Blue Water Holidays
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
Experts in River and Small Ship Cruising Holidays since 2002
01756 706500 +44 1756 706500
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Exploring the Antarctic

See dramatic glaciers and colonies of penguins on the breathtaking White Continent on this luxury expedition cruise to Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands, with charter flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia and exciting Zodiac landings

Cruise Only
20 nights from £13910pp

Luxury Expedition Holiday
  • South Orkney Islands
  • Antarctica
  • Fur seals
  • Falkland Islands
  • Stanley, Falkland Islands
  • Neko Harbour
  • Paradise Harbour

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


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Explore the stunning landscapes of Antarctica, South Georgia and the South Shetland and Orkney archipelagos on this once-in-a-lifetime expedition on board brand new ship HANSEATIC inspiration.

Cruise through the breathtaking Drake Passage to the South Shetland Islands where you can enjoy close encounters with Adelie penguins and fur seals. Discover Deception Island with its black volcanic beaches and idyllic Paradise Bay where glaciers tower above.

Spend three days in South Georgia, home to thousands of king penguins and elephant seals, and enjoy unique Zodiac landings in the company of expert biologists, geologists or glaciologists.

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Exploring the Antarctic Itinerary

Day 1 - Buenos Aires (Argentina) - Ushuaia

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

Days 2-3 - Drake Passage

Enjoy the ship's facilities whilst cruising through the breathtaking Drake Passage, one of the world's greatest seaways connecting the waters of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

Days 4-9 - South Shetland Islands - Antarctic Peninsula - South Orkney Islands

The South Shetland Islands are Antarctica's largest archipelago. After having to abandon their ship, Shackleton and his crew spent a harsh winter on the rugged Elephant Island. It may be possible to visit here as well as Half Moon Island and the flooded caldera of an extinct volcano on Deception Island, an unforgettable experience. Head to the Antarctic Peninsula and surrounding islands, where there may be the chance to set foot on the Antarctic mainland at Paradise Bay. Imposing glacier cliffs tower hundreds of metres above the sea, icebergs the size of houses drift past and gentoo penguins stretch as far as the eye can see. Discover the impressive glacier cliffs of Neko Harbour, navigate the Lemaire Channel and visit Port Lockroy, the former British research station. Enjoy unique close encounters with Adelie penguins, fur seals and petrels on exciting Zodiac landings.

Day 10 - At sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Days 11-13 - South Georgia

Enjoy several Zodiac landings with expert guides to experience very special wildlife sightings in this unique animal paradise. Stand in front of a gigantic colony of king penguins, observe the sleeping seals on Gold Harbour beach and visit the grave of polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton in Grytviken.

Days 14-15 - At sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on relaxing days at sea.

Day 16 - Stanley (Falkland Islands)

Stanley is the capital of the remote Falkland Islands, and has a distinct British ambience with quaint cottages and traditional pubs.

Day 17-19 - At sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on relaxing days at sea.

Day 20 - Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Arrive in Buenos Aires at 6pm and enjoy an overnight stay on board.

Day 21 - Buenos Aires

Disembark HANSEATIC inspiration in Buenos Aires.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 20-night cruise in your chosen cabin category, including all meals
  • Charter flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia
  • Fresh fruit and champagne in your cabin on arrival
  • Mini-bar supplied with soft drinks daily
  • All landings and trips by zodiac, expert guides and lectures
  • All applicable taxes and duties

Price Does Not Include

  • International flights - we can arrange these for you, please contact us for details

2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

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