Expedition Overview

Expedition Overview

SPECIAL OFFERS

Early Booking Savings: 2023 Dates for 2022 Rates

2022 prices guaranteed for select 2023 departures if booked by Jan. 31, 2022. Valid on the cabin fare only. Does not include rate protection on offers that may have been promoted for 2023 departures, extensions or land-only programs. This promotion is valid only on itineraries that repeat in 2023 from 2022. If a product is offered in 2023 and was not available in 2022, there is no special rate for it. This offer excludes expeditions on the Sea Cloud and Lord of the Glens.

Complimentary One-Way Airfare on Select Expedition Cruises

Book by February 28, 2022 on select departures for free economy group airfare between Miami/Buenos Aires (or Santiago). Valid for new bookings only, subject to availability.

Air Credit on Select Expedition Cruises

Book by February 28, 2022 to receive a $1,000 air credit per person on select departures. Offer not available on holiday departures, and subject to availability. New bookings only and not combinable with other offers. Call for details.

Complimentary Roundtrip Airfare on Select Expedition Cruises

Book by February 28, 2022 for free airfare on select 2022 and 2023 departures, based on round-trip economy group flights (round-trip Miami/Buenos Aires or Santiago) and must be ticketed by Lindblad Expeditions. In the case that Lindblad’s group flights are no longer available at time of booking, we reserve the right to issue a credit. All offers are valid for new bookings only, subject to availability at the time of booking, and may not be combined with other offers and pre- and post-extensions. Call for details.

  • Experience Antarctica from every perspective using a range of exploration tools aboard the National Geographic Explorer, National Geographic Endurance, or National Geographic Resolution, including a remotely operated vehicle that captures footage of the ocean floor.
  • Explore alongside a team of biologists, geologists, and undersea specialists who offer insights and engaging presentations throughout the trip.
  • Get up close to icebergs, wildlife, and hard-to-reach places using our fleets of kayaks and Zodiacs.
  • Observe a range of penguin and whale species, as well as seals and seabirds, and photograph them alongside our onboard photo instructor and National Geographic photographer.

Itinerary

Itinerary

Discover the Antarctic Peninsula, where endless white mountains roll to the horizon and massive glaciers churn icebergs into the sea. Here, nature reigns: penguins teeter along the shore, seals loll on ice slabs, and humpbacks and orca whales break the water's surface. Traveling with a team of scientists aboard the state-of-the-art National Geographic Explorer, National Geographic Resolution, or National Geographic Endurance encounter this otherworldly place close-up, gliding around enormous tabular icebergs by Zodiac or kayak, and walking along beaches peppered with penguins and seals.

This trip is operated in collaboration with Lindblad Expeditions.

Days 1-2: U.S./Buenos Aires, Argentina (OR SANTIAGO, CHILE)
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Depart on an overnight flight to Buenos Aires or Santiago. Settle into our hotel before heading out on an afternoon tour of the city. Gather tonight for a welcome reception.

Meals Included:Day 2 (Lunch)
Accommodations:Alvear Art Hotel/Alvear Icon Hotel
Day 3: Ushuaia, Argentina
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Fly to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world, and enjoy lunch and wildlife viewing on a catamaran cruise on the scenic Beagle Channel before embarking the ship.

Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations:

National Geographic Explorer, National Geographic Resolution, or National Geographic Endurance for the entire voyage

Day 4: At Sea/Drake Passage
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Voyage across the legendary Drake Passage, and watch for whales and seabirds gliding alongside the ship. Enjoy talks from our onboard naturalists about the wildlife and geology that await us on the Antarctica Peninsula.

Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Days 5-10: Exploring Antarctica
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With extended daylight hours at this time of year, we make the most of our days, keeping a flexible schedule to take advantage of the unexpected—veering off course to watch orcas perform off the bow or enjoying an after-dinner Zodiac cruise. We anticipate opportunities to take walks ashore, explore by Zodiac or kayak, and experience close encounters with wildlife. Our route will be determined by the conditions and the ever-changing ice, and may include some of the locations indicated on the map shown here.

One day, we may take Zodiacs out to see towering icebergs at close range, walk a beach covered with bickering seals and penguins, or hike to a summit for a breathtaking view. The next, we may be kayaking amid glittering brash ice or along a cliffside rookery in search of blue-eyed shags. And the next, we might experience the thrill of the ship crunching through the pack ice.

As we encounter the volcanic isles and pristine bays of the peninsula, our team of experts will bring depth and insight to the experience, explaining the behaviors and interactions of different species, the geological and climatic forces that still shape Antarctica, the anatomy of a glacier, and even how to make beautiful photographs of the places we visit. Our undersea specialists capture images from the deep—revealing the hardy marine life beneath the ice—and our expedition leader is always on the lookout for the best way to experience everything Antarctica has to offer.

Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Daily
Days 11-12: At Sea
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Enjoy the ship’s amenities as the Antarctic coast disappears from view. Round the southernmost tip of South America, and see the meeting of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Celebrate our voyage at a farewell dinner on board.

Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Daily
Days 13-14: Ushuaia, Argentina/Buenos Aires or Santiago, Chile/U.S.
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Disembark in Ushuaia. After lunch fly to Buenos Aires or Santiago by private charter, and connect with your overnight flight home.

Meals Included:Day 13 (Breakfast, Lunch)