Antarctica Classic

Antarctica Classic

From NZD $8,499

Description

Vivid emerald, violet tints, intense blue and crimson light—the Antarctic Peninsula is anything but a world of white desolation. Join us on a true adventure to a world of immense scale and visual splendour. Passing huge icebergs in the flat calm of a polar morning will reshape the way you look at your world. Encounter huge whales, enormous rookeries of penguins and stunning landscapes few have ever witnessed. This 11-day expedition will introduce you to the magic of the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula.

Trip Name
Antarctica Classic
Days
11
Overview
Vessel Type: Expedition Length: 105 metres Passenger Capacity: 140 Built: refurbished 2009 Not only will the G Expedition steer you closer to some of our planet’s most amazing places, our professional and highly-skilled team of on-board experts offer keen insight, unique perspectives, and hands-on attention not found in a guidebook. Make your next tour a voyage you’ll remember the rest of your life. Return home a different person than when you left. Cabins Private en suite bathrooms Bathrooms in all cabins feature washbasins, toilets and showers. (Category 5 cabins feature state-of-the-art full-body misting showers.) Ocean views All cabins are outside-facing with ocean views that frame some of the most remarkable and remote landscapes on Earth, and every cabin has its own porthole or window. Spacious living quarters All suites are 30m sq (320 sq ft) and all cabins are 15m sq (160 ft). All cabins come equipped with wardrobes, drawers, nightstands, and writing desks to make you feel as at-home as possible. Daily cabin service Our friendly crew will make your beds, fluff your pillows and tidy up your cabin while you’re out, ensuring you return to a warm, inviting room each night. Amenities The G Expedition has multiple large public areas to enjoy during sea crossings and in between land excursions. Amenities include: All cabins with private en suite and outside view - The Penguin Library - Medical clinic and english speaking doctor - The Gear Shop - Polar Bear Pub - The Lounge - Albatross Dining Room, serving international cuisine and large enough to accommodate all passengers in one sitting - Large aft deck with barbecue facilities - Forward deck viewing platforms - Fitness centre/sauna - Large fleet of Zodiacs with 4-stroke engines Crew & Staff  Experts in everything from geology to marine biology and polar history, the members of our team are always eager to share their infectious passion for the plants, animals, and people you’ll encounter. Add in professional hotel staff and a seasoned crew, and you’ll be more than comfortable during your adventure on the water. 10:1 passenger-to-expert ratio More on-hand experts means deeper access and greater understanding of the planet’s most amazing places. Our experts’ lectures, Q&A sessions, and personal reflection deliver a personalized and intimate perspective on these faraway shores.

Itinerary



Day 1 - Day 1 Ushuaia
Arrive in Ushuaia at any time. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the world's most southerly city.Arrival transfer is included.There will be a welcome desk in the lobby of the start hotel that will provide more specific information on the MS Expedition.
Day 2 - Day 2 Ushuaia/Drake Passage
Enjoy a free morning in Ushuaia. Do any last minute shopping, explore the town or the surrounding countryside. Embarkation on the MS Expedition begins in the afternoon at the port in Ushuaia. Enjoy the evening sailing through the Beagle Channel.Expedition travel can be full of surprises! While it is our intention of adhere to the itinerary described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. On the first day onboard, the Expedition Leader will give an expedition overview outlining what the specific plans are for the trip.
Day 3 - Days 3–4 Drake Passage/South Shetland Islands
The adventure begins with a 800km (497mi) crossing of the passage named in honour of the 16th-century English sea captain and privateer Sir Francis Drake. Take in daily lectures from the expedition team and keep an eye out for the first sightings of icebergs, whales and albatross following in the Expedition's wake.The M/S Expedition is at home in this part of the Southern Ocean, known for the unimpeded never ending fetch of the winds that encircle the Antarctic.As the Expedition crosses the passage there will be time to become acquainted with the ship and frequent the common areas that include the lounge, dining hall, library and lecture hall where we meet our guides, ship’s crew and expedition staff.Begin lectures and information sessions to learn the extraordinary human and natural history of the Antarctic region
Day 4 - Days 5–8 South Shetland Islands/Antarctic Peninsula
Experience some of the most unique wildlife viewing and inspiring scenery in the world while setting foot on the Antarctic continent. Attempt two shore landings per day (weather permitting) and encounter Gentoo, Chinstrap and Adélie penguin rookeries, Weddell, crabeater and leopard seals, and orca, humpback and minke whales in the cold Antarctic waters. During the voyage, learn about the peninsula's remarkable history.This is what we've all been waiting for - a chance to explore step foot on the Great White Continent! Over the next 4 days the Expedition will navigate southwards making stops in the South Shetland Islands then through the Bransfield Strait and to the Antarctic Peninsula.Our goal is to attempt two excursions per day while navigating through the area but the itinerary and daily schedule will be based on the local weather and ice conditions.During the voyage, learn about some of the most important and dramatic expeditions to this remote corner of the world.
Day 5 - Days 9–10 Drake Passage/Ushuaia
Begin the journey north to the home port of Ushuaia. Review the highlights of the Antarctic experience with the lecturers and staff. Keep your eyes open on the observation deck for some last-minute whale sightings.Leave Antarctica and head north across the Drake Passage. In between bird watching and whale watching and enjoying some final lectures by the expedition staff, this is a chance to relax and review the adventures of the past week before returning to Ushuaia.Remember, the best way to experience the wildlife of the Drake Passage is to be on deck keeping a look out for Albatross, Prions, and Whales!
Day 6 - Day 11 Ushuaia
Disembark the G Expedition after breakfast.
Day 7 - Please Note:
While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
21-11-202001-12-2020NZD $8,999Cat 1A - Quad
21-11-202001-12-2020NZD $9,399Cat 1 - Triple
21-11-202001-12-2020NZD $10,999Cat 2 - Twin
21-11-202001-12-2020NZD $11,999Cat 3 - Twin
21-11-202001-12-2020NZD $13,399Cat 4 - Twin
21-11-202001-12-2020NZD $14,499Cat 5 - Suite
11-12-202021-12-2020NZD $14,399Cat 4 - Twin
11-12-202021-12-2020NZD $15,999Cat 5 - Suite
11-12-202021-12-2020NZD $8,999Cat 1A - Quad
11-12-202021-12-2020NZD $9,599Cat 1 - Triple
11-12-202021-12-2020NZD $11,299Cat 2 - Twin
11-12-202021-12-2020NZD $12,999Cat 3 - Twin
01-01-202111-01-2021NZD $10,499Cat 1A - Quad
01-01-202111-01-2021NZD $11,599Cat 1 - Triple
01-01-202111-01-2021NZD $13,199Cat 2 - Twin
01-01-202111-01-2021NZD $14,199Cat 3 - Twin
01-01-202111-01-2021NZD $15,699Cat 4 - Twin
01-01-202111-01-2021NZD $17,499Cat 5 - Suite
13-03-202123-03-2021NZD $8,499Cat 1A - Quad
13-03-202123-03-2021NZD $8,999Cat 1 - Triple
13-03-202123-03-2021NZD $10,499Cat 2 - Twin
13-03-202123-03-2021NZD $12,499Cat 3 - Twin
13-03-202123-03-2021NZD $13,999Cat 4 - Twin
13-03-202123-03-2021NZD $15,299Cat 5 - Suite
22-11-202102-12-2021NZD $9,699Cat 1A - Quad
22-11-202102-12-2021NZD $10,799Cat 1 - Triple
22-11-202102-12-2021NZD $12,699Cat 2 - Twin
22-11-202102-12-2021NZD $13,699Cat 3 - Twin
22-11-202102-12-2021NZD $15,299Cat 4 - Twin
22-11-202102-12-2021NZD $16,899Cat 5 - Suite
12-12-202122-12-2021NZD $9,899Cat 1A - Quad
12-12-202122-12-2021NZD $10,999Cat 1 - Triple
12-12-202122-12-2021NZD $12,899Cat 2 - Twin
12-12-202122-12-2021NZD $13,999Cat 3 - Twin
12-12-202122-12-2021NZD $15,599Cat 4 - Twin
12-12-202122-12-2021NZD $17,399Cat 5 - Suite
02-01-202212-01-2022NZD $11,299Cat 1A - Quad
02-01-202212-01-2022NZD $12,499Cat 1 - Triple
02-01-202212-01-2022NZD $14,599Cat 2 - Twin
02-01-202212-01-2022NZD $15,799Cat 3 - Twin
02-01-202212-01-2022NZD $17,599Cat 4 - Twin
02-01-202212-01-2022NZD $18,999Cat 5 - Suite
30-01-202209-02-2022NZD $10,999Cat 1A - Quad
30-01-202209-02-2022NZD $12,099Cat 1 - Triple
30-01-202209-02-2022NZD $14,299Cat 2 - Twin
30-01-202209-02-2022NZD $15,399Cat 3 - Twin
30-01-202209-02-2022NZD $17,099Cat 4 - Twin
30-01-202209-02-2022NZD $18,499Cat 5 - Suite
04-03-202214-03-2022NZD $9,599Cat 1A - Quad
04-03-202214-03-2022NZD $10,599Cat 1 - Triple
04-03-202214-03-2022NZD $12,499Cat 2 - Twin
04-03-202214-03-2022NZD $13,499Cat 3 - Twin
04-03-202214-03-2022NZD $15,199Cat 4 - Twin
04-03-202214-03-2022NZD $16,899Cat 5 - Suite
13-03-202223-03-2022NZD $9,499Cat 1A - Quad
13-03-202223-03-2022NZD $10,299Cat 1 - Triple
13-03-202223-03-2022NZD $12,299Cat 2 - Twin
13-03-202223-03-2022NZD $13,199Cat 3 - Twin
13-03-202223-03-2022NZD $14,999Cat 4 - Twin
13-03-202223-03-2022NZD $16,599Cat 5 - Suite

Inclusions

    • Set foot on Antarctica—the world's least visited continent
    • Watch majestic albatross soar by the ship while crossing the Drake Passage
    • Brave the chill by taking an optional polar plunge
    • Witness immense icebergs and magnificent glaciers
    • Have your questions answered by Antarctic experts

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