This tour has been cancelled for January 2021. If you would like to be contacted if this tour is rescheduled, please call 800-811-7244 or email

This is advance information: Pricing for this program is expected in July 2020. Estimated starting price is $9,995** per person, double occupancy. Contact us to reserve space with a no-obligation deposit of $800 per person: call 800-811-7244 or email Upon receipt of the complete brochure, you will have 10 days to reconfirm your reservation or to cancel and receive a full refund of your deposit. To simply receive a brochure when it is available, please call 800-811-7244 or email
**Does not include airfare.

The Trip

Join Carleton geologist Mary Savina ’72 for this spectacular, 14-day journey featuring a nine-night cruise to Antarctica, Earth’s last frontier. Cruise aboard the intimate Le Boréal, one of the finest vessels in Antarctic waters, combining innovative design with personalized service and featuring private balconies in 95% of her 110 deluxe, ocean-view Suites and Staterooms. Retrace the sea lanes navigated by storied explorers Shackleton, Amundsen, and Scott, not to mention former Carleton President Laurence M. Gould, who was chief scientist and second-in-command on the first Byrd Antarctic Expedition (1928-30). Professor Savina will be part of an onboard team of lecturers from a variety of disciplines, and an expedition team of naturalists will lead guided excursions aboard sturdy Zodiac craft amid floating ice sculptures, intricate ecosystems, and abundant wildlife including humpback whales, leopard seals, and Adélie penguins that exhibit little or no fear of humans. Also spend two nights in the five-star InterContinental Buenos Aires Hotel, including a tour of Argentina’s vibrant capital city. Choose to extend your journey with the three-night Iguazú Falls Post-Program Option. 


January 13, 2021 – Depart the U.S.
January 14 – Buenos Aires, Argentina
January 15 – Buenos Aires
January 16 – Buenos Aires/Fly to Ushuaia/Embark Le Boréal
January 17 – Cruising the Drake Passage
January 18 – Cruising the Drake Passage
January 19 – Neumeyer Channel/Port Lockroy
January 20 – Petermann Island/Lemaire Channel
January 21 – Neko Harbor/Paradise Bay
January 22 – Deception Island/Neptune’s Bellows/
January 23 – Pendulum Cove/Half Moon Island
January 24 – Cruising the Weddell Sea
January 25 – Cruising the Drake Passage
January 26 – Ushuaia, Argentina/Disembark/Fly to Buenos Aires/Depart for the U.S.
January 27 – Arrive in the U.S.

Additional Information

To make a reservation or for more information please call 800-811-7244 or email Carleton College Alumni Adventures.

Download the Advance Information Brochure.