a spectacular solar eclipse which is one out of several highlights of
this 15-days once-in-a-lifetime voyage
in the path of the courageous explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton
from Ushuaia to the wildlife paradise of South Georgia, then to the
eclipse path and onwards to South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic
the periphery of the Weddell Sea, birthplace of the mighty tabular
icebergs, and cruise close to Shackleton's harsh winter-camp on the
shore of Elephant Island
the sub-Antarctic islands and Antarctic Peninsula which are a nature
DATES / RATES
Rates are listed per person in USD
|Start Date||End Date||Category G||Category F||Category E||Category D||Category C||Category B2||Category B1||Category A||Premium Captain's Suite|
|Nov 26, 2021||Dec 10, 2021||19,000||14,000||18,000||16,000||18,500||19,500||21,000||24,000||26,000|
Rates are listed per person in USD
|Start Date||End Date||(Starting from)|
Premium Captain's Suite
|Nov 26, 2021||Dec 10, 2021||19,000||18,500||26,000|
1: ARRIVAL AND EMBARKATION IN USHUAIA
and embark in Ushuaia, Argentina - the world’s southernmost
town. Explore the quaint city or local countryside. Alternatively,
consider a day trip off the beaten path to the raw, natural archipelago
of Tierra del Fuego. It's a hiker's paradise with rugged snow-capped
mountains, glaciers, flower-filled meadows and boggy quagmires.
Afterwards we embark the ship Ocean Victory, our home for the coming
2 - 4: AT SEA TOWARDS SOUTH GEORGIA
at sea are great for participating in lectures, photo sessions and
recaps, reading books in the ship library and watching the ubiquitous
storm petrels and albatrosses from top deck.
5 - 8: SOUTH GEORGIA AND SOUTH ATLANTIC
Georgia offers stunning wildlife experiences with a wealth of breeding
penguins, sea birds, sea lions and seals, all seeking shelter in this
oasis amidst the roaring Southern Ocean. Previous whaling history pops
up in most of fjords we will explorer – not least in
Grytviken the only inhabited settlement on this mountainous island.
Grytviken is also the last resting place for Ernest Shackleton, after
he died on yet another Antarctica voyage in 1922. We will explorer the
fjords of the north coast for 2-3 days and take as many shore landings
as time and the swelling sea will allow us.
9: SOLAR ECLIPSE
eclipse begins early in the morning east of Falkland Islands. From here
the moon shadow speeds south at 10,000 km per hour towards the South
Orkney Island and Antarctica. Albatros Expeditions has selected the
best possible observation position east of South Orkney, where the sun
is 11 degrees above the horizon. This wondrous phenomenon will last for
almost 2 minutes.
10: AT SEA TOWARDS ANTARCTICA
the white shimmer of Antarctica looms on our horizon, the presence of
wildlife multiples by tens of thousands with many species of lively
penguins, inquisitive seals, nesting birds and the spray of marine
abounds on the Antarctic Peninsula: leopard, fur and Weddell seals of
Cuverville Island; humpback whales of Gerlache Strait; Paradise Bay;
the dramatic Lemaire Channel's orcas. Days at sea are great for
enjoying the seascapes, relaxing, or participating on the program
11 - 12: ANTARCTIC PENINSULA AND SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS
will explore to the sub-Antarctic islands of the South Shetland chain.
landfalls include: Elephant Island, home to elephant seals, sheer
cliffs rising from the sea and snow-covered peaks; King George Island;
Deception Island, an extinct volcano with waters warm enough for a
polar swim; and Half Moon Island with nesting Wilson's storm petrels
and chinstrap penguins.
itinerary and activities over the next few days depend on weather and
ice conditions. The route and shore landings will be determined by the
captain and expedition leader and communicated to guests through
regularly scheduled briefings.
13 - 14: RE-CROSSING DRAKE TOWARDS USHUAIA
back towards South America, we cross the famed Drake Passage - a body
of water that marks the intersection of the cold Antarctic with the
warmer Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Drake Passage is known for strong
westerly winds, heavy sea, and its nickname ‘The Roaring
Fifties’. While this passage may be challenging, you can rest
confidently aboard our expedition vessel, Ocean Victory, which is
purpose-built with stabilizers, powerful engines and a highly qualified
crew. The most spirited sailors consider Drake Passage a lifetime
achievement – and soon you can tick it off on the list
the Drake, the excitement builds as Antarctic wildlife comes into view
with sights of seals, penguins and albatrosses.
15: ARRIVAL IN USHUAIA AND DISEMBARKATION
having entered the Beagle Channel between Tierra del Fuego and Isla
Navarino during the night, Ocean Atlantic goes alongside in the port of
Ushuaia. Disembarkation after breakfast.
Ocean Victory (Luxury Expedition, 184-guests)
With the highest Polar code 6 and Ice class 1A, Ocean Victory is the ideal vessel for small-ship cruising due to her sturdy construction.
With a total of 93 comfortable cabins for our guests, almost all with a view of the ocean, we ensure absolute comfort and sustainability for our guests.
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cruise with accommodation in a shared outside double cabin with private
on the solar eclipse centerline
Zodiac landings and excursions as per itinerary
and lectures by our expedition leader and team
Journal link after voyage including voyage log, gallery, maps, species
list and more!
board on the ship - breakfast, lunch, dinner and afternoon snacks
tea and coffee 24 hours’ daily
and farewell cocktails
excursions and activities not mentioned in the itinerary
room supplement and cabin upgrades
not on board the ship
(other than coffee and tea)
for the crew (we recommend USD 13.5 per person per day)
not mentioned under ’Inclusions’
- USD 235