Epic Antarctica – Includes Flights To/from Port Stanley

Epic Antarctica – Includes Flights To/from Port Stanley

» Antarctica

» Dec 30 2017Jan 20 2018 (22 DAYS)

» EMBARKATION: Port Stanley

» DISEMBARKATION: Port Stanley

EXPEDITION IN BRIEF

This exciting new expedition has been many years in the making. It is undoubtedly the most comprehensive journey to Antarctica ever offered. Only scientists and researchers, who spend many months working at the numerous research stations in Antarctica, can claim to spend more time ‘down on the ice’.

This unique experience links two existing voyages to create one ‘super adventure’. Over the course of three weeks, we spend an unprecedented 16 days exploring the Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands, the spectacular, icy Weddell Sea region and the wildlife-rich Falkland Islands. In practical terms, this voyage will provide you with more than THIRTY off-ship excursions. You will also experience one of the most incredible ‘White Christmas’ and see in the New Year surrounded by the incredible peaks of the Antarctic continent.

Over the durtion of the voyage, we visit wildlife colonies, historic sites, science bases and spend plenty of time ashore enjoying extended walks, many up to stunning viewpoints. In our Zodiac boats, we cruise among the icefloes searching for whales and seals, or admiring and photographing the deep blue icebergs.

Over the course of our in-depth exploration, you are accompanied by expert guides – including qualified naturalists, marine biologists, glaciologists, bird experts, historians and adventure guides. All have their áreas of expertise and will educate you through fascinating presentations and lively, interactive discussions aboard the ship. Our resident professional photographer is also there to help you capture Antarctica through the camera lens. If you have the time, and want to experience the most in-depth Antarctic experience ever offered, this could well be the trip you’ve been looking for.

About our combination voyage:

This 21-night voyage is a combination of the 10-night ‘Quest for the Antarctic Circle’ voyage, and the 11-night ‘Ultimate Antarctica – Weddell Sea and Falklands’ voyage. Your trip starts and finishes in Punta Arenas, and includes the flights to and from Stanley, in the Falkland Islands. On Day 11, the ship will be anchored at King George Island. Some of your fellow passengers will disembark here, at the completion of the 10-night voyage and fly back to South America. Others will join for the 11-night trip as we make our way back to the Falklands. As this voyage is comprised of two shorter expeditions, it is likely we will visit a number of our favourite locations for a second time, such as Deception Island and Neko Harbour. These are such beautiful spots, with a range of different shore activities of offer, it will be a thrill to experience these places at different times, in different weather and in different moods. This combination trip offers incredible diversity and provides a huge variety of onshore experiences, at dozens of unique landing sites.

ITINERARY OVERVIEW

  • Day 1 – Punta Arenas, Chile to Port Stanley, Falkland Islands
  • Days 2 and 3 – At sea towards Antarctica
  • Days 4 and 5 – King George Island and Antarctic Peninsula
  • Days 6 to 8 – Towards the Antarctic Circle and Gerlache Coastline
  • Days 9 and 10 – Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands
  • Day 11 – King George Island
  • Days 12 to 14 – Antarctic Peninsula
  • Day 15 – South Shetland Islands, Antarctica
  • Days 16 and 17 – Antarctic Sound and the Weddell Sea
  • Day 18 – Elephant Island, Antarctica
  • Days 19 and 20 – At sea towards Falkland Islands
  • Day 21 – West Point Island & Saunders Island
  • Day 22 – Port Stanley, Falkland Islands

SHIP

Vavilov

ADVENTURE OPTIONS

Kayaking

ACTIVITIES


CABINS & PRICES

Triple Share USD 15,295
Twin-Semi Private USD 18,195
Twin Private USD 19,895
Superior USD 20,895
Shackleton Suite USD 22,995
One Ocean Suite USD 25,195

All rates per person in USD

Contact Us

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
  • All zodiac and landing excursions
  • Zodiac cruising, hiking, guided walks, photography workshops, fitness and yoga
  • Overnight camping, including high-quality equipment. No pre-registration required. Camping is available on select departures only and can be affected by itinerary and
  • weather conditions. Please see your full itinerary for further details
  • All meals during the voyage prepared by One Ocean Expeditions chefs
  • Welcome reception and welcome dinner
  • One Ocean Expeditions Farewell dinner hosted by the Captain
  • Daily afternoon tea with fresh snacks
  • Coffee, tea and hot chocolate available anytime
  • Access to wellness area (Finnish sauna, plunge pool filled with sea water, hot tub)
  • Natural essential oil amenities
  • Use of multimedia room to download images. Adobe Lightroom/Photoshop and card readers are available for use on MAC and PC computers
  • Windproof/waterproof jacket and bib pants on loan
  • Insulated rubber boots on loan
  • Water resistant binoculars on loan
  • Waterproof backpack on loan
  • Trekking poles available on shore
  • Services of English speaking medical officer
  • Access to ship’s infirmary
  • Transfers from/to designated meeting points to/from the ship
  • Required flights to/from the ship (only applicable on certain departures)
  • Luggage transfer to/from your cabin

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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