Ross Sea & Sub Antarctic Cruise 2021

Ross Sea & Sub Antarctic Cruise 2021

From USD $28,000

Description

Join us for an exciting journey towards East Antarctica, the Ross Sea and the Sub-Antarctic Islands of New Zealand and Australia. This voyage will permit us access to some of the most rarely visited places of the subantarctic islands and East Antarctica. Combining a visit to islands that hold special endemic plant and bird life (most of them UNESCO World Heritage sites) with a visit to pioneering sites of the Antarctic history of exploration and science you will gain an insight that few can claim to have.

Throughout the voyage, learn about the geology, wildlife and history of this spectacular area from lecture presentations offered by your knowledgeable onboard Expedition Team.

Trip Name
Ross Sea & Sub Antarctic Cruise 2021
Days
23
Overview
Vessel Type: Luxury Expedition Length: 108 metres Passenger Capacity: 132 Built / refurbished: 1989 / 2008 / 2017 Silversea’s purpose-built luxury Silver Explorer expedition cruise ship has been designed specifically for navigating waters in some of the world’s most remote destinations, including both of earth’s polar regions.  A strengthened hull with a Lloyd’s Register ice-class notation (1A) for passenger vessels enables the Silver Explorer Expedition Cruise Ship to safely push through ice floes with ease. A fleet of Zodiac boats (11) allows Silversea Expedition guests to visit even the most off-the-beaten path locations and an expert Expedition Team provides insight and understanding to each unforgettable Silver Explorer luxury cruise adventure.

Itinerary



Day 1 - Day 1 DUNEDIN (SOUTH ISLAND)
Clinging to the walls of the natural amphitheater at the west end of Otago Harbour, the South Island's second-largest city is enriched with inspiring nearby seascapes and wildlife. Because Dunedin is a university town, floods of students give the city a vitality far greater than its population of 122,000 might suggest.
Day 2 - Day 2 DAY AT SEA
Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is whale watching from the Observatory Lounge, writing home to your loved ones or simply topping up your tan by the pool, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.
Day 3 - Days 3 - 4 ENDERBY & AUCKLAND ISLANDS
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Day 4 - Day 5 DAY AT SEA
Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is whale watching from the Observatory Lounge, writing home to your loved ones or simply topping up your tan by the pool, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.
Day 5 - Days 6 - 7 MACQUARIE ISLAND
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Day 6 - Days 8 - 10 AT SEA
Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is whale watching from the Observatory Lounge, writing home to your loved ones or simply topping up your tan by the pool, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.
Day 7 - Day 11 COMMONWEALTH BAY & EAST ANTARCTICA
Commonwealth Bay is known as one of the windiest regions in the world. When Douglas Mawson established the headquarters of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition at Cape Denison, he later described the place as the “Home of the Blizzard”. The largest of the valleys has the four huts erected by Mawson’s expedition but the winds and weather have taken their toll on the wooden buildings of the Cape Denison party. Today Adelie Penguins, South Polar Skuas, Snow Petrels and Wilson’s Storm Petrels use the shoreline, cliffs and valleys of the four rocky ridges at Cape Denison.
Day 8 - Day 12 DUMONT D'URVILLE STATION
The French Antarctic base Dumont d’Urville is one of the very few bases along the coast of East Antarctica. Claimed by France, the area was named by d’Urville in 1840 after his wife Adèle. The year-round Dumont d’Urville station has up to 100 members. Staff and scientists work in various fields, among them biology, meteorology and geophysics. Its location on Petrel Island within the Geology Archipelago is just about 8 kilometers southwest of where Dumont d’Urville’s party landed in 1840 and 5 kilometers away from the mainland itself.
Day 9 - Days 13 - 15 ROSS SEA, EAST ANTARCTICA
Named in honour of the British explorer James Clark Ross who came in 1841 trying to reach the south magnetic pole commanding HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, the Ross Sea is a relatively ice-free part of the Southern Ocean. Since the Ross Sea allows an easier access to the South Pole than the Weddell Sea, most attempts to reach the pole were made via the Ross Sea and Ross Ice Shelf. A number of historical huts and modern scientific stations have been set up along the Ross Ice Shelf and the shore. At the entrance to the Ross Sea, Cape Adare has the first hut built in Antarctica.
Day 10 - Days 16 - 19 AT SEA
Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is whale watching from the Observatory Lounge, writing home to your loved ones or simply topping up your tan by the pool, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.
Day 11 - Day 20 CAMPBELL ISLAND
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Day 12 - Day 21 DAY AT SEA
Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is whale watching from the Observatory Lounge, writing home to your loved ones or simply topping up your tan by the pool, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.
Day 13 - Day 22 ULVA ISLAND & STEWART ISLAND
Stewart Island is home to New Zealand's newest national park, Rakiura National Park. The third and most southerly of New Zealand's main islands, Stewart Island is separated from the South Island by the 24-km (15-miles) Foveaux Strait. Its original Māori name, Te Punga O Te Waka a Maui, means "the anchor stone of Maui's canoe." Māori mythology says the island's landmass held the god Maui's canoe secure while he and his crew raised the great fish—the North Island.
Day 14 - Day 23 DUNEDIN (SOUTH ISLAND)
Clinging to the walls of the natural amphitheater at the west end of Otago Harbour, the South Island's second-largest city is enriched with inspiring nearby seascapes and wildlife. Because Dunedin is a university town, floods of students give the city a vitality far greater than its population of 122,000 might suggest.
Day 15 - Please Note:
Expedition highlights and itinerary listed here are possible experiences only and cannot be guaranteed. Your Expedition Leader and Captain will work together to ensure opportunities for adventure and exploration are the best possible, taking into account the prevailing weather, ice conditions and wildlife activity. Expedition Team members scheduled for this voyage are subject to change or cancellation.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
18-01-202109-02-2021USD $28,000Adventurer Suite. From
18-01-202109-02-2021USD $29,300Explorer Suite. From
18-01-202109-02-2021USD $31,800View Suite. From
18-01-202109-02-2021USD $33,300Vista Suite. From
18-01-202109-02-2021USD $47,700Veranda Suite. From
18-01-202109-02-2021USD $57,000Medallion Suite. From
18-01-202109-02-2021USD $60,900Silver Suite. From
18-01-202109-02-2021USD $67,500Grand Suite. From
18-01-202109-02-2021USD $74,800Owner's Suite. From

Inclusions

    • Discover Enderby Island and Auckland Island, Macquarie Island, Commonwealth Bay and East Antarctica, Ross Sea, Campbell Island, Stewart Island and Ulva Island
    • See Mawson’s base at Cape Denison and learn about the scientific work going on at Dumont D’Urville
    • Wildlife Watch List: Penguins (Yellow-eyed, Rockhopper, and Adelie, Royal, King and Gentoo Penguins) New Zealand sea lions, New Zealand fur seals, Southern elephant seals, Whales (Southern right whales, humpback whales, Minke whales, sei whales, fin whales, orcas), Birds of note: New Zealand Bellbirds, Red-crowned Parakeets, Auckland and Campbell Shags, South Polar Skuas, Snow Petrels, Seabirds: Wandering, Black-browed, Grey-headed and Light-mantled Sooty Albatross, Southern Royal Albatross, Gibson’s Albatross and White-capped Mollymawks, Sooty Shearwaters, Wilson’s Storm Petrels

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