Antarctic Peninsula & South Shetlands – World Voyager, Nov 2024

Antarctic Peninsula & South Shetlands – World Voyager, Nov 2024

Trip Summary

Dates: Nov 19, 2024 – Nov 27, 2024
Duration: 8 Days
Adventure Options: Camping, Kayaking, Paddleboarding
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About the Sail from Ushuaia - Fly to Punta Arenas Itinerary

Embark on the journey of a lifetime with navigation of the famous Drake Passage. Watch for blue petrels overhead as they guide your way. As you enter the Antarctic seas, you are greeted by monumental icebergs and a pristine serenity that inspires a sense of awe. Witness incredible wildlife with increased sightings of baleen and […]

Pricing Information

$17,499 $8,750 - Adventure Oceanview
$18,999 $9,500 - CAT B2 Veranda
$18,999 $9,500 - CAT B1 Veranda
$19,499 $9,750 - CAT A2 Horizon
$19,499 $9,750 - CAT A1 Horizon
$21,999 $11,000 - CAT E2 Veranda Deluxe
$22,999 $11,500 - CAT E1 Horizon Deluxe
$26,499 $13,250 - Journey Suite
$26,999 $13,500 - Discovery Suite
$27,999 $14,000 - Navigator Suite

About the Sail from Ushuaia - Fly to Punta Arenas Itinerary

Embark on the journey of a lifetime with navigation of the famous Drake Passage. Watch for blue petrels overhead as they guide your way. As you enter the Antarctic seas, you are greeted by monumental icebergs and a pristine serenity that inspires a sense of awe. Witness incredible wildlife with increased sightings of baleen and humpback whales near the Peninsula. When it's time to go, enjoy a flight back over the Drake to King George Island. Here, your free private Charter Jet Service awaits to bring you back to Punta Arenas for your journey back home.

Detailed Itinerary

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Day 1: Ushuaia

Although its nickname the “End of the World” – derived from its location along the southernmost tip of South America among the Tierra del Fuego archipelago – Ushuaia is far from the end of any adventure. Where the Andes meet the Beagle Channel and the snow-capped Martial Mountains sit behind a sprawling city of colorful buildings, lies a lively town ready and waiting to take you on the thrill ride of a lifetime.


Day 2 - 3: Drake Passage

Navigating the intrepid Drake Passage is made for the boldest of explorers. Petrels and albatrosses that glide across the skies guide the way. To witness its awesome power makes the journey to Antarctica all the more triumphant.

The Drake Passage leads you from the southernmost region of the Americas to the Antarctic Peninsula, the northern point of The White Continent. This waterway where cold southern ocean meets warm northern sea water creates powerful currents that test your mettle.

But the rewards for the journeyer that braves these waters do not compare. The meeting of warm and cold waters creates an environment that attracts extraordinary wildlife. Drake Passage offers the chance to witness the likes of humpback whales and hourglass dolphins that accompany the voyage. The soundtrack of the 48-hour journey through the Drake Passage includes the crash of the ocean against the ship and the cry of petrels, skuas, and gulls.

While the waterway is famous for its challenging navigation, you may still get another side of the Drake Passage. On some occasions, the channel is calm and tranquil, making for a pleasant voyage into Antarctica. That’s one of the more splendid characteristics of the Drake Passage – you never know what you will get.

As you emerge from the Drake Passage, the mammoth, icy peaks of the South Shetland Islands loom ahead, greeting you on your victorious landing. You have completed the rite of passage to explore the seventh continent.


Day 4: South Shetland Island 

Part of the greater Antarctica region, the South Shetland Islands contain plenty of wildlife, scenic landscapes, hiking opportunities and magnificent viewpoints that inspire a sense of discovering another world. A possible landing on Elephant Island, named for the shape of its cliffside and the elephant seals that call it home, puts you on the same path as the famous Shackleton Expedition. Deception Island, another possible landing and named for its very nature, is in fact a volcanic caldera where you can find heated springs amid the striking black sands. Other stops could include Half Moon Island, Yankee Harbour, Point Wild and Barrientos Island, where you can find plenty of Gentoo penguin rookeries.


Day 5 - 7: Antarctic Peninsula

Nicknamed The White Continent for its vast expanse of icebergs, snow and glaciers, Antarctica is often the final frontier for experienced explorers to conquer. As you navigate Antarctic waters, you may set foot on sites like Beak Island, Brown Bluff, Cierva Cove, Hidden Bay and many more. Each landing throughout the continent offers its own unique landscape, from expansive tundra to rugged mountain peaks, all beckoning you to follow the paths that few explorers have trekked before.


Day 8: Fly back to Punta Arenas

King George Island, South Shetland Islands
Your charter flight lands in or departs from Eduardo Frei Montalva Station on King George Island, the Chilean air base for Antarctica expeditions with flight options over the Drake Passage. Lying within the Fildes Peninsula, where Chile laid claim to Antarctic territory, the base is an important research station. Made up of over 40 buildings that include a school, bank, hospital and post office, it resembles more a small village than a base. As a haven for an incredible amount of wildlife, including chinstrap and Gentoo penguins, and elephant, leopard and Weddell seals, it’s a prime locale for scientific research.


Welcome Aboard the World Voyager


Classified as Polar Category C and Ice Class 1B, our ships are made for experiencing Antarctica to the max. World Voyager has been designed to operate at polar surface temperatures and ice- strengthened to safely bring you to landings amid the Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands, Falkland Islands and surrounding regions, and cross the Antarctic Circle.

Exploring Antarctica is a life-changing experience and it’s even better when you cultivate personal moments with the environment and your fellow travelers. With fewer than 200 guests on every expedition, it’s easy to connect with like-minded explorers in an intimate atmosphere. Gather at Water’s Edge, sitting just 30 feet above the water line, with craft cocktails poured over glacial ice and watch a whale breach the surface, all while being enveloped in warmth and comfort with heated seating. Cruise amid the ice floes on a Zodiac safari and feel a sense of wonder overcome you as Gentoo penguins swim alongside.

Technical Specs

Cabins & Amenities

The six-deck ship is lined with 98 guest rooms that range from a 183-square-foot stateroom to a 466 square-foot suite, accommodating just under 200 passengers.

THE DOME OBSERVATION LOUNGE
Offering 270-degree and overhead views, The Dome offers the perfect perspective of Antarctica from every angle. Take in the sight of glaciers and icebergs from all around as you swap stories of adventures with your companions. Rugged peaks along the landscape inspire a sense of discovery that leaves you eager to step on shore and explore the Seventh Continent for yourself.

Notes

The World Voyager began operating the polar regions in NOVEMBER 2023.

Book now for early bird discounts on the 2024-25 season

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