Antarctic Peninsula and Coastal Patagonia Cruise

Antarctica and patagonia cruise

The Antarctica Peninsula and Coastal Patagonia Cruise is one of the rarer Antarctica cruises. However, it is also one of the most stunning!

You’ll experience a wild mix of landscapes as you visit the enchanting Antarctic Peninsula before venturing up the western coast of Chile, taking in some of the most magical and haunting landscapes on earth.

The amazing contrast between landscapes is a constant delight as you kayak and hike among some of the worlds most untouched environments.

Your cruise sets off from Ushuaia before crossing the Drake Passage to reach Antarctica. Once in the White Continent you will be in state of continual amazement as you take in the blue-hued icebergs, enormous glacier and stunning array of wildlife.

You’ll make several shore landings a day and visit some of the most popular spots including Deception Island and Port Lockroy!

After exploring the peninsula your cruise then heads back across the passage to reach Cape Horn where you stop. You then travel up the coast visiting some of the most pristine parks on earth including the famous Torress Del Pain National Park. Here you explore on foot and kayak!

Your journey continues up the coast as you visit isolated villages and sprawling cities before finally concluding our journey in Santiago.

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Antarctic Peninsula and Coastal Patagonia Cruise

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Route Itinerary

​Because of the cruise’s long sailing time and unpredictable weather, all operators will offer a slightly different itinerary. Please note that the itinerary provided below reflects what we have personally experienced and is not a direct reflection of all operator’s itineraries.

​DAY 1: ARRIVE IN USHUAIA

​DAY 2: EMBARKATION DAY

​DAY 3: CROSSING THE DRAKE PASSAGE

​DAY 4-8: ANTARCTICA PENINSULA

​DAY 9: CRUISING AT SEA

​DAY 10: CAPE HORN

​DAY 11: CHILEAN FJORDS

​DAY 12-13: PUERTO NATALES – TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK

​DAY 14: PUERTO EDEN – CHILE

​DAY 15: CHILEAN FJORDS

​DAY 16: PUERTO MONTT

​DAY 17: DAY AT SEA

​DAY 18: VALPARAISO, CHILE

Trip Variations

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Antarctica, South Georgia and Coastal Patagonia Cruise

Thus variation is almost identical to the one mentioned above. However, instead of visiting the Falkland Islands, this itinerary takes in the wildlife-rich island of South Georgia instead. Probably a better option for wildlife lovers as you’ll literally see millions of seals and penguins, including the king penguin!

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Ships that sail the ​Antarctic Peninsula and Coastal Patagonia Cruise Itinerary

Fram

Named after the ship used by Norwegian Explorer Fridtjof Nansen, the Fram was purpose built in 2009 and is one of the largest vessels in Antarctic waters with space for 269 passengers! Items from the original Fram are positioned around the ship which makes for a nice touch. As can be expected from a ship this size, the Fram contains several Jacuzzi’s, a gym, several restaurants and lounges and a full spa facility.

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Silver Explorer

Probably the most luxurious ship in the Polar Regions. The Silver Explorer takes only 132 passengers, but boasts facilities of a much larger vessel. Facilities include a spacious library, Internet Cafe, full-service spa, boutique shopping, beauty salon, fitness center, sauna and two top-deck Jacuzzi’s! The ship also boasts 8 zodiacs so no one ever has to wait for landings! If you can afford it, this is a very cool ship.

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​Midnatsol

Carrying 500 passengers, the Midnatsol is one of the largest Antarctica ships. Decked out with nice pieces of modern art, the Midnatsol has a bight and colorful feel to it. Natural light is everywhere and the main lounge is a two-story room with front facing panoramic views! Decked out with a Young Explorers Program, the Midnatsol is incredibly family friendly.

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