Epic Antarctica: An Unrivalled Adventure

Epic Antarctica cruise

One of the most recent additions to the Antarctica cruise scene is the Epic Antarctica cruise.

Arguably the most comprehensive itinerary out there, the cruise brings together two existing trips and combines them into one extreme adventure.

Over a total of 22 days, the Epic Antarctica cruise spends 16 of them exploring the Antarctic Peninsula – unheard of in cruise terms! From the Shetland Islands, to Weddell Sea to the Falkland Islands, this journey will consist of a staggering 30 trips onto the ice, definitely making it an unforgettable experience.

Offering a unique opportunity to view Antarctica’s stunning landscape, rich history and extraordinary wildlife diversity, the Epic Antarctica cruise is an incredible journey. Amidst the ice floes, you will search for whales, photograph the amazing vistas and have the chance to experience the White Continent as it’s never been experienced before.

Exploring alongside Antarctic experts, including marine biologists, historians and adventure guides, the Epic Antarctica cruise will provide a complete and detailed tour of Antarctica. Designed for the adventurous, the Epic Antarctica cruise offers a true Antarctic experience and is the most comprehensive trip around.

Please note here that the Epic Antarctica cruise is occasionally called another name such as ‘Peninsula in depth with circle crossing’ or ‘East and West Antarctica’ etc. You must read the itineraries carefully before booking to avoid disappointment.

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Route Itinerary

Please remember here that all cruises have slightly differing itineraries. The itinerary below is the standard for most operators in Antarctica who offer the Epic Antarctica cruise. Also note that weather is often a major factor when it comes to sailing in Antarctica and not all voyages will stick rigidly to a set itinerary.

​DAY 1: PUNTA ARENAS, CHILE / PORT STANLEY, FALKLAND ISLANDS

​DAY 2 – 3: AT SEA

​DAY 4 – 5: KING GEORGE ISLAND AND ANTARCTIC PENINSULA

​DAY 6 – 8: ANTARCTIC CIRCLE / GERLACHE COASTLINE

​DAY 9 – 10: ANTARCTIC PENINSULA AND SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS

​DAY 11: KING GEORGE ISLAND

​DAY 12 – 14: ANTARCTIC PENINSULA

​DAY 15: SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS, ANTARCTICA

​DAY 16 – 17: ANTARCTIC SOUND AND THE WEDDELL SEA

​DAY 18: ELEPHANT ISLAND, ANTARCTICA

​DAY 19 – 20: AT SEA

​DAY 21: WEST POINT / SAUNDERS ISLAND

​DAY 22: PORT STANLEY, FALKLAND ISLANDS

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Ships that sail the ​Epic Antarctica Cruise Itinerary

​Akademik Ioffe

​This 96 passenger vessel is one the strongest in the water and comes with stabilizers and an ice-strengthened hull. Fully equipped with a modern feel, the Akademik Ioffe offers a complete lecture theater and wellness program which includes yoga instruction (select departures), registered massage therapist, daily meditation, hot water spa, sauna and a refreshing salt-water plunge pool!

Akademik Sergey Vavilov

With stabilizers and an ice-strengthened hull, this ship is one of the steadiest in Antarctica! Very well equipped and spacious, the Akademik Sergey Vavilov carries 92 passengers and offer a nice modern feel. The interior spaces are large and the vessel comes with a separate lounge, bar, sauna, plunge pool and library.

Ocean Endeavour

One of the larger expedition ships in Antarctica, the Ocean Endeavour can take up to 199 passengers. perfectly equipped for polar sailing and passenger comfort, the Endeavour comes with a full ice-strengthened hull, large sundeck, spacious restaurant and several large lounges!

The sauna, gym, juice bar and many zodiacs make the Endeavour one of our favorites.

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