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Antarctic Small Ship Expedition

Example 11 Day Cruise aboard Magellan Explorer
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Highlights
  • Explore the Antarctic landscape with daily zodiac trips ashore
  • View Antarctic wildlife such as seabirds, penguins, seals, and whales
  • Attend lectures and presentations from your onboard guides
  • Cruise between the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula
Trip Type:
  • Small Ship
Activity Level: Relaxed
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Day 1: Ushuaia, Argentina | Embark

Your journey begins in Ushuaia, Argentina. Board Magellan Explorer and sail along the Beagle Channel towards Antarctica.

Important notes: 1) Due to port operations, boarding in Ushuaia is exclusively between 15:00 hr and 16:00 hr. At 16:00 hr. boarding will close.  Please be on time. Keep your passport at hand and allow enough time to clear port security and to reach the vessel. 2) This trip visits Argentinean and Chilean territories. Please obtain any required entry visas.

Day 2-3: At Sea | Drake Passage

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Sail towards Antarctica across the famous passage named in honor of Sir Francis Drake, the great 16th century British explorer. As you sail en route to the South Shetland Islands, attend an engaging program of lectures and presentations. In the company of expert guides, watch for wildlife from the glass-enclosed lounge or from the outside decks. You may spot magnificent sea birds, such as albatrosses and petrels, as well as different species of whales on their way south to Antarctica. After crossing the Antarctic Convergence, the environment changes noticeably. Keep your camera ready, as this is the time to watch for the first icebergs and the first sight of Antarctic land.

Day 4-8: Explore Antarctica

  • Ship
  • 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners
Cruise between the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, sailing along ice-filled fjords and among spectacular icebergs, while enjoying the company of sea birds, penguins, seals and whales. Each day, disembark by Zodiac boat and explore the landscape together with expert polar guides. From the ship enjoy spectacular vistas from the glass-enclosed lounge while sharing your daily adventures with fellow guests. No journey is the same as flexibility is the key to success in Antarctica. The Expedition Team sets the voyage route to take advantage of the ever-changing opportunities provided by Nature, crafting a unique and extraordinary experience each time. While the exact itinerary changes with each expedition, you will explore several spots that offer the best possible overview of the varied Antarctic environment. Your voyage may include visits to sites such as Paulet Island, Hope Bay, Port Lockroy, Petermann Island, Paradise Bay, Deception Island, the Lemaire Channel, or many other magnificent places. Your adventure will be very active, with several daily landings and cruises in Zodiac boats, lectures and a very enjoyable time on board. Departure from Antarctica will be in the afternoon or evening of Day 8, depending on weather conditions.

Day 9-10: At Sea | Drake Passage

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Return to South America with a northbound crossing of the Drake Passage. Relax and take the time to watch for wildlife from the bridge or outside decks and take part in the program of presentations on Antarctic topics in the lounge.

Day 11: Ushuaia | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
After breakfast, disembark and begin your journey home.

Photo Gallery

Penguin jump in Antarctica Experience some rough seas that prevented landings so we whale watched from the ship A whale plays near the surface at dusk. Hiking in Antarctica is rewarded with spectacular views Albatross cruising the Drake Passage to Antarctica

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Magellan Explorer

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$5,995
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Triple Suite
Located on Deck 4 (440 sq. ft.). Bed can be configured as either one, king-size bed (2.1 × 2.0 mt. / 82" × 78") or two twin beds (1.05 × 2.0 mt. / 41" × 78") Suite with two bedrooms, balcony, and sitting area.
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Porthole Cabin
Located on Deck 3 (220 sq. ft.). Bed can be configured as either one, king-size bed (2.1 × 2.0 mt. / 82" × 78") or two twin beds (1.05 × 2.0 mt. / 41" × 78")
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Veranda Cabin
Located on Deck 3 (220 sq. ft.). Bed can be configured as either one, king-size bed (2.1 × 2.0 mt. / 82" × 78") or two twin beds (1.05 × 2.0 mt. / 41" × 78") With sitting area and balcony.
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Deluxe Veranda Cabin
Located on Deck 4 (220 sq. ft.). Bed can be configured as either one, king-size bed (2.1 × 2.0 mt. / 82" × 78") or two twin beds (1.05 × 2.0 mt. / 41" × 78") Private balcony and sitting area.
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Penthouse Suite
Located on Deck 5 (330 sq. ft.). Bed can be configured as either one king-size bed (2.1 × 2.0 mt. / 82" × 78") or two twin beds (1.05 × 2.0 mt. / 41" × 78"). Balcony and sitting area.
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Grand Suite
Located on Deck 4 (440 sq. ft.). Bed can be configured as either one, king-size bed (2.1 × 2.0 mt. / 82" × 78") or two twin beds (1.05 × 2.0 mt. / 41" × 78") Two-room suite with balcony and sitting area.
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Single Veranda Cabin
Located on Deck 3 (220 sq. ft.). 1 king-size bed. Sitting area and balcony.

Notes

Rates are quoted in U.S. dollars and represent costs per person, double occupancy. Cabin sharing, where solo travelers are matched with a cabin mate of the same gender is available in Porthole and Veranda Cabins.

Included in the rate:
• Comprehensive pre- and post-voyage information material.
• Ship cruise as indicated in the itinerary corresponding to each expedition.
• Daily buffet breakfast and lunch on board ship offering a wide choice of
dishes.
• Daily served dinner on board ship offering a choice of three main courses.
• Wine, beer, juice, and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board
ship
• Coffee, tea, chocolate, cappuccino, water and snacks on board ship
throughout the expedition.
• Loan of waterproof boots for landing in Antarctica.
• All guided shore excursions.
• Lectures and entertainment on board.
• IAATO passenger fee.

Not included in the rate:
• Accommodation, meals, excursions and transfers other than those included in
the itinerary corresponding to each voyage.
• Beverages purchased at the ship’s bar.
• Personal travel insurance.
• Extra expenses (communication, laundry, souvenirs, etc.).
• Gratuities.
• Visas for Chile and/or Argentina, passport expenses, and any arrival and/or
departure tax, if applicable.

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