CROSS THE ANTARCTIC CIRCLE AND MAXIMISE YOUR TIME DOWN ON THE ICE
This voyage encompasses two additional days of exploration in Antarctica without adding to the total length of the voyage. We achieve this by flying back from King George Island (Antarctica) to South America at the end of the voyage, which saves two days on the return sea crossing. Those two days ‘saved’ allow us to dive far to the south – with the objective of crossing the Antarctic Circle. This extra time also allows for great flexibility in daily programming and ultimately, it equals more time on shore, more time in the Zodiacs and more time spent in the company of our expert guides.
We always anticipate exciting navigation as we head for the Antarctic Circle. The region is home to several fascinating historical sites including the old British Antarctic Survey hut – “Base W” situated on Detaille Island. We encounter sizable Adelie penguin rookeries here and the low-lying Fish, Argentine and Yalour Island groups provide fantastic options for Zodiac cruising and wildlife observation. Many of the classic locations are also included and a day in the South Shetland Islands rounds out the experience.
Our full range of activities will be offered on this voyage – walks on shore, visits to wildlife colonies, visits to historic sites and possibly even a working science station. Zodiac cruising amongst icebergs is another memorable activity. For the more adventurous, sea kayaking is a wonderful way to discover Antarctica – and if weather conditions permit – why not spend the night, camping on shore?
- Cross the Antarctic Circle and enjoy fantastic glaciated scenery along the Peninsula
- Outstanding wildlife observation on shore, Zodiac cruising and from the ship
- Visits to historic sites and science stations
- Learn about the environment, wildlife and ecology of Antarctica from polar experts
USHUAIA – KING GEORGE ISLAND – PUNTA ARENAS
28 DECEMBER 2019 – 07 JANUARY 2020
CRUISE, NATURE AND WILDLIFE
- Zodiac excursions
- Onshore hiking options
- Wildlife observation
- Sea kayaking available
- Whale watching
- Camping on shore
- Educational presentations
- Active Cruising & Wellness