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This Antarctica cruise includes 10/11/12 days on board Plancius. It begins and ends in Ushuaia. We'll attempt to sail across the Lemaire Channel and to disembark at Neko Harbour and Paradise Bay.

Antarctica Cruise: Antarctica Peninsula

Day 1 Antarctica Cruise: Antarctica Peninsula.

In the afternoon, we embark in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, the southernmost city in the world located in the shadow of the Andes and right at the Beagle Channel shore. We´ll sail through this scenic waterway during the afternoon.

 

Day 2 & 3 Antarctica Cruise: Antarctica Peninsula.

During these two days we sail across the Drake Passage. When we cross the Antarctic Convergence, we arrive in the circum-Antarctic up welling zone. In this area we may see Wandering Albatrosses, Grey Headed Albatrosses, Black- browed Albatrosses, Light- mantled Sooty Albatrosses, Cape Pigeons, Southern Fulmars, Wilson´s Storm Petrels, Blue Petrels and Antarctic Petrels. Near the South Shetland Islands, we glimpse at the first icebergs.

 

Days 4 - 8 Antarctica Cruise: Antarctica Peninsula.

A typical itinerary in Antarctic Peninsula could be as follows. This is a sample only, the final itinerary will be determined by the Expedition Leader on board.

 

We will sail directly to "High Antarctica", passing the Melchior islands and the Schollaert Channel between Brabant and Anvers Island. On Cuverville Island, a small precipitous island, nestled between the mountains of the Antarctic Peninsula and Danco Island, we will find a large colony of Gentoo Penguins and breeding pairs of Brown Skuas. On Danco Island we can observe Chinstrap Penguins and possibly Weddell and Crabeater Seals. In Neko Harbour we will have the opportunity to set foot on the Antarctic Continent in a magnificent landscape of huge glaciers, other continent landings are for example possible on Portal Point .

 

During the cruise we will also offer zodiac cruises such as near Foyn Harbour on Nansen Island and Neko Harbour.

When sailing to Paradise Bay, with its myriad icebergs and deep cut fjords, we will have the opportunity for zodiac cruising between the icebergs in the inner parts of the fjords. In this area we have good chances to see Humpback Whales and Minke Whales. After sailing through the Neumayer Channel, we visit the British research station and post office Port Lockroy on Goudier Island. Close to Port Lockroy we can also offer a landing on Jougla Point with Gentoo Penguins and Imperial Shags.

 

We sail through the spectacular Lemaire Channel to Pleneau and Petermann Island where we can find Adelie Penguins and Blue-eyed Shags. In this area there are good chances to encounter Humpback Whales, Minke Whales and Fin Whales. A visit to one of the scientific stations in Antarctica will give you an insight about the life of modern Antarcticans working on the White Continent. Further south we may visit the Ukrainian Vernadsky Station, where we will receive a warm welcome from the station crew. Sailing north through Neumayer Channel we arrive at the Melchior Islands with a very beautiful landscape and again possibilities for zodiac cruising among the icebergs, where we may encounter Leopard Seals, Crabeater Seals and whales.

 

Days 9 - 10 Antarctica Cruise: Antarctica Peninsula.

In the Drake Passage we have again a chance of seeing many seabirds and to take advantage of the knowledge of our lecture team.

 

Day 11 Antarctica Cruise: Antarctica Peninsula.

We arrive in the morning in Ushuaia and disembark.

 

 

Dates and Rates Antarctica Cruise: Antarctica Peninsula 2018:

 

Code

Dates

Quadruple

Triple

Doble

Doble

window

Deluxe

Superior

OTL26 03/01 - 13/01/18 WAITLIST WAITLIST WAITLIST WAITLIST WAITLIST WAITLIST
PLA26 09/01 - 19/01/18 6.150 €
6.950 €
7.600 €
 7.900 €
8.500 €
 9.100 €
OTL27

13/01 - 23/01/18

6.150 €

6.950 €

7.600 €

7.900 €

8.500 €

9.100 €

OTL28
23/01 - 02/02/18
6.150 € 6.950 € 7.600 € 7.900 € 8.500 € 9.100 €
PLA28 07/02 - 17/02/18 6.150 €
 6.950 €  7.600 € 7.900 €
 8.500 €  9.100 €

OTL30

20/02 - 03/03/18
WAITLIST WAITLIST WAITLIST WAITLIST WAITLIST WAITLIST


7% off for all bookings confirmed before February 28th, 2017.

 

All rates are quoted per person in euro, based on twin occupancy.

 

Single occupancy: All cabin types 1.7 times the share price.

 

 

Antarctica Cruise includes:

Voyage aboard the indicated vessel as indicated in the itinerary.

All meals throughout the voyage aboard the ship including snacks, coffee and tea.

All shore excursions and activities throughout the voyage by zodiac.

Program of lectures by noted naturalists and leaership by experienced expedition staff.

Free use of rubber boots and snowshoes on Plancius.

All miscelaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the programma.

AECO fees and governamental taxes.

Comprehensive pre-departure material.

 

Fares doesn't include:

Any airfare.

Baggage, cancellation and personal insurance.

Pre and post land arrangements.

Transfers to and from the vessel.

Passport and visa expenses.

Government arrival and departure taxes.

Meals ashore.

Excess baggage charges and all items of a personal nature such as laundry, bar, beverage charges and telecommunication charges, etc.

Customary gratuity at the end of the voyages for stewards and other service personnel aboard (guidelines will be provided).

Fuel surcharge.

Please note that you should regard this itinerary as a guide only; our exact route and program varies according to the weather conditions we encounter. Flexibility is the key to success for all polar expeditions.

Departure dates:

2018 - 03/01, 09/01, 13/01, 22/01, 07/02, 20/02, 19/03

Tour duration:

11 days, 10 nights / 10 days, 9 nights.

Official spoken language:

English.

Group size:

From 70 to 114 passengers.

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