Antarctic Peninsula Explorer

Antarctic Peninsula Explorer

» Antarctica

» Feb 17 2019Mar 1 2019 (13 DAYS)

» EMBARKATION: Ushuaia

» DISEMBARKATION: Ushuaia

EXPEDITION IN BRIEF

  • A comprehensive exploration of the Gerlache coastline and Antarctic Peninsula
  • Visit wildlife colonies and observe penguins, seals and whale in their natural habitat
  • Visits to historic sites and science stations
  • Learn about the environment, wildlife and ecology of Antarctica from polar experts

ITINERARY OVERVIEW

  • Day 1 – Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Days 2 and 3 – Drake Passage, at sea towards Antarctica
  • Days 4 to 9 – Antarctic Peninsula
  • Day 10 – South Shetland Islands, Antarctica
  • Days 11 and 12 – Drake Passage, return to South America
  • Day 13 – Ushuaia, Argentina

SHIP

RCGS Resolute

ADVENTURE OPTIONS

Kayaking

ACTIVITIES

RCGS Resolute

Jacuzzi

Bistro

Sauna and Steam Room

Superior

Twin Private

Triple Private

Superior Suite

Shackleton Suite

One Ocean Suite

Expedition cruising in Antarctica is by its very nature an exploratory experience. Ice and weather conditions often dictate our planned route. Along with this, we are always opportunistic, stopping when we encounter a pod of whales, or when a gigantic tabular iceberg looms into view. This exciting new itinerary includes two extra days of exploration down in Antarctica compared to a classic 10-night voyage. This allows us to visit additional landing sites, or to linger a little longer at some of our favorite locations. In practical terms, you will spend 25% more time down among the ice, when compared to a traditional 10-night itinerary. This equals more time on shore, more time in the Zodiacs and more time spent in the company of our expert guides. What’s not to like about that?

As with all of our voyages, a comprehensive range of activities will be offered covering all interests. These include short and longer walks on shore, visits to wildlife colonies, zodiac cruising amongst icebergs looking for seals and whales, photographic excursions, exploring historic sites and possibly a working science station. For the more adventurous, sea kayaking is a wonderful way to discover Antarctica – and if weather conditions permit – why not spend the night, camping on shore? Back on board the ship, you will enjoy informative presentations and lively discussions, great company and a relaxing atmosphere. If you relish the concept of true ‘exploratory cruising’ and appreciate the idea of a few extra days of discovery – this could be the ideal Antarctic voyage.


CABINS & PRICES

Triple Share USD 13,295
Twin Private USD 14,495
Superior USD 16,695
Superior Plus USD 17,095
Shackleton Suite USD 20,095
One Ocean Suite USD 23,695

All rates per person in USD

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INCLUDES

  • Extensive pre-departure information package
  • Educational presentations from experienced guides such as ornithologists, glaciologists, historians, geologists, naturalists and marine mammals experts
  • Photography advice and instructions from the resident photographer. Extended photography workshops available on select departures
  • Onboard sauna, plunge pool, Jacuzzi and fitness centre including massage options (charge applies for massage and treatments)
  • All zodiac and landing excursions
  • All meals during the voyage prepared by One Ocean Expeditions chefs
  • One Ocean Expeditions Farewell dinner hosted by the Captain
  • Daily afternoon tea with fresh snacks
  • Coffee, tea and hot chocolate available anytime
  • Windproof/waterproof jacket and bib pants on loan
  • Insulated rubber boots, binoculars, and backpack on loan
  • Services of English speaking medical officer
  • Transfers from/to designated meeting points to/from the ship
  • Port fees and all permits to access visited areas
  • End of voyage video, photos and take home USB

EXCLUDES

  • International and national airfares
  • Visa and passport fees, airport taxes
  • Pre- or post-cruise hotel accommodation in arrival/departure cities
  • Meals and transfers in arrival/departure cities
  • Personal expenses
  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
  • Massages from registered therapist
  • Personal laundry charges
  • Postage, telephone calls and email set up
  • Medical expenses such as fees, prescriptions or medications
  • Travel medical insurance including medical evacuation (mandatory)
  • Trip interruption/cancellation insurance
  • Gratuities to staff and crew

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