Classic Antarctica holiday

Price
6299To8399 excluding flights
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Duration
11 Days
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Description of Classic Antarctica holiday

On our 11-day Highlights of Antarctica Cruise, you値l discover the highlights of the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula with visits to Deception Island, Port Lockroy, Paradise Bay and a cruise through the spectacular Lemaire Channel.

You値l encounter penguins, whales and albatross in their natural habitats, experience towering glaciers and mountainous icebergs, and enjoy fascinating lectures from the expedition team where you値l learn more about Antarctica痴 incredible wildlife, interesting geology and intriguing history.

The Antarctic cruise ship can accommodate 134 passengers and at the time of booking you値l be able to choose from a range of cabins and suites, all of which are ocean-facing with a porthole window. Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner are included in the rate, and there痴 also a lounge/bar where you can purchase alcoholic drinks. The ship also has a library and a lecture hall where you can listen to talks from the knowledgeable expedition team.

Your Antarctic adventure starts in Ushuaia, the world痴 most southerly city. You値l have some time to explore this picturesque port town, located at the southernmost tip of Argentina, before embarking on your intrepid Antarctic expedition.

On the first day of your cruise, you値l sail out through the famous Beagle Channel passing spectacular snow-capped peaks and colonies of penguins and fur seals gathered on rocky outcrops. You値l then venture across the Drake Passage to the South Shetland Islands, which are renowned for their spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife. After spending time island-hopping, you値l continue your journey to the Antarctic Peninsula, where you値l spend four days discovering the dramatic landscapes and phenomenal wildlife, before crossing the Drake Passage once again and returning to Ushuaia.

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Price information

6299To8399 excluding flights
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2022: 22 Nov, 12 Dec
2023: 2 Jan, 30 Jan, 4 Mar, 13 Mar

Travel guides

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Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

This Highlights of Antarctica Cruise is operated in a sustainable way, in line with standards from the International Association of Antarctic Operators (IAATO). The expedition cruise ship meets environmental regulations and protocols are adhered to in every destination visited. 4-stoke outboard engines are used on all Zodiacs, which use less fuel and produce less pollution.

Many of the talks and lectures provided by the ship痴 team of experts focus on conservation and the environment, and you are encouraged to return home and share what you致e learned with loves ones in order to spread the message on the importance of preserving the planet.

All visitors to Antarctica are bound by the Antarctic Treaty and the Protocol and must comply with environmental regulations. Visitors must never disturb the Antarctic wildlife. You cannot touch, feed or do anything to alter the behaviour of animals. Keep noise to a minimum and avoid flash photography. If you keep still and quiet, animals may approach you, however you must never interfere with them. Avoid damaging the unique plant-life. You値l come across unique moss, lichen and herbs which can take decades to grow, so don稚 damage or step on them.

Everyone must undergo rigorous decontamination procedures before stepping on land. Boats, shoes (you値l be provided with special boots), clothing and equipment must be vacuumed and disinfected to avoid the introduction of new species to the delicate Antarctic ecosystems.

People

We're proud to be a provider of holidays focused on responsible travel, working with local suppliers who share our dedication to responsible tourism - echoing our values of having a positive impact on the environment, conservation and local communities.

All local guides mentioned in our itineraries are paid a fair wage, from the crew on your Antarctic cruise, to the team of experts on board, to the drivers used for your transfers.

Your Antarctica holiday also supports the Planeterra Foundation, which funds community projects and charities all over the world. At the end of your expedition, the Captain痴 Sea Chart is auctioned off, with the proceeds going to the foundation.

We work solely with IAATO registered tour operators who are strongly committed to the preservation of the Antarctic region. All of our partner operators aim to instill a widened understanding of the region and to inspire you to become an environmental advocate for Antarctica.

We hope that all travellers will share their knowledge and experiences when they return home and continue to act as ambassadors for Antarctica. Furthermore, our partner operators donate profits to fund invaluable scientific research in Antarctica and also contribute to environmental charities who raise climate change awareness.

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