some of the same experiences encountered by the great polar explorers
who first charted these regions
cool salt breezes, rolling seas, maybe even a fin whale spouting up sea
wandering albatrosses, grey-headed albatrosses, black-browed
albatrosses, light-mantled sooty albatrosses, cape pigeons, southern
fulmars, Wilson's storm petrels, blue petrels, and Antarctic petrels
you may visit include Danco Island, Neko Harbor, Paradise Bay and Port
DATES / RATES
Rates are listed per person in USD
|Start Date||End Date||Quadruple Porthole||Triple Porthole||Twin Porthole||Twin Window||Twin Deluxe||Superior||Junior Suite||Grand Suite||Hondius Suite|
|Dec 24, 2021||Jan 03, 2022||8,050||9,100||9,950||10,400||11,000||11,900||12,600||14,450||N/A|
|Jan 12, 2022||Jan 22, 2022||8,050||9,100||9,950||10,400||11,000||11,900||12,600||14,450||N/A|
|Jan 31, 2022||Feb 10, 2022||8,050||9,100||9,950||10,400||11,000||11,900||12,600||14,450||N/A|
|Feb 19, 2022||Mar 02, 2022||8,050||9,100||9,950||10,400||11,000||11,900||12,600||14,450||N/A|
Rates are listed per person in USD
|Start Date||End Date||(Starting from)|
|Dec 24, 2021||Jan 03, 2022||8,050||11,000||N/A|
|Jan 12, 2022||Jan 22, 2022||8,050||11,000||N/A|
|Jan 31, 2022||Feb 10, 2022||8,050||11,000||N/A|
|Feb 19, 2022||Mar 02, 2022||8,050||11,000||N/A|
The January 7, 2020 and February 5, 2020 tours are 10-day tours,
spending a day at the South Shetlands on day 8.
1: End of the world, start of a journey
voyage begins where the world drops off. Ushuaia, Argentina, reputed to
be the southernmost city on the planet, is located on the far southern
tip of South America. Starting in the afternoon, you embark from this
small resort town on Tierra del Fuego, nicknamed “The End of
the World,” and sail the mountain-fringed Beagle Channel for
the remainder of the evening.
2-3: Path of the polar explorers
the next two days on the Drake Passage, you enjoy some of the same
experiences encountered by the great polar explorers who first charted
these regions: cool salt breezes, rolling seas, maybe even a fin whale
spouting up sea spray. After passing the Antarctic Convergence
– Antarctica’s natural boundary, formed when
north-flowing cold waters collide with warmer sub-Antarctic seas
– you are in the circum-Antarctic upwelling zone. Not only
does the marine life change, the avian life changes too. Wandering
albatrosses, grey-headed albatrosses, black-browed albatrosses,
light-mantled sooty albatrosses, cape pigeons, southern fulmars,
Wilson’s storm petrels, blue petrels, and Antarctic petrels
are a few of the birds you might see.
4-7: Enter the Antarctic
stone peaks sketched with snow, towers of broken blue-white ice, and
dramatically different wildlife below and above. You first pass the
snow-capped Melchior Islands and Schollaert Channel, sailing between
Brabant and Anvers Islands.
you may visit include:
Island – Activities here may focus on the gentoo penguins
nesting on the island, in addition to the Weddell and crabeater seals
that can be found nearby.
Harbor – An epic landscape of mammoth glaciers and endless
wind-carved snow, Neko Harbor offers opportunities for a Zodiac cruise
and landing that afford the closest views of the surrounding alpine
Bay – You may be able to take a Zodiac cruise in these
sprawling, ice-flecked waters, where there’s a good chance
you’ll encounter humpback and minke whales.
Lockroy – After sailing through the Neumayer Channel, you may
get a chance to visit the former British research station –
now a museum and post office – of Port Lockroy on Goudier
Island. You may also be able to partake in activities around Jougla
Point, meeting gentoo penguins and blue-eyed shags. There are great
opportunities also for kayaking and camping here, and when conditions
are right, you can even snowshoe around the shore.
8-9: Familiar seas, familiar friends
return voyage is far from lonely. While crossing the Drake,
you’re again greeted by the vast array of seabirds remembered
from the passage south. But they seem a little more familiar to you
now, and you to them.
10: There and back again
adventure, no matter how grand, must eventually come to an end.
It’s now time to disembark in Ushuaia, but with memories that
will accompany you wherever your next adventure lies.
Hondius (Expedition, 170-guests)
MV Hondius offers luxury accommodation for up to 180 passengers. The ship has a luxury standard while Oceanwide's signature cozy and informal atmosphere. Hondius the strongest ice-strengthened vessel will be in the polar regions and will be equipped with stabilizers, and great trips for advanced, innovative exploratory quality in the Arctic and Antarctic regions.
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aboard the indicated vessel as indicated in the itinerary
meals throughout the voyage aboard the ship including snacks, coffee
shore excursions and activities throughout the voyage by Zodiac
of lectures by noted naturalists and leadership by experienced
use of rubber boots and snowshoes
transfer from the pick-up point to the vessel on the day of
embarkation, in Ushuaia
group transfer from the vessel to the airport in Ushuaia (directly
miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program