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Crossing the Circle via Falklands & South Georgia - Ocean Diamond Itinerary
There is an earlier version of this trip also available for travel from Dec 15, 2014 to Jan 7, 2015. View earlier Crossing the Circle via Falklands & South Georgia - Sea Adventurer.
There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Dec 18, 2015 to Jan 9, 2016. View later Crossing the Circle via Falklands & South Georgia (Sea Adventurer) 2015 - 2016.
Day 1 Arriva Ushuaia
Get ready for an icy adventure of a lifetime in this sleepy southern town.
Day 2 Embarkation Day Ushuaia
Board the ship that will be home for the next 20-odd days and set sail along the wildlife-rich Beagle Channel.
Day 3 At Sea
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.
Days 4-5 Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
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.
Days 6-7 At Sea
Relax on board while crossing the Antarctic Convergence and enter Antarctica’s official waters.
Days 8-11 South Georgia
Witness masses of seals barking and penguins squawking, explore the remnants of old whaling stations and pay homage to the great Sir Ernest Shackleton.
Days 12-13 At Sea
Learn more about the fascinating world of the Antarctic from onboard experts.
Days 14-17 South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula
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.
Day 18 The Antarctic Circle
Keep an eye out for Weddell seals and marvel at spectacular ice formations while celebrating the crossing of the Antarctic Circle.
Days 19-20 Northbound Along the Peninsula
While journeying north, take more Zodiac rides to visit Antarctica’s astonishing wildlife.
Days 21-22 Crossing the Drake Passage
There’s the possibility of choppy seas on the cruise through the Drake Passage – famed for its rough ride and abundance of birdlife.
Day 23 Disembarkation Day in Ushuaia
Arrive back in Ushuaia and finish this epic trip after breakfast.
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