Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent

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Relax, learn, and enjoy as travel experts handle all the in-country details and local guides arrange behind-the-scenes tours.

Aboard the National Geographic Explorer

To make a reservation, contact Lindblad Expeditions at 888-773-9007 or groups@expeditions.com.

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Exploring Antarctica in expedition style, aboard an authentic expedition ship is an incomparable experience and your guarantee of an in-depth encounter with all its wonders. Lindblad Expedition’s pioneering polar heritage and 50 years of experience navigating polar geographies is your assurance of safe passage in one of the wildest sectors of the planet. The veteran polar expedition team enables you to:

  • See more of the legendary landscapes and habitats
  • Encounter iconic penguins, leopard seals, and marine mammals
  • Kayak among icebergs, Zodiac cruise past resting crabeater seals, and walk a slice of the continent with the best ice team on Earth
  • Experience the seldom-seen Antarctic undersea through the efforts of the undersea specialist
  • Benefit from 50 years of expedition experience to see and do all you came for and more

Extraordinary adventure is a guarantee on all of Lindblad's Antarctica expeditions. Flexibility is a hallmark of their explorations, and often the shipboard day-by-day itinerary will change—so we may take full advantage of rare wildlife sightings, watching whales feed off the bow, or perfect conditions for a late day kayaking excursion.

Please note: All day-by-day breakdowns are a sampling of the places we intend to visit, conditions permitting.

Trip Leader: Prof. Thomas Mozdzer

Dates: Sunday, Nov. 27-Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022

  • Sold Out?: No

Cost and Inclusions

Book by Nov. 30, 2021 for free round-trip economy group airfare Miami/Buenos Aires. Ask about other U.S. gateways. Subject to availability and may not be combined with other offers and pre- and post-extensions. Baggage fees may be additional. Call Lindblad for details.

Cabin Category Double Occupancy+ Single Occupancy



















+Prices are per person, double occupancy

Bring the Kids: Sharing the expedition with your kids or grandkids is a life-enhancing experience.  Take $500 off the double-occupancy price for each person under the age of 18.

What's Included:

Aboard ship

  • Meals and all beverages*
  • 24-hour coffee, tea, soda, filtered water and complimentary refillable water bottle
  • Hors d’oeuvres and snacks during Recap
  • Fitness center and sauna
  • Fully stocked library and other gracious public spaces
  • The guidance and company of the expedition staff
  • Services of the ship’s physician
  • Gratuities to ship’s crew
  • Mac computers for downloading your photos
  • Complimentary Exclusive Antarctica Parka


  • One hotel night in Buenos Aires and city overview
  • Guided overview of Ushuaia
  • Meals on land as indicated in itinerary
  • Special access permits, park fees and port taxes
  • Transfers to and from airport if traveling on group flights
  • The expertise of the expedition staff


  • All shore activities
  • Zodiac and kayak explorations
  • Lectures and presentations in the lounge
  • Photo instruction
  • Morning stretch classes with wellness specialist

*Alcoholic beverages are included on the National Geographic Explorercertain super-premium brands are not included.

Unused services or items included in this program are non-refundable.


National Geographic Explorer is a state-of-the-art expedition ship. It is a fully stabilized, ice-class vessel, with an ice-reinforced hull, enabling it to navigate polar passages while providing exceptional comfort. It carries kayaks and a fleet of Zodiac landing craft. An undersea specialist operates a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and sophisticated video equipment, extending access to the underwater world.

Public areas include: the Bistro bar; chart room; restaurant; global gallery; library, lounge with full service bar and state-of-the-art facilities for films, slideshows and presentations; mud room with lockers for expedition gear, and observation lounge. Our “open bridge” provides guests an opportunity to meet our officers and captain and learn about navigation.

Meals are served in single seatings with unassigned tables for an informal atmosphere and easy mingling. The menu is international with local flair.All cabins face outside with windows or portholes, private facilities and climate controls. Some cabins have balconies.

Expedition Equipment includes: Zodiac landing craft, kayaks, Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV), hydrophone, splash-cam, underwater video camera, crow’s nest remote controlled camera, and a video microscope.

The ship features a full-time doctor, undersea specialist, a photography team and video chronicler, and wellness specialist, as well as a glass-enclosed fitness center, outdoor stretching area, two LEXspa treatment rooms and sauna, internet café and laundry.

View the deck plan here

Self-Disinfecting Fleet: Lindblad Expeditions recently became the first self-disinfecting fleet in the cruise industry with the rollout of the ACT Premium Purity™ system. This is a photocatalytic process that works when illuminated, breaking down unwanted microbes such as bacteria, viruses, mold, and airborne allergens. It can be applied to all surfaces, which become self-disinfecting after application. Planned for well over a year and designed to drastically cut down on any number of germ-related transmissions, it resulted in great success during the testing phase.

Lindblad Expeditions is 100% carbon neutral and single-use plastic free, because they care deeply about the planet and see travel as a powerful  force for good. Learn more about their commitment to sustainability here


Depart the U.S. on an overnight flight to Buenos Aires. 

Arrive in Buenos Aires. Settle into the Alvear Art Hotel (or similar) before seeing the city’s Beaux-Arts palaces and the famous balcony associated with Eva Perón. (Day 2: L)

Fly by private charter to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. Embark ship. (B,L,D)

While crossing the legendary Drake Passage, spot albatross and other seabirds that glide alongside the ship. (B,L,D)

With long hours of daylight at this time of year, we have ample opportunity to explore the Antarctic Peninsula and the surrounding islands. In keeping with the nature of an expedition, the schedule is flexible so that we can take advantage of the unexpected—watching whales at play off the bow, taking an after-dinner Zodiac cruise, or heading out on an unplanned excursion. We anticipate offering opportunities each day to hike, kayak among the ice floes, and experience close encounters with wildlife. You may have the thrill of watching our powerful ship crunch through the pack ice, or step ashore to thousands of Adélie and gentoo penguins. You’ll learn how climate change affects the penguin populations, and how best to capture images of penguins from a photographer. Back aboard, our undersea specialist may present video from that day’s dive or show rare images taken up to 1,000 feet below the surface using our ROV. Our expert staff will craft an expedition where you will learn, see, and experience more. (B,L,D)

Enjoy the ship’s amenities as the coast of Antarctica disappears from view. Round the southernmost tip of South America, and see the meeting of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Celebrate your voyage at a farewell dinner on board. (B,L,D)

Disembark in Ushuaia. Fly by charter to Buenos Aires and connect with your overnight flight home. (Day 13: B,L)


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