Beyond the Antarctic Circle



per person
Duration: 18 Nights
Destination: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Region: Antarctica
Deal Code: PASDSWJ




Combining the splendour of the Antarctic Peninsula with a specific goal – to reach the latitude 66°33’ South. By crossing the Antarctica Circle, you will join an elite group of people who not only have been to Antarctica but have ventured into a region seldom visited. Raise your glass and toast this achievement, taking pride in venturing where few people have explored. See some subtle changes in your scenery, with more sea ice, and wildlife living off the krill rich waters. Join your Discovery Team and be amazed in the surrounding wildlife, whether it is a penguin sliding down an iceberg, diving into the crystal, cold waters, a leopard seal lazing on pack ice, or humpback whales cruising peacefully by your Zodiac, your experience in Antarctica is unlike anything you have done before.

Your Fly, Stay & Cruise Package Includes:

  • $4300 flight credit per person
  • 1 night accommodation in Buenos Aires with breakfast
  • 14 night Antarctic cruise onboard Scenic Eclipse II, Buenos Aires return
  • All onboard meals in complimentary dining venues & selected non-alcoholic beverages
  • A wide range of onboard activities & entertainment
  • 3 night accommodation in Buenos Aires with breakfast
  • Buenos Aires city tour   
  • Private transfers throughout
  • Port charges, fees & taxes onboard your cruise

Pricing is per person twin share and based on travel 7-25 January 2024

Solo traveller pricing available. Please speak to one of our travel consultants for more details

Cruise Itinerary:

Day 1 - Buenos Aires, Argentina

Latin passion and European romance define the beautiful city of Buenos Aires, a dynamic city known for its wide-ranging architectural styles, contemporary and historic arts, and culinary gifts. Arrive at your hotel for your one-night stay

Day 2 - Buenos Aires > Ushuaia

Your journey into wonder begins as you fly from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, known as the southernmost city in the world, where the crew will warmly greet you as you board Scenic Eclipse. Settle into your handsomely appointed suite and acquaint yourself with the luxurious facilities of your Discovery Yacht. Toast the start of your voyage at the welcome cocktail reception hosted by the Captain who will introduce your expert Discovery Leaders and their team. Set sail and cruise through the Beagle Channel and admire the dramatic views of the Andean mountains of Tierra del Fuego from the comfort of your private verandah.

Day 3 - At sea

Relax and enjoy the amazing facilities of your floating resort as you cruise towards the Antarctic Peninsula. An entertaining presentation by the Discovery Team in the state-of-the-art theatre will build up the excitement for what’s to come or choose to relax in your suite and watch the live streaming on your TV.

Day 4 - At sea

A day at sea to relax on board.

Day 5 - Beyond Antarctic Circle

Heading south across the Bransfield Strait, we sail towards the Antarctic Circle. Due to the extraordinary nature of the region, a host of choices are open and dependent on the ice and weather conditions. Your experienced Discovery Team Leaders, who have made countless journeys to Antarctica, will use their expertise to design your voyage from day to day, making the most of 18–20 hours of daylight. During this voyage, we’ll endeavour to cross the Antarctic Circle at latitude 66°33’ South, where you will notice subtle changes in the Antarctic ice and landscape. Celebrate with a well-earned glass of Champagne and raise a toast to the intrepid explorers who have gone before.

Day 6 - Beyond Antarctic Circle

Due to the extraordinary nature of the region, a host of choices are open and dependent on the ice and weather conditions.

Day 7 - Beyond Antarctic Circle

Due to the extraordinary nature of the region, a host of choices are open and dependent on the ice and weather conditions.

Day 8 - Antarctic Peninsula

Witness wildlife in their natural habitat, with no fear of humans. Antarctica is truly land of peace. 

Your expert Captain and crew will navigate some of the most beautiful waterways, which may include traversing the stunning 11-kilometre-long Lemaire Channel where steep cliffs hem in the iceberg-filled passage just 700 metres wide at its narrowest point. There may be the chance to visit a working scientific base and discuss life in these harsh conditions with the staff. Enjoy the chance to visit areas alive with wildlife such as penguins, seals, and whales. You can also explore the remnants of a derelict whaling station and a vacant British base or climb to the rim of a volcanic crater. 

Day 9 - Antarctic Peninsula.

Day 10 - Antarctic Peninsula

Day 11 - Antarctic Peninsula

Partake in daily Scenic Discovery excursions and shore landings. Cruise by Zodiacs, kayak and stand-up paddleboard around icebergs and hear the ice cracking and whales feeding below.

Day 12 - Antarctic Peninsula

Day 13 - At Sea

Delight your palate with the extensive range of dining options on board, or have a butler serve you your meal in-suite. Farewell your expedition in the icy lands and sail heading north to the continent of South America. Share memories of your experiences with new-found friends.

Day 14 - At Sea

Enjoy a day at sea. 

Day 15 - Ushuaia, Argentina > Buenos Aires

Your cruise ends this morning as you farewell the crew. Disembark after breakfast to fly to Buenos Aires, taking away memories of a truly unforgettable experience.

The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the tour will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

Day tour information:

Buenos Aires City Tour with Lunch at Puerto Madero

After being picked up at your hotel, we will start our tour through one of the main avenues : the 9th of july Avenue, where we'll see the Teatro Colon and the Obelisk, before visiting the Plaza de Mayo, where we will do our first stop, There was the historical, political and foundational epicentre of the city; here have time to take photos of the magnificent Metropolitan Cathedral, with its incredible neoclassical facade; the Casa Rosada, the government headquarters and the Cabildo museum, located in the former headquarters of the Spanish colonial administration. The tour continues south through the old neighbourhood of San Telmo, passing through Parque Lezama where we'll continue even further south to reach the neighbourhood of La Boca, where we have our second stop. Famous for the stadium of Boca Juniors, one of the greatest exponents of the Argentinian passion: Football; and also important for Caminito, one of the biggest Tourist Attractions, full of colour, magic and history. After the break we move to Puerto Madero, which is one of the newest, most exclusive and most modern neighbourhoods in Buenos Aires with its main areas of Retiro and Plaza San Martin. We'll move on to Palermo, which is Buenos Aires main green area. The last neighbourhood we'll visit is the exclusive and sophisticated neighbourhood of La Recoleta. After the city tour, we will have lunch at one of the most distinguished restaurants in Puerto Madero where you could try different cuts of meat and taste the biggest variety of starters, garnishes and desserts. All this in a unique place with an outstanding service.

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Terms & Conditions

Prices listed are per person in Australian/New Zealand Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking and shown *on the lowest Deluxe veranda suite category available at the time.  Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 27 September 2023 and can be withdrawn without notice.   Cabin categories include prepaid government fees and port taxes unless otherwise stated. Hotels may charge resort fees not included in this package, payable direct upon check in. Visas are not included. Air credit is applicable on airline of choice, subject to availability and subject to the carriers’ flight schedules and conditions. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge.