It has become cliche to say that Argentina is as much European as it is Latin; yet to arrive in Buenos Aires and discover this is actually true still surprises. Argentina is so much more than this. With the Patagonian Andes as its glacial backbone, it is a land of extreme wilderness, while its vast pampas are still home to roaming gauchos - the original South American cowboys. Had enough of the wild? The birthplace of the tango and the world's 5th largest wine producer has enough high culture to satisfy the most discerning palate, plus a nightlife to match.
Antarctica Classic (XVCASX)
Vivid emerald, violet tints, intense blue and crimson light—the Antarctic Peninsula is anything but a world of white desolation. Join us on a true adventure to a world of immense scale and visual splendour. Passing huge icebergs in the flat calm of a polar morning will reshape the way you look at your world. Encounter huge whales, enormous rookeries of penguins and stunning landscapes few have ever witnessed. This 11-day expedition will introduce you to the magic of the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula.
Highlights: Set foot on Antarctica—the worlds least visited continent, watch majestic albatross soar by the ship while crossing the Drake Passage, brave the chill by taking an optional polar plunge, witness immense icebergs and magnificent glaciers, have your questions answered by Antarctic experts
Quest for the Antarctic Circle (XVQCSX)
A massive rookery of penguins shuffles across a frozen shore; a pod of whales glides through frigid waters; 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. Our ice-strengthened expedition ship is ideally suited to cruising this icy wilderness, and her expert staff are on hand to ensure you’ll fully appreciate all the majesty you encounter. 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.
Highlights: Spend 7 full days exploring the Antarctic Peninsula, go farther south than most have ever gone, spend time on deck searching for whales and watching soaring albatross, get up close and personal with a variety of penguin species, discover the intricacies of the Antarctic region through our on board lecture program