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CLASSIC ANTARCTICA EXPEDITION
10 & 11 Night Cruise

Itinerary day by day:

Day 1-2: One world ends. Another begins
Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, sits at the foot of the Andes, in a beautiful setting. Relax at a sidewalk café and soak up the "end of the world" feeling of this frontier town. After spending a night at our host hotel, tour the nearby National Park. Board the ship after a traditional Argentine asadobarbecue lunch.

Day 3-4: The Drake Passage
Among the many unforgettable experiences you'll have on your journey, food will certainly be one of them. It may seem as if you are dining in one of the finer restaurants in the world, with one exception: other restaurants would never interrupt you with shouts of "whales ahead at 12 o'clock."

You'll be properly prepared for wildlife sightings, because our Expedition Team delivers an incomparable education program as you cross the Drake Passage en route to Antarctica.

Day 5-8: Land, birds, seals, whales, volcanoes, ahoy

You have arrived in Antarctica! The Expedition Team will attempt an average of two landings per day. Many factors influence the daily program, such as prevailing wind, ice, weather conditions, and wildlife behavior. During the voyage, our onboard fleet of Zodiacs will transfer you to penguin rookeries, where you are welcomed by a committee of chattering birds. There will be leisurely Zodiac sightseeing cruises past icebergs or wildlife on the rocky shoreline.

Discovering The White Continent
During your four days exploring the Peninsula, you'll make new friends over a game of cards in the lounge, or a beverage in the bar. Don your parka and join fellow travelers on the deck as you sail through the Gerlache Strait or along the Danco Coast, past towering glacier-covered mountains that shoot to the sky. Don't forget to pack your binoculars. There may be seals sunning on an ice floe or a raft of penguins feeding as you sail past.

History, wildlife, scenery - Antarctica has it all.
During the in-depth education program, the historian will recount the development of the region, pointing out the remains of buildings where spies dwelled or a doctor went mad. The ornithologist will take you ashore and help you identify different species of birds. You could cruise with a glaciologist through a bay filled with fantastically colored icebergs.

Day 9-11: A reluctant farewell
Returning to Ushuaia across the Drake Passage, you know you are one of the people in the world that have set foot on Antarctica. The adventure will be with you forever. You may already be thinking of a return trip - as many have found before, the lure of Antarctica is a strong one.

Please note that on 12-day itineraries, an extra day is spent in the Peninsula.



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.


CLASSIC ANTARCTICA: DEPARTURES & RATES

CLASSIC ANTARCTICA: DISCOVERING THE PENINSULA
Aboard
Lyubov Orlova
Days
Triple

Lower
Deck
Twin
Main
Deck
Twin
Main
Deck
Single
Captain
Deck
Twin
Superior
Amundsen
Suite
NOVEMBER 09 -
NOVEMBER 10 - 2008
12
3500
5100
5700
9690
5700
6500
7500
NOVEMBER 19 - NOVEMBER 30 - 2008
12
3500
5100
5700
9690
5700
6500
7500
NOVEMBER 29-
DECEMBER 10 - 2008
12
3500
5100
5700
9690
5700
6500
7500
DECEMBER 09 -
DECEMBER 19 - 2008
11
3500
5100
5700
9690
5700
6500
7500
DECEMBER 18 -
DECEMBER 28 - 2008
11
4500
5900
6400
10800
6400
7400
8500
DECEMBER 27 - 2008
JANUARY 06 - 2009
11
4900
6100
6800
11560
6800
8100
9200
JANUARY 05 -
JANUARY 15 - 2009
11
4900
6100
6800
11560
6800
8100
9200
FEBRUARY 01 -
FEBRUARY 11 - 2009
11
4900
6100
6800
11560
6800
8100
9200

FEBRUARY 10 -
FEBRUARY 21 - 2009

12
4900
6100
6800
11560
6800
8100
9200
FEBRUARY 20 -
MARCH 03 -
2009
12
4900
6100
6800
11560
6800
8100
9200
MARCH 02 -
MARCH 13 -
2009
12
3500
5100
5700
9690
5700
6500
7500

Prices per person, in US Dollars


CLASSIC ANTARCTICA: DISCOVERING THE PENINSULA
Aboard
Clipper Adventurer
Days
Lower Deck Twin Pthole
Twin Pthole
Twin Window
Superior
Deluxe
Suite
Owner´s Suite
NOVEMBER 20 - DECEMBER 01 - 2008
12
6200
6500
6800
7200
7700
8500
9900
NOVEMBER 30 - DECEMBER 11 - 2008
12
6200
6500
6800
7200
7700
8500
9900
DECEMBER 28 - 2008 // JANUARY 08 - 2009
11
7200
7500
7900
8300
8900
9800
11800
JANUARY 24 - FEBRUARY 03 - 2009
11
7200
7500
7900
8300
8900
9800
11800
FEBRUARY 02 - FEBRUARY 12 - 2009
11
7200
7500
7900
8300
8900
9800
11800
FEBRUARY 11 - FEBRUARY 22 - 2009
12
7200
7500
7900
8300
8900
9800
11800

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' ROUTE
via the Malvinas Island and South Georgia

20 Day Itinerary
Ushuaia to Ushuaia



Triumph and Tragedy: Early Antarctic Exploration

Explorers began searching for this southernmost continent as early as 700 BC. It wasn't until 1820 that the first sighting of the continent was made by the Russian Fabian von Bellingshausen. Many intrepid explorers and fortune-hunters followed, seeking fame. Their heroic stories are legendary. During your voyage, your Expedition Team will present their tales of triumph and tragedy.

ITINERARY

Day 1-2: Your journey begins at the foot of the Andes

This extended adventure begins at the tip of South America, in Ushuaia, Argentina, with a night at a local hotel. The city has the feel of a frontier town, yet offers excellent dining and shopping. Before embarkation on Day 2, tour the nearby National Park and sample local cuisine during an asadobarbecue lunch.

Day 3-5: The Drake Passage

History, wildlife and Darwin, too. En route to the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), you learn about Charles Darwin, who visited the islands in 1833. Join your fellow adventurers for an in-depth education program introducing the flora and fauna that you can expect to encounter while visiting the archipelago. Properly prepared, you cruise safely from the ship to shore in a Zodiac to stroll the streets of Stanley or wander through the nesting grounds of the Black-browed Albatross. Sip a leisurely cup of tea with local residents, before you depart for South Georgia.

Day 6-11: Land, birds, seals, whales, volcanoes, ahoy
A toast to "iron men in wooden ships". On landing in Grytviken, South Georgia, history is on our minds. South Georgia is synonymous with Sir Ernest Shackleton's rescue of the crew of Endurance. In 1904, Grytviken was established as a whaling station. Your exploration includes a visit to the chapel and museum that depicts how life was lived in this sheltered cove until it was abandoned in 1966.

The second-largest King Penguin colony in the world is on Salisbury Plain. Have your camera ready, it is an unforgettable sight. Later, after supper, share your shots with new friends in the lounge, library or bar.

Day 12-17: Antarctica, scenery, history and wildlife!
As the ship steams south and west, watch for tabular icebergs. When you arrive in the South Shetland Islands, the Expedition Team will attempt an average of two landings a day, subject to permissions, weather, wind and ice conditions, of course. It is here that you may visit an active research station, where scientists track the life cycle of birds and icebergs. You'll walk with penguins at a rookery, and cruise rocky coastlines where birds rest after a day on the wing.

"This land feels like a fairytale"
Amundsen's quote captures the majesty of Antarctica quite nicely. It is vast, pristine and glorious. Massive glaciers, many covering an area equal to that of a small city, are reflected in still, black water. The sheer scale is humbling.

Setting foot on the Peninsula, remember the brave and determined explorers that have proceeded you - Ross, Scott, Shackleton and Amundsen. They too were captivated by the antics of penguins, curiosity of seals, and the grace of whales swimming.

Day 18-20: Behind every name, a story
Crossing the Drake Passage, the Expedition Team will recap your adventures and recall the explorers in whose wake you have sailed. You will have gazed at the same shorelines, and marveled at the same stars. As they were, you will be transformed.




EXPLORER´S ROUTE TO ANTARCTICA, VIA MALVINAS ISLAND AND SOUTH GEORGIA: DEPARTURES & RATES

EXPLORER´S ROUTE: VIA DE MALVINAS ISLAND AND SOUTH GEORGIA
Aboard
Lyubov
Orlova
Days
Triple

Lower
Deck
Twin
Main
Deck
Twin
Main
Deck
Single
Captain
Deck
Twin
Superior
Amundsen
Suite
JANUARY 14 -
FEBRUARY 02 -
2009
20
9800
11900
13600
23120
13600
16200
18400

Prices per person, in US Dollars


EXPLORER´S ROUTE: VIA DE MALVINAS ISLAND AND SOUTH GEORGIA
Aboard
Clipper Adventurer
Days
Lower Deck Twin Pthole
Twin Pthole
Twin Window
Superior
Deluxe
Suite
Owner´s Suite
NOVEMBER 02 - NOVEMBER 21 - 2008
20
9900
10400
10900
11400
12200
13400
15900
DECEMBER 10 - DECEMBER 29 - 2008
20
11200
11800
12400
12900
13900
15300
18300
JANUARY 06 - JANUARY 25 - 2009
20
14400
15100
15800
16600
17800
19600
23500
FEBRUARY 21 - MARCH 12
20
9900
10400
10900
11400
12200
13400
15900


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

 

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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