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Ocean Victory - Solar Eclipse Voyage

15 Days FROM USD 18,500

Overview

Undertake a once in a lifetime opportunity to witness the solar eclipse in perhaps the most unique destination on Earth. On board the Ocean Victory, you will be at the centre of the eclipse umbrella during an incredible to South Georgia and Antarctica. This is a truly transformative experience, breaking new ground to develop a true and deep understanding of the special uniqueness of these incredible locations. This is an Antarctic journey unlike any other. 

Optional Activities :

Trip Code: ACABSSA

Travel Style: Expedition Cruise

Location: Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia

Ship: Ocean Victory

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

WHY CHOOSE THIS CRUISE?

  • Have the unique opportunity to witness the solar eclipse, a stunning visual spectacle in itself, in the incredible serene waters of Antarctica. 

  • You will pay visit to the South Georgia Islands, an incredible location and truly breathtaking experience as an endless array of wildlife including, seals, whales & a vast array of seabirds reign superior.

  • You will undertake this incredible voyage on board the Ocean Victory, a state of the art vessel of the highest Polar code, making for the ideal small-ship cruising vessel.

  • This itinerary is easily combined with a land based tour of South America prior to or after your voyage, allowing you to experience a multitude of incredible landscapes and cultural experiences on one amazing journey.

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.

Your incredible journey begins as we navigate through the calms of Beagle Channel, a strait in the Tierra del Fuego Archipelago.

Arrival & Embarkation in Ushuaia

The following days will be spent at sea at your own leisure. Take this time to engage with your fellow passengers, sharing stories of past adventures and building excitement for the journey to come. Attend some of the many insightful lectures on board, spend some time in the gym, or simply relax and enjoy a drink by the bar.

At Sea Towards South Georgia - Day 2 to 4

South Georgia has been a British Overseas Territory since 1775. At 3,755 square kilometres, it is the largest island in the territory and one of the wildest and most remote places on earth with dramatic scenery of snow-capped mountains and huge glaciers. The island is home to tens of thousands of breeding penguins, seals and seabirds. In the 19th century South Georgia was a prominent whaling base, but whaling ceased in the 1960’s and the only remnants are museums and well-preserved buildings. South Georgia teems with wildlife due to the currents that bring nutrients to the island from the Atlantic. Huge numbers of penguins and seals breed here and it is also home to many fascinating sites, including Shackleton’s Grave. Over the next few days we will explore the wonderful island of South Georgia and see why the island is known as the “Galapagos of the South”. With enormous quantities of sea birds, penguin colonies numbering in the hundreds of thousands, sea lion pups and a wealth of history, this promises to be the highlight of any trip. We will visit the old whaling settlement of Gritviken and pay a visit to the grave of the legend himself - Sir Ernest Shackleton.

South Georgia & South Atlantic - Day 5 to 8

At sea you will have the unique opportunity to witness one of the most magical events on Earth, the solar eclipse. You will have the humble privilege of being one of the few people in the world to witness this incredible event in one of the most remote places on Earth. This is a truly transformative experience which will leave you with an incredible connection and deep understanding of the uniqueness of this place.

Solar Eclipse

Reflecting on the incredible journey so far you will spend the day at sea. Enriched by the experiences you have shared together, you and your fellow passenegers may take this time to enjoy the day at leisure.

At Sea Towards Antarctica

Cross the formidable Drake Passage towards Ushuaia. This return journey is reminiscent of the formidable passage of the explorers of old. Break new ground on this unique sailing experience, one still somewhat daunting to even the most fearless of explorers.

Re Crossing The Drake - Day 13 & 14

Today you will disembark the vessel. Say farewell to your newfound friends and fellow passengers, reflecting on the incredible experiences and memories you have made together. Leave this journey with a profound respect and deeper understanding of the profound importance of the uniqueness of this incredible place.

Disembarkation in Ushuaia
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ITINERARY ADD-ONS

  • 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

  • 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 itinerary to include the incredible wonders of Peru. This amazing 9-day itinerary will allow you to see the best of Peru. Visit incredible cities such as Lima and Cusco which are buzzing and vibrant with a unique blend of urban modernisation and rural lifestyles. You will also be able to visit and experience the incredible mystery of the awe-inspiring Machu Picchu and explore the legendary Sacred Valley. Find out more.

Pricing & date

Departing Ending Duration Price
26 Nov 2021 10 Dec 2021 15 USD 0
Cabin Type Price
Cat G Single SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
CAT F Triple SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
CAT E SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
CAT D SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
CAT C SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
CAT B2 SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
CAT B1 SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
CAT A SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
Captains Suite SOLD OUTSOLD OUT

Important Information

  • Cabin accommodation on board the ship

    All meals whilst on ship

    All scheduled landings/excursions

    Guiding and lectures by English-speaking expedition leader and team

    All port fees

    All landing fees

    A pair of expedition boots for use during your voyage

    Expedition jacket provided (yours to keep)

    EXCLUSIONS:

    Airfares to/from embarkation and disembarkation city

    Visa fees (if applicable)

    Travel insurance (compulsory)

    Beverages (other than coffee and tea)

    Personal expenses such as laundry, onboard communication (telephone calls, faxes, email service)

    Gratuities for the crew (recommended US$15 per person per day)

    Pre or post cruise travel expenses

    Optional activities, refer optional activities section for details

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

  • Itinerary is subject to change depending on weather and ice conditions.

  • Departure date, seasonality & availability.

SPEAK TO A SPECIALIST

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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