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Ocean Adventurer - Discovering the 7th Continent

11 Days FROM USD 9,695

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Overview

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Discover the unparalleled beauty of Antarctica, the 7th continent, with opportunities to encounter extraordinary wildlife close-up as you sail in comfort from Ushuaia to the world’s final frontier. Cruise through the vast icy wilderness of glaciers, towering rock faces, majestic snow-capped peaks and imposing icebergs. Explore by Zodiac and on foot, as you walk to scenic vantage points, penguin rookeries and seal colonies. Look out for leopard seals and orcas patrolling the waters and albatrosses soaring overhead. The wildlife is mesmerising and the scenery stunningly beautiful. This cruise will leave you with memories to last a lifetime.

Optional Activities : Kayaking

Trip Code: ACTSD7

Travel Style: Expedition Cruise

Location: Antarctic Peninsula

Ship: Ocean Adventurer

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

WHY CHOOSE THIS CRUISE?

  • Encounter the incredible species of Antarctica all within their pristine natural habitat, including whales, a number of penguin species and a vast array of hardy sea birds that call this remote place home.

  • Discover the incredible beauty of Antarctica where nature and the elements reign superior. A landscapes of icy bays, tubular glaciers & snow as far as the eye can see.

  • Create unforgettable memories and bonds with your fellow passengers as you depart on this incredible journey, a shared experience that few people in the world can embrace 

  • This itinerary is easily combined with a land based tour of Latin America, allowing you to experience a multitude of incredible cultural experiences and unbelievable natural sights on one incredible journey. 

CRUISE ITINERARY

With a population of more than 63,000 people, Ushuaia is the southernmost city in the world. The city has grown over the past few years, yet it has retained an easy going and accessible feel. With the sea to the south and mountains to the north, Ushuaia is a spectacular departure point for your Antarctic cruise. If you arrive early, you can spend some time in the nearby Tierra del Fuego National Park, enjoy some Argentinean wines and steak or succulent lamb dishes in the city, or visit the many boutique shops and cafes before your expedition to Antarctica.

Ushuaia, Argentina

You will depart in the late afternoon, after which your vessel will sail down the historic Beagle Channel. This historic channel transects the Tierra del Fuego archipelago in the extreme south of South America. Expect an air of excitement as we depart - the next time you see land we’ll be in the world’s most southern continent!

Embarkation Day

Prepare yourself for potentially rough water, but hope for a smooth sailing as the Drake is unpredictable and always changing. You’ll spend these first days getting to know your shipmates, while we’ll provide safety briefings and insights into what excitement lies ahead.

Crossing the Drake Passage - Days 3 & 4

The most common reaction upon reaching the White Continent is a sense of reverence and awe. The experience is beyond words, since few places are as untouched and enduring as Antarctica. You will begin to appreciate why this region has long captivated the attention of explorers and travelers alike. Every time we visit Antarctica, we witness something new or unexpected, which means that your expedition will be unlike any other—creating a unique, personal experience. Each day, you will take Zodiac excursions from the ship to explore local bays, channels and landing sites. Your Expedition Team will take care of you at each landing, whether you are hiking the Antarctic landscape, visiting a research station or consorting with chinstrap, Adélie and gentoo penguins, all of which can be found here. Keep an eye out for Weddell, fur, crabeater and leopard seals as well as curious whales, such as humpbacks, fins, or perhaps orcas while on a Zodiac cruise. Each excursion will present a new collection of creatures to delight you and keep your camera busy. Amid the serene silence of Antarctica, noisy interludes become indelible memories, such as penguins squabbling over prized pebbles, or the boom and crack of a calving glacier.

South Shetland & Antarctic Peninsula -Days 5 to 8

The journey back across the Drake Passage provides you with some final opportunities to enjoy the crisp Antarctic air. Spend time on the deck watching for seabirds and scouting for whales, enjoy a few final presentations by your Expedition Team or simply relax and reminisce about your experiences.

Drake Passage to Ushuaia - Days 9 & 10

We’ll arrive in Ushuaia in the morning for you to continue your adventure on land or catch your flight home.

*** Important - Please be sure not to book flights out of Ushuaia before 12PM (Noon) on the day of disembarkation from your cruise ship.

Disembarkation in Ushuaia
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ITINERARY ADD-ONS

  • Before embarking on your Antarctic voyage, why not experience the amazing wonders of two of South America’s most vibrant cities. A 9 Day Rio to Buenos Aires journey will be the perfect way to indulge in a mix of Latin American cultural experience and sights. From the awe-inspiring Christ the Redeemer, to the roaring cascades of Iguazu falls and the European avenues of Buenos Aires this is a spectacular way to experience this unique and dynamic corner of our world. Find out more

  • Amend your Antarctic voyage to include the amazing wonders of untamed Patagonia. A 4-day itinerary at the amazing Las Torres Hotel, located right in the heart of the Las Torres Del Paine National Park is an incredible all-inclusive way to experience the indescribable beauty of Patagonia. Undertake hikes at the base of snow-capped peaks, discover pristine solitary lakes and valleys of far-reaching beauty as far as the eye can see. Find out more

  • Begin your Antarctic experience by first exploring the dramatic and stunningly beautiful “End of the world”. Start in Buenos Aires, the capital of Tango and a vibrant, historical gem. Experience the wonders of El Calafate a land of stunning beauty and wonder located in the Patagonian steppe before finishing in Ushuaia and witnessing the incredible beauty of the Tierra del Fuego National Park. Find out more

Pricing & date

Ocean Adventurer - Discovering the 7th Continent from USD 9,695
Departing Ending Duration
12 Jan 2022 22 Jan 2022 11
21 Jan 2022 31 Jan 2022 11
30 Jan 2022 09 Feb 2022 11
28 Dec 2022 07 Jan 2023 11
06 Jan 2023 16 Jan 2023 11
27 Jan 2023 06 Feb 2023 11
06 Mar 2023 16 Mar 2023 11

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Kayaking

Kayaking

Important Information

  • INCLUSIONS:
    Shipboard accommodation 
    All meals on board throughout your voyage
    Beer & Wine during dinner.Coffee,tea and cocoa available around the clock
    All shore landings per the daily program, weather permitting
    Presentations by expedition team & special guests.
    Downloadable photographic journal documenting the expedition
    Expedition boots on loan for shore landings
    An expedition parka to keep
    Hairdryer and bathrobe available in every cabin
    All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program
    Luggage handling aboard the ship
    Emergency Evacuation Insurance for all passengers to a maximum benefit of US$500,000 per person
    Group transfer in Ushuaia from the airport to the pre-expedition hotel on Day 1 of the itinerary
    One night pre-expedition hotel accommodation in Ushuaia with breakfast
    Group transfer from hotel to ship on embarkation day
    Group transfer from ship to airport or luggage storage facility post-expedition


    EXCLUSIONS:
    Any airfare unless otherwise specified in the itinerary
    Passport and visa expenses
    Government arrival and departure taxes
    Any meals ashore unless otherwise specified
    Travel insurance
    Excess baggage charges
    Laundry, bar, beverage and other personal charges unless specified
    Mandatory waterproof pants for Zodiac cruising, or any other gear not mentioned
    Telecommunications charges
    Voluntary staff and crew gratuities

     

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

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

  • Departure date, seasonality & availability. 

SPEAK TO A SPECIALIST

Talk to one of our Destination Specialists to plan your South American adventure and turn your dream into a reality. With exceptional knowledge and first hand experience, our consultants will assist in every way possible to make your journey the most memorable it can be, matching not only the itinerary, but the accommodation and activities to suit your style of travel and budget.

Sustainability

As a member of IAATO we follow 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 boats 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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