Travel to the Antarctic Peninsula

The Antarctic Peninsula – January 13th to 23th, 2018

Voyage and expedition cruise to the antarctic peninsula Expedition cruise on board the vessel Ortelius

Duration: 10 nights/11 days

Size of the group: 116 expeditioners maximum

The ship in details…

Expedition cruise basics…

Amidst the solitude of Antarctica, adventurous travellers can discover an ethereal landscape that lingers in the memory. Very few have ventured onto this appealingly inaccessible continent, but those who have rave about the privilege of gazing upon towering mountains, bulky glaciers and luminous, dreamlike icebergs. Perhaps more than anywhere else, Antarctica reminds those who visit it of the awesome (and savage) power of nature.
The Antarctic Peninsula consists of an 800 kilometres (500 mile) long mountain chain, the highest peaks rising to approximately 2800 metres (9186 feet), and numerous off-lying islands.


PROGRAM AND ITINERARY:

About the program and itinerary…

Day 1: departure from Ushuaia
In the afternoon, you embark in Ushuaia in Argentina, the southernmost city in the world located at the Beagle Channel and sail through this scenic waterway for the rest of the evening.

Days 2 and 3: at sea
During these two days you will sail across the Drake Passage. When you cross the Antarctic Convergence, you arrive in the circum-Antarctic up welling zone. In this area you may see different species of albatrosses and petrels. Near the South Shetland Islands, you should spot your first icebergs.

Days 4 to 8: Antarctica
During this five full days in Antarctica, you will visit different places, doing landings, Zodiac cruise and ship cruises. Whales, Seals, Penguins and beautiful landscapes will be with you every day!

Days 9 and 10: at sea
On your way north you are again followed by a great selection of seabirds while crossing the Drake Passage.

Day 11: Ushuaia
You will disembark in Ushuaia after breakfast.

Map of the itinerary of the voyage and expedition cruise to the antarctic peninsula


PRICES (per person):

– Quadruple Porthole: € 6150
– Triple Porthole: € 6950
– Twin Porthole: € 7600
– Twin Window: € 7900
– Twin Deluxe: € 8500
– Superior: € 9100

The ship in details…

Prices include: voyage aboard the vessel as indicated in the itinerary, all meals throughout the voyage aboard the ship including snacks, coffee and tea, all shore excursions and activities throughout the voyage by Zodiac, free use of rubber boots and snow shoes, pre-scheduled group transfer from the vessel to the airport in Ushuaia (directly after disembarkation), all miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the programme.

Prices do not include: any airfare, whether on scheduled or charter flights, pre- and post- land arrangements, transfers to the vessel, passport and visa expenses, Government arrival and departure taxes, meals ashore, baggage cancellation and personal insurance (which is strongly recommended), all items of a personal nature such as laundry, bar, beverage charges and telecommunication charges.


OUR OPINION ON THIS VOYAGE:

This trip will take you to an other planet; the Antarctic Peninsula. You will discover beautiful landscapes, mountains topped with glaciers and fjords dotted with icebergs. In January you should meet thousands of penguins as it’s the middle of the breeding season. Seals and probably whales will be around as well.

☞ Interest of this trip: fauna (penguins, seals, seabirds), glaciers, icebergs, historical sites, landscapes…