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Antarctic Peninsula

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Sail to distant Antarctica on this 12-day Antarctica cruise. View the abundant wildlife which call this frozen continent home. Cross the Drake Passage and spot albatrosses, prions, petrels, penguins, seals, whales, and dolphins as you explore the Antarctic Peninsula from the comfort of the Hebridean Sky.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Ushuaia
Day 2 : Ushuaia | Embark
Days 3-4 : Drake Passage
Days 5-9 : Antarctic Peninsula
Days 10-11 : Drake Passage
Day 12 : Ushuaia | Disembark

Highlights

  • Explore the Argentinean leather markets & Patagonia┬┤s succulent lamb dishes
  • Sail down the Beagle Channel joined by penguins, cormorants, and sea lions
  • Explore historic & scientific sites of interest on the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Cross the famous Drake Passage as you sail back to Ushuaia

Ship

Hebridean Sky

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Kayak Antarctica Beachside sunset A seal pup poses yawns in the sunlight Traveling taking pictures of king penguin chicks. A group of kayakers pose in the icy waters of Antarctica.

Day 1 Ushuaia

Enjoy the Argentinean leather markets and succulent lamb dishes that make Patagonia famous as you explore the southernmost town in the world. Highlights of Ushuaia include an award-winning museum and trips to nearby Tierra del Fuego National Park and its popular “Train at the End of the World”. An optional evening briefing is a great opportunity for you to ask questions and to meet some of your fellow travelers.

Day 2 Ushuaia | Embark

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrive at the ship in the afternoon and be greeted by your Expedition Team and the ship's officers. Attend a safety and orientation briefing, followed by the Captain's welcome dinner. After dinner, relax and take in the mountainous scenery on your early evening sail down the Beagle Channel past Magellanic penguin, rock cormorant, and sea lion colonies.

Day 3-4 Drake Passage

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Spot albatrosses, prions, and petrels as you sail south. Join the Expedition Team out on deck in search of the whales and dolphins which may also be seen in the area. Informative and entertaining presentations on the wildlife, history, and geology of Antarctica are offered and led by onboard experts. Helpful briefings on environmental regulations and expedition safety are held in the ship's comfortable lounge.

The length of the journey across the Drake Passage depends on sea conditions, but the ship should approach the South Shetland Islands of the Antarctic Peninsula by the evening of Day 4.

Day 5-9 Antarctic Peninsula

  • Ship
  • 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners
Reach the land of superlatives: Antarctica! Your Expedition Leader and Captain create a flexible itinerary based on weather, ice, and opportunity. The route stresses the most scenic bays and channels of the Peninsula, stopping at penguin rookeries, seal wallows, bird colonies and whale feeding areas, as well as sites of historic and scientific interest. The trip may include picturesque Neko Harbor, sheltered Paradise Harbor, the humpback whale-favored Wilhelmina Bay, the striking Lemaire Channel, the wildlife-filled Penola Channel, or the majestic Neumayer Channel.

You may also stop at an active scientific base, such as Poland’s Arctowksi or Ukraine’s Vernadskiy, as well as a historic base such as U.K.’s Port Lockroy or Wordie House. Adelie, chinstrap and gentoo penguins abound, and Weddell, crabeater, and elephant seals are often found hauled out to rest along with predatory leopard seals and the aggressive Antarctic fur seal. Minke and humpback whales are frequent visitors in the late season and orca sightings are also common.

Day 10-11 Drake Passage

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Continue your lecture series and wildlife spotting as you sail back to Ushuaia and reflect on beautiful Antarctica and its fragile future. Arrive at the pier in Ushuaia in the early hours of day 12.

Day 12 Ushuaia | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Morning disembarkation lets you catch a flight to Buenos Aires or stay in Ushuaia for more sights and adventure.

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Notes

Single supplement - Single occupancy of a twin cabin is available at 1.7 times the twin occupancy rate.

Travel Insurance - All passengers are required to carry valid travel insurance which must contain medical and evacuation coverage of no less than $150,000 as well as cancellation and trip interruption.

Polar Latitudes’ captain and expedition team will do everything possible to complete the voyage as outlined in the voyage itinerary. However itineraries in polar regions are heavily dependent on weather and ice conditions. Occasionally conditions and or safety concerns require Itinerary changes. The Captain and expedition team will accordingly make every effort to find the best alternative to the original itinerary while keeping passengers informed and updated. 

Included October 2016- March 2017:
- One night hotel accommodations in embarkation city 
- Transfer from group hotel to ship for embarkation
- Group transfer from ship to airport or central location at disembarkation
- Shipboard accommodations
- All scheduled landings/excursions
- All meals onboard
- Coffee/tea/cocoa 24 hours daily
- Welcome/farewell cocktail
- House wine/beer/soft drink with dinner
- Expedition jacket (yours to keep)
- A pair of boots for use during the voyage
- Wi-Fi from the public computers in the library
- Daily international news service
- All port fees
- All landing fees
- Digital Voyage Log
- In Penthouse, Veranda, Deluxe, Single and Promenade categories: champagne and chocolates on arrival, complimentary mini-bar, and $100 Gift Shop certificate

Excluded October 2016- March 2017:
- Any airfare or travel expenses associated with arrival in Ushuaia or Buenos Aires
- Arrival transfer from airport to group hotel in Ushuaia or Buenos Aires
- Pre- or post-voyage expenses in Ushuaia or Buenos Aires
- Laundry and personal expenses incurred on board
- Alcohol and soft drinks onboard (except as listed above in inclusions)
- Onboard communication charges such as outgoing phone calls, Wi-Fi from personal devices
- Staff gratuities


Included October 2017- March 2018:
- One night hotel accommodations in embarkation city. Early check-in (up to 24 hours prior to usual check-in time) available if requested, with confirmed air itinerary, at least 90 days prior to departure.
- Transfer from airport in embarkation city (Trelew Airport “REL” for Oct 29 departure, which embarks in Puerto Madryn; Ushuaia Airport “USH” for all other departures) to group hotel if arriving on Day 1 of itinerary
- Transfer from group hotel to ship for embarkation
- Group transfer from ship to airport or central location at disembarkation
- Shipboard accommodations
- All scheduled landings/excursions
- All meals onboard
- Coffee/tea/cocoa 24 hours daily
- Welcome/farewell cocktail
- One glass of house wine/beer/soft drink with dinner
- Expedition jacket (yours to keep)
- A pair of boots for use during the voyage
- Wi-Fi from the public computers in the library
- 100 minute Wi-Fi card (for use on your personal devices)
- Daily international news service
- All port fees
- All landing fees
- Digital Voyage Log
- In Owner’s Suite, Penthouse, Veranda, Deluxe, Single and Promenade categories: champagne and chocolates on arrival, complimentary mini-bar, and $100 Gift Shop certificate

Excluded October 2017- March 2018:
- Any airfare or travel expenses associated with arrival in Ushuaia or Puerto Madryn
- Transfer from airport to group hotel, unless arriving on Day 1 of the itinerary
- Pre- or post-voyage expenses in Ushuaia or Puerto Madryn
- Laundry and personal expenses incurred on board
- Alcohol and soft drinks onboard (except as listed above in inclusions)
- Onboard communication charges such as outgoing phone calls, Wi-Fi from personal devices in excess of the 100 minutes provided
- Staff gratuities

Fuel Surcharge:
There will be no fuel surcharge for voyages aboard Hebridean Sky if the local price of applicable fuel does not exceed US$1,350 per metric ton. Should the price go above this a surcharge may be applied to cover only the increase in fuel costs.

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  • 11 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches, 10 Dinners
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