national geographic resolution luxury antarctica cruise

Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent

  • Overview

    Active, immersive expedition travel
    Exploring Antarctica in an authentic expedition style, aboard an authentic expedition ship is an incomparable experience, and your guarantee of an in-depth encounter with all its wonders. Combining pioneering polar heritage and 50 years of experience navigating polar geographies is your assurance of safe passage in one of the wildest sectors of the planet. Our veteran polar expedition team enables you to:

    • See more of the legendary landscapes and habitats
    • Encounter iconic penguins, leopard seals, and marine mammals
    • Kayak among icebergs, Zodiac cruise past resting leopard seals, and hike on the continent with the best ice team on Earth
    • Experience the seldom-seen Antarctic undersea, too––through the efforts of our undersea specialist
    • Benefit from our 175 collective years of expedition experience to see and do all you came for and more.
    Duration: 12 days
    Passengers: 126 passengers
    Embarkation Point: Santiago, Chile
    Disembarkation Point: Santiago, Chile
    Physical rating: Soft Adventure
    Fly/Cruise: Mandatory extra flight
    Single Supplement: Unavailable
  • Itinerary

      Arrive in Santiago de Chile and check into the Mandarin Oriental Santiago (or similar) before our guided overview of this vibrant city backed by the inspiring Andes.

    • Day 2 - Fly to Ushuaia, Argentina; Embarkation Day

      Today we fly by private charter flight to Ushuaia, Argentina. This morning's charter flight will bring us over Patagonia before landing in Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. If the weather is fine, you'll have a chance to view the spectacular mountains rising out of the Beagle Channel as you enjoy lunch on a catamaran cruise. Then, you'll embark the expedition ship and set sail.

    • Day 3 - At Sea

      We awake this morning well into our journey across the Drake Passage. Lying between Cape Horn and the Antarctic Peninsula, the Drake holds a unique place in maritime lore. Sometimes misty and gray, other times calm and clear, crossing the legendary Drake Passage is unforgettable - a milestone in any adventurer's personal travel history. (B,L,D)

    • Day 4/9 - Antarctica

      With nearly 24 hours of daylight, we make the most of our days, keeping a flexible schedule to take advantage of the unexpected — perhaps watching a 40-ton whale surface off the bow. We are out daily. One day, you may take a Zodiac foray amid towering bergs under a bright sun, walk along the shoreline amid a huge penguin colony, hike to a summit for a breathtaking view, or kayak along a cliff-side rookery in search of blue-eyed shags. And the next, you’ll have the thrill of watching the ship crunch through the pack ice, or step ashore to the cries of thousands of gentoo penguins.

      You’ll learn from our experts how to identify penguins and get photo tips from a National Geographic photographer while watching those same penguins. Back aboard, our Undersea Specialist may present video from that day’s dive — rare images taken up to 1,000 feet below the surface using our ROV. Our expert staff will craft an expedition where you will learn more, see more and experience more. (B,L,D)

    • Day 10/11 - At Sea

      As we sail back to Ushuaia, an albatross or two may join the avian escort of seabirds that cross our bow, and our spotters will keep an eye out for marine life. There’ll be plenty of time to enjoy a wellness treatment, log some time in the gym, or catch up on the book you haven’t had a minute to read. Talks from our staff will reflect on all you have seen and learned. (B,L,D)

    • Day 12 - Ushuaia, Argentina: Disembarkation Day

      After breakfast, we disembark in Ushuaia with some time to explore before proceeding to the airport for our LAN charter flight to Santigo.

    Please consider that our voyages are expeditionary in nature. This means, that there are no concrete itineraries, your Captain and Expedition Leader will utilise their vast experience to chart the best course for your expedition depending on the climatic and environmental conditions. Mentioned highlights and wildlife cannot be guaranteed.

  • Highlights & Activities

    The great Antarctic Safari

    No matter which itinerary you choose to undertake, you are destined to spot a wonderful array of wildlife, including sea elephants and sea lions, Weddell, crabeater and leopard seals, and Minke, killer and humpback whales and the magnificent wandering albatrosses.

    Send a postcard home from Port Lockroy

    This British base, established in 1944, on arrival you will receive a warm accolade both by the volunteers of the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust and the colony of Gentoo penguins that nestles just by the old timber structure. Get small denomination US$ notes to buy a few postcards and send them home with Antarctic stamps from one of the southernmost Post Offices in the world.

    An iceberg in your whiskey

    Don’t miss your chance for a whiskey or water refreshed by millenary Antarctic ice. While luxury bars in the world’s top cities can double the menu price for adding glacier ice on your whiskey, here it’s quite at hand. What could better than contemplating the latitude you have reached with a noble drink in hand as your expedition cruise heads back to port.

  • Inclusions

    Transfers, tour & accommodation

    Pre and post-cruise transfers are provided in your itinerary, along with a city tour and 1 night hotel accommodation

    Expedition Jacket

    A fully lined windproof, water resistant parka is included in the cost of your expedition.

    Free Bar & Gratuities

    The National Geographic Explorer will cover the costs of your bar tab and expedition gratuities*
    *On select items only

    Inclusions / Exclusions

    Included in your Expedition

    - Transfers as per itinerary
    - Permits / Park fees & Port taxes
    - Hotels as per itinerary
    - Physician
    - Expedition excursions
    - All meals on board
    - Hot beverages

    Not included in your Expedition

    - International & Internal airfare
    - Additional hotel nights
    - Private transfers
    - Baggage / cancellation / interruption and medical travel insurance
    - Mandatory waterproof gear not provided
    - Passport / visa & immigration fees
    - Expedition extensions
    - Gratuities
    - Spa treatments
    - Laundry
    - Internet & Phone
  • Map
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  • Vessel

    A next-generation expedition ship, purpose-built for polar navigation.

    National Geographic Resolution is a next-generation expedition ship, purpose-built for polar navigation. A sistership to the, National Geographic Endurance, she is a fully stabilized, highly strengthened, ice-class Polar Class 5 (PC5) vessel, it is designed to navigate polar passages year-round, and safely explore uncharted waters, while providing exceptional comfort. Its patented X-BOW® is key to its design; its powerful wave-slicing action provides an extremely smooth ride in even adverse conditions, and even reduces spray on deck, for superior observation. She carries a full suite of expedition tools and offers a variety of experience-enhancing amenities.

    National Geographic Resolution: Tools for Exploration

    • Expedition Landing Craft
    • Remotely Operated Vehicle
    • Kayaks
    • Underwater camera
    • Video microscope
    • Hydrophone
    • Electronic charts
    • Open bridge
    Features & Facilities
    Key Facts
    Luxury star rating: 5
    Guests #: 126
    Crew #: 112
    Ice Class: PC5
    Speed: 17
    Technical Specs
    Year built: 2021
    Length: 124m
    Width: 21
    Draft: 5
    Tonnage: 12000
    Elec Outlets:
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We understand that the trip of a lifetime takes planning, so we make the financial commitments easy to manage.

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  • Pay your 25% deposit 5 day later.
  • Final payment due 120 days prior to departure.
national geographic endurance cat 1 cabin

Category 1

18 Dec 2021 - 29 Dec 2021
Fore Deck with two large windows, Alcove seating, Relax chair 183 square ft.
AUD$ 23,250pp
AUD$ 23,250pp
national geographic endurance cat 2 cabin

Category 2

18 Dec 2021 - 29 Dec 2021
Fore Deck with two large windows, Alcove seating, Relax chair 205 square ft.
AUD$ 23,740pp
AUD$ 23,740pp
national geographic endurance cat 3 cabin

Category 3

18 Dec 2021 - 29 Dec 2021
Main Deck—Suite with balcony and sofa 205 square ft.
AUD$ 27,880pp
AUD$ 27,880pp
national geographic endurance cat 4 cabin

Category 4

18 Dec 2021 - 29 Dec 2021
Lounge Deck—Suite with balcony and sofa, 205 square ft.
AUD$ 30,990pp
AUD$ 30,990pp
national geographic endurance cat SA cabin

Category SA (Single)

18 Dec 2021 - 29 Dec 2021
Main Deck—Suite with balcony and sofa 140 square ft.
AUD$ 34,750pp
AUD$ 34,750pp
national geographic endurance cat 5 cabin

Category 5

18 Dec 2021 - 29 Dec 2021
Bridge Deck—Suite with balcony and sofa 205 square ft.
AUD$ 35,830pp
AUD$ 35,830pp
national geographic endurance cat SB cabin

Category SB (Single)

18 Dec 2021 - 29 Dec 2021
Lounge Deck—Suite with balcony and sofa 140 square ft.
AUD$ 38,740pp
AUD$ 38,740pp
national geographic endurance cat 6 cabin

Category 6

18 Dec 2021 - 29 Dec 2021
Bridge Deck—Junior Balcony Suite with large balcony, sofa bed 344 square ft.
AUD$ 40,990pp
AUD$ 40,990pp
national geographic endurance cat 7 cabin

Category 7

18 Dec 2021 - 29 Dec 2021
Bridge Deck—Large Balcony Suite with large balcony, sofa bed, bathtub, walk-in closet 430 square ft.
AUD$ 45,690pp
AUD$ 45,690pp