CLASSIC ANTARCTIC PENINSULA
Classic cruising, a wonderful introduction to the frozen continent
CLASSIC ANTARCTIC PENINSULA
ANTARCTIC PENINSULA
12 DAYS 03 DEC-14 DEC 2017

Enjoy the key highlights of Antarctica over 11 days on the classic itinerary, Watch the whales glide by and the birds soar overhead Visit penguin colonies and experience the thrill of zodiac cruising. Stand on the actual Antarctic Continent, and you could even have  the chance to camp there as well.

Tour Highlights
  • ANTARCTIC PENINSULA
  • HUGE AMOUNT OF MARINE AND BIRD LIFE
  • CAMPING ON THE ICE
  • STUNNING LEMAIRE CHANNEL AND ICEBERG ALLEY

Tour Information
  • Where
    :

    Antarctica

  • When
    :

    February, March, April, December

  • What
    :

    Cruise

FLY / CRUISE OPTION, ANTARCTIC PENINSULA EXPLORER 3 - 14 DECEMBER 2017

DEPARTS from Ushuaia, RETURNS to Punta Arenas.
This new itinerary encompasses two additional days of exploration in Antarctica – without adding to the total length of the voyage. This equals more time on shore, more time in the zodiacs and more time spent in the company of our expert guides for your ultimate wildlife tour. Includes return flight from King George Island. AKADEMIK SERGEY VAVILOV From $9,695pp (triple share)

CHRISTMAS IN ANTARCTICA, 17 – 28 DECEMBER 2017

Are you like Bing Crosby and dreaming of a White Christmas? This is your trip, the only place with a white Christmas in the middle of summer. Imagine standing on deck sipping eggnog as snowflakes gently fall, then feasting on Christmas dinner surrounded by soaring snow covered peaks in the most pristine landscape. Walk in a winter wonderland along beaches crowded with curious penguins, and glide sleigh like through rarely visited waterways as whales feed nearby.

MARINE MAMMALS, 22 MARCH 2018 – 02 APRIL 2018

Late season is bustling with activity so this trip is focused on understanding and interacting with the amazing whales, seals (and penguins) of Antarctica. This is when whales are their most relaxed and curious, so we have several world renowned marine mammal specialists aboard to educate us, and you can and even help with some of their research. This is also the perfect time for incredible Antarctic sunrises and sunsets. Ask Rose about it, as she checked it out in 2015.

Itinerary

Met upon arrival in Ushuaia. Transfer to the hotel for your included pre-cruise accomodation.

Awake this morning and cast your eyes to the pier where your ship is waiting for you. Explore town or perhaps stretch your legs in the nearby Tierra del Fuego National Park. Afternoon transfer to the ship.

The Drake Passage is home to thousands of seabirds including our favourite, the majestic wandering albatross. The expedition team will prepare you with presentations on everything Antarctic, from wildlife to history, and you
can pick up some tips from the on-board photography expert. Before long we start to see our first icebergs announcing our arrival in Antarctic waters.

In the calm waters of the Antarctic Peninsula, we explore the bays, harbours and coves in small, inflatable Zodiac boats, marvelling up close at nature’s brilliance. As we quietly glide along
the bays we are greeted by curious seals and whales, who often come close to check us out.

Venture ashore to encounter a wonderful array of experiences, walk along the shore and gasp at the staggering amount of equally curious penguins and be amused at the squabbling and waddling of these entertaining birds. We hope to step foot on the Antarctic Continent at either Neko Harbour or Paradise Harbour, and if the weather allows, we can camp on shore.

We head for South Shetland Islands and if weather conditions allow, we sail the ship into the flooded volcanic caldera at Deception Island. History surrounds us at the old whaling station and dilapidated wooden buildings.

As we make our way back to South America, the educational presentations continue and we enjoy an entertaining and memorable voyage recap by our Expedition Leader. Approaching the entrance to the Beagle Channel in early evening light, we enjoy a special dinner attended by the Captain.

In the early morning, we arrive into Ushuaia. It is time to say farewell to your crew and fellow travelers. Guests will be transported to their hotels or to the airport.

Pricing and Inclusions
Prices are in USD per person sharing a cabin
    TRIPLE SHARE SEMI PRIVATE TWIN PRIVATE SUPER SHACKLETON SUITE ONE OCEAN SUITE
    2018

    19FEB

    $8,295 $10,295 $11,295 $12,295 $13,395 $15,295
    2018/19

    IOFFE

    18NOV
    04MAR
    24MAR

    $8,695 $10,795 $11.795 $12,895 $13,995 $15,995
    2018/19

    RESOLUTE

    05NOV
    09DEC
    28FEB
    20MAR

     

    $10,995 NA $12,195 $13,995 $15,795 $19,695

    Single travellers can choose to share with another traveller (matched based on gender and age) and pay the above prices.
    Sole use of a cabin has a 50% surcharge, and 100% for Suites.

     

INCLUSIONS

    Arrival transfer and one night pre-cruise accommodation.
    (based on twin share – 50% discount for single travellers)

     

    Extensive pre-departure information package
    Educational presentations from experienced guides such as ornithologists, glaciologists, historians, geologists, naturalists and marine mammals experts
    Photography advice and instructions from the resident photographer.
    All zodiac and landing excursions
    All meals during the voyage prepared by One Ocean Expeditions chefs
    One Ocean Expeditions Farewell dinner hosted by the Captain
    Daily afternoon tea with fresh snacks
    Coffee, tea & hot chocolate available anytime
    Sauna, Plunge Pool filled with sea water, Hot Tub
    Experienced doctor on each journey
    Multimedia Room to download images, with Lightroom, Adobe, Photoshop and card readers are available for use on MAC and PC computers

    Expedition Gear Package for duration of the voyage – valued at US$1,000
    Windproof / waterproof jacket and bib pants
    Comfortable insulated rubber boots
    Water resistant binoculars
    Waterproof backpack
    Trekking poles available on shore

    Optional

    Sea Kayaking at an extra cost of US$695 (Arctic) US$795 (Antarctic) per person.
    Pre-registration required at time of booking.
    Overnight Camping (Antarctica only, included in the voyage price), no pre-registration required. Camping is available on select departures only and can be affected by itinerary and weather conditions. Please ask us for further details.

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