Crossing the Antarctic Circle
At the extremes of the Earth, expect extreme environments: iceberg graveyards, monumental landscapes, highly adapted wildlife, sunshine at midnight, shocking beauty.
Cruise across the Antarctic Circle and you are automatically a member of an elite club. You become one of only a few intrepid human beings in the history of the world who have ventured this far south.
And what an adventure you can expect. You’ll see huge colonies of nesting sea birds. You’ll sail past the vast, white silhouettes of icebergs carved into fantastical shapes by piercing winds. Ghosts in a silent graveyard.
Have your camera constantly to hand; you may easily spot the leviathans of the deep, see comical penguins and encounter cute-faced killers, like leopard seals.
Sample cruise itinerary
Day 1: Embark and depart from the bustling port of Ushuaia in Argentina. Days 2-3: Cross Drake’s Passage with briefings from your Expedition Team. Days 4-10: Explore the peninsula; spotting whales and penguins. Take excursions onto the continent. Listen to glaciers and icebergs cracking and grumbling. Celebrate in style as you cruise over 66° 33’ S - the Antarctic Circle. Take Zodiac excursions to icebergs and photograph wildlife. Days 11-12: Cruise Drake’s Passage, with fascinating lectures from the Expedition Team. Days 13: Disembark in the morning to catch your homeward flights.
Shore visits are included but depend on weather conditions. Extra excursions vary with different itineraries and weather, and could typically include:
- Kayaking to icebergs and floes
- Camping on the polar ice
Ask one of our experts for more details.
|Ships||No. of nights||Dates||Price*|
|Akademik Ioffe||12 nights||15 – 27 Jan 2013||£6,980|
|Akademik Sergey Vavilov||12 nights||18 Feb – 3 Mar 2013||£7,575|
|M/S Expedition||13 nights||21 Dec 2012 – 3 Jan 2013||£6,149|
|25 Feb – 10 Mar 2013||£5,589|
|9 – 22 Mar 2013||£5,269|
|Sea Spirit||14 nights
with 1st night in Ushuaia
|16 – 30 Jan 2013||£8,975|
*N.B. all prices are cruise only, per person sharing a twin cabin with private facilities and some are based on current exchange rates (USD1.57) so may be subject to fluctuation.
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