Antarctic Peninsula - 10 Day

Plancius Cruise Ship
Plancius
114 Passengers
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Classic Antarctic Peninsula Tour is a 10 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

The March 17th 2016 & March 17th 2017 voyages will be special Whale Watching Voyages.

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 Petrels, Southern Fulmars, Wilson’s Storm Petrels, Blue Petrels and Antarctic Petrels. Near the South Shetland Islands, we spot our first icebergs.

Days 4 to 7 — 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, and enjoy the landscape during zodiac cruises.

When sailing to Paradise Bay, with its myriad of icebergs and glaciated alpine mountains, we will have the opportunity for a zodiac cruise in the inner parts of this amazing waterway. In this area we have good chances to see Humpback Whales and Minke Whales. After sailing through the Neumayer Channel, we hope to get the 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 and Minke Whales. Further south we may visit the Ukrainian Vernadsky Station, where we will receive a warm welcome from the station crew. Sailing north through Neumayer Channel we arrive at the Melchior Islands with a very beautiful landscape with icebergs, where we may encounter Leopard Seals, Crabeater Seals and whales.

Days 8 & 9 — At Sea

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

Day 10 — Arrival and disembark in Ushuaia

We arrive in the morning in Ushuaia and disembark.

* Itinerary may be subject to change

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Rates 2015-2016
Quadruple Private
Triple Porthole
Twin Porthole
Twin Window
Twin Deluxe
Superior
Snowshoe
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$12,150$9,720$13,250$10,600$14,550$11,640$15,350$12,280$16,200$12,960$17,950$14,360
Camp, Mountaineering, Photography, Kayak, Snowshoe
Bi-Lingual English/Chinese
$7,050Full$7,950 $8,650Full$9,150Full$9,650Full$10,550Full
$12,400Full$13,550 $14,900 $15,650 $16,600Full$18,150 
Camp, Kayak, Snowshoe
Special: Twin Window at Twin Porthole rate & Superior at Twin Deluxe rate (Price in Red)
$7,050Full$7,950Full$8,650 $9,150$8,650$9,650Full$10,550$9,650
Camp, Mountaineering, Photography, Kayak, Snowshoe
$7,950Full$8,950Full$9,650Full$10,250 $10,850Full$11,850 
Camp, Kayak
$7,050 $7,950Full$8,650 $9,150 $9,650Full$10,550 
$14,250 $15,650Full$17,000Full$18,000Full$19,000Full$20,800Full
Camp, Kayak
$7,950 $8,950 $9,650Full$10,250Full$10,850Full$11,850 
Bilingual English/Chinese
$15,900 $17,800 $19,150 $19,900 $20,900Full$23,200Full
Kayak
$7,950Full$8,950 $9,650 $10,250 $10,850 $11,850 
Whale Watching Voyage
$5,550Full$6,150Full$7,050 $7,450 $7,850 $8,600 
$7,250 $8,050 $8,850 $9,250 $9,650 $10,400 
$1,050 $1,200 $1,350 $1,450 $1,550 $1,650 
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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 

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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Rates 2016-2017
Quadruple Private
Triple Porthole
Twin Porthole
Twin Window
Twin Deluxe
Superior
XC Ski, Snowshoe
$12,150 $13,250 $14,550 $15,350 $16,200Full$17,950 
Camp, Mountaineering, Photography, Kayak, Snowshoe
All Activities Free on Basecamp Trips
$7,950 $8,950 $9,650Full$10,250 $10,850Full$11,850 
$12,400 $13,550 $14,900 $15,650 $16,600Full$18,150 
Camp, Mountaineering, Photography, Kayak, Snowshoe
All Activities Free on Basecamp Trips
$7,950 $8,950 $9,650 $10,250 $10,850 $11,850 
Camp, Mountaineering, Photography, Kayak, Snowshoe
All Activities Free on Basecamp Trips
$7,950 $8,950Full$9,650Full$10,250 $10,850 $11,850 
Camp, Kayak
$7,950 $8,950 $9,650 $10,250 $10,850Full$11,850 
$14,250Full$15,650 $17,000Full$18,000 $19,000Full$20,800 
Camp, Kayak
$7,950 $8,950 $9,650 $10,250 $10,850 $11,850 
$14,250 $15,650 $16,900 $17,900 $18,900 $20,800 
Camp, Mountaineering, Photography, Kayak
All Activities Free on Basecamp Trips
$7,950 $8,950 $9,650Full$10,250 $10,850 $11,850 
Whale Watching Voyage
$5,550Limited$6,150Limited$7,050Limited$7,450 $7,850 $8,600 
$7,250 $8,050 $8,850 $9,250 $9,650 $10,400 
$1,050 $1,200 $1,350 $1,450 $1,550 $1,650 
No trips meet your criteria. Please increase the budget above to view more results.
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 - $150 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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