“Discover the Last Continent”
Departures January – March, 2023 | 13 Days | 2 Countries
This ultimate adventure takes you to the Antarctic peninsula, where you will witness towering glaciers, snow-covered landscapes, immense icebergs and once-in-a-lifetime wildlife viewing. In the footsteps of explorers such as Amundsen, Shackleton and Scott, you will be one of the few to discover the world’s last truly wild frontier. Each day brings new surprises and the opportunity to change plans to maximize wildlife sightings and adapt to ever-changing weather.
Prices from $18,195 CAD per person based on double occupancy.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
First, we invented modern river cruising. Then, we redefined ocean cruising. Now, experience all the comfort and elegance of our award-winning fleet with an expedition ship built specifically to explore the world’s most remote destinations and allow you to immerse yourself in these regions.
Our new expedition ships feature innovative, light-filled spaces where comfort meets discovery. With more indoor and outdoor viewing areas than other expedition vessels, guests are as close as possible to the most magnificent scenery on earth.
Arrive in Buenos Aires and meet your expedition leaders and fellow guests; relax during an overnight stay in your hotel. Time permitting, you may wish to explore Argentina’s cosmopolitan capital. Influences from Spain, France and Italy all converge here, creating one of the Americas’ most engaging and energetic cities. Yet, it is often easy to forget you are in a big city, as the many barrios, or neighborhoods, of Buenos Aires exude an intimate atmosphere.
At the very tip of South America, Ushuaia prides itself on being the world’s southernmost city, surrounded by subantarctic forests, crystal-clear lakes, pristine glaciers and rich peat bogs. You will arrive today by private charter flight. Board your Viking Expedition ship and take time to get to know your ship and expedition team.
Named after its discoverer, Sir Francis Drake, this legendary route takes you from the tip of South America into the Antarctic Convergence, where sea temperatures plunge to near freezing in just a few hours’ sailing. Here, in the solitary beauty of the Southern Ocean, you may glimpse your first iceberg. Relax, enjoy one of many onboard dining options and take part in briefings by your Viking Expedition Team as you prepare for the adventures ahead.
At once ethereal and majestic, the “White Continent” has inspired explorers and adventurers for centuries. In this icy wilderness, marvel at icebergs glimmering in serene bays and mountains cloaked in white rising from the mainland while basalt cliffs. These stunning landscapes evoke both utter tranquility as fur seals lounge on a floating sheet of ice, and breathtaking drama as glaciers thunderously calve into the sea. In these cold and nutrient-rich waters, humpback, fin and giant blue whales have been known to greet expedition ships that venture into their habitat.
Bid farewell to Antarctica by again crossing the Drake Passage, a rite of passage for all polar explorers. As you sail, you may wish to learn more about this historic waterway, continue your studies about Antarctica, simply relax in The Nordic Spa or share your experiences with fellow guests in the Aquavit Bar.
Headland of Chile’s Tierra del Fuego archipelago at the southern tip of South America, Cape Horn straddles the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Dutch sailor Willem Schouten, who named the cape after the Dutch city of Hoorn, first rounded it in 1616, and to this day, rounding the cape is a milestone reserved for experienced sailors. On your Viking Expedition ship, you will join the ranks of other intrepid seafarers who have completed this legendary passage between the two oceans.
Often referred to as the “End of the Earth,” Ushuaia is the world’s southernmost city. Depart Ushuaia by charter flight to Buenos Aires. Continue your journey home or choose to explore more with one of our post-cruise land extension packages.