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LUXURY EXPEDITIONS 2018-2019

Christmas in Antarctica

Christmas in Antarctica CHRISTMAS CRUISE USHUAIA • USHUAIA LE BORÉAL 16 days / 15 nights 14th December 2018 from 9 030 € (see page 86) Spend Christmas & New Year's Day in Antarctica Because the Christmas and New Year festivities are often considered to be the most special time of the year, we are offering you a chance to make them unforgettable by embarking for an exceptional voyage of discovery to the mysterious White Continent. Accompanied by your loved ones and a qualified crew, set off for a magical Christmas spent discovering these faraway lands and join us to celebrate the end of the year 2018 in the heart of Antarctica, in the company of penguins, seals and whales, surrounded by a unique setting composed of floating icebergs, ice floes, and tall snow-covered peaks. This is bound to be a trip full of rare and intense moments, in a 5-Star comfort… ARGENTINA USHUAIA Flights from and to Buenos-Aires New Island FALKLAND ISLANDS Drake Passage Half Moon Deception Island Wilhelmina Bay Salisbury Plain Weddell Sea ANTARCTIC PENINSULA Grytviken Gold Harbour SOUTH GEORGIA NATURALIST PARKA GIFT FREE RENTAL DAY ITINERARY ARRIVAL DEPARTURE Flight Buenos-Aires/Ushuaia (Argentina). Meet and greet and transfer for 1 lunch and time at leisure in the Arakur resort. Optional excursion to Tierra del Fuego National Park before embarkation. Embarkation from 16.00 to 17.00 18.00 2 At sea 3 New Island - Grave Cove (Falkland Islands) 4, 5 At sea 6 Salisbury Plain - Fortuna Bay (South Georgia) 7 St Andrews Bay - Grytviken (South Georgia) 8 Gold Harbour (South Georgia) 9, 10 At sea 11 Weddell Sea (Antarctica) 12 Wilhelmina Bay (Antarctica) 13 Deception Island - Half Moon (Antarctica) 14, 15 At sea - Drake Passage 16 Ushuaia (Argentina). 07.00 Disembarkation. Transfer to the airport. Flight Ushuaia/Buenos-Aires International (Pistarini). Highlights* : • Spending Christmas in Antarctica; • Outings and shore visits in Zodiac® inflatables with naturalist guides; • Hiking opportunity; • Landscapes: mountain chains, imposing glaciers, abandoned former whaling stations and historic centers, drifting icebergs and sea ice in Peninsula; • Wildlife: elegant albatross in the Falklands, huge colonies of king penguins, fur seals and macaroni penguins in South Georgia, Gentoo, Adelie and chinstrap penguin, Minke and humpback whales. *Subject to ice and weather conditions. The expedition highlights described above illustrate possible experiences only and cannot be guaranteed. 26 | Summer 2018 / Winter 2018 - 2019 Cruises

Christmas and New Year in Southern lands USHUAIA • USHUAIA LE SOLÉAL 17 days / 16 nights 20th December 2018 from 12 900 € (see page 86) CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR'S DAY New Year’s Day in the Polar Regions USHUAIA • USHUAIA 11 days / 10 nights LE BORÉAL - 29th December 2018 L’AUSTR AL - 30th December 2018 from 8 010 € (see page 86) NEW YEAR'S DAY CRUISE Flights from and to Buenos-Aires Saunders Island New Island FALKLAND ISLANDS ARGENTINA Deception Island Pleneau Island USHUAIA Drake Passage Neko Harbour Salisbury Plain Weddell Sea ANTARCTIC PENINSULA Grytviken Gold Harbour SOUTH GEORGIA NATURALIST PARKA GIFT FREE RENTAL ARGENTINA USHUAIA Port Lockroy Port Charcot Flights from and to Buenos-Aires Deception Island Drake Passage Weddell Sea Neko Harbour ANTARCTIC PENINSULA NATURALIST PARKA GIFT FREE RENTAL DAY ITINERARY ARRIVAL DEPARTURE Flight Buenos-Aires/Ushuaia (Argentina). Meet and greet and transfer for 1 lunch and time at leisure in the Arakur resort. Optional excursion to Tierra del Fuego National Park before embarkation. Embarkation from 16.00 to 17.00 18.00 2 At sea 3 New Island - The Neck, Saunders Island (Falkland Islands) 4, 5 At sea 6 Salisbury Plain - Fortuna Bay - Stromness (South Georgia) 7 St Andrews Bay - Grytviken (South Georgia) 8 Gold Harbour - Cooper Bay (South Georgia) 9, 10 At sea 11 Weddell Sea (Antarctica) 12 Neko Harbour - Paradise Bay (Antarctica) 13 Pleneau Island /Port Charcot - Wilhelmina Bay (Antarctica) 14 Deception Island (Antarctica) 15, 16 At sea - Drake Passage 17 Ushuaia (Argentina). 07.00 Disembarkation. Transfer to the airport. Flight Ushuaia/Buenos-Aires International (Pistarini). DAY ITINERARY ARRIVAL DEPARTURE Flight Buenos-Aires/Ushuaia (Argentina). Meet and greet and transfer for lunch and time at leisure in the Arakur resort. Optional excursion to Tierra 1 del Fuego National Park before embarkation. Embarkation from 16.00 to 17.00 18.00 2, 3 At sea - Drake Passage (Antarctica) 4 Neko Harbour - Paradise Bay (Antarctica) 5 Pleneau Island - Port Charcot (Antarctica) 6 Port Lockroy (Antarctica) 7 Deception Island (Antarctica) 8 Weddell Sea (Antarctica) 9, 10 At sea - Drake Passage (Antarctica) 11 Ushuaia (Argentina). 07.00 Disembarkation. Transfer to the airport. Flight Ushuaia/Buenos-Aires International (Pistarini). Highlights* : Highlights* : • Spending Christmas & New Year’s Day in Antarctica; • Outings and shore visits in Zodiac® inflatables with naturalist guides; • Hiking opportunity; • Landscapes: vast moors scattered with grassy tussocks in the Falklands, mountain chains, imposing glaciers in South Georgia, drifting icebergs and sea ice in the Peninsula; • Wildlife: Magellanic penguins and Commerson’s dolphins, king penguins, many elephant seals in South Georgia, Gentoo, Adélie and chinstrap penguins in the Peninsula. • Spending New Year’s Day in Antarctica; • Outings and shore visits in Zodiac® inflatables with naturalist guides; • Hiking opportunity; • Visiting research stations and former whaling stations; • Landscapes: a multitude of drifting icebergs; ice floe, imposing icebergs, tall snow-covered mountains; • Wildlife: Gentoo, Adelie and chinstrap penguins, Minke and humpback whales, Weddell seals; sea leopards and sea birds; • Educational discovery in the respect of environment. * Subject to ice and weather conditions. The expedition highlights described above illustrate possible experiences only and cannot be guaranteed. * Subject to ice and weather conditions. The expedition highlights described above illustrate possible experiences only and cannot be guaranteed. Antarctic Expeditions by | 27