Antarctic Peninsula In Depth

Antarctic Peninsula In Depth

» Antarctica

» Nov 12 2018Nov 24 2018 (13 DAYS)

» EMBARKATION: Ushuaia

» DISEMBARKATION: Ushuaia

EXPEDITION IN BRIEF

  • Spend six full days exploring the Antarctic Peninsula
  • 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 onboard lecture program

ITINERARY OVERVIEW

  • Day 1 – Ushuaia
  • Day 2 – Embarkation
  • Days 3 and 4 – Drake Passage/South Shetland Islands
  • Days 5 to 10 – South Shetland Islands/Antarctic Peninsula
  • Days 11 and 12 – Drake Passage
  • Day 13 – Ushuaia

SHIP

MS Expedition

ADVENTURE OPTIONS

Camping
Kayaking

ACTIVITIES

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.

ITINERARY DAY BY DAY

Day 1 – Ushuaia

Arrive in Ushuaia at any time. Arrival transfer included. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the world’s most southerly city.

Day 2 – Ushuaia/Beagle Channel

Enjoy a free morning in Ushuaia. Do any last minute shopping, explore the town, or visit the surrounding countryside. Embarkation on the G Expedition begins in the afternoon at the port in Ushuaia. Enjoy the evening sailing through the Beagle Channel.

Days 3 and 4 – Drake Passage/South Shetland Islands

The 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. Enjoy daily lectures from the expedition team and keep an eye out for icebergs, whales, and albatross following in the G Expedition’s wake.

The G Expedition is at home in this part of the Southern Ocean, known for the unimpeded never-ending fetch of the winds that encircle the Antarctic.

As the Expedition crosses the passage there will be time to become acquainted with the ship and frequent the common areas that include the lounge, dining hall, library and lecture hall where we meet our guides, ship’s crew and expedition staff. Begin lectures and information sessions to learn the extraordinary human and natural history of the Antarctic region.

Days 5 to 10 – South Shetland Islands/Antarctic Peninsula

With a total of six days to explore the world’s most southerly ecosystem, there’s more time to encounter the unique wildlife and awe-inspiring scenery of the Antarctic. Attempt two shore landings per day (weather permitting) to encounter penguin rookeries, get a good look at the variety of seal species, and keep an eye out for the whales that feed in the peninsula’s cold, fertile waters.

Navigate southwards making stops in the South Shetland Islands then through the Bransfield Strait and to the Antarctic Peninsula.

During the voyage, learn about some of the most important and dramatic expeditions to this remote corner of the world. Take an optional polar plunge, visit an abandoned whaling station or a working scientific research station, and gain a new perspective on this part of world.

Our goal is to attempt two excursions per day while we navigate through the area but our itinerary and daily schedule will be based on the local weather and ice conditions that we encounter.

Days 11 and 12 – Drake Passage

Begin the journey north to the home port of Ushuaia. Review the highlights of the Antarctic experience with the lecturers and staff. Keep eyes peeled on the observation deck for some last-minute whale sightings.

Leave Antarctica and head north across the Drake Passage. In between bird watching and whale watching and enjoying some final lectures by the expedition staff, this is a chance to relax and review the adventures of the past week before returning to Ushuaia.

Remember, the best way to experience the wildlife of the Drake Passage is to be on deck keeping a look out for Albatross, prions and whales.

Day 13 – Ushuaia

Disembark the G Expedition after breakfast.

CABINS & PRICES

CAT 1A Quad USD 7,499
CAT 1 Triple USD 8,499
CAT 2 Twin USD 9,499
CAT 3 Twin USD 10,499
CAT 4 Twin USD 11,999
CAT 5 Double USD 13,499

All rates per person in USD

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INCLUDES

  • One pre-voyage night at hotel
  • 11 nights abroad the G Expedition
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Zodiac excursions with an expert expedition team
  • Lectures and educational programs
  • Waterproof boots supplied for USA sizes 6-16
  • Expedition parka
  • 12 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 11 dinners

EXCLUDES

  • Airfare
  • Visa and passport fees (if applicable)
  • Luggage and trip cancellation insurance
  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages (coffee, tea and water are free of charge)
  • Personal expenses such as laundry and onboard communication (telephone calls and e-mail service)
  • Emergency Evacuation Insurance to a minimum benefit of USD 200,000
  • Staff gratuities

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