Explore Lago Argentino and the Southern Patagonian icefield on this all-inclusive luxury cruise in Los Glaciares National Park


Discover the glaciers and icebergs of Los Glaciares National Park from a unique perspective, cruising Lago Argentino in luxury on board MV Santa Cruz for three days and two nights. Purpose-built to navigate narrow, icy channels and weave between the moving icebergs, enjoy gourmet cuisine on board as the wild and beautiful landscape unfolds before you. The journey includes guided offshore hikes along glacier bases and through the Patagonian-Andean forest, and you will view towering glaciers including Upsala and Perito Moreno Glacier among other highlights. A truly special cruise experience.

MarPatag Santa Cruz evening
MarPatag Santa Cruz Grand Suite
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2Trip Highlights

Spegazzini, Upsala and Perito Moreno Glaciers

Glacial waterfalls

Shore excursions and guided hikes

All-inclusive luxury small ship expedition cruise

3Rates & Inclusions
What's Included
  • Two nights' accommodation aboard Santa Cruz, a luxury small cruise ship featuring just 20 ensuite cabins
  • All onboard meals
  • Soft drinks and hot beverages while sailing
  • A selection of alcoholic beverages with lunch and dinner
  • Guided shore excursions and onboard activities led by bilingual guides
  • Return ground transfers between El Calafate and the cruise embarkation point at Puerto Banderas
  • National Park entrance fees
          4Location & Access
          Location & Access

          The cruise commences and concludes at Puerto Banderas, near El Calafate in southern Argentina. Return ground transfers to the lakeside dock are included. Walk into Luxury offers custom journey options including pre and post cruise accommodation and extension options in Patagonia.

          WIL MAP SOUTH AMERICA Southern Patagonia
          Day-by-Day Itinerary

          Day 1

          Following a short transfer from El Calafate, board Santa Cruz in the late afternoon at private dock “La Soledad” in Puerto Banderas. As the small ship sets sail for Alemana Bay, meet new friends over drinks and enjoy a delicious gourmet dinner at the onboard restaurant before retiring to your private ensuite cabin.

          Included: D

          MarPatag Santa Cruz evening

          Day 2

          After breakfast, explore Puesto de las Vacas, an old Patagonian ranch in the heart of the National Park and enjoy a walk through the pristine sub-polar forest. Lunch is served on board with Spegazzini Glacier as your backdrop before setting sail towards Upsala Glacier, the largest in South America. In the afternoon, the ship lands at Seno Mayo in Toro Bay where you'll disembark for a hike to a waterfall, pausing along the way to take in spectacular views and discover unique flora only found in this region, one of the most humid areas of Los Glaciares National Park.

          Included: B - L - D

          MarPatag Santa Cruz Glaciers

          Day 3

          Disembark for a morning hike through the Patagonian Andean forest with views of the Mayo and Negro Glaciers. Before lunch, the ship heads to the Canal de los Tempanos (Iceberg Channel) on the way to the Perito Moreno Glacier. Marvel at this spectacle of nature while enjoying a delicious lunch accompanied by Argentinean wines. In the afternoon, walk along the Glacier’s northern walkways before Santa Cruz sets sail back to Marpatag's private dock for the transfer to El Calafate, arriving by 5pm.

          Included: B - L

          MarPatag Santa Cruz onboard restaurant

          NOTE: Some excursions are subject to weather and safety considerations and may be amended at the discretion of the crew.

          Season & Departure Dates

          Available October to April, with up to two departures a month. If your dates do not align with the departures, you may like to consider the daily Gourmet Glaciers Cruise as an alternative.