- December 15th - Travel Baltimore -> New York City -> Buenos Aires -> Ushuaia, Argentina. I arrive on the 16th
- December 16th - Arrive in Ushuaia, Argentina and explore the city.
- December 17th - In the afternoon, embark in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, the southernmost city in the world located at the Beagle Channel and cruise through this scenic waterway for the rest of the evening.
- December 18th & 19th - During these two days sail across the Drake Passage. When crossing the Antarctic Convergence, arrive in the circum-Antarctic upwelling zone. In this area look for wandering albatrosses, grey-headed albatrosses, black-browed albatrosses, light-mantled sooty albatrosses, cape pigeons, southern fulmars, Wilson’s storm petrels, blue petrels and Antarctic petrels. Near the South Shetland Islands, spot the first icebergs of your expedition.
- December 20th - 25th - High Antarctica Adventure - Sail directly to “High Antarctica,” passing the Melchior Islands and the Schollaert Channel between Brabant and Anvers Island. At Neumayer Channel, your captain will position the ship to be a multi-activity base camp. The protected waters around Wiencke Island become your playground for all activities. In this alpine environment there are great opportunities to scout the region on foot, by zodiac and during kayak trips. Walkers will find opportunities to use snowshoes on hikes near the shorelines and the mountaineers will find their challenge by climbing hills and view points farther inland, i.e. Jabet Peak (1772 feet). All climbs and excursions can only be conducted in good weather conditions.
Your ship will plan to stay two overnights at anchor in order to implement camp nights and two full activity days. Visit the British research station and the post office Port Lockroy on Goudier Island. Close to Port Lockroy there may also be a landing on Jougla Point with Gentoo penguins and Imperial shags. In good conditions and time allowing, sail through the spectacular Lemaire Channel to Booth Island, Pleneau and Petermann Island to see Adelie penguins and blue-eyed shags. In this area there are good chances to encounter humpback whales, minke whales and fin whales.
In the afternoon at Neko Harbour take the opportunity to set foot on the Antarctic Continent in a magnificent landscape of a huge glacier and enjoy the landscape during zodiac cruises, hikes and/or kayak excursions. A small group of mountaineers may climb up on higher grounds of the glacier. Spend the night at Neko or near Paradise Bay with a camp erected ashore. Leave Neko Harbour in the early morning. Sail via Melchior Islands toward the open sea of the Drake Passage and again have a chance of seeing many seabirds.
- December 26th & 27th - In the Drake Passage, again have the chance of seeing many seabirds and taking advantage of the knowledge of the ship's lecture team.
- December 28th - Arrive in the morning and disembark in Ushuaia. Catch my flight back to Baltimore
- December 29th - Arrive back in Baltimore