Solar Eclipse in Antarctica onboard Plancius
Start your Antarctica cruise in Ushuaia sailing the Beagle Channel surrounded by mountains. As you sale towards the Falkland Islands, several species of Albatross will likely follow you on your Antarctica voyage.
Day three we land on the Falkland Islands to witness an abundance of wildlife. There is a chance you will see different species of dolphins and perhaps whales. During this solar eclipse Antarctica cruise, you may have the opportunity to visit Carcass Island, famous for its birdlife. Saunders Islands and its many penguin species are also included in the itinerary. The cruise ship will visit South Georgia sailing to Fortuna Bay and its various penguins and seals, Salisbury Plain home to the three largest king penguin colonies in South Georgia and breeding elephant seals. This is a great opportunity to see four-ton bulls fight over territories and dominance over pregnant females. The solar eclipse Antarctica cruise will also visit Grytviken and Cooper Bay.
Travelling through sea ice and onto the Weddell Sea, the cruise ship will position itself right in the centre of the moon's shadow for when the Antarctica solar eclipse occurs.
Depending on weather conditions, the Antarctica solar eclipse cruise will then sail to Antarctica, past enormous icebergs. The next few days we will land on the eastern side of the Antarctic Peninsula, visit Elephant Island and cross the Antarctic Sound to the volcanic South Shetland Islands.
The solar eclipse cruise will then depart, sailing the Drake Passage heading for Ushuaia.
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Witness vast varieties of different penguin species in their colonies
Experiance a total solar eclipse in a unique environment
Get up close with wildlife, still unafraid of humans