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Discover the best of a changing continent with Polat Latitude's 'Celebrating Antarctica' voyage. Antarctica is a fascinating and ever-changing environment. Polar Latitude's extensive experience navigating this pristine land will ensure that you make the most of your journey. Prepare yourself for towering icebergs, awe-inspiring wildlife, and historical sites that will take you back to the very first days of Antarctic exploration.
Day 1: Arrival
Day 2: Ushuaia
Day 3: Embarkation
Days 4 & 5: Cross the Drake Passage
Day 6 & 7: South Shetland Islands
Days 8 - 10: Antarctica
Days 11 & 12: Drake Passage
Day 13: Disembarkation
No need to stress about missed connections or flight delays as you arrive with plenty of time to unwind and enjoy your hotel or spend time discovering the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia.
Explore the sights of Ushuaia such as the museums and Argentinean leather markets or continue relaxing at the hotel. Attend the optional evening briefing for the opportunity to ask questions and meet some of your fellow travellers.
Spend your morning exploring Ushuaia or unwinding at the resort until our mid-afternoon transfer to the ship. Our Expedition Team and ship staff will greet you on board, followed by a safety and orientation briefing and Captain’s welcome dinner.
Join your Polar Experts as they teach you about everything Antarctic, from wildlife to history; participate in a Citizen Science program, or sit back and take in this fabled journey while catching exciting glimpses of wildlife. Grab your binoculars to identify the many seabirds that follow the ship as you cross the Antarctic Convergence into Antarctic waters and noticeably cooler temperatures.
The volcanic South Shetland Islands offer amazing abundance and beauty, so hop into an inflatable Zodiac boat and spend as much time as possible exploring. Be prepared to marvel up close at nature’s glory!
Here you'll explore any number of picturesque bays and famed harbours, manoeuvring through majestic channels as you travel the wildlife-rich waters. There are great opportunities to stop at several active scientific bases and historic landing sites as we spot numerous species of penguins, seals, and whales along the rugged coastlines and in the sea.
You will leave this magical place and make your way north, once again crossing the legendary Drake Passage. You'll have one last hurrah as we celebrate the conclusion of your expedition with a special slideshow and a final meal together.
With huge smiles on weary, content faces, you will disembark in the morning for your onward travels
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