New Year’s Day in the Polar Regions (Ushuaia - Ushuaia)
11 days with Ponant Rating:
Day 1 Ushuaia (Argentina)
Embark from 4 to 5 pm.
Day 2 Drake Passage
Day 3 Drake Passage
Day 4 Neko Harbour - Paradise Bay
Day 5 Pleneau Island - Port Charcot
Day 6 Port Lockroy
Day 7 Deception Island
Day 8 Weddell Sea
Day 9 Drake Passage
Day 10 Drake Passage
Day 11 Ushuaia
Disembarkation at 7am.
All This Included
PONANT proposes an exceptional New Year aboard Le Boréal, in the magic of the Antarctic Peninsula’s ice floes. Set sail on an unforgettable 11-day expedition cruise and fall for the charms of the dreamlike landscapes, inhabited by rich and uncommon wildlife.
In Neko Harbour, a magnificent bay surrounded by mountains and ice, you will perhaps be lucky enough to see seals, whales, leopard seals and gentoo penguins.
On Pleneau Island, you’ll be amused by the original gait of the gentoo penguins going about their daily lives with a backdrop of magnificent icebergs. Don’t miss out on the visit to nearby Port Charcot. Jean-Baptiste Charcot, the famous French explorer who led many polar expeditions at the beginning of the 20th century, gave this name to the island as a tribute to his father.
Your ship will then head north before arriving on the volcanic Deception Island, which was long an emblematic whaling site. Its sheltered bay also served as a refuge for sailors during heavy storms.
Before you return to Ushuaia, Le Boréal will clear a path through the impressive tabletop icebergs of the Weddell Sea, leaving you with an unforgettable memory of your Antarctic crossing.
Cruising: Standard cabin onboard Le Boreal or L'Austral
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