Antarctica aboard Janssonius – Discovery and Learning Voyage – 11 Days

Antarctica aboard Janssonius – Discovery and Learning Voyage – 11 Days

From USD $8,050


This Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands cruise delivers you into a landscape of dark rugged rock, pure white snow, and a fantastic variety of wildlife. Come say hello to whales, seals, and thousands of penguins.

Trip Name
Antarctica aboard Janssonius - Discovery and Learning Voyage - 11 Days
Vessel Type: Polar Class 6 Cruise Ship Length: 107.6 metres Passenger Capacity: 170 in 80 cabins Built: 2019/2020 Happier polar passengers, healthier polar environment Not only will the numerous amenities and on-board entertainments help make your Janssonius voyage truly memorable, this ship also gives you the peace of mind that comes with choosing one of the most environmentally friendly vessel on the polar seas. Janssonius uses LED lighting, steam heating, bio-degradable paints and lubricants, and state-of-the-art power management systems that keep fuel consumption and CO2 levels minimal. This means that when you sail aboard Janssonius, you get to enjoy the exotic landscapes and wildlife as much as possible while impacting them as little as possible. Hotel comfort, expedition class Janssonius offers high-quality accommodation for 170 passengers in six grand suites with balconies (27 square meters, 291 square feet), eight junior suites (19 to 20 square meters, 205 to 215 square feet), eight superior cabins (20 to 21 square meters, 215 to 226 square feet), 11 twin deluxe cabins, (19 to 21 square meters, 205 to 226 square feet), 14 twin window cabins (12 to 14 square meters, 129 to 151 square feet) as well as 27 twin porthole cabins, two triple porthole cabins, and four quadruple porthole cabins that vary in size from 12 to 18 square meters, or 129 to 194 square feet. The passenger capacity certificate for Janssonius is 196 persons. One deck consists of a large observation lounge and separate lecture room, which are reserved for a wide variety of interactive workshops, exhibitions, and performances particular to Janssonius. Though elegantly designed in stylish mid-century modern décor, this vessel holds true to Oceanwide’s distinctive cozy and informal atmosphere. Swift & safe ship-to-shore operations It is our philosophy to keep sea time short so that we can focus instead on fast, effective access to shore and near-shore activities. To give you the maximum contact with the nature and wildlife you traveled so far to see, we employ a tough fleet of rigid-hull inflatable Zodiac boats that guarantee swift and safe landing operations for the passengers. Janssonius has two separate gangways and a sheltered indoor Zodiac embarkation platform that can also be used for special outdoor activities, such as kayaking.   The fast, flexible, friendly heart of the polar regions Our top priority is taking advantage of every wildlife and terrain opportunity as it occurs. To keep our itineraries flexible itineraries and our response time rapid, Janssonius is equipped with advanced stabilizers and two main engines capable of powering the vessel up to 15 knots. But Janssonius sacrifices no warmth to achieve its keen polar edge: You will have 72 crew and staff members (including expedition and hotel staff) at your service while on board, ensuring that what little time you do spend on the ship you will spend comfortably entertained.


Day 1 - Day 1: End of the world, start of a journey
Your voyage begins where the world drops off. Ushuaia, Argentina, reputed to be the southernmost city on the planet, is located on the far southern tip of South America. Starting in the afternoon, you embark from this small resort town on Tierra del Fuego, nicknamed “The End of the World,” and sail the mountain-fringed Beagle Channel for the remainder of the evening.
Day 2 - Day 2 - 3: Path of the polar explorers
Over the next two days on the Drake Passage, you enjoy some of the same experiences encountered by the great polar explorers who first charted these regions: cool salt breezes, rolling seas, maybe even a fin whale spouting up sea spray. After passing the Antarctic Convergence – Antarctica’s natural boundary, formed when north-flowing cold waters collide with warmer sub-Antarctic seas – you are in the circum-Antarctic upwelling zone. Not only does the marine life change, the avian life changes too. 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 are a few of the birds you might see.
Day 3 - Day 4 - 7: Enter the Antarctic
Gray stone peaks sketched with snow, towers of broken blue-white ice, and dramatically different wildlife below and above. You first pass the snow-capped Melchior Islands and Schollaert Channel, sailing between Brabant and Anvers Islands. Sites you may visit include: Danco Island – Activities here may focus on the gentoo penguins nesting on the island, in addition to the Weddell and crabeater seals that can be found nearby. Neko Harbour – An epic landscape of mammoth glaciers and endless wind-carved snow, Neko Harbour offers opportunities for a Zodiac cruise and landing that afford the closest views of the surrounding alpine peaks. Paradise Bay – You may be able to take a Zodiac cruise in these sprawling, ice-flecked waters, where there’s a good chance you’ll encounter humpback and minke whales.Port Lockroy – After sailing through the Neumayer Channel, you may get a chance to visit the former British research station – now a museum and post office – of Port Lockroy on Goudier Island. You may also be able to partake in activities around Jougla Point, meeting gentoo penguins and blue-eyed shags. There are great opportunities also for kayaking and camping in this area, and when conditions are right, you can even snowshoe around the shore and to the old ski-way at nearby Damoy Point.
Day 4 - Day 8: Scenes of South Shetland
The volcanic islands of the South Shetlands are windswept and often cloaked in mist, but they do offer subtle pleasures: There’s a wide variety of flora (mosses, lichens, flowering grasses) and no small amount of fauna (gentoo penguins, chinstrap penguins, southern giant petrels). In Deception Island, the ship plunges through Neptune’s Bellows and into the flooded caldera. Here you find hot springs, an abandoned whaling station, and thousands of cape petrels – along with kelp gulls, brown and south polar skuas, and Antarctic terns. A good hike is a possibility in this fascinating and desolate volcanic landscape. As an alternative, you may be able to engage in activities near Half Moon Island. Here chinstrap penguins and Weddell seals often haul out onto the beach near Cámara Base, an Argentine scientific research station. Conditions on the Drake Passage determine the exact time of departure.
Day 5 - Day 9 - 10: Familiar seas, familiar friends
Your return voyage is far from lonely. While crossing the Drake, you’re again greeted by the vast array of seabirds remembered from the passage south. But they seem a little more familiar to you now, and you to them.
Day 6 - Day 11: There and back again
Every adventure, no matter how grand, must eventually come to an end. It’s now time to disembark in Ushuaia, but with memories that will accompany you wherever your next adventure lies.
Day 7 - Please Note:
All itineraries are for guidance only. Programs may vary depending on local ice and weather conditions and in order to take advantage of opportunities to see wildlife. The on-board expedition leader determines the final itinerary. Itineraries may mention places that require permission to land, which must be granted by the relevant national authorities. Such permission is not granted prior to the publishing of these itineraries. Flexibility is paramount for expedition cruises. Average cruising speed of m/v Janssonius is 10,5 knots.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
04-01-202214-01-2022USD $8,050Quadruple Porthole
04-01-202214-01-2022USD $9,100Triple Porthole
04-01-202214-01-2022USD $9,950Twin Porthole
04-01-202214-01-2022USD $10,400Twin Window
04-01-202214-01-2022USD $11,000Twin Deluxe
04-01-202214-01-2022USD $11,900Superior
04-01-202214-01-2022USD $12,600Junior Suite
04-01-202214-01-2022USD $14,450Grand Suite With Private Balcony
01-02-202211-02-2022USD $9,950Twin Porthole
01-02-202211-02-2022USD $10,400Twin Window
01-02-202211-02-2022USD $11,000Twin Deluxe
01-02-202211-02-2022USD $11,900Superior
01-02-202211-02-2022USD $12,600Junior Suite
01-02-202211-02-2022USD $14,450Grand Suite With Private Balcony
01-02-202211-02-2022USD $8,050Quadruple Porthole
01-02-202211-02-2022USD $9,100Triple Porthole
11-02-202221-02-2022USD $8,050Quadruple Porthole
11-02-202221-02-2022USD $9,100Triple Porthole
11-02-202221-02-2022USD $9,950Twin Porthole
11-02-202221-02-2022USD $10,400Twin Window
11-02-202221-02-2022USD $11,000Twin Deluxe
11-02-202221-02-2022USD $11,900Superior
11-02-202221-02-2022USD $12,600Junior Suite
11-02-202221-02-2022USD $14,450Grand Suite With Private Balcony
11-01-202321-01-2023USD $8,400Quadruple Porthole
11-01-202321-01-2023USD $9,450Triple Porthole
11-01-202321-01-2023USD $10,350Twin Porthole
11-01-202321-01-2023USD $10,800Twin Window
11-01-202321-01-2023USD $11,450Twin Deluxe
11-01-202321-01-2023USD $12,350Superior
11-01-202321-01-2023USD $13,100Junior Suite
11-01-202321-01-2023USD $14,950Grand Suite With Private Balcony
21-01-202331-01-2023USD $8,400Quadruple Porthole
21-01-202331-01-2023USD $9,450Triple Porthole
21-01-202331-01-2023USD $10,350Twin Porthole
21-01-202331-01-2023USD $10,800Twin Window
21-01-202331-01-2023USD $11,450Twin Deluxe
21-01-202331-01-2023USD $12,350Superior
21-01-202331-01-2023USD $13,100Junior Suite
21-01-202331-01-2023USD $14,950Grand Suite With Private Balcony
31-01-202310-02-2023USD $8,400Quadruple Porthole
31-01-202310-02-2023USD $9,450Triple Porthole
31-01-202310-02-2023USD $10,350Twin Porthole
31-01-202310-02-2023USD $10,800Twin Window
31-01-202310-02-2023USD $11,450Twin Deluxe
31-01-202310-02-2023USD $12,350Superior
31-01-202310-02-2023USD $13,100Junior Suite
31-01-202310-02-2023USD $14,950Grand Suite With Private Balcony


    • Follow in the path of the polar explorers
    • Enjoy Antarctica