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ANTARCTIC EXPLORER CRUISE: Discovering the Peninsula
10 & 11 Night Cruise

Itinerary day by day:

Day 1 - Ushuaia, Argentina

This expedition is perfect for first-time polar travelers, adventurers who want to push the envelope or time-
constrained people. Overnight at a hotel in Ushuaia.

Day 2 - Embarkation Day

After embarkation in the late afternoon, you will sail down the Beagle Channel. Keep watch on deck for
seabirds, penguins and rainbows.

Day 3 to 4 - Crossing the Drake Passage

Prepare for rough water, but do not be disappointed if your crossing is smooth sailing. The Drake is always
changing.

Day 5 to 8 - South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula

Many factors play a role in shaping the expedition’s progress. We attempt to leave the ship to explore in a
range of activity levels at least twice a day. Perhaps, you’ll feel salt spray on your face as the Zodiac weaves in
and around grounded icebergs in Pleneau Bay. You could scramble to the top of a craggy hill for an unforgettable
view of an icy chasm near Port Lockroy. You could sit quietly on a pebbled beach and wait for a
curious penguin chick to approach or plunge into the frigid Antarctic waters.

Explore the highlights of the Antarctic Peninsula with adventurers who enjoy camping, kayaking, cross
–country skiing, mountaineering and other active pursuits. Over the course of the austral spring and summer,
the sun lingers longer and longer, melting snow and ice. Wildlife abounds: chicks hatch and fledge,
and pods of whales breach in a deep bay where a calving iceberg has churned up krill, the local delicacy.

The natural cycle of life ensures that every expedition is different. And that every expedition is full of surprises!
In Antarctica, silence is so complete that interruptions become indelible memories: noisy penguins
squabbling over prized pebbles, the boom and crack of a calving glacier near Petermann Island. Then there
is the sound of breathing as your arms pump and your legs power you up an incline on cross-country skis.
As you sail from island to shore to bay during four days in the Peninsula, the Expedition Team provides opportunities
for contemplation, to test your endurance and engage your curiosity.

Day 9 to 11 - Drake Passage to Ushuaia

Activities during the return voyage depend on the conditions of the Drake. A smooth crossing is a busy
crossing. You will be transferred to the airport from the ship when you disembark in Ushuaia.

Important reminder: Embracing the unexpected is part of the legacy – and excitement – of expedition
travel. There are no guarantees that we can achieve everything we set out to accomplish. A measure of flexibility
is something all of us must bring to a voyage.


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Prices per person, in US Dollars

Expedition Rates

All rates per person in US dollars. If you're traveling alone, ask us about the significant savings you can realize from our Request-Share Program, which matches solo travelers in the same cabin.

Start /Finish Locations
Ushuaia, Argentina/Ushuaia, Argentina

Expedition Rates Include

Hotel accommodation, with continental breakfast, the night prior to embarkation
Zodiac transfers and sightseeing while aboard
In-depth education program
Group transfer between hotel and vessel for embarkation
Group transfer between vessel and airport following disembarkation
Tierra del Fuego National Park Tour and BBQ lunch
Rubber boots loan service on all vessels

 

 

EXPLORERS' QUEST
via the Malvinas Island and South Georgia
20 Day Itinerary
Ushuaia to Ushuaia



Day 1 - Ushuaia, Argentina

Due to the size of the continent, Antarctica’s diversity is best appreciated on longer voyages, where greater
distances can be covered. This extended expedition encompasses the wildlife paradise of South Georgia, the
remote Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) as well as the extraordinary beauty of the Peninsula. Overnight at a
hotel in Ushuaia.

Day 2 - Embarkation Day

Afternoon embarkation in Ushuaia.

Day 3 – At Sea

There are many activities to keep you engaged while you are at sea. You could learn to identify the seabirds
that glide alongside the ship, or attend the illustrated presentations by the Expedition Team. They prepare
you for the shore landings and Zodiac cruising that is to come.

Day 4 to 5 - Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

En route, the shipboard education program introduces the flora and fauna that you will encounter. Properly
prepared, Zodiacs zip you from ship to shore to hike where Kelp Geese graze and Magellanic Penguins
guard their burrows. You’ll comb beaches and socialize with local residents.

Day 6 to 11 - Southern Ocean and South Georgia

After crossing the Southern Ocean, the Expedition Team plans a series of landings at King Penguin rookeries,
abandoned whaling stations and the grave of Sir Ernest Shackleton. You can be as active as you like as
South Georgia is an excellent locale for hiking.

Day 12 to 17 - South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula

Deception Island, Lemaire Channel, Neko Harbour, and Paradise Harbour …these are the names that
conjure iconic images of the Antarctic Peninsula: Towering, glacier-capped mountains rising from a brilliant
blue sea, dotted with ice floes. You’ll visit penguin colonies, listen for calving glaciers, visit historic sites and
research stations.

Day 18 to 20 - The Drake Passage to Ushuaia

Your second Drake Passage crossing may be as smooth or as rough as your first. No matter the condition,
it is a fitting end to your visit to Antarctica. You will be transferred to the airport from the ship when you
disembark in Ushuaia.


Expedition Rates

All rates per person in US dollars. If you're traveling alone, ask us about the significant savings you can realize from our Request-Share Program, which matches solo travelers in the same cabin.

Start /Finish Locations
Ushuaia, Argentina/Ushuaia, Argentina

Expedition Rates Include

Hotel accommodation, with continental breakfast, the night prior to embarkation
Zodiac transfers and sightseeing while aboard
In-depth education program
Group transfer between hotel and vessel for embarkation
Group transfer between vessel and airport following disembarkation
Tierra del Fuego National Park Tour and BBQ lunch
Rubber boots loan service on all vessels

 

SHIPS

LYUBOV ORLOVA

In the fall of 2006, the spacious, ice-strengthened Lyubov Orlova underwent extensive renovations to the forward lounge, dining room and cabins.

CABINS & AMENITIES

*59 outside cabins, all featuring private facilities.
*Spacious dining room with unreserved seating: buffet-style breakfast with table service; table-service lunch and dinner with main course choices from a changing daily menu; cakes served in mid-afternoon.
*Newly-renovated presentation room.
*Lounge and bar, open late morning, afternoon and evening with a wide selection of wines and spirits; coffee, tea available all day.
*Library with collection of polar-themed books.
*Ship-to-shore communications via satellite and Iridium phone and e-mail.
*Clinic with licensed doctor.
*Exercise room.

Please note: there is no passenger elevator between decks.



SPECIFICATIONS

Staff & Crew: 70
Passengers: 110
Length: 90.00 m
Breadth: 16.24 m
Draft: 4.65 m
Propulsion: 2 Diesel ME 5,209-horsepower engines
Ice Class: L3
Cruising Speed: 12 knots in open water

Registered in Malta




OCEAN NOVA


Ocean Nova was built in Frederikshavn, Denmark. It was originally designed to navigate the ice-choked waters off Western Greenland. Significant upgrades to the ship have made it both a comfortable retreat and an exciting adventure ship.

CABINS & AMENITIES

*42 outside cabins, all featuring private facilities.
*Spacious dining room with unreserved seating: buffet - style breakfast with table service; table-service lunch and dinner with main course choices from a changing daily menu; cakes served in mid- afternoon.
*Glass-enclosed observation lounge and presentation room.
*Lounge and bar, open late morning, afternoon and evening with a wide selection of wines and spirits; coffee, tea available all day.
*Library with collection of polar-themed books.
*Ship-to-shore communications via Fleet 77 and e-mail.
*Clinic with licensed doctor.
*Exercise room.

Please note: there is no passenger elevator between decks.


SPECIFICATIONS

Staff & Crew: 38
Passengers: 82
Length: 73.0 m
Breadth: 11.0 m
Draft: 3.7 m
Propulsion: Diesel engines - 2,000-horsepower
Ice Class: 1B, EO (Hull Ice 1A)
Cruising Speed: 12 knots in open water

Registered in Bahamas


 

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