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    Expedition Antarctica

    Expedition Antarctica

    The Southern Ocean has a treasure to offer; discover it on your Antarctic vacation. On board the MS Ocean Nova, you will sail to remote islands during these three weeks. On the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and finally the Antarctic Peninsula, you will encounter extraordinary creatures in extreme biotopes. You can't experience Antarctica more intensively than this!

    Important facts in an overview

    • 28.02 - 20.03.2022 (English, Swedish, German)

    • MS Ocean Nova
    • From / to Ushuaia
    • Max. 78 guests on board

    Your ship - MS Ocean Nova

    Ship MS Ocean Nova

    Map of the itinerary

    Map of the journey Expedition Antarctica

    Itinerary

    First day: Arrival at Ushuaia. Overnight in a hotel.

    Second day: Embarkation and start of the expedition.

    Third to penultimate day: On expedition cruise... Ice, weather and wildlife observation will determine the route.

    Last day: Disembarkation at Ushuaia and return home.

    Please note: The trips and programmes described here are for your orientation only. The final itinerary will be adjusted on site according to weather conditions, the current ice situation and animal sightings. The captain and expedition leader will determine the itinerary depending on the above mentioned factors and will inform you daily about the events. Flexibility and adaptability is of utmost importance on cruises with expedition character.

    At the end of South America

    At the very south of the American double continent lies Ushuaia, in the middle of Tierra del Fuego's maze of islands. This Argentine city clings to the flank of the snow-capped mountain range, Montes Martial.

    Ushuaia is the springboard for your Antarctic getaway. This is where expedition cruises depart for the south.

    Before boarding your ship, pay a visit to the world's southernmost national park; home to guanacos, Andean jackals and numerous bird species such as the Magellanic woodpecker - one of the largest woodpeckers in the world.

    Departure to the Southern Ocean

    Your Antarctic vacation begins. The Ocean Nova sets sail, leaves Ushuaia behind, passes the Beagle Channel and sets course for the Falkland Islands. Already you have the opportunity to look for birds. Magellanic penguins are looking for food here. Albatrosses sail by and petrels show how elegantly they connect sea and sky.

    Until you reach the Falkland Islands, our polar experts will offer you their first lectures. You can be assured that you will learn polar knowledge at first hand! How long can whales dive? Why don't polar bears live in Antarctica? Where did Ernest Shackleton go? You will see Antarctica with different eyes.


    Deck plan of the

    Deck plan of  MS Ocean Nova

    Show deck plan

    Prices

    2021-2022
    28.02 - 20.03.2022 (English, Swedish, German)
    19 nights on board, 1 night at the hotel
    CHF 13'080.-
    11'890.- €
    CHF 15'830.-
    14'390.- €
    CHF 17'480.-
    15'890.- €
    CHF 30'130.-
    27'390.- €

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    Included in travel price

    • 19 nights on board the expedition ship Ocean Nova
    • 1 hotel night in Ushuaia on the onward journey
    • All meals on board
    • Wine, beer, juice and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board the ship
    • Coffee, tea, cocoa, water and snacks on board the ship throughout the expedition
    • All landings and excursions
    • 8 Guides
    • Guided tours ashore and lectures on board
    • Rental of waterproof boots on board
    • Comprehensive information material before departure
    • The trip is 100% climate compensated

    Not included in travel price

    • Arrival and departure, flight to Ushuaia, Argentina, Arctos Travel will gladly book your flight to match your schedule.
    • Travel health, cancellation and interruption insurance
    • Personal expenses on board, such as in the bar, shop or laundry service
    • Tip for the ship's crew

    Information

    • This trip is not suitable for people with limited mobility.
    • During an expedition, a change in the sailing schedule may become necessary. Depending on weather and ice conditions, the expedition leader and captain will decide on the best possible alternative.
    • Encounters with the mentioned animals cannot be guaranteed.
    • We recommend an overnight stop in Buenos Aires on this trip.