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M/V Plancius:

Classic Antarctica Cruise Itinerary (11 nights)

Day 1
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 sail across the Drake Passage. When you cross the Antarctic Convergence, you arrive in the circum-Antarctic up welling zone. In this area you may see Wandering Albatrosses, Grey Headed Albatrosses, Black-browed Albatrosses, Light- mantled Sooty Albatrosses, Cape Pigeons, Southern Fulmars, Wilson’s Storm Petrels, Blue Petrels and Antarctic Petrels. Near the South Shetland Islands, you spot your first icebergs.

Days 4 – 8
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, you will find a large colony of Gentoo Penguins and breeding pairs of Brown Skuas. If you land on Danco Island you can observe Chinstrap Penguins and possibly Weddell and Crabeater Seals. In Neko Harbour you will have the opportunity to set foot on the Antarctic Continent in a magnificent landscape of huge glacier and enjoy the landscape during zodiac cruises. When sailing to Paradise Bay, with its myriad icebergs and deep cut fjords, you will have the opportunity for zodiac cruising between the icebergs in the inner parts of the fjords. In this area you have good chances to see Humpback Whales and Minke Whales. After sailing through the Neumayer Channel, you may get permission to visit the British research station and post office Port Lockroy on Goudier Island. Close to Port Lockroy you may also land on Jougla Point with Gentoo Penguins and Imperial Shags.

Sail through the spectacular Lemaire Channel to Pleneau and Petermann Island where you can find Adelie Penguins and Blue-eyed Shags. In this area, there are good chances to encounter Humpback Whales, Minke Whales and Fin Whales.

A visit to one of the scientific stations in Antarctica will give you an insight about the life of modern Antarcticans working on the White Continent. Further south you may visit the Ukrainian Vernadsky Station, where we will receive a warm welcome from the station crew. Sailing north through Neumayer Channel you arrive at the Melchior Islands with a very beautiful landscape with icebergs, where you may encounter Leopard Seals, Crabeater Seals and whales.

Days 9 - 10
On your way north we are again followed by a great selection of seabirds while crossing the Drake Passage.

Day 11
Arrive in the morning in Ushuaia and disembark.


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Category   CA$ CA$  
Superior     11,150 Request Quote & Availability
Twin Deluxe     9,950 Request Quote & Availability
Twin Window     9,500 Request Quote & Availability
Twin Porthole     9,050 Request Quote & Availability
Triple Porthole     8,400 Request Quote & Availability
Quadruple Porthole     7,500 Request Quote & Availability


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