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Antarctic Expedition

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  • A once-in-a-lifetime experience to the
  • See a spectacular wonderland of mountains, glaciers, icebergs and wildlife in a pristine environment
  • Interactive Antarctica on an expedition-style ship - not from the deck of a huge cruise ship!

Antarctica is the last wild, unspoiled place on earth, the largest, purest wilderness we know, the only continent that has been almost free of human contact since the beginning of time. It is a realm whose beauty is so spectacular and otherworldly that it often leaves visitors speechless.

And on the Antarctic Peninsula, a 700-mile-long finger of land pointing toward the tip of South America, it's not just the breathtaking scenery that beckons, it's also the spectacular display of wildlife. Thousands of penguins and countless other seabirds such as petrels, skuas, and albatross. There is also an abundance of marine mammals in this region of Antarctica, including most of the world's great whale species and many kinds of seals.

Aboard a small, maneuverable ice-class expedition ship and in the company of a team of expert naturalist guides, you'll journey south to the "last continent" for an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experience that may change your life forever.

Day 1: Ushuaia - Board ship and set sail

Situated at the base of a stunning mountain range, jagged mountains tower above Ushuaia’s small harbor. Be sure to arrive the day before boarding the ship, so that this morning, you will have time to explore this charming town. In the mid-afternoon, gather for an orientation briefing. Afterwards, transfer by bus to the dock for embarkation in the late afternoon. Once on board, we’ll get together for introductions to the expedition team, learn a bit about the ship and its layout, talk about our itinerary, and participate in a safety and lifeboat drill. Then, with a glass of champagne in hand, we begin our journey to Antarctica with a scenic sail through the Beagle Channel, then enter the waters of the Drake Passage.

  • Dinner
  • Accomodation:Expedition Ship

Days 2-3: At sea, crossing the Drake Passage

Continue to sail across the 620 miles of the Drake Passage, passing over the Antarctic Convergence. Here the cold waters of the Antarctic meet the warmer seas of the Atlantic, and the surfacing nutrients attract a variety of species of seabirds and whales. The Drake Passage is noted as being some of the most treacherous water on the planet. Crossings can be rough, but are usually tolerable (Dramamine helps!). During the voyage, we’ll be entertained by numerous lectures, movies, and slide show presentations on what we’re about to experience. As we get closer to the Peninsula we will feel and see the change: the cool, fresh air; the huge, tabular icebergs; and the wandering albatross, cape petrels, and other birds that thrive in this cold, remote ocean.The first icebergs and the South Shetland Islands will appear on the horizon in the afternoon of Day 4.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation:Expedition Ship

Days 4-8: Explore the islands, bays, and channels of the Antarctic Peninsula

In the waterways of the Antarctic Peninsula, we will hope to make as much time as possible to explore by inflatable Zodiac boats and marvel up close at nature's glory. Planned excursions might include Neko Harbour, Wilhelmina Bay and even the southerly Petermann Island, where we will observe Weddell, crabeater and elephant seals, skuas and other seabirds as well as a shocking abundance of penguins including some very large colonies of the comical Adelie penguin. At Half Moon Island we will observe a breeding colony of chinstrap penguins that share their territory with fur seals and blue-eyed shags. We also hope to see the gentle humpback whale dining on krill in its feeding grounds and possibly have an opportunity to observe orcas and Minke whales as we go.

We arrive on the continent of Antarctica at Paradise Harbour or Neko Harbour. Prepare to be dazzled by your first glimpse of the continent. The scenery here is amazing. In particular we will be struck by the oddly-shaped icebergs that look like sculptures, as well as the colossal 'tabular' icebergs that break away from the continent's ice shelf. We hope the weather will be mild enough to allow us all to step foot on the White Continent itself. Some may wish to camp on shore overnight. Whatever your vantage point, whether it is onboard or onshore expect to feel transformed as you experience twilight from the very bottom of the planet.

We cruise among the islands and into the bays and channels of the Antarctic Peninsula, and venture ashore by Zodiac for walks among the wildlife whenever possible. Many factors play a role in shaping the expedition’s progress. Our goal is to give you the best possible active experience based on prevailing wind, weather, and ice conditions. We attempt to leave the ship to explore at least twice a day. Perhaps you’ll feelsalt spray on your face as the Zodiac weaves in and around grounded icebergs, or you could scramble to the top of a craggy hill for an unforgettable view of an icy chasm. Over the course of the austral spring and summer, the sun lingers longer and longer, melting snow and ice. Wildlife grows in abundance: chicks hatch and fledge, and pods of whales breach in a deep bay where a calving iceberg has churned up krill, the local delicacy. The natural cycle of life ensures that every expedition is different. And that every expedition is full of surprises!

Landing sites vary, of course, depending on the weather and other conditions, but our favorite places include the following:

Half Moon Island (62° 36’S, 059° 55’W) East side of Livingston Island

Right in the heart of the South Shetland Islands, the crescent-shaped Half Moon Island is located in a protected passage between Greenwich and Roberts Islands. The island was known to sealers, if no one else, as early as 1821 (sealers were notorious for keeping secret the location of valuable sites). Spectacular mountains tower all around the island, and many Antarctic birds breed here—including a colony of Chinstrap Penguins, in addition to blue eyed shags, Wilson’s Storm­petrels, Kelp Gulls, Snowy Sheathbills, Antarctic Terns and Skua—all who share their territory with fur seals.

Deception Island

Deception Island is one of the few flooded volcanic calderas in the world that large ships may sail into and anchor. There are numerous anchorages within the caldera:

Whaler’s Bay (62° 59’S, 060° 34’W)

To reach Whaler’s Bay it is necessary to sail through a narrow passage called Neptune’s Bellows. The bay was used by whalers from 1906 to 1931. We can explore rusting remains of abandoned whaling operations along on the beach, hike up volcanic slopes to view volcanic lakes, and even bathe in steaming thermal waters along the shore if the conditions are right.

Bailey Head

On the outside of Deception Island is Bailey Head, where more than 100,000 chinstrap penguins pairs make their home, sometimes nesting nearly to the top of the crater rim itself. Because of the steep black sand beach, sea conditions must be just right for safe landings at Baily Head.

Paradise Bay (64° 53’S, 62° 52’W)

Its name is appropriate, as it is one of the Antarctic Peninsula’s best known scenic locations! Here we can make a landing on the continent itself, and enjoy panoramic views from the top of a hill (and have fun sliding back down!). There is also great Zodiac cruising along the cliffs to see nesting seabirds, and whales are often seen in the bay. One of the highlights is taking a Zodiac ride around fantastic ice sculptures—“bergy bits” that have broken off of icebergs and been sculpted by wind and water into amazing shapes, with deep blue inner cores and turquoise bases. It is a spectacular place for viewing and photographing the surrounding glaciers and ice bergs—from the shore, ship, and Zodiac!

Orne Harbor (64° 37’S, 62° 32’W)

A steep climb to the summit of Orne Island, located on the east side of the Gerlache Strait, provides a 360-degree panoramic view of the strait and the surrounding islands and mountains. Some chinstrap penguins nest at the very top! These are the “mountain climbers” of the penguin world, preferring a “room with a view” from the top of the cliffs.

Cuverville Island (64° 41’S, 062° 38’W) Errera Channel

We visit the largest gentoo penguin colony on the peninsula at Cuverville (approximately 20,000 nest here!), situated on the north end of the island on a rocky beach that extends to a steep cliff that absorbs the summer sun. A Scott Polar Institute research group monitored the impact of tourism on the penguins for three years; the study ended in February 1995. Southern Giant Petrels, Kelp Gulls, and Antarctic Terns also breed on the island. We can also cruise by Zodiac (and sea kayak) among the large bergs; we sometimes see humpback whales feeding just offshore, and curious leopard seals check us out in the Zodiacs. Small coveys of gentoos sometimes swim by, their soft calls producing background music to the setting.

Lemaire Channel (65° 03’ 364”S, 063° 55’ 140”W)

A cruise through a breathtaking narrow channel—often choked with ice—with mountain walls rising thousands of feet straight out of the water (it’s nicknamed “Kodak Alley”) is one of the highlights of a trip to Antarctica. Minkes, humpbacks, and orcas are occasionally spotted, and leopard and crabeater seals sometimes frequent the ice floes.This strait runs between Booth Island and the Antarctic Peninsula, one of the most scenic locations on the western coast of Antarctica. However, the 6.8 miles may become impassable when ice fills the narrow passageway.

Paulet Island (63° 35’S, 055° 47’W) South of Dundee Island

Located in the northwestern Weddell Sea, Paulet Island is home to a large rookery with tens of thousands of Adélie penguin pairs and their chicks. The island has a volcanic cone 1,158 feet high. The remains of the hut of Captain Carl Anton Larsen of the Swedish Antarctic Expedition of 1901-­04 (Nordenskjöld) can be found here, constructed in 1903 when the party lost its ship, the “Antarctic,” 25 miles from the island. Twenty men wintered here, surviving on penguins and seals. A member of the expedition, Ole Wennersgaard, died on the island and was buried there. A cross marks the grave site.

We also usually visit one or more research stations, possibly Frei (Chilean) and adjoining Bellingshausen (Russian), Arctowski (Polish), or Vernadsky (Ukrainian).

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation:Expedition Ship

Days 9-10: At sea, crossing the Drake Passage

You’ll return via the Drake Passage to Ushuaia, having walked in the path of the great Antarctic adventurers. As Cook, Ross, Scott and Shackleton did, you’ve stared at the same skies and wondered at the same vast landscape. And now, like them, you understand the enduring lure of Antarctica.Near the end of our journey, we’ll sail past Cape Horn on our way to Ushuaia, weather permitting.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation:Expedition Ship

Day 11: Ushuaia – fly home

We plan to arrive back in Ushuaia in the early morning. After breakfast on board the ship, transfer to the airport for flights home.  Please book flights for 11am or later just to be safe.

  • Breakfast

Dec 10 - 20, 2015 On board the Akademik Ioffe.

Dec 20 - 30, 2015 On board the Akademik Ioffe.

Feb 18 - 28, 2016 On board the Akademik Ioffe.

Feb 28, 2016 - Mar 09, 2016 On board the Akademik Ioffe.

Mar 07 - 17, 2016 On board the Akademik Sergey Vavilov.

Mar 09 - 19, 2016 On board the Akademik Ioffe.

Mar 17 - 27, 2016 On board the Akademik Sergey Vavilov.

pricing

Winter 2015-2016 Prices (all prices are US$ per person):

EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT of $750 per person for Winter 2015/16 departures!

Dec 10 and all March Voyages:
$ 7,495 Triple Cabin with Shared Bath
$ 9,795 Twin Cabin with Semi-Private Bath
$ 10,695 Twin Cabin with Private Bath
$ 11,495 Superior Cabin with Private Bath
$ 11,995 Shackleton Suite
$ 13,195 One Ocean Suite

Dec 20, Feb 18, Feb 28 Voyages:
$ 8,495 Triple Cabin with Shared Bath
$ 10,795 Twin Cabin with Semi-Private Bath
$ 11,295 Twin Cabin with Private Bath
$ 11,795 Superior Cabin with Private Bath
$ 12,495 Shackleton Suite
$ 13,995 One Ocean Suite
___________________________________________________

$795 Sea Kayaking program (Spaces are strictly limited and need to be reserved at time of booking!)
Free Overnight Camping Option (weather and conditions permitting)

Single Supplement is 1.5 times the Twin cabin price or 2 times the Suite price (singles cannot take over a Triple Cabin).  If you are willing to share with a roommate of the same gender, we will waive the single supplement fee (even if no roommate is found).

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Expedition Ship

The sister ships Akademik Sergey Vavilov (92 passengers) and Akademik Ioffe (96 passengers) are modern and comfortable. Scandinavian-built for the Russian Academy of Science, these sister ships were designed to travel quietly during hydro-acoustic research. The ships are maneuverable and yet exceptionally stable, due to external stabilizers and a built-in trimming system. They feature  an ice-strengthened hull and a cruising speed in open water of 14.5 knots. These expedition ships are designed for polar adventure trips in Antarctica and the Arctic.

From small group sessions to briefings for all passengers, the public spaces are ideally suited for each and every need. A separate bar and lounge, as well as a library, provide ideal places to relax or catch up on some reading. A selection of movies and documentaries can also be watched in the lounge.

The ship’s bridge is open to passengers virtually 24-hours a day. The chart room is a fascinating place to visit and expedition staff or ship’s crew are often available to answer questions about the equipment and instruments found on the bridge. In addition, the bridge is an excellent place to view wildlife from. Binoculars and wildlife identification guidebooks are available.

Amenities

One dining room with unreserved seating. 
Theatre-style presentation room. 
Lounge and bar, open late afternoon and evening with a wide selection of wines and spirits. 
Library with a collection of polar-themed books. 
Ship-to-shore communications via satellite. 
Clinic with licensed doctor. 
Gym, sauna and swimming pool. 
Elevator between passenger deck levels and to the Bridge level.

  • A once-in-a-lifetime experience to the
  • See a spectacular wonderland of mountains, glaciers, icebergs and wildlife in a pristine environment
  • Interactive Antarctica on an expedition-style ship - not from the deck of a huge cruise ship!

Antarctica is the last wild, unspoiled place on earth, the largest, purest wilderness we know, the only continent that has been almost free of human contact since the beginning of time. It is a realm whose beauty is so spectacular and otherworldly that it often leaves visitors speechless.

And on the Antarctic Peninsula, a 700-mile-long finger of land pointing toward the tip of South America, it's not just the breathtaking scenery that beckons, it's also the spectacular display of wildlife. Thousands of penguins and countless other seabirds such as petrels, skuas, and albatross. There is also an abundance of marine mammals in this region of Antarctica, including most of the world's great whale species and many kinds of seals.

Aboard a small, maneuverable ice-class expedition ship and in the company of a team of expert naturalist guides, you'll journey south to the "last continent" for an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experience that may change your life forever.

DAILY itinerary

Day 1: Ushuaia - Board ship and set sail

Situated at the base of a stunning mountain range, jagged mountains tower above Ushuaia’s small harbor. Be sure to arrive the day before boarding the ship, so that this morning, you will have time to explore this charming town. In the mid-afternoon, gather for an orientation briefing. Afterwards, transfer by bus to the dock for embarkation in the late afternoon. Once on board, we’ll get together for introductions to the expedition team, learn a bit about the ship and its layout, talk about our itinerary, and participate in a safety and lifeboat drill. Then, with a glass of champagne in hand, we begin our journey to Antarctica with a scenic sail through the Beagle Channel, then enter the waters of the Drake Passage.

  • Dinner
  • Accomodation:Expedition Ship

Days 2-3: At sea, crossing the Drake Passage

Continue to sail across the 620 miles of the Drake Passage, passing over the Antarctic Convergence. Here the cold waters of the Antarctic meet the warmer seas of the Atlantic, and the surfacing nutrients attract a variety of species of seabirds and whales. The Drake Passage is noted as being some of the most treacherous water on the planet. Crossings can be rough, but are usually tolerable (Dramamine helps!). During the voyage, we’ll be entertained by numerous lectures, movies, and slide show presentations on what we’re about to experience. As we get closer to the Peninsula we will feel and see the change: the cool, fresh air; the huge, tabular icebergs; and the wandering albatross, cape petrels, and other birds that thrive in this cold, remote ocean.The first icebergs and the South Shetland Islands will appear on the horizon in the afternoon of Day 4.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation:Expedition Ship

Days 4-8: Explore the islands, bays, and channels of the Antarctic Peninsula

In the waterways of the Antarctic Peninsula, we will hope to make as much time as possible to explore by inflatable Zodiac boats and marvel up close at nature's glory. Planned excursions might include Neko Harbour, Wilhelmina Bay and even the southerly Petermann Island, where we will observe Weddell, crabeater and elephant seals, skuas and other seabirds as well as a shocking abundance of penguins including some very large colonies of the comical Adelie penguin. At Half Moon Island we will observe a breeding colony of chinstrap penguins that share their territory with fur seals and blue-eyed shags. We also hope to see the gentle humpback whale dining on krill in its feeding grounds and possibly have an opportunity to observe orcas and Minke whales as we go.

We arrive on the continent of Antarctica at Paradise Harbour or Neko Harbour. Prepare to be dazzled by your first glimpse of the continent. The scenery here is amazing. In particular we will be struck by the oddly-shaped icebergs that look like sculptures, as well as the colossal 'tabular' icebergs that break away from the continent's ice shelf. We hope the weather will be mild enough to allow us all to step foot on the White Continent itself. Some may wish to camp on shore overnight. Whatever your vantage point, whether it is onboard or onshore expect to feel transformed as you experience twilight from the very bottom of the planet.

We cruise among the islands and into the bays and channels of the Antarctic Peninsula, and venture ashore by Zodiac for walks among the wildlife whenever possible. Many factors play a role in shaping the expedition’s progress. Our goal is to give you the best possible active experience based on prevailing wind, weather, and ice conditions. We attempt to leave the ship to explore at least twice a day. Perhaps you’ll feelsalt spray on your face as the Zodiac weaves in and around grounded icebergs, or you could scramble to the top of a craggy hill for an unforgettable view of an icy chasm. Over the course of the austral spring and summer, the sun lingers longer and longer, melting snow and ice. Wildlife grows in abundance: chicks hatch and fledge, and pods of whales breach in a deep bay where a calving iceberg has churned up krill, the local delicacy. The natural cycle of life ensures that every expedition is different. And that every expedition is full of surprises!

Landing sites vary, of course, depending on the weather and other conditions, but our favorite places include the following:

Half Moon Island (62° 36’S, 059° 55’W) East side of Livingston Island

Right in the heart of the South Shetland Islands, the crescent-shaped Half Moon Island is located in a protected passage between Greenwich and Roberts Islands. The island was known to sealers, if no one else, as early as 1821 (sealers were notorious for keeping secret the location of valuable sites). Spectacular mountains tower all around the island, and many Antarctic birds breed here—including a colony of Chinstrap Penguins, in addition to blue eyed shags, Wilson’s Storm­petrels, Kelp Gulls, Snowy Sheathbills, Antarctic Terns and Skua—all who share their territory with fur seals.

Deception Island

Deception Island is one of the few flooded volcanic calderas in the world that large ships may sail into and anchor. There are numerous anchorages within the caldera:

Whaler’s Bay (62° 59’S, 060° 34’W)

To reach Whaler’s Bay it is necessary to sail through a narrow passage called Neptune’s Bellows. The bay was used by whalers from 1906 to 1931. We can explore rusting remains of abandoned whaling operations along on the beach, hike up volcanic slopes to view volcanic lakes, and even bathe in steaming thermal waters along the shore if the conditions are right.

Bailey Head

On the outside of Deception Island is Bailey Head, where more than 100,000 chinstrap penguins pairs make their home, sometimes nesting nearly to the top of the crater rim itself. Because of the steep black sand beach, sea conditions must be just right for safe landings at Baily Head.

Paradise Bay (64° 53’S, 62° 52’W)

Its name is appropriate, as it is one of the Antarctic Peninsula’s best known scenic locations! Here we can make a landing on the continent itself, and enjoy panoramic views from the top of a hill (and have fun sliding back down!). There is also great Zodiac cruising along the cliffs to see nesting seabirds, and whales are often seen in the bay. One of the highlights is taking a Zodiac ride around fantastic ice sculptures—“bergy bits” that have broken off of icebergs and been sculpted by wind and water into amazing shapes, with deep blue inner cores and turquoise bases. It is a spectacular place for viewing and photographing the surrounding glaciers and ice bergs—from the shore, ship, and Zodiac!

Orne Harbor (64° 37’S, 62° 32’W)

A steep climb to the summit of Orne Island, located on the east side of the Gerlache Strait, provides a 360-degree panoramic view of the strait and the surrounding islands and mountains. Some chinstrap penguins nest at the very top! These are the “mountain climbers” of the penguin world, preferring a “room with a view” from the top of the cliffs.

Cuverville Island (64° 41’S, 062° 38’W) Errera Channel

We visit the largest gentoo penguin colony on the peninsula at Cuverville (approximately 20,000 nest here!), situated on the north end of the island on a rocky beach that extends to a steep cliff that absorbs the summer sun. A Scott Polar Institute research group monitored the impact of tourism on the penguins for three years; the study ended in February 1995. Southern Giant Petrels, Kelp Gulls, and Antarctic Terns also breed on the island. We can also cruise by Zodiac (and sea kayak) among the large bergs; we sometimes see humpback whales feeding just offshore, and curious leopard seals check us out in the Zodiacs. Small coveys of gentoos sometimes swim by, their soft calls producing background music to the setting.

Lemaire Channel (65° 03’ 364”S, 063° 55’ 140”W)

A cruise through a breathtaking narrow channel—often choked with ice—with mountain walls rising thousands of feet straight out of the water (it’s nicknamed “Kodak Alley”) is one of the highlights of a trip to Antarctica. Minkes, humpbacks, and orcas are occasionally spotted, and leopard and crabeater seals sometimes frequent the ice floes.This strait runs between Booth Island and the Antarctic Peninsula, one of the most scenic locations on the western coast of Antarctica. However, the 6.8 miles may become impassable when ice fills the narrow passageway.

Paulet Island (63° 35’S, 055° 47’W) South of Dundee Island

Located in the northwestern Weddell Sea, Paulet Island is home to a large rookery with tens of thousands of Adélie penguin pairs and their chicks. The island has a volcanic cone 1,158 feet high. The remains of the hut of Captain Carl Anton Larsen of the Swedish Antarctic Expedition of 1901-­04 (Nordenskjöld) can be found here, constructed in 1903 when the party lost its ship, the “Antarctic,” 25 miles from the island. Twenty men wintered here, surviving on penguins and seals. A member of the expedition, Ole Wennersgaard, died on the island and was buried there. A cross marks the grave site.

We also usually visit one or more research stations, possibly Frei (Chilean) and adjoining Bellingshausen (Russian), Arctowski (Polish), or Vernadsky (Ukrainian).

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation:Expedition Ship

Days 9-10: At sea, crossing the Drake Passage

You’ll return via the Drake Passage to Ushuaia, having walked in the path of the great Antarctic adventurers. As Cook, Ross, Scott and Shackleton did, you’ve stared at the same skies and wondered at the same vast landscape. And now, like them, you understand the enduring lure of Antarctica.Near the end of our journey, we’ll sail past Cape Horn on our way to Ushuaia, weather permitting.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation:Expedition Ship

Day 11: Ushuaia – fly home

We plan to arrive back in Ushuaia in the early morning. After breakfast on board the ship, transfer to the airport for flights home.  Please book flights for 11am or later just to be safe.

  • Breakfast

Expedition Ship

The sister ships Akademik Sergey Vavilov (92 passengers) and Akademik Ioffe (96 passengers) are modern and comfortable. Scandinavian-built for the Russian Academy of Science, these sister ships were designed to travel quietly during hydro-acoustic research. The ships are maneuverable and yet exceptionally stable, due to external stabilizers and a built-in trimming system. They feature  an ice-strengthened hull and a cruising speed in open water of 14.5 knots. These expedition ships are designed for polar adventure trips in Antarctica and the Arctic.

From small group sessions to briefings for all passengers, the public spaces are ideally suited for each and every need. A separate bar and lounge, as well as a library, provide ideal places to relax or catch up on some reading. A selection of movies and documentaries can also be watched in the lounge.

The ship’s bridge is open to passengers virtually 24-hours a day. The chart room is a fascinating place to visit and expedition staff or ship’s crew are often available to answer questions about the equipment and instruments found on the bridge. In addition, the bridge is an excellent place to view wildlife from. Binoculars and wildlife identification guidebooks are available.

Amenities

One dining room with unreserved seating. 
Theatre-style presentation room. 
Lounge and bar, open late afternoon and evening with a wide selection of wines and spirits. 
Library with a collection of polar-themed books. 
Ship-to-shore communications via satellite. 
Clinic with licensed doctor. 
Gym, sauna and swimming pool. 
Elevator between passenger deck levels and to the Bridge level.

Dates and Pricing

Dec 10 - 20, 2015 On board the Akademik Ioffe.

Dec 20 - 30, 2015 On board the Akademik Ioffe.

Feb 18 - 28, 2016 On board the Akademik Ioffe.

Feb 28, 2016 - Mar 09, 2016 On board the Akademik Ioffe.

Mar 07 - 17, 2016 On board the Akademik Sergey Vavilov.

Mar 09 - 19, 2016 On board the Akademik Ioffe.

Mar 17 - 27, 2016 On board the Akademik Sergey Vavilov.

pricing

Winter 2015-2016 Prices (all prices are US$ per person):

EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT of $750 per person for Winter 2015/16 departures!

Dec 10 and all March Voyages:
$ 7,495 Triple Cabin with Shared Bath
$ 9,795 Twin Cabin with Semi-Private Bath
$ 10,695 Twin Cabin with Private Bath
$ 11,495 Superior Cabin with Private Bath
$ 11,995 Shackleton Suite
$ 13,195 One Ocean Suite

Dec 20, Feb 18, Feb 28 Voyages:
$ 8,495 Triple Cabin with Shared Bath
$ 10,795 Twin Cabin with Semi-Private Bath
$ 11,295 Twin Cabin with Private Bath
$ 11,795 Superior Cabin with Private Bath
$ 12,495 Shackleton Suite
$ 13,995 One Ocean Suite
___________________________________________________

$795 Sea Kayaking program (Spaces are strictly limited and need to be reserved at time of booking!)
Free Overnight Camping Option (weather and conditions permitting)

Single Supplement is 1.5 times the Twin cabin price or 2 times the Suite price (singles cannot take over a Triple Cabin).  If you are willing to share with a roommate of the same gender, we will waive the single supplement fee (even if no roommate is found).

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