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Antarctic Antarctica - 'In Depth' (Extended Peninsula Voyage) 10 nights

Maximize your time exploring Antarctica on this unique expedition cruise.

In early December, Antarctica’s snow and ice will be in pristine condition, the penguin rookeries are busy with parents guarding precious eggs and in some locations, we witness nature at it’s very best – observing young penguin chicks emerging into the icy Antarctic world for the first time. Towering snow-covered mountains surround us and the sea ice is starting to break up, opening even more potential landing locations.

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Antarctica - 'In Depth' (Extended Peninsula Voyage)

Starting Rate: $9,695.00+

Number of Nights: 10

Departs from: USHUAIA

Returns to: KING GEORGE ISLAND

Includes return flight from King George Island

Experiences:

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

Available Dates:

2018
December 3 - 13 Akademik Sergey Vavilov Download Trip Notes

Day by Day: What you can experience: Antarctica - 'In Depth' (Extended Peninsula Voyage)

This voyage encompasses two additional days of exploration in Antarctica without adding to the total length of the voyage.

In early December, Antarctica’s snow and ice will be in pristine condition, the penguin rookeries are busy with parents guarding precious eggs and in some locations, we witness nature at it’s very best – observing young penguin chicks emerging into the icy Antarctic world for the first time. Towering snow-covered mountains surround us and the sea ice is starting to break up, opening even more potential landing locations.



Day 1

Ushuaia

We start our journey in Ushuaia, Argentina. Excitement is in the air as we enjoy a welcome cocktail, dinner and cast off, bound for Antarctica and ...

We start our journey in Ushuaia, Argentina. Excitement is in the air as we enjoy a welcome cocktail, dinner and cast off, bound for Antarctica and the adventure of a lifetime.




Days 2 - 3

Drake Passage

Sailing south towards Antarctica we will be joined by hundreds of seabirds including the wandering albatross. Improve your photography skills or jo...

Sailing south towards Antarctica we will be joined by hundreds of seabirds including the wandering albatross. Improve your photography skills or join the ship’s Captain on the bridge and learn about the operations of our modern expedition vessel.




Days 4 - 9

Antarctic Peninsula

The waterways of the Antarctic Peninsula are home to deep bays, pristine coves and inlets and numerous small islands. Rocky outcrops, known as ‘n...

The waterways of the Antarctic Peninsula are home to deep bays, pristine coves and inlets and numerous small islands. Rocky outcrops, known as ‘nunataks’ are home to gentoo, Adelie and chinstrap penguin rookeries and the waters are rich in marine life. We frequently encounter seals, including the powerful leopard seal, usually found hauled out on an ice floe. Curious humpback whales and the smaller minke whales are present much of the time as they feed on the vast schools of krill. Sightings of orca are not uncommon. Every day we plan an exciting range of activities, including guided hikes on shore (both short and long), visits to wildlife colonies with our expert naturalist guides, as well as zodiac cruising. Zodiac cruising or sea kayaking among the ice, searching for seals and whales is a memorable activity. Planned excursions along the Antarctic Peninsula may include Cierva Cove or Mikklesen Harbour, Danco Island, the Melchior Islands and Fournier Bay - or a cruise through the Errera Channel to visit the gentoo penguin rookeries at Cuverville Island. Wilhelmina Bay is another favourite location and one where we frequently encounter playful humpback whales. It is somewhere along this stretch of coastline that we plan a night on shore, camping in Antarctica. We have all the right gear and equipment and an expert team to make it happen.




Day 10

South Shetland Islands and Deception Island

After several busy days of exploration along the Antarctic Peninsula, we head for the South Shetland Islands. The adventure is not over and if the ...

After several busy days of exploration along the Antarctic Peninsula, we head for the 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 very dramatic location. History is all around us as we explore the old whaling station and airport hangar. There are several superb hikes and an opportunity for a swim - the 'Polar Plunge!' We head north-east, cruising along the pristine coast of Livingston Island, which on a sunny day is always a memorable experience.




Day 11

King George Island and Punta Arenas, Chile

This morning we say goodbye to our expedition team and transfer ashore by Zodiac to board our special charter flight back to South America. This fl...

This morning we say goodbye to our expedition team and transfer ashore by Zodiac to board our special charter flight back to South America. This flight takes a little over two hours and is included in the price of your voyage. Upon arrival into Punta Arenas a transfer from the airport into town is provided. This itinerary includes a complimentary hotel night in Punta Arenas for all guests returning from King George Island at the end of the voyage. This evening is at your leisure.


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Dates and Rates

The following departures are available for this voyage

Dates

Nights

Ship

Starting Rate

Charter Flights Options
December 3 - 13
2018
10 Akademik Sergey Vavilov $9,695.00+
One Ocean Suite
$15,995.00

Shackleton Suite
$14,695.00

Superior
$13,395.00

Twin Private
$12,695.00

Semi Private
$11,995.00

Triple Share
$9,695.00



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

*Includes return flight from King George Island

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