New York to Antarctica

Overview

Experience the cultures of the Caribbean islands and South America as you journey to the “Last Continent.” Immerse in the tropical beauty of the lush landscapes and diverse ecosystems of the Caribbean, and learn about local history. Explore the fusion of sights, sounds and rhythms along the Brazilian coast, from vibrant Rio to tranquil Îles du Salut. Then, venture to icy Antarctica, home to sprawling penguin colonies and breathtaking glacial landscapes.
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$39,995

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Book by 31 May 2021 unless sold-out prior
Itinerary
Travel Dates
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Day 1 - New York City
Board your ship, get settled in and meet your fellow travellers and your Viking Expedition team.
Day 2 - 4 Sail the Atlantic Ocean
While sailing to our next port of call, you can spend the day learning more about oceanic currents and ecosystems as you travel across the world’s second-largest ocean. Join the Viking Resident Scientists to deepen your understanding of our planet.
Day 5 - San Juan (Puerto Rico)
Explore the lush foothills of El Yunque National Forest, a tropical rainforest, on horseback or by foot, or paddle through the mangrove forest at Laguna Grande for a chance to see the sparkling swirls of water glowing with bioluminescent microorganisms. Alternatively, relax in the sun or snorkel during a scenic boat trip to an uninhabited island in the La Cordillera Nature Reserve
Day 6 - Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
Immerse in Virgin Gorda’s natural beauty during a hike or snorkel in its famous national park, The Baths. Glide across the water in a RIB, exploring the scenic coastline en route to the white-sand beaches and warm turquoise waters of the island of Anegada. Or, take to the air for a bird’s-eye view of the British Virgin Islands during an exhilarating flightseeing excursion.
Day 7 - St. Bart’s (Gustavia)
Marvel at the marine beauty of St. Bart’s by snorkeling over a coral reef or cruising in the comfort of a glass-bottom, semi-submersible vessel. Or, stay on land, crisscrossing the island in an all-terrain vehicle as you journey to famous local landmarks.
Day 8 - Montserrat (Little Bay), United Kingdom
Learn about the history of Montserrat during a hike to view pre-Colombian petroglyphs, or learn about the effects of Soufriére Hills volcano’s recent eruptions and the island’s efforts to rebuild. Or, you may choose to explore the island’s local wildlife during a swim to Rendezvous Bluff’s famous bat cave or on a hike to the island’s best bird-watching spots.
Day 9 - Soufrière, St. Lucia
Discover complex ecosystems of the lush mountainous island of St. Lucia during a hike up the slopes of Gros Piton. Take a guided walk through the Grand Eden Estate in search of the island’s endemic bird species or glimpse the island’s colonial past and natural beauty during a horseback ride through the Morne Coubaril Estate. Alternatively, take to the ocean and slip beneath the waves to explore the wonders that surround St. Lucia’s coast during a snorkeling excursion.
Day 10 - Bridgetown, Barbados
Relish the intense Caribbean beauty of Barbados today when you call on its capital, Bridgetown, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will discover ample evidence of British rule here, from cricket matches and afternoon tea to the Commonwealth’s third-oldest parliament. Marvel at spectacular vistas from the heights of the Highland Adventure Center, descending to sea level for a tour of Bridgetown. Or, head underground to explore the stalactites and stalagmites of Harrison’s Cave.
Day 1 1 - Sail the Atlantic Ocean
Spend the day at sea cruising Atlantic waters. As you sail, you might take a swim in The Pools. Join your fellow guests to recount the favorite highlights of your adventure or relax on board as you sip a cocktail at the Aquavit Bar.
Day 12 - French Guiana (Îles du Salut)
Call on Île Royale (Royal Island), one of the three Îles du Salut that belong to the French Guiana mainland. These three “Islands of Salvation” were a much-feared penal colony for the most notorious French criminals. You will see monkeys in the wild, as well as tropical birds and small rodent-like mammals as you explore, then admire scenic views over the whole island.
Day 13 - Sail the Atlantic Ocean
Study how currents off the coast of Brazil influence the larger oceanic currents of the Atlantic. Learn more about the Brazil Current, a warm water current that flows south along the Brazilian coast to the mouth of the Plata River.
Day 14 - Belém, Brazil
Today, explore the city at the mouth of the Amazon; bustling Belém is known for the many mango trees that grace its boulevards and squares. Witness the fascinating vestiges of old Portugal along its streets: the soaring neoclassical baroque Cathedral of Sé, the waterfront Ver-o-Peso market brimming with all manner of local goods and the intricately painted azulejos on colonial buildings.
Day 15 - Belém, Brazil
Enjoy a second day to explore Belém. Experience life along the numerous channels that comprise the Guamá River during a journey to the village of Boa Vista do Acará, where you will meet the locals, known as Ribeirinhos. You will also have an opportunity to stroll through the historic Cidade Velha (Old City), marveling at local landmarks before enjoying a cooking demonstration and tasting of a traditional specialty.
Day 16 - 17 - Sail the Atlantic Ocean
Relax on board and visit The Nordic Spa. So you can deepen your understanding of this area, Viking Resident Scientists offer lectures and workshops.
Day 18 - Recife, Brazil
Navigate the maze of waterways that wind their way through the heart of Recife Antigo, the Old City, and past opulent colonial buildings that line the banks. Learn how an NGO is helping the once-struggling Ilha de Deus (God’s Island) prosper through sustainable practices. Marvel at the power of Primavera Falls, or spend the day relaxing in the Brazilian countryside at a working farm
Day 19 - Sail the Atlantic Ocean
Relax on board and join the Viking Resident Scientists to deepen your understanding of the undersea geology of the region.
Day 20 - Salvador de Bahia, Brazil
As the first capital of Brazil, Salvador de Bahia’s roots go back to the 16th century. The city has preserved many Renaissance buildings while retaining its unique blend of European, African and South American influences. Enjoy a walking tour through the maze of bustling streets to explore this diverse and vibrant city. Learn about the complex ecosystem of Dunes Park during a guided hike and discover the Atlantic Forest while cruising the Pojuca River.
Day 21 - Sail the Atlantic Ocean
Learn about the importance of the Abrolhos Seascape, the South Atlantic’s largest and most biodiverse ecosystem. Spread across 37,000 square miles, this seascape is home to a large concentration of unique coral structures and is an important habitat for endangered sea turtle species.
Day 22 - Armação dos Búzios, Brazil
Búzios was a sleepy fishing port before French actress Brigitte Bardot visited in 1964. Soon wealthy international visitors started to arrive, attracted by its beautiful beaches, lush landscapes and tranquil, carefree atmosphere. Discover Búzios charm as you stroll the cobblestone streets, browsing the art galleries and boutique shops of this upscale resort. Anchor offshore on a catamaran for a swim or snorkel among colorful coral reefs and tropical fish.
Day 23 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The Cidade Maravilhosa, or “Marvelous City,” is blessed with a stunning setting so unique that UNESCO gave it World Heritage Site status. Gaze at the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue perched atop Corcovado mountain and admire the azure-blue waters as they lap against the beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema. Take a cable car to the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain and marvel at the panoramic vistas below.
Day 24 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Enjoy a second day to discover more of Rio de Janeiro and its beautiful surroundings. Hike a steep trail to the summit of looming Morro Dois Irmãos, where sweeping views of Rio await. Paddle by kayak to Cotunduba Island, along the way getting a water-level perspective of the city’s many iconic landmarks.
Day 25 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The natural beauty in and around Rio is one of its hallmarks. Well known for the many beaches that dot its 152 miles of coastline, even more impressive is Tijuca National Park, which is part of the city’s UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take to the air in a helicopter for a bird’s-eye view of Rio and its lush surroundings. Marvel at iconic landmarks such as Corcovado, with its iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, and the beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema from above.
Day 26 - Paranaguá, Brazil
The natural beauty in and around Rio is one of its hallmarks. Well known for the many beaches that dot its 152 miles of coastline, even more impressive is Tijuca National Park, which is part of the city’s UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take to the air in a helicopter for a bird’s-eye view of Rio and its lush surroundings. Marvel at iconic landmarks such as Corcovado, with its iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, and the beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema from above.
Day 27 - 28 - Sail the Atlantic Ocean
The natural beauty in and around Rio is one of its hallmarks. Well known for the many beaches that dot its 152 miles of coastline, even more impressive is Tijuca National Park, which is part of the city’s UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take to the air in a helicopter for a bird’s-eye view of Rio and its lush surroundings. Marvel at iconic landmarks such as Corcovado, with its iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, and the beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema from above.
Day 29 - Buenos Aires, Argentina 
Day 30 - Buenos Aires, Argentina 
Enjoy more of Buenos Aires as you bike through its expansive system of parklands, through historic neighborhoods such as Recoleta and past iconic landmarks. You can also get a bird’s-eye view of the city during a panoramic helicopter ride that will take you north to Tigre, gateway to the Paraná Delta, and south over the colorful neighborhood of La Boca.
Day 31 - Montevideo, Uruguay
Enjoy more of Buenos Aires as you bike through its expansive system of parklands, through historic neighborhoods such as Recoleta and past iconic landmarks. You can also get a bird’s-eye view of the city during a panoramic helicopter ride that will take you north to Tigre, gateway to the Paraná Delta, and south over the colorful neighborhood of La Boca.
Day 32 - 33 - Sail the Atlantic Ocean
Enjoy more of Buenos Aires as you bike through its expansive system of parklands, through historic neighborhoods such as Recoleta and past iconic landmarks. You can also get a bird’s-eye view of the city during a panoramic helicopter ride that will take you north to Tigre, gateway to the Paraná Delta, and south over the colorful neighborhood of La Boca.
Day 34 - Falkland Islands (Port Stanley)
More than 300 miles off the coast of South America lies the rugged archipelago of the Falkland Islands. Some 60 distinct bird species breed on the islands, including five different species of penguins and some of the world’s largest colonies of albatross. Spend two days exploring these sparsely inhabited islands; a canvas of unspoiled nature and diverse fauna.
Day 35 - Falkland Islands (Port Stanley)
More than 300 miles off the coast of South America lies the rugged archipelago of the Falkland Islands. Some 60 distinct bird species breed on the islands, including five different species of penguins and some of the world’s largest colonies of albatross. Spend two days exploring these sparsely inhabited islands; a canvas of unspoiled nature and diverse fauna.
Day 36 - Sail the Drake Passage
More than 300 miles off the coast of South America lies the rugged archipelago of the Falkland Islands. Some 60 distinct bird species breed on the islands, including five different species of penguins and some of the world’s largest colonies of albatross. Spend two days exploring these sparsely inhabited islands; a canvas of unspoiled nature and diverse fauna.
Day 37 - 39 Explore Antarctica 
More than 300 miles off the coast of South America lies the rugged archipelago of the Falkland Islands. Some 60 distinct bird species breed on the islands, including five different species of penguins and some of the world’s largest colonies of albatross. Spend two days exploring these sparsely inhabited islands; a canvas of unspoiled nature and diverse fauna.
Day 40 - Sail the Drake Passage
More than 300 miles off the coast of South America lies the rugged archipelago of the Falkland Islands. Some 60 distinct bird species breed on the islands, including five different species of penguins and some of the world’s largest colonies of albatross. Spend two days exploring these sparsely inhabited islands; a canvas of unspoiled nature and diverse fauna.
Day 41 - Ushuaia, Argentina
More than 300 miles off the coast of South America lies the rugged archipelago of the Falkland Islands. Some 60 distinct bird species breed on the islands, including five different species of penguins and some of the world’s largest colonies of albatross. Spend two days exploring these sparsely inhabited islands; a canvas of unspoiled nature and diverse fauna.
13 October 2022 - $39,995 - Save up to $4,000 per couple if booked by 31 May 2021
  • All outerwear, gear and speciality equipment required for a comfortable experience will be provided on board
  • A Viking Expedition Jacket is provided to each quest to keep for Arctic and Antarctica itineraries
  • A minimum of one shore excursion per landing day; there may two on some days
  • All onboard restaurants and 24-hour room service
  • Beer, wine and soft drinks with meals
  • Onboard Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • Port charges (if applicable)
  • Charter flights to/from Ushuaia on Antarctica itineraries
  • All onboard tipping and gratuities

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