Voyage aboard the Ushuaia as indicated in the itinerary; all meals throughout the voyage aboard the Ushuaia; all shore excursions and activities throughout the voyage by Zodiac; program of lectures by noted naturalists and leadership by experienced expedition staff; all miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program; comprehensive pre-departure material; detailed post-expedition log.
Any airfare, whether on scheduled or charter flights; pre- and post land arrangements; transfers to/from the vessel; passport and visa expenses; government arrival and departure taxes; meals ashore; baggage, cancellation, personal insurance and insurance of any kind (strongly recommended); excess baggage charges and all items of a personal nature such as bar and beverage charges and telecommunication charges; and the customary gratuity at the end of the voyages (guidelines will be provided); possible fuel surcharge if price of crude oil is higher than USD $100/barrel.
Payment & Cancellation
In order to confirm this trip, a nonrefundable deposit of 30% is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
Up to 90 days – 100% of deposit (may be applied as a future cruise credit)
89 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost
Terms & Conditions
This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.
To join this trip, all eligible guests must provide proof of being fully vaccinated (at least 14 days after your final COVID-19 vaccine shot), including a booster shot for those eligible. There may also be COVID-19 testing or other requirements to participate; your Adventure Specialist will provide details of current policies upon booking.
Arrival & Departure
All 10-day Classic Antarctica itineraries begin and end in Ushuaia, Argentina (USH). We highly recommend arriving one day prior to your trip start date in case of any flight delay, cancellation or lost luggage issues. No ground transfers are provided in Ushuaia. Embarkation is at 4:00pm on day 1 of the itinerary. The vessel will sail at 6:00pm and is not able to wait for missing passengers or luggage. Ushuaia’s port is located on Maipu Avenue. The main entrance to the pier is on Lasserre Street, opposite of the Hotel Albatross, about 15 minutes’ drive from the airport. The ship arrives at 7:00am on the final day of the expedition and disembarkation is normally at 8:00 or 8:30am. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.
Activities included aboard this expedition include Zodiac cruises, hiking, land treks, glacier viewing and wildlife observation.
In addition to listed Single cabin rates, select double-occupancy cabins may be available for single occupancy with a single supplement fee. Single travelers wishing to book a double-occupancy cabin may do so at 1.5x the per-person listed rate for twin cabins and 2x the per-person listed rate for suites in select cabins based upon availability. Suites and Superior #301 receive a 50% fare reduction for the third person. Shared accommodation can be arranged on request.
Families & Children
AdventureSmith recommends children be at least 12 years old to enjoy the Classic Antarctica cruise. A child (under 16 years) accompanied by two adults will be free of charge in a triple Superior cabin or triple Suite.
Emergency medical evacuation insurance is mandatory for this trip, with a minimum recommended coverage of $100,000 USD per person. In addition to the emergency evacuation insurance, we highly recommend our travelers protect their investment with travel insurance that includes trip cancellation and other benefits. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. Coverage for a pre-existing medical condition is also available if you purchase the Travel Select plan within 15 days of the initial trip payment; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.
Read this itinerary as a guide only; the exact route and program varies according to ice, weather conditions, wildlife encountered and the captain’s discretion. Flexibility is the key to the success of any Antarctica expedition. Visits to research stations depend on final permission.