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.

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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.

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  • 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.

  • Spy albatross, penguins and sea lions in the spectacularly rugged Beagle Channel
  • Witness seals basking on Antarctic shores
  • Pay respects at the grave of Sir Ernest Shackleton
  • Set foot on the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Cross the legendary Drake Passage
  • Stand at the ‘end of the world’ in Patagonia’s Ushuaia
  • Travel across the biologically rich Antarctic Convergence
  • Visit the Falkland Islands and absorb the frontier atmosphere

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Finish:

    Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 189
  • Ages:

    Min 8
  • Meals:

    22 breakfasts, 20 lunches, 20 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Cruise ship (21 nts), Hotel (1 nt)
  • Transport:

    Ship
  • Notes:

    Please note an increased non-refundable deposit of A$2000 is required at time of booking. Full payment is due 120 days prior to departure.

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Crossing the Circle via Falklands & South Georgia - Ocean Diamond Summary

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Day 1 Arriva Ushuaia

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.

Day 2 Embarkation Day Ushuaia

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.

Day 3 At Sea

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.

Days 4-5 Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

The rugged Falkland Islands have a frontier atmosphere - especially at the largest British settlement, Port Stanley - and some fascinating flora and fauna.

Days 6-7 At Sea

Enter bona fide Antarctic waters when we cross the 'Antarctic Convergence' - the biological boundary dividing Antarctica from the rest of the southern seas.

Days 8-11 South Georgia

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.

Days 12-13 At Sea

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.

Days 14-17 South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula

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.

Day 18 The Antarctic Circle

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.

Days 19-20 Northbound Along the Peninsula

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.

Days 21-22 Crossing the Drake Passage

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.

Day 23 Disembarkation Day in Ushuaia

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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