Atlantic Odyssey Cruise

Rob Tully-Oceanwide Expeditions
Local market located on the Cape Verde Islands.
Rob Tully-Oceanwide Expeditions
Fortress on the hill in Cidade Velha.
Rob Tully-Oceanwide Expeditions
Locals talking outside of the market.
Rob Tully-Oceanwide Expeditions
Local carrying food on her head.
Rob Tully-Oceanwide Expeditions
Fortress on the hill in Cidade Velha.
Oceanwide Expeditions
Plancius lounge area.
Monica Salmang
Bar and observation room
Observe changes in nature. During the days at sea the chances of meeting whales are high. Witness the northbound spring migration of northern birds like Arctic terns and long-tailed skuas who join you in crossing the Equator (“the Line”) on this epic Atlantic Ocean expedition cruise.

Day 1

Embark in Ascension Island

In the evening the vessel will depart from Ascension Island. Ascension Island is a volcano in the middle of the ocean, about 1,280 kilometres (800 miles) to the northwest of St. Helena. It is a dry island with a moist and richly vegetated peak named Green Mountain (859 metres; 2818 feet). For more than 300 years after its discovery, in 1501, the island was uninhabited. The few visitors were deterred from settling due to the aridity. It was eventually occupied in 1815 by the British who wished to prevent any possible use by the French for an attempt to release Napoleon from St. Helena.

Days 2-5

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

At Sea

Embark on your sea voyage, and witness the northbound spring migration of northern birds like Arctic terns and long-tailed skuas that join you to cross the Equator ("the Line").

Day 6

  • Breakfast

Disembark in Praia, Sao Tiago

Disembark this morning for an an excursion to Cidade Velha, steeped in history. Here observe the massive fortress on the hill, built to deter English marauders in the period when the Crowns of Portugal and Spain were united and Portuguese possessions became as fair game to the likes of Drake and Raleigh as were Spanish ones. See the ruins of the Cathedral, the oldest Christian Church in the tropics, and the slave whipping post in the main square. The village is well watered and there are plantations of sugar cane that support a rum distillery, and several species of birds. Have another guided stroll around the City of Praia, which is the capital of the Cape Verdes, and has given rise to a unique variety of folk music, which you can enjoy while passing the various bars!

For those passengers disembarking here to return home, rooms will be reserved at a local hotel in Praia from where you will collect your luggage and freshen up at the end of the excursion. From here begin your independent journey home.

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- Rates are quoted in U.S. dollars and represent costs per person, double or triple occupancy. Request the Twin or Triple Share Program where you are matched with a cabin mate of the same gender. Even if a cabin mate is not found for you, no single supplement will be charged.
- Single occupancy: All cabins 1.7 times the share twin price
- Due to the extreme nature of itinerary destinations, travel insurance is mandatory for all cruises aboard the Plancius - including medical, accident and repatriation/evacuation insurance.

• Voyage aboard the designated vessel as indicated in the itinerary.
• All meals throughout the voyage aboard the ship including snacks, coffee and tea.
• All shore excursions and activities throughout the voyage by zodiac.
• Free use of rubber boots and snowshoes aboard ‘Plancius’.
• Pre-scheduled group transfer from the vessel to the airport in Ushuaia (directly after disembarkation).
• Program of lectures by noted naturalists and leadership by experienced expedition staff.
• All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program.
• Comprehensive pre-departure material.

Not included:
Any airfare, whether on scheduled or charter flights; pre- and post land arrangements; transfers to the vessel; passport and visa expenses; government arrival and departure taxes; meals ashore; baggage, cancellation and personal insurance (which is mandatory); excess baggage charges and all items of a personal nature such as laundry, bar, beverage charges and telecommunication charges; and the customary gratuity at the end of the voyages for stewards and other service personnel aboard (guidelines will be provided).

Please Note: It is agreed that if world fuel prices will reach or exceed US Dollar 120 per Barrel Brent 90 days prior to departure, the MV Plancius reserves the right to levy a fuel surcharge of US Dollar $400 per passenger.