Spend Christmas exploring the incredible beauty of the Antarctic Peninsula. We cruise from the tip of South America and cross the Drake Passage. Accompanied by expert naturalists we spot albatross gliding gracefully over the southern ocean as we eagerly await our first sight of land. The Antarctic Peninsula offers you the most dramatic scenery and largest variety of wildlife. In the southern summer large ice-free areas provide breeding grounds for large numbers of seabirds, penguins and seals. From King George Island and Penguin Island we will sail down to the beautiful Paradise Bay, where we make our first landing on the Antarctic mainland. The narrow and spectacular Lemaire Channel is surrounded by mountains and glaciers and a popular passage for several species of whales. In the Antarctic Peninsula Minke Whales, and sometimes Orca and Humpback Whales can be spotted as well as the ferocious-looking Leopard Seals.
Incredible offers on unforgettable cruises to the Antarctic Peninsula, South Atlantic Islands and the Weddell Sea.
|DAY 1||Embark Ushuaia|
|DAY 2||Cross Drake Passage|
|DAY 3||Approach South Shetland Islands|
|DAYS 4/9||Explore western side of Antarctic Peninsula following a flexible itinerary to include some of the following: Livingston Island, Half Moon Island, Deception Island (volcanic crater), Paradise Bay, Lemaire Channel (gigantic icebergs and huge cliffs) together with a host of other islands and scientific bases|
|DAYS 10/11||Cross Drake Passage|
|DAY 12||Disembark Ushuaia where trip concludes|