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Voyage to Antarctica 2020

11 days with Monograms   Rating: First Class

Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 ARRIVE IN USHUAIA.
Arrive in Ushuaia, where your hotel is available for mid-afternoon check-in.

Day 2 USHUAIA (EMBARKATION).
Wake up at the “End of the World,” situated on the island of Tierra del Fuego. Once a secluded outpost and penal colony, Ushuaia is now a growing community thriving on timber, fishing, and tourism. Perhaps venture into Tierra del Fuego National Park to learn about its bountiful flora and fauna. With the Chilean Andes as the backdrop, the scenery is nothing short of spectacular. Later this afternoon, embark the Ocean Atlantic for a nine-night cruise bound for the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula. This evening, navigate the Beagle Channel as the expedition staff welcomes you on board with a welcome cocktail, dinner, and briefing. (B,D)

Day 3 CRUISING: DRAKE PASSAGE.
During the next two days, cross the famed Drake Passage, a body of water that marks the intersection of the cold Antarctic with the warmer Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Throughout the voyage, enjoy a multitude of lectures on the ecology of area and the wildlife found here from the expert team of Naturalists on board. As you sail closer to the South Pole, the excitement builds as Antarctic wildlife comes into view. Weather permitting, catch the first sight of seals, whales, and penguins and make your first zodiac cruise and landing! The area is also well-known for its abundance of birds. (B,L,D daily)

Day 4 CRUISING: DRAKE PASSAGE.
During the next two days, cross the famed Drake Passage, a body of water that marks the intersection of the cold Antarctic with the warmer Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Throughout the voyage, enjoy a multitude of lectures on the ecology of area and the wildlife found here from the expert team of Naturalists on board. As you sail closer to the South Pole, the excitement builds as Antarctic wildlife comes into view. Weather permitting, catch the first sight of seals, whales, and penguins and make your first zodiac cruise and landing! The area is also well-known for its abundance of birds. (B,L,D daily)

Day 5 CRUISING: SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS.
Over the next two days, explore the sub-Antarctic islands of the South Shetland chain and be marveled by the captivating landscapes that you will encounter along the way. Weather permitting, the projected landfalls and zodiac cruises include: King George Island where the majority of research stations are located; 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. Other wildlife sighting here include elephant, Weddell, and leopard seals, and Adelie and Gentoo penguins. Please note: The itinerary and activities over the next few days depend on weather and ice conditions. All outings and landings rely on weather, sea, and ice conditions being favorable both for the ship to access the sites, as well as for the zodiacs and kayaks to maneuver under adequate conditions, ensuring the safety of all passengers and staff. (B,L,D daily)

Day 6 CRUISING: SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS.
Over the next two days, explore the sub-Antarctic islands of the South Shetland chain and be marveled by the captivating landscapes that you will encounter along the way. Weather permitting, the projected landfalls and zodiac cruises include: King George Island where the majority of research stations are located; 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. Other wildlife sighting here include elephant, Weddell, and leopard seals, and Adelie and Gentoo penguins. Please note: The itinerary and activities over the next few days depend on weather and ice conditions. All outings and landings rely on weather, sea, and ice conditions being favorable both for the ship to access the sites, as well as for the zodiacs and kayaks to maneuver under adequate conditions, ensuring the safety of all passengers and staff. (B,L,D daily)

Day 7 CRUISING: ANTARCTIC PENINSULA.
As the white shimmer of Antarctica looms on our horizon, the presence of wildlife multiplies by tens of thousands with many species of lively penguins, inquisitive seals, nesting birds, and the spray of marine mammals. Wildlife abounds 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 cruise will make as many landfalls and zodiac cruises as weather permits in this region. There will also be an opportunity for the most brave to take the polar plunge into the ice-cold Antarctic waters! (B,L,D daily)

Day 8 CRUISING: ANTARCTIC PENINSULA.
As the white shimmer of Antarctica looms on our horizon, the presence of wildlife multiplies by tens of thousands with many species of lively penguins, inquisitive seals, nesting birds, and the spray of marine mammals. Wildlife abounds 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 cruise will make as many landfalls and zodiac cruises as weather permits in this region. There will also be an opportunity for the most brave to take the polar plunge into the ice-cold Antarctic waters! (B,L,D daily)

Day 9 CRUISING: DRAKE PASSAGE.
Depart Antarctica and spend two days at sea on your way back to the calms of Beagle Channel and Ushuaia. En-route, cross Drake Passage and cruise past Cape Horn, a legendary maritime landmark and the southern tip of South America. (B,L,D daily)

Day 10 CRUISING: DRAKE PASSAGE.
Depart Antarctica and spend two days at sea on your way back to the calms of Beagle Channel and Ushuaia. En-route, cross Drake Passage and cruise past Cape Horn, a legendary maritime landmark and the southern tip of South America. (B,L,D daily)

Day 11 USHUAIA (DISEMBARKATION).
Arrive back in Ushuaia this morning and disembark the ship. Please schedule flights after 10am. (B)
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All This Included
Begin at the “End of the World” in Ushuaia on the island of Tierra del Fuego in Argentina for this amazing voyage to Antarctica. Enjoy a day to explore this former outpost and penal colony of Ushuaia—now a thriving center of fishing and timber industries. Perhaps venture to nearby Tierra del Fuego National Park to see its dramatic scenery and wildlife with the Chilean Andes as its spectacular backdrop.

Embark on the Ocean Atlantic ship for a 9-night cruise bound for the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula. Navigate the Beagle Channel with your expedition staff, sailing for the next two days across the Drake Passage, where the cold Antarctic intersects with the warm Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Your expert team of naturalists sail with you to share enlightening insights on the incredible natural world surrounding your journey. As you approach the South Pole, you’re likely to spot seals, whales, and penguins before making a zodiac landing on shore (weather permitting). Next, spend two days cruising the South Shetland Islands of King George, Deception, and Half Moon where you will find a magnificent natural world of elephant, weddell, and leopard seals and several breeds of penguins and storm petrels playing in the water. Next, cruise to the Antarctic Peninsula with the marine life around you multiplying in the polar waters. Humpback whales, orcas, penguins, seals, and sea birds call the Antarctic Peninsula home. Your cruise ship will make as many landfalls and launch zodiac excursions as possible, weather permitting. Cruise for two days, returning through the Drake Passage, past Cape Horn, and on to the calm waters of the Beagle Channel and Ushuaia. An amazing Antarctica vacation adventure is awaiting you!
  • Buffet breakfast daily; 8 lunches; 9 three-course dinners
  • Transportation: As outlined in the day-by-day itinerary below and private airport transfers to/from intra-vacation flights; intra-vacation flights not included
  • On this Monograms vacation explore one of the most remote places on earth, Antarctica! Explore the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula on a 9-night cruise aboard the Ocean Atlantic. The team of expert Naturalists will point out the colonies of penguins, leopard seals, orcas, humpback whales, and much more on this expedition to the South Pole. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
  • Local Host In Ushuaia; team of Naturalists onboard Antarctica cruise
  • Sightseeing with a Local Guide, inside visits, and special features are shown in UPPERCASE
Accommodations
Ushuaia: Cilene del Faro 
Cruising: Ocean Atlantic

Notes
  • Cruise pricing is based on a Categroy F cabin on the Ocean Atlantic. Cabin upgrades are available.
  • Hotel upgrades are available.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.