Journey to the Antarctic Peninsula

From$8499USD
15 days,Ushuaia to Ushuaia
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Spend eight full days exploring one of the world's last true wildernesses, connect with the history of exploration while retracing Shackleton’s journey, catch sight of whales and albatross following the ship, go ashore with seasoned experts explaining the intricacies of Antarctic ecology, admire the tabular icebergs of the Weddell Sea

Room Prices

  • From$8999USDCategory 1 Triple
  • From$11999USDCategory 2 Twin
  • From$10999USDCategory 3 Twin
  • From$11999USDCategory 4 Twin
  • From$15499USDCategory 5 Double
  • From$8499USDCategory 1A Quad
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Fierce, cold and stunningly beautiful – explorers since Shackleton have grappled with the contrasts of the Weddell Sea. Experience this ultimate Antarctic landscape on a 15-day adventure that defines "once in a lifetime." Cross the Drake Passage to the eastern side of the Antarctic Peninsula, the Weddell Sea – this less-visited region of Antarctica is the planet's clearest sea and the birthing ground of incredible tabular icebergs. Two attempted shore landings each day means more potential sightings of leopard seals, whales and thriving colonies of roosting penguins. Be a part of history as you embrace Shackleton's spirit. This isn't a polar cruise – it's an adventure.

What's Included

  • 13 nts aboard the MS Expedition. Arrival transfer from airport in Ushuaia to hotel. 1 nt accommodation with breakfast in Ushuaia. Zodiac excursions with our expert expedition team. Lectures and educational programs. Waterproof boots supplied for men's USA sizes 8-14 and women's USA sizes 3-9. Expedition parka. Antarctica destination guidebook.
  • All meals included aboard the MS Expedition. Breakfast included at the hotel.
  • Twin-share hotel (1 nt), aboard the MS Expedition in quad-, triple-, twin-share cabins, or suites (all with en suite bathrooms and porthole or window) (13 nts). Please note that cabins consist of twin-size berths and are ocean-facing. Suites have 1 queen-size bed.
  • MS Expedition, Zodiac, private bus.
  • 1 Expedition team member per 10 guests.

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Offer valid for new bookings only with international air travel originating in North America added to a land booking. Not valid with any other discount, offer or promotion. Subject to availability. Must book by July 31, 2014, for travel by December 31, 2015. Subject to airline regulations and restrictions.

Day 1 Arrive Ushuaia

Arrive at any time, arrival transfer included. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the world's most southerly city.

Day 2 Ushuaia (B,D)

Embarkation on the MS Expedition begins late in the afternoon, around 4pm at the port in Ushuaia. Enjoy the evening sailing through the Beagle Channel.

Day 3-4 Drake Passage (2B,2L,2D)

Your adventure begins with an 800km (497 mi) crossing of the passage named in honour of 16th-century English sea captain and privateer Sir Francis Drake. The ship is at home in this part of the Southern Ocean. Take in daily lectures from your expedition team, and keep an eye out for your first sightings of icebergs, whales, and albatross following in the Expedition's wake.

Day 5-12 Antarctic Peninsula & Weddell Sea (8B,8L,8D)

Sail to the Antarctic Peninsula's less-visited eastern side. The Weddell Sea is as stunning as it is remote; this is where Ernest Shackleton's ship Endurance came to her end (and where your polar adventure begins). Head south and explore the ice edge from the safety of our ice class expedition vessel, encountering truly astounding tabular icebergs and numerous species of penguin, seal and whale along the way. You'll have eight days to explore the region, giving you the longest possible time in this magnificent part of the world.

Day 13-14 Drake Passage (2B,2L,2D)

Begin your northbound journey to your home port of Ushuaia. Review the highlights of your Antarctic experience with our lecturers and staff, and keep your eyes open on the observation deck for some last-minute whale sightings.

Day 15 Depart Ushuaia (B)

Disembark in the morning.

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