Antarctic Peninsula with Circle Crossing

Antarctica Cruise

  • Fram
  • Scenic Exploration
  • 256 Capacity
  • 13 Days
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  • Price from
  • $999,999,999

Summary : Voyaging deep into the Southern Ocean, this unique journey takes you south to the Antarctic Circle, entering a realm where few have ever ventured. Attempting to travel to a latitude of 66° 33’ south, you find yourself surrounded by the most sublime scenery and incredible wildlife imaginable, joining your fellow explorers to gaze out across landscapes that few eyes have ever seen. To enrich your experience, the Fram’s team of expedition staff and lecturers will offer presentations on the history, biology, and geology of Antarctica along the way. Come ashore with your expedition team for a close-up look at penguin colonies, modern research facilities and historic sites. Marvel at the mountainous scenery and icebergs floating by from the comfort of the ship’s unique Passenger Bridge.

Activities : Birding, Camping, Hiking

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Itinerary
Day 1
Buenos Aires / Ushuaia, Argentina

The Ushuaia-bound flight leaves Buenos Aires in the morning which gives a few hours for leisure in Ushuaia, the southernmost town in the world. The voyage departs from the Island of Tierra del Fuego in the afternoon.

Day 2 – 3
Drake Passage

Named after Sir Francis Drake, the Drake Passage is one of the world’s great seaways, connecting the waters of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Infamous and legendary, it is steeped in the history and lore of exploration and discovery and, as your vessel comfortably negotiates its way south, there will be a chance to enjoy further educational lectures en route.

Day 4 – 10
Antarctica

Once you cross the Antarctic Convergence, you will start to feel the air getting crisper and colder. Antarctic penguins will hunt and play around you and icebergs are an ever present feature of the landscape. Dedicated to scientific research and with no permanent inhabitants, Antarctica is home to millions of penguins and its seas provide sustenance to thousands of whales.

Simple words can do little to convey the feeling of being here, looking out upon the vast emptiness of the great white continent. The ice, wind and weather dictate life in Antarctica, as well as your route. Every voyage is unique and your experienced crew will endeavor to make each one an experience of a lifetime. The final choice of landings will be made in the course of the voyage.

Day 11 – 12
Drake Passage

Leave the White Continent behind and set sail once more for the South American mainland.

Day 13
Ushuaia / Buenos Aires, Argentina

Arrive in Ushuaia in the morning. Ushuaia is the world’s southernmost city and the capital of the province of Tierra del Fuego, south of the Magellan Strait. Your Antarctic voyage has come to an end and the journey back to the real world continues with a charter flight to Buenos Aires.

Notes

The above itinerary is a guide only, as the exact program depends on weather and ice conditions and the wildlife you encounter. Flexibility is the key to the success of this expedition. ExpeditionTrips is not responsible for itinerary changes.

Travel Insurance:
Although travel insurance is not mandatory to participate in this voyage, ExpeditionTrips strongly recommends at least $100,000 Emergency Medical/Evacuation coverage for Antarctic trips which includes coverage for cancellation, trip disruption, baggage and personal property. ExpeditionTrips can assist you with this.

Camping Option: Approximately $530 (rates will vary with exchange rate)
Depending on weather and land conditions, there will be an opportunity to sign up for camping during the voyage. Gear and all cold-weather needs supplied – except pajamas. Groups of 15 will be accompanied by 2 experienced expedition guides.

Included:
Voyage in cabin grade of your choice on a full board basis; round trip economy class flights between Ushuaia and Buenos Aires; transfers in Ushuaia with orientation tour; free coffee and tea onboard; for Suite guests only - a welcome gift and a selection of drinks with meals on board; shore landings as outlined; professional English speaking Expedition team that gives lectures as well as accompany landings and activities onboard and ashore; wind and water-resistant jacket.

Not Included:
International flights; visa fees; travel insurance; luggage handling; alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks; optional excursions and gratuities; items of a personal nature such as laundry; rubber boots, walking sticks and binoculars can be rented for an additional charge; fuel surcharge may apply.