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Expedition Antarctica

This terrific tour takes the intrepid traveller to the tip of the American continent and beyond, crossing Drake Passage to the South Shetland Islands and ice cliffs of the Antarctic Peninsula, with nine nights at sea on a superb polar ship

An unforgettable experience for avid adventurers, the White Continent is a world of its own, an inhospitable wilderness where wonderful wildlife, jaw-dropping landscapes, and gigantic icebergs reward the explorers who reach its shores. This cruise takes you there in the stylish luxury of the environment-friendly MV  Ocean Victory or MV Ocean Albatros. What you see and exactly where you go will depend on the ocean, the ice, and the weather conditions, and on the whims of the wildlife, from whales to seals and penguins. However, with its fleet of Zodiac landing craft and its team of expedition guides, the polar vessel’s pioneering design allows you to traverse the Drake Passage, its strong westerly winds nicknamed The Roaring Fifties; and to get close to nature, delve into inlets and bays, see the seabirds circling the South Shetland Islands, and set out on foot to hike on an Antarctic glacier. The ship sails from Ushuaia, overlooking the Beagle Channel in the Tierra del Fuego, and long recognised as the southernmost city in the world; and the tour is bookended by a very different tempo in Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires, with its European look, Latin American rhythm, and ‘milonga’ tango shows.

Overview

  • Flight  - 1 night
  • Buenos Aires  - 1 night
  • Ushuaia  - 1 night
  • Beagle Channel  - 1 night
  • Drake Passage  - 2 nights
  • South Shetland Islands  - 2 nights
  • Antarctica Peninsula  - 2 nights
  • Drake Passage  - 2 nights
  • Buenos Aires  - 1 night
  • Flight  - 1 night
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Tour Highlights

  • Deluxe Outside Cabin
  • Full Board on Cruise
  • Expedition Parka
  • Zodiac Excursions
  • Local Expert Guides
  • Distinguished Lecture Programme
  • Price Guarantee

This terrific tour takes the intrepid traveller to the tip of the American continent and beyond, crossing Drake Passage to the South Shetland Islands and ice cliffs of the Antarctic Peninsula, with nine nights at sea on a superb polar ship

Notes:

The itinerary and activities during our Antarctica experience are dependent on weather and ice conditions.

The final route, landfalls and shore landings will be determined by the captain and expedition leader and communicated to guests through regularly scheduled briefings.

This is a full itinerary with many visits on foot including some uneven or slippery surfaces.

Some cruise excursions involve the use of zodiac boats and are subject to weather conditions.

Groups will be divided for cruise sightseeing, the cruise vessel takes a maximum of 210 passengers.

The programme may be altered due to navigational factors with locks, water levels or congestion at certain sites.

Accommodation

Recoleta Grand Hotel – Buenos Aires

A modern 5-star hotel in the vibrant Recoleta neighbourhood of Buenos Aires. Restaurant, bar, gym, pool (seasonal) and WiFi (free). 79 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Los Cauquenes Hotel - Ushuaia

he only luxury hotel situated on Beagle Channel beach, located 7km from Ushuaia with access to a private beach. The restaurant serves award-winning cuisine with a strong Patagonian influence. There is a spa, fitness room and WiFi throughout. The 54 rooms decorated in soft creams with subtle red and olive accents, offer spectacular views over the Beagle Channel. Rooms have fridge, safe and TV.
Notes:

Accommodation tax to be paid in Buenos Aires locally, currently 1.5 USD per person/per night (can be paid in USD or Pesos).

Vessels

MV Ocean Albatros

The new luxury infinity vessel, MV Ocean Albatros, is one of the most modern small polar ships, part of a brand new generation of low-energy vessels. The 4 diesel engines and 2 electro engines are all controlled electronically to optimize speed, lower fuel consumption and manage fewer emissions. Holding the highest Polar code 6, Ice class 1A and a pioneering new design and bow shape, X-Bow®-Infinity class, inverting typical cruise ship design, splitting wave energy and providing faster, more comfortable travel. This luxury cruise vessel, ideally suited for small ship expeditions, has a total of 95 comfortable cabins, all with a view of the ocean allowing you to behold the magnitude of the open waters and polar landscape, a wellness area, a bar, an open deck dining facility, a modern lecture lounge and two restaurants. The MV Ocean Albatros features unique viewing platforms, custom-built for the this new class of vessel, the two platforms fold out hydraulically for unobstructed views of passing marine life and seabirds. The vessel will implement the Green Initiative Program, ensuring both absolute comfort and sustainability for all guests.

CABIN CATEGORIES:
Category G: Single cabin with porthole18 sq.m.
Category E: State cabin with French balcony 16 sq.m.
Category C: State cabin with balcony 24 sq.m.

MS Ocean Victory

The new luxury infinity vessel, MS Ocean Victory, is one of the most modern small polar ships, part of a brand new generation of low-energy vessels. The 4 diesel engines and 2 electro engines are all controlled electronically to optimize speed, lower fuel consumption and manage fewer emissions. Holding the highest Polar code 6, Ice class 1A and a pioneering new design and bow shape, X-Bow®-Infinity class, inverting typical cruise ship design, splitting wave energy and providing faster, more comfortable travel. This luxury cruise vessel, ideally suited for small ship expeditions, has a total of 93 comfortable cabins, all with a view of the ocean allowing you to behold the magnitude of the open waters and polar landscape, a wellness area, a bar, an open deck dining facility, a modern lecture lounge and two restaurants. The MS Ocean Victory features unique viewing platforms, custom-built for the this new class of vessel, the two platforms fold out hydraulically for unobstructed views of passing marine life and seabirds.The vessel will implement the Green Initiative Program, ensuring both absolute comfort and sustainability for all guests.



CABIN CATEGORIES:
Category G: Single cabin with porthole16 sq.m.
Category D: State cabin with porthole 22 sq.m.
Category C: State cabin with balcony 24 sq.m.
Category B: Suite with balcony 28 sq.m.
Category A: Junior Suite with balcony 42 sq.m.

Extra Nights

Stay in Buenos Aires pre/post tour

Extra nights at this hotel are on request, please call to discuss your requirements
(per night) £116
Single supplement £116

Recoleta Grand Hotel – Buenos Aires

A modern 5-star hotel in the vibrant Recoleta neighbourhood of Buenos Aires. Restaurant, bar, gym, pool (seasonal) and WiFi (free). 79 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Departures & Prices

per person
in a twin Cat. C Cabin with balcony or a single Cat. G Cabin with porthole

February
February 22 (Saturday)
Price Includes:

Air travel and taxes, included on board gratuities, expedition parka, deluxe outside cabin with balcony, full board on the cruise with wine, beer and soft drinks at meal times, visits to sub-Antarctic and South Shetland Islands, exploration of the Antarctic Peninsula, Zodiac excursions and shore landings, on board activities, lectures, workshops and wildlife spotting, port fees, taxes and IAATO fees, expert local guides and expedition leader, distinguished lecture programme. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included:

Travel insurance, optional excursions, tipping, any government and local tourist taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

Notes:

Accommodation tax to be paid in Buenos Aires locally, currently 1.5 USD per person/per night (can be paid in USD or Pesos).

Supplements per person

Single Supplement
  • Single Supplement
  • £7795
Upgrades
  • Category B Suite with Balcony Cabin
  • £1295
  • Category G Single Outside Porthole Cabin
  • £1475
  • Category G Single Cabin with Porthole
  • £1545
Flight Options
  • British Airways World Traveller Plus
  • On request, please call
  • British Airways Club World
  • On request, please call
Tour Only
  • Save
  • £1200
  • Arrival or departure transfer
  • £65

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