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See Antarctica's frozen wonders 10 days

10 days fr £3,963pp

Drake Passage • Antarctic Peninsula • South Shetland Islands • Ushuaia

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TOUR DETAILS
Accommodation:
  • Standard Twin Cabin fr £3,963pp
Validity:
  • 14/11/2019 - 23/11/2019
Also included:
  • Cruise Fare
  • All Meals
  • All Shore excursions and activities
Not included:
  • International Flights (unless otherwise stated)
  • Departure Tax
  • Insurance
Overview
On this spectacular adventure to one of the world's most pristine landscapes you will experience so many emotions and see lots of natural wonders. Beginning and ending in the Argentinian port city of Ushuaia you will join a sailing expedition crossing the Drake Passage and exploring the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands. Along the way seeing icebergs, snow-capped mountains and an array of exotic wildlife. This is a trip that will leave you with so many great memories.
Day 1
Ushuaia
You board the polar expedition ship Ushuaia in the Argentinian port city of the same name. This ice-strengthened vessel is very well appointed and provides ample deck space and an open bridge policy. The full complement of inflatable landing craft ensures superb landings and wildlife viewing opportunities on the otherwise inaccessible coastline. All cabins include ample storage space and public areas feature a large dining room, observation lounge and lecture room.
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Day 2
Drake Passage
Named after the renowned English explorer Sit Francis Drake, who sailed these waters in 1578, the Drake Passage marks the Antarctic Convergence, a biological barrier where cold polar waters sink beneath warmer northern waters creating an upswelling of nutrients which the seabirds thrive on. On board are a specialist team of international expedition leaders and lecturers who will help you identify all the birds and wildlife.
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Day 3
Drake Passage
The chefs on board the Ushuaia prepare excellent cuisine including many local specialties and the bar is well-stocked with carefully selected wines and spirits so you can relax and enjoy the crossing in comfort. Lecturers will be out on deck to help you spot the amazing variety of seabirds, including albatrosses which follow in the ship's wake. You can also join the captain and crew on the bridge to learn about navigation and watch for whales.
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Day 4
Exploring the Antarctic Peninsula
There is a full programme of lectures as you sail towards the South Shetland Islands today when you will have your first sightings of icebergs and snow-capped mountains as you leave Drakes Passage and arrive at the South Shetland Islands where you can go ashore with a team of naturalists for your first encounter with a variety of penguins and seals. The South Shetland Islands are a haven for wildlife with vast penguin colonies and beaches ruled by Arctic fur seals.
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Day 5
South Shetland Islands
Today you can visit King George Island, the largest of the group, which features colonies of nesting Adelie and Chinstrap Penguins, Kelp Gulls, Blue-eyed Cormorants, Antarctic Terns and Southern Giant Petrels. The island is also home to scientific research basis of many countries. Sailing through the narrow passage into the flooded caldera of Deception Island is truly amazing and elephant seals await on Livingstone Island.
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Day 6
South Shetland Islands
The Antarctic Peninsula's remarkable history will provide you with a type of excitement often only associated with the early explorers. You will have plenty of time to discover its amazing scenery, a pristine wilderness of snow, ice, mountains and waterways. There is an incredible variety of wildlife and apart from penguins and seabirds you are likely to see Weddell, crabeater and leopard seals and well as Minke, killer Orca and humpback whales at close range.
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Day 7
South Shetland Islands
Today it is planned to navigate some of the most beautiful waterways - the Gerlache Strait, the Neumayer Channel and the Lemaire Channel, the latter a narrow passage between towering rock faces and spectacular glaciers. You can also expect to make at least two landings each day including one at Paradise Bay, perhaps the most aptly named place in the world. On board the Ushuaia there are the usual fascinating lectures.
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Day 8
Drake Passage
Today your polar expedition ship leaves the stunning South Shetland Islands and begins the journey back north through the Drake Passage. After negotiating the iceberg-strewn waters of the Antarctic Sound you can stop at Paulet Island and the Melchior Island Group if ice conditions permit. There is also the chance to stop at Petermann Island for a visit to the southern-most colony of Gentoo Penguins and other seabirds.
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Day 9
Drake Passage
Today, as you cruise back through the Drake Passage, you can join the ship's lecturers and naturalists on deck looking out for seabirds and whales and enjoy some final fascinating talks. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere on board and reflect of all your adventures and the wildlife you have seen on this incredible journey to one of the remotest regions on Earth. Tonight enjoy a final dinner as your ship heads back to the Argentine port city of Ushuaia.
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Day 10
Arrive Ushuaia
Enjoy your final breakfast on board then say farewell to new found friends as you arrive back into Ushuaia. After disembarking it might be worth spending some more time in this southern city seeing some of the sights before heading to the airport to catch an onward flight or begin your journey back home. This wonderful Antarctic cruise is a truly adventurous trip that will leave you with so many great memories.
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