Spirit of Antarctica
Enjoy the spirit of an expedition voyage to Antarctica on an 11 or 12 day Classic Antarctica cruise. Antarctic cruises are best-enjoyed midsummer when near-midnight sun powers an explosion of life along the shore and brightens the thought of camping out, the early alpine climbing starts or extended kayaking trips. Penguin highways are busy with traffic as parents hurry to fatten chicks and waterways are alive with whales and seals. On this Antarctic expedition, we visit historic sites and step onto the most spectacular continent on Earth.
Departing from Ushuaia you cross the mighty Drake Passage to the South Shetland Islands. Your vessel is designed with a special X-BOW that will cut through the swell and make a quicker passage through the waves. From there the next 5- 6 days will be spent aboard the comfortable, purpose fitted polar vessel and in the company of expert crew who will guide you through this amazing land and impart their extensive knowledge of the polar region. Your Antarctic cruise takes you in and around the waterways of the Antarctic Peninsula and you will have many chances for small journeys by Zodiac to get up close to the local inhabitants and to set foot on the icy shores. After a busy day of activities relax in the heated saltwater open air swimming pool and jacuzzis and watch the stunning polar landscapes drift by.
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This comfortable expedition vessel with a bow specially designed for polar waters will get you up close with the wildlife in no time!
Kayaking in the far-flung corners of the world is an experience guaranteed to refresh your soul.
"Do something super unique, snorkel in Antarctica and see a different angle! This is your chance to don a dry-suit (gear provided) and take the ultimate plunge into the icy waters of Antarctica" Tara, Team Viva