aurora Expeditions, a company committed to travelling respectfully and providing a trip of a lifetime experience, while aiming to create lifelong ambassadors for the protection of our planet and the diverse places they visit around the world. Their expeditions focus heavily on getting off the ship and exploring nature and Aurora offers a wide range of optional extras to enhance your adventure no matter which of their ships – the Greg Mortimer or Sylvia Earle – you travel on.   

Unsure if this Spirit of Antarctica itinerary is right for you? Review our Antarctica destination overview 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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  • Sale
    DateNov 07 - Nov 18, 2022
    Duration12 days - 11 nights
    SizeSmall (138 Guests)
    Stars5* Luxury
    Expeditions RatingExcellent
    Zodiacs & Embarkation15 Boats | 4 Points
    From$12,395USDp.p. in a Shared Cabin
    Cabin prices
  • Sale
    DateNov 17 - Nov 28, 2022
    Duration12 days - 11 nights
    SizeSmall (138 Guests)
    Stars5* Luxury
    Expeditions RatingExcellent
    Zodiacs & Embarkation15 Boats | 4 Points
    From$9,916USDp.p. in a Shared Cabin
    Cabin prices
  • Sale
    DateDec 09 - Dec 20, 2022
    Duration12 days - 11 nights
    SizeSmall (138 Guests)
    Stars5* Luxury
    Expeditions RatingExcellent
    Zodiacs & Embarkation15 Boats | 4 Points
    From$10,796USDp.p. in a Shared Cabin
    Cabin prices
  • Sale
    DateNov 19 - Nov 30, 2022
    Duration12 days - 11 nights
    SizeSmall (138 Guests)
    Stars5* Luxury
    Expeditions RatingExcellent
    Zodiacs & Embarkation15 Boats | 4 Points
    From$9,916USDp.p. in a Shared Cabin
    Cabin prices
  • Sale
    DateNov 29 - Dec 10, 2022
    Duration12 days - 11 nights
    SizeSmall (138 Guests)
    Stars5* Luxury
    Expeditions RatingExcellent
    Zodiacs & Embarkation15 Boats | 4 Points
    From$10,316USDp.p. in a Shared Cabin
    Cabin prices

Overview

Day 1
Arrival airport transfer and overnight in Ushuaia
Day 2
Embarkation Day
Day 3 - 4
Crossing the Drake and South Shetland Islands
Day 5 - 9
Antarctic Peninsula
Day 10 - 11
At Sea: Crossing the Drake Passage
Day 12
Disembark in Ushuaia

Itinerary

Inclusions:

  • Arrival transfer from airport to hotel on Day 1
  • One night’s hotel accommodation with breakfast in Ushuaia on Day 1
  • City tour in Ushuaia on Day 2 (lunch not included)
  • Luggage transfer from your hotel in Ushuaia to ship on Day 2
  • Transfer from pier to downtown Ushuaia or to airport on Day 12
  • On-board accommodation during voyage including daily cabin service
  • All meals, snacks, tea and coffee during voyage
  • Beer, house wine and soft drinks with dinner
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell reception including four-course dinner, house cocktails, house beer and wine, non-alcoholic beverages
  • All shore excursions and Zodiac cruises
  • Educational lectures and guiding services from expedition team
  • Complimentary access to onboard expedition doctor and medical clinic
  • A 3-in-1 waterproof polar expedition jacket
  • Complimentary use of muck boots during the voyage
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information
  • Port surcharges, permits and landing fees

Exclusions:

  • International or domestic flights, unless specified
  • Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Airport arrival or departure taxes
  • Passport, visa, reciprocity and vaccination charges
  • Travel insurance or emergency evacuation charges
  • Hotels and meals not included in itinerary
  • Optional excursions not included in the itinerary including: Sea Kayaking, Snowshoeing, Camping
  • Optional activity surcharges
  • All items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages and soft drinks (outside of dinner service), laundry services, personal clothing, additional medical expenses such as medication, gratuities, Wi-Fi, email or phone charges
  • Note: A $15 USD per person per day gratuity for the crew is automatically added to your onboard account. It is at your discretion if you would like to remove the tip (or increase/decrease the amount) when you settle your bill. It is not necessary to tip the expedition team members. This gratuity amount is included for suites as part of their ‘Suite Benefits’

Optional Extras:

  • Sea Kayaking
  • Camping
  • Snowshoeing

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

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