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Ocean Victory | South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula

10 Days FROM USD 6,990

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Overview

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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. 

*Terms and conditions apply, please contact Chimu Adventures for more information.

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 Atlantic.

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 Atlantic, 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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Pricing & date

Departing Ending Duration Price
06 Jan 2022 15 Jan 2022 10 USD 7,995
Cabin Type Price
CAT G Single SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
CAT F SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
CAT E SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
CAT D SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
CAT C 40% off!USD 7,995
CAT B2 SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
CAT B1 SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
CAT A SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
Premium Suite SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
19 Nov 2022 28 Nov 2022 10 USD 6,990
Cabin Type Price
Cat G Single SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
CAT F Triple USD 6,990
CAT E USD 9,990
CAT D SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
CAT C USD 10,990
CAT B2 USD 11,990
CAT B1 USD 14,990
CAT A USD 16,990
Polar Premium Suite USD 19,990
28 Nov 2022 07 Dec 2022 10 USD 6,990
Cabin Type Price
CAT G Single USD 11,990
CAT F USD 6,990
CAT E USD 9,990
CAT D USD 8,990
CAT C USD 10,990
CAT B2 USD 11,990
CAT B1 USD 14,990
CAT A USD 16,990
Polar Premium Suite USD 19,990
07 Dec 2022 16 Dec 2022 10 USD 7,490
Cabin Type Price
CAT G Single USD 12,490
CAT F Triple USD 7,490
CAT E USD 10,490
CAT D USD 8,990
CAT C USD 11,290
CAT B2 USD 12,490
CAT B1 USD 15,490
CAT A USD 17,490
Polar Premium Suite USD 20,990
04 Jan 2023 13 Jan 2023 10 USD 8,490
Cabin Type Price
CAT F Triple USD 8,490
CAT G Single USD 13,590
CAT E USD 11,390
CAT D USD 10,490
CAT C USD 12,490
CAT B2 USD 13,590
CAT B1 USD 16,990
CAT A USD 18,990
Polar Premium Suite USD 21,990
18 Feb 2023 27 Feb 2023 10 USD 7,490
Cabin Type Price
CAT G Single USD 12,490
CAT F Triple USD 7,490
CAT E USD 10,490
CAT D USD 8,990
CAT C USD 11,290
CAT B2 USD 12,490
CAT B1 USD 15,490
CAT A USD 17,490
Polar Premium Suite USD 20,990

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 

  • 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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