Journey to Antartica: The White Continent – National Geographic Endurance

Discover the Antarctic Peninsula, where endless white mountains roll to the horizon and massive glaciers churn icebergs into the sea. Travel with a diverse team of experts aboard one of our three state-of-the-art expedition ships. Venture into channels and coves framed by towering peaks. Watch for whales off the bow; glide around enormous icebergs in Zodiacs; and hike, kayak, and even possibly cross-country ski in complete tranquility. Choose an active agenda or surrender to the pleasures of relaxing downtime and shipboard camaraderie. Plus, get top shots with the help of a National Geographic Photography Expert.

  • Explore the world’s last great wilderness in the company of a team of top naturalists celebrating Lindblad’s 50-plus years of expedition heritage

  • Hike on magnificent mountains; see huge glaciers; and watch for gentoo, Adélie, and chinstrap penguins

  • Kayak in protected waters, paddling as penguins swim nearby

  • Early November departures offer the possibility to cross-country ski or snowshoe across the frozen sea ice, conditions permitting

  • With National Geographic Global Explorers, our exclusive family program, kids and teens will learn about this exhilarating part of the world—from its massive glaciers to humpback whales

Ports of call: Ushuaia | Antartic Sound | Lindblad Cove | Lemaire Channel | Naumayer Channel

Cruise Details

Clock14 Days & 13 Nights

Double Occupancy from $17,620 pp/do*

Single Occupancyfrom $27,150 pp

CalendarNovember 18, 2023 | November 28, 2023 | December 8, 2023 | December 18, 2023 | November 12, 2024 | November 22, 2024
See 3 more available dates
December 2, 2024 | December 12, 2024 | December 22, 2024

Book Now Request More Info

or call 800.578.1479

*Per person/double occupancy. Special single rates apply where listed. Excludes port fees.
Itineraries may operate in reverse.

Your Itinerary

    1Buenos Aires, Argentina (Days 1-2)
    Depart on an overnight flight to Buenos Aires. Settle into the Alvear Icon Hotel or similar before setting out on a guided tour of the city’s Beaux-Arts palaces and parks. Visit Recoleta—the final resting place of Argentina's iconic first lady, Eva Perón—and enjoy a private visit to El Zanjon de Granados, one of the city’s premier museums. In the early evening, we gather for an informal reception and a drink at the hotel.

    2Fly to Ushuaia, Argentina / Embark (Day 3)
    Fly southward to Ushuaia. Sandwiched between ice-mantled peaks and the frigid waters of Beagle Channel, this is a fittingly wild place to be known as “El Fin del Mundo” or “The End of the World.” Before departing, visit Tierra del Fuego National Park, clad in dense beech forest just as much of Antarctica was millions of years ago. Savor lunch onboard a private catamaran as you cruise the Channel, keeping an eye out for plump South American sea lions and sleek seabirds like the imperial cormorant. By day’s end, you’ll be comfortably on board your ship and ready to meet the White Continent.

    3At Sea Crossing the Drake Passage (Days 4-5)
    At times ferocious, at others flat calm, this legendary 500-mile-wide strait divides South America from the Antarctic Peninsula. Feel the excitement build as we begin the crossing, often accompanied by seabirds like the wandering albatross and—if luck allows—a pod of killer whales or rare dolphins. Get to know the ship and prepare for the adventures ahead. Visit the Bridge (ideal for wildlife spotting), relax with a massage, attend a talk on the unique biology of penguins. Or simply settle into a comfy chair in the observation lounge, looking out over the waves as you contemplate the history of this passage named for English privateer Francis Drake, but first discovered by Spanish navigator Francisco de Hoces.

    4Exploring Antarctica (Days 6-10)
    With long hours of daylight at this time of year, we have ample opportunities to explore. Our schedule is flexible, allowing us to take advantage of the unexpected, whether we’re watching whales at play off the bow of our ship, hiking alongside penguin highways, or enjoying an evening Zodiac cruise amid porpoising penguins. While wildlife is magnificent, ice defines the Antarctic. You’ll get to know ice up close and personal - from icebergs the size of islands, bergy bits and near-vertical glaciers, to the fragile, nearly invisible layers that have just begun to freeze. One day, we might set out by kayak to encounter towering icebergs at water level; embark on a Zodiac excursion in search of seals and blue-eyed shags; or walk amid thousands of Adélie and gentoo penguins. The next, we might experience the thrill of the ship crunching through pack ice. Everywhere we go in Antarctica we’re surrounded by opportunities to capture uniquely beautiful images. Along the way your expert expedition team will enrich our experiences.

    5At Sea (Days 11-12)
    Enjoy the ship’s amenities as the coast of Antarctica disappears from view. Round the southernmost tip of South America and see the meeting of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Take some time to go through your photos, or send a message home to friends and family. Celebrate your voyage at a farewell dinner on board.

    6Disembark Ushuaia / Fly to Buenos Aires (Days 13-14)
    Today we disembark in Ushuaia. Fly by private charter flight to Buenos Aires and connect with your overnight flight home. IMPORTANT: Some departures may have a slightly modified itinerary. Please confirm departure and arrival cities with an Expedition Specialist before booking your flights.


Cabin Categories

Cabin Single Price Double Price
Category SA$27,150
Category SB$30,350
Category 01$17,620 pp
Category 02$18,690 pp
Category 03$21,730 pp
Category 04$24,270 pp
Category 05$27,960 pp
Category 06$31,990 pp
Category 07$35,690 pp

Ship Read more about the National Geographic Endurance

*Prices may vary due to seasonality

Book Today

Journey to Antartica: The White Continent – National Geographic Endurance

Book Now Request More Info

or call 800.578.1479