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
 
 

Polar Circle Explorer

A unique journey encompassing the South Shetland Islands & the Antarctic Peninsula, with an objective to cross the Polar Circle, aboard the comfortable research vessel, the Ushuaia. You will be accompanied by our experienced naturalist who knows this region so well. We fully appreciate this unique, pristine and dramatic region, and enjoy the magnificent wildlife viewing opportunities that are available. Albatross soaring over the Drake Passage, huge penguin colonies on the South Shetland Islands, and the whales and seals that frequent these icy polar waters. Imagine following in the footsteps of the world's greatest explorers, and time permitting visit a scientific base. As we head south, the Peninsula becomes even more dramatic with towering icebergs, glistening unclimbed peaks and spectacular glaciers. No trip is ever the same, and seeing is believing in this wonderland of rock and ice.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Embark Ushuaia
DAY 2 Cross Drake Passage
DAY 3 Approach South Shetland Islands
DAYS 4/9 Explore South Shetland Islands and the western side of Antarctic Peninsula, following a flexible itinerary to include some of the following: Livingston Island, Half Moon Island, Deception Island (volcanic crater), Paradise Bay and Lemaire Channel (gigantic icebergs and huge cliffs), together with a host of other islands and scientific bases
DAYS 10/11 Re-cross Drake Passage to Beagle Channel
DAY 12 Disembark Ushuaia where trip concludes

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Trip Code: PLC
Trip Grading: Discovery & Cruising
Duration:  12 days
Activities:  Cruising
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Next Trip:  11 February 2015
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price: USD$7610 Standard plus triple or standard twin
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Options & Supplements*
Standard Plus Twin US $ 9380
Premier Twin US $ 11770
Superior Twin US $ 12430
Suite US $ 13070

*Prices listed are per person

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