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Are you ready for the Polar adventure of a lifetime on the MS Expedition? A tour of either the Arctic or Antarctica can be truly life changing. Massive, magnificent and mesmerising, both poles will leave you speechless. Each day presents a new discovery, whether you’re cruising through icy waterways, trekking through challenging, penguin-strewn landscapes, or catching a glimpse of polar bears or humpback whales breaching in the crystal-clear waters.

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Antarctica Classic

Ushuaia > Drake Passage > South Shetland Islands > Antarctic Peninsula > Drake Passage > Ushuaia

Set foot on the world's least visited continent - Antarctica! After arriving at your base in Ushuaia, southern Argentina, and discovering some of the natural highlights of the area you'll hop on board the MS Expedition and sail down to Antarctica. Travel with Antarctic experts and take special excursions around jaw dropping icebergs and glaciers and onto the continent's mainland. Spot incredible local wildlife and if you're brave enough opt to take on the chill of the waters with a polar plunge.
11 days
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Exploring the Antarctic

Antarctica Classic In Depth

Ushuaia > Drake Passage > South Shetland Islands > Antarctic Peninsula > Drake Passage > Ushuaia

Have more time to travel or want to see the continent a little more in depth?  This is the trip for you! After departing Ushuaia and sailing down to Antarctica, you'll spend 6 full days exploring the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands. Opt to attend lectures by Antarctic experts and learn of the extraordinary human and natural history of the Antarctic region. Get up close to the icebergs with small group excursions and see how the local wildlife make this incredible part of the world their home.
13 days
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Penguins in the Antarctic

Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica

Montevideo > South Atlantic Ocean > Falkland Islands > Southern Ocean > South Georgia > Scotia Sea > South Shetland > Drake Passage > Ushuaia

Meet hardy locals and see unique wildlife in the Falkland Islands, explore abandoned whaling stations and visit Shackleton’s grave, walk quietly amongst king penguins and watch them surf onto the beach, learn about the environment and ecology from industry experts, spot whales and seals while cruising through icebergs on Zodiacs.
21 days
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polar ice hiking

Quest for the Antarctica Circle

Ushuaia > Drake Passage > South Shetland Islands > Antartica Peninsula > Antarctica Circle > Drake Passage > Ushuaia

Watch penguins shuffles across the frozen land; a pod of whales glides through the water; dramatic landscapes float off in the distance – welcome to Antarctica. Join us on a voyage of discovery to our planet’s last frontier – a mysterious and virtually pristine paradise. Sail the Drake Passage past the South Shetland Islands, then really explore the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. Prepare yourself for an adventure like no other – more like a private expedition than a traditional cruise.
14 days
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Visting Antarctica

Our expeditions, tours and trips to Antarctica run from November to March when the weather is milder; however, temperatures will still generally be below freezing. Depending on which month you visit, there will be slight differences in scenery and wildlife, but all are sure to be equally as breathtaking. November sees the ice break into incredible icebergs, whilst December and January have longer hours of daylight and an exciting amount of penguin, seal and bird activity. Whereas February and March are the months to descend on this frozen landscape if you’re looking to witness the presence of the majestic whales. Mother Nature does of course take matters into her own hands, making a stunning spectacle of ice, water and wildlife a dead cert.

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