Jewels of Antarctica
Join us on our exclusive Antarctica charter on board the brand new MV Hondius. We are delighted to be the charterers of this incredible vessel, offering an amazing, bespoke itinerary. Cruising across the legendary Drake Passage our Antarctic expedition encounters polar wildlife from Day 1. Seabirds of many varieties swoop and dip in the ship's wake and whales are often spotted, drawn to the nutrient-rich Antarctic convergence. The trip is escorted by our full expedition crew and special guests to be announced, who will begin their informative lecture series as we cross the passage and continue throughout the Antarctic cruise.
Spying those first icebergs is always a thrill and then the Great White Continent itself. During our Antarctica cruise, we will venture into and around the ice-filled bays, inlets and tributaries of the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands. When ice and snow on the peninsula begin to melt, sea mammals arrive in large numbers & penguin chicks begin to venture out and explore. We will also explore; by Zodiac, on foot or even by kayak. Perhaps a minke or humpback whale will join you! Making landfall on Antarctica is an amazing experience and there are opportunities to camp on the ice, visit research stations - both operational and not - and to get up close and personal with the magnificent landscape and wildlife. Your trip to Antarctica ends back in Ushuaia where you will leave with a lifetime's worth of memories.
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Opportunity to see Whales
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Be one of the first to experience the brand new MV Hondius ship