Christmas In Antarctica

Christmas In Antarctica

» Antarctica

» Dec 20 2018Dec 30 2018 (11 DAYS)

» EMBARKATION: Ushuaia

» DISEMBARKATION: Ushuaia

EXPEDITION IN BRIEF

  • Outstanding wildlife observation on shore, zodiac cruising and from the ship
  • In-depth exploration of the Gerlache coastline and Antarctic Peninsula
  • 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 7 – South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula
  • Day 8 – South Shetland Islands, Antarctica
  • Days 9 and 10 – Drake Passage, return to South America
  • Day 11 – Ushuaia, Argentina

SHIP

RCGS Resolute

ADVENTURE OPTIONS

Kayaking

ACTIVITIES

Camping

RCGS Resolute

Jacuzzi

Bistro

Sauna and Steam Room

Superior

Twin Private

Triple Private

Superior Suite

Shackleton Suite

One Ocean Suite

December provides maximum hours of daylight as we experience Antarctica during the Summer solstice. Over the course of ten nights, we visit many of the classic locations along the Antarctic Peninsula providing a great variety of exciting activities both on and off the ship. Traditionally, this departure has been very popular with families as it falls over the holiday season.

In the waters of the Antarctic Peninsula, we spend our days off the ship exploring by Zodiac boat, making shore landings in the company of our expert guides. By breaking into small special interest groups, we discover Antarctica and its remarkable wildlife through photography, Zodiac excursions, hiking onshore, and for the more adventurous, camping and sea kayaking. Visits to historic huts and working research bases add another dimension to the voyage.

We plan to explore many of the well-known sites such as Neko, Paradise and Orne Harbours’, Cuverville Island and the Errera Channel – and ice conditions permitting, we hope to transit the spectacular Lemaire Channel. Pleneau Island, Petermann Island and the iceberg-filled Penola Strait are all possibilities south of the Lemaire. A further highlight will be a visit to the enchanting South Shetland Islands. Here, we hope to visit Deception Island and other nearby locations such as Half Moon Island, Hannah Point or Yankee Harbour. Returning to South America we have one final thrill – rounding the legendary maritime landmark of Cape Horn.


CABINS & PRICES

Triple Share USD 10,995
Twin Private USD 12,195
Superior USD 13,995
Superior Plus USD 14,295
Shackleton Suite USD 15,795
One Ocean Suite USD 19,695

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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