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Antarctic Grandeur: An Expedition from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires - 2023

Buenos Aires • 12-night expedition cruise with roundtrip included flight to and from Ushuaia, Drake Passage, 7 days in Antarctica, Ushuaia • Buenos Aires
  • Snow-capped mountains behind the village of Ushuaia | Buenos Aires •  expedition cruise with Ushuaia, Drake Passage, the Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia with Grytviken, Port Stanley & the Falkland Islands • Buenos Aires
    TAKE IN BEAUTIFUL VISTAS AS YOU CRUISE INTO USHUAIA, THE WORLD'S SOUTHERNMOST CITY
  • Famed for its architecture, cuisine, and the passionate tango, Buenos Aires is arguably South America’s most cosmopolitan city
    FAMED FOR ITS ARCHITECTURE, CUISINE, AND THE PASSIONATE TANGO, BUENOS AIRES IS ARGUABLY SOUTH AMERICA’S MOST COSMOPOLITAN CITY
  • You’ll enjoy a private tango performance during your welcome dinner in Buenos Aires
    YOU’LL ENJOY A PRIVATE TANGO PERFORMANCE DURING YOUR WELCOME DINNER IN BUENOS AIRES
  • Treat yourself to a polynesian island experience in the “navel of the world” on a pre-trip extension to Easter Island
    TREAT YOURSELF TO A POLYNESIAN ISLAND EXPERIENCE IN THE “NAVEL OF THE WORLD” ON A PRE-TRIP EXTENSION TO EASTER ISLAND
  • Cruise on the Ocean Explorer, an agile and state-of-the-art expedition vessel that can navigate to places larger ships can’t
    CRUISE ON THE OCEAN EXPLORER, AN AGILE AND STATE-OF-THE-ART EXPEDITION VESSEL THAT CAN NAVIGATE TO PLACES LARGER SHIPS CAN’T
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Enrich your vacation with Vantage's collection of deluxe destination enhancements, designed exclusively for our guests. You’ll discover a world beyond the landmarks and gain immeasurable insight into the culture and people of your destination. So join us … and make the most of your journey!

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Polar Kayaking

  • Approximate Cost: $649 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: 2-3 hours per session*
  • Location: At Sea
  • When: Morning and afternoon tour weather depending*

This small group excursion is one you will remember for a lifetime! Explore the soul-stirring polar environment of the Arctic on a world-class kayaking adventure! Led by knowledgeable and experienced Expedition Leaders, you will go to places that Zodiac boats can’t reach. These unique excursions let you experience the jaw-dropping landscapes and encounter wildlife up-close, in a responsible way. Tours take place in calm and protected waters, with only two individuals per kayak. This optional tour is available on all expedition cruises and perfect for adventurous adults. Participants must possess the appropriate fitness level and previous kayaking experience is a plus. You must read the Kayaking Preparation Notes and the Kayaking Terms and Conditions, and complete the Kayaking Participation Statement in order to confirm your spot on the tour. Download the Kayaking Participation Statement form here.

A medical declaration for this journey must be completed and submitted to the ship’s doctor upon embarkation. Download the Medical Form here.

*Optional kayak excursions are offered in place of regular excursions. The number of available excursions will depend on itinerary and weather conditions.

*The tour is available during your time in Antarctica.

Please note: This optional tour is available for pre-booking only. All guests must complete a medical declaration and submit it to the ship's doctor upon embarkation. Reservations will close 30 days prior to departure. All prices are per person and subject to change. All optional tours are offered by Vantage Deluxe World Travel. Descriptions and scheduling are subject to change. Minimum tour participation is required to operate optional tours. Optional tours cancelled by passengers within 48 hours of the excursion are non-refundable.



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Macuco Safari Boat Ride

  • Approximate Cost: $99 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: TBD
  • Location: Iguassu Falls National Park, Brazil
  • When: TBD

Explore breathtaking Iguassu Falls up close on this exciting boat excursion through the Brazilian side of the falls!

First, a 4x4 vehicle will bring you through the dense rainforest where you’ll view flowers, birds, and butterflies. As you pass through the undergrowth, your jungle guides will point out orchids, palm trees, bromeliads, and centenarian trees. Then, board special speedboats bound for Iguassu’s gorge, where falls thunder in from three sides and where you can snap some amazing photos. Then, get ready to get wet! Your experienced river pilots, who know these waters extensively, will give you a thrilling ride through some of the rapids, guiding you right up next to the splashing cascades. (Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, casual clothes, and prepare to get soaked! If you prefer not to get wet, a dry option is also available.)

Due to high call volume, we recommend you visit MyPortfolio to book this Destination Enhancement. Don’t wait — these optional experiences are limited to a select number of guests and are selling out fast!

The tour is available during your optional trip extension in Iguassu Falls, Brazil.


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Brazilian Samba Show

  • Approximate Cost: $79 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: TBD
  • Location: Iguassu Falls National Park, Brazil
  • When: TBD

Experience Rio at its most dazzling by heading out on the town for a traditional samba show sure to put you in the carnival spirit!

A lively dance of Afro-Brazilian origin, today Samba is the most prevalent dance form in Brazil. We’ll take you to a local samba performance where you can see for yourself the vibrant blend of Portuguese, African, and indigenous influences that have shaped Brazil’s singular music and dance forms. It’s a feast for the senses guaranteed to put a wiggle in your hips!

Due to high call volume, we recommend you visit MyPortfolio to book this Destination Enhancement. Don’t wait — these optional experiences are limited to a select number of guests and are selling out fast!

The tour is available during your optional trip extension to Iguassu Falls.


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Hiking Pass

  • Approximate Cost: $299 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: TBD
  • Location: TBD
  • When: TBD

This optional Hiking Pass will provide you with an opportunity to select a variety of more challenging hikes throughout the cruise portion of your voyage. You’ll go ashore in small groups, led by one of our experienced Vantage Expedition Team members, and seek out local wildlife, go birdwatching, or simply enjoy the surrounding landscape and scenery. Your Expedition Team will help you see these incredible destinations through their eyes, sharing their insight and experience with you in a meaningful way.

  • Hike in small groups, led by Vantage’s experienced Expedition Team
  • Follow handpicked trails that lead to impressive viewpoints
  • Learn about the cultures and local traditions of the destinations you’ll visit
  • Comfortable shoes and warm, weather-resistant clothing is highly recommended (parkas and boots will be provided on board)
  • Duration: These exclusive hiking expeditions will vary in length from 1-to-4 hours
  • Hikes are only available in select ports and may be adjusted to accommodate weather and other conditions. Your onboard Expedition Team will provide a full list of hiking destinations and additional details on embarkation day
  • Maximum group size: 12 travelers

Please note: The activity level for this optional excursion is moderate to strenuous. Guests should be able to climb 80 stairs consecutively, and walk several miles over steep slopes and loose or uneven terrain without difficulty. Altitude can range from 7,000 to 9,000 feet. Much of your exploration will take place in remote and natural settings where you need to be sure-footed. You should be able to climb in and out of Zodiac boats and wade through shallow water. Much of your exploration. This excursion is not suitable for those who have difficulty walking, or require wheelchairs or other mobility aids. Please refer to Vantage's wheelchair and handicapped traveler policy.

Due to high call volume, we recommend you visit MyPortfolio to book this Destination Enhancement. Don’t wait — these optional experiences are limited to a select number of guests and are selling out fast!


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Onboard Enhancement: Photography Workshop

  • Approximate Cost: $399 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: TBD
  • Location: At sea
  • When: TBD

Interested in enhancing your photography skills? Vantage’s onboard Photography Workshops are available to help you capture the best images possible throughout your journey. Presented by your Expedition Team, these workshops will cover a variety of photography-related topics tailored to your itinerary, such as how to master your camera’s functions, how to frame landscapes, and how to capture the best wildlife images. While onboard, you will have time for one-on-one and small group discussions regarding photo editing, photo critiques of the day’s images, and plenty of time to put your lessons into practice. Your photography instructor for this journey has a passion for helping every guest reach their full photographic potential, no matter your initial skill level or equipment. Even smartphone photographers can benefit from tips on composition, storytelling, and lighting. You can then use your time on shore to improve your photography skills via hands-on instruction from your instructor. Vantage’s variety of destinations and excursions will surely spark your creativity and engage your artistic side.

Please note: This optional Onboard Enhancement is limited to 15 passengers, on a “first come, first served” basis.

Due to high call volume, we recommend you visit MyPortfolio to book this Destination Enhancement. Don’t wait — these optional experiences are limited to a select number of guests and are selling out fast!

The optional activity is available on board your vessel.


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Onboard Enhancement: Wine Tasting Experience

  • Approximate Cost: $49 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: TBD
  • Location: At sea
  • When: TBD

Our onboard wine tastings are a guest favorite while sailing and have become a staple of both our ocean journeys and river cruises. Savor rich global flavors from varietals that span the best wine regions on earth, as our onboard expert explains the notes and flavors of each one. Whether you are a connoisseur or a novice, wine tastings offer the perfect balance of indulgence and fun, and are a fantastic way to expand your palate.

Due to high call volume, we recommend you visit MyPortfolio to book this Destination Enhancement. Don’t wait — these optional experiences are limited to a select number of guests and are selling out fast!

The optional activity is available on board your vessel.


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Onboard Enhancement: Whiskey Tasting Experience

  • Approximate Cost: $69 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: TBD
  • Location: At sea
  • When: TBD

Join our onboard expert as they guide you on a journey for the palate as you sample delicious, full-bodied whiskeys from all over the world. Taste the intricate barrel-aged flavors of your favorite small-batch Kentucky bourbon, try a classic 25-year-old Scotch, and enjoy local whiskeys from many of the regions we cruise to, all hand-selected from our private collection

Due to high call volume, we recommend you visit MyPortfolio to book this Destination Enhancement. Don’t wait — these optional experiences are limited to a select number of guests and are selling out fast!

The optional activity is available on board your vessel.


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Onboard Enhancement: Exclusive Chef's Table Dinner

  • Approximate Cost: $99 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: TBD
  • Location: At sea
  • When: TBD

Our exclusive, onboard Chef’s Table Dinner is must-do for any traveler looking for an indulgent dining experience. Hosted by our highly-trained Master Chef, you’ll savor an expertly-prepared, multicourse meal that is sure to be a feast for the senses. This memorable, highly sought-after experience is only available on a limited basis, and you certainly won’t want to miss out.

Due to high call volume, we recommend you visit MyPortfolio to book this Destination Enhancement. Don’t wait — these optional experiences are limited to a select number of guests and are selling out fast!

The optional activity is available on board your vessel.


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Onboard Enhancement: Exclusive Wine Pairing Dinner

  • Approximate Cost: $99 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: TBD
  • Location: At sea
  • When: TBD

A wine pairing dinner involves the delicate process of combining a meal with select wines with the purpose of elevating the flavors of each dish and providing a wholly unforgettable dining experience. Our skilled onboard chefs will create an exceptional multicourse dinner, with each course designed to pair perfectly with a chosen wine from our private collection. This incredible dining experience is available on a limited basis on every journey.

Due to high call volume, we recommend you visit MyPortfolio to book this Destination Enhancement. Don’t wait — these optional experiences are limited to a select number of guests and are selling out fast!

The optional activity is available on board your vessel.


Please Note: All prices are per person and subject to change. All optional tours are offered by Vantage Deluxe World Travel. Descriptions and scheduling are subject to change. Minimum tour participation is required to operate optional tours. Optional tours cancelled by passengers within 48 hours of the excursion are non-refundable.

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Journey Antarctic Grandeur: An Expedition from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires
Emblematic Antarctica
Greatest value and most comprehensive features compared to our competitors!
 Departure Comparison Jan, Nov Jan-Mar, Nov-Dec
Per Diem   $812  $1,134
 Included Tours and Special Features  18 included features and Cultural Discoveries - a value of $3,400
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More included tours and cultural experiences offered!
A performance of the tango, on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list
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Complimentary services of a Vantage Deluxe Concierge to assist with all your personal requests before and during your adventure
 
  Vessel Size  Our ocean discovery vessel, the m/s Ocean Explorer has 15 solo cabins (11 for expedition cruises) and 15 triple-occupancy cabins each, with a maximum capacity of under 150 passengers on each sailing.   Our ships are smaller, more intimate, and have an industry-leading number of solo-ready cabins, as well as a fantastic crew-to-passenger ratio. 
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# of Days 16 12
Meals 41 meals: 15 breakfasts, 12 lunches, and 14 dinners, PLUS beer, wine, and soft drinks included at no additional cost during the duration of your cruise
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