Antarctica & Ross Sea Expedition
Activity Activity
Adventure, Cruise, Nature & Wildlife, Luxury, Photography
Physical Level Physical Level

Board your ship in Hobart, Tasmania’s historical port town, and sail south to the Balleny Islands, a snow-covered wonderland of glaciated, volcanic islands and ice floes. See the historic huts at Cape Adare, iceberg dotted Terra Nova Bay and the massive Drygalski Ice Tongue. Expeditions take you to see McMurdo Station and Scott’s Discovery Hut and to survey the vast Ross Ice Shelf. After 23 days cruising through pack ice and glacier landings in search of remote penguin colonies return north via Coulman Island before eventually reaching Christchurch on New Zealand’s South Island.

Trip highlights

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Sample accommodation

All hotels can be changed on request

What people are saying about Chimu Adventures

Nina and Tony

We want to thank Chimu Adventures for the amazing holiday package you planned for us.Your team over in South America were outstanding. We were made to feel very welcome and safe everywhere we went.It was so reassuring to see a smiling face holding our name on a board at every stop.

Roger Desmarchelier

I am now back after a fantastic trip in South America and the Antarctic. Thanks to Chimu, my whole trip was faultless, even allowing for two minor transfer delays. Overall, transport was good, airlines were generally efficient and the hotels that Chimu recommended at the high end, were very good.

Lorna Downey

We have now returned from our truly amazing trip to Chile and would like to send a very big thank you to all at Chimu Adventures who made the wonderful experience possible. Accommodation, flights, meals, tours (and even the weather) were perfect in every way.

Antarctica & Ross Sea Expedition

What's included & what's not included

Included Accommodation

Private cabins on board one of Chimu Adventures' specialist Antarctica cruise ships. A range of ships are available, from converted research vessels to purpose-built luxury liners. Contact the experts at Chimu Adventures now for more guidance.

For land & sea tours, all nights in carefully-selected hotels. All hotels can be upgraded on request.

Included Guided excursions

Landings and guided shore excursions (on ships with fewer than 500 passengers only).

Included Ground transfers

Airport connections and hotel collections.

Included All meals

All freshly-prepared meals including on board.

Not included International flights

International flights are not included but can be arranged on request.

Antarctica & Ross Sea Expedition Route Map
Approx. days


Expect to pay

$500 per day

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