Celebrate a spectacular Christmas! From Ushuaia, cross the Drake Passage and sail on to an unforgettable exploration of Antarctica. See penguins from the closest and touch icebergs with your fingers. Get engaged in the most enjoyable onboard activities; visit our Activity Center, attend exciting lectures, enjoy the season´s festivities while surrounded by snow and ice and make your Antarctica family vacation a lifetime memory!
Close Encounters With Antarctic Wildlife
Explore A living Continent Of Ice
Learn & Enjoy In The Onboard Activity Center
Joining an expedition for Antarctica family vacation is sure to rank among the most exciting things you’ll ever do. Together, we will travel to the most remote place on earth, on an expedition that takes you to the unique highlights of Antarctica. Think waking up on Christmas morning and to remove the cabin curtains to expose a pristine view of mountains, penguins, and ice!
The expedition begins as we sail the infamous Drake Passage prior to arriving in remote Antarctica. The emotion created as we move closer and meet the astounding wildlife of the last intact continent. You will see whales, an encounter with thousands of penguins and some really cute seals. This small craft excursion will take you through the icebergs and each turn will work as a note that you are now a real polar explorer.
Back on board, you’ll have opportunities to experience and share discoveries with family and new buddies in a comfortable environment.
This expedition begins with an overnight rest in Buenos Aires, the beautiful capital of Argentina. We offer a free city tour in the evening. Enjoy the evening at your ease and find ”Paris of South America” for yourself.
Travel early in the morning to Ushuaia, where your ship awaits. Once on board, we commence our trip with a welcome-on-board dinner.
Get yourself ready for Antarctica as you will cross the violent Drake Passage, and believe us - it will win over you! Antarctica family vacation is designed to bring polar exploration to all ages and learning levels. This Center is the soul of the excursion community, a peaceful place to gather for talks, recaps, and casual events, and a warm area to mingle and exchange stories.
You are now in one of the most exclusive parts on earth! Try aground to explore the unique Antarctic view and come close to penguins and seals. You will feel like a true explorer from the moment you first set foot on the infinite range of snow and ice. Enjoy close contacts with wildlife and glaciers, old whaling sites and memorials as we sail.
One of the main attraction is Deception Island in the South Shetlands. When we cruise into the natural harbor of this volcanic island, you will view a deserted whaling station remembered as Hektor and a derelict British camp. We are sure you will like a visit to Half Moon Island, a staggeringly photogenic island endowed with some of the most stunning Antarctic spectacle likely, or Yankee Harbour, with its vast colony of Gentoo penguins, expected to be 4,000 breeding pairs.
Wilhelmina Bay has stunning scenery and is often called “Whale-mina Bay”, because of a large number of humpback whales spotted here in December.
We have designed lots of activities to encourage you to experience Antarctica in the best means. This might propose that one day you will visit the coast to see penguins and hear the crackling sound of glaciers. The next day, you may get to feel the salt and breeze as you sail between the sea ice, searching for leopard seals taking a rest on an ice platform. Back on board, we host activities that includes photography session, the onboard photographer will show you the basics of expedition photography.
Christmas Day will be a unique combination of interesting activities amongst the ice and penguins, coupled with popular Norwegian celebration. Your Christmas gift may be a ship amongst icebergs followed by a visit from some special white-bearded gentleman
After exploring this exciting continent, we move the ship back to civilization. Relax the day at sea recalling your experiences, when we reach Ushuaia, we will transfer you to the airport for your flight back to Buenos Aires
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