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the Drake Passage then join your ship in Antarctica.
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Antarctica - Ross Sea Region
Ross Sea in the Wake of Scott and Shackleton
Ice Shelf, McMurdo Sound
29 days from $18,700
Peninsula to the Ross Sea
rarely travelled itinerary
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Southwards, a magnificent Alpine country, illuminated by the
rising sun, rose slowly from the sea; there were mighty fells with
snowy crowns and with sharp, uncovered teeth, around the valleys
through which enormous, broad rivers of ice came flowing to the
J. Gunnar Andersson, 1902 - describing South Georgia
Expect the best naturalist guides and a fantastic
trip at a great time of year.
Rates: $13,495 -
Single Rates: 1.7 times
the regular double occupancy rate in Lower Deck Twin, Main Deck
Twin (porthole), and Main Deck Twin (window); 2 times the
regular double occupancy rate in Superior, Deluxe, and Suite.
Sea Kayaking Option: $950 per person
minimum age 16 years. Please contact us for additional details.
All-Inclusive Beverage Package: $695,
request at time of booking. Non-Alcoholic
Beverage Package: $325 per person, request at time of
Ship - Sea Adventurer
If you desire to ‘do it all’ on your Antarctic
adventure, then this is the voyage for you. Not only will you
cross the Antarctic Circle and travel further south than
traditional Antarctic cruises, you’ll also visit the wildlife
playgrounds of the Falklands and South Georgia. Discover the
wildlife paradise of South Georgia with four penguin species
including hundreds of thousands of king penguins, then the
Antarctic Peninsula with Adelie, gentoo and chinstrap penguins.
This journey is for anyone who appreciates a wide variety of
landscapes, unprecedented wildlife viewing opportunities and a
healthy mix of historic landing sites.
Day 1: Ushuaia,
Nestled within the Tierra del Fuego archipelago, Ushuaia offers
a surprising number of shops, museums, cafes and restaurants.
Great Argentinean steak and seafood abound, as does plenty of
tasty chocolate to enjoy after you work up an appetite by
exploring the nearby mountains or national park.
Day 2: Embarkation
As you embark, the anticipation and excitement grows for what
lies ahead. As every Antarctic adventure presents new
opportunities and experiences, Embarkation day is just as
exciting for your Expedition Team as it is for you. They’re
onboard to ensure your comfort and safety, as well as help make
your wildlife dreams come true.
Day 3: At Sea
There are many activities to keep you engaged while you're at
sea. Take advantage of the library of books available on your
ship, spend time at the bar chatting to other travelers or spend
time out on deck, admiring the sea. Your Expedition Team will
also conduct a series of presentations to familiarize you with
how to prepare for Zodiac cruises and shore landings.
Day 4 – 5: The
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
The Falkland archipelago contains two main islands - East and
West, which you will explore by Zodiac excursions and daily
landings. These rugged islands have a frontier type feel to
them, especially at Port Stanley - the largest settlement on the
islands. It’s an interesting British outpost, where you may just
as easily wander into a pub as you will a church or museum.
With your camera at hand, your wildlife sightings in the
Falklands should include at least three species of penguins and
two endemic bird species - Cobb’s wren and the Falkland’s
flightless steamer duck. Your team of lecturers and specialists
will educate you on the local flora and fauna so that you get
the most out of a memorable time in the Falklands.
Days 6-7: Cruising the
South Scotia Sea
Your lecturers recap your experiences
in the Falklands and prepare you for your visit to South Georgia.
On deck, join your naturalists in search of seabirds and marine
mammals that flourish in these nutrient-rich waters.
Days 8-11: South Georgia
Flexibility in this area is a must. All of your expedition leaders
have been to South Georgia numerous times and, if the weather is
in your favor, you may make a landing before breakfast or even after
dinner. You call at some of the many islands, bays, and coves where
you can see outstanding birdlife and elephant and fur seals close
at hand. The following is a list of places you may visit on South
Georgia. Some of them are pending final government approval.
Salisbury Plain – Two glaciers
flank Salisbury Plain on South Georgia’s north coast. Here, more
than 200,000 king penguins congregate and breed, and you are greeted
by one of the more remarkable sights—and sounds—on earth.
Stromness Bay – Site of
Sir Ernest Shackleton and his party’s arrival after their harrowing
crossing of the island’s glaciers on foot, Stromness offers views
of cliffs and a glacier from which the adventurer and his companions
Grytviken – You go ashore
and explore here, discovering the old ruins of this once-active
whaling station. The cemetery holds a special fascination, as it
is here that Shackleton is buried—on this island he loved. Walking
along the coast, you spy seabirds, penguins, and marine mammals.
Gold Harbour – At the foot
of the Bertrab Glacier, Gold Harbour is often referred to as the "jewel
in the island’s crown." In addition to a large king penguin
colony, you are likely to see elephant and fur seals, Gentoo penguins,
giant petrels, and perhaps even some light-mantled albatross.
Elsehul Bay – This beautiful
bay on the north end is home to thousands of fur seals as well as
macaroni penguins, the most numerous of all penguin species. Listen
for the high-pitched trumpeting of the king penguins amid the magnificent
sounds of marine mammals that echo throughout this bay.
Days 12 - 13: At
Your lecture series continues as you venture south.
Naturalists recap your memorable visit to South Georgia and introduce
you to the history, geology, and wildlife of the Antarctic Peninsula
and its surrounding islands.
Days 14 - 16: South
Shetland Islands & Antarctic Peninsula
Approaching the rugged South Shetland Islands, your first
landfall could be Elephant Island where Shackleton's men found
refuge during the epic 'Endurance' expedition. Places such as
King George Island and Livingston Island support huge numbers of
nesting penguins while seabirds nest in the cliffs and elephant
seals wallow along the shores. Deception Island is still
considered an active volcano and sailing through the narrow
passage into its huge, flooded caldera is a thrilling
experience. Sailing around the northern tip of the Antarctic
Peninsula, you navigate the Antarctic Sound, often referred to
as ‘iceberg alley.’ Huge tabular icebergs drift north from the
Your plans may also include a landing at
Port Lockroy where bleached whale bones commemorate its time as
a favorite anchorage of the whalers. Sail into Paradise Harbor
on the Danco Coast where a series of huge glaciers flow into
quiet waters. Zodiacs take you along rugged cliffs with nesting
Cape Petrels, Blue-eyed Shags and Kelp Gulls. Keep watch for
humpback whales and groups of crabeater seals on the ice and you
may land at Almirante Brown, an Argentine research station
located on the continent. Lemaire Channel is another narrow
passage between towering rock faces and stunning glaciers. This
channel is one of the highlights of a visit to the Antarctic
Peninsula, but it can be choked with icebergs and pack ice.
Days 17 - 18: The
Crossing the Antarctic Circle is an impressive
achievement, as most expeditions to the Peninsula do not come
close to reaching this far south. With a toast to the first
explorers who ventured here, you can raise a glass of champagne
and take pride in knowing you’ve made it to a part of the world
still visited by very few people. This is raw Antarctica, home
to the midnight sun, with potential for some fantastic iceberg
Days 19 - 20:
Northbound Along the Peninsula
If you haven’t had your fill of Antarctic wildlife and
icebergs by now, you’ll surely be satisfied by the time you
return to the Drake Passage. You'll continue to journey onto
land and out by Zodiac twice daily. Your Expedition Team will
also be on the lookout for any species of penguins, seals and
whales that may have eluded you on the journey south.
Days 21 - 22: Drake
Named for the 16th-century English seaman, Drake Passage is a deep
waterway spanning 600 miles from the southern tip of South America
to the South Shetland Islands. Strolling the decks, you have opportunities
to see and photograph wandering and black-browed albatross in company
with sooty shearwaters and white-chinned petrels. Be sure to keep
a lookout for the whales often seen in these waters.
Day 23: Ushuaia,
After breakfast aboard, you will be transferred to the airport
for your homeward flight.
Sea Kayaking Option: $950
per person (2/2/2014); minimum age 16 years. Please contact
ExpeditionTrips for additional details.
Beverage Package: $695 per person; request at time of
booking. One set price allows you to enjoy a wide variety of
drinks without making purchases onboard. Alcoholic beverages
include a wide selection of domestic and imported beer, spirits,
mixed drinks, cocktails and two varieties of red and white wine.
Non-alcoholic drinks include unlimited soft drinks, water and
Beverage Package: $325 per person; request at time of
booking. One set price allows you to enjoy a wide variety of
drinks without making purchases onboard. Includes unlimited soft
drinks, water and juice.
All guests are required to have comprehensive travel insurance
coverage. Due to the remoteness of the areas in this itinerary,
travelers must have a minimum $50,000 of emergency medical
coverage. Proof of coverage is required prior to embarkation.
The shipping company will not be held responsible for delays due
to force majeure. Any additional costs accrued will be the
responsibility of the traveler. ExpeditionTrips strongly
recommends that the travel insurance policy covers trip
cancellation insurance, trip delay (interruption or after
departure coverage), baggage and repatriation. ExpeditionTrips
can assist you with this.
One night pre-expedition hotel accommodation with breakfast in
Ushuaia (The number of guests per room is the same as cabin
occupancy on the ship. Due to limited availability, travelers
who reserve a suite on board are accommodated in standard rooms
at the hotel. Triples may not be available.); shipboard
accommodation with daily housekeeping; all breakfasts, lunches
and dinners on board throughout your voyage. (Please inform of
any dietary requirements as far in advance as possible.
Unfortunately, the ships’ galleys cannot prepare kosher meals.);
all shore landings per the daily program; leadership throughout
the voyage by experienced Expedition Leader, including shore
landings and other activities; all Zodiac transfers and cruising
per the daily program; formal and informal presentations by
Expedition Team and guest speakers as scheduled; Photographic
Journal on DVD, documenting the voyage; a pair of waterproof
expedition boots on loan for shore landings; an official parka
to keep; coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock; hair
dryer and bathrobes in every cabin; comprehensive pre-departure
materials, including a map and an informative Antarctic Reader;
a group transfer upon disembarkation in Ushuaia from the ship to
the local airport; all miscellaneous service taxes and port
charges throughout the program; all luggage handling aboard
ship; Emergency Evacuation Insurance for all passengers to a
maximum benefit of USD $100,000 per person*.
Any airfare; passport and visa expenses; government arrival and
departure taxes; any meals ashore with the exception of
breakfast at the host hotel before embarkation; optional
beverage packages (all-inclusive beverage package: $695 per
person; non-alcoholic beverage package: $325 per person);
baggage, cancellation and medical travel insurance; excess
baggage charges; laundry and other personal charges;
telecommunications charges; voluntary gratuity at the end of the
voyage for shipboard staff and crew; supplements for adventure
options; fuel surcharge may apply.
Emergency evacuation coverage to a maximum benefit per paying
passenger of $100,000 is included in the cost of this
expedition. Included coverage is applicable only to travel
between the first and last day of the expedition purchased.
Additional days of travel prior to the expedition and/or after
the expedition are not covered by the included emergency
evacuation insurance. We strongly advise all passengers to
purchase medical, cancellation and baggage insurance, and
additional emergency evacuation coverage.