Antarctica - The White Continent« All National Geographic Explorer cruise options
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Day 1 Buenos Aires
We arrive this morning in cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, set on the Rio de la Plata, and check in to our fine hotel. In the afternoon, we have a guided overview of the city, seing it's Beaux Arts palaces, grand boulevards, and the famous balcony forever associated with Eva Peron. Return to our hotel for a relaxing dinner. (L,D)
Day 2 Buenos Aires/Ushuaia, Argentina/Embark Ship
The morning's LAN charter flight offers some rare views of Patagonia before landing in Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. We'll have lunch during a catamaran cruise of the scenic Beagle Channel before embarking our expedition ship and setting sail. B,L,D)
Day 3 At Sea
We awake this morning well into our journey across the Drake Passage. Lying between Cape Horn and the Antarctic Peninsula, the Drake holds a unique place in maritime lore. Sometimes misty and gray, other times calm and clear, crossing the legendary Drake Passage is unforgettable - a milestone in any adventurer's personal travel history. (B,L,D)
Days 4-9 Antarctica
With nearly 24 hours of daylight at this time of year, we make the most of our six days exploring the Antarctic Peninsula and its surrounding islands. Out there, our ship will freely roam. Our expedition team is a veteran one, and their expert knowledge of Antarctica's waters enables us to take advantage of the unexpected. We'll be out daily - experiencing Antarctica with all our senses as we walk, cruise in Zodiacs, and paddle kayaks through berg fields, hearing the Antarctic seltzer (gases escaping from dissolving icebergs) around us, the cries of the penguins, and the huge, nurturing silence of this perfectly pristine place. We may sail through the incomparable Lemaire Channel, known as Iceberg Alley, where a hush falls over onlookers as bergs of beauty and scale drift by. We'll learn to identify penguins, paddle kayaks through berg fields and land with Zodiacs on the "White Continent." (B,L,D)
Day 10 Antarctica/At Sea
Depending on conditions, we aim to make one last landfall before heading back across the Drake Passage. (B,L,D)
Day 11 At Sea
As we sail back to Ushuaia, an albatross or two may join the avian escort of seabirds that cross our bow. There’ll be plenty of time to enjoy a wellness treatment, log some time in the gym, or catch up on the book you haven’t had a minute to read. (B,L,D)
Day 12 Ushuaia/Disembark/Buenos Aires
After breakfast, we disembark in Ushuaia with some time to explore before proceeding to the airport for our LAN Chile charter flight to Buenos Aires (not included in cruise fare), and connecting flights home. (B,L)
Itinerary NotesCosts Include:
All accommodations aboard ships or in hotels per itinerary or similar, all meals and nonalcoholic beverages aboard ship, meals on land as indicated, air transportation where indicated as included, shore excursions, sightseeing and entrance fees, special access permits, transfers to and from group flights, gratuities (except to ship’s crew), taxes and service charges, services of a ship physician on most voyages, and services of our expedition staff.
Air transportation (except where shown as included), extensions, passport, visa, immigration fees, scuba diving (where available), meals not indicated, baggage/accident/travel protection plan, items of a personal nature, such as alcoholic beverages, e-mail, and laundry. Gratuities to ship's crew at your discretion.
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National Geographic Explorer
- Ship Highlights
- Passengers : 148
- Luxury Expedition Ship
The National Geographic Explorer is a state-of-the-art expedition ship accommodating 148 guests in 81 outside cabins. It is fully stabilized, enabling it to navigate polar passages while providing comfort. The National Geographic Explorer houses technology for sea exploration, such as Zodiacs, kayaks, hydro-phones, underwater HD cameras and a Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV). Additional accommodations include multiple dining venues, a lounge area designed specifically for educational presentations and a luxury wellness spa.
Public areas include two restaurants, a lounge and bar, library, observation lounge, spa, fitness center, and sauna. A mud room with lockers provides storage for guests’ expedition gear. Meals: Served in single seatings with unassigned tables for an informal atmosphere and easy mingling. Menu is international with local flair.
Cabins: All cabins face outside with windows or portholes. Each has private facilities and climate controls.
Expedition Equipment: Hydrophone, kayaks, remotely operated vehicle (R.O.V.), snorkeling gear, Splash-Cam, underwater video camera, video microscope, and Zodiac landing craft.
Services include a full-time doctor, Undersea Specialist, Wellness Specialist, LEXspa Therapist, and Video Chronicler. There is internet access for guests, a business center, and laundry. Our "Open Bridge" policy allows guests to learn about the art of navigation and state-of-the-art navigational equipment from our Captain and Officers.
Main Deck with one or two portholes. #301-308
Main Deck with window. #317-320, 335-336.
Main Deck with Window #313-316, 321-328, 337-340,342, 344, 346, 348, 350.
Upper and Veranda Decks with Window. # 103-104, 107-180, 201-202, 204-207, 210, 212, 217, 226, 228.
Upper Deck with Balcony. #209, 211, 214, 216, 218, 220-222, 224.
Veranda Deck Suite #101-102; Upper Deck Suite with Balcony #213.
Upper Deck Suite with Balcony. #215, 219, 230.
C Deck Solo - Cabins 309-312, 329-334. Single cabins with window.
Upper and Veranda Decks with Window. #105-106, 203, 208.