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Antarctica Antarctic Circle Voyage 11 nights

From January onwards, seasonal ice conditions give us our best chance of achieving our objective of crossing the Antarctic Circle.

Here we witness sweeping landscapes, sizable Adelie penguin rookeries and we hope to see the large tabular icebergs that have drifted north from the Bellingshausen Sea. We always anticipate exciting ice navigation on this expedition. Our aim is to make landfall at Detaille Island - below the Antarctic Circle, where we venture on-shore to explore an old science base. We then navigate north into the Gerlache region and plan on visiting a working research station, more historic sites, and we enjoy a Zodiac cruise through the spectacular ‘iceberg graveyard’ at Pleneau Island.

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Antarctic Circle Voyage

Starting Rate: US$13,695.00+

Number of Nights: 11

Departs from: USHUAIA

Returns to: USHUAIA

Please check trip notes for your chosen departure for exact flight details.

Experiences:

    Wildlife Identification
    Sea Kayaking
    Photographer-in-Residence
    Camping
    Education
    Zodiac Cruising
    Photography
    Fitness & Yoga
    Trekking/Hiking
    Whale Watching
    Family

Available Dates:

2020
January 17 - 28 RCGS Resolute Download Trip Notes

Day by Day: What you can experience: Antarctic Circle Voyage

Our program of off-ship excursions provides an exciting selection of activities to choose from – including short or long hikes ashore, visits to historic sites and wildlife colonies, Zodiac cruising looking for whales and seals or simply photographing the incredible icebergs.

These activities are enjoyed in the company of our onboard team of wilderness guides, naturalists, marine biologists, historians and photographers. We transit the Lemaire Channel and work our way into the northern reaches of the Gerlache Strait - home to dozens of outstanding locations which beg further exploration. A final highlight on this voyage will be a visit to the enchanting South Shetland Islands, home to some of our favourite landing sites. | Note this is a sample itinerary. Please reference the full trip notes for your chosen departure for exact details.



Day 1

Ushuaia, Argentina

Our journey to Antarctica commences this afternoon in Ushuaia, in southern Argentina. We gather at our central meeting point, transfer to the pier ...

Our journey to Antarctica commences this afternoon in Ushuaia, in southern Argentina. We gather at our central meeting point, transfer to the pier and embark our expedition ship. After settling into our cabins and exploring the ship, we meet our expedition team and fellow passengers.




Days 2 -3

At sea

We chart a southerly course and this stretch of water is rich in its bio-diversity and showcases an abundance of wildlife. Throughout the journey o...

We chart a southerly course and this stretch of water is rich in its bio-diversity and showcases an abundance of wildlife. Throughout the journey our onboard experts educate us with a series of presentations about the environment, the wildlife and history.




Day 4

Antarctic Circle and Antarctic Peninsula

We awaken today, and the magnificent snowy peaks of continental Antarctica are laid out before us. We plan to navigate via Matha Strait and will at...

We awaken today, and the magnificent snowy peaks of continental Antarctica are laid out before us. We plan to navigate via Matha Strait and will attempt a shore landing at Detaille Island, below the Antarctic Circle. We toast our success on crossing the Antarctic Circle turning our gaze northwards, viewing the spectacular chain of glacier-covered peaks stretching as far as the eye can see.




Days 5 - 8

Antarctic Peninsula Explorer

Overnight we have reached the Antarctic Peninsula. Several excursions to scientific bases, penguin colonies and breathtaking hiking locations are p...

Overnight we have reached the Antarctic Peninsula. Several excursions to scientific bases, penguin colonies and breathtaking hiking locations are part of our daily program. For the sea kayakers, the paddling opportunities here are endless. Expect to be in full sensory overload by this time of the voyage. It is somewhere in this vicinity we hope to offer camping.




Day 9

South Shetland Islands

The adventure is not over and if the weather conditions allow, we sail the ship into the flooded volcanic caldera at Deception Island. This is a ve...

The adventure is not over and if the weather conditions allow, we sail the ship into the flooded volcanic caldera at Deception Island. This is a very dramatic place and history is all around us as we explore the old whaling station, with the rusted old boilers and dilapidated wooden huts.




Days 10-11

Drake Passage

As we make our way back to South America, the educational presentations continue and we enjoy an entertaining and memorable voyage recap by our Exp...

As we make our way back to South America, the educational presentations continue and we enjoy an entertaining and memorable voyage recap by our Expedition Leader. Join our photography experts at the multimedia stations and download your precious images. If weather conditions allow, we hope to make a rounding of Cape Horn. This fabled stretch of water is home to legendary tales of exploration and early navigation.




Day 12

Ushuaia

In the early morning, we arrive into Ushuaia, Argentina. It is time to say farewell to your crew and fellow travellers. Guests will be transported ...

In the early morning, we arrive into Ushuaia, Argentina. It is time to say farewell to your crew and fellow travellers. Guests will be transported to their hotels or to the airport for return flights home. It will be possible to connect to flights through to Buenos Aires or other destinations in South America.


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Dates and Rates

The following departures are available for this voyage

Antarctic Circle Voyage
January 17 - 28 2020 11 Nights
RCGS Resolute From: US$13,695.00+
One Ocean Suite




US$20,195.00
Shackleton Suite




US$17,795.00
Superior Plus




US$16,695.00
Superior




US$16,195.00
Twin Private




US$14,995.00
Main Deck Triple




US$13,695.00

All prices are listed in USD. Single supplement: 1.5 for the twin occupancy cabins and 2 for the suites (single supplements not available for the triple share cabins).
Sea Kayaking in Antarctica: USD795
*Please check trip notes for your chosen departure for exact flight details.

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