A group of Antarctica travelers in brightly colored jackets waves from a Zodiac with yellow kayak paddles on the bow, on a sunny day during the Antarctic Southern Latitudes expedition.
Polar travelers head to shore in a Zodiac on the Antarctic Southern Latitudes voyage.
A pod of orcas swims by in blue waters as seen on the Antarctic Southern Latitudes Crossing the Circle voyage.
A group of tandem kayakers is followed by a Zodiac as they paddle polar waters and look at a flock of imperial cormorants on shore during the Antarctic Southern Latitudes expedition.
Fur seal pup looks directly at the camera on the Antarctic Southern Latitudes small ship voyage.
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Antarctic Southern Latitudes

On this 14- or 15-day Crossing the Antarctic Circle voyage, sail in style aboard the comfortable Seaventure, beginning at the tip of South America. Chart a course through the Drake Passage and along the Antarctic Peninsula with the ambition of crossing the Antarctic Circle. The farther south the ship goes, the more sea ice is likely to be encountered. The aim is to cross the Circle before getting stopped by this ice. Should the ship arrive at 66°33’S, you will become a member of a very small band of explorers and adventurous travelers who have made it this far south.

Start the itinerary with free, flexible time to arrive into and experience the resort town of Ushuaia, Argentina. Embark on day 3 and cruise to the most scenic bays and channels of the South Shetland Islands to seek out sub-Antarctic species. Then cruise south with hopes of reaching the Antarctic Circle before heading back north along the Antarctic Peninsula for more wildlife viewing, and possible research station visits. Return over the Drake Passage with memories that will last a lifetime.

Consider joining in the Citizen Science program, a way to harness the power of thousands of travelers around the world to observe, record and report on natural phenomena. Participate in a variety of activities that support important research projects in five major disciplines: Oceanography, Glaciology, Ornithology, Marine Biology and Meteorology. The data collected helps scientists understand climate change’s effects on Antarctica. Choose to engage or simply observe, but no matter what, feel the buzz of fun, interactive and informative activities that make this voyage unforgettable.

Voyage to the Antarctic Circle aboard the unique 149-guest Seaventure, a vessel featuring a custom-built citizen science lab, unique family cabins and heated saltwater pool, sauna and complimentary beverages.

Read on for details about this trip, or learn more about AdventureSmith’s Antarctica cruises and trips to Antarctica.



Itinerary

14-Day Crossing the Circle Itinerary

The Antarctic Southern Latitudes (Crossing the Circle) voyage operates round-trip from Ushuaia, Argentina, with visits to the South Shetland Islands, the Antarctic Peninsula and the expedition highlight–an attempt to reach the Antarctic Circle.

Route map of Antarctic Southern Latitudes polar expedition, operating round-trip from Ushuaia, Argentina, with visits to the South Shetland Islands, the Antarctic Peninsula & an attempt to reach the Circle.
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Day 1
Arrive Ushuaia, Argentina

After a friendly welcome at the airport and a transfer to the luxurious Arakur Resort & Spa, take some time to unwind or explore the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia. The evening briefing at the Arakur is your opportunity to ask questions and meet some of your fellow explorers.

Accommodations

Arakur Resort & Spa

Meals

n/a

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Day 2
Embark Ushuaia

Spend your morning relaxing at the hotel, visiting a museum, or exploring the shops in Ushuaia, before your mid-afternoon escort to the ship. The expedition team and ship staff will welcome you on board and get you settled in, followed by a safety and orientation briefing and the captain’s welcome dinner. You’re on your way to Antarctica!

Accommodations

Seaventure

Meals

breakfast, dinner

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Days 3 - 4
Drake Passage

Join onboard polar experts as they teach about everything Antarctic, from wildlife to history; participate in the ship’s renowned Citizen Science program; or sit back and take in this fabled journey while catching exciting glimpses of wildlife. Grab those binoculars to identify the many seabirds that follow the ship as she crosses the Antarctic Convergence into Antarctic waters and noticeably cooler temperatures.

Accommodations

Seaventure

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 5
South Shetland Islands

Over time, the volcanic activity of the South Shetland Islands has created a geology unlike any other. Here, you can expect a spectacular display of mountains, glaciers and wildlife including chinstrap and gentoo penguins; and it’s not uncommon to share the water’s edge with elephant and fur seals. Whales are often spotted as well. Hop into the Zodiacs and kayaks and spend most of your day exploring. Whether on land or sea, in Zodiac or kayak, be prepared for a fully immersive introduction to this incomparable part of the world.

Accommodations

Seaventure

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 6 - 8
Antarctic Circle

Heading south across the Bransfield Strait, you begin to see the breathtaking outline of the Antarctic Peninsula. Wildlife sightings, including penguins, whales and fur seals, become more frequent, as do dramatic ice sculptures. Should Antarctica’s unpredictable weather and ice permit, you will be among the lucky few to cross the Antarctic Circle, where the sun remains in the sky for 20 hours a day. Following a tradition first established by sailors crossing the equator, you’ll celebrate the occasion before heading onward toward any number of historic and rarely visited British Survey bases, after which the ship turns back north.

Accommodations

Seaventure

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 9 - 11
Antarctic Peninsula

Heading north into warmer climes, you’ll see less sea ice and more open channels, offering access to islands where you can anticipate any number of wildlife sightings, which could include a variety of seal species, as well as penguin rookeries where the locals will be taking advantage of the rocky shore to build their nesting sites. You can anticipate more whale sightings, as well, as humpbacks feast on the plentiful krill in these warmer waters. As always, you will seek out opportunities to stop at several active scientific bases and historic landing sites along the way, as you leave no opportunity unseized-upon in your quest to explore the very best of this magical place.

Accommodations

Seaventure

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 12 - 13
Drake Passage

As the ship leaves this magical place and makes her way north, she once again heads across the Antarctic Convergence and the Drake Passage. Enjoy one last hurrah while celebrating the conclusion of the expedition with a special slideshow and a final meal together.

Accommodations

Seaventure

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 14
Disembark Ushuaia, Argentina

With huge smiles on weary, content faces, disembark in the morning and catch an independent flight to Buenos Aires or stay in Ushuaia for sights and adventure on your own.

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast

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Details
Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

One night’s hotel accommodation in embarkation city; transfer from airport in embarkation city to group hotel if arriving on Day 1 of itinerary and with confirmed air itinerary at least 15 days prior to departure; transfer from group hotel to ship for embarkation; group transfer from ship to airport, hotel in Ushuaia or central location following disembarkation; shipboard accommodations; all scheduled landings & excursions; Citizen Science program participation; all meals on board; coffee, tea and cocoa 24 hours daily; beer, wine, and soft drinks during lunch and dinner; expedition jacket (yours to keep); a pair of boots for use during the voyage; WiFi from the public computers in the library; 500 MB WiFi card (for use on your personal devices); daily international news service; all port fees; all landing fees; digital Voyage Log; photography coach.

Exclusions

Any airfare or travel expenses associated with arrival to departure city; transfer from airport to group hotel, unless arriving on Day 1 of the itinerary; pre- or post-voyage expenses in departure city; travel insurance and insurance of any kind; laundry and personal expenses incurred on board; premium alcohol and any alcohol not mentioned in Inclusions; onboard communication charges such as outgoing phone calls, WiFi from personal devices in excess of the 500 MB provided; optional activities; staff gratuities.

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of 20% of the total trip cost is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 120 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person fees, based on number of days prior to departure:
Up to 181 days – $1,000 cancellation fee
180 to 121 days – 100% of deposit
120 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.

Arrival & Departure

The Antarctic Southern Latitudes voyage begins and ends in Ushuaia, Argentina (USH). Plan flights to arrive to Ushuaia, Argentina any time on Day 1 of the itinerary. The estimated disembarkation time from the vessel is 8:00am on the last day of the itinerary. We recommend booking your return flight as late in the day as possible, avoiding any flights departing before 12:00pm noon, in case of unintended delays due to weather or sea conditions. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.

Activities

Various optional activities may be available on your Antarctic Southern Latitudes voyage. Per-person prices: immersive kayaking $895 (2025-26 season); camping $295 (2025-26 season); photography and citizen science activities included. Contact AdventureSmith for more details and to reserve your spot on these adventure activities. A nonrefundable deposit of 20% of the activity fee is required per person at time of booking.

Discover kayaking one-time paddling excursions are available for $250 per person (2025-26 season), for those who want something less in-depth than the immersive kayaking program; no experience is necessary. Each departure’s discover kayaking excursion may be pre-booked or booked on the ship. Please contact AdventureSmith to reserve activity space with your booking.

Room Configuration

Single travelers (18+ only) wishing to book a double-occupancy cabin may do so at 1.7x the per-person listed rate in select cabins upon availability. Solo travelers willing to share can reserve a triple or twin-shared cabin, where you will be matched with a person of the same gender. If the other cabin berth goes unsold, you will be guaranteed the double rate.

Families & Children

Children must be at least 12 years of age to participate in an Antarctic Peninsula voyage. However, on a case-by-case basis, children ages 7-11 may be accepted with additional screening prior to booking. Children under 18 years old must room with a responsible adult who is designated as the lead passenger on the booking.

Travel Insurance

Medical insurance and emergency medical evacuation insurance is mandatory for this trip, with a minimum recommended coverage of $150,000 USD per person. This plan must cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, evacuation expenses and pre-existing medical conditions. Trip cancellation insurance is optional but highly recommended. 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.

Itinerary Notes

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.

15-Day Crossing the Circle Itinerary

The Antarctic Southern Latitudes (Crossing the Circle) voyage operates round-trip from Ushuaia, Argentina, with visits to the South Shetland Islands, the Antarctic Peninsula and the expedition highlight–an attempt to reach the Antarctic Circle.

Route map of Antarctic Southern Latitudes polar expedition, operating round-trip from Ushuaia, Argentina, with visits to the South Shetland Islands, the Antarctic Peninsula & an attempt to reach the Circle.
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Day 1
Arrive Ushuaia, Argentina

No need to stress about missed connections or flight delays by arriving with plenty of time to unwind and enjoy the beautiful Arakur Resort & Spa or spend time discovering the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia.

Accommodations

Arakur Resort & Spa

Meals

n/a

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Day 2
Explore Ushuaia

Explore the sights of Ushuaia such as the museums and Argentinean leather markets or continue relaxing at the hotel. Attend the optional evening briefing for the opportunity to ask questions and meet some fellow travelers.

Accommodations

Arakur Resort & Spa

Meals

n/a

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Day 3
Embark Ushuaia

Spend the morning exploring Ushuaia or unwinding at the resort until the mid-afternoon transfer to the ship. Be greeted on board by the expedition team and ship staff, followed by a safety and orientation briefing and captain’s welcome dinner.

Accommodations

Seaventure

Meals

breakfast, dinner

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Days 4 - 5
Drake Passage

Join onboard polar experts as they teach about everything Antarctic, from wildlife to history; participate in the ship’s renowned Citizen Science program; or sit back and take in this fabled journey while catching exciting glimpses of wildlife. Grab those binoculars to identify the many seabirds that follow the ship as she crosses the Antarctic Convergence into Antarctic waters and noticeably cooler temperatures.

Accommodations

Seaventure

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 6
South Shetland Islands

The volcanic South Shetland Islands offer amazing abundance and beauty, so hop into the inflatable Zodiac boats and spend as much time as possible exploring. Be prepared to marvel up close at nature’s glory!

Accommodations

Seaventure

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 7 - 9
Antarctic Circle

Heading south across the Bransfield Strait, sail towards the Antarctic Circle. From this most southern point (south of the Antarctic Circle), the ship will start making her way back north, cruising through the narrow channels of the Antarctic Peninsula.

Accommodations

Seaventure

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 10 - 12
Antarctic Peninsula

Heading north, explore any number of picturesque bays and famed harbors as the ship maneuvers through majestic channels and travels wildlife-rich waters. There are great opportunities to stop at several active scientific bases and historic landing sites to spot for numerous species of penguins, seals, and whales along the rugged coastlines and in the sea.

Accommodations

Seaventure

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 13 - 14
Drake Passage

As the ship leaves this magical place and makes her way north, she once again heads across the Antarctic Convergence and the Drake Passage. Enjoy one last hurrah while celebrating the conclusion of the expedition with a special slideshow and a final meal together.

Accommodations

Seaventure

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 15
Disembark Ushuaia, Argentina

Morning disembarkation enables flights to Buenos Aires or stay in Ushuaia for more sights and adventure.

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast

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Details
Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Two nights hotel accommodation in embarkation city; transfer from airport in embarkation city to group hotel if arriving on Day 1 of itinerary and with confirmed air itinerary at least 15 days prior to departure; transfer from group hotel to ship for embarkation; group transfer from ship to airport, hotel in Ushuaia or central location following disembarkation; shipboard accommodations; all scheduled landings & excursions; Citizen Science program participation; all meals on board; coffee, tea and cocoa 24 hours daily; beer, wine, and soft drinks during lunch and dinner; expedition jacket (yours to keep); a pair of boots for use during the voyage; WiFi from the public computers in the library; 500 MB WiFi card (for use on your personal devices); daily international news service; all port fees; all landing fees; digital Voyage Log; photography coach.

Exclusions

Any airfare or travel expenses associated with arrival to departure city; transfer from airport to group hotel, unless arriving on Day 1 of the itinerary; pre- or post-voyage expenses in departure city; travel insurance and insurance of any kind; laundry and personal expenses incurred on board; premium alcohol and any alcohol not mentioned in Inclusions; onboard communication charges such as outgoing phone calls, WiFi from personal devices in excess of the 500 MB provided; optional activities; staff gratuities.

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of 20% of the total trip cost is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 120 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person fees, based on number of days prior to departure:
Up to 181 days – $1,000 cancellation fee
180 to 121 days – 100% of deposit
120 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.

Arrival & Departure

The Antarctic Southern Latitudes voyage begins and ends in Ushuaia, Argentina (USH). Plan flights to arrive to Ushuaia, Argentina any time on Day 1 of the itinerary. The estimated disembarkation time from the vessel is 8:00am on the last day of the itinerary. We recommend booking your return flight as late in the day as possible, avoiding any flights departing before 12:00pm noon, in case of unintended delays due to weather or sea conditions. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.

Activities

Various optional activities may be available on your Antarctic Southern Latitudes voyage. Per-person prices: immersive kayaking $895 (2024-25 season); camping $295 (2024-25 season); photography and citizen science activities included. Contact AdventureSmith for more details and to reserve your spot on these adventure activities. A nonrefundable deposit of 20% of the activity fee is required per person at time of booking.

Discover kayaking one-time paddling excursions are available for $250 per person (2024-25 season), for those who want something less in-depth than the immersive kayaking program; no experience is necessary. Each departure’s discover kayaking excursion may be pre-booked or booked on the ship. Please contact AdventureSmith to reserve activity space with your booking.

Room Configuration

Single travelers (18+ only) wishing to book a double-occupancy cabin may do so at 1.7x the per-person listed rate in select cabins upon availability. Solo travelers willing to share can reserve a triple or twin-shared cabin, where you will be matched with a person of the same gender. If the other cabin berth goes unsold, you will be guaranteed the double rate.

Families & Children

Children must be at least 12 years of age to participate in an Antarctic Peninsula voyage. However, on a case-by-case basis, children ages 7-11 may be accepted with additional screening prior to booking. Children under 18 years old must room with a responsible adult who is designated as the lead passenger on the booking.

Travel Insurance

Medical insurance and emergency medical evacuation insurance is mandatory for this trip, with a minimum recommended coverage of $150,000 USD per person. This plan must cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, evacuation expenses and pre-existing medical conditions. Trip cancellation insurance is optional but highly recommended. 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.

Itinerary Notes

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.

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