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Tour Overview

With a focus on health and wellness this newly refurbished ice strengthened vessel is expertly engineered to navigate the Antarctic waters with comfort and style. Enjoy the contemporary aesthetic throughout its 13 cabin categories and relax in many of its common spaces including a sundeck and observation area. For the healthy conscious, nutritious meals are prepared as well as newly a designed health and wellness programs are aimed to please. Other facilities include a salt water pool, a gym, a juice bar as well as complimentary activities such as yoga, stretching classes, an exclusive Polar Photography program and the Scientists in Residence program.

If you’re looking to add more adventure to your experience consider going sea kayaking, cross-country skiing or going on a paddling excursion which are available on certain itineraries for an extra cost.

*Please note chartered flights and arrival transfers in Buenos Aires to your voyage are not included in the cost but are available at additional cost. These sample itineraries are written with the Buenos Aires flight & hotel package included.

*Number of days depends on itinerary

Highlights
Triple
Twin Porthole
Upper Deck
Superior Double

Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent

Buenos Aires
Day 1

Arrive in Buenos Aires at any time. Make your own way to your included hotel. Spend the rest of the day to explore this wonderful city known for its rich architecture of European influences.

Buenos Aires - Ushuaia to embark the Ocean Endeavour
Day 2

After breakfast at the hotel, take a group transfer to the airport to board your charter flight to Ushuaia. You will embark the Ocean Endeavour later in the afternoon. During the night you will sail down the Beagle Channel.

Breakfast, Dinner
Crossing the Drake Passage
Day 3-4

While at sea attend lectures and presentations lead by the Expedition Team, here you will learn about the wildlife, geology and the history of upcoming sites and landings. Head to the deck to sight wildlife or enjoy a drink at the bar.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
South Shetland Islands & Antarctica Peninsula
Day 5-8

Be captivated by the unique and untouched landscape often leaving travellers speechless when they first arrive. Days are spent on Zodiacs to explore local bays, channels and sites of significant history. There’s also an abundance of wildlife to observe and photograph.

There are colonies of different penguin species such as the chinstrap, Adelie and gentoo penguins that waddle along curiously. Watch the Weddell seals, fur and leopard seals that lay lazily on the banks of nearby waters. While on Zodiac’s keep your eyes open for humpback and minke whales.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Crossing the Drake Passage
Day 9-10

Nearing the end of your journey as you head back across the Drake Passage. Take this time to reflect on the highlights of your trip as well as the final chance to spot seabirds and whales from the deck. In the meantime, enjoy presentations by the Expedition team celebrating your experiences and your final days at sea.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Disembark in Ushuaia - Buenos Aires
Day 11

After breakfast say your last farewells before disembarking the Ocean Endeavour. Upon arrival in Ushuaia you will take a short tour of Tierra del Fuego National Park before transferring to the airport for your charter flight back to Buenos Aires.

Breakfast

Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica: Explorers & Kings

Buenos Aires
Day 1

Arrive in Buenos Aires at any time. Make your own way to your included hotel. Spend the rest of the day to explore this wonderful city known for its rich architecture of European influences.

Buenos Aires - Ushuaia to embark the Ocean Endeavour
Day 2

After breakfast at the hotel, take a group transfer to the airport to board your charter flight to Ushuaia. You will embark the Ocean Endeavour later in the afternoon. During the night you will sail down the Beagle Channel.

Breakfast, Dinner
At sea
Day 3

While at sea familiarise yourself with the layout of the ship and enjoy the presentations lead by expert staff to prepare you for wildlife you may encounter and sites you will visit.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Falkland Islands
Day 4-5

You’ll spend the next couple of days exploring the rugged landscape of the Falkland Islands. Observe the variety of penguin species that call this land home such as the Magellanic, Gentoo, rockhopper penguins and perhaps the elusive king penguins.

Visit the charming capital, Stanley and walk the streets to see bright coloured buildings of British-style architecture.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
At sea
Day 6-7

Head southeast to South Georgia officially entering Antarctic waters. Keep a lookout for whales and seals that often feed on krill when you cross what’s known as the Antarctic Convergence – when the Antarctic waters mix with the warmer waters of the the Indian, Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.

 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
South Georgia
Days 8-11

South Georgia is a site of significant history and home to flourishing biodiversity and wildlife. Your days here will be spent learning and visiting various sites (weather permitting) such as abandoned whaling stations, whaling posts and Grytviken, the historic site famous for Ernest Shackleton’s grave.

The wildlife is certainly a highlight of visiting South Georgia which can vary day to day. You may see animals such as king and macaroni penguins, elephant seals and fur seals as well as unique landscapes of rugged mountains, basalt cliffs and green plains.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
At sea
Day 12-13

Anticipation builds are you journey to your next destination, Antarctica! While at sea the Expedition Team will present historical and biological lectures in preparation for your upcoming excursions and wildlife that you may encounter.

Depending on weather and sea conditions, you may have your first official stop in Antarctica in South Orkney Islands.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
South Shetland Islands & Antarctic Peninsula
Day 14-17

Be awestruck by the vast wilderness contrasted with desolate landscape of glaciers and mountainous peaks of the ‘White Continent’. The next few days are spent on landings and Zodiac cruising giving you opportune times to observe the varying varying from wildlife of colonies of penguins, fur seals Weddell seals, to leopard seals.

Consider goingon an exciting adventure of kayaking (extra cost) or a polar plunge if you’re feel brave!

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Crossing the Drake Passage
Day 18-19

Your journey home begins as you head towards the Drake Passage. Spend your final days reflecting and celebrating the highlights of your trip or head to the deck for your final chance to spot whales and seabirds.

Disembark in Ushuaia - Buenos Aires
Day 20

After breakfast say your last farewells before disembarking the Ocean Endeavour. Upon arrival in Ushuaia you will take a short tour of Tierra del Fuego National Park before transferring to the airport for your charter flight back to Buenos Aires.

Breakfast

Epic Antarctica: Crossing the Circle via Falklands & South Georgia

Buenos Aires
Day 1

Arrive in Buenos Aires at any time. Make your own way to your included hotel. Spend the rest of the day to explore this wonderful city known for its rich architecture of European influences.

Buenos Aires - Ushuaia to embark the Ocean Endeavour
Day 2

After breakfast at the hotel, take a group transfer to the airport to board your charter flight to Ushuaia. You will embark the Ocean Endeavour later in the afternoon. During the night you will sail down the Beagle Channel.

Breakfast, Dinner
At sea
Day 3

While at sea days are filled with lectures and presentations lead by the Expedition Team in order to prepare for excursions, landings and identifying wildlife.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Falkland Islands
Day 4-5

Spend the next couple of days exploring the rugged landscape of the Falkland Islands. The areas throughout the islands are abundant in wildlife offering plenty of photographic opportunities and close up observations of the unique wildlife. Seabirds such as the black-browed albatross, Magellanic, gentoo and rockhopper penguins are local residents as well as the handsome king penguin.

Visit Stanley, the islands capital, explore the streets to see bright coloured buildings of British style architecture.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
At sea
Day 6-7

Sail towards South Georgia. Keep a lookout for whales, seals and seabirds when crossing the Antarctic Convergence where the Antarctic waters mix with the Indian, Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
South Georgia
Days 8-11

South Georgia is flourished with wildlife offering plenty of sites for exploration and historical significance. Visit the remnants of whaling stations as well as abandoned outposts. It is the home of Grytviken a whaling station and the final resting place of the famous polar explorer, Ernest Shackleton.

Wildlife can vary from rookeries, king penguins to fur or elephant seals.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
At sea
Day 12-13

Days at sea are filled with historical and biological presentations lead by the Expedition Team preparing you for your upcoming excursions.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
South Shetland Islands & Antarctic Peninsula
Day 14-16

The striking beauty and distance away from civilisation can leave you feeling awestruck or speechless when you reach the ‘White Continent’. You’ll spend the next couple of days (weather permitting) Zodiac cruising, visiting historical sites as well as getting close to the abundant wildlife raging from leopard seals, a variety of penguin species and witnessing the magnificent minke or humpback whales.

Consider going kayaking (extra cost) for authentic experience or an Antarctic plunge if you’re feeling particularly adventurous.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Antarctic Circle
Day 17-18

As you cross the Antarctic Circle you’ll be one of few travellers who have ever reached this far south.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Northbound along the Antarctic Peninsula
Day 19-20

Spend the next few days going on Zodiacs to visit sites and observing wildlife (weather dependant).

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Crossing the Drake Passage
Day 21-22

Your journey home begins as we sail towards the Drake Passage. Take this time to reflecting on the highlights of the trip as well as celebrating the last days of your journey.

Head to the deck for your final opportunities to spot whales and seabirds.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Disembark in Ushuaia - Buenos Aires
Day 23

After breakfast say your last farewells before disembarking the Ocean Endeavour. Upon arrival in Ushuaia you will take a short tour of Tierra del Fuego National Park before transferring to the airport for your charter flight back to Buenos Aires.

Breakfast

Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition

Buenos Aires
Day 1

Arrive in Buenos Aires at any time. Make your own way to your included hotel. Spend the rest of the day to explore this wonderful city known for its rich architecture of European influences.

Ushuaia - Embark the Ocean Endeavour
Day 2

Set sail towards the Drake Passage passing through the Beagle Channel first. This channel eventually opens up to the Southern Ocean then to Antarctica.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Crossing the Drake Passage
Days 3-4

Days at sea are filled with biological and historical lectures lead by the Expedition Team. During this time you learn the safety procedures as well as the history and wildlife of the sites you will visit.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
South Shetland Islands & Antarctic Peninsula
Day 5-7

Be captivated by the unique and untouched landscape often leaving travellers speechless when they first arrive Antarctica. Days are spent on Zodiacs to explore local bays, channels and sites rich in history. There’s also an abundance of wildlife to observe and photograph.

There are colonies of different penguin species such as the chinstrap, Adelie and gentoo penguins that waddle along curiously. Watch the Weddell seals, fur and leopard seals that lay lazily on the banks of nearby waters. While on Zodiac’s, keep your eyes open for humpback and minke whales.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Antarctic Circle
Day 8-9

Very few have travelled this far south as most expeditions to the Antarctic Peninsula do not reach this far. If conditions allow, you will cross this famous line.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Northbound Along the Peninsula
Day 10-11

Spend the next few days going on Zodiacs to visit sites and observing wildlife (weather dependant).

Keep a lookout for penguins, seals and whales.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Crossing the Drake Passage
Day 12-13

Nearing the end of your journey as you head back across the Drake Passage. Take this time to reflect on the highlights of your trip as well as the final chance to spot seabirds and whales from the deck. In the meantime, enjoy presentations by the Expedition team celebrating your experiences during your final days at sea.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Disembark in Ushuaia - Buenos Aires
Day 14

After breakfast say your last farewells before disembarking the Ocean Endeavour. Upon arrival in Ushuaia you will take a short tour of Tierra del Fuego National Park before transferring to the airport for your charter flight back to Buenos Aires.

Breakfast

Tour Inclusions

  • Leadership throughout the voyage by an experienced Expedition Leader, including shore landings and other activities
  • All Zodiac transfers and cruising per the daily program
  • Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping
  • All meals, snacks, soft drinks and juices on board throughout your voyage (Please inform us of any dietary requirements as far in advance as possible. Unfortunately, the ships’ galleys cannot prepare kosher meals.)
  • Beer and wine during dinner and coffee; tea and cocoa available around the clock
  • All shore landings per the daily program
  • 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
  • Hair dryer and bathrobes in every cabin
  • Comprehensive onboard materials, including a map and an informative Antarctic Reader
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program
  • All luggage handling aboard ship
  • Emergency Evacuation insurance for all passengers to a maximum benefit of USD $500,000 per person
  • *Buenos Aires flight & hotel package - One pre-night’s hotel accommodation in Buenos Aires with breakfast
  • *Buenos Aires flight & hotel package - Group transfer from hotel to airport in Buenos Aires
  • *Buenos Aires flight & hotel package - Group charter flight departing from Buenos Aires, Aeroparque to Ushuaia r
  • *Buenos Aires flight & hotel package - Group charter flight from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires, Ezeiza
  • *Buenos Aires flight & hotel package - Group transfer from Ushuaia airport to the ship, and return
  • *Buenos Aires flight & hotel package - Combined airport transfer and express bus tour of Tierra del Fuego National Park after disembarkation in Ushuaia

Tour Exclusions

  • Arrival transfer from airport to hotel in Buenos Aires
  • If Buenos Aires flight & hotel package is not purchased - Any air transportation, transfers and hotel accommodation in Buenos Aires
  • International airfares
  • Passport and applicable visa expenses
  • Government arrival and departure taxes not mentioned
  • Meals ashore unless otherwise specified
  • Baggage, cancellation, interruption and medical travel insurance
  • Excess-baggage fees on international flights
  • 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
  • Additional overnight accommodation
  • Arrival and departure transfers, except where explicitly stated
  • Adventure options on expeditions (all weather dependent) that are not included in the cost of the voyage (sea kayaking, camping, etc)

Tour Pricing

Itinerary(USD)
Departure Date
Voyage Type
Days
Start-End
Triple
Inside Single
Twin Porthole
Twin Window
Upper Decks
Twin Porthole Suites
Superiors
Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent
T
Cruise
11
Buenos Aires - Buenos Aires
$6,695
$12,095
$9,995
$10,395
$10,795
$11,295
$11,895
Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica: Explorer and Kings
Nov 14, 2019
Cruise
20
Buenos Aires - Buenos Aires
$11,795
$21,095
$17,595
$18,295
$18,995
$19,795
$20,695
Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent
Dec 02, 2019
Cruise
11
Buenos Aires - Buenos Aires
$6,695
$12,095
$9,995
$10,395
$10,795
$11,295
$11,895
Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent
Dec 11, 2019
Cruise
11
Buenos Aires - Buenos Aires
$7,295
$13,395
$11,095
$11,695
$12,195
$12,695
$13,195
Falklands, SOuth Georgia & Antarctica: Explorer and Kings
Dec 20, 2019
Cruise
20
Buenos Aires - Buenos Aires
$13,195
$23,495
$19,595
$20,395
$21,195
$22,095
$23,195
Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent
Jan 07, 2020
Cruise
11
Buenos Aires - Buenos Aires
$7,295
$13,395
$11,095
$11,695
$12,195
$12,695
$13,195
Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition
Jan 16, 2020
Cruise
14
Buenos Aires - Buenos Aires
$8,795
$15,795
$13,095
$13,595
$14,095
$14,695
$15,395
Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent
Jan 28, 2020
Cruise
11
Buenos Aires - Buenos Aires
$7,295
$13,395
$11,095
$11,695
$12,195
$12,695
$13,195
Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent
Feb 06, 2020
Cruise
11
Buenos Aires - Buenos Aires
$6,895
$12,395
$10,295
$10,695
$11,095
$11,595
$12,095
Epic Antarctica: Crossing the Circle via Falklands & South Georgia
Feb 15, 2020
Cruise
23
Buenos Aires - Buenos Aires
$14,995
$26,795
$22,295
$23,195
$24,195
$25,095
$26,295
Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent
Mar 07, 2020
Cruise
11
Buenos Aires - Buenos Aires
$6,895
$12,395
$10,295
$10,695
$11,095
$11,595
$12,095
Itinerary(USD)
Departure Date
Voyage Type
Days
Start-End
Cat 1 (Single)
Cat 2 (Triple)
Cat 3 (Twin)
Cat 4 (Twin/Single)
Cat 5 (Twin)
Cat 6 (Twin/Double)
Cat 7 (Twin/Double)
Cat 8 (Twin /Double)
Cat 9 (Double)
Falkland Islands Discovery
27 Oct 2020
Cruise
10
Buenos Aires - Ushuaia
$4,490
$4,590
$4,990
$5,890
$6,390
$6,890
$7,090
$7,990
$8,990
Falkand Islands & Antarctica Peninsula Discovery
27 Oct 2020
Cruise
19
Buenos Aires - Ushuaia
Sold Out
Sold Out
$12,980
$11,160
$12,285
$13,410
$14,310
$15,735
$17,235
Discover Antarctica
04 Nov 2020
Cruise
11
Ushuaia - Ushuaia
Sold Out
Sold Out
$7,990
$8,990
$9,990
$10,990
$11,990
$12,990
$13,990
Discover Antarctica
13 Nov 2020
Cruise
11
Ushuaia - Ushuaia
$7,990
Sold Out
$7,990
$8,990
$9,990
$10,990
$11,990
$12,990
$13,900
Discover Antarctica
22 Nov 2020
Cruise
11
Ushuaia - Ushuaia
$7,990
Sold Out
$7,990
$8,990
$9,990
$10,990
$11,990
$12,990
$13,900
Discover Antarctica
01 Dec 2020
Cruise
11
Ushuaia - Ushuaia
$8,590
Sold Out
$8,590
$8,990
$10,590
$11,590
$12,590
$13,590
$14,590
Discover Antarctica
10 Dec 2020
Cruise
10
Ushuaia - Ushuaia
Sold Out
Sold Out
$7,990
$8,990
$9,990
$10,990
$11,990
$12,990
$13,900
Christmas in Antarctica
18 Dec 2020
Cruise
11
Ushuaia - Ushuaia
$9,990
Sold Out
$9,990
$10,990
$11,990
$12,990
$13,990
$14,990
$15,990
New Year in Antarctica
27 Dec 2020
Cruise
11
Ushuaia - Ushuaia
$9,990
Sold Out
$9,990
$10,990
$11,990
$12,990
$13,990
$14,990
$15,990
Journey to the Circle
05 Jan 2021
Cruise
14
Ushuaia - Ushuaia
$13,900
Sold Out
Sold Out
Sold Out
Sold Out
$13,990
$14,990
$15,990
$16,990
Antarctica, South Georgia and Falklands Explorer
17 Jan 2021
Cruise
21
Ushuaia - Ushuaia
$17,990
$13,990
$16,990
$17,990
$18,990
$19,990
$20,990
$21,990
$22,990
Discover Antarctica
05 Feb 2021
Cruise
11
Ushuaia - Ushuaia
Sold Out
$6,990
Sold Out
$10,990
$11,990
$12,990
$13,990
$14,990
$15,990
Discover Antarctica
14 Feb 2021
Cruise
11
Ushuaia - Ushuaia
$9,490
Sold Out
$9,490
$10,490
$11,490
$12,490
$13,490
$14,490
$15,490
Antarctic Whale Journey
23 Feb 2021
Cruise
10
Ushuaia - Ushuaia
$7,990
Sold Out
$7,990
$8,990
$9,990
$10,990
$11,990
$12,990
$13,990
Antarctic Whale Journey
03 Mar 2021
Cruise
10
Ushuaia - Ushuaia
$7,990
Sold Out
$7,990
$8,990
$9,990
$10,990
$11,990
$12,990
$13,990
Antarctic Whale Journey
11 Mar 2021
Cruise
21
Ushuaia - Puerto Madryn
Sold Out
$12,990
Sold Out
$15,990
$16,990
$17,990
$18,990
$19,990
Sold Out

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