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Antarctic Adventure

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Balcony
$21,555
Suite
$31,355
* Port charges, taxes and fees included
 Cruise Length
15 Days
 Cruise Starts
Buenos Aires
 Cruise Finishes
Ushuaia
15 Day Antarctic Adventure Itinerary (Viking)
Countries Explored: Argentina Antarctica
Cruise Line:
Ship
Departures
Passengers
378
Crew
260
Launched
2022
Cruise Code
VKAA

Overview

Celebrate an unforgettable holiday season on this ultimate adventure that features two additional days of discovery on the Antarctic peninsula. Witness towering glaciers, snow-covered landscapes, massive icebergs and once-in-a-lifetime wildlife viewing. In the footsteps of explorers such as Amundsen, Shackleton and Scott, you will be one of the few to discover the world’s last truly wild frontier. Each day brings new surprises and the opportunity to change plans to maximize wildlife sightings and adapt to ever-changing weather.

Itinerary

Arrive and check in to your hotel. Buenos Aires, Argentina's cosmopolitan capital, is an eclectic combination of Latin and European influences. The tree-lined streets and postcolonial architecture draw on the city's Spanish, French and Italian heritage, while the many cafés and bodegas and vibrant nightlife are decidedly Argentine. Its barrios, or neighborhoods, exude an intimate atmosphere that belies the city's size. Full of bohemian flair, historic San Telmo's cobblestone streets and Belle Époque–style buildings reverberate with the mesmerizing melodies of the tango.

After breakfast, check out of your hotel and board your charter flight to your embarkation city. Ushuaia is the southernmost city in the world. Its splendid setting, tucked between the Beagle Channel and the southernmost slopes of the Andes, lends it an outpost atmosphere, as do the Antarctic explorers readying for the expeditions that depart from here. Ushuaia is the capital of and gateway to the celebrated Tierra del Fuego, the 'Land of Fire,' named by Spaniards upon seeing the constant flames burned by the indigenous Yámana to keep warm. This largely unspoiled region comprises the large island of Tierra del Fuego and countless Chilean and Argentine islands.

Named for 16th-century English privateer Sir Francis Drake, the frigid waters of the Drake Passage stretch for some 600 miles between Cape Horn and Livingston Island in the South Shetland archipelago. As you sail today, attend an informative lecture or watch a film on our 8k laser-projected panoramic screen in The Aula, one of the world's most advanced venues for learning at sea. This indoor-outdoor experience allows nature to take center stage with its retractable floor-to-ceiling windows that unveil 270° views.

At once ethereal and majestic, the 'White Continent' has inspired explorers and adventurers for centuries. In this icy wilderness, marvel at icebergs glimmering in serene bays and mountains cloaked in white rising from the mainland while basalt cliffs. These stunning landscapes evoke both utter tranquility as fur seals lounge on a floating sheet of ice, and breathtaking drama as glaciers thunderously calve into the sea. In these cold and nutrient-rich waters, humpback, fin and giant blue whales have been known to greet expedition ships that venture into their habitat.

The Drake Passage has a notorious reputation for being the roughest seas on Earth. Traversing it required braving massive waves, hurricane-force winds and icy conditions that tested the mettle of both sailor and ship. As you sail, admire the surrounding vistas from the Finse Terrace, an outdoor lounge area designed to keep you warm in colder climes while enjoying the dramatic scenery.

Rising above the point where the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans converge, Cape Horn, named for the Dutch city of Hoorn in The Netherlands, is part of the Hermite Islands archipelago. This remote, stark and treeless place is often considered the continent's southernmost point. Soaring from Hornos Island is an enormous prehistoric-looking massif of Jurassic volcanic rock. Atop, stands its historic lighthouse near the water's edge. A beacon of assurance and safety for countless sailors since 1991, it is the world's southernmost traditional-style lighthouse.

The 'city at the end of the world' is one of the planet's most breathtaking destinations; Andean peaks, pristine lakes and boreal forests create a dramatic backdrop, surrounding this captivating coastal town. Although Ushuaia lies more than 600 miles north of Antarctica, the city's port is still the closest to the white continent and the starting point for its exploration.

The majesty of Antarctica's landscape attracts visitors seeking adventure, with its packed ice plains, rugged mountains and abundance of wildlife, such as whales, seals and various species of penguin. Disembark your ship and transfer to the airport for your charter flight. Bid farewell to your fellow travelers and journey home.

Life Onboard Viking Polaris

Viking Polaris
Viking Polaris

Launching in 2022, the Viking Polaris is Vikings' newest expedition ship, part of a fleet of award winning, state of the art ships built for exploration in sensitive environments. Read more

The Thinking Person's Cruise
The Thinking Person's Cruise

Viking are destination experts. With no casinos or children on board, you can be assured that the focus is firmly on enrichment and education. Read more

And Relax
And Relax

After a day of exploration or just to enhance the relaxation of a day at sea, the on-board Spa will leave you feeling recharged and revitalized. Read more

Best Dining Options at Sea
Best Dining Options at Sea

Viking offer six on board dining options. Beer, wine and soft drinks are available with lunch and dinner at no additional charge of fee. Read more

All Inclusive
All Inclusive

Viking proudly includes all that you need and nothing you do not. A variety of features and services are standard inclusions on your cruise. Read more

Expedition Experiences
Expedition Experiences

Viking include one complimentary shore excursion in every port of call. Enjoy included experiences around the world. Read more

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Availability Click on the cabin prices below to view upgrades and cabin details

Tuesday 13 Dec 2022
Tuesday 27 Dec 2022
Ship Viking Octantis
Nordic Balcony
$24,052View Cabins
Suite
$30,685View Cabins
Friday 01 Dec 2023
Friday 15 Dec 2023
Ship Viking Polaris
Nordic Balcony
$21,555View Cabins
Suite
$27,435View Cabins
Thursday 14 Dec 2023
Thursday 28 Dec 2023
Ship Viking Polaris
Nordic Balcony
$21,555View Cabins
Suite
$27,435View Cabins
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