Our voyage takes place during the austral summer, when the days are long and relatively mild, when seabirds are courting and massive icebergs thaw into beautiful sculptures of brilliant form and color. Each day presents a new discovery, whether we’re cruising through ice-filled channels, observing crowded penguin rookeries or viewing minkes, humpbacks, and orcas cavorting in the sparkling waters. Our ship’s maneuverability allows for in-depth discovery, while its fleet of Zodiac landing craft provides up-close viewing of the spectacular scenery.
Itinerary in Brief:
Day 1 - Ushuaia, Argentina
Day 2 - Ushuaia | Tierra Del Fuego National Park | Embark
Days 3 to 4 - At Sea
Days 5 to 9 - Antarctic Peninsula
Days 10 to 11 - At Sea
Day 12 - Ushuaia | Disembark
Arrive in Ushuaia, located on the Beagle Channel and surrounded by the Darwin Cordillera, glaciers, and forests of southern beech. Transfer to Arakur Hotel. In the evening, enjoy a welcome dinner with fellow travelers.
Explore Tierra del Fuego National Park, the southernmost protected region of Argentina. This splendid wilderness is celebrated for the beauty of its scenery. Ride to Ensenada Bay and take a short walk to view Redonda and Estorbo Islands, backed by the snow-white mountains of Chile’s Sampaio Chain. Continue to Lake Roca, the Green and Black Lagoon, and Lapataia Bay. After lunch at a local restaurant, continue to the pier to embark Corinthian and sail. As the ship navigates the Beagle Channel, enjoy a spectacular vista of glaciers and misted mountains.
Attend lectures by our onboard team as the ship sails through the Drake Passage. Look for Albatross, Cape Petrels, and whales that may accompany the ship on its passage. Weather permitting, we expect to make our first landing in Antarctica in the afternoon of Day 4.
Explore the pristine wilderness of the Antarctic Peninsula, a narrow finger of land that separates the ice-choked waters of the Weddell Sea, and surrounding islands. As Corinthian sails through scenic waterways, witness a breathtaking panorama of icebergs, blue glaciers, and jagged, snow-capped mountains. Aboard the ship’s fleet of Zodiacs, cruise among ice floes; explore penguin rookeries; and, if conditions permit, visit with scientists at research stations. Although the itinerary varies according to local ice and wind conditions, we plan to land at such places as Paradise Harbor, where humpback and minke whales are often sighted offshore; Petermann Island, the habitat of Gentoo and Adelie Penguins; and Deception Island, known for its volcanically-heated hot springs. Navigating through the magnificent Lemaire, Errera, Neumayer, and other protected channels are also planned.
Watch for whales and seabirds and enjoy onboard lectures and the ship’s amenities asCorinthian II sails back to Ushuaia.
Disembark in Ushuaia and transfer to the airport for flights.
* Itinerary may be subject to change