Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent
5 Jan - 15 Jan
10 Nights
3 Ports
Quark Expeditions

Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent

5 January - 15 January 2026
From £10,076 pp


10 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)


3 Ports

5-6 January

Setting sail from Ushuaia

Ushuaia is sometimes described as 'the city at the end of the world', though its rugged beauty is far from apocalyptic. Perched on the ragged southern edge of Argentina, where the snow-capped Andes fall away into the churning sea, the city has a frontier town feel to it, and serves as the base for expeditions into the icy waters of Antarctica. There are also plenty of outdoor pursuits on offer here, including hiking, skiing and fishing, and the Tierra del Fuego National Park is home to spectacular scenery and wildlife including penguins, guanacos, sea lions and condors.

Our tip

You can finish off your cold weather shopping here, they have all the best stuff.

7-8 January

At sea

9-12 January

Antarctica: South Shetland Islands

13-14 January

At sea

15 January

Arriving in Ushuaia

Don't miss

What can we say? You can’t miss anything in the town, it’s so small!

The Ship

Your home from home

Quark Expeditions - World Explorer in Antarctica
Quark Expeditions - World Explorer - Veranda Suite
Quark Expeditions - World Explorer - Zodiac

The new World Explorer, launched in 2019, stands out as one of the fastest and finest expedition ships in Quark's fleet.

What we love

With their history of expertise in polar adventure, Quark are taking things to the next level with this spacious and comfortable ship, which combines a modern and inviting cruise experience with some wonderful adventure opportunities. Every cabin and suite boasts a walk-out or Juliet balcony, ensuring you'll always have a great view of the spectacular scenery.


172 Guests (140 Guests on Antarctic Express voyages)
Crew 130 Staff
Style Comfortable and inviting, with well-equipped and roomy cabins from 242 square feet, and a passionate and experienced expedition team.
  • Three meals a day in comfortable dining room, open seating
  • Beer and wine with dinner
  • Soft drinks, juices and water
  • Reusable water bottles with filling stations
  • Tea and coffee available in the Explorer Lounge all day
  • Library
  • Lectures in the theatre-style auditorium
  • Well-equipped gym
  • Large heated outdoor pool
  • Quark parka and boots

More about World Explorer

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Los Cauquenes Resort & Spa, Ushuaia

Where to stay in Ushuaia

Los Cauquenes Resort and Spa is your best option, if you have time to stay.

Tierra del Fuego National Park

Tours from Ushuaia

What you choose to do on tour will need to supplement whatever cruise you are taking. So if you are heading to Antarctica, whilst here you will want to go to the Tierra del Fuego National Park.

Get your free Antarctica guide

Our expedition cruising guide to Antarctica will tell you everything you need to know, including when to visit, what to see and how to get there.


Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent

5 January - 15 January 2026
From £10,076 pp


10 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)


3 Ports


World Explorer of Quark Expeditions

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Who we are

Mundy Adventures is the intrepid little brother of Mundy Cruising plc, the UK's very first cruise specialist, and one of the leading companies in its field.
Matthew Lonsdale

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