Ushuaia Roundtrip 11 Nights - Antarctic Cruise

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Crossing the Antarctic Circle at the 66th southern parallel unlocks a world of unparalleled beauty and adventure. From stunning ice formations to rare wildlife sightings, every moment is a photographer's dream. Join us on this expedition to explore the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands, where you'll witness the wonders of nature unfold before your eyes. Encounter young elephant seals in November, glide with blue petrels in December, witness penguin hatchlings in January, marvel at orcas and humpback whales, spot fur seals in February, and watch cormorant chicks take flight in March. Embark on this extraordinary journey and create memories to last a lifetime.

12 Day Antartida Itinerary

Day 1: Ushuaia

Ushuaia, also known as the End of the World because of its position at the very southern tip of South America in the Tierra del Fuego Archipelago, is not the end of adventure. The vibrant town of Ushuaia is located where the Andes Mountains meet the Beagle Channel, and behind the colorful city lies the Martial Mountains. Parque Yatana is a great place to experience the indigenous culture.

Day 2 & 3: Drake Passage

The most adventurous explorers will be able to navigate the Drake Passage. The way is guided by the albatrosses and petrels that glide through the sky. Antarctica is a triumphant journey when you witness the power of the continent.
The Drake Passage takes you to The White Continent, from the Southernmost Region of Americas. The Drake Passage is a waterway that connects the cold waters of southern seas with warm water from northern seas. This creates strong currents and will test you.

The rewards of a journey that takes on these cold waters are not comparable. It is the combination of cold and warm waters that creates an ecosystem where extraordinary wildlife can be found. Drake Passage is a great opportunity to see humpbacks whales, hourglass dolphins, and other wildlife. The 48-hour Drake Passage journey includes sounds of ocean crashing against the ship, petrels and gulls cries, as well as the roar of the ocean.

You can still see the other side of Drake Passage, even though it is known for being a challenging waterway. Sometimes, it is calm, making the journey into Antarctica a relaxing experience. Drake Passage is a wonderful experience because you can never be sure what to expect.

The South Shetland Islands greet you as you land on the South Shetland Islands after you have successfully crossed the Drake Passage. The rite of entry to the seventh continent is complete.

Day 4: Antarctic Circle

You enter a world that feels different when you reach the 66th parallel south, bringing out your inner explorer. The narrow channels bring you close to the ice floes and snow-capped mountains peaks, creating a picturesque scene. You will join the Order of the Red Nose - the few select people who have navigated deep into the farthest reaches of The White Continent. It is an incredible feeling of accomplishment. Due to changing weather conditions, the Antarctic Circle Crossing can be done at a date other than the one indicated in the itinerary. The expedition team and your Captain will communicate any wildlife sightings to you and get as close to the views as possible. This creates a sense of spontaneity and exploration. Your Captain will expertly guide our yacht to remote, hidden landings that allow you to immerse yourself in the destination. To ensure a safe and enjoyable expedition, all expeditions may be subject to changes.

Day 4, 5, 6 & 7: Beak Island & Brown Bluff

Antarctica, also known as The White Continent, is the last frontier of exploration for many experienced explorers. You may visit sites such as Beak Island and Brown Bluff while navigating Antarctic waters. Every landing on the continent has its own distinctive landscape. From vast tundra to rugged mountains peaks, each one offers a unique experience.
CAPTAIN'S CHOSE - Captain's Choice port of calls adds to the adventure, and surprise. The captain of your ship will navigate around the changing weather as required and bring you to areas where wildlife can be viewed.

Day 8 & 9: South Shetland Islands

The South Shetland Islands are part of Antarctica and offer a variety of activities, including hiking, wildlife viewing, beautiful landscapes, and breathtaking views. They give you a feeling of exploring a new world. Elephant Island is named after the shape of the cliffside, and because it's home to elephant seals. A landing there would put you in the footsteps of the Shackleton expedition. Deception Island is another landing option. It was named after its volcanic caldera, which contains heated springs in the midst of black sand. Half Moon Island is another possible landing. Yankee Harbor, Point Wild, and Barrientos Island are also good options. You can see Gentoo Penguin rookeries on these islands.
CAPTAIN'S CHOSE - Captain's Choice port of calls adds to the adventure, and surprise. The captain of your ship will navigate around the changing weather as required and bring you to areas where wildlife can be viewed.

Day 10 & 11: Drake Passage

The most adventurous explorers will be able to navigate the Drake Passage. The way is guided by the albatross and petrels that glide through the sky. Antarctica is a triumphant journey when you witness the power of the continent.
The Drake Passage takes you to The White Continent, from the Southernmost Region of Americas. The Drake Passage is a waterway that connects the cold waters of southern seas with warm water from northern seas. This creates strong currents and will test you.

The rewards of a journey that takes on these cold waters are not comparable. It is the combination of cold and warm waters that creates the perfect environment for wildlife. Drake Passage is a great opportunity to see humpbacks whales, hourglass dolphins and other wildlife. The 48-hour Drake Passage journey includes the crashing of ocean waves against the ship, as well as the cries of gulls, petrels and skuas.

Day 12: Ushuaia

Ushuaia, also known as the End of the World because of its position at the very southernmost point of South America in the Tierra del Fuego Archipelago, is not the end of adventure. The vibrant town of Ushuaia is located where the Andes Mountains meet the Beagle Channel, and behind the colorful city lies the Martial Mountains. Parque Yatana is a great place to experience the indigenous culture.

Itinerary Map

Ushuaia Roundtrip 11 Nights

12 Day Antartida Itinerary Includes

  • Cultural immersion
  • Dining venues with ever-changing menus
  • Unlimited beverages, including fine wines, spirits and craft beers
  • Open bars and lounges, including 24-hour bar service with specialty canapés
  • Stocked in-room minibar
  • Specialty coffees, teas and fresh-pressed juices
  • Afternoon and high tea
  • Champagne and gourmet canapés during meet and greet
  • 24-hour room service, including spirits, wine and beer
  • L'OCCITANE bath amenities
  • Pre-paid gratuities
  • Use of walking sticks and binoculars
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Butler service and expanded room service menu in suites

12 Day Antartida Itinerary Does not Include

    12 Day Antartida Itinerary Highlights

    • The Drake Passage, a challenging yet rewarding gateway to Antarctica, promises encounters with extraordinary wildlife amid its powerful currents.
    • You will be able to see wildlife sightings as you cross the Antarctic Circle
    • Wildlife, scenic landscapes, hiking opportunities and magnificent viewpoints in the South Shetland Islands
    • A landing landing on Elephant Island, named for the shape of its cliffside and the elephant seals that call it home, puts you on the same path as the famous Shackleton Expedition
    • Your ship’s captain will sail around changing weather conditions as needed and take you to the best areas for wildlife viewing.

    Meals Included

    • Breakfast Served Daily
    • 11 Dinners
    • 12 Lunches
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    12 Day Antarctica cruise activities

    Sea Kayaking
    Under full instruction from your sea kayaking guide, experience true tranquillity as you paddle through clinking ice floes and realise the enormity of the surrounding scenery. Look out for breaching whales, lounging seals and penguins zipping alongside your kayak. Some experience is required.
    Ice Camping
    Camp out on the ice and experience the silence which blankets the continent by night. This is your chance to completely connect with this ethereal ice world – wrap up warm and embrace the Antarctic elements.
    Snowshoeing
    Get a spring in your step when you slip on a pair of snowshoes in Antarctica. Enabling you to easily scale gentle slopes, this unique activity allows you to access hard to reach places and seek out the most impressive views.
    Photography
    Learn to capture wildlife and landscape shots in a small group photography program, including critiquing sessions and editing classes. Plus, Explorer Boat excursions with a dedicated photography expert on landings.
    Explorer Boats
    Achieve the best views and photographs from a forward facing Explorer Boats. They allow you to sit comfortably and securely while crackling through the ice-strewn waters. Look out for wildlife such as penguins, seals and whales as you cruise.
    Yoga
    It doesn’t get more serene than complimentary yoga classes to the tune of glacial scenery. Join the most unique exercise setting in the world after a day of exploration. Classes are regular but are dependent on weather conditions and swell.
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