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Crossing the Antarctic Circle – 11 Night Ushuaia Roundtrip

Crossing the Antarctic Circle – 11 Night Ushuaia Roundtrip

From USD $14,299

Description

Search the waters for Weddell, elephant and crabeater seals as your Captain expertly navigates the pristine icebergs and ice floes in picturesque channels. Your Captain will also bring you to scenic navigations where you may see skuas and Adélie penguins. Cross the Antarctic Circle to become a member of the Order of the Red Nose. Exploring the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula, your expedition team guides you through Zodiac safaris and shore landings, coming closer to wildlife like fur seals.

Trip Name
Crossing the Antarctic Circle - 11 Night Ushuaia Roundtrip
Days
14
Overview
Vessel Type: Yacht Length: 129 m Passenger Capacity: 198 Built: 2022 Experience extraordinary Antarctica to the fullest and in the shortest amount of time aboard our newest yacht. Spend more time exploring the Antarctic Peninsula by flying over the Drake Passage one way and still lay claim to the iconic experience of sailing the other direction with our options. Or, if you’re an intrepid explorer, you can still conquer the famed Drake Passage both ways with all Ushuaia Roundtrip expeditions. YOUR SANCTUARY AT SEA After a day of roaming, venturing and exploring, indulge in the comfort of a balcony accommodation or modern suite — plus accommodations exclusively for solo travelers. Every room features a spacious bathroom outfitted with L’OCCITANE amenities, plush bedding designed for dreaming, flat-screen TVs with state-of-the-art infotainment systems for downtime and sitting or living areas to unwind. Gaze at the horizon as you replay the adventures of the day. TASTE PERFECTION When dining goes beyond simply being a meal and becomes an experience you look forward to every day, both your appetite and your soul are satiated. Our onboard dining options offer extraordinary culinary adventures with globally inspired gourmet cuisine artfully crafted to awaken your senses one delectable morsel at a time. From Portuguese soul food alfresco with an ocean view to breakfast in bed before embarking on your next endeavors, every detail is taken into careful consideration to deliver an upscale experience with simple elegance. ONBOARD LIFE At Atlas Ocean Voyages, we encourage a holistic approach to life that incorporates mind, body and spirit. Connect with like-spirited explorers during Après Sea and satisfy your curiosity with exceptional guest lecturers to relish every aspect of a stimulating journey. From appreciating the dining experience to keeping up an exercise routine while on holiday to taking time for self-care, we cultivate an atmosphere of overall well-being in every space on board World Voyager. MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME Aboard our intimate, yacht World Voyager you will find everything you want and need. Including three decks of spacious and elevated accommodations, various onboard dining options, spa and sauna amenities, social spaces for gathering with your fellow travelers and more, World Voyager has been designed to always deliver relaxed luxury and highly personalized service. CONSCIOUS NAVIGATION An innovative hydro-jet propulsion system allows the purpose-built World Voyager to bring you closer to the environment and wildlife. The system gives the ship a quieter sound that’s less disruptive to the ecosystem, making for up-close and personal encounters that leave you in awe.

Itinerary



Day 1 - Day 1 Pre Cruise
FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Hotel Stay on Antarctica Expeditions
Day 2 - Day 2 Ushuaia, Argentina
Although its nickname the “End of the World” – derived from its location along the southernmost tip of South America among the Tierra del Fuego archipelago – Ushuaia is far from the end of any adventure. Where the Andes meet the Beagle Channel and the snow-capped Martial Mountains sit behind a sprawling city of colorful buildings, lies a lively town ready and waiting to take you on the thrill ride of a lifetime. Scenes like Parque Yatana give you the chance to immerse yourself in the rich, indigenous culture.
Day 3 - Days 3 - 4 Drake Passage Navigation
Navigating the intrepid Drake Passage is made for the boldest of explorers. Petrels and albatrosses that glide across the skies guide the way. To witness its awesome power makes the journey to Antarctica all the more triumphant.The Drake Passage leads you from the southernmost region of the Americas to the Antarctic Peninsula, the northern point of The White Continent. This waterway where cold southern ocean meets warm northern sea water creates powerful currents that test your mettle.But the rewards for the journeyer that braves these waters do not compare. The meeting of warm and cold waters creates an environment that attracts extraordinary wildlife. Drake Passage offers the chance to witness the likes of humpback whales and hourglass dolphins that accompany the voyage. The soundtrack of the 48-hour journey through the Drake Passage includes the crash of the ocean against the ship and the cry of petrels, skuas, and gulls.While the waterway is famous for its challenging navigation, you may still get another side of the Drake Passage. On some occasions, the channel is calm and tranquil, making for a pleasant voyage into Antarctica. That’s one of the more splendid characteristics of the Drake Passage – you never know what you will get.As you emerge from the Drake Passage, the mammoth, icy peaks of the South Shetland Islands loom ahead, greeting you on your victorious landing. You have completed the rite of passage to explore the seventh continent.
Day 4 - Day 5 Crossing Antarctic Circle
As you make the voyage across the Antarctic Circle at the 66th parallel, you become a “Red Nose,” one of the select few who navigate deep into the frontier of The White Continent to make the crossing. It is a feeling of triumph that cannot be beat.
Day 5 - Days 6 - 8 Exploring Antarctica - Captain’s Choice
Nicknamed The White Continent for its vast expanse of icebergs, snow and glaciers, Antarctica is often the final frontier for experienced explorers to conquer. As you navigate Antarctic waters, you may set foot on sites like Beak Island, Brown Bluff, Cierva Cove, Hidden Bay and many more. Each landing throughout the continent offers its own unique landscape, from expansive tundra to rugged mountain peaks, all beckoning you to follow the paths that few explorers have trekked before.CAPTAIN’S CHOICE – Captain’s Choice ports of call add to the sense of adventure and an element of surprise. Your ship’s captain will sail around changing weather conditions as needed and take you to the best areas for wildlife viewing.
Day 6 - Days 9 - 10 Exploring the South Shetland Islands – Captain’s Choice, Antarctica
Part of the greater Antarctica region, the South Shetland Islands contain plenty of wildlife, scenic landscapes, hiking opportunities and magnificent viewpoints that inspire a sense of discovering another world. A possible landing on Elephant Island, named for the shape of its cliffside and the elephant seals that call it home, puts you on the same path as the famous Shackleton Expedition. Deception Island, another possible landing and named for its very nature, is in fact a volcanic caldera where you can find heated springs amid the striking black sands. Other stops could include Half Moon Island, Yankee Harbor, Point Wild and Barrientos Island, where you can find plenty of Gentoo penguin rookeries.CAPTAIN’S CHOICE – Captain’s Choice ports of call add to the sense of adventure and an element of surprise. Your ship’s captain will sail around changing weather conditions as needed and take you to the best areas for wildlife viewing.
Day 7 - Days 11 - 12 Drake Passage Navigation
Navigating the intrepid Drake Passage is made for the boldest of explorers. Petrels and albatrosses that glide across the skies guide the way. To witness its awesome power makes the journey to Antarctica all the more triumphant.The Drake Passage leads you from the southernmost region of the Americas to the Antarctic Peninsula, the northern point of The White Continent. This waterway where cold southern ocean meets warm northern sea water creates powerful currents that test your mettle.But the rewards for the journeyer that braves these waters do not compare. The meeting of warm and cold waters creates an environment that attracts extraordinary wildlife. Drake Passage offers the chance to witness the likes of humpback whales and hourglass dolphins that accompany the voyage. The soundtrack of the 48-hour journey through the Drake Passage includes the crash of the ocean against the ship and the cry of petrels, skuas, and gulls.While the waterway is famous for its challenging navigation, you may still get another side of the Drake Passage. On some occasions, the channel is calm and tranquil, making for a pleasant voyage into Antarctica. That’s one of the more splendid characteristics of the Drake Passage – you never know what you will get.As you emerge from the Drake Passage, the mammoth, icy peaks of the South Shetland Islands loom ahead, greeting you on your victorious landing. You have completed the rite of passage to explore the seventh continent.
Day 8 - Day 13 Ushuaia, Argentina
Although its nickname the “End of the World” – derived from its location along the southernmost tip of South America among the Tierra del Fuego archipelago – Ushuaia is far from the end of any adventure. Where the Andes meet the Beagle Channel and the snow-capped Martial Mountains sit behind a sprawling city of colorful buildings, lies a lively town ready and waiting to take you on the thrill ride of a lifetime. Scenes like Parque Yatana give you the chance to immerse yourself in the rich, indigenous culture.
Day 9 - Day 14 Post Cruise
FREE 1-Night Post-Cruise Hotel Stay on select Antarctica Expeditions
Day 10 - Please Note:
Itineraries are subject to change.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
06-03-202419-03-2024USD $14,299SOLO OCEANVIEW STATEROOM (SO)
06-03-202419-03-2024USD $15,799ADVENTURE OCEANVIEW STATEROOM (AO)
06-03-202419-03-2024USD $17,299HORIZON STATEROOM (A1/A2)
06-03-202419-03-2024USD $17,799VERANDA STATEROOM (B1/B2)
06-03-202419-03-2024USD $20,499HORIZON DELUXE STATEROOM (E1)
06-03-202419-03-2024USD $20,799VERANDA DELUXE STATEROOM (E2)
06-03-202419-03-2024USD $23,999JOURNEY SUITE (JS)
06-03-202419-03-2024USD $24,999DISCOVERY SUITE (DS)
06-03-202419-03-2024USD $26,499NAVIGATOR SUITE (NS)

Inclusions

    • Ushuaia, Argentina: Known as the "End of the World," Ushuaia is located at the southernmost tip of South America. It offers stunning natural beauty with the Andes Mountains, the Beagle Channel, and the snow-capped Martial Mountains. The city's colorful buildings create a vibrant atmosphere, and visitors can immerse themselves in the indigenous culture.
    • Crossing the Antarctic Circle: During your journey, you will have the unique opportunity to cross the Antarctic Circle. This imaginary line marks the southernmost point reached by most Antarctic expeditions and is a significant milestone for adventurous travelers. It's an exciting experience to venture into the remote and pristine wilderness of Antarctica.
    • Exploring Antarctica: You will have several days dedicated to exploring Antarctica. These days will provide you with awe-inspiring landscapes, towering icebergs, and encounters with diverse wildlife such as penguins, seals, and seabirds. You can expect to be surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty and a sense of wonder in this untouched wilderness.

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