17D The Great Adventure | RECOMMENDED BEST VALUE | 1 Mar 2022

Destinations
Ushuaia - Montevideo
Mode of Travel
Luxury Expedition Cruise
Accomodation
Luxury Small Ship - 95% with private balcony
Meals Included
Full Board + Open Bar
Itinerary (PDF)

Itinerary

Ushuaia to Montevideo | The adventure of a lifetime on luxury Antarctica cruise into the heart of the icy realm which is Antarctic Peninsula and continue onto South Georgia Island.

DAY 1: BUENOS AIRES ARRIVAL

Check in. Free at own leisure for the rest of the evening. Overnight in Buenos Aires.


DAY 2: BUENOS AIRES - USHUAIA

Embarkation 2/3/2022 from 16h00 to 17h00
Departure 2/3/2022 at 18h00


After breakfast, check out and transfer to airport for your flight to Ushuaia. Ushuaia is capital of Argentina's Tierra del Fuego province and is considered the gateway to the White Continent and the South Pole. Nicknamed “El fin del mundo” by the Argentinian people, this city at the end of the world nestles in the shelter of mountains surrounded by fertile plains that the wildlife seem to have chosen as the ultimate sanctuary. With its exceptional site, where the Andes plunge straight into the sea, Ushuaia is one of the most fascinating places on earth, its very name evocative of journeys to the unlikely and the inaccessible…


DAY 3 - DAY 4: CROSSING THE DRAKE PASSAGE

Arrival 3/3/2022
Departure 4/3/2022


Use your days spent in the Drake Passage to familiarise yourself with your ship and deepen your knowledge of the Antarctic. The Expedition Leader will first present the IAATO rules of conduct that must be observed during landings in the region and will explain everything you need to know about the Zodiac® outings. Lectures about the history and wildlife of the Antarctic will be an opportunity for you to learn more about this magical region, where every cruise is a unique experience. From the ship’s bridge, you will experience exceptional sailing moments before joining the naturalist-guides on your ship’s exterior decks to look out for albatrosses, cape petrels, and other seabirds flying over the Drake Passage.


DAY 5 - DAY 7: ANTARCTIC PENINSULA

Arrival 5/3/2022
Departure 7/3/2022


Succumb to the magic of a place unlike any other. To this day, the mythical Antarctic Peninsula still holds real fascination and promises its visitors unforgettable moments. Throughout your adventure in this icy realm, you will find yourself in the heart of a spectacular decor in subtle shades of blue and white, surrounded by exceptional wildlife. Penguins, humpback whales, seals and giant petrels are at home here, as are elephant seals, fur seals, Antarctic minke whales, and orcas. Depending on which sites you will be lucky enough to visit, you may get the chance to observe them and share with them the beauty of these extreme parts. Each day, based on ice conditions, the Captain and the Expedition Leader will suggest Zodiac® outings or landings to discover the infinite riches of the Antarctic Peninsula.  Glaciers, ice floe, tabletop icebergs, mountain peaks that plunge straight into the sea, volcanic beaches, research stations, enchanting bays, and vestiges of the whaling industry: these are the faces of the Antarctic that will likely reveal themselves to you, in a hushed and surreal atmosphere. You will sail in the wake of Jean-Baptiste Charcot, Adrien de Gerlache and Sir Ernest Shackleton, great Antarctic explorers who, from the 19th century, set out to conquer these remote and uninhabited lands.


DAY 8 - DAY 9: AT SEA

Arrival 8/3/2022
Departure 9/3/2022


During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness centre. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the PONANT photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.


DAY 10 - DAY 12: SOUTH GEORGIA

Arrival 10/3/2022
Departure 12/3/2022


Aboard your ship, discover South Georgia, a region formed by an underwater mountain chain that extends from the Andes to the Antarctic Peninsula. All the wildlife of the Far South can be found there: king and Gentoo penguins, elephant seals, fur seals… You might get the chance to discover the majestic glaciers of Gold Harbour and the vast plains of Fortuna Bay. If you are fortunate enough to land at Salisbury Plain, you can expect a wonderful spectacle: more than 300,000 king penguins, which you will recognise by the bright orange mark on their head and neck, have taken up residence there.


DAY 13 - DAY 16: AT SEA

Arrival 13/3/2022
Departure 16/3/2022


During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness centre. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the PONANT photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.


DAY 17: MONTEVIDEO

Arrival 17/3/2022 early morning
Disembarkation 17/3/2022 at 07h00


Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

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