Ultramarine

The 420 feet / 128 meter, ice-strengthened MV Ultramarine is a deluxe all-suite/all balcony ice-strengthened expedition vessel, currently under construction in Croatia, and scheduled to launch in 2021. Carrying 199 travelers, she will go beyond the familiar in polar exploration, discover new places to deliver the ultimate polar expedition experience and immerse those onboard in the best the region has to offer. Employing two Twin-Engine Helicopters operated from two helidecks, passengers can sim... READ MORE >>
Itinerary
Itinerary (Epic Antarctica: Crossing the Circle via Falkland Islands & South Georgia with flights from Buenos Aires)
DAY 1: Arrive Buenos Aires, Argentina
DAY 2: Buenos Aires - Ushuaia - Embark
DAY 3: At Sea
DAY 4 - 5: Falkland Islands
DAY 6 - 7: At Sea
DAY 8 - 11: South Georgia
DAY 12 - 13: At Sea
DAY 14 - 16: South Shetland Islands & Antarctica Peninsula
DAY 17 - 18: Antarctica Circle
DAY 19 - 20: Northbound Along the Peninsula
DAY 21 - 22: Drake Passage
DAY 23: Ushuaia - Disembark - Buenos Aires

Itinerary (Crossing the Circle with Flights from Buenos Aires )
DAY 1: Arrive Buenos Aires, Argentina
DAY 2: Buenos Aires - Ushuaia - Embark
DAY 3 - 4: Drake Passage
DAY 5 - 9: South Shetland Islands & Antarctica Peninsula & Polar Circle
DAY 10 - 11: Northbound Along the Peninsula
DAY 12 - 13: Drake Passage
DAY 14: Ushuaia - Disembark - Buenos Aires

Itinerary (Celebrating Shackleton: Journey from Antarctica to South Georgia with flights from Buenos Aires )
DAY 1: Arrive Buenos Aires, Argentina
DAY 2: Buenos Aire - Ushuaia - Embark
DAY 3 - 4: Drake Passage
DAY 5 - 6: Antarctica Peninsula
DAY 7: Weddell Sea
DAY 8: At Sea
DAY 9: Elephant Island
DAY 10 - 11: At Sea
DAY 12 - 15: South Georgia
DAY 16 - 19: AT SEA
DAY 20: Ushuaia - Disembark - Buenos Aires

Itinerary (South Georgia and Antarctica Peninsula: Penguin Safari with flights from Buenos Aires)
DAY 1: Arrive Buenos Aires, Argentina
DAY 2: Buenos Aires - Ushuaia - Embark
DAY 3 - 6: At Sea
DAY 7 - 8: South Georgia
DAY 9 - 10: At Sea
DAY 11 - 13: Antarctica Peninsula
DAY 14 - 15: Drake Passage
DAY 16: Ushuaia - Disembark - Buenos Aires

Itinerary (Discovering the 7th Continent with flights from Buenos Aires )
DAY 1: Arrive Buenos Aires, Argentina
DAY 2: Buenos Aires - Ushuaia - Embark
DAY 3 - 4: Drake Passage
DAY 5 - 8: South Shetland Islands & Antarctica Peninsula
DAY 9 - 10: Drake Passage
DAY 11: Ushuaia - Disembark - Buenos Aires

Itinerary (Discovering the 7th Continent plus Cape Horn & Diego Ramirez with flights from Buenos Aires)
DAY 1: Arrive Buenos Aires, Argentina
DAY 2: Buenos Aires - Ushuaia - Embark
DAY 3: Cape Horn & Diego Ramirez Islands
DAY 4 - 5: Drake Passage
DAY 6 - 10: South Shetland Islands & Antarctica Peninsula
DAY 11 - 12: Drake Passage
DAY 13: Ushuaia - Disembark - Buenos Aires

Itinerary (Essential Patagonia: Chilean Fjords and Torres Del Paine with flights from Buenos Aires/Santiago )
DAY 1: Arrive Buenos Aires, Argentina
DAY 2: Buenos Aires - Ushuaia - Embark
DAY 3 - 4: Cape Horn & Diego Ramirez Islands
DAY 5: Pia & Garibaldi Glaciers & Glacier Alley
DAY 6: Dainelli Glacier
DAY 7: Cruising the Chilean Fjords
DAY 8 - 9: Puerto Natales & Torres Del Paine National Park
DAY 10: Canal De Las Montanas
DAY 11: Tucker Islets
DAY 12: Ainsworth Bay & Islote Albatros
DAY 13: Bahia Brookes
DAY 14: Marta Island
DAY 15: Disembark Punta Arenas - Santiago
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Itinerary (Epic Antarctica: Crossing the Circle via Falkland Islands & South Georgia with flights from Buenos Aires)
DAY 1: Arrive Buenos Aires, Argentina
DAY 2: Buenos Aires - Ushuaia - Embark
DAY 3: At Sea
DAY 4 - 5: Falkland Islands
DAY 6 - 7: At Sea
DAY 8 - 11: South Georgia
DAY 12 - 13: At Sea
DAY 14 - 16: South Shetland Islands & Antarctica Peninsula
DAY 17 - 18: Antarctica Circle
DAY 19 - 20: Northbound Along the Peninsula
DAY 21 - 22: Drake Passage
DAY 23: Ushuaia - Disembark - Buenos Aires
Itinerary (Crossing the Circle with Flights from Buenos Aires )
DAY 1: Arrive Buenos Aires, Argentina
DAY 2: Buenos Aires - Ushuaia - Embark
DAY 3 - 4: Drake Passage
DAY 5 - 9: South Shetland Islands & Antarctica Peninsula & Polar Circle
DAY 10 - 11: Northbound Along the Peninsula
DAY 12 - 13: Drake Passage
DAY 14: Ushuaia - Disembark - Buenos Aires
Itinerary (Celebrating Shackleton: Journey from Antarctica to South Georgia with flights from Buenos Aires )
DAY 1: Arrive Buenos Aires, Argentina
DAY 2: Buenos Aire - Ushuaia - Embark
DAY 3 - 4: Drake Passage
DAY 5 - 6: Antarctica Peninsula
DAY 7: Weddell Sea
DAY 8: At Sea
DAY 9: Elephant Island
DAY 10 - 11: At Sea
DAY 12 - 15: South Georgia
DAY 16 - 19: AT SEA
DAY 20: Ushuaia - Disembark - Buenos Aires
Itinerary (South Georgia and Antarctica Peninsula: Penguin Safari with flights from Buenos Aires)
DAY 1: Arrive Buenos Aires, Argentina
DAY 2: Buenos Aires - Ushuaia - Embark
DAY 3 - 6: At Sea
DAY 7 - 8: South Georgia
DAY 9 - 10: At Sea
DAY 11 - 13: Antarctica Peninsula
DAY 14 - 15: Drake Passage
DAY 16: Ushuaia - Disembark - Buenos Aires
Itinerary (Discovering the 7th Continent with flights from Buenos Aires )
DAY 1: Arrive Buenos Aires, Argentina
DAY 2: Buenos Aires - Ushuaia - Embark
DAY 3 - 4: Drake Passage
DAY 5 - 8: South Shetland Islands & Antarctica Peninsula
DAY 9 - 10: Drake Passage
DAY 11: Ushuaia - Disembark - Buenos Aires
Itinerary (Discovering the 7th Continent plus Cape Horn & Diego Ramirez with flights from Buenos Aires)
DAY 1: Arrive Buenos Aires, Argentina
DAY 2: Buenos Aires - Ushuaia - Embark
DAY 3: Cape Horn & Diego Ramirez Islands
DAY 4 - 5: Drake Passage
DAY 6 - 10: South Shetland Islands & Antarctica Peninsula
DAY 11 - 12: Drake Passage
DAY 13: Ushuaia - Disembark - Buenos Aires
Itinerary (Essential Patagonia: Chilean Fjords and Torres Del Paine with flights from Buenos Aires/Santiago )
DAY 1: Arrive Buenos Aires, Argentina
DAY 2: Buenos Aires - Ushuaia - Embark
DAY 3 - 4: Cape Horn & Diego Ramirez Islands
DAY 5: Pia & Garibaldi Glaciers & Glacier Alley
DAY 6: Dainelli Glacier
DAY 7: Cruising the Chilean Fjords
DAY 8 - 9: Puerto Natales & Torres Del Paine National Park
DAY 10: Canal De Las Montanas
DAY 11: Tucker Islets
DAY 12: Ainsworth Bay & Islote Albatros
DAY 13: Bahia Brookes
DAY 14: Marta Island
DAY 15: Disembark Punta Arenas - Santiago

Epic Antarctica: Crossing the Circle via Falkland Islands & South Georgia with flights from Buenos Aires

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Excluded from tour cost

Crossing the Circle with Flights from Buenos Aires

Included in tour cost
Excluded from tour cost

Celebrating Shackleton: Journey from Antarctica to South Georgia with flights from Buenos Aires

Included in tour cost
Excluded from tour cost

South Georgia and Antarctica Peninsula: Penguin Safari with flights from Buenos Aires

Included in tour cost
Excluded from tour cost

Discovering the 7th Continent with flights from Buenos Aires

Included in tour cost
Excluded from tour cost

Discovering the 7th Continent plus Cape Horn & Diego Ramirez with flights from Buenos Aires

Included in tour cost
Excluded from tour cost

Essential Patagonia: Chilean Fjords and Torres Del Paine with flights from Buenos Aires/Santiago

Included in tour cost
Excluded from tour cost

Epic Antarctica: Crossing the Circle via Falkland Islands & South Georgia with flights from Buenos Aires

Trip Dates
Friday, January 21, 2022 to Saturday, February 12, 2022

Crossing the Circle with Flights from Buenos Aires

Trip Dates
Sunday, January 9, 2022 to Saturday, January 22, 2022
Thursday, March 3, 2022 to Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Celebrating Shackleton: Journey from Antarctica to South Georgia with flights from Buenos Aires

Trip Dates
Wednesday, December 22, 2021 to Monday, January 10, 2022

South Georgia and Antarctica Peninsula: Penguin Safari with flights from Buenos Aires

Trip Dates
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 to Thursday, December 23, 2021

Discovering the 7th Continent with flights from Buenos Aires

Trip Dates
Sunday, October 31, 2021 to Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Saturday, November 20, 2021 to Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Friday, February 11, 2022 to Monday, February 21, 2022

Discovering the 7th Continent plus Cape Horn & Diego Ramirez with flights from Buenos Aires

Trip Dates
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 to Sunday, November 21, 2021
Sunday, February 20, 2022 to Friday, March 4, 2022

Essential Patagonia: Chilean Fjords and Torres Del Paine with flights from Buenos Aires/Santiago

Trip Dates
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 to Tuesday, March 29, 2022

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Cabins
Cabin Details:
 
DEDICATED SINGLE PANORAMA WINDOW SUITE / DECK 6 (6): #618, #620, #622, #624, #626, #628, single bed, floor-to-ceiling window, desk, refrigerator, safe, 43” TV, private bathroom with shower and heated floors, Approximately 132 sq. ft. (12.3 m2)      
 
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EXPLORER WINDOW SUITE - TRIPLE / DECK 3 (2): #331, #334, three separate single beds, (two of which can be combined into a double bed), picture window, sitting area, desk, refrigerator, 43: TV, private bathroom with shower and heated floors, Approximately 285 sq. ft. (26.5 m2)
 
EXPLORER WINDOW SUITE / DECK 3 (30): #301, #303-#330, #332, one double or two single beds, picture window, sitting area with sofa bed, desk, refrigerator, safe, 43” TV, private bathroom with shower and heated floors, Approximately 285 sq. ft. (26.5 m2) (***#319 & #322 are wheelchair accessible - #309, #312, $314, #321-#330, $332 have a sofa bed  - can be converted to a triple – on request only)
 
BALCONY SUITE / DECK 4 & 6 (46): #402-#417, #421-#432, #603-#614, #621, #623-#636, one double or two single beds, private balcony, sitting area with sofa bed, desk, refrigerator, safe, 43” TV, private bathroom with shower and heated floors. Approximately 226 sq. ft. (21 m2) and a 52 sq. ft. (4.8 m2) balcony (***Connecting suites are available in this category: #423>#425, #424>#426, #427>#429, #428-#430), (***#416-#417, #421-#432 #603-#614, #621, #623, #625, #632, #634, #636 have a sofa bed  - can be converted to a triple – on request only)
 
DELUXE BALCONY SUITE /DECK 4 & 6 (6): #418-#419, #601-#602, #627, #638, one double or two single beds, private balcony, sitting area with sofa bed, desk, refrigerator, safe, 55” TV, private bathroom with enclosed toilet, shower, bathtub and heated floors, Approximately 299 sq. ft. (27.8 m2) and a 70 sq. ft. (6.5 m2) balcony (***sofa bed  - can be converted to a triple – on request only)
 
TERRACE BALCONY SUITE / DECK 6 (2): #615-#616, one double or two single beds, private extra-wide balcony, sitting area with sofa bed, desk, refrigerator, two TVs – 43” & 55”, private bathroom with enclosed toilet, shower, bathtub and heated floors, Approximately 350 sq. ft. (32.5 m2) and 100 sq. ft. (9.3 m2) balcony (***sofa bed  - can be converted to a triple – on request only)
 
PENTHOUSE BALCONY SUITE / DECK 7 (8): #701-#708, one double or two single beds, private balcony, sitting area with sofa bed, desk, refrigerator, safe, two TVs – 43” & 55”, private bathroom with enclosed toilet, shower, bathtub and heated floors, Approximately 369 sq. ft. (34.3 m2) and a 67 sq. ft. (6.2 m2) balcony (***sofa bed  - can be converted to a triple – on request only)
 
OWNER’S BALCONY SUITE/ DECK 6 (1): #617, one double or two single beds in a private bedroom with walk-in closet, private balcony, two separate sitting area with sofa bed and additional closet, desk, refrigerator, safe, two TVs – 43” & 55”, private bathroom with shower, bathtub and heated floors and separate powder room. Approximately 446 sq. ft. (41.4 m2) and a 46.3 sq. ft. (4.3 m2) balcony (***sofa bed  - can be converted to a triple – on request only)
 
ULTRA BALCONY SUITE / DECK 6 (1): #619, one double or two single beds in a private bedroom with walk-in closet, private balcony, separate sitting area with sofa bed and additional walk-in hallway closet, desk, refrigerator, safe, two TVs – 43” & 55”, private bathroom with enclosed toilet, shower, bathtub and heated floors and separate powder room, Approximately 563 sq. ft. (52.3m2) and a 46 sq. ft. (4.3 m2) balcony (***sofa bed  - can be converted to a triple – on request only)
 
Deck Plan: HERE
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antarctica travelMarisa, we've been back a week and I'm writing to say how wonderful our trip was. Thanks you for all your guidance and planning. Buenos Aires was so interesting. Our tour guide, Alejandro, was top notch-- and very funny. The hotel was in a good location and the all-day tour in Ushuaia was memorable. The ship was well-run and the food was both interesting and plentiful. The crew was professional. The expedition leaders were kind, enthusiastic and very knowledgeable.  I can't give you credit for the fantastic weather and incredible scenery but it was an amazing trip. Thank you. - Susan Ogden/Rose Marie Wilson (Akademik Ioffe) 


The trip was fantastic of course! South Georgia is an amazing place! After docking at Ushuaia, the driver was waiting there on the pier and coordinated well with the ship and the port officials, provided me with useful materials and delivered me to the Alto Andino. I liked the Alto Andino. It was quiet, clean and has a nice secure luggage store, which I used when I arrived, as it was too early to check in. They did let me check in early, shortly after lunch, when a room became available. And, when I came back to the hotel after dinner with friends, there was a message from my driver about the pickup time for departing to the airport. The transfer at BA went without a hitch, nice driver and nice car, and being Saturday, light traffic as well! Anyway, thank you! Your planning and support is greatly appreciate and I will be sure to let my friends know about your great company! - Philip H. Walters (South Georgia In Depth onboard Akademik Sergey Vavilov)

Carrie and Jonathan, we arrived back from Antarctica over the weekend.   I just wanted to thank both of you for arranging such an outstanding trip!  The guides, hotels, and logistics were all excellent—and we thoroughly enjoyed it all.  Fortunately, despite my foot injury, I was able to fully partake in all the sightseeing and activities and didn’t feel that I had to curtail anything I wanted to do.  We’ll be sure to contact you for future trips in South America.  - Nancy Voye (Antarctic Peninsula onboard NG Explorer)

Carrie and Justin, I just wanted to send the two of you a message to thank you for all your help putting together our trip to the Antarctic.  The trip was absolutely fantastic – definitely the best trip we have ever taken! I would strongly recommend the Akademik Ioffe team to anyone that asks. The places we visited and the excursions we were able to participate in were definitely first-rate, and I would credit the staff for making this happen.  They selected great places to visit, and really made each zodiac or on-shore excursion a special experience. The Antarctic is just mind-blowing.  We did get south of the Circle – which sounds like it was a bit of an accomplishment – and had really great weather for the entire trip.  So again, thanks for making a totally fabulous trip a reality for us. -Ron & Bonnie Milzer (Antarctic Circle Voyage onboard Akademik Ioffe)