Quest for the Antarctic Circle

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14 days,Ushuaia to Ushuaia
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Spend seven full days exploring the Antarctic Peninsula, go farther south than most have ever gone, spend time on deck searching for whales and watching soaring albatross, get up close and personal with a variety of penguin species, discover the intricacies of the Antarctic region through our on board lecture program

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  • From$8999USDCategory 1A Quad
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A massive rookery of penguins shuffles across a frozen shore; a pod of whales glides through frigid waters; dramatic landscapes float off in the distance – welcome to Antarctica. Join us on a voyage of discovery to our planet’s last frontier – a mysterious and virtually pristine paradise. Our ice-strengthened expedition ship is ideally suited to cruising this icy wilderness, and her expert staff are on hand to ensure you’ll fully appreciate all the majesty you encounter. Sail the Drake Passage past the South Shetland Islands, then really explore the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. Prepare yourself for an adventure like no other – more like a private expedition than a traditional cruise.

What's Included

  • 12 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. Lecture and educational programs. Waterproof boots supplied for men's USA sized 8-14 & women's USA sized 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) (12 nts). Please note that all cabins consist of twin-size berths and are ocean-facing. Suites have 1 queen-size bed.
  • MS Expedition, Zodiac, bus.
  • 1 Expedition team member per 10 guests.

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Day 1 Arrive Ushuaia

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

Day 2 Ushuaia (1B,1D)

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)

Our 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 5-6 Antarctic Peninsula & South Shetland Islands (2B,2L,2D)

Encounter some of the region's unique wildlife and awe-inspiring scenery as you set foot on the Antarctic continent. Attempt two shore landings per day (weather permitting) and encounter gentoo, chinstrap, and Adélie penguin rookeries; Weddell, crabeater, and leopard seals; and orca, humpback, and minke whales in the cold Antarctic waters. The peninsula also has a remarkable human history; during the voyage, you'll learn about some of the most important and dramatic expeditions to this remote corner of the world.

Day 7-8 Antarctic Circle (2B,2L,2D)

Set off southward along the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, passing colossal icebergs and countless colonies of penguins.

Day 9-11 Antarctic Peninsula & South Shetland Islands (3B,3L,3D)

Turn north for the first time to continue your exploration of the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands.

Day 12-13 Drake Passage (2B,2L,2D)

Begin your 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 14 Depart Ushuaia (1B)

Disembark in the morning.

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