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
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.
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Below per person rate based on previous season.
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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.
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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.
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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).
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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.
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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.
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
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.
Kate was great to work with in the planning stage. She was prompt, helpful, and efficient. Our tour guide, Edwin, was knowledgeable and passionate. We were very happy to have traveled with Adventure Life, it made the trip easy and a true pleasure. We could concentrate on enjoying the experience rather than the details of travel.