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Crossing the Circle via Falklands & South Georgia - Ocean Diamond Overview
Embark on a cruise across the Antarctic Circle and visit the Falklands, South Shetland Islands, and the Antarctic Peninsula and cross the Drake Passage.
- 2015-01-29 - 2015-02-20
Experience the raw power and magnitude of the natural world on this Antarctic expedition
Become well acquainted with Antarctica's icy wilderness on this crossing of the Antarctic Circle that stops by the Falklands and South Georgia. Cruise across oceans bubbling with sealife, step foot on islands that few people get to walk on and witness massive glaciers and sparkling ice sheets glistening in the ocean. Learn about the local fauna from experts during onboard presentations, grasp the sheer magnitude of Shackleton's survival in South Georgia and wander among thousands of penguins in the Falklands. At 23 days in length, this crossing of the Antarctic Circle will endow a deep appreciation of this astounding region.
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Get ready for an icy adventure of a lifetime in this sleepy southern town.
Board the ship that will be home for the next 20-odd days and set sail along the wildlife-rich Beagle Channel.
Take advantage of the wealth of knowledge that lives on the ship, be it in books in the cosy library or through the series of presentations given by the expedition team.
Jump on a Zodiac for the first time and explore the rugged islands of the Falklands. Spend some time at Port Stanley and meet the island’s cute penguins and unique bird species.
Relax on board while crossing the Antarctic Convergence and enter Antarctica’s official waters.
Witness masses of seals barking and penguins squawking, explore the remnants of old whaling stations and pay homage to the great Sir Ernest Shackleton.
Learn more about the fascinating world of the Antarctic from onboard experts.
From glacier hikes and wildlife spotting to visiting research bases, spend time exploring the Antarctic Peninsula from a Zodiac. All landings and activities are weather-dependent, so each day will be a surprise.
Keep an eye out for Weddell seals and marvel at spectacular ice formations while celebrating the crossing of the Antarctic Circle.
While journeying north, take more Zodiac rides to visit Antarctica’s astonishing wildlife.
There’s the possibility of choppy seas on the cruise through the Drake Passage – famed for its rough ride and abundance of birdlife.
Arrive back in Ushuaia and finish this epic trip after breakfast.
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