The first sightings of icebergs and snow-capped mountains signal that you have reached the Antarctic Peninsula. A land of pristine beauty, breathtaking wildlife and inestimable importance, travelling to the ‘end of the Earth’ is a long-held dream for most people. Due to the extraordinary nature of the region, the sailing and expedition schedule is flexible once you reach the Antarctic Peninsula. Your experienced Captain and Discovery Leader will carefully plan each day’s activities based on the conditions.
Your crew will navigate some of the most beautiful waterways including Paradise Bay and traverse the stunning 11-kilometre-long Lemaire Channel where steep cliffs hem in the iceberg-filled passage just 1,600 metres wide at its narrowest point. Sail close to blue tinged icebergs as you cruise Elephant Island or Neko Harbour or sail into the volcanic caldera of Deception Island. Visit a working base like Esperanza Station and discuss life in these harsh conditions with the staff. At Port Lockroy, a natural harbour on the Antarctic Peninsula, you can send a postcard home from this most remote and isolated post office to share a unique memory with loved ones.
Equipped with a fleet of Zodiacs and kayaks, snowshoes, helicopters and a submarine^, a discovery excursion will take you to the place of your wildest dreams. Depending on ice and weather conditions, you will partake in an average of two discovery excursions each day, escorted by your expert Discovery Team.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner