- Corinthian II
- Luxury Expedition Ship
- 114 Capacity
- 13 Days
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Summary : The Antarctica voyage aboard the Corinthian II take place during the austral summer, when the days are long and relatively mild, when seabirds are courting and massive icebergs thaw into beautiful sculptures of brilliant form and color. Each day presents a new discovery, whether exploring through ice-filled channels, observing crowded penguin rookeries or viewing minkes, humpbacks, and orcas cavorting in the sparkling waters. Your ship’s maneuverability allows for in-depth discovery, while its fleet of Zodiac landing craft provides up-close viewing of the spectacular scenery. The team of expert naturalists and lecturers ensures a rewarding educational journey.
Activities : Birding, Hiking
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Arrive in Ushuaia, located on the Beagle Channel and surrounded by the Darwin Cordillera, glaciers, and forests of southern beech. Transfer to Las Hayas Resort Hotel, beautifully situated amidst beech forests below the mountain of the Martial Glacier. In the evening, enjoy a welcome dinner with fellow travelers.
Explore the Tierra del Fuego National Park, the southernmost protected region of Argentina. This splendid wilderness is celebrated for its stunning scenery. Ride to Ensenada Bay and take a short walk to view Redonda and Estorbo Islands, backed by the snow-white mountains of Chile’s Sampaio Chain. Continue to Lake Roca, the Green and Black Lagoon, and Lapataia Bay. After lunch at a local restaurant, continue to the pier to embark on Corinthian II and sail. As the ship navigates the Beagle Channel, enjoy a spectacular vista of glaciers and misted mountains.
Attend lectures by your onboard team as the ship sails through the Drake Passage. Look for Albatross, Cape Petrels, and whales that may accompany the ship on its passage. Weather permitting, expect to make your first landing in Antarctica in the afternoon of Day 5.
Explore the pristine wilderness of the Antarctic Peninsula, a narrow finger of land that separates the ice-choked waters of the Weddell and Bellingshausen Seas, and surrounding islands. As Corinthian II sails through scenic waterways, witness a breathtaking panorama of icebergs, blue glaciers, and jagged, snow-capped mountains.
Aboard the ship’s fleet of Zodiacs, cruise among ice floes, explore penguin rookeries, and, if conditions permit, visit with scientists at research stations. Although the itinerary varies according to local ice and wind conditions, plan to land at such places as Paradise Harbor, where humpback and minke whales are often sighted offshore; Petermann Island, the habitat of Gentoo and Adelie Penguins; and Deception Island, known for its volcanically-heated hot springs. Voyages through the magnificent Lemaire, Errera, Neumeyer, and other protected channels are also planned.
Watch for whales and seabirds, enjoy onboard lectures, and take advantage of the ship’s many amenities as Corinthian II sails back to Ushuaia.
Disembark in Ushuaia and transfer to the airport for flights home.
14-Day Voyage: Please note that the Dec 29, 2012 – Jan 12, 2013 voyage is 14 days and includes an extra night in Ushuaia at Las Hayas Resort Hotel.
One-night stay in Ushuaia at Las Hayas Resort Hotel, with welcome dinner and breakfast; 10-night cruise aboard the all-suite, 114-guest Corinthian II; complete program of tours and excursions; welcome and farewell cocktail receptions aboard ship; all meals aboard ship, including house wine, beer, and soft drinks with lunch and dinner; open bar aboard ship throughout the cruise; complete program of tours and excursions; physician aboard ship; educational program of lectures and discussions by accompanying guest lecturers and naturalist guides; expedition leader, cruise staff, and trip directors; expedition parka, complete pre-departure materials, and detailed cruise log; baggage handling and transfers abroad on the designated program arrival and departure dates; port and embarkation taxes; gratuities to porters, guides, and drivers.
Airfare; visa and passport fees (if applicable); luggage and trip cancellation insurance; meals, soft drinks, and alcoholic beverages other than those specified above; personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, faxes, and email service; and gratuities to shipboard personnel.