And Beyond

Like no place on earth, Antarctica remains virtually unchanged since the first explorers arrived in the 1820’s. The continent is an unmatched destination for whale watchers, bird lovers, photographers and anyone seeking to pay homage to heroes like Amundsen and Shackleton.

Visitors to the “White Continent” will experience an otherworldly landscape of radiant blue vistas, colossal ice formations, sculpted mountain slopes and extinct volcanic craters. Abundant marine wildlife crowds the shores. Upon arrival, you are likely to be greeted by a chorus of seabirds, whose calls mix with the raucous bellows of huge seals.

March is an excellent time to book for the upcoming season of mild weather. The Antarctic summer extends from October to mid-February, with temperatures peaking in January. These months are characterized by unusually long daylight hours. In this season, visitors can experience clear days and seemingly endless golden sunsets.

Our classic Antarctic passage begins in Ushuaia, Argentina—the southernmost city in the world. From there our voyages can include visits to the Falkland Islands, the Antarctic Peninsula, Deception Island, Brown Bluff, Paradise Bay, Vernadsky Station, Port Lockroy, Penguin Island, Elephant Island and the Drake Passage. Along the way, our expert guides provide commentary on the region’s geology, history, and wildlife. Ship amenities include a fitness center, library, dining salon, beauty salon, and lounge.

PanAmerican Travel can easily arrange voyages for groups and independent travelers. We specialize in custom itineraries to Central and South America, and can design specialized pre- and post-tour extensions. Call for specific departures and day-by-day itineraries to the Antarctic Peninsula or for the circumnavigation of Antarctica.