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

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

Journey to the Seventh Continent with tennis legend John McEnroe and his brother, Patrick McEnroe, to experience this first of its kind expedition! 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.

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.

  • Enjoy a tennis-themed movie every night, from documentaries such as ‘Fire & Ice’ to Hollywood blockbusters such as ‘King Richard’.
  • Test your tennis knowledge against your fellow travelers during an epic Trivia contest
  • Celebrate the glorious game of tennis during the Tennis Ball, a formal gala hosted by the Captain
  • Sip tennis-inspired cocktails each night and imagine you are sitting court side on a sunny afternoon watching the greatest tennis stars duke it out for the #1 ranking
  • Hear directly from the McEnroe’s during individual interviews across two nights. Hear how each got their start in tennis, highlights of their career, favorite memories, and how they stay connected to the game today
  • Chris Fowler will teach us the art of announcing and the challenges that come from calling live events
  • Participate in a round-robin pickleball tournament against new friends
  • One night, join your fellow tennis enthusiasts for an onboard auction to benefit charities close to the McEnroe’s hearts, as well as ones that work to preserve the fragile environment around us
  • Sign up for a mini-training session with the pros. Get instruction on how to improve your footwork, speed up your serve, and level up your backhand
Exclusively for our ship, we have chartered a plane from Buenos Aires, Argentina 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.

Travel in style aboard one of the newest and most luxurious vessels in the polar regions – The World Traveller – 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.

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 also timed to coincide with the height of whale watching season.

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 tennis legends of all time,
who are ready to journey to the end of the earth with you!

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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Aboard The World Traveller

You will set sail towards the seventh continent aboard the World Traveller, your nautical home and one of the newest and most environmentally friendly ships in the region. This vessel is made for those who believe in experiencing their destinations up close without leaving a major footprint, utilizing state-of-the-art technology that allows for remarkable expeditions with responsible citizenship in mind. Designed for best-in-class polar small ship cruising, World Traveller features four decks of luxurious accommodations, totaling just under 100 staterooms, and provides the best way to enjoy Antarctica while protecting it for future travelers.

A hybrid power management and propulsion system from Rolls-Royce maximizes World Traveller’s fuel efficiency. It consumes as low as one-fifth the fuel used by cruise ships with conventional systems. Two onboard hydro jets propel the vessel at a near-silent cruising speed of five knots. This helps minimize underwater noise so that you can get closer to marine wildlife without disturbing it. A sophisticated, GPS-based Dynamic Position System controls propellers, tunnel thrusters, and hydro jets to maintain the ship’s position avoiding the need for anchors, which harm ocean floor life.

Route at a Glance

February 14 | Join the group in Buenos Aires for an evening reception at the Argentina Open, followed by a 5-star hotel stay

February 15 | Morning tennis, then board our chartered plane and fly to Ushuaia, Argentina (USH), where you will embark the ship

February 16 & 17 | Drake Passage Navigation

February 18-24 | Explore Antarctica with the tennis legends

February 25 | Drake Passage Navigation

February 26 | Navigating Cape Horn, Chile

February 27 | Arrive in Ushuaia, Argentina and board the evening charter flight back to Buenos Aires where you will catch your flight home

Each day will feature expert talks by our expedition guides, extraordinary meals, and special exclusive tennis programming for this once-in-a-lifetime voyage. Days in Antarctica generally have two off-ship excursions each day, along with optional activities such as sea kayaking and paddleboarding if available.

Itinerary Highlights

Tuesday, February 14

Arrival in Buenos Aires and transfer to hotel. Evening reception at the Argentina Open, the second stop of the Latin American “Golden Swing” and is contested on clay at the Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club, known as the “Cathedral of Argentinean tennis”. Argentine champions include Guillermo Coria, Gaston Gaudio, Juan Monaco, David Nalbandian and Diego Schwartzman, who lifted the 2021 trophy.

Guests can choose to arrive early and spend a few days touring Buenos Aires and enjoying the early rounds of the Argentina Open.

Wednesday, February 15

In the morning, play a warm up tennis match with the opportunity for VIPs to play with the pros. Enjoy lunch, then take our chartered plane to the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia, Argentina, where we will board our luxury vessel. Onboard the World Traveller, settle into your cabin, and attend the mandatory briefings. Afterwards, we will have a special bon voyage party and Captain’s welcome as we set sail.

Thursday & Friday, February 16 & 17

Voyage beyond the Beagle Channel and navigate the famed Drake Passage. As you emerge from the Drake, the icy peaks of the South Shetland Islands loom ahead. During the crossing, enjoy tennis themed programming and camaraderie with fellow travelers along with lectures on marine biology, glaciology, and more from seasoned guides.

Saturday, February 18

Arrive to the South Shetland Islands. 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 and US Open Champions. The stillness of the Shetland Islands evokes a sense of wilderness left to be discovered. In the evening, enjoy a tennis-themed kick off party to celebrate our arrival.

Sunday & Monday, February 19 & 20

Enjoy two more days of exploration on the Seventh Continent with your tennis family, with an estimated two landings per day. From the remarkable blue coloring of glaciers to leopard seals napping on ice floes, the Antarctic Peninsula contains a multitude of wonders to behold.

Tuesday, February 21

Today you will become one of the select few who navigate deep into the frontier of the White Continent, crossing the Antarctic Circle at the 66th parallel and becoming a “Red Nose.” Enjoy a cocktail reception to celebrate this feeling of triumph.

Wednesday-Friday, February 22-24

Spend three more days soaking in the remarkable sceneries of this incredible continent. As you navigate Antarctic waters, you may set foot on sites like Beak Island, Brown Bluff, Cierva Cove, Hidden Bay and many others. Each landing offers its own unique landscape, from expansive tundra to rugged mountain peaks, all beckoning you to follow the paths that few explorers have trekked before. While onboard, enjoy a variety of tennis-themed content, including a tennis talent show and tennis movie night.

Saturday, February 25

Re-cross the Drake Passage on the journey back to South America. We will enjoy ongoing tennis-themed programming and 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.

Sunday, February 26

Located on the tiny Hornos Island, Cape Horn is the southernmost headland of Tierra del Fuego and where the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans meet. To this day, sailing around it is still considered one of the great yachting challenges. Weather permitting, you may go ashore and stop at the Chilean naval station, where you can dive into the cape’s maritime history. Find your way to the lighthouse, Stella Maris Chapel and Cape Horn Memorial, where you can sign the guest book and have your passport stamped. In the evening, toast to an incredible journey during our tennis-themed farewell celebration.

Monday, February 27

Arrive safely back at port in the morning. Today we will have the chance to further explore Ushuaia and its wild natural surroundings. In the evening, enjoy a final Argentinean feast before boarding our chartered plane back to Buenos Aires. From here, transfer on to your city of origin or choose to spend some additional time in the city.

Exploring Antarctica

Antarctic Circle Crossing

As you make the voyage across the Antarctic Circle at the 66th parallel, you join the Order of the Red Nose, the select few who navigate deep into the frontier of The White Continent to make the crossing. It is a feeling of triumph that cannot be beat.

Antarctic Peninsula

Nicknamed The White Continent for its vast expanse of icebergs, snow and glaciers, Antarctica is often the final frontier for experienced explorers to conquer. As you navigate Antarctic waters, you may set foot on sites like Beak Island, Brown Bluff, Cierva Cove, Hidden Bay and many more. Each landing throughout the continent offers its own unique landscape, from expansive tundra to rugged mountain peaks, all beckoning you to follow the paths that few explorers have trekked before.

South Shetland Islands

Part of the greater Antarctica region, the South Shetland Islands contain plenty of wildlife, scenic landscapes, hiking opportunities and magnificent viewpoints that inspire a sense of discovering another world. A possible landing on Elephant Island, named for the shape of its cliffside and the elephant seals that call it home, puts you on the same path as the famous Shackleton Expedition. Deception Island, another possible landing and named for its very nature, is in fact a volcanic caldera where you can find heated springs amid the striking black sands. Other stops could include Half Moon Island, Yankee Harbor, Point Wild and Barrientos Island, where you can find plenty of Gentoo penguin rookeries.

What To Expect: A Day In The Life of an Explorer

Gear Up for Adventure

Wake up in Antarctica and enjoy breakfast bundled-up on your private balcony while taking in the breathtaking view. When your group is called for the first excursion of the day, you will head to the mudroom to put on your complimentary parka and the knee-high boots provided by the ship, so you can experience the destination in depth and comfort.

Partake in a Shore Landing

Take a short zodiac ride to a pristine, snow-covered beach or penguin breeding ground and observe the incredible wildlife. It is an indescribable moment. You will have approximately one hour on land before switching out with the next group!

Explore More On Board

Head back to the ship and enjoy free time until you are called for lunch. There will be daily programming, both tennis-themed and Antarctica-focused to keep you occupied. You can also enjoy the spa and sauna, take a walk on the roof-top jogging track, or grab a cocktail in the Observation Lounge.

Take A Zodiac Ride

If weather permits, each day will have two off-ship excursions. This generally means one on land, and one zodiac ride around icebergs that provides incredibly views of Antarctic landscapes and wildlife. You will be called by your group again and gear up to board the Zodiacs for your second excursion of the day in the afternoon.

Dinner & Daily Briefing

At the end of each day there will be a briefing in the Theatre to provide a recap of that day’s activities and get you excited for what’s to come tomorrow. Grab a cocktail and listen in, and then head to the onboard restaurant to enjoy a healthy, hearty meal.

Onboard Entertainment

After a long day exploring you may just want to get some rest, but if you still have some energy then there will be no shortage of late-night programming and entertainment to enjoy with your fellow explorers. And you really can’t beat an Antarctic sunset!

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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

$15,490pp
  • Queen Stateroom on Decks 5 & 6
  • 270 sq. ft. of indoor living space
  • Top-drop Juliet-style Balcony

Balcony Cabin

$18,490pp
  • Queen Stateroom on Decks 5 & 6
  • 270 sq. ft of living space
  • Private Outdoor Balcony

Superstar Suite

$29,990pp
  • 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

$39,990pp
  • 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

$45,990pp
  • 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

$49,990pp
  • 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 excursion with McEnroes in Antarctica

Please Note: There will be an additional fee estimated at $599 USD per person for mandatory port fees & taxes.

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This event aims to raise awareness for critical environmental conservation and preservation efforts in the region and highlight the common threads of international cooperation and shared interests among nations. As a tour of this nature has never occurred before in Antarctica, there are many complex details and requirements that must be decided prior to making this event official, including the acquisition of the requisite permits from all relevant governing authorities. In addition, exact COVID regulations and landings on local bases are still being decided for the upcoming Antarctica season. While we expect the event to occur as planned in February 2023 and pre-sale tickets are live now, deposits will be refunded if we cannot host the event for any reason.