11, 13 & 15 Days round trip from Ushuaia, Argentina | Aboard: MS Expedition
Departures: 7 sailings from November to end March
Prices: Per person twin share: 14 nights from $8,500; 12 nights from $6,600; 10 nights from $5,300
MS Expedition is an intimate comfortable expedition style ship with cabins in 5 categories for up to ~140 guests each featuring ocean-facing windows or portholes and private en-suite facilities and has its own fleet of zodiacs for going ashore as well as excellent on board common facilities such as lounges, bars, gym, sauna and observation decks etc.
●● Set foot on Antarctica – the world’s least visited continent, watch majestic albatross soar by the ship while crossing the Drake Passage, brave the chill by taking an optional polar plunge, witness immense icebergs and magnificent glaciers, have your questions answered by Antarctic experts.
●● Zodiac excursions at Antarctic Peninsula for wild life and nature
●● Viewing, hiking and photography with optional overnight camping skiing and kayaking
11 Day Itinerary (13 & 15 similar with extra days at Peninsula)
Day 1: Ushuaia | Prior to embarking 1 night in a hotel in Ushuaia is included.
Day 2: Ushuaia | Embark the MS Expedition in the afternoon and sail in the evening for the Peninsula via the Beagle Channel and rounding Cape Horn.
Day 3-4: Drake Passage | An 800km (497mi) crossing named in honor of the 16th-century English sea captain Sir Francis Drake with daily lectures from the expedition team on what to see and do on arrival at the Peninsula looking out for the first sightings of icebergs, whales and albatross on the way.
Day 5-8: Antarctic Peninsula & South Shetland Islands | Experience some of the most unique wildlife viewing and inspiring scenery in the world as you set foot on the Antarctic continent with two shore landings per day (weather permitting) encountering Gentoo, Chinstrap and Adélie penguins Weddell, crabeater and leopard seals, and orca, humpback and minke whales in the cold Antarctic waters. Learn about the expeditions of the early explorers to this remote corner of the world.
Day 9-10: Drake Passage | Review the highlights of your Antarctic experience with our lecturers and staff as we journey north re crossing Drake Passage and rounding Cape Horn making for Ushuaia via the Beagle Channel.
Day 11: Ushuaia | Your cruise ends with an early morning arrival with transfers to the airport for return flights home.
●● All meals while onboard
●● Pre cruise Ushuaia hotel
●● Alcoholic beverages
●● Kayaking +~$750 each (on limited sailings only)
●● Fuel surcharge if applicable
●● Post cruise accommodation
●● Gratuities and all personal expenses
Price per person twin share | Based on lead in cabin rising in price according to cabin level and season
Other G Adventures Antarctic Cruises | Detailed itineraries on request
21 Days Spirit of Shackleton 10th Jan 2015 from $13,500 per person twin share
22 Days Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctic Islands 17th Oct 2014 from $10,000 per person twin share