South Shetland Islands & Antarctica Peninsula
Experience the great white continent on this 10 day action packed Classic Antarctica voyage exploring the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctica Peninsula.
Cruise in comfort on ice-classed expedition vessels the Ocean Victory or the Ocean Albatros, taking you safely across the mighty Drake Passage into Antarctic waters. Explore the South Shetland Islands, a group of islands located north of the Antarctica Peninsula, teeming with penguin rookeries and birdlife. Land ashore to get a closer look and also visit Antarctic research stations.
Heading further south, witness the pristine and magical continent of Antarctica. Here your days are spent exploring by zodiac and landings ashore. Cruise around ice burgs, be entertained by quirky penguins and inquisitive seals, always have your camera ready as we bird watch and whale watch. Your experienced expedition crew are always handy with informative presentations, as well as a dedicated expedition photographer to help you capture your best Antarctica shots.
With the patented X-BOW design, the Ocean Victory and Ocean Albatros will offer you a smoother sailing across the Drake passage, and due to the speed of the vessels, we might be able to do a first landing or activity in the South Shetland islands on Day 3 late afternoon, please ask us for more information about these new vessels.
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Make unforgettable memories, Zodiac excursions, shore landings in Antarctica, visits to penguin colonies, perhaps some kayaking and dare to take a polar plunge!
Voyage to Antarctica in comfort, on the newest sister ships Ocean Albatros and Ocean Victory with their special X-Bows, providing high stability in rough weather and allowing for a smooth cruise.
"I felt so privileged to be able to sit and safely watch Antarctica wildlife in their natural habit, penguins building their nests, seals sunbathing on the ice and whales feeding" Tara, Team Viva