Home » Ocean Adventurer – Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent
Imagine cruising on the magnificent Ocean Adventurer through crackling sea ice like shattered glass, witnessing penguins building their nests, or navigating through a maze of icebergs, each one uniquely shaped by its journey through the sea. You’ll enjoy iconic Antarctic highlights, exhilarating adventures and be rewarded with memories to last a lifetime.
Duration: 11 Days
With a population of more than 63,000 people, Ushuaia is the southernmost city in the world. The city has grown over the past few years, yet it has retained an easy going and accessible feel. With the sea to the south and mountains to the north, Ushuaia is a spectacular departure point for your Antarctic cruise. If you arrive early, you can spend some time in the nearby Tierra del Fuego National Park, enjoy some Argentinean wines and barbeques in the city, or visit the many boutique shops and cafés before you leave for your expedition to Antarctica.
Embarkation will occur in the late afternoon, after which your vessel will sail down the historic Beagle Channel. This historic channel transects the Tierra del Fuego archipelago in the extreme south of South America. Expect an air of excitement as you depart—the next time you see land you’ll be in the world’s most southern continent!
Prepare yourself for potentially rough water, but hope for a smooth sailing as the Drake is unpredictable and always changing. You’ll spend these first days getting to know your shipmates while your Expedition Team provides safety briefings and insights into what excitement lies ahead.
Once the Antarctic Convergence is left in our wake, you will truly begin your Antarctic adventure. It is perhaps the first sight of land itself that is embraced as the true beginning of any Antarctic expedition.
Each day, you will take Zodiac excursions from the ship to explore local bays, channels and landing sites. With wildlife always at the forefront of our minds, you will visit penguin rookeries, scout for humpback and minke whales, and search for a number of southern seal species, including the cunning leopard seal.
The majesty of the Antarctic Peninsula’s mountains will enchant as you scramble up snowy pathways to vantage points offering you 360° views of your surroundings. One of these in particular, in Orne Harbour, affords us the opportunity to visit a chinstrap penguin colony high up on a ridge. Here, you’ll have the choice between mountain hiking or spending time sitting quietly on a pebbled beach, enjoying the antics of curious penguins. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, participating in the Polar Plunge swim is about as crazy as it gets!
The journey back across the Drake Passage provides final opportunities to enjoy the crisp Antarctic air. Spend time on the deck, watching for seabirds and scouting for whales, enjoy presentations by your Expedition Team, or simply relax and reminisce about your experiences.
You will arrive in Ushuaia in the morning, which allows for you to continue your adventure on land or catch your flights home.
|04 Jan 2021 - 14 Jan 2021||$15400 AUD pp|
|Triple||AUD $15400pp||Contact us|
|Lower Deck Twin Porthole||AUD $17600pp||Contact us|
|Main Deck Twin Porthole||AUD $19800pp||Contact us|
|Main Deck Twin Window||AUD $21200pp||Contact us|
|Superior Cabin||AUD $23400pp||Contact us|
|Deluxe Cabin||AUD $25600pp||Contact us|
|Suite||AUD $27800pp||Contact us|
|Owner's Suite||AUD $30000pp||Contact us|
|06 Feb 2021 - 16 Feb 2021||$12500 AUD pp|
|Triple||AUD $12500pp||Contact us|
|Lower Deck Twin Porthole||AUD $14700pp||Contact us|
|Main Deck Twin Porthole||AUD $16100pp||Contact us|
|Main Deck Twin Window||AUD $18300pp||Contact us|
|Superior Cabin||AUD $19800pp||Contact us|
|Deluxe Cabin||AUD $22000pp||Contact us|
|Suite||AUD $23400pp||Contact us|
|Owner's Suite||AUD $25600pp||Contact us|
12m², two lower berths, one upper berth, on main deck, private facilities, porthole, porthole with exterior views.
12m², two lower berths, on lower deck, private facilities, porthole with exterior views.
11m², has two lower berths, on main deck, private facilities, porthole with exterior views.
13m², two lower berths, on main deck, private facilities, twin windows, exterior views
12.5m², two lower berths, private facilities, windows, exterior views.
15m², two lower berths, on captain's deck, private facilities, windows, exterior views
20m², double bed, located on captain's deck, private facilities, windows, exterior views, (cabin 403 has a bathtub other suites have showers)
22m², double bed, on bridge deck, private sitting room, private facilities, large panoramic window, exterior view of aft, port and starboard.
Please note gratuities will no longer be included in your voyage price from 1 November 2019.
***Optional activities (selected departures only, please contact us for details)