Crossing 66º South Latitude: Antarctic Circle
A magical voyage to the Antarctic Circle. Our Antarctica cruise departs from Ushuaia and daylight grows longer & the air gets colder as we head south across the Drake Passage, accompanied by soaring albatross. Our first explorations of the White Continent are in the South Shetland Islands, historically important & rich with iconic Antarctic wildlife such as several species of penguin, seabirds and seals.
On our Antarctic cruise, we next visit the Gerlache Strait where immense glaciers, towering mountains, & blue icebergs form a picture-perfect setting for amazing marine mammal & penguin encounters. We continue south into rarely visited territory, crossing the Antarctic Circle & exploring wherever the wind & ice will allow. Journey on this 114 passenger small ship with the comforts of a luxury hotel onboard. This Antarctic expedition is not only by cruise ship but Zodiac excursion as well, and of course by land with plenty of possibilities to go hiking or get up close to the unique locals. There is even the opportunity to kayak among glistening icebergs and to camp overnight with penguins and seals as company. Our expert team will guide you through all there is to know about this fascinating land.
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Options for everyone - join the included landings, walks and zodiac cruising, or spend time with the onboard professional photographer, perhaps add on the kayak club or camping excursion.
A dream destination - Opportunity to crossing the Antarctic Circle
“During your cruise try to get up early to experience the morning atmosphere, stand outside on the open decks, quite often you may be the only one there.” Pia, Team Viva