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Cross the Antarctic Circle – 13 Day Voyage from Ushuaia

Follow Captain Cook’s wake to the most southern point of any of our voyages! Cross the Antarctic Circle and earn enough bragging rights to last a lifetime. Enter a world of elegant snow petrel birds, powerful orcas and dreamlike icebergs.

USD $10,700.00USD $22,100.00

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Sail in the footsteps of Captain Cook and cross the Antarctic Circle! Explore a place where few will ever visit as you sail among surreal icebergs, orca whales, snow petrels, penguin colonies, and icy mountains. This is truly a trip of a lifetime!

Available Dates:

  • February 3rd, 2020 – February 15th, 2020
  • February 14th, 2020 – February 25th, 2020

Highlights

  • Experience an icy wonderland up close
  • Cruise near Crabeater and Leopard seals
  • Sail in the Lemaire Channel
  • Visit historic temporary settlements and scientific stations
  • Enjoy a champagne toast on the Antarctic Circle!
  • Go to Deception Island’s active caldera
  • Kayak among the icebergs (optional–extra cost applies)

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Ushuaia

Upon arrival at the airport in Ushuaia, a local guide will be waiting for you to then bring you to your downtown hotel. For the remainder of the day, you will get the chance to explore the many cafes and restaurants tucked underneath the ice-capped mountains that surround Ushuaia.

Day 2: Set Sail for the Beagle Channel

Before boarding the Greg Mortimer ship, you will have time in the morning for final explorations of Ushuaia. In the late afternoon, we will set off for the Beagle Channel!

Days 3 – 5: The Drake Passage

You will get to experience the amazing landscapes as well as the soaring wildlife–the albatross, pretrel, and other majestic birds–as we cruise through the infamous Drake Passage (the area between the tip of South America and the top of Antarctica).

Days 6 – 8: Lemaire Channel

The stunning surrounding scenery will not disappoint as our ship enters the Lemaire Channel. Our next stop will be  the Adélie penguins and if the ice cooperates, then we will also be able to visit a scientific station and historical huts on shore.

Days 9- 11: Return North

As we make our way back north, there will be more stops on land at Paradise harbor or Neko harbor. You will have the opportunity to see whales up close and visit the gentoo penguins of Cuverville Island!

Day 12: Return on the Drake Passage

On our final day on the ship, you will enjoy the Captain’s Four-Course Dinner, which includes house wines and beers! You will also have a chance to share photos and enjoy your last moments with friends you made during the voyage!

Day 13: Disembark

After a delicious breakfast, your journey of crossing the Antarctic Circle comes to an end, you will disembark and continue on to your next adventure!

What’s Included

  • Transfer from airport to hotel (shared)
  • One night of accommodation in Ushuaia before the voyage
  • Transfer from downtown to airport (shared)
  • Luggage transfer to ship
  • Fully-serviced accommodation in a stateroom
  • Shore excursions, guided walks, and Zodiac cruises
  • Information kit and destination resource guide, provided pre-departure
  • Team of experienced destination specialists and guides
  • Entertaining and informative lectures
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day, including house wines, beer, soft drinks, snacks, and afternoon tea
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell drinks
  • Captain’s Four Course Dinner
  • Drinks before dinner, including canapés and snacks from the bar
  • 3-in-1 polar jacket
  • Gumboots to use during the trip
  • Use of fitness center
  • Onboard doctor and medical clinic
  • Photo book (personalized and provided after the trip)
  • Entry fees to touristic and historic sites
  • Pilotage charges, port, and landing fees

What’s Not Included

  • International and domestic flights, unless specified
  • Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Arrival or departure taxes at airport
  • Visa, passport, vaccination charges, reciprocity fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Emergency evacuation charges
  • Any hotels or meals not mentioned in the itinerary or What’s Included section
  • Hotels and meals not included in itinerary
  • Optional excursions not included in the itinerary
  • Optional activity surcharges
  • All items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages and soft drinks (outside of dinner service), laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, gratuities, and email or phone charges.

Important Information

  • Ship: Greg Mortimer
  • The trip beginning February 3, 2020 begins and ends in Ushuaia, Argentina
  • The trip beginning February 14, 2020 begins in Ushuaia, Argentina and ends in Punta Arenas, Chile (via a flight from King George Island)
  • The Drake Passage is affectionately nicknamed both the “Drake Lake” and the “Drake Shake,” depending on its conditions – either way, the state-of-the-art boat will cruise gently through the waters

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