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15 Day Sample Cruise aboard Polar Pioneer
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Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Embark in Ushuaia
Days 2-3 : Drake Passage
Days 4-6 : Arctowski Station
Days 7-8 : Across the Peninsula
Days 9-10 : Antarctic Peninsula
Days 11-12 : At Sea
Days 13-14 : Falkland Islands
Day 15 : Disembark in Stanley, Falkland Islands

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Polar Pioneer

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Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Visit remote outposts on an Antarctic voyage Pondering the pack ice from atop a stranded iceberg. Enjoy a spectacular sunset on the Lemaire Channel during your Antarctica expedition cruise Zodiac cruising among the pack ice and icebergs of the peninsula Antarctica is a photographers delight! Enjoy myriad photo ops on your Antarctica expedition cruise

Day 1 Embark in Ushuaia

A friendly welcome aboard the Polar Pioneer precedes your sail down the Beagle Channel. Scientists from Ukraine and Poland, who will summer in Antarctica at Vernadsky and Arctowski Stations, will join you and the rest of your fellow travelers.

Day 2-3 Drake Passage

Cape petrels mesmerize and majestic wandering albatross will take your breath away as your ship crosses the Drake Passage. Naturalists reveal Antarctica’s natural history while environmental and safety briefings will prepare you for the upcoming days. Your photography education program commences, as prepare yourselves for the adventure ahead.

Day 4-6 Arctowski Station

As you drop anchor in front of Poland’s Arctowski Station, be greeted by fur and elephant seals lounging on the shoreline, inquisitive Adélie, gentoo and chinstrap penguins welcome you to their playground.

Day 7-8 Across the Peninsula

With the rugged coastline from Gerlache Strait to the beautiful Lemaire Channel, make your way South across the Peninsula.

Day 9-10 Antarctic Peninsula

Drop anchor at Vernadsky Station; your southernmost point on this expedition. Here your scientist shipmates disembark and prepare for a summer in Antarctica. Board Zodiacs and explore this historic and wildlife rich area. Your will make full use of daylight hours, taking every opportunity to explore the Peninsula’s wonders.

Day 11-12 At Sea

Bidding farewell to Antarctica, sail north towards the Falkland Islands, it’s a time of reflection, entertaining talks and a party or two.

Day 13-14 Falkland Islands

Your days in the Falklands will be spent exploring the outer most islands rarely visited; the spectacular cliffs of the islands are home to an abundance breeding birds; endemic Cobb’s Wren, dark faced ground tyrants and tussac birds, striated cara-caras, southern giant petrels, ruddy headed geese, speckled teal and crested ducks abound.

Making the most of your Zodiacs explore by sea and land the rich natural history of this remote archipelago.

Day 15 Disembark in Stanley, Falkland Islands

Today disembark in Stanley, the Falklands, which features an excellent war museum, welcoming shops and pubs.

Polar Pioneer

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Polar Pioneer's Triple Cabin.
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Triple Shared
Triple Cabins have two lower and one upper berth, a desk, a small washbasin, storage and hanging space and portholes. Showers and toilets are very close by and are shared with other Main Deck cabins.
Polar Pioneer's Public Twin Cabin.
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Twin Shared
Twin Shared Cabins have two lower bunks, a desk, small washbasin, ample storage and hanging space and portholes. Showers and toilets are very close by and are shared with other Main Deck cabins.
Polar Pioneer's Private Twin Cabin.
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Twin Private
Twin Private Cabins have two lower bunks, a desk, windows, and a private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin. Two cabins have upper and lower bunks (cabins 402 and 403).
Polar Pioneer's Mini Suite.
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Mini Suite
Mini Suites have a separate small bedroom with double bed, a sofa bed in the main room, a desk, video player and TV, windows and a private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin.
Polar Pioneer's Captain Suite.
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Suite
The Suite features a large lounge area, a separate small bedroom with double bed, a sofabed in the main room, a video player and TV, refrigerator, large forward and side facing windows, and a private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin.

Notes

This Add-on is available only for our travelers extending or customizing their itinerary.

Please note that all of Polar Pioneer itineraries are at the mercy of weather conditions and not all landings are guaranteed. These itineraries are flexible and will change voyage to voyage, allowing the best chance to make the most of surprising wildlife displays and unexpected opportunities.

- Rates 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 costs are 1.7 times the twin rate


Please note that the itineraries are at the mercy of weather conditions and not all landings are guaranteed. Itineraries are flexible and will change voyage to voyage, allowing the best chance to make the most of surprising wildlife displays and unexpected opportunities.

Cruise fare includes:
- Comprehensive pre-departure information
- All meals, snacks, tea & coffee
- All shore excursions and zodiac cruises
- Educational lectures and guiding services by polar experts
- Use of gumboots
- Daily cabin service
- Polar Pioneer travel mug
- Professionally produced voyage log

Flights:
A group flight from the Falkland Islands to Punta Arenas at the conclusion of the voyage are an additional charge, please add $660 per person.
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