Antarctica Cruise

Antarctica was truly amazing.... Once we hit the Peninsula we had the 2 most amazing days, blue skies, ice, wild life, scenery. Absolutly stunning! The ship was great, good facilities. The crew was absolutly fantastic. Very approachable & informative. It was a very family like atmosphare. The food was delicious and plentyful. And the scenery & wild life.........wow!

Bert Lozey | WA
 
 

Antarctic Peninsula and the South Atlantic Islands on Ortelius

This voyage encompasses all the sub Antarctic highlights and offers the chance to see up to six penguin species. We will cruise to the Falkland Islands, where on the western side of the archipelago, we will discover Black-Browed Albatross sharing their colony with sturdy Rockhopper Penguins and explore Port Stanley, the capital of the Falklands. We then cruise to South Georgia, an area boasting a huge diversity of mammals, whales and birds. The island comprises of a series of harbours that once sheltered large fleets of whaling ships. In South Georgia we plan to visit Stromness Bay, the King Penguin colonies on Salisbury Plain, Grytviken (Whaling History Museum) as well as Shackleton's grave. Combine this with the natural wonders of the South Orkney Islands and the spectacular Antarctic Peninsula and you have the makings of a truly memorable voyage. If the ice permits we will sail into the Weddell Sea through the ice-clogged Antarctic Sound. Exploring the western flanks of the Antarctic Peninsula provides a further highlight, the icy realm of the true Antarctic a marked contrast to our earlier explorations. With regular shore excursions providing the opportunity to stretch our legs while enjoying the wildlife and visiting fascinating scientific stations, this voyage truly has it all.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Embark Ushuaia
DAY 2 At sea, journey north
DAYS 3/4 In Falkland Islands
DAYS 5/6 Cross the Antarctic Convergence
DAYS 7/10 Explore South Georgia, including Bay of Elsehul, Fortuna Bay, Grytviken
DAY 11 At sea
DAY 12 Ocadas station, South Orkney Islands
DAY 13 At sea
DAYS 14/16 Weddell Sea and through the Antarctic Sound to the eastern side of the Antarctic Peninsula. We will follow a flexible itinerary with planned visits to Paulet, Half Moon, Cuverville and Deception Islands and aim to land on the Antarctic continent at Brown Bluff
DAYS 17/18 Drake Passage
DAY 19 In Ushuaia, trip concludes

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