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Christmas and New Year Journey To the Circle

14 Days FROM USD 11,790

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Overview

Follow in the wake of Captain Cook as we attempt to cross the fabled Antarctic Circle, latitude 66° 33’S, on this 14-day Journey to the Circle, home to the midnight sun and shifting ice. Setting sail aboard the well-appointed Ocean Endeavour, we leave Ushuaia and civilisation behind and head towards the hauntingly beautiful icy wilderness of Antarctica. The scenery is nothing but dramatic as we sail amongst immense icebergs, majestic mountains shrouded in snow, calving glaciers and through ice-choked waterways. Discover the wildlife and history of the Antarctic Peninsula by Zodiac cruises, shore landings, hikes and kayaking. We visit vast penguin and seal colonies and scan the waters in search of orcas and leopard seals on the hunt, and seabirds soaring above.

PLEASE NOTE: Prices displayed are subject to change and subject to availability, contact us for more information

Optional Activities : Kayaking, Camping, Yoga, Snowshoeing, Photography

Trip Code: ACAECNC

Travel Style: Small Ship Expedition Cruise

Location: Antarctic Circle

Ship: Ocean Endeavour

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

WHY CHOOSE THIS CRUISE?

  • Unspoiled wilderness, uninhabited by man, where the penguins, seals, whales and seabirds are the true rulers.

  • Take in the Sub-Antarctic South Shetland Islands and the spectacular Antarctic Peninsula.

  • Benefit from a variety of onboard activities including educational lectures on history, geology and ecology by the expedition team.

  • Discover the top wildlife destination in the world where you can see penguins, seals, whales and albatrosses.

CRUISE ITINERARY

Ushuaia is the most southerly city in the world and the capital of Tierra del Fuego (Land of Fire). It has a dramatic setting, surrounded by mountains to the north and the Beagle Channel to the south, making it a spectacular departure point for your Antarctic adventure.

Arrival in Ushuaia

Transfer to the pier of Ushuaia for embarkation in the late afternoon and you will be welcomed on board the Ocean Endeavour by the Expedition Team and the Ship’s Officers.

Embarkation in Ushuaia

As we leave the Beagle Channel, prepare yourself for potentially rough seas as we enter the legendary Drake Passage. This infamous and unpredictable channel of water separates the southernmost tip of South America from the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula. It was named after the English explorer, Sir Frances Drake.

At Sea - Day 3 to 4

On the morning of the fifth day of our voyage, large icebergs and the shape of the volcanic South Shetland Islands can be seen from the Ocean Endeavour’s bridge. We’ll spend the day exploring this Antarctic archipelago - a string of islands that is frequented by chinstrap penguins, elephant seals and fur seals. The feeling of a true expedition will come to life as we take to the water in our fleet of zodiacs and make our first Antarctic excursion.

Antarctic Peninsula - Day 5 to 11

We hope to make one final excursion or shore landing today before we leave the Antarctic Peninsula behind, and head back across the Drake Passage. This is another great opportunity to look out for wildlife from the deck of the ship, as you identify seabirds and maybe whales with the help of your Expedition Team. Gain more insight into the region by attending final lectures and presentations by the polar experts and take time to relax and reminisce about your Antarctic experiences.

At Sea - Day 12 to 13

We are scheduled to arrive into Ushuaia early this morning, disembarking after a final breakfast aboard the Ocean Endeavour.

Disembarkation in Ushuaia
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Pricing & date

Departing Ending Duration Price
21 Dec 2022 03 Jan 2023 14 USD 11,790
Cabin Type Price
CAT 1 Single Interior USD 18,790
CAT 2 Triple Interior LIMITEDUSD 11,790
CAT 3 Twin Interior USD 13,790
CAT 4 Twin Porthole USD 14,790
CAT 4A Single Porthole USD 21,790
CAT 5 Twin Window USD 15,990
CAT 5A Single Window USD 23,490
Cat 6 Comfort Twin LIMITEDUSD 17,190
Cat 7 Select Twin SOLD OUTUSD 18,390
CAT 8 Superior LIMITEDUSD 19,590
CAT 9 Junior Suite SOLD OUTUSD 20,790
CAT 10 Owner's Suite SOLD OUTUSD 22,190

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Kayaking

Kayaking

Camping

Camping

Yoga

Yoga

Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing

Photography

Photography

Important Information

  • Cabin accommodation on board vessel
    All meals on board including snacks
    All onshore excursions and zodiac cruising
    Free use of rubber boots and waterproof jacket during course of voyage
    Pre-night accommodation prior to embarkation, including breakfast and transfer
    Transfer to airport upon disembarkation 
    All port taxes

    EXCLUSIONS

    International airfare
    Visa and passport expenses 
    Travel Insurance
    Beverages (other then tea and coffee) 
    Personal expenses such as laundry and on board communication 
    Gratuities for Staff and crew
    Optional activities whilst on board

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

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

  • Departure date, seasonality and 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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