You can ask any travellers who has taken the challenge of a cold water cruise for their vacation, not one of them has regretted their decision to explore the White Continent. The reason why? In addition to providing you have all the necessities to face the cold comfortably, you’re also taken to nearly inaccessible areas where penguins and other polar species thrive.
For the first time in 2021, we are exploring this secluded part of the world aboard the ms Ocean Endeavour purposely built for accessing remote locations. Following time spent soaking in the atmosphere of the birthplace of the Tango, Buenos Aires, we fly to the most southern city in the Americas to set sail aboard the well-appointed ms Ocean Endeavour. We leave Ushuaia and civilization behind and head towards the hauntingly beautiful icy wilderness of Antarctica. The scenery is nothing but dramatic as we sail amongst immense ice carvings, majestic mountains shrouded in snow, calving glaciers and through ice-choked waterways. Discover the wildlife and history of the Antarctic Peninsula by Zodiac excursions, shore landings, hikes and kayaking.
A carefully designed on board program including presentations and workshops will allow you to develop your knowledge about Antarctica all the while as you take in the incredible scenes provided by the glaciers passing by. Should you want to take advantage of your free time to relax, you are welcome to do so at the on board spa, hot tub or sauna, or at any of the lounges, which offer incomparable views. With several open spaces to relax in, the Compass Club is arguable the most comfortable with plush couches, endless coffee and cookies, a small library and large windows to watch the icebergs float by. The Aurora Lounge offers special afternoon tea and performances. The spa, gym, and saunas can be enjoyed or visit the Meridien Club with its bright natural light flooding in, making it an ideal place for yoga and stretching if you wish! There are 19 different cabin categories ranging from an interior quad cabin to a spacious suite with two bathrooms and unobstructed views. All cabins come with a private bathroom, telephone, intercom, flat screen TV, bathrobes, towels and standard toiletries. At the Polaris Restaurant, enjoy the omelet station for breakfast, plus fruit, yogurt, juice and a rotation option of French toast and pancakes. For lunch, there is a meat, fish, or vegetarian option, typically pasta. There is a salad station, a cheese station and two dessert options. Dinner is a three-course menu with four options to choose from for each course. These range from soups to salads for an appetizer to alfredo pasta, crusted fish and meat for mains. Dessert varies with options like crème brûlée and chocolate mousse. Plus, sorbet and ice cream is always available.
Don’t you worry about spending all of your time on the ship though! Twenty Zodiacs will lead you to the most remarkable landing areas so you can get up close and personal with penguins and seals. If you are fortunate, you may even spot a whale or leopard seals! Besides the incredible experience of sailings past glaciers and waterfalls, colorful town visits and fascinating archeological ruins, the trip has a plethora of talks, lectures and entertainment scheduled from morning to night. The different guides and skilled scientists on board host activities where you can learn a bit of the local language, a talk for birders or a lecture on glaciers. There are dozens of books, games and newspapers to read on board. The crew organizes card games, scavenger hunts and a triathlon. In fact, the Adventure Canada team comes up with so many creative options, there’s no way you’ll get bored during your trip.
Even though this incredible voyage to the White Continent is a year away, departing January 2, 2021, January 29, 2020 is your last chance to save $2,160 to 4,860* per person! Don’t wait any longer and contact one of our Cruise Specialists to ensure you are part of our next unforgettable exploration to the Antarctic.
*Conditions apply. Savings vary depending on atateroom category chosen and are subject to availability at time of booking.