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Crossing the Circle via Falklands & South Georgia - Ocean Diamond
Embark on a cruise across the Antarctic Circle and visit the Falklands, South Shetland Islands, and the Antarctic Peninsula and cross the Drake Passage.
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.
- 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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Ushuaia, affectionately known as 'fin del mundo' (end of the world) due to being the southern most city of the world, has a lot to offer. A relatively small city of 42,000 people, it is easy to find your way around. Av. San Martin and the surrounding streets is where you will find most hotels and tourist services. Here you can stroll along and visit the shops, museums and restaurants. From Av. San Martin the streets start to run uphill. From the top of these streets you will have a good view of the Beagle Channel. Another option if you arrive early is a visit to Tierra del Fuego National Park, which is located 11km (7 miles) west of the city.
The beautiful Beagle Channel, which links Ushuaia with the Drake Passage, is particularly rich with birdlife - penguins, cormorants, petrels and albatross can all be seen here.
During the journey, our expedition team - which may include ornithologists, marine biologists, historians and other experts - will provide in-depth explanations of the history, geology and wildlife of the Antarctic region.
The rugged Falkland Islands have a frontier atmosphere - especially at the largest British settlement, Port Stanley - and some fascinating flora and fauna.
Enter bona fide Antarctic waters when we cross the 'Antarctic Convergence' - the biological boundary dividing Antarctica from the rest of the southern seas.
South Georgia has a rich history of exploration and evidence of the old whaling and sealing days is still found throughout the island - plus a vast array of amazing creatures.
While at sea there are plenty of activities to pass the time: relax in the bar or spend time out on deck scanning the horizon for whales and other marine life.
The coldest, windiest, driest and iciest continent, Antarctica is a land of spectacular scenery, epic adventure and some of the world's most iconic wildlife.
More than just an imaginary line at 66° 33’ S, crossing the Antarctic Circle is an impressive achievement - this magical part of the world is visited by very few people.
One of the last true wilderness areas left on earth, the Antarctic Penisula is largely unchanged since the early explorers first landed on its inhospitable shores.
The infamous Drake Passage is a fascinating place where the raw power of nature is always on display - seabirds circle overhead and whales happily cruise these waters.
Renowned as the world's southernmost city, Ushuaia has plenty to offer the many adventurers who pass through: nice restaurants, interesting museums and the nearby Tierra del Fuego National Park.
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