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World Explorer

Cruise Ship

World Explorer

World Explorer

Welcome aboard the World Explorer, where luxury and adventure go hand in hand. With its exceptional comfort and sophisticated design, our ship offers the perfect environment to explore the world in style.

Not only is the World Explorer one of our fastest ships, but it is also one of our finest. With six tiers of deluxe accommodation, each suite features either a private walk-out or a French balcony, offering direct ocean views. The personal space is exceptional, providing you with a comfortable and spacious retreat after a day of exploration.

Our ship offers a range of public areas to unwind and relax in, including the glass-domed Observation Lounge, which offers quiet contemplation and full skyline views. The Explorer Lounge is the perfect spot for a drink and a chat with fellow travelers, while the library offers a more intimate space for reading and relaxing.

At World Explorer, we believe in promoting health and wellness, and our facilities reflect this. We have an outdoor track, a small gym, and a sauna, as well as a spa with change rooms, showers, and lockers. For those seeking a more active adventure, we offer kayaking, camping, and stand-up paddleboarding as add-ons.

We also provide a dedicated lecture theater, where you can participate in presentations and discussions facilitated by our onboard team. Learn about the local culture, history, and wildlife, and enrich your journey with fascinating insights.

Embark on an unforgettable adventure with World Explorer, and experience the perfect blend of luxury and adventure.

 
 
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Day to Day Itinerary

Itinerary Details

Day 1 - Port of Ushuaia

Port of Ushuaia

Start your journey in Ushuaia, the southernmost port of South America. Explore the mountains, or take a break in a café to enjoy some handcrafted chocolate.


Day 2 - Port of Ushuaia

Port of Ushuaia

In the late afternoon, embark on your vessel and sail down the Beagle Channel, a historic route that traverses the Tierra del Fuego archipelago. Feel the anticipation as you set off!


Day 3 to 6 - At Sea

At Sea

Make the most of your time at sea with a variety of activities. Learn to identify seabirds, attend presentations by your Expedition Team, and get ready for Zodiac cruises and shore landings. Optional sea kayaking (extra cost) is also available for a more intimate experience of Antarctica.


Day 7 to 8 - South Georgia

South Georgia

As you approach South Georgia, keep an eye out for the rocky spires of Shag Rocks, where seabirds and whales often gather. Once you reach the island, you'll be surrounded by wildlife, from penguins and seals to albatross and petrels. Visit old whaling stations and pay your respects at the grave of Sir Ernest Shackleton.


Day 9 to 10 - At Sea

At Sea

As you sail towards Antarctica, take advantage of the presentations and workshops offered by your Expedition Team to get ready for your arrival.


Day 11 to 13 - Antarctica Peninsula

Antarctica Peninsula

Be awed by the untouched beauty of Antarctica. Encounter penguins, seals, and whales, and explore the land with your Expedition Team. Opt for an extra-special experience with an optional paddling excursion (extra cost) or the Polar Plunge!


Day 14 to 15 - Drake Passage

Drake Passage

As you cross the Drake Passage, take in the sights of seabirds and whales, and enjoy presentations by your Expedition Team. Reflect on the unique wildlife and remarkable landscapes you've encountered.


Day 16 - Port of Ushuaia

Port of Ushuaia

The majority of cruises to Antarctica start and finish in the Port of Ushuaia, a charming small city with the designation of the southernmost city in the world.


Itinerary Details

Day 1 - Punta Arenas Port

Punta Arenas Port

Your journey to the White Continent begins in Punta Arenas, Chile, the most populous city in southern Patagonia. Spend the day exploring the city's many museums, restaurants, and shops, and in the afternoon, meet a Quark Expeditions® representative at the official starting point hotel. Enjoy a welcome dinner and be briefed on preparing for embarkation day.


Day 2 - King George Island

King George Island

Board your charter flight from Punta Arenas to Antarctica and cross the legendary Drake Passage in only two hours. As you approach King George Island, marvel at the dramatic Antarctic landscapes from a unique perspective. After landing, take a one-mile (1.6 km) walk to the shore, then transfer by Zodiac to your ship and set sail for the Antarctic Peninsula!


Day 3 to 6 - Antarctica Peninsula - South Shetland Islands

Antarctica Peninsula

Antarctica is a place of unparalleled beauty and awe. As your ship navigates the White Continent, keep an eye out for whales and seabirds. Your Expedition Team will provide insights into the glaciology, history, and wildlife of the region.

South Shetland Islands

Close to the northwestern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula, separated by the Bransfield Strait, the South Shetland Islands are a highlight of most Antarctic cruises.


Day 7 - Punta Arenas Port

Punta Arenas Port

Say goodbye to your Expedition Team and disembark at King George Island. Fly across the Drake Passage to Punta Arenas, Chile, and transfer to the hotel. Spend the evening exploring the city or reminiscing about the sights and sounds of Antarctica.


Day 8 - Punta Arenas Port

Punta Arenas Port

After breakfast, you are free to continue on your own travels or make your way to the Punta Arenas airport for your homeward flights.


Itinerary Details

Day 1 - Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires

Welcome to Buenos Aires, the vibrant capital of Argentina! Upon arriving in this splendid city, known for its architecture and rich European heritage, you will independently transfer to your group hotel, where a pre-expedition night is included in the mandatory transfer package.


Day 2 - Port of Ushuaia

Port of Ushuaia

After an early breakfast at the hotel, the group will transfer to the airport and board our private charter flight to Ushuaia, Argentina. Upon arrival, you will be transferred from the airport to a central downtown location to explore this quaint port town before making your way to the pier. After a late afternoon embarkation, you will sail along the historic Beagle Channel, which transects the Tierra del Fuego archipelago in the extreme south of South America.


Day 3 to 4 - Drake Passage

Drake Passage

The unpredictable Drake Passage is an adventure unto itself. While being well taken care of by our expert onboard staff and leaders, you’ll have plenty of time to observe the ocean, take pictures of seabirds, and get to know your Expedition Team and fellow travelers.


Day 5 to 8 - South Shetland Islands - Antarctica Peninsula

South Shetland Islands

Once the Drake Passage is left in our wake and the South Shetland Islands come into view, your Antarctic adventure truly begins. You will take Zodiac excursions from the ship to explore local bays, channels and landing sites, visit penguin rookeries, scout for humpback and minke whales, and search for a number of southern seal species. The majesty of the Antarctic Peninsula’s mountains will enchant as you hike snowy pathways to vantage points offering panoramic views of your surroundings. Amid the serene silence of Antarctica, noisy interludes—such as penguins squabbling over prized pebbles—will become indelible memories.

Antarctica Peninsula

Stretching up from the heart of the world’s southernmost continent, the Antarctic Peninsula is where most travelers spend all their time on the continent and is the highlight of most Antarctica trips.


Day 9 to 10 - Drake Passage

Drake Passage

The journey back across the Drake Passage provides a final opportunity to enjoy the invigorating Southern Ocean air. Spend time on the deck watching for seabirds and scouting for whales, enjoy presentations by your Expedition Team, and celebrate the experiences you've shared exploring the remarkable world of Antarctica.


Day 11 - Port of Ushuaia - Buenos Aires

Port of Ushuaia

You will arrive in Ushuaia in the morning and disembark after breakfast. The mandatory transfer package includes a tour of Tierra del Fuego National Park before transferring to the airport for the return group charter flight to Buenos Aires. Your journey to the Antarctic Peninsula has come to an end, but the memories of the unique wildlife, stunning landscapes, and incredible experiences will stay with you forever.

Buenos Aires


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