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South Shetland Islands & Antarctic Peninsula | Ocean Albatros

10 Days FROM AUD 11,890

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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 Albatros. Launching in November 2022, the Ocean Albatros 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. 

 

 

Optional Activities : Kayaking, Photography

Trip Code: ACABPS

Travel Style: Small Ship Expedition Cruise

Location: Antarctic Peninsula

Ship: Ocean Albatros

Flights: We offer a range of flight options to meet your cruise. Contact us today to learn more. 

WHY CHOOSE THIS CRUISE?

  • Undertake this voyage on board the Ocean Albatros one of the latest polar expedition vessels. Featuring unique X-Bow technology and spacious suites this vessel offers an extremely comfortable expedition experience. 

  • Experience a truly incredible array of wildlife including fur and Weddell seals, humpback whales and a wider array of curious penguin species.

  • This itinerary is easily combined with a tailored journey through South America, allowing you to add a unique blend of vibrant cultures, rich history and incredible cities to this unique polar expedition. 

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
30 Oct 2023 08 Nov 2023 10 AUD 11,890
Cabin Type From Price
CAT G - Single Stateroom Porthole AUD 19,090
CAT F - Triple Stateroom Porthole AUD 11,890
CAT E - French Balcony Suite AUD 16,790
CAT D - Porthole Stateroom AUD 16,090
CAT C - Balcony Stateroom SAVE UP TO 15% OFFAUD 15,292
CAT B - Balcony Suite SAVE UP TO 15% OFFAUD 17,587
CAT A - Balcony Junior Suite SAVE UP TO 15% OFFAUD 23,622
CAT FS - Freydis Premium Balcony Suite SAVE UP TO 15% OFFAUD 26,682
CAT BS – Brynhilde 2BR French Balcony Suite SAVE UP TO 15% OFFAUD 30,592
05 Dec 2023 14 Dec 2023 10 AUD 13,490
Cabin Type From Price
CAT G - Single Stateroom Porthole AUD 21,590
CAT F - Triple Stateroom Porthole AUD 13,490
CAT E - French Balcony Suite AUD 17,990
CAT D - Porthole Stateroom AUD 17,790
CAT C - Balcony Stateroom SAVE UP TO 15% OFFAUD 16,907
CAT B - Balcony Suite SAVE UP TO 15% OFFAUD 19,117
CAT A - Balcony Junior Suite SAVE UP TO 15% OFFAUD 26,087
CAT FS - Freydis Premium Balcony Suite SAVE UP TO 15% OFFAUD 29,912
CAT BS – Brynhilde 2BR French Balcony Suite SAVE UP TO 15% OFFAUD 33,227
14 Dec 2023 23 Dec 2023 10 AUD 13,790
Cabin Type From Price
CAT G - Single Stateroom Porthole AUD 21,890
CAT F - Triple Stateroom Porthole AUD 13,790
CAT E - French Balcony Suite AUD 18,290
CAT D - Porthole Stateroom AUD 17,390
CAT C - Balcony Stateroom SAVE UP TO 15% OFFAUD 17,247
CAT B - Balcony Suite SAVE UP TO 15% OFFAUD 19,542
CAT A - Balcony Junior Suite SAVE UP TO 15% OFFAUD 26,427
CAT FS - Freydis Premium Balcony Suite SAVE UP TO 15% OFFAUD 30,337
CAT BS – Brynhilde 2BR French Balcony Suite SAVE UP TO 15% OFFAUD 33,482
31 Jan 2024 09 Feb 2024 10 AUD 14,690
Cabin Type From Price
CAT G - Single Stateroom Porthole AUD 24,890
CAT F - Triple Stateroom Porthole AUD 14,690
CAT E - French Balcony Suite AUD 20,990
CAT D - Porthole Stateroom AUD 19,290
CAT C - Balcony Stateroom SAVE UP TO 15% OFFAUD 19,287
CAT B - Balcony Suite SAVE UP TO 15% OFF`AUD 21,157
CAT A - Balcony Junior Suite SAVE UP TO 15% OFFAUD 29,912
CAT FS - Freydis Premium Balcony Suite SAVE UP TO 15% OFFAUD 33,652
CAT BS – Brynhilde 2BR French Balcony Suite SAVE UP TO 15% OFFAUD 37,222
09 Feb 2024 18 Feb 2024 10 AUD 14,690
Cabin Type From Price
CAT G - Single Stateroom Porthole AUD 24,890
CAT F - Triple Stateroom Porthole AUD 14,690
CAT E - French Balcony Suite AUD 20,990
CAT D - Porthole Stateroom AUD 19,290
CAT C - Balcony Stateroom SAVE UP TO 15% OFFAUD 19,287
CAT B - Balcony Suite SAVE UP TO 15% OFFAUD 21,157
CAT A - Balcony Junior Suite SAVE UP TO 15% OFFAUD 29,912
CAT FS - Freydis Premium Balcony Suite SAVE UP TO 15% OFFAUD 33,652
CAT BS – Brynhilde 2BR French Balcony Suite SAVE UP TO 15% OFFAUD 37,222

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Kayaking

Kayaking

Photography

Photography

Important Information

  • Cabin accommodation on board vessel
    All meals whilst on board
    All scheduled landings and excursions
    Complimentary use of rubber boots during course of voyage 
    All luggage handling on board ship 
    All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges
    Group arrival transfer in Ushuaia rom airport to pre-expedition hotel on Day 1
    Group transfer hotel to ship on embarkation day 
    Group transfer Ship to local airport/luggage facility on disembarkation day

    EXCLUSIONS 

    International flights
    Passport and Visa fees (if applicable) 
    Excess baggage fees on international flights
    Mandatory waterproof pants for Zodiac landings and excursions 
    Laundry, bar, spa services and other personal charges, unless specified
    Voluntary gratuity at the end of the voyage for expedition staff and shipboard crew
    Any additional overnight accommodation 
    Arrival and departure transfers, except where explicitly stated

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

  • Please note this itinerary may be subject to change depending on weather and ice conditions. 

  • Departure dates, 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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