Polar Circle Voyage

Antarctic Peninsula and Antarctic Polar Circle


Antarctic Polar Circle
© Sebastian Arrebola

Here we witness sweeping landscapes, sizable Adelie penguin rookeries and we hope to see the large tabular icebergs that have drifted north from the Bellingshausen Sea. We always anticipate exciting ice navigation on this expedition. Our aim is to make landfall at Detaille Island - below the Antarctic Circle, where we venture on-shore to explore an old science base. We then navigate north into the Gerlache region and plan on visiting a working research station, more historic sites, and we enjoy a Zodiac cruise through the spectacular ‘iceberg graveyard’ at Pleneau Island.

Duration: 12 Días
Embarkation: Ushuaia
Disembarkation: Ushuaia
Language: English speaking voyage

Itinerary

Day 1
Ushuaia, Argentina
Our journey to Antarctica commences this afternoon in Ushuaia, in southern Argentina. We gather at our central meeting point, transfer to the pier and embark our expedition ship. After settling into our cabins and exploring the ship, we meet our expedition team and fellow passengers.

Days 2 -3
At sea
We chart a southerly course and this stretch of water is rich in its bio-diversity and showcases an abundance of wildlife. Throughout the journey, our onboard experts educate us with a series of presentations about the environment, the wildlife and history.

Day 4
Antarctic Circle and Antarctic Peninsula
We awaken today, and the magnificent snowy peaks of continental Antarctica are laid out before us. We plan to navigate via Matha Strait and will attempt a shore landing at Detaille Island, below the Antarctic Circle. We toast our success on crossing the Antarctic Circle turning our gaze northwards, viewing the spectacular chain of glacier-covered peaks stretching as far as the eye can see.

Days 5 - 8
Antarctic Peninsula Explorer
Overnight we have reached the Antarctic Peninsula. Several excursions to scientific bases, penguin colonies and breathtaking hiking locations are part of our daily program. For the sea kayakers, the paddling opportunities here are endless. Expect to be in full sensory overload by this time of the voyage. It is somewhere in this vicinity we hope to offer camping.

Day 9
South Shetland Islands
The adventure is not over and if the weather conditions allow, we sail the ship into the flooded volcanic caldera at Deception Island. This is a very dramatic place and history is all around us as we explore the old whaling station, with the rusted old boilers and dilapidated wooden huts.

Days 10-11
Drake Passage
As we make our way back to South America, the educational presentations continue and we enjoy an entertaining and memorable voyage recap by our Expedition Leader. Join our photography experts at the multimedia stations and download your precious images. If weather conditions allow, we hope to make a rounding of Cape Horn. This fabled stretch of water is home to legendary tales of exploration and early navigation.

Day 12
Ushuaia
In the early morning, we arrive into Ushuaia, Argentina. It is time to say farewell to your crew and fellow travellers. Guests will be transported to their hotels or to the airport for return flights home. It will be possible to connect to flights through to Buenos Aires or other destinations in South America.


Inclusions:
Complimentary use of wet weather gear
Complimentary use of wellington boots
Complimentary use of waterproof backpack and binoculars
Complimentary water bottle
In-room coffee & tea station

Booking Documentation
An extensive pre-departure information package
Onboard Information Folder

Personalized Services
Educational presentations from experienced guides such as ornithologists, glaciologists, historians, geologists, naturalists and marine mammals experts
Photography advises and instructions from the resident photographer. Extended photography workshops available on select departures

Activities
All zodiac and landing excursions
Zodiac cruising, hiking, guided walks, photography workshops, fitness & yoga.

Board and Lodging
All meals during the voyage prepared by One Ocean Expeditions chefs
Welcome reception & welcome dinner
One Ocean Expeditions Farewell dinner hosted by the Captain
Daily afternoon tea with fresh snacks
Coffee, tea & hot chocolate available anytime
Access to wellness area (Finnish Sauna, Plunge Pool filled with sea water, Hot Tub)
Natural essential oil amenities
Services of English speaking medical officer.

Multimedia Room
Use of multimedia room to download images. Lightroom, Adobe, Photoshop and card readers are available for use on MAC and PC computers
Expedition Gear Package for the duration of the voyage - valued at US$1,000
Windproof / waterproof jacket and bib pants
Comfortable insulated rubber boots
Water resistant binoculars
Waterproof backpack
Trekking poles available on shore.

Transfers
From/ to designated meeting points to/from the ship
Additional transfers in welcome/departure cities (only applicable on certain departures)
Luggage transfer from designated locations to/from your cabin

Exclusions
International and national airfares
Visa and passport fees, airport taxes
Pre- or post-cruise hotel accommodation in arrival/departure cities
Meals & transfers in arrival / departure cities
Personal expenses
Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
Massages from a registered therapist
Personal laundry charges
Postage, telephone calls & email set up
Medical expenses such as fees, prescriptions or medications
Travel medical insurance including medical evacuation (mandatory)
Trip interruption / cancellation insurance
Gratuities to staff and crew




Dates & Rates


Ship: Resolute | Date: 17 Jan 2020 / 28 Jan 2020 More info about this Ship
Triple Main Deck
$ 13,695
Twin Private
$ 14,995
Superior
$ 16,195
Superior Plus
$ 16,695
Shackleton Suite
$ 17,795
One Ocean Suite
$ 20,195

• The prices are per person expressed in US Dollars.

Gallery


© Sebastian Arrebola
© Sebastian Arrebola
© Sebastian Arrebola



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