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Antarctic Expeditions

Tailored travel to the frozen continent

"Antarctica has this mythic weight. It resides in the collective unconscious of so many people, and it makes this huge impact, just like outer space. It's like going to the moon." ― Jon Krakauer, writer and mountaineer.

"The land looks like a fairy tale." ― Roald Amundsen, first explorer to reach the South Pole

"Antarctica still remains a remote, lonely and desolate continent. A place where it's possible to see the splendours and immensities of the natural world at its most dramatic and, what's more, witness them almost exactly as they were, long, long before human beings ever arrived on the surface of this planet. Long may it remain so." ― Sir David Attenborough, broadcaster and naturalist.

"In the soft glamour of the midsummer midnight sun, we were possessed by a rapturous wonder--the rare thrill of unreality." ― Douglas Mawson, explorer and geologist

Luxury Cruises

Wild Earth Travel has the best selection of carefully curated luxury small ship cruises to a range of stunning destinations around the world. When you step aboard one of these cruises, you can be rest assured that luxury and adventure can go hand in hand. The journey is as important as the destination, and aboard these superb vessels you will be travelling in style, enjoying beautiful cuisine, top notch service and the company of an attentive and expert team who will share their enthusiasm and knowledge with you, all while ensuring that you are well looked after aboard.

A luxury small ship cruise is the perfect way to celebrate an important milestone or event, if you need any assistance in choosing your next holiday, contact Wild Earth's small ship cruise specialists today.  

Prices on this page are indicative rates

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Cruise Scott & Shackleton's Antarctic - Ross Sea Expedition

Le Soleal

22 days from
$1,358 NZD per day
* Current p/p indicative rate.
Embark on an extraordinary adventure to the seldom visited Ross Sea from New Zealand and walk in …
Next departure on 26 January, 2025

Itinerary (click to show)

  • Day 1 DUNEDIN (26th January 2025)
  • Day 2 AT SEA
  • Day 3 CAMPBELL ISLAND
  • Days 4 - 6 AT SEA
  • Days 7 - 14 ROSS SEA REGION
  • Day 15 AT SEA
  • Day 16 AT SEA
  • Day 17 - AT SEA
  • Day 18 MACQUARIE ISLAND
  • Day 19 AT SEA
  • Day 20 THE SNARES
  • Day 21-22 DUNEDIN (16th February 2025)
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Emblematic Antarctica - Luxury Expedition Cruise

L'Austral

12 days from
$1,994 NZD per day
* Current p/p indicative rate.
If there is one place on the globe that fires the imagination of travellers and arouses in …
Next departure on 27 November, 2024

Itinerary (click to show)

  • Day 1 BUENOS AIRES
  • Day 2 USHUAIA
  • Days 3 - 4 CROSSING THE DRAKE PASSAGE
  • Days 5 - 9 ANTARCTIC PENINSULA
  • Days 10 - 11 CROSSING THE DRAKE PASSAGE
  • Day 12 USHUAIA
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Expedition to Southern Lands - Antarctica & South Georgia Luxury Expedition

L'Austral

19 days from
$1,958 NZD per day
* Current p/p indicative rate.
In South Georgia and on the shores of the White Continent, follow in the footsteps of the …
Next departure on 25 November, 2024

Itinerary (click to show)

  • Day 1 BUENOS AIRES
  • Day 2 USHUAIA
  • Days 3 - 5 AT SEA
  • Days 6 - 8 SOUTH GEORGIA
  • Days 9 - 10 AT SEA
  • Days 11 - 15 ANTARCTIC PENINSULA
  • Days 16 - 17 CROSSING THE DRAKE PASSAGE
  • Day 18 USHUAIA
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Falklands, South Georgia & Valdes Peninsula: in the Heart of the Wilderness

Le Boreal

20 days from
$1,206 NZD per day
* Current p/p indicative rate.
Admire a black and white sea of penguins on the remote beaches of South Georgia, hike along …
Next departure on 11 March, 2025

Itinerary (click to show)

  • Day 1 BUENOS AIRES
  • DAY 2 BUENOS AIRES/USHUAIA
  • Days 3 - 5 AT SEA
  • Days 6 - 8 SOUTH GEORGIA
  • Days 9 - 10 AT SEA
  • Day 11 PORT STANLEY & VOLUNTEER POINT
  • Day 12 THE NECK, SAUNDERS ISLAND & CARCASS ISLAND
  • Day 13 WEST POINT ISLAND & STEEPLE JASON ISLAND
  • Day 14 AT SEA
  • Day 15 CAMARONES
  • Days 16 - 17 PUERTO MADRYN
  • Days 18 - 19 AT SEA
  • Day 20 BUENOS AIRES
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In the Wake of Jean-Baptiste Charcot - In Depth Antarctica Luxury Expedition

Le Commandant-Charcot

16 days from
$3,239 NZD per day
* Current p/p indicative rate.
Your journey aboard Le Commandant Charcot will begin with your first look at this strikingly elegant ship, …
Next departure on 05 December, 2025

Itinerary (click to show)

  • Days 0 - 1 USHUAIA
  • Days 2 - 3 CROSSING THE DRAKE PASSAGE
  • Day 4 CROSSING THE ANTARCTIC CIRCLE & THE GULLET
  • Days 5 - 6 EXPEDITION TO CHARCOT ISLAND
  • Day 7 BELLINGSHAUSEN SEA
  • Day 8 AT SEA ABOARD LE COMMANDANT CHARCOT
  • Day 9 MARGUERITE BAY
  • Day 10 POURQUOI PAS ISLAND
  • Days 11 - 12 ANTARCTIC PENINSULA
  • Days 13 - 14 CROSSING THE DRAKE PASSAGE
  • Day 15 USHUAIA
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Journey to Austral Lands and Valdes Peninsula - Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands Luxury Cruise

L'Austral

20 days from
$1,853 NZD per day
* Current p/p indicative rate.
Discover the Southern Ocean as you have never seen it before! Embark on a 19-day polar expedition …
Next departure on 05 November, 2025

Itinerary (click to show)

  • Day 1 USHUAIA
  • Days 2 - 3 CROSSING THE DRAKE PASSAGE
  • Day 4 ANTARCTIC PENINSULA
  • Day 5 SAILING ON THE WEDDELL SEA
  • Days 6 - 7 AT SEA
  • Days 8 - 10 SOUTH GEORGIA
  • Days 11 - 12 AT SEA
  • Day 13 PORT STANLEY
  • Days 14 - 15 AT SEA
  • Day 16 PUERTO MADRYN
  • Days 17 - 18 AT SEA
  • Day 19 BUENOS AIRES
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King George Island to King George Island Luxury Antarctica Adventure Cruise

Silver Cloud

8 days from
$4,351 NZD per day
* Current p/p indicative rate.
Antarctica is perhaps the one continent on Earth that still inspires wonder. Vast, white and actually not …
Next departure on 18 November, 2024

Itinerary (click to show)

  • Days 1 - 2 Pre Cruise
  • Day 3 King George Island ANTARCTICA
  • Day 4 Antarctic Sound ANTARCTICA
  • Days 5 - 6 Antarctic Peninsula ANTARCTICA
  • Day 7 South Shetland Islands SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS, ANTARCTICA
  • Day 8 King George Island ANTARCTICA
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Natal to Puerto Williams - South America & Antarctica Luxury Expedition

Silver Wind

38 days from
$1,287 NZD per day
* Current p/p indicative rate.
Lovers of adventure this is a voyage for you. This 35-day cruise explores the diverse country of …
Next departure on 30 September, 2025

Itinerary (click to show)

  • Day 1 Pre Cruise
  • Day 2 Natal
  • Day 3 Day at sea
  • Day 4 Salvador de Bahia
  • Day 5 Porto Seguro
  • Day 6 Abrolhos Archipelago
  • Day 7 Day at sea
  • Day 8 Rio de Janeiro
  • Day 9 Paraty
  • Day 10 Ilha Grande
  • Day 11 Day at sea
  • Day 12 Porto Belo
  • Days 13 - 14 Day at sea
  • Day 15 Montevideo
  • Day 16 Buenos Aires
  • Days 17 - 19 Day at sea
  • Day 20 New Island & West Point Island
  • Day 21 Port Stanley
  • Day 22 Day at sea
  • Days 23 - 26 South Georgia
... and more! See Cruise for the full itinerary.
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Puerto Williams to Buenos Aires Luxury Adventure

Silver Endeavour

24 days from
$1,584 NZD per day
* Current p/p indicative rate.
Take the next three weeks to discover Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands. These are some …
Next departure on 09 March, 2025

Itinerary (click to show)

  • Day 01 Pre Cruise
  • Day 02 Puerto Williams CHILE
  • Days 03 - 04 Drake Passage INTERNATIONAL WATERS
  • Day 05 Antarctic Sound ANTARCTICA
  • Days 06 - 07 Antarctic Peninsula ANTARCTICA
  • Days 08 - 09 Day at sea INTERNATIONAL WATERS
  • Days 10 - 12 South Georgia SOUTH GEORGIA AND THE SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS
  • Days 13 - 14 Day at sea INTERNATIONAL WATERS
  • Day 15 Port Stanley FALKLAND ISLANDS
  • Day 16 West Point Island FALKLAND ISLANDS
  • Days 17 - 18 Day at sea INTERNATIONAL WATERS
  • Day 19 Puerto Madryn ARGENTINA
  • Days 20 - 21 Day at sea INTERNATIONAL WATERS
  • Days 22 - 23 Buenos Aires ARGENTINA
  • Day 24 Post Cruise
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Puerto Williams to Cape Town - Antarctica, South Georgia & Atlantic Ocean Luxury Expedition

Silver Wind

43 days from
$938 NZD per day
* Current p/p indicative rate.
Get away from it all, island hopping around the Southern Hemisphere. Visit some of the most remote …
Next departure on 21 February, 2025

Itinerary (click to show)

  • Day 1 Pre Cruise
  • Day 2 Puerto Williams
  • Day 3 Day at sea
  • Day 4 New Island & West Point Island
  • Day 5 Port Stanley
  • Days 6 - 7 Day at sea
  • Days 8 - 10 South Georgia
  • Days 11 - 12 Day at sea
  • Day 13 Elephant Island
  • Day 14 Antarctic Sound
  • Days 15 - 16 Antarctic Peninsula
  • Day 17 South Shetland Islands
  • Day 18 Drake Passage
  • Days 19 - 20 Puerto Williams
  • Day 21 Day at sea
  • Day 22 New Island & West Point Island
  • Day 23 Port Stanley
  • Day 24 Day at sea
  • Days 25 - 29 South Georgia
  • Days 30 - 33 Day at sea
... and more! See Cruise for the full itinerary.
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Puerto Williams to King George Island 18 Day Luxury Antarctica Adventure

Silver Cloud

18 days from
$2,284 NZD per day
* Current p/p indicative rate.
Drop off the map in thrilling style, leaving Tierra del Fuego on an expedition for the ages. …
Next departure on 21 December, 2024

Itinerary (click to show)

  • Day 1 - 2 Pre Cruise
  • Day 3 Puerto Williams CHILE
  • Day 4 Day at sea INTERNATIONAL WATERS
  • Day 5 New Island FALKLAND ISLANDS & West Point Island FALKLAND ISLANDS
  • Day 6 Port Stanley FALKLAND ISLANDS
  • Days 7 - 8 Day at sea INTERNATIONAL WATERS
  • Days 9 - 11 South Georgia SOUTH GEORGIA AND THE SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS
  • Days 12 - 13 Day at sea INTERNATIONAL WATERS
  • Day 14 Antarctic Sound ANTARCTICA
  • Days 15 - 17 Antarctic Peninsula ANTARCTICA
  • Day 18 King George Island ANTARCTICA
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Puerto Williams to Puerto Williams 13 Day Luxury Antarctica Adventure

Silver Cloud

13 days from
$1,551 NZD per day
* Current p/p indicative rate.
Antarctica is a continent that is ever-changing and always exciting. It’s a place where travellers become adventurers, …
Next departure on 18 November, 2024

Itinerary (click to show)

  • Day 1 Pre Cruise
  • Day 2 Puerto Williams CHILE
  • Days 3 - 4 Drake Passage INTERNATIONAL WATERS
  • Day 5 Antarctic Sound ANTARCTICA
  • Days 6 - 8 Antarctic Peninsula ANTARCTICA
  • Day 9 South Shetland Islands SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS, ANTARCTICA
  • Day 10 Drake Passage INTERNATIONAL WATERS
  • Day 11 Cruising Cape Horn CHILE
  • Day 12 Puerto Williams CHILE
  • Day 13 Post Cruise
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Puerto Williams to Puerto Williams 18 Day Luxury Antarctica Adventure

Silver Cloud

18 days from
$1,616 NZD per day
* Current p/p indicative rate.
Set out on this 15-day Antarctica luxury cruise and experience the purest vistas on the planet. Departing …
Next departure on 28 December, 2024

Itinerary (click to show)

  • Days 1 - 2 Pre Cruise
  • Day 3 Puerto Williams
  • Days 4 - 6 Days at sea
  • Days 7 - 9 South Georgia
  • Days 10 - 11 Drake Passage
  • Day 12 Elephant Island
  • Days 13 - 14 Antarctic Peninsula
  • Day 15 South Shetland Islands
  • Day 16 Drake Passage
  • Day 17 Cruising Cape Horn
  • Day 18 Puerto Williams & Post Cruise
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Puerto Williams to Puerto Williams 20 Day Antarctica Adventure with South Georgia

Silver Cloud

20 days from
$1,815 NZD per day
* Current p/p indicative rate.
Feel the adrenaline pulsing as you step out onto remarkable lands at the foot of the world. …
Next departure on 28 October, 2024

Itinerary (click to show)

  • Day 1 Pre Cruise
  • Day 2 Puerto Williams CHILE
  • Day 3 Day at sea INTERNATIONAL WATERS
  • Day 4 New Island FALKLAND ISLANDS & West Point Island FALKLAND ISLANDS
  • Day 5 Port Stanley FALKLAND ISLANDS
  • Days 6 - 7 Day at sea INTERNATIONAL WATERS
  • Days 8 - 10 South Georgia SOUTH GEORGIA AND THE SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS
  • Days 11 - 12 Day at sea INTERNATIONAL WATERS
  • Day 13 Elephant Island ANTARCTICA
  • Day 14 Antarctic Sound ANTARCTICA
  • Days 15 - 16 Antarctic Peninsula ANTARCTICA
  • Day 17 South Shetland Islands SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS, ANTARCTICA
  • Day 18 Drake Passage INTERNATIONAL WATERS
  • Day 19 Cruising Cape Horn CHILE
  • Day 20 Puerto Williams CHILE
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Puerto Williams to Ushuaia - Classic Antarctica Luxury Expedition

Silver Cloud

11 days from
$802 NZD per day
* Current p/p indicative rate.
Set sail on a life-changing trip to the extremes of the far south. Join the great explorers …
Next departure on 09 March, 2025

Itinerary (click to show)

  • Day 1 Puerto Williams
  • Days 2 - 3 Drake Passage
  • Day 4 Antarctic Sound
  • Days 5 - 7 Antarctic Peninsula
  • Day 8 South Shetland Islands
  • Days 9 - 10 Drake Passage
  • Day 11 Ushuaia
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Puerto Williams to Valparaiso - 25 Day Antarctica & Patagonia Luxury Expedition

Silver Cloud

25 days from
$912 NZD per day
* Current p/p indicative rate.
Set sail on possibly the most life changing voyage you’ll ever experience. The next three weeks promise …
Next departure on 08 March, 2025

Itinerary (click to show)

  • Day 1 Pre Cruise
  • Day 2 Puerto Williams
  • Days 3 - 4 Drake Passage
  • Day 5 Antarctic Sound
  • Days 6 - 8 Antarctic Peninsula
  • Day 9 South Shetland Islands
  • Days 10 - 11 Drake Passage
  • Day 12 Ushuaia
  • Day 13 Garibaldi Fjord & Glacier
  • Day 14 Cruise Chilean Fjords
  • Day 15 Montanas Fjord
  • Days 16 - 18 Expedition Chilean Fjords
  • Day 19 Tortel
  • Day 20 Day at sea
  • Day 21 Castro
  • Day 22 Niebla
  • Day 23 Day at sea
  • Day 24 Valparaiso
  • Day 25 Post Cruise
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The Emperor Penguins of Weddell Sea - Luxury Antarctica Expedition Cruise

Le Commandant-Charcot

14 days from
$3,772 NZD per day
* Current p/p indicative rate.
The theatre of the greatest expeditions, a refuge for the rarest wildlife and an endless ice desert, …
Next departure on 30 October, 2025

Itinerary (click to show)

  • Day 1 Pre Cruise
  • Day 1 USHUAIA
  • Days 2 - 3 CROSSING THE DRAKE PASSAGE
  • Day 4 NORTH ANTARCTIC PENINSULA
  • Days 5 - 10 THE WEDDELL SEA EXPLORATION
  • Days 11 - 12 CROSSING THE DRAKE PASSAGE
  • Day 13 USHUAIA
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The Great Adventure

L'Austral

19 days from
$1,920 NZD per day
* Current p/p indicative rate.
An 18-day trip in the southernmost waters of our planet, between Antarctica, a continent like no other, …
Next departure on 09 November, 2024

Itinerary (click to show)

  • Day 1 BUENOS AIRES
  • Day 2 USHUAIA
  • Days 3 - 4 CROSSING THE DRAKE PASSAGE
  • Days 5 - 8 ANTARCTIC PENINSULA
  • Days 9 - 10 AT SEA
  • Days 11 - 13 SOUTH GEORGIA
  • Days 14 - 18 AT SEA
  • Day 19 BUENOS AIRES
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The Great Austral Loop - Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands Luxury Expedition

L'Austral

17 days from
$1,716 NZD per day
* Current p/p indicative rate.
Experience a magical Christmas with PONANT. Discover the Southern Ocean as you have never seen it before! …
Next departure on 11 January, 2025

Itinerary (click to show)

  • Day 1 USHUAIA
  • Day 2 AT SEA
  • Day 3 NEW ISLAND & GRAVE COVE
  • Days 4 - 5 AT SEA
  • Days 6 - 8 SOUTH GEORGIA
  • Days 9 - 10 AT SEA
  • Days 11 - 14 ANTARCTIC PENINSULA
  • Days 15 - 16 CROSSING THE DRAKE PASSAGE
  • Days 17 USHUAIA
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The Southern Adventure

Le Lyrial

16 days from
$2,066 NZD per day
* Current p/p indicative rate.
Discover the Southern Ocean as you have never seen it before! Embark on a 15-day polar expedition …
Next departure on 01 November, 2024

Itinerary (click to show)

  • DAY 1 BUENOS AIRES
  • Day 2 USHUAIA
  • Day 3 AT SEA
  • Day 4 NEW ISLAND & GRAVE COVE
  • Day 5 VOLUNTEER POINT & PORT STANLEY
  • Days 6 - 7 AT SEA
  • Days 8 - 13 ANTARCTIC PENINSULA
  • Days 14 - 15 CROSSING THE DRAKE PASSAGE
  • Day 16 USHUAIA
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Unexplored Antarctica between Two Continents - Luxury Expedition

Le Commandant-Charcot

30 days from
$3,395 NZD per day
* Current p/p indicative rate.
Charcot, Bellingshausen, Dean, Fisher, Ross, Amundsen… Aboard Le Commandant Charcot, the names of these legendary explorers resonate …
Next departure on 16 January, 2026

Itinerary (click to show)

  • Day 1 USHUAIA
  • Days 2 - 3 CROSSING THE DRAKE PASSAGE
  • Day 4 CROSSING THE ANTARCTIC CIRCLE
  • Day 5 EXPEDITION TO CHARCOT ISLAND
  • Days 6 - 8 BELLINGSHAUSEN SEA
  • Day 9 AMUNDSEN SEA
  • Days 10 - 16 MARIE BYRD LAND EXPLORATION
  • Day 17 CROSSING THE INTERNATIONAL DATE LINE
  • Days 18 - 21 THE ROSS SEA EXPLORATION
  • Day 22 BALLENY ISLANDS
  • Days 23 - 24 AT SEA ABOARD LE COMMANDANT CHARCOT
  • Day 25 MACQUARIE ISLAND
  • Days 26 - 28 AT SEA ABOARD LE COMMANDANT CHARCOT
  • Day 29 HOBART, TASMANIA
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Unexplored East Antarctica & French Southern Lands - Luxury Expedition

Le Commandant-Charcot

29 days from
$3,291 NZD per day
* Current p/p indicative rate.
The theatre of mythical expeditions and a refuge for fascinating wildlife that is among the wildest on …
Next departure on 17 February, 2026

Itinerary (click to show)

  • Day 1 HOBART, TASMANIA
  • Days 2 - 5 AT SEA ABOARD LE COMMANDANT CHARCOT
  • Days 6 - 7 ADÉLIE LAND
  • Day 8 MAGNETIC SOUTH POLE
  • Days 9 - 10 ADÉLIE LAND
  • Days 11 - 12 WILKES LAND
  • Day 13 SAILING ALONG SHACKLETON ICE SHELF
  • Days 14 - 16 QUEEN MARY LAND
  • Days 17 - 19 AT SEA ABOARD LE COMMANDANT CHARCOT
  • Days 20 - 21 FRENCH SOUTHERN AND ANTARCTIC LANDS
  • Day 22 AT SEA ABOARD LE COMMANDANT CHARCOT
  • Day 23 FRENCH SOUTHERN AND ANTARCTIC LANDS
  • Days 24 - 28 AT SEA ABOARD LE COMMANDANT CHARCOT
  • Day 29 CAPE TOWN
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Valparaiso to Puerto Williams Antarctica & Patagonia Luxury Cruise

Silver Wind

23 days from
$1,225 NZD per day
* Current p/p indicative rate.
We will leave Valparaiso’s colourful shores to venture south - all the way to Antarctica. This is …
Next departure on 17 November, 2024

Itinerary (click to show)

  • Day 1 Pre Cruise
  • Day 2 Valparaiso CHILE
  • Day 3 Day at sea INTERNATIONAL WATERS
  • Day 4 Niebla CHILE
  • Day 5 Puerto Montt CHILE
  • Day 6 Castro CHILE
  • Day 7 Day at sea INTERNATIONAL WATERS
  • Day 8 Tortel CHILE
  • Day 9 - 11 Expedition Chilean Fjords CHILE
  • Day 12 Ushuaia ARGENTINA
  • Days 13 - 14 Drake Passage INTERNATIONAL WATERS
  • Day 15 Antarctic Sound ANTARCTICA
  • Days 16 - 18 Antarctic Peninsula ANTARCTICA
  • Day 19 South Shetland Islands SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS, ANTARCTICA
  • Days 20 - 21 Drake Passage INTERNATIONAL WATERS
  • Day 22 Puerto Williams CHILE
  • Day 23 Post Cruise
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