Enjoy the ultimate White Christmas on a special celebratory season voyage.
This is a classic voyage to the Antarctic Peninsula.
Enjoy landings on penguin colonies, Zodiac cruises and ship cruises on narrow fjords and bays on a breathtaking scenery.
Duration: 12 nights
Language: English speaking voyage
Day 1 – Ushuaia
Enjoy a warm, late afternoon welcome from our friendly expedition team and Russian crew. You'll have time to settle into your cabin and explore the ship before our evening departure. Excitement lifts as we lift anchor and set sail down the Beagle Channel, keeping watch for Magellanic penguins, dolphins and albatross. Please note: We recommend you arrive into Ushuaia at least one day prior to your departure start date to avoid issues with flight and luggage delays. A luggage transfer from your Ushuaia hotel to ship is included today. Ushuaia port is a short walking distance from your town; you are required to make your own way to port in time for boarding this afternoon.
Days 2 to 3 – Drake Passage
Fall in love with gliding albatross or the heroics of tiny storm petrels as we cross the Drake Passage. Outer decks and our warm bridge offer excellent bird watching and our naturalist’s informative talks, safety and environmental guidelines prepare us for our Antarctic landings. We have time to meet fellow travellers, relax and prepare for the days ahead. Keen eyes watch for icebergs, and the appearance of penguins and seals in the waters around us herald our first landing in the South Shetland Islands.
Days 4 to 10 – Antarctic Peninsula
If weather permits, early risers are rewarded with spectacular views of ice-clad mountains along the Danco Coast, then soaring Anvers Island as we reach the Antarctic Peninsula. Over the next six days we explore penguin rookeries, historic sites and scientific stations and celebrate Christmas with our expedition 'family' in one of the most beautiful places on Earth. In Zodiacs, we cruise amongst an iceberg fantasia, where seals bask on floes and our kayakers glide into secluded bays. Off the ship is where we like to be, even camping out one night if conditions allow. Thanks to the small number of people on board, spontaneity and flexibility is possible, enhanced enjoyment the result.
Day 11 to 12 – Drake Passage
As the Captain steers the ship north across Drake Passage, our minds and souls revel in rich Antarctic experiences. There’s time to watch for seabirds, enjoy entertaining talks, discuss what we’ve seen and learned, exchange photos and stories. With luck, we may make a ceremonial rounding of Cape Horn before sharing a farewell dinner with our newfound friends.
Day 13 – Ushuaia
After breakfast, disembarkation in Ushuaia.
-Group transfer to hotel from a preferred flight.
-One night pre-voyage hotel accommodation and luggage transfer to ship on embarkation day
-Group transfer from ship to downtown or airport post voyage
-Fully-serviced accommodation in your chosen stateroom
-Daily shore excursions, guided walks, Zodiac cruises
-An experienced team of destination specialists and activity leaders
-An informative and entertaining lecture program by our team of experts
-Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner including house wines, beers and soft drinks, afternoon tea and snacks
-Captain's Welcome and Farewell drinks including four-course dinner, house cocktails, house beer and wine, non-alcoholic beverages
-Pre-dinner drinks including canapes and bar snacks
-Complimentary 3-in-1 polar jacket
-Complimentary use of gumboots
-Complimentary use of fitness centre
-Complimentary access to on board expedition doctor and medical clinic
-Personalised photo book (post voyage)
-Entry fees to historic or tourist sites
-Port, pilotage charges and landing fees
-International or domestic flights to or within South America, unless specified
-Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary
-Airport arrival or departure taxes
-Passport, visa, reciprocity and vaccination charges
-Travel insurance or emergency evacuation charges
-Hotels and meals not included in the itinerary
-Optional excursions not included in the itinerary
-Optional activity surcharges
-All items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages and soft drinks (outside of dinner service), laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, gratuities, and email or phone charges.
* The prices are per person expressed in US Dollars.
Embracing the unexpected is part of the legacy—and excitement—of expedition travel. When traveling in extremely remote regions, your expedition staff must allow the sea, the ice and the weather to guide route and itinerary details. This itinerary is a tentative outline of what you’ll experience on this voyage; please be aware that no specific itinerary can be guaranteed.
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THE POLAR TRAVEL COMPANY LLC
8175 NW 12 ST #130
Doral, FL 33126
Miami - Dade, Florida
Tel: +1 786 352 8686
Bulnes 1319, Buenos Aires.
Tel: +54 9 11 62532677
4° C, Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego.
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