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A White Continent Holiday: A Seasonal Expedition to South Georgia, the Falklands, and Antarctica - 2021

Buenos Aires • 20-night expedition cruise with Ushuaia, Drake Passage, 5 days in Antarctica, Grytviken, South Georgia, Port Stanley, West Falkland • Buenos Aires
  • CRUISE ON THE OCEAN EXPLORER, AN AGILE AND STATE-OF-THE-ART EXPEDITION VESSEL THAT CAN NAVIGATE TO PLACES LARGER SHIPS CAN’T
  • VISIT SOUTH GEORGIA, KNOWN AS THE “SERENGETI OF THE SOUTHERN OCEAN,” WHERE YOU MAY ENCOUNTER PENGUIN COLONIES
  • SET FOOT ON SOME OF THE PLANET’S MOST PRISTINE AND REMOTELY BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPES IN THE SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS AND THE ANTARCTIC PENINSULA
  • FROM FLAT-TOPPED, TABULAR ICEBERGS THE SIZE OF STATES TO THE BERGYS AND GROWLERS THAT TAKE ON ODD SCULPTURAL SHAPES, THESE SPECTACULAR BLUE-WHITE PHENOMENA WILL TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY
  • THE WATERS OFF THE ATLANTIC COASTS OF PATAGONIA AND TIERRA DEL FUEGO TO THE SOUTH ATLANTIC ISLANDS AND THE SOUTHERN OCEAN TEEM WITH A VARIETY OF PELAGIC BIRDS, AND WHALE SPECIES SUCH AS SOUTHERN RIGHT WHALES, BLUE, SEI, MINKE, HUMPBACKS AND MORE
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  • 24
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  • 19
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What to Expect
Moderate activity level
Cultural Immersion
PACING:
  • This trip is moderately paced
  • Your 24-day expedition cruise tour includes 20 nights on board the 5-star Ocean Explorer; plus Deluxe hotel stays for 3 nights total (2 in the beginning of your trip and one at the end) in Buenos Aires
  • Over the course of your expedition, you'll see Buenos Aires and Ushuaia in Argentina, and make landfall in the Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica, based on local conditions. Sightseeing and expeditions are usually offered in 2-3 hour increments, with time to relax every day
  • There are 9 days at sea when you have ample time to relax; attend workshops and lectures presented by your expedition team; do onboard whale and birdwatching; and enjoy the amenities on board your luxury expedition vessel
  • We often cruise overnight but some scenic sailing will be conducted during daylight hours

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • This is an expedition for active travelers
  • You must be able to walk 2 miles unassisted on uneven grounds in cold and windy conditions
  • Landings on the Antarctic Peninsula require heavy walking on natural, uneven terrain, including beaches with sand and rocks, trails up small hills, and ice and snow
  • You should be able to climb in and out of landing boats, and sometimes wade through shallow water. (Waterproof boots are available on board and free of charge)
  • City sightseeing takes place in air-conditioned coaches with guides
  • You will have the opportunity to explore in Zodiac boats, hike, and kayak
  • This cruise tour is not suitable for those who have difficulty walking or require wheelchairs or other mobility aids. Please refer to Vantage's wheelchair and handicapped traveler policy

TERRAIN & TRANSPORTATION:
  • Your ship is your main means of transportation between destinations
  • In cities, land transportation is conducted on board deluxe, air-conditioned motorcoaches
  • You will make frequent use of our Zodiac landing craft to access remote Antarctic and South Atlantic shores. Boarding these craft from the Ocean Explorer takes place from a stable, water-level platform with handrails. Your expedition team leaders will assist with your embarkation and disembarkation
  • Getting out of the Zodiacs on shore may require walking through shallow water; complimentary, waterproof boots are available for loan on board ship. Your expedition team will assist you getting out of the boat and onto the shore
  • The itinerary also includes round-trip charter flights between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia on Tierra Del Fuego

CLIMATE:
Because it lies in the Southern Hemisphere, seasons in Antarctica are the opposite of seasons in the north. Summer runs from October to February and winter covers the remainder of the year. Antarctic summers average just above freezing, with the more mountainous East Antarctica colder than its western counterpart. Please refer to the climate chart in the "Before You Go" page for more details.
  • You will receive a complimentary thermal expedition jacket as our gift. Otherwise, there will be some temperature variations between Buenos Aires and Antarctica so pack accordingly and plan on dressing in layers. Bring several pairs of long pants, sweaters, jackets, and warm hats and gloves for those brisk days at sea and island exploration; and some lighter outfits for Buenos Aires
  • During your days at sea it can occasionally be windy and rough, and there is a chance of rain
  • Cold temperatures notwithstanding, the sun is glaring so sunscreen, sunglasses, and hats are musts

Please note: Ocean cruising is not the same experience as river cruising; as such, you may experience fluctuating tides and weather patterns that may involve some rocking of your vessel. Itineraries will include all activities as planned except in extreme cases that can’t be controlled by your shipboard crew.

Important: Daily life in Antarctica is determined by the elements, and we’ll adjust our landings as our adventure progresses. Day-by-day itineraries are preliminary and therefore subject to change. If changes occur while on tour, you will be notified by your Cruise Director or regional expert.

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