Covering an area of over 14 million square kilometers, with about 90% of the ice on the planet, the Antarctic continent is the largest unspoiled space still exists, one of the oldest regions of the earth dotted with islands, which in summer offers the incredible lighting effects dawn southern or “Light of the South” and the Halo rings around the sun or moon that give the illusion of seeing the same time only three or three moons positioned on the same line.
The sea is populated by a variety of invertebrate organisms and mammals, including seals, penguins, albatross, dolphins and southern species of seabirds, to name a few. The cruise is definitely the best way to visit Antarctica and Earth Culture and Adventure in November, gives you the opportunity to reach the white continent aboard the icebreaker Clipper Adventurer. Through the Beagle Channel, leaving Ushuaia in an easterly direction to navigate through the clear waters of the Drake Passage, the famous passage dedicated to Sir Francis Drake, the English navigator of the sixteenth century. You will immediately be followed by albatrosses, petrels and other rare species of seabirds and the staff naturalist on board will present to the participants the salient aspects of the different species of birds and marine life that you will have the opportunity to meet during the cruise.
Will approach the South Shetland Islands, weather permitting, with their penguin and seabird colonies, described in 1819 by the explorer William Smith as British barren islands, covered in snow and full of seals. The very first approach Antarctica could be offered by the Melchior Islands in the Bay of Dallaman, a particularly populated by whales, where you can hike to the ground if the sea conditions and ice permitting. Once you reach the Antarctic Peninsula, you will be greeted by icebergs, glaciers, mountains and breathtaking scenery. Here we will visit the island Cuverville, Palmer archipelago, and Port Lockroy, where several thousand penguins are present in the steep cliffs and sail through the beautiful Lemaire Channel (ice permitting) and then Petermann Island. On the last day of sailing through the Drake Passage in the direction of Tierra del Fuego, you can discuss with the nature of the board all the scientific aspects of the wildlife and habitats of this incredible continent of ice. A trip to Antarctica is the last frontier on the edge of the world. To be faced at least once in their lives, to live a truly unforgettable experience.
The icebreaker Clipper Adventurer.
The Clipper Adventurer was built in 1976 and completely renovated in 1998. The crew is Russian while expert guides are of various nationalities, able to provide all the information on the cruise and lead shore excursions using Zodiac boats. The restaurant serves international cuisine on board and the ship has a reading room with a library, two bars, an infirmary and a small gym.
The 61 cabins and suites on four decks, all exterior with window or porthole and private bathroom with shower, can accommodate up to 122 passengers. The cabins are located on the lower deck, with an area of about 11 square meters and have two lower beds and 1 door separated, those on the main deck has an area of about 12 square meters and have two separate lower beds and 1 double porthole or window, and cabins “superior” and “deluxe” are located on the upper deck or the captian’s deck.
CHECK-IN: Clipper Adventurer Cruise to Antarctica on board (12 days/11 nights)
Route: Ushuaia , start of sailing aboard the Clipper Adventurer, Drake Strait and South Shetland Islands, Antarctic Peninsula, sailing to Tierra del Fuego, Ushuaia and disembark. Quote: from Euro 3,417.00 in triple cabin with porthole, lower beds and private facilities.
The price includes: No. 1 overnight stay in Ushuaia with breakfast treat; collective transfer from the hotel to Ushuaia at the port ; cruises on board the ship Clipper Adventurer in the chosen cabin, full board during the cruise, including tea, coffee and water tours and shore excursions aboard rafts, during the cruise, English speaking naturalist guides, lectures, movies, and better knowledge of the Antarctic world, held by the guides and scholars on board the ship during navigation , information material and port service fees, porterage, insurance for emergency evacuation with individual ceiling of $ 100,000. The price does not include: INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS TO AND FROM USHUAIA ; baggage insurance / medical / cancellation, personal equipment, drinks, tips, personal extras and anything not specified in “The fee includes”.
Originally posted 2012-10-02 13:40:31.