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Classic Antarctica - 10 day cruise
|| from $ 4,550 AUD|
||No flights included|
||October 2013 to March 2014|
||Antarctica (departing from Argentina)|
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This classical 10 day cruise on a boat named Ushuaia will show you all the essential parts of the “White Continent”. You will experience the Antarctica continent first hand as well as the South Shetland Islands. You will have the opportunity to make two landings per day via zodiac boats. The cruise starts and ends in the most Southern town on Earth, Ushuaia in Argentina. This expedition cruise is a trip of a lifetime! Board the vessel “Ushuaia” and start the cruise.
We recommend combining this package together with Buenos Aires package.
Day 1 - Ushuaia
Embark the Ushuaia in the afternoon and meet your expedition and lecture staff. After you have settled into your cabins we sail along the famous Beagle Channel and the scenic Mackinlay Pass.
Day 2 - 3 The Drake Passage
As we sail across the passage, lecturers will be out with you on deck to help in the identification of an amazing variety of seabirds, including many albatrosses, which follow in our wake. The Ushuaia's open bridge policy allows you to join our officers on the bridge and learn about navigation, watch for whales, and enjoy the view. A full program of lectures will be offered as well. The first sightings of icebergs and snow-capped mountains indicate that we have reached the South Shetland Islands, a group of twenty islands and islets. With favourable conditions in the Drake Passage our lecturers and naturalists will accompany you ashore as you experience your first encounter with the penguins and seals on Day 3.
Day 4 - 7 Exploring South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula
The South Shetland Islands are a haven for wildlife. Vast penguin rookeries, beaches ruled by Antarctic fur seals and southern elephant seals make every day spent in this amazing island group unforgettable. Sailing through the narrow passage into the flooded caldera of Deception Island is truly amazing. King George Island, the largest of the South Shetland Islands, features colonies of nesting Adélie and Chinstrap Penguins, Kelp Gulls, Blue-eyed Cormorants, Antarctic Terns and Southern Giant Petrels and is home to scientific bases of many different countries. Macaroni, Chinstrap and Gentoo Penguins as well as elephant seals await you at Livingston Island. We hope to navigate some of the most beautiful waterways (depending on the ice conditions): the Gerlache Strait, the Neumayer Channel, and the Lemaire Channel, the latter are narrow passages between towering rock faces and spectacular glaciers. We plan to make at least two landings per day. Possible landing sites may include Paradise Bay. It is perhaps the most aptly named place in the world and we will attempt a landing on the continent proper.
Day 8 - 9 At sea, crossing the Drake Passage
We leave Antarctica and head north across the Drake Passage. Join our lecturers and naturalists on deck as we search for seabirds and whales and enjoy some final lectures. Take the chance to relax and reflect on the fascinating adventures of the past days on the way back to Ushuaia.
Day 10 - Arrival at Ushuaia
We arrive at Ushuaia in the early morning and disembark the Ushuaia after breakfast.
Price per person
|Cabin C for 2 people
||from $ 4,550 AUD per person|
|Cabin B for 2 people
||from $ 5,890 AUD per person|
|Cabin A for 2 people
||from $ 7,350 AUD per person|
|Cabin Superior for 2 people
||from $ 7,790 AUD per person |
|Suite for 2 people
||from $ 8,190 AUD per person|
Final price is subject to departure date, availability and cabin standard.
10 Day Antarctica cruise; All services, transfers and excursions detailed in the program; English speaking guide; All meals on board (full board); Lectures; Landings detailed in the program; Taxes.
International and domestic Airfare; Tips; Personal expenses, fuel surcharge (if applicable)
Extended stay in Argentina
This package is offered as a 10-day long or 11-day long cruise. Type of cruise and final price depend on specific date of cruise. We will be happy to inform you of further details.
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