Antarctica Cruise : Polar Circle & Antarctic Peninsula

Ship : Grigoriy Mikheev

This modern research vessel belongs to the Hydrographic Institute of Saint Ptersburg and is reinforced for ice and sailing in the frozen conditions of the Polar Regions. The ship offers travelers a dining room, lounge, library, infirmary, and sauna. The vessel is also great for excursions with its several Zodiac boats well suited for land tours and wildlife watching.

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Photo Deck 4 on the Antarctica Cruise Ship Grigoriy Mikheev
Twin with Private Facilities Cabin on board the Grigoriy Mikheev Crusing the Antarctica Waters during Polar Circle & Antarctic Peninsula
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Superior

Located on Deck 4 with a double bed and a single sofa-bed. A private bathroom with shower, washbasin and toilet. A sitting area with a desk, coffee maker, refrigerator and windows.

Superior
Double Occupancy

$9790.00
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Ship : Aleksey Maryshev

Designed especially for the cold, icy waters of the Polar Regions, this vessel is equipped with comforatble amenities that will help make your voyage a truly memorable experience. You will enjoy the dining room, lounge area, sauna, and lecture room as well as the various Zodiac crafts that will take you ashore for landing and wildlife spottings.

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Twin with Private Facilities Cabin on board the Aleksey Maryshev Crusing the Antarctica Waters during Polar Circle & Antarctic Peninsula
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Superior

Located on Deck 4 with a double bed and a single sofa-bed. A private bathroom with shower, washbasin and toilet. A sitting area with a desk, coffee maker, refrigerator and windows.

Superior
Double Occupancy

$8190.00
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Ship : Professor Molchanov

Designed as an ice-strength vessel, the Molchanov was built in 1983 as an oceanographic research ship. Since then, the ship has been transformed into a passenger vessel great for polar exploration. You will be accompanied by an excellent staff of nature and hictorical lecturers which will fill you in both on the ship and during your many landings and wildlife sightings.

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Twin with Shared Facilities Cabin on board the Professor Molchanov Crusing the Antarctica Waters during Polar Circle & Antarctic Peninsula
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Triple with Shared Facilities

Located on Deck 3 with two lower and one upper berth, a desk, a small washbasin, storage and hanging space and portholes. Shared shower and toilet facilities are conveniently located on the same deck.

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Double Occupancy

$5350.00
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Map of the Route Taken by Professor Molchanov during the Antarctica Cruise Polar Circle & Antarctic Peninsula
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Head far south during this trip to the Antarctic Peninsula and the Polar Circle. You will see tons of wildlife and beautiful panoramas, something you will never forget. Experienced divers may even have a chance to explore the underwater world of Antarctica as well!

Day 01 :

We embark in the afternoon and set sail from Ushuaia, Argentina, the southernmost city in the world. We continue through the Beagle Channel in the evening.

Day 02-03 :

We will spend the next two days sailing across the Drake Passage and on to the Antarctic Convergence where we will be met by various seabirds including Wandering Albatrosses, Grey-Headed Albatrosses, Black-Browed Albatrosses, Light-Mantled Sooty Albatrosses, Cape Pigeons, Southern Fulmars, Wilsonís Storm Petrels, Blue Petrels, and Antarctic Petrels. As we approach the Shetland Islands we will see our first icebergs.

Day 04-09 :

We hope to start of our Antarctic tour with a landing at Hannah Point, home to variety of penguins including Gentoo and Chinstrap as well as southern giant petrels and elephant seals. We will try to land at Baily Head on Deception Island where will likely see a colony of tens of thousands of Chinstrap Penguins. We will also find hot springs on Deception Island and much more wildlife including Cape pigeons, Dominican gulls, Brown and South Polar Skuas, and Antarctic Terns. You will have the option of hiking over the ridge of volcanic Deception Islandís crater to Whalers Bay, host to Wilsonís Storm Petrels and Black-bellied Storm Petrels. We will then head further south to the Orne Islands with its large colonies of Chinstrap Penguins and beautiful views across the Gerlache Strait. We may visit Cuverville Island, located between the mountains of the Antarctic Peninsula and Danco Island. Cuverville is home to a large colony of Gentoo Penguins and breeding pairs of Brown Skuas. We hope to set foot on the Antarctic Continent in Neko Harbour and Paradise Bay where we will see huge icebergs and deep cut fjords. We will also cruise through the icebergs in the zodiacs bringing you even closer to the stunning sight. We sail through the spectacular Lemaire Channel to Petermann Island offering a view of Adelie Penguins and Blue-eyed Shags. We will also attempt a landing at Pleneau Island where we will have a chance to stop Humpback, Minke, and Fin Whales. We will continue south along the Argentine Islands to Crystal Sound, south of the polar circle. At the Fish Islands we will land at one of the southernmost Adelie Penguin and Blue-eyed Shag colonies in the Antarctic Peninsula. A base visit will also be provided, to give you an insight about the life of modern Antarcticans working on the White Continent. We will head to our southernmost point of the journey at Detaille Island in the Crystal Sound. As we head back north, we sail through Neumayer Channel and Gerlache Strait. We will have planned yet another zodiac tour upon our arrival in the Melchior Islands, home to rich wildlife and more impressive icebergs.

Day 10-11 :

We will once again cross through the Drake Passage accompanied by various seabirds.

Day 12 :

We will arrive in Ushuaia in the morning and disembark.

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