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14-day itinerary

Thanksgiving with the Penguins

As you cross the Antarctic Circle at the 66th southern parallel, you enter what feels like another world, creating a connection with your inner explorer spirit. It’s a space rarely navigated, with narrow channels that bring you closer to ice floes, snow-capped mountain peaks and wondrous icebergs, making for a picture-perfect scene you’ll want to capture to remember forever. On this expedition, aside from joining the Order of the Red Nose, you’ll also spend five days exploring the Antarctic Peninsula for a deep dive into the breathtaking landscapes of the Seventh Continent. An overwhelming sense of gratitude will wash over you as you spend Thanksgiving among extraordinary wildlife, such as chinstrap and Adélie penguins as they build nests.

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Itinerary

DAY 1: Ushuaia, Argentina
DAY 2–3: Drake Passage Navigation
DAY 4: Exploring the Antarctic Peninsula & Crossing the Antarctic Circle — Captain’s Choice
DAY 5–10: Exploring the Antarctic Peninsula — Captain’s Choice
DAY 11: Exploring the South Shetland Islands & Antarctic Peninsula — Captain’s Choice
DAY 12–13: Drake Passage Navigation
DAY 14: Ushuaia, Argentina

Highlights of the trip

  • On Thanksgiving Day, you will explore the Antarctic Peninsula alongside your expedition team and fellow adventurers. It’s a moment that makes it easy to be grateful for this beautiful world.
  • You will come across the wonders of wildlife as chinstrap penguins begin nesting season and Adélie penguins breed.
  • Before your journey begins, you will explore Tierra del Fuego National Park on a FREE cultural immersion for a glimpse of Patagonia.

DAY 1–3

DAY 1: Ushuaia, Argentina
Take our FREE private charter jet service from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, where your journey begins with Champagne and gourmet canapés during a meet and greet.

DAY 2–3: Drake Passage Navigation
Get to know the expert expedition team who will guide you on your adventures and brief you on safety protocols for your explorations. Enjoy gourmet dining with ever-changing menus and unlimited beverages, including fine wines, spirits and craft beers as you eagerly anticipate your arrival in the Seventh Continent.

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DAY 4–10

DAY 4: Exploring the Antarctic Peninsula & Crossing the Antarctic Circle — Captain’s Choice
The Captain and expedition team will work together to bring you to the most unbelievable scenes and safely close to incredible wildlife. Your first exploration may be a shore landing on the search for a penguin rookery or a Zodiac safari navigating the wondrous icebergs. Enter what feels like another world in a space rarely navigated as you cross the 66th parallel. When you do make the Antarctic Circle crossing, you join the Order of the Red Nose with a great celebration and an unbeatable feeling of triumph. Be open to whatever the day brings you!

CAPTAIN’S CHOICE: The Antarctic Circle Crossing may be attempted on a different date during the expedition than indicated on the itinerary due to changing conditions. Your Captain will expertly navigate ice floes, icebergs, and changing sea and weather conditions to ensure you experience the most from your expedition. Each day is a new adventure filled with a spontaneous sense of exploration as your Captain works with our expedition team to determine possible shore landings and Zodiac safaris. All itinerary routes serve as examples and are subject to change based on current conditions, prioritizing the safety and optimal expedition experience for all guests.

DAY 5–10: Exploring the Antarctic Peninsula — Captain’s Choice
Continue your explorations of the Seventh Continent, guided by the migrations of whales, seals, sea birds and penguins. Your expedition team may bring you on a Zodiac safari to the remains of a shipwreck in Foyn Harbor or take you to optimal viewpoints for the perfect photo on a shore landing. You may even be the first explorers to make a landing at an unrecorded site and lay claim to the feat. The change from day to day is part of the adventure.

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DAY 11

DAY 11: Exploring the South Shetland Islands & Antarctic Peninsula — Captain’s Choice
Part of the greater Antarctica region, the South Shetlands contain plenty of wildlife, scenic landscapes, hiking opportunities and magnificent viewpoints that inspire a sense of discovering another world. Deception Island, a possible shore landing or Zodiac safari site, is named for its very nature, as it is, in fact, a volcanic caldera where you can find heated springs amid the striking black sands.

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DAY 12–14

DAY 12–13: Drake Passage Navigation
Your time in Antarctica has come to an end, but you will return home with unforgettable memories, a renewed sense of adventure and a new family of fellow Atlas Explorers.

DAY 14: Ushuaia, Argentina
It’s time to say farewell, but it’s only for now. You’re always welcome back on board for another all-inclusive yachting expedition with Atlas.

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