Classic Antarctic Peninsula - 11 Day

Plancius Cruise Ship
Plancius
114 Passengers
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Classic Antarctic Peninsula Tour is a 11 Day cruise that takes you to one of the southern most places in the world. Board the Plancius in Ushuaia, Argentina and set out through the Beagle Channel. Then we arrive in the circum-Antarctic up welling zone where we get our first glimpse of icebergs and Antarctic wildlife. We will sail directly to “High Antarctica”, passing the Melchior islands and the Schollaert Channel.

• Discover the true emotions of Antarctic wilderness
• Observe the wildlife in its natural habitat
• Antarctic whaling history

Day 1 — Embarkation and departure from Ushuaia

In the afternoon, we embark in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, the southernmost city in the world located at the Beagle Channel and sail through this scenic waterway for the rest of the evening.

Days 2 & 3 — At Sea

During these two days we sail across the Drake Passage. When we cross the Antarctic Convergence, we arrive in the circum-Antarctic up welling zone. In this area we may see Wandering Albatrosses, Grey Headed Albatrosses, Black-browed Albatrosses, Light-mantled Albatrosses, Cape Pigeons, Southern Fulmars, Wilson’s Storm Petrels, Blue Petrels and Antarctic Petrels. Near the South Shetland Islands, we spot our first icebergs.

Days 4 to 8 — Antarctica

We will sail directly to “High Antarctica”, passing the Melchior islands and the Schollaert Channel between Brabant and Anvers Island. On Cuverville Island, a small precipitous island, nestled between the mountains of the Antarctic Peninsula and Danco Island, we will find a large colony of Gentoo Penguins and breeding pairs of Brown Skuas. If we land on Danco Island we can observe Gentoo Penguins and possibly Weddell and Crabeater Seals. In Neko Harbor we will have the opportunity to set foot on the Antarctic Continent in a magnificent landscape of huge glaciers calving at sea level. We enjoy the landscape surrounded by alpine peaks during zodiac cruises.

In Paradise Bay again with its myriad icebergs, we have the opportunity to set foot on the Antarctic Continent again. We shall have the opportunity for a zodiac cruise in the inner parts of this amazing water way. In this area we have good chances to see Humpback Whales and Minke Whales. After sailing through the Neumayer Channel, we hope to get a chance to visit the old British research station, now a living museum and post office at Port Lockroy on Goudier Island. Close to Port Lockroy we may also offer a landing on Jougla Point with Gentoo Penguins and Blue-eyed Shags.

We sail through the spectacular Lemaire Channel to Pléneau and Petermann Island where we can find Adélie penguins and Blue-eyed shags. In this area, there are good chances to encounter Humpback whales, Minke whales and Fin whales. Sailing north through Gerlache Strait we arrive at Wilhelmina Bay where we often are fortunate to see feeding Humpback whales. We may embark on a Zodiac cruise if the conditions allow ending at the wreck of Guvernøren an old whaling vessel that burned here in 1915. Around Melchior Islands amidst a beautiful landscape with icebergs, where we may encounter more whales but also Leopard seal and Crabeater seals. This area offers excellent opportunities for kayaking and camping in the pristine Antarctic environment. We depart to the Drake Passage around noon.

Days 9 & 10 — At Sea

On our way north we are again followed by a great selection of seabirds while crossing the Drake Passage.

Day 11 — Arrival in Ushuaia and disembark

We arrive in the morning in Ushuaia and disembark.

* Itinerary may be subject to change

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Single Supplement is 1.7 times the standard rate. We can pair you with another person of the same gender in Twin Deluxe and below cabins without the Single Supplement pricing.  Mandatory Emergency Evacuation insurance is required. Airfare is not included in these prices.

Adventure options must be pre-booked and paid for prior to start of the trip. Space is subject to availability. Some activities require experience.

Camping - $180 per night, max 30 people
Kayaking - $465 per trip, max 14 people
Snowshoe - No charge but sign up required
Trekking for XC Skiers - $6000 - Crossing S. Georgia

Activities are Free for the “Basecamp Plancius” voyages (incl. Camping, Kayaking, Snowshoeing/Hiking, Mountaineering & Photography Workshop)

All trips subject to possible fuel surcharge.

Note: 10% Discount when booking back-to-back voyages Antarctic Peninsula Whale Watching (Mar 17-26, 2016) & Atlantic Odyssey (Mar 26 - Apr 22, 2016).

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Twin Window
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$12,150 $13,250 $14,550Limited$15,350 $16,200Full$17,950 
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All Activities Free on Basecamp Trips
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Camp, Mountaineering, Photography, Kayak, Snowshoe
All Activities Free on Basecamp Trips
$8,150 $9,150 $9,850Full$10,500 $11,100Full$11,900 
Camp, Kayak
$7,950 $8,950 $9,650Full$10,250 $10,850 $11,850 
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Kayak
$7,950 $8,950Full$9,650 $10,250 $10,850 $11,850 
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$5,550 $6,150Full$7,050 $7,450 $7,850Full$8,600 
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Click on the tour dates in the left column to view a trip itinerary. Point MOUSE at Cabin Category to view DETAILED description.

Single Supplement is 1.7 times the standard rate. We can pair you with another person of the same gender in Twin Deluxe and below cabins without the Single Supplement pricing.  Mandatory Emergency Evacuation insurance is required. Airfare is not included in these prices.

Adventure options must be pre-booked and paid for prior to start of the trip. Space is subject to availability. Some activities require experience.

Camping - $180 per night, max 30 people
Kayaking - $465 per trip, max 14 people
Snowshoe - No charge but sign up required

Activities are Free for the “Basecamp Plancius” voyages (incl. Camping, Kayaking, Snowshoeing/Hiking, Mountaineering & Photography Workshop)

All trips subject to possible fuel surcharge.

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   Superior
2 windows • 1 double bed • 1 sofa bed • Private shower & toilet • Desk & chair • Flatscreen TV • Telephone and Internet connection • Refrigerator • Coffee & tea maker • Hair dryer • Ample storage space
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2 windows • 2 lower berths • Private shower & toilet • Desk & chair • Flatscreen TV • Telephone and Internet connection • Hair dryer • Ample storage space • These cabins are corner cabins and are slightly more spacious than the normal twin porthole/window cabins
   Twin Window
1 window • 2 lower berths • Private shower & toilet • Desk & chair • Flatscreen TV • Telephone and Internet connection • Hair dryer • Ample storage space
   Twin Porthole
1 porthole • 2 lower berths • Private shower & toilet • Desk & chair • Flatscreen TV • Telephone and Internet connection • Hair dryer • Ample storage space
   Triple Porthole
1 porthole • 1 upper berth & 2 lower berths • Private shower & toilet • Desk & chair • Flatscreen TV • Telephone and Internet connection • Hair dryer • Ample storage space
Suitable for families traveling with children
   Quadruple Porthole
1 porthole • 2 upper & lower berths • Private shower & toilet • Desk & chair • Flatscreen TV • Telephone and Internet connection • Hair dryer • Ample storage space
Suitable for families traveling with children