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Quark Expeditions - Antarctica

Polar Circle Quest

An unique Antarctic expedition cruise for the adventurer in you aboard the Ushuaia

From: USD 8,810

Polar Circle Quest

12 Days

8 Reviews

Mid Range Ship

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A 12-day expedition cruise

8 Reviews

Mid Range Ship
The Trip Highlights

Bird and whale watching

Cross the infamous Drake Passage

Immense icebergs and glaciers

Observe penguins in their natural habitat

Your Polartours 'Plus' Experience

Cross the Antarctic Circle - an unique experience!

A bird watcher's paradise

Learn from Polar experts

Your trip is 100% carbon offset

Early Antarctic explorers returned from their voyages to the deep south with tales of a magnificent, ice-covered land teeming with life. Experience the jaw-dropping beauty and immensity of Antarctica and discover the amazing wildlife of the Antarctic Peninsula, where giant glaciers tumble into the sea, penguins inhabit below soaring peaks, and humpback and minke whales dine on abundant krill.

Your ship: Ushuaia

Welcome aboard the Ushuaia, a charming expedition cruise ship built for an unforgettable adventure in the Antarctic. This intimate cruise ship comfortably accommodates 90 passengers. Originally made for the United States agency NOAA (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration), the Ushuaia is a class 1C polar vessel, constructed with expedition in mind. This cruise ship offers plenty of deck space and a unique open bridge policy, where the Ushuaia officers encourage each passenger to observe the navigational operations of the ship. During your Ushuaia Antarctic cruise, a specialist team of … Read more about Ushuaia



Lecture Theater

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Zodiac Fleet


Observation Lounge


Gift Shop

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Medical Services




Open Bridge Policy

Aurora Expeditions Greg Mortimer Antarctic Explorer
Aurora Expeditions Greg Mortimer Antarctic Explorer
Aurora Expeditions Greg Mortimer Antarctic Explorer


Tim Duffy

Mid Range Ship

Antarctica was great, the team on the boat were excellent, helpful and resourceful. All very accommodating setting up and throughout the journey. (copied from Swoop Antarctica)

Barbara- California

Mid Range Ship

We were so pleasantly surprised by this cruise. None of us knew what to expect...but we were blown away! We had a triple cabin and it did not have bunk beds which made us soooooo happy. We also had a private bathroom and space so we were really pleased with the room. (Copied from Swoop Antarctica)

Linda- Illinois

Mid Range Ship

I loved that the Ushuaia was small and intimate. The staff was great and it had a good vibe to it- definitely the right ship for us. I would recommend this ship to those who truly want an expedition, truly wanting to experience Antarctica. (Copied from Swoop Antarctica)

Ken- Florida

Mid Range Ship

Everything about the trip to the Peninsula aboard the MV Ushuaia was wonderful. The ship, crew, staff, and especially the expedition leaders were great. They really took care of us all and ensured that we all had the journey of a lifetime. (Copied from Swoop Antarctica)

Jennifer- UK

Mid Range Ship

Every single member of staff enriched my stay and it far exceeded my expectations. I can't speak highly enough of the whole trip.

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