The Chilean based and run M/V Antarctic Dream is a first class expedition ship with a focus on the wildlife and ecology of Antarctica. A hugely experienced captain, expedition leader and an expert team of naturalist guides will help you discover the region, on land and by zodiac excursions, and will offer fascinating onboard lectures and exhibits. Cabins are spacious and outside facing. Excellent fresh food is served with the best Chilean and Argentinian wines.
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Fly to Buenos Aires via Madrid with Iberia. (N)
Morning arrival. Transfer to the Intersur Recoleta for one night. (N)
Fly to Ushuaia, the most southerly city in the world. Transfer to the Hotel Albatross for one night. (B)
Morning at leisure. Afternoon embarkation of the M/V Antarctic Dream.The M/V Antarctic Dream was formerly named the Piloto Pardo and was built in 1957 in Haarlem, Holland to serve to Chilean Navy, which she did until the 21st century. The ship has a capacity for 78 passengers and 43 crew. There is a very large lounge, dining and bar area, with large windows that are perfect for viewing the scenery. There are large deck areas, many sheltered, from which to get some fresh air, as well as a well stocked library, charts on the walls, a small gym, and every day films and documentaries are shown on the in cabin cctv system. The ship is ice strengthened for this type of voyage.Evening departure through the scenic Beagle Channel. (B, D)
Navigation to the Southern Ocean. You may see albatross, petrel and other seabirds. (B, L, D)
Visit Aitcho Island, largest of the South Shetland Islands for your first encounter with Antarctic wildlife and scenery. In the afternoon cross the Bransfield and Gerlache Straits. (B, L, D)
Arrive in Antarctica and land on Neko Bay, and later at Port Lockroy, a British base that also serves as a fascinating museum, and from where it's possible to send postcards home. Abundant wildlife includes Weddel, crabeater and leopard seal, mink and humpback whale, and seabirds such as blue-eyed shag and Antarctic tern. (B, L, D)
Turn north and, weather permitting, take zodiacs through the ice of Paradise Bay. Evening visit to the rocky Cuverville Island on the Errera Channel with its colony of gentoo penguins. (B, L, D)
Sail through the sheer cliffs of the stunning Lemaire Channel to Petermann Island, the ship's most southerly land point. See gentoo and adelie penguins and take zodiacs to see the ice formations. (B, L, D)
Deception Island is the largest active volcano in this part of Antarctica. Livingstone Island is a habitat for chinstrap and gentoo penguins and sometimes sea elephants. (B, L, D)
Head north towards Cape Horn. In clear conditions, you may see the southernmost tip of South America. (B, L, D)
Morning arrival in Ushuaia. Disembark and fly to Buenos Aires. Stay overnight at Intersur Recoleta. (B)
Fly to London via Madrid with Iberia. (B)
Afternoon arrival. (N)
5, 15 & 25 Feb 2012
6 Mar 2012
6, 16 & 26 November 2012
5, 15 & 25 February 2013
7 March 2013
Antarctic Dream also offers new 8 Day / 7 Nights cruise itineraries including a flight to/from Punta Arenas in Chile. Please enquire for dates and prices.
The Emperador Hotel is located on the Avenida Libertador within easy reach of the shops of Florida Avenue, Recoleta and the new Puerto Madero dock developments. This excellent modern hotel is decorated in European style and features large well-appointed rooms, a swimming pool, restaurant and bar. The restaurant is closed on Sunday nights, however there are plenty of places to eat nearby. Check-in time is 3...
Located close to the waterfront, and a short walk from the restaurants and shops of central Ushuaia, the Hotel Albatros is a modern 4 star hotel offering views over the Beagle Channel and the snow-capped mountains surrounding the city.
The hotel has 77 rooms and suites, each with a mini bar, direct dial telephone and TV. The hotel facilities include a restaurant serving traditional Patagonia dishes, a bar, health club, sauna and spa. There is also a business centre offering WiFi Internet...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
Buenos Aires is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city that often feels more European than Sout...
Ushuaia is the capital of Tierra del Fuego, and is situated at the southern tip of the...