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Antarctica Antarctica - Deep South (Circle Crossing) 14 nights

This special journey takes you further south than at any other time in the season.

Additional days on board allow us to venture as far south as ice conditions permit. Here we witness stunning landscapes, sizable Adelie penguin rookeries and large flat-topped tabular icebergs that drift north from the Bellingshausen Sea. With favourable weather and ice conditions we hope to reach - Marguerite Bay. This is a spectacular location reached by just a handful of ships each season. We always anticipate exciting ice navigation when pushing this far south.

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One Ocean Expeditions operates small expedition ships below the Antarctic circle.
Join an expedition cruise to Antarctica and view icebergs in all sizes and shapes either from the expedition cruise ship or while on excursions with experienced expedition staff. Image: David Sinclair
Enjoy a hiking excursion on the Antarctica Peninsula or below the Antarctic Circle with One Ocean Expeditions. Experienced staff members lead all hiking tours in Antarctica. Image: Jeff Topham
Antarctic wildlife photography, such as photographing penguins on the ice is a wonderful way to experience Antarctica. One Ocean Expeditions offers guided photography courses on many of its voyages. Image: Daisy Gilardini

Antarctica - Deep South (Circle Crossing)

Starting Rate: US$17,995.00+

Number of Nights: 14

Departs from: SANTIAGO

Returns to: SANTIAGO

NEW for 2020/2021 Antarctic season - included pre-voyage hotel night and private air charter.

Experiences:

    Education
    Wildlife Viewing
    Zodiac Cruising
    Photography
    Hiking
    Sea Kayaking
    Camping
    History
    Ornithology
    Health & Wellness
    Family

Available Dates:

2021
February 13 - 27 RCGS Resolute Download Trip Notes

Day by Day: What you can experience: Antarctica - Deep South (Circle Crossing)

NEW for 2020/2021 Antarctic season - please check trip notes for information on your pre-voyage hotel night and private air charter flight, now included in the voyage fare for the Antarctic 2020/2021 season.

Please note this is a SAMPLE ITINERARY and subject to change. Reference the full trip notes for your chosen departure details.



Day 1

Santiago, Chile

Once you’ve arrived in Santiago, the cultural centre of Chile, make your way to our signature hotel for an included pre-voyage stay. This evening, ...

Once you’ve arrived in Santiago, the cultural centre of Chile, make your way to our signature hotel for an included pre-voyage stay. This evening, we encourage you to visit the welcome desk set up in the lobby of the hotel to check in with the One Ocean Expeditions' representative and to collect luggage tags for your voyage.




Day 2

Stanley, Falkland Islands

We depart Santiago this morning on our private air charter (this flight is included in the price of your voyage) direct to Stanley, the small capit...

We depart Santiago this morning on our private air charter (this flight is included in the price of your voyage) direct to Stanley, the small capital of the Falkland Islands. We are met on arrival and transfer from the airport into town. There is time to explore the town or enjoy a guided visit to nearby Gypsy Cove which provides our first opportunity for observing the local wildlife, including nesting Magellanic penguins and other sea birds.




Days 3 - 5

At Sea - Towards Antarctica

We chart a southerly course for Antarctica. The Drake Passage is rich in bio-diversity and showcases a great abundance of wildlife. We will be join...

We chart a southerly course for Antarctica. The Drake Passage is rich in bio-diversity and showcases a great abundance of wildlife. We will be joined by hundreds of seabirds including the wandering albatross. Giant petrels and smaller Cape petrels are also constant companions as we make our way south. Photographing these magnificent birds takes patience and skill and our photography expert will be on hand to show you the best techniques. Join the ship’s Captain on the bridge and learn about the operations of our modern expedition vessel.




Days 6 - 8

Below the Circle - Detaille Island, Marguerite Bay & Antarctic Peninsual

Given optimal ice conditions, we aim to sail south of the Antarctic Circle. A favoured landing site here is Detaille Island, home to an abandoned B...

Given optimal ice conditions, we aim to sail south of the Antarctic Circle. A favoured landing site here is Detaille Island, home to an abandoned British science hut. ‘Base W’ was established in the 1950s and is in a remarkable state of preservation. For the history buffs this is a fascinating place, providing a glimpse into the harsh life of early Antarctic scientists and researchers. This far south, we are always at the mercy of prevailing ice conditions. Years of experience pushing this far to the south, indicates that February gives us our best chance of reaching Marguerite Bay.




Day 9 - 11

Gerlache Strait & Antarctic Peninsula

Petermann Island is home to a sizable Adelie penguin rookery. Adelies - the smallest of the Antarctic penguins nest here and share the location wit...

Petermann Island is home to a sizable Adelie penguin rookery. Adelies - the smallest of the Antarctic penguins nest here and share the location with gentoo penguins and Imperial cormorants. The view to the north of Mount Shackleton and Mount Scott is impressive. These towering granite sentinels mark the southern entrance to the Lemaire Channel. Nearby Pleneau Island offers more opportunities for shore landings.




Day 12

South Shetland Islands

Having crossed the Bransfield Straight overnight, we arrive in the South Shetland Islands. The adventure is not over and if the weather conditions ...

Having crossed the Bransfield Straight overnight, we arrive in the South Shetland Islands. The adventure is not over and if the weather conditions allow, we sail the ship into the flooded volcanic caldera at Deception Island. This is a very dramatic place and history is all around us as we explore the old whaling station, with the rusted old boilers and dilapidated wooden huts.




Days 13 - 14

Drake Passage - Return to Stanley

As we make our way to Stanley and the Falkland Islands, the educational presentations continue, and we enjoy an entertaining and memorable voyage r...

As we make our way to Stanley and the Falkland Islands, the educational presentations continue, and we enjoy an entertaining and memorable voyage recap by our Expedition Leader. Join our photography experts in the multimedia room and download and back up your precious images.




Day 15

Arrive Stanley (Falkland Islands) Voyage Concludes

This morning we find ourselves in the port of Stanley. We say goodbye to our crew and make our way to the airport for our return private air charte...

This morning we find ourselves in the port of Stanley. We say goodbye to our crew and make our way to the airport for our return private air charter to Santiago (included in the price of your voyage). On arrival in Santiago our journey comes to an end.


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Dates and Rates

The following departures are available for this voyage

Antarctic Deep South - Circle Crossing
February 13 - 27 2021 14 Nights
RCGS Resolute From: US$17,995.00+
Charter Flights Included
One Ocean Suite




US$25,995.00
Shackleton Suite




US$23,095.00
Superior Plus




US$21,695.00
Superior




US$21,095.00
Twin Private




US$19,595.00
Main Deck Triple




US$17,995.00

All prices are listed in USD. Single supplement: 1.5 for the twin occupancy cabins and 2 for the suites (single supplements not available for the triple share cabins).
Sea Kayaking in Antarctica: USD795
*NEW for 2020/2021 Antarctic season - included pre-voyage hotel night and private air charter.

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