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Classic Antarctica Holidays To The Antarctic Peninsula
After an included night in Ushuaia we navigate the Beagle Channel then head south
across the Drake Passage and across the turbulent waters of the Antarctic
Convergence. This meeting of cold polar water flowing north and warmer equatorial
water moving south pushes nutrient rich waters to the surface, attracting a variety
of seabirds, whales and other species. Reaching land at the South Shetland Islands
we hope to sail into the flooded volcanic caldera of Deception Island.
Exploring the Antarctic Peninsula
Ice-capped mountains, crevassed glaciers and endless white expanses herald our
arrival in Antarctica. Possible landings include Paradise Harbour, Neko Harbour or
Wilhelmina Bay and cruising Lemaire Channel, Errera Channel or Neumayer
Channel. Scientific research stations and abandoned whaling stations will also be of
interest. Conditions permitting, we'll attempt two excursions per day to explore the
rich diversity of wildlife and potential wildlife sightings include Gentoo, Adelie and
Chinstrap penguins, Fur, Leopard, Weddell and Crabeater seals, Minke and
Humpback whales - and possibly even Orcas. Not to mention the abundance of
seabirds, most notably the albatross that spend the day soaring above our wake.
Enormous icebergs and the sheer walls of their glacial parents provide virtually
limitless photo opportunities.
- Join this classic expedition voyage exploring the Antarctic Peninsula
- Superb wildlife-viewing opportunities on land and at sea
- Enjoy the freedom of being in the vast, ice-sculpted Antarctic wilderness
- Join expert naturalist guides to learn about the wildlife and history of the region
- See penguins, whales and sea birds
2Embark on the Expedition
3The Drake Passage
4The Drake Passage
5Antarctic Peninsula & the South Shetland Islands
6Antarctic Peninsula & the South Shetland Islands
9The Drake Passage
10The Drake Passage
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Accommodation1 night Standard Hotel
9 nights Premium Boat