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Antarctic Peninsula

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Antarctic Peninsula
The Antarctic Peninsula Cruise is a comprehensive introduction to the White Continent over 10 or 11 days. Your home base for the expedition is the 104-guest Plancius or 116-guest Ortelius, from where you'll set foot on glaciers and discover the land that gentoo penguins and imperial shags call home.

The Antarctic Peninsula is part of the Antarctic Continent and is the southern c
ontinuation of the mountain chain that runs from North America through South America into the Scotia Sea. Here it continues as a mainly sub-marine ridge, the Scotia Ridge, until it comes above sea-level at the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula. The peninsula consists of a 500-mile-long mountain chain, the highest peaks rising to approximately 9,186 feet, and numerous off-lying islands. The Peninsula offers the most dramatic scenery and biggest variety of wildlife in Antarctica. Visitors are easily overcome by sensory overload by the huge amount of icebergs, glaciers, high mountains and the abundant and tame wildlife.

The history of Antarctica's discovery runs parallel to that of the South Shetland Islands. Here, exploitation was again the major force behind the early explorations. Today, the Antarctic Peninsula is protected by the Antarctic Treaty, which has been signed by 46 countries. The signatory parties have agreed to abstain for 50 years from recognizing, disputing or establishing territorial sovereignty claims. The parties also agreed to set aside Antarctica as a scientific preserve, established freedom of scientific investigation and banned military activity on the continent.

On this Antarctica expedition, you'll experience the continent's rich wildlife and learn its history from experienced naturalists and guide on board. The Antarctic Peninsula Cruise is the quintessential Antarctica voyage - experience the wonder!
read more The Antarctic Peninsula Cruise is a comprehensive introduction to the White Continent over 10 or 11 days. Your home base for the expedition is the 104-guest Plancius or 116-guest Ortelius, from where you'll set foot on glaciers and discover the land that gentoo penguins and imperial shags call home.

The Antarctic Peninsula is part of the Antarctic Continent and is the southern continuation of the mountain chain that runs from North America through South America into the Scotia Sea. Here it continues as a mainly sub-marine ridge, the Scotia Ridge, until it comes above sea-level at the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula. The peninsula consists of a 500-mile-long mountain chain, the highest peaks rising to approximately 9,186 feet, and numerous off-lying islands. The Peninsula offers the most dramatic scenery and biggest variety of wildlife in Antarctica. Visitors are easily overcome by sensory overload by the huge amount of icebergs, glaciers, high mountains and the abundant and tame wildlife.

The history of Antarctica's discovery runs parallel to that of the South Shetland Islands. Here, exploitation was again the major force behind the early explorations. Today, the Antarctic Peninsula is protected by the Antarctic Treaty, which has been signed by 46 countries. The signatory parties have agreed to abstain for 50 years from recognizing, disputing or establishing territorial sovereignty claims. The parties also agreed to set aside Antarctica as a scientific preserve, established freedom of scientific investigation and banned military activity on the continent.

On this Antarctica expedition, you'll experience the continent's rich wildlife and learn its history from experienced naturalists and guide on board. The Antarctic Peninsula Cruise is the quintessential Antarctica voyage - experience the wonder!
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Day 1 - Embark in Ushuaia

Days 2 - 3 - Drake Passage

Days 4 - 8 - Antarctic Peninsula

Days 9 - 10 - Drake Passage

Day 11 - Disembark in Ushuaia


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Day 1 - Embark in Ushuaia

In the afternoon, embark in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, the southernmost city in the world. Sail through the scenic Beagle Channel for the rest of the evening.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
M/V Plancius or M/V Ortelius
MEALS:
dinner

Days 2 - 3 - Drake Passage

During these two days sail across the Drake Passage. After crossing the Antarctic Convergence, arrive in the circum-Antarctic up welling zone. In this area meet wandering albatrosses, grey headed albatrosses, black-browed albatrosses, light-mantled sooty albatrosses, cape pigeons, southern fulmars, Wilson's storm petrels, blue petrels and Antarctic petrels. Near the South Shetland Islands, spot your first icebergs.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
M/V Plancius or M/V Ortelius
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Days 4 - 8 - Antarctic Peninsula

A typical itinerary in the Antarctic Peninsula could be as follows. This is a sample only, the final itinerary will be determined by the Expedition Leader on board.

Cruise directly to “High Antarctica”, passing the Melchior Islands and the Schollaert Channel between Brabant and Anvers Island. On Cuverville Island, a small precipitous island, nestled between the mountains of the Antarctic Peninsula and Ronge Island, find a large colony of gentoo penguins and breeding pairs of brown skuas. If you are able to land on Orne Island, you can observe chinstrap penguins and possibly Weddell and crabeater seals. In Neko Harbour, have the opportunity to set foot on the Antarctic Continent in a magnificent landscape of huge glaciers and enjoy the landscape by zodiac cruising.

When sailing to Paradise Bay, with its myriad icebergs and deep cut fjords, you will cruise by zodiac between the icebergs in the inner parts of the bay. In this area you will have good chances to see humpback whales and minke whales. Continue sailing north through Neumayer Channel and attempt to visit the former British research station and post office, now living museum, Port Lockroy on Goudier Island. Close to Port Lockroy, you may also land on Jougla Point with gentoo penguins and blue-eyed shags.

Sail through the spectacular Lemaire Channel to Pléneau Island and Petermann Island where we can find Adelie penguins and Blue-eyed shags. In this area, there are good chances to encounter humpback whales, minke whales and fin whales. Further south you may visit the Ukrainian Vernadsky Station, where you will receive a warm welcome from the station crew. Sailing north through Gerlache Strait, arrive at the Melchior Islands with a very beautiful landscape with icebergs and encounter leopard seals, crabeater seals and whales.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
M/V Plancius or M/V Ortelius
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Days 9 - 10 - Drake Passage

In the Drake Passage again have the chance of seeing many seabirds.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
M/V Plancius or M/V Ortelius
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 11 - Disembark in Ushuaia

Arrive in the morning and disembark in Ushuaia.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
n/a
MEALS:
breakfast

Alternative Itinerary

In addition to the 11-day itinerary, shorter 10-day routes are available. See the Rates & Dates tab and AdventureSmith for more details.
Day 1 - Embark Ushuaia
Days 2-3 - At Sea
Days 4-7 - Antarctica Exploration
Days 8-9 - At Sea
Day 10 - Disembark Ushuaia

Itinerary Notes

Read this itinerary as a guide only; our exact route and program varies according to ice and weather conditions - and the wildlife we encounter. Flexibility is the key to the success of this expedition. Visits to research stations depend on final permission.

Arrival & Departure

The Antarctic Peninsula Cruise begins and ends in Ushuaia, Argentina. Embarkation time is between 4:00 – 5:00pm on day of departure. We strongly advise all passengers to arrive the night prior to departure and get a hotel in Ushuaia to avoid baggage and flight delays. The ship sails around 6:00pm on day of departure. Disembarkation is after breakfast on final day between 8:30 – 9:00am. Plan flights to depart Ushuaia anytime after noon on the final day. Get a free flight quote

Activities

Daily excursions from the boat will be made in zodiacs. Hiking time for most landings will be a couple of hours roundtrip with lots of time to stop to study, photograph and enjoy the flora and fauna. Snowshoes are free of charge. Various add-on activities are available on the Antarctica Peninsula Cruise, depending on departure date/season. For the 2014/15 season, the following may be available: camping $180pp/night, scuba diving $520pp, kayaking $450pp; For the 2015/16 season: camping $180pp(max 30 campers), scuba diving $530pp (max 24 divers), kayaking $465pp (max 14 kayakers.) Contact AdventureSmith Explorations to for details on which activities are available on your specific departure date.
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Start/End DateShipPrice per Person
1  Alternate Itinerary Available  Jan 07 - Jan 16, 2015Plancius$6950 - $10150View Details
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Alternative Itinerary

  This departure follows a 10-day itinerary:
Day 1 - Embark Ushuaia
Days 2-3 - At Sea
Days 4-7 - Antarctica Exploration
Days 8-9 - At Sea
Day 10 - Disembark Ushuaia
Quad Porthole

Quad Porthole - $6950

The cabin provides you with 1 porthole, 2 upper & lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space. This cabin is suitable for families traveling with children, or passengers who do not require a twin or more luxurious cabin.
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Triple Porthole

Triple Porthole - $7750

Same as the Quadruple Porthole, but with 3 berths. The cabin provides you with 1 porthole, 1 upper berth & 2 lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space. This cabin is suitable for families traveling with children, or passengers who do not require a twin or more luxurious cabin.
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Twin Porthole

Twin Porthole - $8450

The cabin provides you with 1 porthole, 2 lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space.
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Twin Window

Twin Window - $8850

The cabin provides you with 1 window, 2 lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space.
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Twin Deluxe

Twin Deluxe - $9250

The cabin provides you with 2 windows, 2 lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space. These cabins are corner cabins and are slightly more spacious than the normal twin cabins window / porthole cabins.
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Superior

Superior - $10150

The cabin provides you with 2-3 windows, 1 double bed, 1 sofa bed, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a refrigerator, a hair dryer and ample storage space. There is one Superior cabin on deck 4, four on deck 5 and five on deck 6.
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2       Feb 03 - Feb 13, 2015Plancius$7900 - $11500View Details
Quad Porthole

Quad Porthole - $7900

The cabin provides you with 1 porthole, 2 upper & lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space. This cabin is suitable for families traveling with children, or passengers who do not require a twin or more luxurious cabin.
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Triple Porthole

Triple Porthole - $8800

Same as the Quadruple Porthole, but with 3 berths. The cabin provides you with; 1 porthole, 1 upper berth & 2 lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space. This cabin is suitable for families traveling with children, or passengers who do not require a twin or more luxurious cabin.
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Twin Porthole

Twin Porthole - $9500

The cabin provides you with 1 porthole, 2 lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space.
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Twin Window

Twin Window - $9950

The cabin provides you with; 1 window, 2 lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space.
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Twin Deluxe

Twin Deluxe - $10350

The cabin provides you with; 2 windows, 2 lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space. These cabins are corner cabins and are slightly more spacious than the normal twin cabins window / porthole cabins.
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Superior

Superior - $11500

The cabin provides you with; 2-3 windows, 1 double bed, 1 sofa bed, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a refrigerator, a hair dryer and ample storage space. There is one Superior cabin on deck 4, four on deck 5 and five on deck 6.
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3  Alternate Itinerary Available  Mar 14 - Mar 23, 2015Plancius$5500 - $8450View Details
  Alternative Itinerary

Alternative Itinerary

  This departure follows a 10-day itinerary, and has a special focus on whale watching:
Day 1 - Embark Ushuaia
Days 2-3 - At Sea
Days 4-7 - Antarctica Exploration
Days 8-9 - At Sea
Day 10 - Disembark Ushuaia
Quad Porthole

Quad Porthole - $5500

The cabin provides you with 1 porthole, 2 upper & lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space. This cabin is suitable for families traveling with children, or passengers who do not require a twin or more luxurious cabin.
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Triple Porthole

Triple Porthole - $6100

Same as the Quadruple Porthole, but with 3 berths. The cabin provides you with 1 porthole, 1 upper berth & 2 lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space. This cabin is suitable for families traveling with children, or passengers who do not require a twin or more luxurious cabin.
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Twin Porthole

Twin Porthole - $7050

The cabin provides you with 1 porthole, 2 lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space.
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Twin Window

Twin Window - $7300

The cabin provides you with 1 window, 2 lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space.
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Twin Deluxe

Twin Deluxe - $7650

The cabin provides you with 2 windows, 2 lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space. These cabins are corner cabins and are slightly more spacious than the normal twin cabins window / porthole cabins.
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Superior

Superior - $8450

The cabin provides you with 2-3 windows, 1 double bed, 1 sofa bed, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a refrigerator, a hair dryer and ample storage space. There is one Superior cabin on deck 4, four on deck 5 and five on deck 6.
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4  Alternate Itinerary Available  Jan 03 - Jan 12, 2016Ortelius$7050 - $10550View Details
  Alternative Itinerary

Alternative Itinerary

  This departure follows a 10-day itinerary:
Day 1 - Embark Ushuaia
Days 2-3 - At Sea
Days 4-7 - Antarctica Exploration
Days 8-9 - At Sea
Day 10 - Disembark Ushuaia
Quadruple

Quadruple - $7050

Cabins #341-344 located on deck 3. Quadruple cabins have 2 porthole windows, 2 upper and 2 lower berths, private shower and toilet, desk and chair, hair dryer and ample storage space
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Triple

Triple - $7950

2 triple cabins on Deck 3 #337-338 have 2 portholes, 1 upper and 2 lower berths, private shower and toilet, desk and chair, hair dryer and ample storage space.
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Twin Porthole

Twin Porthole - $8650

Twin porthole cabins: #334 and #339-340 located on Deck 3 and #428-439 and #445-456 on Deck 4. Each has two porthole windows, private toilet and shower, two single lower berths, desk and chair, hair dryer and ample storage space. Cabins located on Deck 4 are quieter than those on deck 3 because they are farther away from the noise of engines and generators. Deck 4 has access to the forward observation deck.
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Twin Window

Twin Window - $9150

Twin window cabins #511-517, 522-527 located on Deck 5, approximately 183 square feet each. Each cabin has view windows, two single lower berths, private toilet and shower, desk and chair, small sofa, hair dryer and ample storage space. Deck 5 is the quietest cabin deck and has the best access to upper observation decks and the ship’s bridge.
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Twin Deluxe

Twin Deluxe - $9650

Two newly renovated twin deluxe cabins #510 and #528 located on Deck 5. These cabins are corner cabins and are slightly more spacious than the normal twin window/porthole cabins. Each cabin has three view windows, two single lower berths, private toilet and shower, desk and chair, small sofa, hair dryer and ample storage space. Deck 5 is the quietest cabin deck and has the best access to upper observation decks and the ship’s bridge.
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Superior

Superior - $10550

Ortelius has 6 superior cabins #509, 518-521 and 529 on Deck 5. Each superior cabin has a double bed, single (sofa) bed, private toilet and shower, desk and chair, flatscreen TV, refrigerator, hair dryer and ample storage space. Deck 5 is the quietest cabin deck and has the best access to upper observation decks and the ship’s bridge.
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5  Alternate Itinerary Available  Jan 07 - Jan 16, 2016Plancius$7050 - $10550View Details
  Alternative Itinerary

Alternative Itinerary

  This departure follows a 10-day itinerary:
Day 1 - Embark Ushuaia
Days 2-3 - At Sea
Days 4-7 - Antarctica Exploration
Days 8-9 - At Sea
Day 10 - Disembark Ushuaia
Quad Porthole

Quad Porthole - $7050

The cabin provides you with 1 porthole, 2 upper & lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space. This cabin is suitable for families traveling with children, or passengers who do not require a twin or more luxurious cabin.
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Triple Porthole

Triple Porthole - $7950

Same as the Quadruple Porthole, but with 3 berths. The cabin provides you with 1 porthole, 1 upper berth & 2 lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space. This cabin is suitable for families traveling with children, or passengers who do not require a twin or more luxurious cabin.
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Twin Porthole

Twin Porthole - $8650

The cabin provides you with 1 porthole, 2 lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space.
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Twin Window

Twin Window - $9150

The cabin provides you with 1 window, 2 lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space.
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Twin Deluxe

Twin Deluxe - $9650

The cabin provides you with 2 windows, 2 lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space. These cabins are corner cabins and are slightly more spacious than the normal twin cabins window / porthole cabins.
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Superior

Superior - $10550

The cabin provides you with 2-3 windows, 1 double bed, 1 sofa bed, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a refrigerator, a hair dryer and ample storage space. There is one Superior cabin on deck 4, four on deck 5 and five on deck 6.
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6       Jan 12 - Jan 22, 2016Ortelius$7950 - $11850View Details
Quadruple

Quadruple - $7950

Cabins #341-344 located on deck 3. Quadruple cabins have 2 porthole windows, 2 upper and 2 lower berths, private shower and toilet, desk and chair, hair dryer and ample storage space
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Triple

Triple - $8950

2 triple cabins on Deck 3 #337-338 have 2 portholes, 1 upper and 2 lower berths, private shower and toilet, desk and chair, hair dryer and ample storage space.
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Twin Porthole

Twin Porthole - $9650

Twin porthole cabins: #334 and #339-340 located on Deck 3 and #428-439 and #445-456 on Deck 4. Each has two porthole windows, private toilet and shower, two single lower berths, desk and chair, hair dryer and ample storage space. Cabins located on Deck 4 are quieter than those on deck 3 because they are farther away from the noise of engines and generators. Deck 4 has access to the forward observation deck.
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Twin Window

Twin Window - $10250

Twin window cabins #511-517, 522-527 located on Deck 5, approximately 183 square feet each. Each cabin has view windows, two single lower berths, private toilet and shower, desk and chair, small sofa, hair dryer and ample storage space. Deck 5 is the quietest cabin deck and has the best access to upper observation decks and the ship’s bridge.
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Twin Deluxe

Twin Deluxe - $10850

Two newly renovated twin deluxe cabins #510 and #528 located on Deck 5. These cabins are corner cabins and are slightly more spacious than the normal twin window/porthole cabins. Each cabin has three view windows, two single lower berths, private toilet and shower, desk and chair, small sofa, hair dryer and ample storage space. Deck 5 is the quietest cabin deck and has the best access to upper observation decks and the ship’s bridge.
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Superior

Superior - $11850

Ortelius has 6 superior cabins #509, 518-521 and 529 on Deck 5. Each superior cabin has a double bed, single (sofa) bed, private toilet and shower, desk and chair, flatscreen TV, refrigerator, hair dryer and ample storage space. Deck 5 is the quietest cabin deck and has the best access to upper observation decks and the ship’s bridge.
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7       Feb 03 - Feb 13, 2016Plancius$7950 - $11850View Details
Quad Porthole

Quad Porthole - $7950

The cabin provides you with 1 porthole, 2 upper & lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space. This cabin is suitable for families traveling with children, or passengers who do not require a twin or more luxurious cabin.
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Triple Porthole

Triple Porthole - $8950

Same as the Quadruple Porthole, but with 3 berths. The cabin provides you with; 1 porthole, 1 upper berth & 2 lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space. This cabin is suitable for families traveling with children, or passengers who do not require a twin or more luxurious cabin.
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Twin Porthole

Twin Porthole - $9650

The cabin provides you with 1 porthole, 2 lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space.
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Twin Window

Twin Window - $10250

The cabin provides you with; 1 window, 2 lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space.
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Twin Deluxe

Twin Deluxe - $10850

The cabin provides you with; 2 windows, 2 lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space. These cabins are corner cabins and are slightly more spacious than the normal twin cabins window / porthole cabins.
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Superior

Superior - $11850

The cabin provides you with; 2-3 windows, 1 double bed, 1 sofa bed, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a refrigerator, a hair dryer and ample storage space. There is one Superior cabin on deck 4, four on deck 5 and five on deck 6.
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8  Alternate Itinerary Available  Feb 09 - Feb 18, 2016Ortelius$7050 - $10550View Details
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Alternative Itinerary

  This departure follows a 10-day itinerary:
Day 1 - Embark Ushuaia
Days 2-3 - At Sea
Days 4-7 - Antarctica Exploration
Days 8-9 - At Sea
Day 10 - Disembark Ushuaia
Quadruple

Quadruple - $7050

Cabins #341-344 located on deck 3. Quadruple cabins have 2 porthole windows, 2 upper and 2 lower berths, private shower and toilet, desk and chair, hair dryer and ample storage space
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Triple

Triple - $7950

2 triple cabins on Deck 3 #337-338 have 2 portholes, 1 upper and 2 lower berths, private shower and toilet, desk and chair, hair dryer and ample storage space.
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Twin Porthole

Twin Porthole - $8650

Twin porthole cabins: #334 and #339-340 located on Deck 3 and #428-439 and #445-456 on Deck 4. Each has two porthole windows, private toilet and shower, two single lower berths, desk and chair, hair dryer and ample storage space. Cabins located on Deck 4 are quieter than those on deck 3 because they are farther away from the noise of engines and generators. Deck 4 has access to the forward observation deck.
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Twin Window

Twin Window - $9150

Twin window cabins #511-517, 522-527 located on Deck 5, approximately 183 square feet each. Each cabin has view windows, two single lower berths, private toilet and shower, desk and chair, small sofa, hair dryer and ample storage space. Deck 5 is the quietest cabin deck and has the best access to upper observation decks and the ship’s bridge.
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Twin Deluxe

Twin Deluxe - $9650

Two newly renovated twin deluxe cabins #510 and #528 located on Deck 5. These cabins are corner cabins and are slightly more spacious than the normal twin window/porthole cabins. Each cabin has three view windows, two single lower berths, private toilet and shower, desk and chair, small sofa, hair dryer and ample storage space. Deck 5 is the quietest cabin deck and has the best access to upper observation decks and the ship’s bridge.
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Superior

Superior - $10550

Ortelius has 6 superior cabins #509, 518-521 and 529 on Deck 5. Each superior cabin has a double bed, single (sofa) bed, private toilet and shower, desk and chair, flatscreen TV, refrigerator, hair dryer and ample storage space. Deck 5 is the quietest cabin deck and has the best access to upper observation decks and the ship’s bridge.
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9  Alternate Itinerary Available  Mar 17 - Mar 26, 2016Plancius$5500 - $8600View Details
  Alternative Itinerary

Alternative Itinerary

  This departure follows a 10-day itinerary, and has a special focus on whale watching:
Day 1 - Embark Ushuaia
Days 2-3 - At Sea
Days 4-7 - Antarctica Exploration
Days 8-9 - At Sea
Day 10 - Disembark Ushuaia
Quad Porthole

Quad Porthole - $5500

The cabin provides you with 1 porthole, 2 upper & lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space. This cabin is suitable for families traveling with children, or passengers who do not require a twin or more luxurious cabin.
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Triple Porthole

Triple Porthole - $6150

Same as the Quadruple Porthole, but with 3 berths. The cabin provides you with 1 porthole, 1 upper berth & 2 lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space. This cabin is suitable for families traveling with children, or passengers who do not require a twin or more luxurious cabin.
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Twin Porthole

Twin Porthole - $7050

The cabin provides you with 1 porthole, 2 lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space.
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Twin Window

Twin Window - $7450

The cabin provides you with 1 window, 2 lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space.
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Twin Deluxe

Twin Deluxe - $7850

The cabin provides you with 2 windows, 2 lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space. These cabins are corner cabins and are slightly more spacious than the normal twin cabins window / porthole cabins.
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Superior

Superior - $8600

The cabin provides you with 2-3 windows, 1 double bed, 1 sofa bed, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a refrigerator, a hair dryer and ample storage space. There is one Superior cabin on deck 4, four on deck 5 and five on deck 6.
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Included

All meals throughout the voyage aboard the ship including snacks, coffee and tea; Free use of rubber boots aboard Plancius & Ortelius and snowshoes aboard Plancius; Pre-scheduled group transfer from the vessel to the airport in Ushuaia (directly after disembarkation); All shore excursions and activities throughout the voyage by Zodiac; Program of lectures by noted naturalists and leadership by experienced expedition staff; All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program; Comprehensive pre-departure material.

Exclusions

Any airfare, whether on scheduled or charter flights; pre- and post land arrangements; transfers to the vessel; passport and visa expenses; Government arrival and departure taxes; meals ashore; baggage, cancellation and personal insurance, including mandatory emergency evacuation insurance; excess baggage charges and all items of a personal nature such as laundry, bar, beverage charges and telecommunication charges; and the customary gratuity at the end of the voyages for stewards and other service personnel aboard (guidelines will be provided).

If world fuel prices will reach or exceed US $120 per Barrel Brent 90 days prior to departure, we reserve the right to levy a fuel surcharge of US $25 per night per passenger, to be paid.

Room Configuration

Solo travelers willing to share can reserve a quadruple, triple or twin-shared cabin, where you will be matched with a person of the same gender. If the other cabin berth or berths goes unsold, you will not be penalized. For those who desire single occupancy, cabins are available for single occupancy at 1.7 times the Twin or Superior cabin rate.

Families & Children

Children under 16 years old receive a 40% discount in Superior and/or Triple (with 2 adults) and/or Quadruple cabins (with 3 adults). Parents are entirely responsible for their children at all times, on land and on board; there is no onboard day care or nursery facility.

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a 20% deposit is required at the time of booking. A Reservation Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Cancellations are subject to the following per-person fees, based on number of days prior to departure:
90 or more days - 20% of the total price
89 to 60 days - 50% of the total price
59 to 0 days - 100% of the total price

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information is sent upon confirmation.

Travel Insurance

Emergency medical evacuation insurance is mandatory for this trip, with a minimum recommended coverage of $100,000 per person. Trip cancellation insurance is optional but highly recommended. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. You must purchase your travel insurance policy within 21 days of booking your trip for it to cover pre-existing medical conditions. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.
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