Wake up to spectacular scenery and ice-filled channels, and spend your days marveling at the many wonders along the Antarctic Peninsula. Set out exploring and immerse yourself in the grand spectacle. The constantly changing weather, scenery and colors provide opportunities for professional and amateur photographers alike.
1 Depart USA
Depart the USA on your overnight flight to Buenos Aires, Argentina
2 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Latin passion and European romance define the beautiful city of Buenos Aires, a dynamic city known for its wide-ranging architectural styles, contemporary and historic arts, and culinary gifts. Arrive at your hotel for your one-night stay.
3 Buenos Aires > Ushuaia
Your journey into wonder begins as you fly from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, known as the
southernmost city in the world, where the crew will warmly greet you as you board Scenic Eclipse. Settle into your handsomely appointed suite and acquaint yourself with the luxurious facilities of your Discovery Yacht. Toast the start of your voyage at the welcome cocktail reception hosted by the Captain who will introduce your expert Discovery Leaders and their team. Set sail and cruise through the Beagle Channel and admire the dramatic views of the Andean mountains of Tierra del Fuego from the comfort of your private verandah. Meals: B, D
4 At sea
Relax and enjoy the amazing facilities of your floating resort as you cruise towards the Antarctic Peninsula. An entertaining presentation by the Discovery Team in the
state-of-the-art theater will build up the excitement for what’s to come or relax in your suite and watch the live streaming on your TV. Meals: B.L.D
5 At sea
Your palate will be delighted as you explore the extensive range of dining options onboard, or a butler serves you your meal in-suite. The first sightings of icebergs and snow-capped mountains signal that you have reached the Antarctic Peninsula. Meals: B.L.D
6-11 Antarctic Peninsula
Welcome to Antarctica! Seeing the 7th continent for the first time is unlike anything you would have experienced before. Feel the fresh, crisp air on your face and hear the snow crunch under your boot when you first step foot on land. Each new encounter will fill you with awe. Witness wildlife in their natural habitat, with no fear of humans. Antarctica is truly a land of peace. Your expert Captain and crew will navigate some of the most beautiful waterways which may include traversing the stunning 11-kilometre-long Lemaire Channel where steep cliffs hem in the iceberg filled passage just a half mile wide at its narrowest point. There may be the chance to visit a working scientific base and discuss life in these harsh conditions with the staff. Enjoy the chance to visit areas alive with wildlife such as penguins, seals, and whales. You can also explore the remnants of a derelict whaling station and a vacant British base or climb to the rim of a volcanic crater. If conditions are favorable, there may be the opportunity to cross the Antarctic Circle at latitude 66°33’ South. Due to the extraordinary nature of the region, a host of choices are open and dependent on the ice and weather conditions. Your experienced Discovery Team Leaders, who have made countless journeys to Antarctica, will use their expertise to design your voyage from day to day, making the most of 18–20 hours of daylight.
Discovery: Partake in daily Scenic Discovery excursions. Cruise on the Zodiacs around ice formations, and step onto islands to view vast penguin rookeries and seals. Kayak and stand-up paddle board around icebergs and hear the ice cracking and whales feeding below. Meals: B.L.D
12-13 At Sea
Say farewell to your adventure in the icy lands and set sail heading north to the continent of South America. Share memories of your experiences with newfound friends. Meals: B.L.D
14 Ushuaia, Argentina > Buenos Aires
Your cruise ends this morning as you farewell the crew. Disembark after breakfast to fly to Buenos Aires, taking away memories of a truly unforgettable experience. Meals: B