Hebridean Sky - Antarctic Peninsula

Overview

Take a 12 day Antarctica cruise on the Hebridean Sky. An adventure, but in comfort! Explore Antarctica, the world’s last pristine region and its last frontier. Ice-filled channels, beautifully-shaped icebergs, vast glaciers and imposing mountains all contribute to the breathtaking scenery that surrounds you. Added to this are spectacular wildlife encounters with penguins, seals, whales and seabirds. Please note that some departures may take place on our sister ship, Island Sky.
 
 
TRIP CODE
ACTSHSAP
DEPARTURE
18-Dec-2018 , 28-Dec-2018 , 18-Jan-2019 , 07-Jan-2020 , 04-Feb-2020
DURATION
12 Days
LOCATIONS
Antarctica

Itinerary

Please note that the above itinerary is just a guide. Antarctica cruises are subject to weather, ice and other local conditions, as such, the actual itinerary is determined as the cruise progresses.

Inclusions & Details

Accommodation Standard
Inclusions

One night hotel accommodations in embarkation city. Early check-in (up to 24 hours prior to  usual check-in time) available if requested, with confirmed air itinerary, at least 90 days prior to  departure.
• Transfer from airport in embarkation city (Trelew Airport “REL” for Oct 29 departure, which embarks in Puerto Madryn; Ushuaia Airport “USH” for all other departures) to group hotel if  arriving on Day 1 of itinerary
• Transfer from group hotel to ship for embarkation
• Group transfer from ship to airport or central location at disembarkation
• Shipboard accommodations 
• All scheduled Landings / excursions
• All meals onboard
• Coffee/tea/cocoa 24 hours daily
• Welcome/Farewell cocktail
• House wine / beer / soft drink with dinner
• Expedition jacket (yours to keep)
• A pair of boots for use during the voyage
• Wi fi from the public computers in the library
• 100 minute WiFi card (for use on your personal devices)
• Daily international news service
• All port fees
• All landing fees
• Digital Voyage Log 
• In Owner’s Suite, Penthouse, Veranda, Deluxe, Single and Promenade categories: champagne  and chocolates on arrival, complimentary mini-bar, and $100 Gift Shop certificate

 

Excluded
• Any airfare or travel expenses associated with arrival in Ushuaia or Puerto Madryn 
• Transfer from airport to group hotel, unless arriving on Day 1 of the itinerary
• Pre or post voyage expenses in Ushuaia or Puerto Madryn 
• Laundry and personal expenses incurred on board
• Alcohol and soft drinks onboard (except as listed above in inclusions)
• Onboard communication charges such as outgoing phone calls, wi fi from personal devices in  excess of the 100 minutes provided
• Staff gratuities

Difficulty Rating 2 (light adventure)
Single Surcharge

Available upon request

Notes

Itinerary is subject to change depending on weather and ice conditions. Contact us for more details.

Price Dependent upon

Season and availability

Sustainability

Chimu Adventures is passionate and dedicated to sustainbility measures and understands the crucial part sustainability plays within the tourism industry.

A trip to the Antarctic is a completely different experience and quite unlike any other trip you have probably been on. We use a highly regulated, licensed vessel which is well equipped to operate in this vulnerable ecosystem. We are fully compliant with all rules set down by the IAATO and all activities are governed by the Antarctic Treaty System. We carefully select all ships we work with and choose them for their small size as this creates far less impact on shore landings with wildlife. We view the voyage to the Antarctic as an expedition, not a sightseeing trip. Smaller boats such as ours can navigate narrow waterways and are far less polluting than the larger ships in Antarctic waters. By carrying less passengers, we have far less waste, and all waste is carried back to the home port to allow for environmentally conscious waste management and disposal, unlike some of the larger ships which do not facilitate this. This trip begins in Ushuaia where you will have time to sample local food and shop at local boutiques which we encourage individuals to take part in for experience and in support of the local community. We also try to create opportunity to see research and historical sites including the former research station/now museum of Port Lockroy and engage with local history. We discourage the buying of souvenirs made from endangered species or wrongfully taken from the environment i.e. shells. Our pre-departure pack provides you with all the information required for your tour, from what to take with you to practical advice about how to minimise your impact on the Antarctic environment. This pack highlights initiatives such as waste reduction, and how to appropriately engage with wildlife and the environment around you.

For more information visit our sustainability page.

 

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