Polar Regions Antarctica Cruise

Antarctica Discovery & Learning Voyage

This 10- or 11-day Antarctica Discovery & Learning Voyage is designed to optimize time in Antarctica, to experience the best of everything. Time at sea provides ample opportunities for bird-watching while searching for wandering, grey-headed, black-browed and light-mantled albatrosses; southern fulmars; and Wilson’s, cape, blue and Antarctic petrels. Visit worthwhile sites like Cuverville Island, Danco Island in the Errera Channel, Neko Harbor and Paradise Bay. Enjoy the opportunity to set foot on the Antarctic Continent. 

On the 10- or 11-day Whale Watching itinerary, focus entirely on the Antarctic Peninsula. On the main 11-day itinerary, add a visit to the South Shetland volcanic archipelago, to brave new worlds like Deception Island, Neptune’s Bellows and possibly Half Moon Island. Opportunities exist to see the flooded caldera’s hot springs and visit an abandoned whaling station or active Argentine scientific research station. Zodiac cruises and kayaking expose the icy beauty of polar seas. When conditions allow, snowshoe on shore to experience quiet moments of solace in a place few humans go. 

A selection of small research vessels operate the itinerary: 108-passenger M/V Plancius, 108-guest M/V Ortelius and 170-guest M/V Hondius. Optional activities include camping, diving and kayaking (additional cost) with advanced reservations required as space is limited. Enjoy included activities such as hiking, snowshoeing and Zodiac rides, and become one of the fortunate few to have set foot on the White Continent!

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