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Melissa Hookway

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Best Time To Go

October – February

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Holiday Length

10 or 11 nights

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Price guide

From £6,395pp

This price is a guide – based on two people sharing a porthole cabin.
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Holiday type

Cruise

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Antarctic Peninsula

Departures operate on the expedition vessels Hebridean Sky and Island Sky. Step aboard for an unforgettable cruise along the Antarctic Peninsula. You’ll be accompanied by experienced guides as well as a professional photographer to help you capture those memorable moments. This fascinating voyage through some of the world’s most remote and dramatic scenery is punctuated with thrilling excursions to historic, natural and scientific sites. A vast array of wildlife can be seen from your comfortable and spacious ship, including whale, dolphin, seal and various species of seabird. Camping and kayaking experiences are also available.

11 Day Itinerary

23 Nov 2018 - Hebridean Sky - from £6,395pp
30 Nov 2018 - Island Sky - from £6,395pp
09 Dec 2018 - Island Sky - from £6,395pp

12 Day Itinerary

28 December 2018 - Island Sky - from £9,995pp
18 January 2019 - Hebridean Sky - from £9,995pp

 

The price shown is per person, based on two sharing. It excludes international flights. Single supplement available on request. Minimum participant age is 10 years. Subject to availability, please speak to a travel consultant to find out more.

Departures operate aboard the vessels Hebridean Sky and Island Sky.

View the Island Sky deck plan and cabin layout (PDF - 100KB)

View the Hebridean Sky deck plan and cabin layout (PDF - 100KB) 

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UK – Ushuaia

Enjoy the Argentinean leather markets and succulent lamb dishes that make Patagonia famous as you explore the world's southernmost town. Visit Ushuaia's The End of the World Museum and take a trip to Tierra del Fuego National Park. Spend the night at Arakur Hotel & Resort, one of the Leading Hotels of the World. Explore the trails, take a spa to relax and soak in the surroundings. 

Embark

This morning, you’re free to explore Ushuaia or unwind at the resort until the mid-afternoon transfer to the ship. On board, you’ll be greeted by our Expedition Team and the Ship’s Officers. A safety and orientation briefing will be followed by the captain’s welcome dinner. Afterwards, you can relax and take in the scenery on the early evening sail through the Beagle Channel. Look out for Magellanic penguin, rock cormorant and sea lion colonies.

Drake Passage

Closer to the white continent, Polar experts will prepare you with presentations on everything from Antarctic wildlife to its history. Crossing the Antarctic Convergence, you'll notice a distinct drop in temperature. Those interested in citizen science can take part in sea bird sighting surveys. You can also collect salinity samples and weather data along the way. You'll witness some spectacular sights, from passing icebergs to the many whale species which breach from the sea.

South Shetland Island

In the Antarctic Peninsula's waterways, exploring by inflatable Zodiac boats is great fun. The Expedition Leader and Captain will create a flexible itinerary based on weather, ice and opportunity. The route passes scenic bays, penguin rookeries, seal wallows and whale feeding areas, as well as historic and scientific points of interest. First sight of land will likely be the South Shetland Islands, and within this volcanic archipelago you can see Half Moon Island and the historic Deception Island.  *The 12 day itinerary (as detailed in the pricing and departure information) includes an additional day here.

Antarctica

Explore Trinity Coast, Neko Harbour, Paradise Harbour, Wilhelmina Bay and the wildlife-filled Penola Channel. You can also visit active scientific bases such as Poland’s Arctowksi or Ukraine’s Vernadskiy. There are also historic bases like the UK’s Port Lockroy or Wordie House to visit. Wildlife in this area includes Adelie, chinstrap and gentoo penguin, Weddell, Antarctic fur, crabeater and leopard seal, as well as orca and minke and humpback whale.

Drake Passage

It's time to head back across the Antarctic Convergence and Drake Passage. As you head northward to leave this magical region, the presentation series and wildlife spotting will continue. Sailing back to Ushuaia through the Beagle Channel, it's time to celebrate the conclusion of your expedition with a special slideshow.

Ushuaia – UK

The morning disembarkation allows you to catch a flight straight to Buenos Aires. However, the more adventurous can stay in Ushuaia for even more sights and experiences.

Latin America & Antarctica team

From Mexico to the South Pole, our Latin America & Antarctica team know these incredible regions inside out
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