Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition
4 Mar - 17 Mar
13 Nights
6 Ports
Quark Expeditions

Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition

4 March - 17 March 2025
From £11,970 pp

Duration

13 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

6 Ports

4-5 March

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.

Don't miss

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

6-7 March

At sea

8 March

Antarctica: South Shetland Islands

9 March

Antarctica: Antarctic Peninsula

10 March

Antarctica: South Shetland Islands

11-12 March

At sea

13-14 March

Antarctica: Antarctic Peninsula

15-16 March

At sea

17 March

Arriving in Ushuaia

Our tip

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

The Ship

Ocean Explorer

Quark's Ocean Explorer exterior
Quark's Ocean Explorer Solar Bar
Quark's Ocean Explorer Forward Lounge

Ocean Explorer is Quark's latest addition to the fleet, boasting a bright, elegant interior and an innovative X-Bow design for ultimate guest comfort.

What we love

Ocean Explorer joins the Quark fleet in 2024 and is a purpose-built expedition vessel designed for polar waters. Built in 2021, it showcases innovative expedition technology including a striking X-Bow design which improves efficiency and guest comfort when sailing in extreme envirnments. On board, guests will enjoy spacious cabins, almost all with private verandah, multi-height outdoor decks which are perfect for wildlife viewing, and a fleet of 15 Zodiacs for immersive exploration.

capacity 138 Guests
crew 105 Staff
style Bright, spacious and elegant interiors plus expansive observation decks and an expert Quark expedition team offer enriching exploration to the Polar regions.
inclusions
  • All meals, snacks, soft drinks, juices and water
  • Beer and wine with dinner
  • Tea and coffee available all day
  • Library
  • Lectures and talks in the Explorer Lecture lounge
  • Well-equipped gym
  • Zodiac excursions and shore landings
  • Quark Expeditions parka
year built 2021
length 342 feet
cruising speed 16.5 knots
More about Ocean 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.

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Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition

4 March - 17 March 2025
From £11,970 pp

Duration

13 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

6 Ports

Ship

Ocean Explorer 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.

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