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The Magic of the Antarctic Circle

Observe penguins and seals rearing their young, discover breathtaking scenery and enjoy thrilling Zodiac rides on this fascinating luxury expedition cruise to Antarctica on board Hanseatic. Includes charter flights between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia

Cruise Only - Package Possible
18 nights from £8939pp

  • Penguins in South Georgia
  • Whalers Church, Grytviken, South Georgia
  • Paradise Bay, Antartica
  • Summer night in Antarctica
  • Antarctic fur seals

Call us on 01756 706500 (+44 1756 706500) to discuss this holiday

Book now and save 5%! Offer ends 31 May 2017

The Magic of the Antarctic Circle Luxury Expedition Cruise Special Offer

During a brief summer, there are opportunities to observe new life. See thousands of penguins and seals rearing their young and visit remote islands by Zodiac on this superb luxury expedition cruise.

Discover charming houses and an abundance of wildlife in Stanley on the remote Falkland Islands, before cruising to South Georgia with its colonies of penguins and elephant seals. Enjoy zodiac excursions with experts and visit the grave of Sir Ernest Shackleton in the former whaling station Grytviken.

Hanseatic travels to the unspoilt South Orkney Islands where, weather permitting, you can visit the oldest permanently inhabited research station in the Antarctic, before heading to Paulet Island in the Weddell Sea, home to colonies of Adelie penguins.

The South Shetland Islands are the largest archipelago in the Antarctic, and Hanseatic is able to cruise into the flooded caldera of the extinct volcano on Deception Island, an unforgettable experience. Weather permitting, step foot on the Antarctic mainland close to the breathtaking Paradise Bay, where icebergs drift by.

Hanseatic navigates the impressive Lemaire Channel and calls at Port Lockroy, the former British research station, before cruising through the Drake Passage to Ushuaia, where this fascinating voyage comes to an end.

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The Magic of the Antarctic Circle Itinerary

Day 1 - Buenos Aires (Argentina) – Ushuaia

Individual travel arrangements to Buenos Aires. Take a charter flight to Ushuaia and embark Hanseatic.

Day 2 - At sea

Enjoy the facilities on board as you cruise to the Falkland Islands.

Day 3-4 - Falkland Islands

Explore the remote Falkland Islands. See rockhopper and Magellan penguins and native bird species including the Falkland pipit and the caracara. Visit Stanley, the only "town" on the Falkland Islands, with its charming houses which are a Victorian delight.

Days 5-6 - At sea

Relax on board the Hanseatic.

Days 7-9 - South Georgia

See hundreds of king penguins which populate the slopes and coasts of the island on zodiac trips accompanied by biologists and geologists. Enjoy landings at Salisbury Plain and Gold Harbour where you will encounter fur seals and elephant seals on the beaches, black-browed albatrosses and giant petrels. In the former whaling station Grytviken you will visit the grave of Sir Ernest Shackleton.

Day 10 - At sea

Enjoy the facilities on board as you cruise to the South Orkney Islands.

Days 11-16 - South Orkney Islands – South Shetland Islands - Antarctic Peninsula

Visit the South Orkney Islands where, weather permitting, you can visit the oldest permanently inhabited research station in the Antarctic, the Argentinian Orcadas research station (subject to permission). With a little luck, you will have your first sighting of the icebergs off Signy Island. Travel by zodiac to Paulet island in the Weddell Sea where you can see thousands of Adelie penguins, before cruising to the South Shetland Islands. Weather permitting, visit Half Moon Island where you can enjoy spectacular views across to Livingston Island. Hanseatic then calls at Deception Island and cruises directly into the flooded caldera of the extinct volcano. Weather permitting, set foot on the Antarctic mainland close to Paradise Bay surrounded by snow-capped peaks. See the imposing glaciers in Neko Harbour and observe colonies of gentoo penguins. Hanseatic then navigates the Lemaire Channel and Neumayer Channel, before visiting Port Lockroy, a former British research station.

Days 17-18 - Drake Passage

Hanseatic cruises through Drake Passage, one of the world's greatest seaways connecting the waters of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

Day 19 - Ushuaia (Argentina) - Buenos Aires

Disembark Hanseatic and take a charter flight to Buenos Aires. Individual travel arrangements from Buenos Aires.

A change in itinerary may become necessary on this expedition to Antarctica. The captain will decide on the best possible alternatives depending on weather and ice conditions.

Price Includes

  • 18-night cruise in your chosen cabin category on board Hanseatic, including all meals
  • Charter flights between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia - please contact us if you would like us to arrange your onward flight arrangements
  • All applicable taxes and duties
  • All landings and trips by zodiac, expert guides and lectures
  • Fresh fruit and champagne in your cabin on arrival
  • Mini-bar supplied with soft drinks daily

Price Does Not Include

  • International flights - we can arrange these for you, please contact us for details
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2018 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Departure Date Brochure Price from Blue Water Price from
Hanseatic
Jan 22£9409£8939

Price Information

  • Prices are per person based on two people sharing a Cat 1 cabin. Single supplement prices are available - please contact us for details
  • Cabin Upgrade Supplements (include early booking discount):
  • Cat 2 - £929pp
  • Cat 3 - £2289pp
  • Cat 4 - £2755pp
  • Cat 5 - £3199pp
  • Cat 6 - £4559pp
  • Cat 7 - £10119pp
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