Atlas Ocean Voyages will feature a three-ship fleet of expedition yachts sailing for the first time its Antarctica expeditions for the upcoming 2023-2024 season.
Two newly-announced seven-night voyages on the World Voyager departing Dec. 7 and 19 offer an abbreviated opportunity to explore the region, bypassing the Drake Passage by air in one direction, allowing for more time to explore the continent.
From November 2023 through March 2024, Atlas Ocean Voyages will offer over 40 voyages of seven- to 14-night voyages, departing round-trip from Ushuaia, Argentina, aboard the World Navigator, World Traveller, and World Voyager yachts.
Two featured Drake Fly and Sail Expeditions allow guests to bypass the Drake Passage and embark or debark directly from King George Island on the Antarctic peninsula:
- World Voyager - Drake Fly & Sail Expedition departing on December 7, 2023, will sail one-way from Ushuaia to King George Island for a remarkable seven-night journey. An additional complimentary 1-night pre-hotel stay in Buenos Aires, a one-way private charter jet service from Buenos Aires, a one-way return air service to Punta Arenas, and a 1-night post-hotel stay in Punta Arenas are all included.
- World Voyager - Drake Fly & Sail Holiday Expedition departing on December 19, 2023, will sail one-way from King George Island to Ushuaia for seven nights, plus a 1-night pre-hotel in Puna Arenas, one-way private charter jet service from Punta Arenas and one-way return air service to Buenos Aires are all included.
For the more intrepid traveler, two longer 14-night expeditions bookend the season with visits to South Georgia, the South Sandwich Islands, or the Falkland Islands:
- World Navigator – Antarctic Adventurer Expedition departing on November 6, 2023, sails roundtrip Ushuaia and includes private charter jet service from Buenos Aires and a one-night pre-cruise hotel stay.
- World Navigator – Wild Falklands and Argentina Expedition departing on March 15, 2024, sails roundtrip Ushuaia with planned calls to the East and West Falkland Islands and visits to South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands. Includes roundtrip private charter jet service from Buenos Aires and a one-night pre-cruise hotel stay.
During the Antarctica expeditions, guests will explore destinations such as Neko Harbour, Deception Island's caldera, and Brown Bluff at the peninsula’s northern tip.
Crossing into the Antarctic Circle, they will have the opportunity to spot diverse marine wildlife, including several species of penguins, seals, and whales. T
he yachts' unique Water's Edge observation deck, featuring wrap-around heated benches, allows guests to observe Antarctic marine wildlife from an unparalleled vantage point close to the waterline.
Atlas Ocean Voyages has chartered a private jet to transport guests directly from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia and includes a pre-night hotel stay in Buenos Aires the night before the embarkation.
Air credit promo
For a limited time, Atlas Ocean Voyages features SOAR. EXPLORE. SAVE. – with a promotional Air Credit for over 90 expeditions in November 2023 and after.
The Air Credit (cruise savings) provides savings of up to $5,000 per suite and $3,500 per stateroom. Available for new reservations through September 30, 2023.