Then cross 60°S, the geopolitical boundary of Antarctica and pass through the Antarctic Convergence where there's a distinct drop in temperature as you enter the much colder waters of the Southern Ocean. During these sea days there's the element of the unexpected as you may see giant icebergs and the seabirds unique to this part of the world and perhaps the world's largest whales that live in this boundless ocean.
Your team intends to spend a day in the South Shetland Islands, perhaps at Half Moon Island where a colony of chinstrap penguins share the island with a variety of seals and some blue-eyed shags.
The aim is to give you the best opportunity to maximize your Antarctic experience as you like. So it's possible that on a single excursion some may walk up onto a glacier for a high vantage point while others stay down with the penguins near the beach and a third group go cruising the ice in Zodiacs seeking seals and whales. And there's normally time for everyone to do whatever combination of these activities you like. Whether it's the endlessly entertaining antics of penguins and their chicks, the photographic opportunities of seals on ice or the infinite sculptural shapes and rich hues of icebergs you’ll experience it all.
Spend a light-filled night camping on shore and to land on the continent itself. Whether your vantage point is onboard or onshore, expect to feel enriched by spending Christmas in the strange, wondrous and ethereal domain at the bottom of the planet.
On your last night onboard sail westwards along the Beagle Channel while you celebrate the conclusion of this Antarctic Christmas voyage at a special Captain's dinner.
|Triple Share||Twin Semi-Private||Twin Private||Superior||Shakleton Suite||One Ocean Suite|
|Sea Kayaking option: $795|
Camping and Snow Shoeing Complimentary
Initial deposit is $1700 for Antarctic Voyages, $2100 for Arctic Voyages, and most travelers will call our office and pay the deposit with a credit card. Alternatively, you can register online here.
Final payment is due 100 days prior to departure by bank transfer, check or credit card. All final payments by credit card may be subject to a surcharge and maximum of $20,000 charge.
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|Days Prior to departure||Fee|
|90 days or more||Deposit|
|89 days or less||100% trip cost|