Breathtaking Views of Icebergs & Glaciated Mountains, Whales, Penguins, Seals and more!
Duration: 10 days, 9 nights
Location: Start and end in Ushuaia, Argentina
Budget: from $6990+
Join us for an 10 day trip around Antarctica, the White Continent. Set sail aboard the newly built, modern and comfortable polar expedition vessel, the Ocean Victory. Embark in Ushuaia at the southern tip of South America and conquer the famed Drake Passage to bring you to the spectacular frozen wilderness of the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula. Explore the natural environment and closeup encounters with wildlife on our forward-facing zodiacs and on foot. Get expert insights to capture the best image in the market-leading Photography Workshops.
I am partnering with Albatros Expeditions to bring a group of adventurous souls to Antarctica. This is the 2nd year for the Follow The Fro to Antarctica Tour. Last year I brought 63 people with me and each person had a trip of a lifetime. Antarctica is not just for old retired folks anymore. Come check off an epic bucketlist destination with some other bad-ass travelers! Want to join?
I am working with Albatros because they have a brand new boat and have offered my group the best discounts. I am happy to offer discounted spots starting at $6,990. This is an exclusive offer for anyone who joins the #FollowTheFro tour.
Also there is a drink package included! This means free selected house wine, beer and sodas during dinner. There will also be the option to purchase an unlimited drinks package from the entire trip (on a per cabin basis)
Note: There are limited spaces! Book now before the discounted rooms sell out.
Dates: Feb 28 – March 8, 2024.
DAY 1: Arrival in Ushuaia
Arrive in Ushuaia, Argentina – the world’s southernmost town. Explore the quaint city or local countryside. Alternatively, consider a day trip off the beaten path to the raw, natural archipelago of Tierra del Fuego. It’s a hiker’s paradise with rugged snow-capped mountains, glaciers, flower-filled meadows and boggy quagmires. In the afternoon, we board our ship.
Our journey begins as we navigate through the calms of Beagle Channel, a strait in the Tierra del Fuego Archipelago.
DAY 2 & 3: AT SEA, DRAKE PASSAGE
Sailing onward, we cross the famed Drake Passage – a body of water that marks the intersection of the cold Antarctic with the warmer Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Drake Passage is known for rollicking conditions and strong westerly winds, called the Roaring Fifties. While this passage may be challenging, you can rest confidently aboard our expedition vessel, which is purpose-built with stabilizers, powerful engines and a highly-qualified crew. The most spirited sailors consider Drake Passage a lifetime achievement, and you will complete the crossing twice!
In the Drake, the excitement builds as Antarctic wildlife comes into view. Weather permitting, we will catch our first sight of seals and penguins! The area is also well known for its abundance of birds.
DAY 4 – 7: ANTARCTIC PENINSULA
Over the next days, we will begin the exciting Antarctic experience our ancestors only dreamed of. During these days we will explore the sub-Antarctic islands of the South Shetland chain and be marveled by the captivating landscapes we will encounter along the way.
Weather permitting, our projected landfalls include: King George Island; Deception Island, an extinct volcano with waters warm enough for a polar swim; and Half Moon Island with nesting Wilson’s storm petrels and chinstrap penguins.
As the white shimmer of Antarctica looms on our horizon, the presence of wildlife multiples by tens of thousands with many species of lively penguins, inquisitive seals, nesting birds and the spray of marine mammals.
Wildlife abounds along our projected route along the Antarctic Peninsula: leopard, fur and Weddell seals of Cuverville Island; humpback whales of Gerlache Strait; Paradise Bay; the dramatic Lemaire Channel’s orcas and much more.
The itinerary and activities over these next days depend on weather and ice conditions. The route and shore landings will be determined by the captain and expedition leader and communicated to guests through regularly scheduled briefings.
Please note that all the outings and landings rely on weather, sea and ice conditions being favorable both for the ship to access the areas, as for the zodiacs and kayaks to maneuver under adequate conditions, ensuring the safety of all our passengers and staff.
For this reason, during moments of harsh weather and throughout the entire trip, our ships offer excellent public areas such as wellness/sauna, restaurant, bar and a library for our passengers to spend their spare time. Our ships are staffed by experts in the field who will also share great lectures along the way, ranging from exploration history to biology, geology, ice and wildlife.
DAY 8 & 9 : AT SEA, DRAKE PASSAGE
We depart Antarctica and spend two days at sea on our way back to the calms of Beagle Channel and Ushuaia, Argentina. En-route, we will cross Drake Passage and cruise past Cape Horn, a legendary maritime landmark and the southern tip of South America.
During our time at sea, a variety of activities will be arranged on board which will provide the perfect opportunity to socialize with fellow travelers equally passionate for discovering the world, enjoy the lectures by our expedition on board, visit our shop or relax at leisure on our ship’s facilities, designed to provide a comfortable, relaxing time.
DAY 10 – Disembarkation in USHUAIA, Argentina
This morning, we arrive back in Ushuaia for the conclusion of our tour, where you can continue your adventures or begin your return home.
If you would like to extend your trip and explore more of Argentina and Brazil, we offer several extensions, including:
• Buenos Aires – Wine Tasting, Tango & The Pampas (4 days)
• Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro & Iguazu (7 days)
Only two spots left in a Category F – Triple Balcony room – price is $6990.
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And free wine, beer, and sodas at dinner.
There’s also an option to purchase an unlimited drinks package for the duration of your time on the Ocean Victory
|Cat F – Triple Porthole
|Cat D – Twin Porthole
|Cat C – Twin Balcony
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|Category E – Double Balcony
|Junior Suite B
|Premium Suite A
- 10-day cruise with accommodation in a shared double or triple stateroom featuring ensuite facilities
- Shuttle transfer to ship from city centre from Ushuaia city centre to embarkation
- Shuttle transfer after disembarkation from the ship to Ushuaia city centre or airport in the morning
- All Zodiac landings and excursions as per itinerary
- Expedition parka
- Rubber boot on loan
- Guiding and lectures by our expedition leader and team
- English-speaking expedition team
- Full board on the ship – breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks
- Complimentary house wine, beer and soda at dinner (selected labels and brands, served at our a-la-carte dinners)
- Free tea and coffee 24 hours daily
- Guiding and lectures by our experienced expedition leader and team
- Special photo workshop
- Welcome and farewell cocktails
- Digital visual journal link after voyage, including voyage log, gallery, species list and more!
- Extra excursions and activities not mentioned in the itinerary
- Single room supplement and stateroom upgrades
- Meals not on board the ship
- Beverages (other than coffee and tea)
- Tips for the crew (we recommend USD 14 per person per day)
- Personal expenses
- Anything not mentioned under ’Inclusions’
What’s the Ship Like?
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Relax and Unwind after adventurous days
The Indoor Lounge
Read a book, play a board game, or grab a drink.
Perfect for whale watching
The Outdoor Jacuzzi is… wow! Look at the video below
Glide through the waters and take in the royal grace of the icebergs, see the varied birds and seals, and maybe even the whales in their natural habitat under the supervision of experienced kayak guides, who will ensure your safety during each outing.
Exercise your body while engaging your mind and heart in an unforgettable outing, safely guided by Kayak masters throughout the journey. Kayaking activities are available on both Arctic and Antarctic voyages.
Although kayaking opportunities are possible in most locations during each excursion in the Antarctic region, weather, sea and iceconditions will dictate the when and where to ensure your safety and improve your experience.
In order to sign up for this activity you need to have previous kayaking experience and attend a mandatory safety briefing by theKayak Master.
The cost is $310/person per outing, and it can only be booked onboard.
Kayaking is offered on all ships and all trips* if conditions allow.
The Photography Program takes place onboard both the Ocean Albatros and Ocean Victory in Antarctica. Participants will need to bring their own camera and equipment. Our onboard professional photographers will lead workshops and provide instructions to help participants develop their technical skills and artistic vision for the duration of the voyage.
The program will focus on capturing images of the landscape and wildlife of Antarctica. Participants will have the opportunity to photograph icebergs, glaciers, penguins, seals, whales, and other wildlife (however, please note, no specific wildlife is guaranteed as per any landing and zodiac cruise activity).
Our regular lectures on the history, geology, and ecology of Antarctica will also help participants understand and appreciate the environment they are photographing.
The Photography Guide will provide you with opportunities that will take place from our Zodiacs, onshore, and from the outer decks of our ships (outside activities are weather dependent).
In addition to group workshops and lectures, participants will have plenty of time for their own individual photography and exploration. The ship will make daily excursions to different locations to provide a variety of photographic opportunities.
Participants will have limited access to editing software and computers to review and edit their images; however, we encourage bringing your own laptop and editing equipment.
The Photography Program in Antarctica onboard our expedition ship is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for photographers. It provides the opportunity to capture stunning imagery of one of the most beautiful and remote places on earth while developing technical skills.
Join us on this unforgettable journey and capture the beauty of Antarctica through your lens!
The cost is $1095/person .
Why Go On This Tour?
1. Best Value
The price for a cabin on the Ocean Victory with Follow The Fro tours is unbeatable. It will be hard to find a lower price for the same quality of the trip.
2. Ocean Victory is a Great Boat
Albatros’ small expedition ships have a distinct advantage over larger, traditional cruise ships. They can access narrow inlets and sail close to shore, in-between icebergs and in remote areas of the ocean. This allows us to disembark quickly via our fleet of Zodiac watercraft and access amazing sites with greater speed and efficiency.
3. Strict Sustainable Travel Policy
All cruises are carbon offset, seafood is sustainably sourced, and there’s an aim to eliminate single-use plastic on board.
4. Connect With Other Adventurous Souls
Come and make life-long friends. We will have an epic group of people together. Face it – if someone is signing up to visit Antarctica, they must have a fun wanderlust spirit.
Book The Tour Below!
To book the “Follow The Fro To Antarctica Tour,” click here to fill out the interest form.
This tour has limited space remaining — book soon to avoid disappointment! A 25% deposit is required to reserve your spot.
If you have any pressing questions or just want to learn more about the tour from Kesi herself, send an email to email@example.com
1. Is there a payment plan?
A 25% deposit is due to confirm your spot. The final payment is due 90 days prior to departure.
Reference Albatros for all terms and conditions.
Travel With Kesi
On this trip, you’ll be traveling with Kesi Irvin as your host. Kesi loves to enterntain others and promises to bring together a eclectic group of fun-loving adventerous spirits. I hope you are ready to learn new cards games, make new friends, and travel to an untouched land!