Falkland Islands offer an abundance of wildlife that is easily
approachable. Not only do various species of bird live here, but
chances are great you’ll see both Peale’s dolphins
and Commerson’s dolphins in the surrounding waters.
Carcass Island – Despite its name, this island is pleasantly
rodent-free and hence bounteous with birdlife and many endemic species.
Anything from breeding Magellanic penguins and gentoos to numerous
waders and passerine birds (including Cobb’s wrens and
tussock-birds) live here.
Saunders Island – On Saunders Island you can see the
black-browed albatross and its sometimes-clumsy landings, along with
breeding imperial shags and rockhopper penguins. King penguins,
Magellanic penguins, and gentoos are also found here.
DATES / RATES
Rates are listed per person in USD
|Start Date||End Date||Quadruple Porthole||Triple Porthole||Twin Porthole||Twin Window||Twin Deluxe||Superior||Junior Suite||Grand Suite|
|Dec 23, 2022||Jan 11, 2023||15,350||17,350||18,500||19,250||20,500||22,150||23,550||26,750|
|Nov 11, 2023||Nov 30, 2023||13,550||15,100||16,500||17,250||18,350||19,650||20,850||23,850|
Rates are listed per person in USD
|Start Date||End Date||(Starting from)|
|Dec 23, 2022||Jan 11, 2023||15,350||20,500||26,750|
|Nov 11, 2023||Nov 30, 2023||13,550||18,350||23,850|
1: End of the world, start of a journey
voyage begins where the world drops off. Ushuaia, Argentina, reputed to
be the southernmost city on the planet, is located on the far southern
tip of South America. Starting in the afternoon, you embark from this
small resort town on Tierra del Fuego, nicknamed “The End of
the World,” and sail the mountain-fringed Beagle Channel for
the remainder of the evening.
Day 2: The winged life of
species of albatross follow the vessel into the westerlies, along with
storm petrels, shearwaters, and diving petrels.
Day 3: Finding the
Falkland Islands offer an abundance of wildlife that is easily
approachable, though caution is always advised. These islands are
largely unknown gems, the site of a 1982 war between the UK and
Argentina. Not only do various species of bird live here, but chances
are great you’ll see both Peale’s dolphins and
Commerson’s dolphins in the surrounding waters.
this segment of the voyage, you may visit the following sites:
– Despite its name, this island is pleasantly rodent-free and
hence bounteous with birdlife and many endemic species. Anything from
breeding Magellanic penguins and gentoos to numerous waders and
passerine birds (including Cobb’s wrens and tussock-birds)
– On Saunders Island you can see the black-browed albatross
and its sometimes-clumsy landings, along with breeding imperial shags
and rockhopper penguins. King penguins, Magellanic penguins, and
gentoos are also found here.
4: The seat of Falklands culture
capital of the Falklands and center of its culture, Port Stanley has
some Victorian-era charm: colorful houses, well-tended gardens, and
English-style pubs are all to be found here. You can also see several
century-old clipper ships nearby, silent witnesses to the hardships of
19th century sailors. The small but interesting museum is also worth a
visit, covering the early days of settlement up to the Falklands War.
Approximately 2,100 people live in Port Stanley. Admission to the
museum is included.
5 - 6: Once more to the sea
route to South Georgia, you now cross the Antarctic Convergence. The
temperature cools considerably within the space of a few hours, and
nutritious water rises to the surface of the sea due to colliding water
columns. This phenomenon attracts a multitude of seabirds near the
ship, including several species of albatross, shearwaters, petrels,
prions, and skuas.
7 - 10: South Georgia Journey
you arrive at the first South Georgia activity site. Please keep in
mind that weather conditions in this area can be challenging, largely
dictating the program.
the next several days, you have a chance to visit the following sites:
– This location is closed during the early part of the
wandering albatross breeding season (November 20 – January
7). From January on, the breeding adults have found their partners and
are sitting on eggs or nursing their chicks. Enjoy witnessing the
gentle nature of these animals, which possess the largest wingspan of
any bird in the world.
– A beautiful outwash plain from Fortuna Glacier is home to a
large number of king penguins and seals. Here you may also have the
chance to follow the final leg of Shackleton’s route to the
abandoned whaling village of Stromness. This path cuts across the
mountain pass beyond Shackleton’s Waterfall, and as the
terrain is partly swampy, be prepared to cross a few small streams.
Salisbury Plain, St. Andrews Bay,
Gold Harbour – These sites not only house the
three largest king penguin colonies in South Georgia, they’re
also three of the world’s largest breeding beaches for
Antarctic fur seals. Literally millions breed on South Georgia during
December and January. Only during the mid-season do they peak in their
breeding cycle. There will be some young adult Elephant seals as well
as this seasons ‘Weaner’s; the young Elephant Seals
that have been left to fend for themselves. Watch your step and stay
cool when walking the beaches during this time.
– In this abandoned whaling station, king penguins walk the
streets and elephant seals lie around like they own the place
– because they basically do. Here you might be able to see
the South Georgia Museum as well as Shackleton’s grave.
the afternoon of day 10 and depending on the conditions, we will start
sailing southwards in the direction of the South Orkney Islands.
Day 11: Southward bound
may be sea ice on this route, and at the edge of the ice some south
polar skuas and snow petrels could join the other seabirds trailing the
12: The scenic vistas of South Orkney
on the conditions, you might visit Orcadas Base, an Argentine
scientific station on Laurie Island in the South Orkney archipelago.
The personnel here will happily show you their facility, where you can
enjoy expansive views of the surrounding glaciers. If a visit
isn’t possible, you may instead land in Coronation
Island’s Shingle Cove.
13: Last push to the Antarctic
icebergs and a fair chance of fin whale sightings ensure
there’s never a dull moment on this last sea voyage south.
Also, your best chance to spot Antarctic petrels is here.
14 - 16: Awe-inspiring Antarctica
the ice conditions permit, you now sail into the Weddell Sea. Here
colossal tabular icebergs herald your arrival to the eastern side of
the Antarctic Peninsula. Paulet Island, with its large population of
Adélie penguins, is a possible stop. You might also visit
Brown Bluff, located in the ice-clogged Antarctic Sound, where you
could get the chance to set foot on the Antarctic Continent itself.
conditions aren’t favorable to enter the Weddell Sea from the
east, the ship will set course for Elephant Island and head into the
Bransfield Strait, between the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic
Peninsula. Here you can attempt to access the Antarctic Sound from the
breathtaking scenery continues in the Bransfield Straight and, if
conditions allow further South in the Gerlache Strait. Conditions on
the Drake Passage determine the exact time of departure.
17 - 18: Familiar seas, familiar friends
return voyage is far from lonely. While crossing the Drake,
you’re again greeted by the vast array of seabirds remembered
from the passage south. But they seem a little more familiar to you
now, and you to them.
19: There and back again
adventure, no matter how grand, must eventually come to an end.
It’s now time to disembark in Ushuaia, but with memories that
will accompany you wherever your next adventure lies.
Janssonius (Luxury Expedition, 170-guests)
Janssonius is meeting the latest and highest Lloyd's Register standards for ice-strengthened cruise ships. Surpassing the requirements of the Polar Code adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Janssonius represents the most flexible, advanced, innovative touring vessel in the polar regions, thoroughly optimized for exploratory voyages that provide you the utmost first-hand contact with the Arctic and Antarctica.
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aboard the indicated vessel as indicated in the itinerary.
meals throughout the voyage aboard the ship including snacks, coffee
shore excursions and activities throughout the voyage by Zodiac.
of lectures by noted naturalists and leadership by experienced
use of rubber boots and snowshoes on Plancius, Ortelius, Hondius and
use snowshoes on Noorderlicht and Rembrandt van Rijn.
Spitsbergen voyages: Transfers and baggage handling between the
airport, hotels and ship only for those passengers on the group flights
to and from Longyearbyen.
Rembrandt voyages: Transfers and baggage handling between airport and
ship at Constable Pynt on the chartered group flights.
transfer from pick-up point to the vessel on the day of embarkation, in
group transfer from the vessel to the airport in Ushuaia (directly
transfer from the vessel in Bluff to the airport in Invercargill, on
transfer from Kelvin Hotel in Invercargill to the vessel in Bluff, on
OTL28-20 and on OTL27-22.
voyages OTL28-20 and OTL22-20, OTL26-22 & OTL27-22:
ship-to-shore helicopter transfers (with no specific amount of
helicopter time guaranteed).
miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program.
fees and governmental taxes.
airfare, whether on scheduled or charter flights; pre- and post- land
to / from the vessel outside Spitsbergen.
supplement (T) for voyages PLA12-21, PLA13-21, OTL13-21 HDS13-21,
HDS14-21, for bus shuttle between Akureyri (ship) and Radhus
Reykjavikur / city hall in Vonarstraeti and v.v. (6 hours), €
100,- / $ 120,- pp one way and € 170,- / $ 200,- pp return.
This must be booked in advance.
supplement (T) for voyages HDS13-22, HDS14-22, JNS14-22, JNS14-22,
OTL13-22, OTL14-22, and PLA13-22 for bus shuttle between Akureyri
(ship) and Radhus Reykjavikur / city hall in Vonarstraeti and v.v. (6
hours), € 105,- / $ 120,- pp one way and € 180,- / $
200,- pp return. This must be booked in advance.
to the vessel in Ushuaia and Ascension and from the vessel in Ascension
and Praia; passport and visa expenses.
arrival and departure taxes.
cancellation and personal insurance (which is strongly recommended).
baggage charges and all items of a personal nature such as laundry,
bar, beverage charges and telecommunication charges.
customary gratuity at the end of the voyages for stewards and other
service personnel aboard (guidelines will be provided).