- 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners
For the next four days, explore the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula that is famed for its majestic mountains, glaciers, imposing icebergs, ice-strewn waters, and abundance of wildlife. The scenery, wildlife and serene silence of Antarctica will enchant and enthrall and you will soon realize why this region has captivated the attention of explorers and travelers for centuries. Your days on the Antarctic Peninsula will form the core of your adventure. Every day will be different as you cruise by Zodiac amongst the beautifully sculpted icebergs and take Zodiac excursions from the ship to explore local bays, channels, and landing sites. The unpredictable weather and ice condition mean that the itinerary will be flexible, but will make the most of wildlife sightings. Your aim is to explore penguin rookeries, seal and bird colonies, whale feeding areas and, as well as visiting sites of historic, scientific interest and climbing to vantage points for panoramic views. There is always something new or unexpected to see, with opportunities for kayaking, snowshoeing, and photography with an expert, which means that your expedition will be a unique and personal experience and unlike any other. Enjoy the antics of thousands of curious penguins as you sit on a pebbled beach, scout for whales and seals as you cruise by Zodiac, visit a research base, listen out for the mighty crack of a calving glacier and maybe brave a polar plunge in the icy waters!
As you cruise through the Peninsula, the lecture program continues and, sightseeing is at its most spectacular of the ship’s outer decks. Enjoy the Ocean Endeavour’s newly-designed health and fitness features, with facilities that include a spa, His and Hers saunas, saltwater pool, and gym plus yoga sessions.