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Antarctic Peninsula

Antarctica Cruise Information

  • Fridtjof Nansen
  • Expedition Ship
  • 530 Capacity
  • 12 Days
  • 2020, 2021 View Departure>
    • 2020
    • Nov 7 Sat
    • Nov 17 Tue
    • Nov 27 Fri
    • Dec 7 Mon
    • Dec 17 Thu
    • Dec 27 Sun
    • 2021
    • Jan 6 Wed
    • Jan 16 Sat
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  • $8,304
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Summary : This classic Antarctic expedition aboard a brand new, advanced hybrid-powered expedition ship is the perfect way to experience spectacular wildlife and natural beauty. Enjoy five full days in Antarctica with landings and Zodiac cruising, as well as optional kayaking and small-group adventures. Your days will be filled with onshore exploration and enriched by onboard educational activities such as science lectures and a Young Explorers program for children.

Activities : Birding, Camping, Child-Friendly, Hiking, Kayaking

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Itinerary
Day 1
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Your expedition starts in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Enjoy an included hotel night in Buenos Aires.

Day 2
Buenos Aires / Ushuaia / Embark

Early in the morning, take an included flight to Ushuaia, Argentina, where your expedition ship awaits. Once onboard, start your journey with a welcome dinner.

Day 3 – 4
Drake Passage

Crossing the Drake is a rite of passage that signifies your journey to the White Continent has begun! As you sail from the southern tip of South America to the Antarctic Peninsula, enjoy time on deck in the cool salt breeze as you spot sea birds gracefully soaring in the wind. Attend engaging presentations, enjoy the ship’s amenities, and get to know your fellow traveling companions as excitement builds in anticipation of your first excursion. The first iceberg will flash into sight as you near the South Shetlands Islands, and you may even see penguins swimming!

Day 5 – 9
Antarctic Peninsula / South Shetland Islands

As you navigate historic waterways and visit prime sites along the Antarctic Peninsula and neighboring South Shetland Islands, the goal is to attempt 1-2 excursions per day. Your Captain and Expedition Leader continually monitor weather and ice conditions, working together to insure you experience the best of Antarctica whether you’re exploring Paradise Bay, the Lemaire Channel, Port Lockroy, Deception Island, or the many other locations available for landings and Zodiac cruising in the region.

Sailing in the wake of the 19th century’s great explorers—Sir Ernest Shackleton, Adrien de Gerlache, Robert Falcon Scott, and Roald Amundsen (to name just a few)—you’ll photograph the same towering mountain peaks they saw, hear raucous penguin colonies as you go ashore, see dazzling shades of blue and white as you navigate bays with impressive ice sculptures, and gain a new perspective of what it takes for wildlife—from penguins and giant petrels to elephant seals and humpback whales—to thrive in the beauty of this environment.

Day 10 – 11
Drake Passage

The forecast for conditions across the Drake Passage will determine when you’ll say a fond farewell to Antarctica and sail back to South America. Enjoy the ship’s amenities as the coastline drifts out of view, take time for bird watching and searching the horizon for whales, and enjoy final presentations by the expedition staff as you relax and reflect upon your Antarctic adventure.

Day 12
Ushuaia / Disembark / Buenos Aires, Argentina

Your Antarctic adventure ends as you reach Ushuaia and are transferred to the airport for your included flight back to Buenos Aires.

Notes

Read this itinerary as a guide only; the exact route and program varies according to ice and weather 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 $200,000 Emergency Medical/Evacuation coverage for Antarctic trips which includes coverage for cancellation, trip disruption, baggage and personal property. Other conditions may apply based on pre-existing conditions. ExpeditionTrips can assist U.S. residents with travel protection options.

Medical Declaration Form:
All travelers must complete a confidential medical declaration form, signed by a doctor, stating that they are fit to travel. Boarding may be denied if this form is not presented at the time of embarkation.

Multilingual Departures:
English/German (All Departures)

Explorer Science Program: Included
Participate in lectures and activities to cultivate greater knowledge about the regions explored; conduct experiments or examine specimens in the Science Center with the assistance of professional biologists and geologists; or choose to assist with current research.

Young Explorers Program:
Included
A dedicated staff member will lead age-appropriate lectures and field research with your Young Explorer on topics ranging from science, polar history, photography, and navigation. The focus is on education, fun, and participation. Designed for ages 7–13 (although all ages can join in!).

Optional Activities:

From Explorer Photography School to Basic Kayaking Certification, there are several supplemented activities to choose from. Some are pre-bookable. Most are booked once on board. Please contact ExpeditionTrips for details and rates.

Included:
Round-trip economy flights between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia, Argentina; one pre-cruise hotel night in Buenos Aires, including breakfast; pre-cruise transfer from the hotel to the airport in Buenos Aires; pre-cruise transfer from the airport to the ship in Ushuaia; post-cruise transfer from the ship to the airport in Ushuaia; shipboard accommodations; Young Explorers program for children; introductory photography lecture; onboard science center and Explorer Science program; expedition logbook; Wi-Fi; complimentary wind- and water-resistant parka; gear on loan (waterproof rubber boots, trekking poles, and equipment needed for optional and included activities); most meals onboard the ship; early riser and afternoon treats; ship beer and wine, sodas and mineral water in all restaurants; complimentary tea and coffee. Inclusions subject to change without notice.

Expedition Suites include a separate check-in; welcome package on embarkation day; suite breakfast and a la carte meals in restaurant Lindstrøm; mini bar replenishment; fleece blanket/throw; espresso maker; turn-down service; and laundry service. Subject to change without notice.

Not Included:

International flights; transfers not detailed in the inclusions; passport and visa fees; travel protection plan; luggage handling; a la carte menu selections not detailed in the inclusions; alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks except as mentioned; mini bar replenishment (except for suites); optional excursions and small-group adventures; optional small-group Explorer Photo program; items of a personal nature such as laundry and spa/wellness treatments; gratuities; fuel surcharge may apply.


PHOTOS: © Andreas Kalvig Anderson, © Karsten Bidstrup (humpback whale tail, ship), © Andrea Klaussner (ship, wreck, seals)

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