Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent – Ultramarine, Jan 2025

Itinerary Map

Trip Summary

Dates: 

Jan 18, 2025 -
Jan 29, 2025

Duration: 

12 Days

Ship:

Adventure
options:
Helicopter Tours Kayaking Paddleboarding
Starts and ends in BUE
Starting at: $ 17,495.00
About the Antarctica Classic with Charter Flights itinerary

Antarctica has been inspiring explorers for centuries. And this expedition offers you the chance to discover why, with an unforgettable journey through the spectacular wilderness of the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula. You’ll encounter a world where nature creates the rules, her unpredictable temperament making each trip unique, exciting and personal.

Imagine cruising in a Zodiac through crackling sea ice like shattered glass, witnessing penguins building their nests, or navigating through a maze of icebergs, each one uniquely shaped by its journey through the sea. You’ll enjoy iconic Antarctic highlights, exhilarating adventures and be rewarded with memories to last a lifetime.

This voyage starts in Buenos Aires, with a hotel night included. One day 2, take a charter flight with your shipmates to the Southernmost City in the World. Embark in the afternoon and begin your adventure south to Antarctica!

  • Perfect for first time visitors to Antarctica;
  • Witness and explore the highlights of the Antarctic Peninsula;
  • Learn about the environment and wildlife from onboard lecturers and specialists; and
  • Witness the abundant wildlife - penguins, seals, whales and more!
  • Arrive in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the tango capital of the world, and let us take care of the rest of the journey

* Itineraries on our website are intended only as a guide and you should consult our team for detailed itineraries on specific voyages.

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You may arrive in Buenos Aires at any time during Day 1 of your itinerary. Upon arriving in this splendid city, known for its soaring architecture and rich European heritage, you will independently transfer to the group hotel (pre-night hotel included).

After breakfast at the hotel, the group will transfer to the airport and board our private charter flight to Ushuaia, Argentina.

Upon arrival, you will have a little time to explore this quaint port town before heading to the pier.

Embarkation will occur in the late afternoon, after which your vessel will sail down the historic Beagle Channel. This famous channel transects the Tierra del Fuego archipelago in the extreme south of South America. Expect an air of anticipation as you depart—the next time you’ll see land you’ll be in the world’s most southern continent!

Prepare yourself for potentially rough water, but hope for a smooth sailing, as the Drake is unpredictable and always changing. You’ll spend these first days getting to know your shipmates while your Expedition Team provides safety briefings and insights into what excitement lies ahead.

Among the wildlife spotting opportunities as we sail south are the Albatrosses, Prions, and Petrels that frequently follow the ship. The Expedition Team will be out on deck as well, looking for the Whales and Dolphins that may also be seen in the area. The team will begin presentations with informative and entertaining lectures on the wildlife, history, and geology of Antarctica. Helpful briefings on environmental regulations and expedition safety will also be held.

Once the Antarctic Convergence is left in our wake, you will truly begin your Antarctic adventure. It is perhaps the first sight of land itself that is embraced as the true beginning of any Antarctic expedition. You will begin to appreciate why this region has long captivated the attention of explorers and travelers alike. Every time we visit Antarctica, we witness something new or unexpected, which means that your expedition will be unlike any other—creating a unique, personal experience.

Each day, you will take Zodiac excursions from the ship to explore local bays, channels and landing sites. With wildlife always at the forefront of our minds, you will visit penguin rookeries, scout for humpback and minke whales, and search for a number of southern seal species, including the cunning leopard seal.

The majesty of the Antarctic Peninsula’s mountains will enchant as you scramble up snowy pathways to vantage points offering you 360° views of your surroundings. One of these in particular, in Orne Harbour, affords us the opportunity to visit a chinstrap penguin colony high up on a ridge. Here, you’ll have the choice between mountain hiking or spending time sitting quietly on a pebbled beach, enjoying the antics of curious penguins. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, participating in the Polar Plunge swim is about as crazy as it gets!

Amid the serene silence of Antarctica, noisy interludes become indelible memories, such as penguins squabbling over prized pebbles, or the boom and crack of a calving glacier in Neko Harbor.

Each day will be different, having been carefully crafted by your Expedition Team to entertain and educate you about this wonderful part of the world.

The journey back across the Drake Passage provides final opportunities to enjoy the crisp Antarctic air. Spend time on the deck, watching for seabirds and scouting for whales, enjoy presentations by your Expedition Team, or simply relax and reminisce about your experiences.

You will arrive in Ushuaia in the morning, after breakfast. After disembarking, you will get a little taste of Patagonia, touring Tierra del Fuego National Park before transferring to the airport for the return group charter flight to Buenos Aires.

Welcome aboard the Ultramarine

The newest ship in our fleet, Ultramarine is designed to go beyond the familiar in polar exploration, to discover new places, and immerse you in the best the region has to offer.

Equipped with two twin-engine helicopters, Ultramarine offers the most robust portfolio of adventure activities in the industry, the most spacious suites in its category, breathtaking public spaces, and more outdoor wildlife viewing spaces than other expedition ships its size. It also features a best-in-class 70-day operational range and an innovative mix of sustainability features that exceed all industry standards.

With all this and more, Ultramarine is set to deliver the ultimate polar expedition experience.

Technical Specs
Equipped with two twin-engine helicopters, Ultramarine offers the most robust portfolio of adventure activities in the industry, the most spacious suites in its category, breathtaking public spaces, and more outdoor wildlife viewing spaces than other expedition ships its size. It also features a best-in-class 70-day operational range and an innovative mix of sustainability features that exceed all industry standards.

Cabins & Amenities

Cabins

  • Spacious Entryways
  • Personal Safes
  • Spa-inspired Bathrooms
  • Heated Bathroom Floors
  • Premium beds and bed linens
  • Convertible Beds
  • Individual Temperature Controls
  • HD Flatscreen Televisions
  • Oversized Windows With Sweeping Views
  • Electrical Supply: 220V
CABIN CATEGORY DECK LOCATION(S) SIZE # OF GUESTS BERTH CONFIGURATION
Solo Panorama
  • Deck 6
132 sq. ft. 1 1 twin
Explorer Triple
  • Deck 3
285 sq. ft. 1-3 3 single beds, two of which can be converted to a double bed
Explorer Suite
  • Deck 3
285 sq. ft. 1-2 1 double or 2 single beds
Balcony Suite
  • Deck 4
226 sq. ft. 1-2 1 double or 2 single beds
Deluxe Balcony Suite
  • Deck 4
299 sq. ft. 1-2 1 double or 2 single beds
Terrace Suite
  • Deck 6
350 sq. ft. 1-2 1 double or 2 single beds
Penthouse Suite
  • Deck 7
369 sq. ft. 1-2 1 double or 2 single beds
Owner’s Suite
  • Deck 6
446 sq. ft. 1-2 1 double or 2 single beds
Ultra Suite
  • Deck 6
563 sq. ft. 1-2 1 double or 2 single beds

Aboard

  • 2 Dining Areas
  • 4 Bars
  • Panorama Lounge
  • Lecture Theater
  • Library
  • Polar Boutique
  • Spa & Fitness Center
  • Oceanview Sauna
  • Zodiac Hangar with 4 Embarkation Points
  • 2 Ready Rooms with Individual Lockers
  • Walkaround Deck
  • Bridge

Activities:

  • Flightseeing (Included)
  • Zodiac Cruising (Included)
  • Hiking (Included)
  • Lectures (Included)
  • Camping (Optional)
  • Sea Kayaking (Optional)
  • Stand-Up Paddleboarding (Optional)
  • Paddle Excursions (Optional)
  • Cross Country Skiing (Optional)
  • Mountaineering (Optional)

Price

$15,299.00 -
 $23,899.00

Adventure Options

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$16,899.00 -
 $25,899.00

Adventure Options

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$15,395.00 -
 $35,895.00

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$16,699.00 -
 $26,399.00

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$14,995.00 -
 $34,995.00

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