The Antarctica Open

There is only one first time.

Hosted by Legends


February 2023 (Date TBD)

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Experience the first ever professional tennis exhibition in Antarctica on a once-in-a-lifetime expedition.

Antarctica Open

Be a Part of History

Journey to the Seventh Continent with Tennis legend John McEnroe and his brother, Patrick McEnroe, to experience this first of its kind event! This voyage has been tailored for an intimate group of tennis aficionados, whose love for the game transcends geography. Our route will navigate the famed Drake Passage, visiting unique locations across the South Shetland Islands and Antarctica Peninsula that have amazed and inspired scientists, explorers, and sightseers alike for centuries.

Dine & Play With The McEnroes!

This trip provides unprecedented access to two of the most iconic individuals in US sports history, John and Patrick McEnroe. Imagine hearing about their experiences on tour, interacting with them at private dinners, exclusive small group cocktail functions, sharing a private landing in Antarctica to experience local wildlife and landscapes, or even having an opportunity to play a game or two with the Pros. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and an only-of-its-kind expedition!

Antarctica Expedition Expert Leaders

We will be joined by highly experienced Antarctica experts and expedition leaders who will present hands-on workshops on topics ranging from marine wildlife, ecology, and climate change, to photography and Antarctica history. This expedition is timed to coincide with the height of whale watching season and returns to Florida just in time for the start of the Miami Open.

Travel In Style

Travel in style aboard one of the newest and most luxurious vessels in the polar regions – The World Navigator – which utilizes leading technological innovation to get you closer than ever to snowy peaks, colossal blue glaciers, and roaming icebergs. Enjoy gourmet meals, an open bar throughout, and as many 7th-continent landings as possible on this all-inclusive voyage. All cabins feature luxurious amenities, free unlimited wifi, complimentary 24-hour room service, and a private balcony with pristine ocean views.

Private Charter Flight

Exclusively for our ship, we have chartered a plane from Florida to Ushuaia, Argentina, which is included in the cost of the program. Enjoy the comforts of flying direct for our journey to the bottom of the earth.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to Covid restrictions imposed by the country of Argentina, all travelers must be vaccinated to participate in this expedition.

Meet Your Tennis Pros

Your trip is hosted by two of the greatest legends of tennis of all time, ready to take their epic rivalry to the end of the earth for this once in a lifetime event!

Meet The Pros

John McEnroe

John McEnroe is a name 
that has become synonymous with world-class tennis. Ranked No. 1 on the all-time ATP Tour tournament win list with 155 combined singles and doubles titles, John marveled the tennis world as a player of considerable skill and finesse. His volleying touch is considered the best tennis has ever seen and his crafty play sparked some of tennis’ most intense rivalries. His 82-3 singles match record, set in 1984, remains the record for the best year win percentage of the Open Era. However, it’s John’s fiery competitive spirit that truly makes him one of the most memorable sports icons of all time. His passionate and outspoken persona often captivated the sports world, although there could be no disputing his enormous talents. After his breakthrough performance at Wimbledon in 1977, where he became the first qualifier to reach the semifinals, John began his professional career in 1978 and quickly became ranked No. 1 in both singles and doubles.

John dominated tennis in the late seventies and eighties by winning three Wimbledon titles, four U.S. Open titles and countless other events. He won 77 career singles titles, including seven Grand Slams (Wimbledon in 1984, ’83, ’81 and the U.S. Open in 1984, ’81, ’80 and 1979). John was ranked No. 1 in the world four straight years, from 1981 through 1984, and also helped lead the United States to five Davis Cup championships in 1992, ’82, ’81, ’79, and 1978. In addition to his singles crowns, John won 78 doubles titles, the most recent being at the San Jose ATP tournament in 2006 when he and Jonas Bjorkman won the doubles title 12 years after he played in his last tour event. In July 1999, John received the ultimate achievement in tennis for his outstanding career when he was inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame...READ MORE.

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Meet The Pros

Patrick McEnroe

Patrick McEnroe, who enjoyed success playing tennis on the collegiate and professional levels, serves as a tennis commentator for ESPN. He often serves as a match analyst, but also calls play-by-play – especially during the US Open when he is paired with his brother John – and can be seen as either a studio host or analyst.

In December 2000 he was named the 38th U.S. Davis Cup captain, winning the title in 2007 for the first time since 1995. He resigned from that position in September 2010, having served in the role longer than anyone in history. In April 2008, he was named General Manager, USTA Elite Player Development, as part of a new strategic direction for the development of future American champions (title later changed to General Manager, Player Development). He also was coach of the 2004 U.S. Olympic men’s tennis team.

Most of McEnroe’s professional success came in doubles, with 16 titles and reaching a career-high ranking of #3 in doubles in April 1993. He won the men’s doubles gold medal at the 1987 Pan American Games with Jensen, the French Open men’s doubles title in 1989 with Jim Grabb and the Paris Indoor with his brother John in 1992. In 1991, he was also runner-up in the men’s doubles at the Australian Open, partnering with his former Stanford teammate David Wheaton. In the Davis Cup, McEnroe represented his country as a doubles player in 1993, 1994 and 1996.

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Your Ship – The World Navigator

The World Navigator is one of the most luxurious and technologically advanced ships on the planet today, and your home for this only-of-its-kind journey. Atlas Ocean Voyages spared no expense in building this wonder of engineering combined with the finest details of craftsmanship.

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Route at a Glance


This itinerary is subject to change based on weather.


Fly from your city of origin to Orlando to meet the group and board our chartered plane to the southernmost city in the world – Ushuaia, Argentina.

Current guidelines require all travelers to be fully vaccinated and to present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival into Argentina. The ship will also administer an Antigen test for each traveler prior to boarding the flight and all travelers will then stay in bubble protocol until everyone has boarded the World Navigator to prevent exposure prior to embarkation on the ship.


The snow-capped Martial Mountains behind a sprawling city of colorful buildings create the backdrop of the southernmost city in the world: Ushuaia, Argentina. A mix of historic buildings and rugged nature make this city a welcoming stop for travelers venturing beyond to the Seventh Continent.

After expediting through customs from our private charter landing, enjoy a welcome breakfast and overview of this charming city, before boarding the World Navigator.


Voyage beyond the Beagle Channel and navigate the famed Drake Passage. Petrels and albatrosses that glide across the skies guide the way on this waterway where cold southern ocean meets warm northern sea water. While the waterway is famous for its challenging navigation, you may still get another side of the “Drake Lake”, as on some occasions, the channel is calm and flat. As you emerge from the Drake Passage, the mammoth, icy peaks of the South Shetland Islands loom ahead, greeting you on your victorious landing which is likely to happen before sunset on Day 4.

During the crossing, enjoy lectures on marine biology, glaciology, astronomy and more from seasoned guides on the ship.


The South Shetland Islands are silent and serene. Natural wonders like the black and white effect of Deception Island and the peaks of massive glaciers sitting atop the water’s surface inspire awe and admiration – even from the most veteran explorers. The stillness of the Shetland Islands evokes a sense of wilderness left to be discovered.

Along the rugged cliffs of Brown Bluff, the exposed portion of a glacial volcano, you can hike to a backdrop of expanses of ice and ocean.

Deception Island, the caldera of an active volcano, creates a black-and-white photo effect with black sands mixed with white snow at Neptune’s Bellows. A dip in the steaming hot springs of a black sand beach feels like an unreal experience amid the snow-capped mountains in the background.


Enjoy two more days of exploration on the Seventh Continent, with an estimated two landings per day, guided by weather conditions. From the remarkable blue coloring of glaciers to leopard seals napping on ice floes, the Antarctic Peninsula contains a multitude of wonders to behold. Cormorants soaring high above and orcas breaching the waters below surround you with a magnificent array of wildlife that calls to your inner explorer.

Visit the permanent ice cap at Cuverville which houses Port Lockroy, a flagship historic site for the main base building of Bransfield House. It’s also home to the famed Penguin Post Office, the southernmost post office in the world where you can make an unforgettable memory among the Gentoo penguins. At Neko Harbor, watch for humpback whales as their flukes come above the water and splash back down. Paradise Bay offers a glimpse into scientific research at Argentina’s Almirante Brown Antarctic Base or Chile’s González Videla Antarctic Base. Cruise in zodiacs along icebergs with your expedition guides, and enjoy daily optional activities including kayaking, paddleboarding, and of course, a polar plunge.

Captain’s Choice ports of call add to the sense of adventure and an element of surprise. Your ship’s master will navigate the changing weather conditions as needed to take you to the best areas for wildlife viewing. Captain’s Choice ports include: Deception Island, Paulet Island, Brown Bluff, Neko Harbor, Paradise Bay, Cuverville Island and Goudier Island.


Witness history being made when you attend the first-ever exhibition tennis match played on the Seventh Continent. Experience the thrill of a match in one of the most remote places on the planet when two tennis legends go head-to-head for a true champion showcase.


Recross the Drake Passage on the journey back to South America. The meeting of warm and cold waters creates an environment that attracts marvelous wildlife and the chance to witness humpback whales and hourglass dolphins that accompany the voyage back home. The soundtrack of the journey through the Drake Passage includes the cry of petrels, skuas, and gulls. We will also enjoy another series of lectures and presentations on all the wildlife we have seen throughout the journey, as well as discuss the conservation on this remarkable part of the planet and the stewardship of its land and seas in the years to come.

Behold the lush, yet imposing cliff, as you pass Cape Horn, the southerly head of Tierra del Fuego.


Arrive safely back at port in the morning at the “End of the World,” Ushuaia Argentina. Today we will have the chance to further explore this town and its wild natural surroundings. Enjoy a wide variety of hikes for all skill levels through the forest of Parque Yatana and its lush nature and rich, indigenous culture. The forest’s name translates to “weave” in the native language of Yaghan. Take a ride on the Train at the End of the World, and visit the Maritime Museum at the Presidio in town. Enjoy a farewell Argentinean feast, local music, and authentic boleadora performance before boarding our chartered plane back to Orlando, Florida.


Arrive back on the chartered plane in Orlando and transfer on to your city of origin.

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Ticket Options

Please note the following ticket prices are per person based on two people sharing a cabin. Single rooms may be available for a supplement upon request.

Courtside Cabin

  • Queen Stateroom on Deck 5
  • 270 sq. ft. of indoor living space
  • Top-drop Juliet-style Balcony

Courtside Pro

  • Queen Stateroom on Deck 6
  • 270 sq. ft. of indoor living space
  • Top-drop Juliet-style Balcony

Balcony Cabin

  • Queen Stateroom on Deck 5
  • 270 sq. ft of living space
  • Private Outdoor Balcony

Balcony Pro

  • Queen Stateroom on Deck 6
  • 270 sq. ft. of living space
  • Private Outdoor Balcony

Superstar Suite

  • Queen Suite on Deck 6
  • 300 sq. ft. of living space
  • 52 sq. ft Private Outdoor Balcony
  • Charter flight upgrades
  • Lunch with the McEnroes!

Champions Suite

  • 1 Bedroom Suite with Queen Bed
  • 382 sq. ft. of living space
  • 106 sq. ft. Private Outdoor Balcony
  • Charter flight upgrades
  • Play tennis and dine with the McEnroes!

Grand Slam Suite

  • Amazing Queen Suite on Deck 5
  • 445 sq. ft of living space
  • Private Oversized Outdoor Balcony
  • Charter Flight Upgrade
  • Play tennis and dine with the McEnroes!
  • Private excursion with McEnroes in Antarctica

Player's Suite

  • The Best Suite on the Ship
  • 465 sq. ft of living space
  • Private Oversized Outdoor Balcony
  • Charter Flight Upgrades
  • Play tennis and dine with the McEnroes!
  • Private zodiac or other tour with McEnroes in Antarctica
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