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Facing the Vastness of Antarctica

12-day Expedition cruise to Antarctica
 Special departure for the cruise: November 22nd, 2023

 Start of our services November 21st, 2023

12 day/13 nights | Antarctica

At a glance

We welcome you to set sail for Antarctica's amazing lands in this unique departure arranged by Covitour.

Delight in the very best intro to the last frontier onboard the M/V USHUAIA, which will enable you to see much of the wildlife and landscape highlights of the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands.

This unique journey will be helped by our personnel throughout the journey, besides; you will be accompanied by a skilled and devoted group of exploration leaders, biologists in addition to speakers who will share their interests and understanding of the area with you.

The Antarctic Peninsula's exceptional history will offer you with a kind of enjoyment frequently just related to the early explorers. You will have a lot of time to explore its fantastic landscapes, a beautiful wilderness of snow, ice, waterways and mountains, and an extremely wide range of wildlife.

The Antarctic animals are totally active throughout the time of this journey. The charm and privacy of the seas and mountains of Antarctica conceal the mad activity of the seaside nests of birds and mammals.

After the winter season darkness, spring fever strikes Antarctica and the sun triggers an explosive development of phytoplankton in locations of the mineral outcrop. Phytoplankton offers food for huge swarms of zooplankton, consisting of krill. Krill forms the basis of the food cycle for squid, fish, and eventually whales, seabirds and seals, which flock to fatten up and produce their young.

Throughout the trip, you'll frequently make 2 landings a day by means of the ship's fleet of zodiac boats.

You will cross the Antarctic Convergence - the biological border of Antarctica, formed from the conference of the warmer waters of the sub-Antarctic seas with the cold Antarctic waters.

There is not just a modification in the marine animals however likewise in the avifauna. Roaming albatrosses, gray-headed albatrosses, black-browed albatrosses, Light-mantled albatrosses, checkerboard petrels, storm petrels, blue petrels, and the Antarctic petrels are a few of the bird types that can be found.

Some experiences you can feel and see

  • Cruise the Drake Passage, the northern limitation of numerous Antarctic seabirds.
  • Discover the beautiful wilderness western Antarctic Peninsula's icy landscape & differed wildlife.
  • View snow-capped mountains and substantial icebergs, ice, and waterways, along the South Shetlands.
  • Cruising through a narrow passage into the flooded caldera of Deception Island is genuinely remarkable.
  • Take pleasure in a complete program of lectures and the Ushuaia's open bridge policy.
  • Browse a few of the most gorgeous waterways, such as the Gerlache Strait.
  • The Antarctic Peninsula offers you with exceptional enjoyment as you cross the Drake Passage.
  • Make certain to keep your eyes open for wildlife such as sea birds, seals, and whales.
  • Enjoy regular journeys ashore as you explore this polar area by land and sea on this 10-day cruise aboard the M/V Ushuaia.

The ship. "The M/V Ushuaia"

The ship. "The M/V Ushuaia".
M/V Ushuaia is an Argentine cruise liner presently run by Antarpply Expeditions S.A., with head office in the city of Ushuaia.
 The vessel has only 46 cabins, for 88 travelers, and an open-bridge policy.
 It has been geared up with innovative interaction and navigation devices and the finest service requirements in the Antarctic market.
 Public areas include a big dining-room, an open-plan observation lounge/lecture space, bar and a well-stocked library.
 The cruise offers a professional group of global exploration leaders and speakers, extremely experienced in Antarctic. The chefs will prepare outstanding food consisting of lots of regional specialized.


Buenos Aires. November 29th, 2022
Optional service: Transfer In/Out and lodging.


Arrival in Ushuaia. November 30th, 2022 
Optional service: Transfer In/Out.
Lodging in Ushuaia (included).
Day at leisure.


Ushuaia. December 1th, 2022 
AM Half-day trip to Tierra del Fuego National Park (included).
Through a course surrounded by Lengas peats and forests, we will reach a lovely glacier lake framed by mountains and forests.
Transfer to the ship (included).
After you have actually settled into your cabins you will start to enjoy the beginning of the experience.
You will cruise the remainder of the day through the Beagle Channel and the picturesque Mackinlay Pass.

DAY 4/5

At the sea. Crossing the Drake Passage. December 3rd. and 2nd., 2022 
Over the next 2 days in the Drake Passage.
You will have the ability to experience life from the viewpoint of the polar explorers who initially mapped these areas: cool salted breezes, rough seas, possibly some a fin whale snorting marine spray.

DAY 6/9

Visiting the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands.December 4th to 7th, 2022  
Entering Antarctica.
Rocky gray peaks dotted with snow, whitish-blue split ice towers, and totally various wildlife.
The South Shetland Islands are a sanctuary for wildlife. Large penguin rookeries, beaches ruled by Antarctic fur seals and Southern elephant seals make every day invested in this incredible island group memorable.

DAY 10/11

Crossing the Drake Passage, northbound. December 9th and 8th, 2022 
We leave Antarctica and head north throughout the Drake Passage.
Join the biologists on deck as we look for seabirds and whales and delight in some last lectures.
Take the opportunity to show and unwind on the remarkable experiences of the previous days en route back to Ushuaia.

DAY 12

End of experience. December 10th, 2022 
Every experience, no matter how fantastic, should ultimately pertain to an end. It is time to disembark in Ushuaia.
Optional service: Transfer Out to the airport.


Please note: The itinerary is a guide only and will be subject to change at the discretion of the captain due to meteorological, ice conditions, and wildlife watching opportunities.


All rates are quoted in US Dollars per person, based on twin or triple occupancy. Two dedicated Premier single cabins are available at a special single rate. Covitour special program Include two more days and one night

Rates in US Dollars per person

Cabin categories
Standard Plus Triple
Standard Twin
Standard Plus Twin
Premier Twin
Premier Single
Superior Twin
Suite Twin

9 night, 10 days cruise to Antarctica Peninsula

Complimentary Services
1 Night accommodation in USH shared double or twin room. November 30th
HD Excursión to Tierra del Fuego National Park
Transfer IN to the ship

Additional Services
1 night accommodation in BUE (shared double or twin room) at 3 stars Hotel. November 29th.
Transfer In / Out in Buenos Aires
Transfer out in USH
Net rate per person: usd 115 (based in 2 pax)

Optional services
Travel insurance
Additional nights in Buenos Aires or Ushuaia
Extensions tours in Argentina

Not included in the cruise price (except expressly in the itinerary): 
Any airfare, pre- and post land arrangements ; 
Transfers to/from the vessel ; 
Passport and visa expenses; 
Government arrival and departure taxes; 
Meals ashore; 
Cancellation and personal insurance (mandatory); 
Excess baggage charges and all items of a personal nature 

Customary gratuity at the end of the voyages (guidelines will be provided).