Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent
7 Dec - 18 Dec
11 Nights
4 Ports
Quark Expeditions

Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent

7 December - 18 December 2025
From £11,276 pp

Duration

11 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

4 Ports

7 December

Setting sail from Buenos Aires

The streets of Buenos Aires are redolent of a grand old European capital, lined with elegant architecture that wouldn't look out of place in Madrid or Paris. There is also plenty of Latin passion on display: Argentina is the home of tango, that most electrifying of dances, and the central Plaza de Mayo has played host to countless revolutions and rallies over the years. Food is an important part of life here, and carnivores shouldn't pass up the opportunity to try the world's finest beef at one of the many steakhouses, known as parrillas. Other attractions include the beautiful Recoleta cemetery, the grand Teatro Colón and the colourful, arty district of La Boca.

Our tip

Plan to stay longer than you think you’ll need; the city offers plenty and the breathtaking Iguazu Falls can be reached by a short flight.

8 December

Argentina: Ushuaia

9-10 December

At sea

11-13 December

Antarctica: South Shetland Islands

14-17 December

At sea

18 December

Arriving in 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.

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 - Ultramarine
Quark Expeditions - Ultramarine - Balcony Suite
Quark Expeditions - Ultramarine - Main restaurant

Ultramarine is Quark's most exciting polar ship yet, equipped with two twin-engine helicopters and offering an amazing array of innovative excursions.

What we love

Ultramarine is Quark's first ever new-build, and promises to deliver the most comprehensive polar expedition experience at sea. You can expect fantastic included excursions, active adventures ashore and a superb onboard expedition team. The ship also features more outdoor wildlife viewing space than any other vessel this size, stylish public spaces and the latest environmentally-sensitive technology.

Capacity

199 Guests

Crew 140 Staff
Style

Comfortable and inviting, with a real focus on in-depth polar exploration and active pursuits such as kayaking and hiking.

Inclusions
  • All meals, snacks, soft drinks, juices and water
  • Beer and wine with dinner
  • Reusable water bottles with filling stations
  • Tea and coffee available all day
  • Library
  • Lectures in the theatre-style auditorium
  • Well-equipped gym
  • Zodiac excursions and shore landings
  • Flightseeing and hiking
  • Quark parka and boots

More about Ultramarine

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Alvear Art Hotel, Buenos Aires

Where to stay in Buenos Aires

Just steps away from the elegant Santa Fe Avenue and famous Florida Street, we love the Alvear Art Hotel.

Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires

Explore Buenos Aires

Take a private city tour to see all the highlights including the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Cabildo, colourful La Boca, the Colon Theatre and the Recoleta cemetery, resting place of Evita.

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.

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Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent

7 December - 18 December 2025
From £11,276 pp

Duration

11 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

4 Ports

Ship

Ultramarine of Quark Expeditions

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Why Mundy?

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.

We specialise in travel by ship and have been doing so for over 50 years. By providing expert, personal service, insightful ideas and fascinating add-ons we aim to make your adventure holiday truly unique and special.

We're happy to do all of that on the telephone. But, if you prefer to chat face to face, then why not visit us at our comfortable offices on London's Russell Square - we'd be delighted to see you.

Mundy Adventures office, 48/49 Russell Square, London