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Chart a course through the Drake Passage and along the Antarctic Peninsula onboard MS Seaventure, with Polar Latitudes to make a journey few have made, crossing the Antarctic Circle. The farther south you go, the more sea ice you are likely to encounter, along with incredible wildlife and awe-inspiring scenery. When you arrive at 66°33’S, you'll join the small band of explorers that can claim they have made it this far south.
Day 1: Arrive Ushuaia
Day 2: Ushuaia
Day 3: Embark MS Seaventure
Days 4 & 5: Cross the Drake Passage
Day 6: South Shetland Islands
Days 7 - 9: Antarctic Circle
Days 10 - 12: Antarctic Peninsula
Days 13 & 14: Drake Passage
Day 15: Disembarkation in Ushuaia
Celebrate the magic of Christmas in the world’s greatest undiscovered winter wonderland… Antarctica! See the continent at it liveliest with vast penguin colonies springing into life with chicks hatching. Aboard Zodiacs, witness the spectacle of seals basking on ice floes up-close, or set foot on this awe-inspiring continent, visiting unparalleled viewpoints for photos, visit scientific research posts and discover historic sites.
Day 1 Arrive Ushuaia
Day 2 Depart Ushuaia
Days 3 to 4 Drake Passage
Days 5 to 10 Antarctic Peninsula
Days 11 to 12 Drake Passage
Days 13 – 14 Ushuaia
No need to stress about missed connections or flight delays as you arrive with plenty of time to unwind and enjoy the beautiful Arakur Resort & Spa 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 our Polar Experts as they teach you about everything Antarctic, from wildlife to history; participate in our renowned 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 we cross the Antarctic Convergence into Antarctic waters and noticeably cooler temperatures
The volcanic South Shetland Islands offer amazing abundance and beauty, so we’ll hop into our inflatable Zodiac boats and spend as much time as possible exploring. Be prepared to marvel up close at nature’s glory!
Heading south across the Bransfield Strait, we sail towards the Antarctic Circle. From our most southern point (south of the Antarctic Circle), we’ll start making our way back north, cruising through the narrow channels of the Antarctic Peninsula.
Heading north, we’ll explore any number of picturesque bays and famed harbours, manoeuvring through majestic channels as we 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.
We leave this magical place and make our way north, once again crossing the legendary Drake Passage. We have one last hurrah as we celebrate the conclusion of our expedition with a special slideshow and a final meal together.
Today you will disembark the MS Seaventure, and fly back to Buenos Aires for your onward journey, or stay in Ushuaia for more sights and adventure.
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