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South Shetland Islands & Antarctic Peninsula | Ocean Victory

10 Days FROM AUD 7,144 35 % off!

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Overview

Experience a classic 10-day voyage to the Great White Continent. This classic Antarctic voyage is highlighted by your incredible vessel, The Ocean Victory. Launching in November 2021, the Ocean Victory is the latest in polar expedition vessels creating an entirely new expedition experience. Within 10 days you will experience incredible wildlife, stunning mountain vistas and gigantic icebergs, all complimented with an incredible degree of unique wildlife. 

** PLEASE NOTE: A fuel surcharge of USD$42 per person per day will be applied to the following departures - 28 Nov 2022, & 7 Dec 2022 **

Optional Activities : Kayaking, Photography

Trip Code: ACABSIP

Travel Style: Expedition Cruise

Location: Antarctic Peninsula

Ship: Ocean Victory

Flights: We offer a range of flight options to meet your cruise, contact us today to discuss. 

CRUISE ITINERARY

Arrive in Ushuaia, Argentina - the world’s southernmost town. Explore the quaint city or local countryside. Alternatively, consider a day trip off the beaten path to the raw, natural archipelago of Tierra del Fuego. It's a hiker's paradise with rugged snow-capped mountains, glaciers, flower-filled meadows and boggy quagmires. In the afternoon, we board our ship, Ocean Victory.

Embarkation in Ushuaia

Sailing onward, we cross the famed Drake Passage - a body of water that marks the intersection of the cold Antarctic with the warmer Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Drake Passage is known for rollicking conditions and strong westerly winds, called the Roaring Fifties. While this passage may be challenging, you can rest confidently aboard our expedition vessel, Ocean Victory, which is purpose-built with stabilizers, powerful engines and a highly-qualified crew. The most spirited sailors consider Drake Passage a lifetime achievement, and you will complete the crossing twice!

In the Drake, the excitement builds as Antarctic wildlife comes into view. Weather permitting, we will catch our first sight of seals and penguins! The area is also well-know for its abundance of birds

Crossing the Drake - Day 2 & 3

Over the next two days, we will begin the exciting Antarctic experience our ancestors only dreamed of. During these days we will explore the sub Antarctic islands of the South Shetland chain and be marveled by the captivating landscapes we will encounter along the way.

Weather permitting, our projected landfalls include: King George Island; Deception Island, an extinct volcano with waters warm enough for a polar swim; and Half Moon Island with nesting Wilson's storm petrels and chinstrap penguins.

The itinerary and activities over the next few days depend on weather and ice conditions. The route and shore landings will be determined by the captain and expedition leader and communicated to guests through regularly scheduled briefings.

South Shetland Islands - Day 4 & 5

As the white shimmer of Antarctica looms on our horizon, the presence of wildlife multiples by tens of thousands with many species of lively penguins, inquisitive seals, nesting birds and the spray of marine mammals.

Wildlife abounds along our projected route along the Antarctic Peninsula: leopard, fur and Weddell seals of Cuverville Island; humpback whales of Gerlache Strait; Paradise Bay; the dramatic Lemaire Channel's orcas and much more.
The itinerary and activities over the next few days depend on weather and ice conditions. The route and shore landings will be determined by the captain and expedition leader and communicated to guests through regularly scheduled briefings.
Please note that all the outings and landings rely on weather, sea and ice conditions being favorable both for the ship to access the areas, as for the zodiacs and kayaks to maneuver under adequate conditions, ensuring the safety of all our passengers and staff.

Antarctic Peninsula - Day 6 & 7

We depart Antarctica and spend two days at sea on our way back to the calms of Beagle Channel and Ushuaia, Argentina. En-route, we will cross Drake Passage and cruise past Cape Horn, a legendary maritime landmark and the southern tip of South America.

During our time at sea, a variety of activities will be arranged on board which will provide the perfect opportunity to socialize with fellow travelers equally passionate for discovering the world, enjoy the lectures by our expedition on board, visit our shop or relax at leisure on our ship’s facilities, designed to provide a comfortable, relaxing time.

Depart Antarctica, At Sea - Day 8 & 9

This morning you will arrive back in Ushuaia for the conclusion of your journey. Take this time to say farewell to your fellow passengers and newfound friends. Reflect on the incredible memories you have made together, and gather inspiration for the next adventure to come.

Disembarkation in Ushuaia
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Departing Ending Duration From Price
28 Nov 2022 07 Dec 2022 10 AUD 10,990
Cabin Type From Price
CAT G Single SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
CAT F - Triple Porthole AUD 10,990
CAT E - French Balcony Suite SAVE UP TO 35% OFFAUD 10,475
CAT D - Stateroom Porthole SAVE UP TO 35% OFFAUD 9,159
CAT C - Balcony Stateroom SAVE UP TO 35% OFFAUD 11,174
CAT B2 SAVE UP TO 35% OFFAUD 12,214
CAT B1 SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
CAT A SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
Polar Premium Suite SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
07 Dec 2022 16 Dec 2022 10 AUD 7,248
Cabin Type From Price
CAT G - Single Porthole SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
CAT F - Triple Porthole SAVE UP TO 40% OFFAUD 7,248
CAT E - French Balcony Suite SAVE UP TO 40% OFFAUD 10,152
CAT D - Stateroom Porthole SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
CAT C - Balcony Stateroom SAVE UP TO 40% OFFAUD 10,926
CAT B2 - Balcony Suite SAVE UP TO 40% OFFAUD 12,087
CAT B1 - Balcony Suite SAVE UP TO 40% OFFAUD 14,991
CAT A - Junior Suite SAVE UP TO 40% OFFAUD 16,926
PS - Polar Premium Suite SAVE UP TO 40% OFFAUD 20,313
04 Jan 2023 13 Jan 2023 10 AUD 16,116
Cabin Type From Price
CAT F Triple SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
CAT G Single SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
CAT E - French Balcony Suite SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
CAT D SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
CAT C - Balcony Stateroom SAVE UP TO 20% OFFAUD 16,116
CAT B2 SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
CAT B1 - Balcony Suite SAVE UP TO 20% OFFAUD 21,924
CAT A - Junior Suite SAVE UP TO 20% OFFAUD 24,504
CAT PS – Premium Suite SAVE UP TO 20% OFFAUD 28,376
22 Jan 2023 31 Jan 2023 10 AUD 16,116
Cabin Type From Price
CAT G - Porthole Single SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
CAT F - Porthole Triple SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
CAT E - French Balcony Suite SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
CAT D - Stateroom Porthole SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
CAT C - Balcony Stateroom SAVE UP TO 20% OFFAUD 16,116
CAT B2 - Balcony Suite SAVE UP TO 20% OFFAUD 17,032
CAT B1 - Balcony Suite SAVE UP TO 20% OFFAUD 21,272
CAT A - Junior Suite SAVE UP TO 20% OFFAUD 24,504
CAT PS – Premium Suite SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
18 Feb 2023 27 Feb 2023 10 AUD 16,390
Cabin Type From Price
CAT G Single SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
CAT F - Triple Stateroom SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
CAT E - French Balcony Suite AUD 16,390
CAT D - Albatros State Stateroom SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
CAT C - Balcony Stateroom AUD 17,690
CAT B2 - Balcony Suite AUD 19,590
CAT B1 - Balcony Suite AUD 24,290
CAT A - Junior Suite AUD 27,390
Polar Premium Suite AUD 32,790
19 Nov 2023 28 Nov 2023 10 AUD 17,590
Cabin Type From Price
CAT G - Single Porthole SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
CAT F - Triple Porthole SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
CAT E - French Balcony Suite AUD 17,590
CAT D - Albatros Stateroom Porthole SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
CAT C - Balcony Stateroom SAVE UP TO 15% OFFAUD 16,482
CAT B - Balcony Suite SAVE UP TO 15% OFFAUD 18,777
CAT A - Balcony Junior Suite SAVE UP TO 15% OFFAUD 24,812
CAT PS – Premium Suite SAVE UP TO 15% OFFAUD 28,297
28 Nov 2023 07 Dec 2023 10 AUD 10,472
Cabin Type From Price
CAT G - Single Porthole SAVE UP TO 20% OFFAUD 17,992
CAT F - Triple Porthole SAVE UP TO 20% OFFAUD 10,472
CAT E - French Balcony Suite SAVE UP TO 20% OFFAUD 15,512
CAT D - Albatros Stateroom Porthole SAVE UP TO 20% OFFAUD 13,672
CAT C - Balcony Stateroom SAVE UP TO 25% OFFAUD 14,768
CAT B - Balcony Suite SAVE UP TO 25% OFFAUD 16,868
CAT A - Balcony Junior Suite SAVE UP TO 25% OFFAUD 22,118
CAT PS – Premium Suite SAVE UP TO 25% OFFAUD 25,193
26 Dec 2023 04 Jan 2024 10 AUD 14,990
Cabin Type From Price
CAT G - Single Porthole AUD 23,890
CAT F - Triple Porthole AUD 14,990
CAT E - French Balcony Suite AUD 19,490
CAT D - Albatros Stateroom Porthole AUD 18,590
CAT C - Balcony Stateroom SAVE UP TO 15% OFFAUD 18,097
CAT B - Balcony Suite SAVE UP TO 15% OFFAUD 20,307
CAT A - Balcony Junior Suite SAVE UP TO 15% OFFAUD 27,192
CAT PS – Premium Suite SAVE UP TO 15% OFFAUD 25,577
04 Jan 2024 13 Jan 2024 10 AUD 15,990
Cabin Type From Price
CAT G - Single Porthole AUD 25,690
CAT F - Triple Porthole AUD 15,990
CAT E - French Balcony Suite AUD 20,390
CAT D - Albatros Stateroom Porthole AUD 19,490
CAT C - Balcony Stateroom SAVE UP TO 15% OFFAUD 19,202
CAT B - Balcony Suite SAVE UP TO 15% OFFAUD 21,922
CAT A - Balcony Junior Suite SAVE UP TO 15% OFFAUD 29,487
CAT PS – Premium Suite SAVE UP TO 15% OFFAUD 33,227
28 Feb 2024 08 Mar 2024 10 AUD 13,890
Cabin Type From Price
CAT G - Single Porthole AUD 23,090
CAT F - Triple Porthole AUD 13,890
CAT E - French Balcony Suite AUD 18,590
CAT D - Albatros Stateroom Porthole AUD 17,790
CAT C - Balcony Stateroom SAVE UP TO 15% OFFAUD 17,332
CAT B - Balcony Suite SAVE UP TO 15% OFFAUD 19,627
CAT A - Balcony Junior Suite SAVE UP TO 15% OFFAUD 26,512
CAT PS – Premium Suite SAVE UP TO 15% OFFAUD 31,017

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Kayaking

Kayaking

Photography

Photography

Important Information

  • Cabin accommodation on board ship 
    All meals whilst on board
    All scheduled landings and excursions 
    Complimentary use of rubber boots for duration of voyage
    All taxes and port fees
    Guiding and lectures by experienced expedition team

    Exclusions 

    International flights
    Optional activities not mentioned as included
    Travel and medical insurance
    Personal expenses 
    Beverages (other than tea and coffee) 
    Gratuities for the staff and crew

  • 2 (light adventure)
  • Available upon request, contact us for more details. 

  • Please note this itinerary is subject to change depending on weather and ice conditions 

    ** PLEASE NOTE: A fuel surcharge of USD$42 per person per day will be applied to the following departures - 19 Nov 2022, 28 Nov 2022, & 7 Dec 2022 **

  • Departure date, seasonality and availability 

SPEAK TO A SPECIALIST

Sustainability

We appreciate that voyages to the Antarctic to have an impact on this pristine environment. In light of this, all our voyages are double carbon offset. In addition, we strive to eliminate as many single use plastics as possible from our supply chain. In choosing this voyage you are also supporting the fantastic work done by the Antarctic Science Foundation (ASF) and their work in understanding and protecting this unique destination. In addition all voyages support the Mawsons Huts Foundation (MHF). The MHF support the legacy of Sir Douglas Mawson, the legendary Antarctic explorer and scientist. As a member of IAATO we follow strict guidelines appointed by the Antarctic Treaty System to go above and beyond in support of minimizing negative impacts on this pristine landscape. We also encourage clients to look to book pre-and post- accommodation with us, where local businesses will be supported. Our clients also receive restaurant recommendations which support locally owned restaurants.

We carefully select all ships we work with and choose smaller sized vessels to create less impact. We use a highly regulated, licensed vessel which is well equipped to operate in the Antarctic’s delicate ecosystem. We view the voyage to the Antarctic as an expedition, not a sightseeing trip. Smaller ships such as ours can navigate narrow waterways and are far less polluting than the larger ships in Antarctic waters. By carrying less passengers, we have far less waste. The waste is carried back to the home port to allow for environmentally conscious waste management and disposal.

For more information on our sustainability policies, including how we are striving towards being a paperless organisation, click HERE

 

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