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Antarctic Peninsula

$ 5,550.00

Antarctica Peninsula cruise offers you a myriad of ways to explore and enjoy the Antarctic Region. This expedition allows you to hike, snowshoe, kayak and even camp out under the Southern Polar skies.

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Antarctic Peninsula aboard Plancius

Day 1: Ushuaia

In the afternoon, we embark in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, the southernmost city in the world located at the Beagle Channel and sail through this scenic waterway for the rest of the evening.Antarctica Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina.

Days 2 – 3: At sea

During these two days we sail across the Drake Passage.

When we cross the Antarctic Convergence, we arrive in the circum-Antarctic up welling zone. In this area we may see Wandering albatrosses, Grey-headed albatrosses, Black-browed albatrosses, Light-mantled Sooty albatrosses, Cape petrels, Southern Fulmars, Wilson’s Storm petrels, Blue petrels and Antarctic petrels.

Near the South Shetland Islands, we spot our first icebergs.

Antarctica Map

Days 4 – 7 (8 or 9): Antarctica

We will sail directly to “High Antarctica”, passing the Melchior Islands and the Schollaert Channel between Brabant and Anvers Island. On Cuverville Island, a small precipitous island, nestled between the mountains of the Antarctic Peninsula and Ronge Island, we will find a large colony of Gentoo penguins and breeding pairs of Brown skuas. If we land on Orne Island we can observe Chinstrap penguins and possibly Weddell and Crabeater seals. In Neko Harbour we will have the opportunity to set foot on the Antarctic Continent in a magnificent landscape of huge glacier and enjoy the landscape during zodiac cruises. When sailing to Paradise Bay, with its myriad icebergs and deep cut fjords, we will have the opportunity for zodiac cruising between the icebergs in the inner parts of the bay. Throughout this area we have good chances to see Humpback whales and Minke whales.

We sail through the spectacular Lemaire Channel to Pléneau and Petermann Island where we can find Adelie penguins and Blue-eyed shags. In this area, there are good chances to encounter Humpback whales, Minke whales and Fin whales. Sailing north through Gerlache Strait we arrive at the Wilhelmina Bay where we often are fortunate to see feeding Humpback whales. We may embark on a Zodiac cruise if the conditions allow ending at the wreck of Guvernøren an old whaling vessel that burned here in 1915. Around Melchior Islands amidst a beautiful landscape with icebergs, where we may encounter more whales but also Leopard seal and Crabeater seals.

Days 8 (or 9 or 10) – 9 (10 or 11): At sea

On our way north we are again followed by a great selection of seabirds while crossing the Drake Passage.

Day 10 (11 or 12): Ushuaia

We arrive in the morning in Ushuaia and disembark.


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Departure Dates

Pre Season Cruise:
NOV 08 – NOV 18, 2016

On Season Cruise:
2016: NOV 18 – NOV 29, 2016 | DEC 17 – DEC 28, 2016 | DEC 28, 16 – JAN 08, 2017
2017: JAN 08 – JAN 18, 2017 | FEB 05 – FEB 15, 2017 | MAR 06 – MAR 17, 2017 | DEC 18 – DEC 29, 2017
2018: DEC 29, 2017 – JAN 09, 2018 | JAN 09 – JAN 19, 2018 | FEB 07 – FEB 17, 2018 | MAR 08 – MAR 19, 2018

Post Season Cruise:
MAR 17 – MAR 26, 2017 | MAR 19 – MAR 28, 2018



Pre Season
$6480
Cruise only per person

  • Quadruple Porthole: $6480
  • Triple Porthole: $7290
  • Twin Porthole: $7875
  • Twin Window: $8370
  • Twin Deluxe: $8865
  • Superior: $9675

On Season
$7950
Cruise only per person

  • Quadruple Porthole: $7950
  • Triple Porthole: $8950
  • Twin Porthole: $9650
  • Twin Window: $10250
  • Twin Deluxe: $10850
  • Superior: $11850

Post Season
$5550
Cruise only per person

  • Quadruple Porthole: $5550
  • Triple Porthole: $6150
  • Twin Porthole: $7050
  • Twin Window: $7450
  • Twin Deluxe: $7850
  • Superior: $8600

CHILDREN:
Upon request (some voyages may be excluded), children under 16 with parents may receive 40 % discount in Superior, Triple (sharing with 2 parents / adults) and Quadruple Cabins (sharing with 3 parents / adults).

SINGLE TRAVELLER:
Single travellers can choose between “single occupancy” at a supplement of 1,7 x the Twin or Superior cabin rate , or “sharing basis” in Twin, Triple or Quadruple category at no additional cost.

Additional Information

OVERVIEW

The Antarctic Peninsula Plancius cruise offers you a myriad of ways to explore and enjoy the Antarctic Region. This expedition allows you to hike, snowshoe, kayak, go mountaineering, and even camp out under the Southern Polar skies.

DEPARTURE

As indicated

SHIP & CABIN

M/V PLANCIUS
M/v “Plancius” was built in 1976 as an oceanographic research vessel for the Royal Dutch Navy and was named “Hr. Ms. Tydeman”. The ship sailed for the Dutch Navy until June 2004 and was eventually purchased by Oceanwide Expeditions. The vessel was completely rebuilt as a 116-passenger vessel in 2009 and complies with the latest SOLAS-regulations (Safety Of Life At Sea). M/v “Plancius” is classed by Lloyd’s Register and flies the Dutch flag.
Perfect for any expedition
M/v “Plancius” accommodates 116 passengers in 53 passenger cabins with private toilet and shower in 4 quadruple porthole cabins, 2 triple porthole cabins, 9 twin porthole cabins, 26 twin cabins with window and 2 twin deluxe cabins, all (ca. 12,5 square meters) and 10 twin superior cabins (ca. 21 square meters). All cabins offer lower berths (one queen-size bed in the superior cabins and two single beds in the twin cabins), except for the 4 quadruple cabins (for 4 persons in 2x upper and lower beds), and 2 triple cabins (1 bunk bed plus 1 lower bed).

INCLUSIONS

– Voyage aboard the indicated 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.
– Program of lectures by noted naturalists and leadership by experienced expedition staff.
– Free use of rubber boots on Plancius and Ortelius, and snowshoes on Plancius.
– Luggage transfer from pick-up point to the vessel on the day of embarkation, in Ushuaia.
– Pre-scheduled group transfer from the vessel to the airport in Ushuaia (directly after disembarkation).
– Program of lectures by noted naturalists and leadership by experienced expedition staff.
– All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program.
– Comprehensive pre-departure material.

EXCLUSIONS

International Airfare/train ticket, Call 1-888-887-1688 to get a quote from your home city
Any airfare whether on scheduled or charter flights; pre- and post-land arrangements; transfers to the vessel in Ushuaia and Ascension and from the vessel in Ascension and Praia; passport and visa expenses; Government arrival and departure taxes; meals ashore; baggage, cancellation and personal insurance (which is strongly recommended); excess baggage charges and all items of a personal nature such as laundry, bar, beverage charges and telecommunication charges; and the customary gratuity at the end of the voyages for stewards and other service personnel aboard (guidelines will be provided).

QUESTIONS

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