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Tis the season to be in Antarctica! Enjoy the ultimate White Christmas on-board the all-new Greg Mortimer! This is the best time to see penguin chicks hatch, skuas are on alert, and late-bloomers try to finish off their nests. With 24 hours of daylight, we pack in continental landings, visits to historic sites and scientific stations, and perhaps an after-dinner Zodiac cruise. You could share protected channels with minke and humpback whales, kayak amongst ice floes and drift near curious wildlife or sleep like a true Antarctic explorer when you camp out on the ice!
Duration: 13 Days
Arrive in Ushuaia where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel downtown. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to explore the southernmost town in the world! Enjoy delightful waterfront walks, intriguing shops, lively cafes and restaurants.
The Greg Mortimer will await your arrival in the afternoon where you will be welcomed on-board and shown to your selected room. Enjoy the on-board facilities and viewing decks as the ship begins to set sail towards the Southern Islands this evening.
Fall in love with gliding albatross or the heroics of tiny storm petrels as we cross Drake Passage. The hydraulic viewing decks offer excellent bird watching and join in on informative talks and lectures. Keen eyes watch for icebergs, and the appearance of penguins and seals in the waters around us herald our first landing – in the South Shetland Islands, before sailing down to the Gerlache Strait.
Pack ice willing, enter the stunning Lemaire Channel to reach Adelie penguins, scientific stations and historic huts!
Return north and experience more continental landings at Paradise or Neko harbours, gentoo penguins at Cuverville Island, and close up whale encounters.
Enjoy 'Drake' time to process what you've seen and felt on your adventure, share photos with fellow adventurers and celebrate a final night together on board.
After breakfast, disembark the ship in Ushuaia and transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
|17 Dec 2019 - 29 Dec 2019||$17761 AUD|
|Aurora Stateroom||$17761 AUD||Contact us|
|Balcony Stateroom||$19104 AUD||Contact us|
|Balcony Suite||$24925 AUD||Contact us|
|Junior Suite||$29403 AUD||Contact us|
|Captain's Suite||$33731 AUD||Contact us|
Located on deck 3 , Room size: 23.2m², Twin or double bed, Private en-suite bathroom , Porthole window, Desk area, Closet space, Sofa bed (can sleep 3rd passenger in select cabins) , Room-controlled thermostat, Safe for storing valuables, 42" flat-screen TV
Located on deck 4, 6 and 7, Room size: 16.5-20.7m², Private balcony, Twin or double bed, Private en-suite bathroom, Floor to ceiling window,Desk area Closet space, Room-controlled thermostat, Safe for storing valuables, 42" flat-screen TV
25.4sqm - 26.1sqm, located on deck 4, private balcony (9.1sqm-10.8sqm), double bed, private ensuite bathroom, full-size window, desk area, closet space, room-controlled thermostat, safe and 42-inch flat-screen TV.
30.1sqm, located on deck 7, private balcony (14.3sqm), double bed, private ensuite bathroom, full-size window, desk area, closet space, room-controlled thermostat, safe, 42-inch flat-screen TV and separate lounge area.
35.9sqm, located on deck 4, private balcony (10.4sqm), double bed, private ensuite bathroom, full-size window, desk area, closet space, room-controlled thermostat, safe, 42-inch flat-screen TV and separate lounge area.
21.4sqm, 3 single beds, private ensuite and porthole window. Includes desk area, closet, room controlled thermostat and 42 inch flat screen TV.
*Camping in Antarctica
Camping is complimentary for all passengers. Bookings can only be made upon embarkation due to changing weather conditions.