ROYAL ANTARCTICA: EMPERORS & KINGS
An exciting expedition providing a truly comprehensive Antarctic experience
ROYAL ANTARCTICA: EMPERORS & KINGS
ANTARCTICA, ELEPHANT ISLAND, WEDDELL SEA, FALKLAND ISLANDS
13 DAYS JAN - FEB

This exciting expedition provides great diversity and will appeal to those seeking a truly comprehensive Antarctic experience.
The fly-in/cruise itinerary includes all the key locations along the Antarctic Peninsula, enters the Weddell Sea where the massive tabular icebergs roam, stops at Elephant Island, central to the Shackleton tale and finishes in the Falkland Islands. Here, the icing on the cake of this exceptional voyage will be visiting albatross colonies and the colourful King penguin.

Tour Highlights
  • HUGE TABULAR ICEBERGS IN THE WEDDELL SEA
  • HISTORIC ELEPHANT ISLAND
  • ANTARCTIC PENINSULA
  • CAMP ASHORE IN ANTARCTICA
  • FALKLAND ISLANDS

Tour Information
  • Where
    :

    Antarctica, Weddell Sea, Falkland Islands

  • When
    :

    January, February

  • What
    :

    Cruise, Nature, History

Itinerary

Arrive in Punta Arenas. Transfer to the hotel for included pre-cruise accommodation.

Our journey commences when we board our two-hour flight across the Drake Passage. Upon arrival at the King George Island in Antarctica, we embark our ship via Zodiac inflatable crafts.

Overnight we have navigated across the Bransfield Strait and awake to the towering peaks of the Antarctic continent. For the next three days we have a varied itinerary exploring the Gerlache coastline of Antarctica. We chart a course towards Antarctic Sound – the gateway into the icy Weddell Sea.

Navigating into the Weddell Sea, we see the vast sweep of the Antarctic icecap for the first time and will find ourselves increasingly surrounded by tabular icebergs.

Point Lookout, on the southern tip of Elephant Island, is home to an impressive chinstrap penguin colony. Macaroni penguins also breed here and are a species we have yet to encounter to date.

Sailing north to the Falkland Islands, the spectacular seabirds are our constant companions soaring above the ship. Our onboard educational program continues and we enjoy interactive presentations and lively discussions.

Arriving into the Falkland Islands overnight, we explore West Point or neighbouring Carcass Island. These locations are best known for rockhopper penguins and nesting black browed albatross colonies. One final highlight awaits
–Saunders Island, where we hope to encounter four penguin species living in close quarters, including the mighty king penguin. Tonight, we enjoy a special dinner attended by the Captain.

This morning we navigate through the narrows and into the port of Stanley. We have time to explore before we make our way to the airport for our return flight to Punta Arenas in Chile.

Pricing and Inclusions
Prices per person in USD sharing a cabin
    2018 TRIPLE SHARE SEMI PRIVATE TWIN PRIVATE SUPER SHACKLETON SUITE ONE OCEAN SUITE
    08JAN
    22JAN
    29JAN
    $11,495  $13,695  $15,295 $16,195 $17,895 $19,495
    2019 22JAN $12,095 $14,295 $15,995 $16,895 $18,695 $20,295

    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)
    Flights:
    Punta Arenas – Port Stanley
    King George Island – Punta Arenas

    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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