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Journey to the Circle over Christmas & New Year | Ocean Endeavour

14 Days FROM USD 15,438

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Overview

Book and Save: Up to 40%* off select cabins

Follow in the wake of Captain Cook as we attempt to cross the fabled Antarctic Circle, latitude 66° 33’S, on this 14-day Journey to the Circle, home to the midnight sun and shifting ice. Setting sail aboard the well-appointed Ocean Endeavour, we leave Ushuaia and civilisation behind and head towards the hauntingly beautiful icy wilderness of Antarctica. The scenery is nothing but dramatic as we sail amongst immense icebergs, majestic mountains shrouded in snow, calving glaciers and through ice-choked waterways. Discover the wildlife and history of the Antarctic Peninsula by Zodiac cruises, shore landings, hikes and kayaking. We visit vast penguin and seal colonies and scan the waters in search of orcas and leopard seals on the hunt, and seabirds soaring above.

*40% discount onboard the Ocean Endeavour 2022/23 season valid from 1 Nov 2022 until sold out or departed. Not combinable with any other promotion. Offers apply to new bookings only. Excludes Cabin Categories 2 & 3. Cabins are subject to availability and currency fluctuations. Further conditions apply, please contact us for more information.

PLEASE NOTE: Pricing is subject to change and availability at the time of booking. Contact us for more information.

**Please note that due to the recent increase in global fuel prices, a fuel surcharge has been applied to all voyages across Antarctic 22/23 season.  This has already been applied to the price**

Optional Activities : Kayaking, Camping, Yoga, Snowshoeing, Photography

Trip Code: ACAECNC

Travel Style: Small Ship Expedition Cruise

Location: Antarctic Circle

Ship: Ocean Endeavour

Flights: We offer a range of flight options to meet your cruise. Contact us to discuss

WHY CHOOSE THIS CRUISE?

  • Unspoiled wilderness, uninhabited by man, where the penguins, seals, whales and seabirds are the true rulers.

  • Take in the Sub-Antarctic South Shetland Islands and the spectacular Antarctic Peninsula.

  • Benefit from a variety of onboard activities including educational lectures on history, geology and ecology by the expedition team.

  • Discover the top wildlife destination in the world where you can see penguins, seals, whales and albatrosses.

CRUISE ITINERARY

Ushuaia is the most southerly city in the world and the capital of Tierra del Fuego (Land of Fire). It has a dramatic setting, surrounded by mountains to the north and the Beagle Channel to the south, making it a spectacular departure point for your Antarctic adventure.

Arrival in Ushuaia

Transfer to the pier of Ushuaia for embarkation in the late afternoon and you will be welcomed on board the Ocean Endeavour by the Expedition Team and the Ship’s Officers.

Embarkation in Ushuaia

As we leave the Beagle Channel, prepare yourself for potentially rough seas as we enter the legendary Drake Passage. This infamous and unpredictable channel of water separates the southernmost tip of South America from the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula. It was named after the English explorer, Sir Frances Drake.

At Sea - Day 3 to 4

On the morning of the fifth day of our voyage, large icebergs and the shape of the volcanic South Shetland Islands can be seen from the Ocean Endeavour’s bridge. We’ll spend the day exploring this Antarctic archipelago - a string of islands that is frequented by chinstrap penguins, elephant seals and fur seals. The feeling of a true expedition will come to life as we take to the water in our fleet of zodiacs and make our first Antarctic excursion.

Antarctic Peninsula - Day 5 to 11

We hope to make one final excursion or shore landing today before we leave the Antarctic Peninsula behind, and head back across the Drake Passage. This is another great opportunity to look out for wildlife from the deck of the ship, as you identify seabirds and maybe whales with the help of your Expedition Team. Gain more insight into the region by attending final lectures and presentations by the polar experts and take time to relax and reminisce about your Antarctic experiences.

At Sea - Day 12 to 13

We are scheduled to arrive into Ushuaia early this morning, disembarking after a final breakfast aboard the Ocean Endeavour.

Disembarkation in Ushuaia

We specialise in exploring Latin America. All of our Signature packages and Extensions depart daily and can be customised around your cruise. Contact us for today to discuss.

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Departing Ending Duration From Price
21 Dec 2022 03 Jan 2023 14 USD 12,438
Cabin Type From Price
CAT 1 Single Interior SAVE UP TO 40% OFFUSD 11,663
CAT 2 Triple Interior USD 12,438
CAT 3 Twin Interior SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
CAT 4 Twin Porthole SAVE UP TO 40% OFFUSD 9,263
CAT 4A Single Porthole SAVE UP TO 40% OFFUSD 13,463
CAT 5 Twin Window SAVE UP TO 40% OFFUSD 9,983
CAT 5A Single Window SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
Cat 6 Comfort Twin SAVE UP TO 40% OFFUSD 10,703
Cat 7 Select Twin SAVE UP TO 40% OFFUSD 11,423
CAT 8 Superior SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
CAT 9 Junior Suite SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
CAT 10 Owner's Suite SAVE UP TO 40% OFFUSD 13,703

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Kayaking

Kayaking

Camping

Camping

Yoga

Yoga

Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing

Photography

Photography

Important Information

  • INCLUSIONS

    All meals onboard the Ocean Endeavour including snacks
    Accommodation onboard the Ocean Endeavour in booked cabin category
    Onboard lecture program from Expeditions Team and Naturalists
    All shore excursions and Zodiac cruising (except paid adventure options with cost)
    Use of rubber boots on land and use of waterproof outer shell jacket
    Insulated inner jacket, yours to keep at the end of the voyage
    Transfer from Ushuaia airport to hotel (Day 1) and pre-night hotel with breakfast
    Transfer from Ushuaia hotel accommodation to the Ocean Endeavour for embarkation
    Transports to Ushuaia airport on return to port
    All port taxes
    All landing fees
    Use of onboard gym, sauna, pool and jacuzzi and onboard yoga
     

    EXCLUSIONS

    International or internal flights unless specified
    Airport transfers, taxes and excess baggage charges unless specified
    Meals other than those specified in the pre-departure information
    Pre or post cruise travel expenses
    Visa (if applicable) and passport fees
    Travel insurance (compulsory)
    Fuel surcharge may be applied to all bookings
    Paid adventure options and all personal expenses
    Tobacco, alcoholic or beverages (other than coffee and tea)
    Miscellaneous extras
    Laundry and communication charges on board
    Gratuities for Expedition team and crew (recommended US$15 per person per day)
    For minors under 16 years of age at time of travel; life jackets, waterproof outer shell jacket, insulated inner jacket and boots
    For guests who require larger sizing; Waterproof outer shell jacket, insulated inner jacket and rubber boots

  • 2 (light adventure)
  • Available on request, contact us for more detail

  • Please note this itinerary is subject to change depending on weather and ice conditions

  • Departure date, fuel surcharges, seasonality and availability.

SPEAK TO A SPECIALIST

Sustainability

As a member of IAATO we follow guidelines appointed by the Antarctic Treaty System to go above and beyond in support of minimizing negative impacts on this pristine landscape. We also encourage clients to look to book pre-and post- accommodation with us, where local businesses will be supported. Our clients also receive restaurant recommendations which support locally owned restaurants

We carefully select all ships we work with and choose smaller sized vessels to create less impact. We use a highly regulated, licensed vessel which is well equipped to operate in the Antarctic’s delicate ecosystem. 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. The waste is carried back to the home port to allow for environmentally conscious waste management and disposal.

For more information on our sustainability policies, including how we are striving towards being a paperless organisation, click HERE

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