Expeditions are led by world class guides and tour leaders.
Extraordinary wildlife, breathtaking scenery and once in a life time experiences are all part of this journey to Antarctica.
12 Days on the Expedition cruise ship The Ocean Diamond.
from $9,900 per person I 8th - 19th December 2019
Start: Ushuaia, Argentina
Finish: Ushuaia, Argentina
Earth’s final frontier has never been closer. Don’t miss your chance to conquer the Drake Passage and set your eyes upon dramatic sights while learning about this incredible destination. Various departures in Nov / Dec and January.
Why you'll love this trip
Begin your adventure in the Patagonian outpost of Ushuaia, often referred to as the 'city at the end of the world'
Follow in the path of historic explorers, as you sail through the Beagle and Drake channels
Observe abundant species of whales, seabirds and seals on regular Zodiac excursions in the South Shetland Islands
Visit rookeries teeming with chinstrap penguins and hike up mountains to enjoy 360 degree views of the Antarctic Peninsula
Is this trip right for you?
Although our ice strengthened ships are big and sturdy, Antarctic waters can be unpredictable and rough. Some people may experience seasickness, especially through the Drake Passage and other open water crossings. Please be prepared with medications to combat this. There is also a doctor on-board should you need further assistance.
As you’d expect, temperatures in the Antarctic are freezing. A warm parka will be provided along with waterproof boots and unlimited hot drinks, but you should also bring base layers and lots of warm clothing. Please see the trip notes for further important information about what to bring.
Weather depending, you will be making regular excursions in a Zodiac boat to explore the local area and look for wildlife. It can get very cold and wet on the Zodiac, so make sure you are dressed appropriately and that you keep your camera safe and dry. Sturdy sea legs are needed as you make wet and dry landings from the boat, and on steep terrain, snow and other uneven surfaces. Some ships have a lot of stairs, so please hold on to the handrails if seas are rough.
The weather plays a pivotal part in this adventure and although there’s an itinerary in place, there are no guarantees that you’ll be able to do everything that is planned for. A level of flexibility and openness to embracing the unexpected are important in expedition travel, especially to such a remote area. There are nearly 200 recognised sites in the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetlands; the places mentioned in the itinerary may need to be changed to others (which are equally as interesting). We may also be confined to the ship during rough weather. The on-board library and educational lectures are ideal ways for keeping entertained.
Itinerary set by Peregrine