12-day Expedition cruise to Antarctica
Special departure for the cruise: December 1st, 2021
Start of our services November 29th, 2021
12 day/13 nights | Antarctica
At a glance
We welcome you to set sail for Antarctica's amazing lands in this unique departure arranged by Covitour.
Delight in the very best intro to the last frontier onboard the M/V USHUAIA, which will enable you to see much of the wildlife and landscape highlights of the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands.
This unique journey will be helped by our personnel throughout the journey, besides; you will be accompanied by a skilled and devoted group of exploration leaders, biologists in addition to speakers who will share their interests and understanding of the area with you.
The Antarctic Peninsula's exceptional history will offer you with a kind of enjoyment frequently just related to the early explorers. You will have a lot of time to explore its fantastic landscapes, a beautiful wilderness of snow, ice, waterways and mountains, and an extremely wide range of wildlife.
The Antarctic animals are totally active throughout the time of this journey. The charm and privacy of the seas and mountains of Antarctica conceal the mad activity of the seaside nests of birds and mammals.
After the winter season darkness, spring fever strikes Antarctica and the sun triggers an explosive development of phytoplankton in locations of the mineral outcrop. Phytoplankton offers food for huge swarms of zooplankton, consisting of krill. Krill forms the basis of the food cycle for squid, fish, and eventually whales, seabirds and seals, which flock to fatten up and produce their young.
Throughout the trip, you'll frequently make 2 landings a day by means of the ship's fleet of zodiac boats.
You will cross the Antarctic Convergence - the biological border of Antarctica, formed from the conference of the warmer waters of the sub-Antarctic seas with the cold Antarctic waters.
There is not just a modification in the marine animals however likewise in the avifauna. Roaming albatrosses, gray-headed albatrosses, black-browed albatrosses, Light-mantled albatrosses, checkerboard petrels, storm petrels, blue petrels, and the Antarctic petrels are a few of the bird types that can be found.
The ship. "The M/V Ushuaia".
M/V Ushuaia is an Argentine cruise liner presently run by Antarpply Expeditions S.A., with head office in the city of Ushuaia.
The vessel has only 46 cabins, for 88 travelers, and an open-bridge policy.
It has been geared up with innovative interaction and navigation devices and the finest service requirements in the Antarctic market.
Public areas include a big dining-room, an open-plan observation lounge/lecture space, bar and a well-stocked library.
The cruise offers a professional group of global exploration leaders and speakers, extremely experienced in Antarctic. The chefs will prepare outstanding food consisting of lots of regional specialized.
Buenos Aires. November 29th, 2022
Optional service: Transfer In/Out and lodging.
Arrival in Ushuaia. November 30th, 2022
Optional service: Transfer In/Out.
Lodging in Ushuaia (included).
Day at leisure.
Ushuaia. December 1th, 2022
AM Half-day trip to Tierra del Fuego National Park (included).
Through a course surrounded by Lengas peats and forests, we will reach a lovely glacier lake framed by mountains and forests.
Transfer to the ship (included).
After you have actually settled into your cabins you will start to enjoy the beginning of the experience.
You will cruise the remainder of the day through the Beagle Channel and the picturesque Mackinlay Pass.
At the sea. Crossing the Drake Passage. December 3rd. and 2nd., 2022
Over the next 2 days in the Drake Passage.
You will have the ability to experience life from the viewpoint of the polar explorers who initially mapped these areas: cool salted breezes, rough seas, possibly some a fin whale snorting marine spray.
Visiting the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands.December 4th to 7th, 2022
Rocky gray peaks dotted with snow, whitish-blue split ice towers, and totally various wildlife.
The South Shetland Islands are a sanctuary for wildlife. Large penguin rookeries, beaches ruled by Antarctic fur seals and Southern elephant seals make every day invested in this incredible island group memorable.
Crossing the Drake Passage, northbound. December 9th and 8th, 2022
We leave Antarctica and head north throughout the Drake Passage.
Join the biologists on deck as we look for seabirds and whales and delight in some last lectures.
Take the opportunity to show and unwind on the remarkable experiences of the previous days en route back to Ushuaia.
End of experience. December 10th, 2022
Every experience, no matter how fantastic, should ultimately pertain to an end. It is time to disembark in Ushuaia.
Optional service: Transfer Out to the airport.
Please note: The itinerary is a guide only and will be subject to change at the discretion of the captain due to meteorological, ice conditions, and wildlife watching opportunities.
All rates are quoted in US Dollars per person, based on twin or triple occupancy. Two dedicated Premier single cabins are available at a special single rate. Covitour special program Include two more days and one night
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