Antarctic Peninsula Luxury Cruise

Classic 5-star expedition cruising to the Antarctic Peninsula

LUXURY CRUISING ANTARCTIC PENINSULA

A luxury cruise of the Antarctic Peninsula is the perfect opportunity to discover the awe-inspiring landscapes, history, and wildlife of one of the world’s most remote and mysterious regions. Your luxury travel begins in Ushuaia, where you will explore the spectacular Tierra del Fuego National Park and walk the charming streets of the town “at the end of the world.” Next, your time luxury cruising in the Antarctic Peninsula begins when you board your comfortable ship with spacious staterooms, luxurious amenities, and ample lounge space and common areas. Set sail across the Drake Passage to arrive in Antarctica, where you will embark on your first land excursion to witness the fascinating wildlife and unearthly landscapes of the polar region. You will explore the polar region with hikes, Zodiac rides, and kayaking excursions during the cruise.  Visit remote penguin colonies with an expert naturalist guide, kayak among a maze of building-sized icebergs, and encounter whales, seals, birds, and more as you explore stunning bays and inlets on a Zodiac.

A Taste of Blue Parallel's Insider Access

  • Private, custom-made adventures in Argentine Patagonia
  • Overall personal logistical assistance before and after cruise
  • Custom-made pre- and post-cruise extensions designed by experts in the region

The Discovery

  • Ushuaia
  • Drake Passage
  • South Shetland Islands
  • Antarctica

The Adventure

  • Hiking
  • Wildlife
  • Kayaking
  • Zodiac excursions

DURATION

13 days

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LUXURY TRAVEL ANTARCTIC PENINSULA

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Note: This private tour to Antarctica is an example, as all of our luxury journeys are custom-made.

Note: This private tour to Antarctica is an example, as all of our luxury journeys are custom-made.

Ushuaia (2 nights)

Upon your arrival in Ushuaia, head straight to Tierra del Fuego National Park, where you will begin your discovery of the far southern latitudes with your expert guide. In the national park, canoe down the Lapataia River from Lake Roca. Along the way, admire the region’s unique flora, such as evergreen beech, winter’s bark, and fire bush, before arriving at Laguna Verde, one of the most breathtaking spots in the national park. 

The following day, head to the penguin rookery on Martillo Island, where you will marvel at the bustling colony of Magellanic Penguins at their breeding site. Then, continue to a delicious picnic lunch on Gable Island, the largest island in the Beagle Channel, before a light hike to spot seabirds such as petrels, skuas, cormorants, seagulls, and albatross. 

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Antarctic Peninsula Luxury Cruise (10 nights)

After spending a final morning on land in Ushuaia, board the spacious ship that will be your base for the next ten nights. This ice-class ship features multiple dining options, comfortable lounge areas, a bar featuring live music, a heated pool and jacuzzis, a fitness area and spa, an auditorium for presentations made by expert naturalist guides, and more. In addition, the staterooms feature elegant designs and large picture windows so that you can marvel at the awe-inspiring landscapes of one of the most remote regions of the world.

The adventure begins as you traverse the legendary Drake Passage, which separates the Americas from Antarctica. While your captain will determine the exact route based on weather and wildlife conditions, your first landing may be in the South Shetland Islands. Highlights of this area include the breathtaking Elephant and Deception Islands. At Deception Island, you may visit the caldera of an active volcano, where it’s possible to hike around the unearthly landscape before taking a dip in a geothermal pool. Elephant Island is best known as the site where Ernest Shackleton and his crew survived a brutal Antarctic winter in 1916.

You will have ample opportunities to discover the Antarctic Peninsula on foot, kayak, and Zodiac during your cruise. Accompanied by expert naturalist guides, visit the resident Adelie and Gentoo Penguins, hiking to their colonies to learn more about their breeding habits. Or, take a hike with a geologist who will explain how the otherworldly landscape of massive ice towers and jagged rock formations came to exist over millions of years. During your Zodiac excursions, you will explore the various bays and inlets of the area. Get a sense of the scope and scale of Antarctica as you keep your eyes out for wildlife such as penguins, whales, and seabirds. Kayaking on the arctic waters allows you to navigate among mazes of icebergs and ice floes, perhaps even stumbling upon a seal sunning itself on an iceberg. After exploring the Antarctic Peninsula, you will reverse course and return north, crossing the Drake Passage before disembarking in Ushuaia.

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DESTINATIONS TRAVEL TIME
USHUAIA USHUAIA 10 nights / 11 days

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PRICE REFERENCE

Recommended stay 13-16 days
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Note: Prices will vary based on the specifics of your itinerary and the number of passengers in your party

What is included in your Antarctic Peninsula Luxury Cruise, Antarctica tour:

  • Luxury accommodations at
    • Arakur Ushuaia Resort & Spa or Los Cauquenes Resort & Spa (Ushuaia)
    • Stateroom aboard the Le Commandant Charcot (Antarctica Cruise)
  • Internal flights 
  • Services of Blue Parallel hosts and private specialized guides throughout the journey
  • All special events, guided tours, excursions, outdoor activities, entrance fees
  • A Blue Parallel team composed of a personal travel expert, and a “behind the scenes” logistical expert who monitors every step of your luxury tour. The team is on call 24-hours a day during a trip
  • All internal transportation
  • Most meals
  • A Blue Parallel customized travel kit that you will receive prior to departure

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