Antarctic Peninsula In-Depth

Hebridean Sky Cruise Ship
Hebridean Sky
114 Passengers
Adventure Options

This 14-night itinerary will allow us to explore the wonders of the Antarctic Peninsula in more depth, giving us time to experience the Antarctic Sound, located within the Weddell Sea.

The stark difference in scenery found here is likely to be a major highlight for all on this special departure, with massive tabular icebergs, lots of sea ice, and geology far different from anywhere else we visit.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1 Ushuaia, Argentina
Day 2 Embarkation
Days 3 & 4 Drake Passage
Days 5 & 6 South Shetland Islands
Days 7 to 9 Antarctic Sound
Days 10 to 12 Antarctic Pensula
Days 13 & 14 Drake Passage
Day 15 Ushuaia - Disembarkation

Day 1 — Ushuaia, Argentina

Today is all yours: explore some of the sights that Ushuaia has to offer, from museums to Argentinean leather markets, or continue relaxing at the hotel.

Day 2 — Embarkation

After a complimentary buffet breakfast, you’re free to explore Ushuaia or unwind at the resort until our mid- afternoon transfer to the ship. On board, you’ll be greeted by our expedition team and the ship’s officers. A concise safety and orientation briefing will be followed by the captain’s welcome dinner. After dinner, relax and take in the scenery on our early evening sail through the Beagle Channel, past Magellanic Penguin, Rock Cormorant, and Sea Lion colonies.

Days 3 & 4 — Drake Passage

As we make our way ever closer to the white continent, numerous Polar Experts will prepare us with presentations on everything Antarctic, from wildlife to history. Eventually, we’ll cross the Antarctic Convergence where we’ll notice a distinct drop in temperature as we enter the waters of the Antarctic Ocean.

Those interested in citizen science can take part in sea bird sighting surveys, or help collect salinity samples and weather data along the way. We’re likely to witness some spectacular sights, from icebergs to an array of seabirds and whale species. If we’re lucky, we may see some of them fully breach from the sea.

Days 5 & 6 — South Shetland Islands

In the waterways of the Antarctic Peninsula, we will hope to make as much time as possible to explore by inflatable Zodiac boats and marvel up close at nature’s glory. Our expedition leader and captain will create a flexible itinerary based on weather, ice, and opportunity. We will aim for the most scenic bays and channels of the Peninsula with stops at penguin rookeries, seal wallows, bird colonies and whale feeding areas, as well as sites of historic and scientific interest.

Our first sight of land will likely be that of the South Shetland Islands. These highly volcanic islands offer amazing abundance and beauty. We may visit Half Moon Island nestled inside Livingston’s eastern shore, or conditions permitting visit historic Deception Island. Being further north, sub-Antarctic species are more commonly found here, including Chinstrap penguins and Southern Elephant seals.

Days 7 to 9 — Antarctic Sound

As we head south across the Bransfield Strait, we sail towards the Antarctic Sound. Located at the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula, the Antarctic Sound is located within the Weddell Sea. A massive clockwise current pushes cold, ice-filled waters north, making this part of the Antarctic Sound dramatically different from the Western Peninsula. Here we will endeavor to explore an area rich in Heroic Age history and take in the varied ecology found surprisingly this far north. Adelie penguins thrive in these colder, ice filled waters.

The ice ultimately directs what adventures we will have in these lesser-travelled waterways, but the opportunity to experience the stark difference in scenery found here is likely to be a major highlight for all on this special departure, with massive tabular icebergs, lots of sea ice, and geology far different from anywhere we will visit this trip.

Days 10 to 12 — Antarctic Pensula

Heading Southwest, we enter Gerlache Strait and Trinity Coast. Here we may explore picturesque Neko Harbor, sheltered Paradise Harbor, or Wilhelmina Bay, the striking Lemaire Channel, the wildlife-filled Penola Channel, or the majestic Neumayer Channel. We may stop at an active scientific base such as Poland’s Arctowksi or Ukraine’s Vernadskiy as well as a historic base such as U.K.’s Port Lockroy or Wordie House.

Adelie, Chinstrap and Gentoo Penguins abound, and Weddell and Crabeater seals are often found hauled out to rest along with predatory Leopard seals and the assertive Antarctic Fur Seal. Minke and Humpback whales are frequent visitors in the late season and Orca sightings are also common.

Days 13 & 14 — Drake Passage

As we leave this magical place and make our way north, heading again across the Antarctic Convergence and the Drake Passage, we will continue our presentation series and wildlife spotting. Sailing back to Ushuaia through the Beagle Channel, we celebrate the conclusion of our expedition with a special slideshow.

Day 15 — Ushuaia - Disembarkation

Morning disembarkation lets you catch a flight to Buenos Aires or stay in Ushuaia for more sights and adventure.

* Itinerary may be subject to change

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Rates Antarctica 2018-19
Triple Suite
Porthole Suite
Window Suite
Promenade Suite
Deluxe Suite
Veranda Suite
Penthouse Suite
Owner's Suite
Kayak
Save 10% (Prices in Red)
$14,295$12,866Full$16,595$14,936Full$18,495$16,646Full$18,995$17,096$19,395$17,456Full$21,595$19,436Limited$24,295$21,866$27,295$24,566Full
Camp, Kayak
$6,9951 Berth$7,995Full$9,495Full$9,995Full$10,395Full$11,4951 Berth$12,295Full$13,595Full
Kayak
$16,995Full$20,795Full$22,995Limited$23,695Limited$23,995Full$26,995Full$29,695Full$32,295Full
Camp, Kayak
$9,995Full$12,495Full$14,595Limited$14,995 $15,395Full$16,4951 Berth$18,9951 Berth$21,995Full
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$10,995$9,896Full$14,795$13,316$16,595$14,936$16,995$15,296$17,495$15,746$19,295$17,366$21,995$19,796$23,995$21,596Full
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A limited number of twin cabins may be sold for single occupancy at 1.7 times the twin rate.

Adventure Options:
   Kayaking - $695
   Camping - $125

In addition to the free internet access available on the computers in the ship’s library, all passengers will receive 100 minutes of Wi-Fi access for use on their personal device.

There may be a fuel surcharge on all bookings.

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Rates Antarctica 2019-20
Triple Suite
Porthole Suite
Window Suite
Promenade Suite
Deluxe Suite
Veranda Suite
Penthouse Suite
Owner's Suite
Kayak
Save $2,500 (Owner’s, Penthouse, and Veranda Suites) or $1,500 (Deluxe, Promenade, and Window Suites)
(Prices in Red) Expires Oct 31st 2018
$14,295Full$16,995 $18,995$17,495$19,295$17,795Limited$19,795$18,295Full$21,995$19,495$24,595$22,095Limited$27,795$25,295
Camp, Kayak
Save $2,000 (Owner’s, Penthouse, and Veranda Suites) or $1,500 (Deluxe, Promenade, and Window Suites)
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$9,995 $12,995 $14,995$13,495$15,495$13,995$15,795$14,295$16,995$14,995Limited$19,595$17,595$22,795$20,795
Kayak
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Excludes Triple & Porthole Suites
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$8,995 $11,495 $13,495$12,495$13,995$12,995$15,495$14,495$16,995$15,995$18,995$17,995$18,995$17,995Full
Camp, Kayak
Save $2,000 (Owner’s, Penthouse, and Veranda Suites) or $1,500 (Deluxe, Promenade, and Window Suites)
(Prices in Red) Expires Oct 31st 2018
$9,995Full$12,995 $14,995$13,495$15,495$13,995$15,795$14,295$16,995$14,995$19,595$17,595$22,795$20,795
Camp, Kayak
Save $2,000 (Owner’s, Penthouse, and Veranda Suites) or $1,500 (Deluxe, Promenade, and Window Suites)
(Prices in Red) Expires Oct 31st 2018
$10,995 $15,495 $16,995$15,495$17,595$16,095$17,995$16,495$19,995$17,995$22,795$20,795$24,995$22,995
Camp, Kayak
Save $2,000 (Owner’s, Penthouse, and Veranda Suites) or $1,500 (Deluxe, Promenade, and Window Suites)
(Prices in Red) Expires Oct 31st 2018
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A limited number of twin cabins may be sold for single occupancy at 1.7 times the twin rate.

Adventure Options:
   Kayaking - $695
   Camping - $125

In addition to the free internet access available on the computers in the ship’s library, all passengers will receive 100 minutes of Wi-Fi access for use on their personal device.

There may be a fuel surcharge on all bookings.

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   Owner's Suite
Two-Room Suite with sitting room, private bedroom and private balcony.
385 Sq.ft. (35.7 m2), Including a 110 Sq.ft. (10.2 m2) Balcony
    Penthouse Suites
Suites with private balcony and sitting area.
325 Sq.ft. (30 m2), Including an 80 Sq.ft. (7.4 m2) Balcony
  Veranda Suites
Suites with private balcony and sitting area.
260 Sq.ft. (24 m2), Including a 40 Sq.ft. (3.7 m2) Balcony
  Deluxe Suites
Suites with forward and side windows and sitting area.
240 Sq.ft. (22 m2)
  Promenade Suites
Suites with window and sitting area.
220 Sq.ft. (20.4 m2)
  Window Suites
Suites with window and sitting area.
225 Sq.ft. (21 m2)
  Porthole Suites
Suites with porthole and sitting area.
240 Sq.ft. (22 m2)
Number of Portholes per Cabin
Cabin # 250 252 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262
# of Portholes 3 2 4 4 3 3 2 2 3 3 4
  Triple Suites
Suites with window and sitting area.
225 Sq.ft. (21 m2)
Please note that the third berth in the triple suite is suitable for passengers up to 5’10” in height.