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Luxury Expedition
Ocean Albatros - 184 Guests
SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS & ANTARCTIC PENINSULA
Antartica Expedition

This is our classic 10-day voyage to the Great White Continent. Experience the incredible wildlife, stunning mountain scenery and gigantic icebergs in 10 action-packed days.


 

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Make Zodiac landings at penguin rookeries and fascinating lookouts along the way
  • Pass the famous Deception Island, with its snow capped volcanic cliffs and colonies of penguins
  • Experience so much pristine nature and varied wildlife in so few days
  • Pass close to the mythical Cape Horn - the southernmost point on South America; a celebrated maritime landmark
  • Enjoy shore landings, excursions, lectures and Zodiac safaris to help you enjoy a matchless expedition experience

DATES / RATES

Rates are listed per person in USD
Start DateEnd DateCategory FCategory GCategory ECategory DCategory CCategory B2Category B1Category APremium Captain's Suite
Jan 05, 2023Jan 14, 20238,49013,39011,49010,99012,49013,59016,99018,99021,990
Oct 30, 2023Nov 08, 20236,59010,5909,2908,9909,99011,49013,99015,49017,490
Nov 08, 2023Nov 17, 20236,89010,7909,4908,99010,29011,79014,29015,99017,990
Nov 26, 2023Dec 05, 20237,49011,9909,9909,49010,95012,49014,99016,99019,490
Dec 05, 2023Dec 14, 20237,49011,9909,9909,49010,95012,49014,99016,99019,490
Dec 14, 2023Dec 23, 20238,49012,99010,99010,79011,99013,59016,99018,99020,990
Jan 31, 2024Feb 09, 20248,99013,99011,49010,99012,79014,49017,49019,49021,990
Rates are listed per person in USD
Start DateEnd Date(Starting from)
Category F
(Mid-range)
Category C
(High-end)
Premium Captain's Suite
Jan 05, 2023Jan 14, 20238,49012,49021,990
Oct 30, 2023Nov 08, 20236,5909,99017,490
Nov 08, 2023Nov 17, 20236,89010,29017,990
Nov 26, 2023Dec 05, 20237,49010,95019,490
Dec 05, 2023Dec 14, 20237,49010,95019,490
Dec 14, 2023Dec 23, 20238,49011,99020,990
Jan 31, 2024Feb 09, 20248,99012,79021,990


ITINERARY

DAY 1: ARRIVAL USHUAIA
Arrive in Ushuaia, Argentina - the world’s southernmost town. Explore the quaint city or local countryside. Alternatively, consider a day trip off the beaten path to the raw, natural archipelago of Tierra del Fuego. It's a hiker's paradise with rugged snow-capped mountains, glaciers, flower-filled meadows and boggy quagmires. In the afternoon, we board our ship.

Our journey begins as we navigate through the calms of Beagle Channel, a strait in the Tierra del Fuego Archipelago.

DAY 2-3: AT SEA - CROSS DRAKE PASSAGE
Sailing onward, we cross the famed Drake Passage - a body of water that marks the intersection of the cold Antarctic with the warmer Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Drake Passage is known for rollicking conditions and strong westerly winds, called the Roaring Fifties. While this passage may be challenging, you can rest confidently aboard our expedition vessel, which is purpose-built with stabilizers, powerful engines and a highly-qualified crew. The most spirited sailors consider Drake Passage a lifetime achievement, and you will complete the crossing twice!

In the Drake, the excitement builds as Antarctic wildlife comes into view. Weather permitting, we will catch our first sight of seals and penguins! The area is also well-know for its abundance of birds.

DAY 4-5: SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS
Over the next two days, we will begin the exciting Antarctic experience our ancestors only dreamed of. During these days we will explore the sub-Antarctic islands of the South Shetland chain and be marveled by the captivating landscapes we will encounter along the way.
Weather permitting, our projected landfalls include: King George Island; Deception Island, an extinct volcano with waters warm enough for a polar swim; and Half Moon Island with nesting Wilson's storm petrels and chinstrap penguins.
The itinerary and activities over the next few days depend on weather and ice conditions. The route and shore landings will be determined by the captain and expedition leader and communicated to guests through regularly scheduled briefings.

DAY 6-7: ANTARCTIC PENINSULA
As the white shimmer of Antarctica looms on our horizon, the presence of wildlife multiples by tens of thousands with many species of lively penguins, inquisitive seals, nesting birds and the spray of marine mammals.
Wildlife abounds along our projected route along the Antarctic Peninsula: leopard, fur and Weddell seals of Cuverville Island; humpback whales of Gerlache Strait; Paradise Bay; the dramatic Lemaire Channel's orcas and much more.
The itinerary and activities over the next few days depend on weather and ice conditions. The route and shore landings will be determined by the captain and expedition leader and communicated to guests through regularly scheduled briefings.
Please note that all the outings and landings rely on weather, sea and ice conditions being favorable both for the ship to access the areas, as for the zodiacs and kayaks to maneuver under adequate conditions, ensuring the safety of all our passengers and staff.

For this reason, during moments of harsh weather and throughout the entire trip, our ships offer excellent public areas such as wellness/sauna, restaurant, bar and a library for our passengers to spend their spare time. Our ships are staffed by experts in the field who will also share great lectures along the way, ranging from exploration history to biology, geology, ice and wildlife.

DAY 8-9: DEPART ANTARCTICA - AT SEA
We depart Antarctica and spend two days at sea on our way back to the calms of Beagle Channel and Ushuaia, Argentina. En-route, we will cross Drake Passage and cruise past Cape Horn, a legendary maritime landmark and the southern tip of South America.
During our time at sea, a variety of activities will be arranged on board which will provide the perfect opportunity to socialize with fellow travelers equally passionate for discovering the world, enjoy the lectures by our expedition on board, visit our shop or relax at leisure on our ship’s facilities, designed to provide a comfortable, relaxing time.

DAY 10: BACK TO USHUAIA AND DISEMBARKATION
This morning, we arrive back in Ushuaia for the conclusion of our tour, where you can continue your adventures or begin your return home.
If you would like to extend your trip and explore more of Argentina and Brazil, we offer several extensions, including:
• Buenos Aires - Wine Tasting, Tango & The Pampas (4 days)
• Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro & Iguazu (7 days)

Ocean Albatros (Luxury Expedition, 184-guests)

With a total of 95 comfortable staterooms and suites, all with unobstructed sea view, most with their own balcony, the Ocean Albatros will definitely become one of the most popular expedition cruise vessels in the world. Like it's sistership the Ocean Victory it offers two restaurants, a wellness area, an Albatros Nordic Bar, an open deck dining facility, a modern lecture lounge, and other state-of-the-art amenities.

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WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 10-day cruise with accommodation in a shared double stateroom featuring ensuite facilities
  • All Zodiac landings and excursions as per itinerary
  • Expedition parka
  • Rubber boot rentals
  • Guiding and lectures by our expedition leader and team
  • English-speaking expedition team
  • Full board on the ship - breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks
  • Free tea and coffee 24 hours daily
  • Taxes
  • Guiding and lectures by our experienced expedition leader and team
  • Special photo workshop
  • Welcome and farewell cocktails
  • Digital visual journal link after voyage, including voyage log, gallery, species list and more!

EXCLUSIONS
  • Extra excursions and activities not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Single room supplement and stateroom upgrades
  • Meals not on board the ship
  • Beverages (other than coffee and tea)
  • Tips for the crew (we recommend USD 14 per person per day)
  • Personal expenses
  • Transfers to/from the ship
  • Anything not mentioned under ’Inclusions’

ADVENTURE OPTIONS
  • Kayaking
  • Zodiac cruises & Shore Programs
  • Photography

 

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DISCLAIMER: Rates are per person and subject to change.