SOUTHERN EXPEDITION: CROSSING THE CIRCLE | OCEAN ADVENTURER – CHIMU ADVENTURES

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SOUTHERN EXPEDITION: CROSSING THE CIRCLE | OCEAN ADVENTURER – CHIMU ADVENTURES

OVERVIEW

Explore Antarctica and its southern depths of the Antarctic Circle on this 14 day cruise. A truly remarkable place, Antarctica offers you pristine scenery and a wonderful array of wildlife as you cruise down the peninsula to 66°33′ S where most expeditions do not offer. Enjoy a glass of champagne at this point where few have been, taking in the almost untouched surroundings and solitude of this magnificent locations.

*Discounts, promotions and dynamic pricing are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn or changed at any time and subject to availability on selected cabins and departure dates. Discounts are subject to change, availability will be confirmed at time of booking. Some current in market offers may be combinable and Shackleton Club Past Passenger and multi trip discounts may be applied subject to confirmation at the time of booking. Prices are subject to change based on currency fluctuations, fuel surcharges, and other external factors. No discount applies to any transfer packages, additional activities or pre/post services.. The advertised prices may also include a ‘Pay in full at time of booking’ which is a 5-10% early payment bonus. Further conditions may apply, contact us for more information.

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WHY CHOOSE THIS CRUISE?

  • Perfect your wildlife photography skills, as you witness colonies of penguins in the thousands. Try and spot the largest albatross colony in the world in the Falklands.
  • Learn about the epic journey of survival that Sir Ernest Shackleton undertook onboard the Endurance, finishing in South Georgia. You will have the chance to visit his grave. Enjoy sub-Antarctica scenery and an abundance of wildlife.
  • Cross the rarely visited Antarctic Circle – reaching latitude 66°33’S. Explore the Antarctic Peninsula and keep your eyes peeled for migrating humpack whales.
  • Jump onboard daily Zodiac excursions and enjoy shore landings in Antarctica. You can personalise your adventure with a range of optional activities, including photography lessons and kayaking.
  • Take in the onboard educational lectures on the Ocean Endeavour and participate in the Citizen Science Program, all led by our expert Expedition Team.

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Day 1- Arrival in Ushuaia

You will begin your journey in Ushuaia, a small but bustling port town at the tip of South America. This Argentine town is an ideal gateway for you to explore the southern extent of Patagonia while preparing for your adventure ahead. Get active in the mountains or enjoy handcrafted chocolate at a café in town.

As the ship sets sail in the late afternoon, you will begin your Antarctic journey, passing through the Beagle Channel. Named after the famed ship on which Charles Darwin voyaged, the channel presents great photo opportunities of landscapes and seabirds. Eventually, the channel opens up to the Southern Ocean, and onwards to Antarctica.

NOTES
Please note this itinerary is subject to change depending on weather and ice conditions

The waters of the Drake Passage are unpredictable, so hope for clear skies and a calm ocean. You’ll have plenty of time to gaze out at the sea, get to know your fellow shipmates and chat with your Expedition Team.

You will spend this time preparing for the exciting days ahead, with numerous educational and informative lectures presented by your Expedition Team. You’ll learn about everything from safety procedures to the history of whaling in Antarctica.

NOTES
Please note this itinerary is subject to change depending on weather and ice conditions

With the Drake Passage left in our wake, we make our approach to Antarctica. Get your cameras ready as the continent’s coastline will make its first appearance, signaling the start of your adventure in the realm of the Antarctic. You’ll see plentiful icebergs floating by and be fixated on the surface of the ocean as curious whales spout and breach before your eyes.

As exciting as it can be from on board the ship, your true exploration occurs when you disembark and set foot on the great continent. There are several potential landing sites we may visit, including Neko Harbour, Orne Harbour or Paradise Harbour. While weather dictates which specific landing sites we can visit, each one presents a new collection of wildlife and natural attractions.

Your days will be busy spotting wildlife and being mesmerized by the beauty of Antarctica. Watching penguins waddling on the beach and listening to the crackling and crumbling sounds of icebergs and glaciers will become your daily entertainment, while kayaking with whales and camping in Antarctica are a couple of optional activities available on selected voyages (at an extra cost).

NOTES
Please note this itinerary is subject to change depending on weather and ice conditions

Crossing the Antarctic Circle is an impressive achievement, as most expeditions to the Antarctic Peninsula do not reach this far south, which is officially noted at 66°33' S. If conditions allow us to cross this famed line, you and your shipmates will celebrate in style with a well-earned glass of champagne! Make a toast and take pride in knowing you’ve made it to a part of the world visited by very few people.

NOTES
Please note this itinerary is subject to change depending on weather and ice conditions

By now, your knowledge of Ade?lie, chinstrap and gentoo penguins will be matched by your ability to differentiate between a leopard, fur or Weddell seal. Terms like bergy bits and pancake ice will seem normal, yet there are still many tales to be told. As you head north, Zodiac excursions will fill your days, and your Expedition Team will continue offering presentations while giving you time to reflect on everything you’ve experienced.

NOTES
Please note this itinerary is subject to change depending on weather and ice conditions

As you recross the Drake, Antarctica fades away, leaving you with a collection of memories to last a lifetime. Excited conversations with your newfound friends will make the crossing fly by, regardless of weather and sea conditions. Your Expedition Team will round up its series of lectures as well, perhaps with a slideshow of the great landing sites and wildlife you’ve witnessed over the course of your voyage.

NOTES
Please note this itinerary is subject to change depending on weather and ice conditions

Today you’ll say goodbye to your Expedition Team and fellow travelers, disembarking in the morning to catch your homeward flights.

Departure Date 04 Feb 2025 to 17 Feb 2025

CABIN PRICE SALES PRICE
TRIPLE $25,500 $17,212
LOWER DECK TWIN $30,100 $20,317
MAIN DECK TWIN PORTHOLE $31,800 $21,465
MAIN DECK TWIN WINDOW $34,800 $23,490
SUPERIOR $36,500 $24,637
DELUXE $36,500 $24,637
SUITE $48,400 $32,670
OWNER’S SUITE $51,500 $34,762

*Prices are per person

Departure Date 04 Mar 2025 to 17 Mar 2025

CABIN PRICE SALES PRICE
TRIPLE $23,000 $14,490
LOWER DECK TWIN $27,800 $17,514
MAIN DECK TWIN PORTHOLE $28,500 $17,955
MAIN DECK TWIN WINDOW $31,800 $20,034
SUPERIOR $33,300 $20,979
DELUXE $33,300 $20,979
SUITE $44,400 $27,972
OWNER’S SUITE $47,500 $29,925

*Prices are per person

TERMS & CONDTIONS

Please see link to terms & conditions

https://www.chimuadventures.com/en-au/terms-and-conditions

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INCLUSIONS

Shipboard accommodation
All meals on board throughout your voyage
Beer & Wine during dinner. Coffee,tea and cocoa available around the clock
All shore landings per the daily program, weather permitting
Presentations by expedition team & special guests.
Downloadable photographic journal documenting the expedition
Expedition boots on loan for shore landings
An expedition parka to keep
Hairdryer and bathrobe available in every cabin
All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program
Luggage handling aboard the ship
Emergency Evacuation Insurance for all passengers to a maximum benefit of US$500,000 per person
Group transfer in Ushuaia from the airport to the pre-expedition hotel on Day 1 of the itinerary
One night pre-expedition hotel accommodation in Ushuaia with breakfast
Group transfer from hotel to ship on embarkation day
Group transfer from ship to airport or luggage storage facility post-expedition

EXCLUSIONS

Any airfare unless otherwise specified in the itinerary
Passport and visa expenses
Government arrival and departure taxes
Any meals ashore unless otherwise specified
Travel insurance
Excess baggage charges
Laundry, bar, beverage and other personal charges unless specified
Mandatory waterproof pants for Zodiac cruising, or any other gear not mentioned
Telecommunications charges
Voluntary staff and crew gratuities
Optional Adventure Activities

Expired on Tuesday March 4th, 2025

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