The Epic Antarctica and South Georgia Adventure. Ushuaia to Montevideo
» Mar 18 2024 – Apr 4 2024 (18 DAYS)
» EMBARKATION: Ushuaia
» DISEMBARKATION: Montevideo
EXPEDITION IN BRIEF
- Day 1 – Arrival and Embarkation in Ushuaia
- Days 2 and 3 – At Sea. Drake Passage & South Shetland Islands
- Days 4 and 5 – Antarctic Peninsula & South Shetland Islands
- Days 6 to 8 – Antarctic Sound, Weddell Sea & Elephant Island
- Days 9 and 10 – At Sea
- Days 11 to 15 – Exploring South Georgia
- Days 16 to 18 – At Sea Towards Montevideo and Disembarkation
Departing from Ushuaia in Argentina, we cross the mighty Drake Passage en route for the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic peninsula. Here we will make Zodiac landings at penguin rookeries, research stations and fascinating lookouts.
Continuing towards the east, we will explore the Antarctic Sound with its mighty tabular icebergs and enter the Weddell Sea in search for wildlife.
Sailing onwards between Elephant Island and South Georgia offers a small glimpse into the passage made famous by Shackleton 100 years ago, when he navigated the 1300 km course through open seas of Drake Passage in an effort to save his stranded crew. South Georgia is one of world’s greatest natural wonders. Wildlife-packed beaches, active research stations, former whaling stations and a visit to Shackleton’s final resting place are on our agenda. This trip has an extended South Georgia itinerary, allowing us to see more than usual.
On our last leg we sail to Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay, allowing for easier flights onwards in South America or towards home. The last seadays can be spend bird watching from the top deck and attending lectures, workshops and photo re-caps in one of the ship's lounges.
Onboard our brand new strong ice-strengthened expedition vessel, Ocean Albatros, we are sure to get close to the dramatic coastlines. Zodiac cruising and shore landings are an important and considerable part of the planned itinerary, hopefully enabling all expedition guests to set foot on the Antarctic continent, as well as the many surrounding sub-antarctic and South Georgia islands.
This epic expedition cruise allows you to experience so much pristine nature and varied wildlife!
With the patented X-BOW design, the Ocean Albatros will offer you a smoother sailing across the Drake passage, and due to the speed of the vessels, we might be able to do a first landing or activity in the South Shetland islands during the late afternoon on Day 3.
Make sure you reserve your place, on this fantastic journey in good time, as we only cruise this route once during the season.
CABINS & PRICES
|CAT G Single cabin
|CAT F Porthole Triple
|CAT E French Balcony Twin
|CAT D Stateroom Porthole twin
|CAT C Stateroom Balcony twin
|CAT B Balcony Suite
|CAT A Junior Suite
|Polar Premium Suite
All rates per person in USD – Due the dynamic policies applied on pricing by operators, rates may be slightly different from the ones displayed. Please always reconfirm with us before booking
Shuttle transfers to ship from city centre/from the ship to city centre or airport (Ushuaia)
All Zodiac landings and excursions as per itinerary
Rubberboots provided for entire voyage
Guiding and lectures by our experienced expedition leader and team
English-speaking expedition team
Free photo workshop from experienced photographer onboard
Full board on the ship – breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks
Free tea and coffee 24 hours daily
Welcome and farewell drinks
Online visual journal access after your voyage with photos, species list, log and more!
Taxes and port fees
Extra excursions and activities not mentioned in the itinerary
Single room supplement and stateroom upgrades
Meals not on board the ship
Beverages (other than coffee and tea)
Tips for the crew (we recommend USD 14 per person per day)
Anything not mentioned under Inclusions