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Antarctica: Ross Sea and the Far Side

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Antarctica: Ross Sea and the Far Side

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This ambitious route, followed by the ship MV Ortelius, takes you beyond the Antarctic Peninsula, the final destination of many cruises, and travels down the rarely visited west coast of Antarctica proper to cross the Antarctic Circle en route to New Zealand. 

Way beyond the Antarctic Peninsula and the Phantom Coast, close to the shores of the Ross Sea, research stations cling to the ice shelves alongside the poignant reminders of the heroic, early expeditions. The ship’s itinerary is designed to stop at some of these sites, along with the wildlife-rich bays and islands – including the little-visited volcanic Peter 1 Island – where the cries of penguins and seabirds pierce the frozen austral silence of this most remote side of the world. The huts of Scott and Shackleton are well preserved and maintained. 

Conditions permitting, helicopter and Zodiac landings will allow you to set foot here and on the Ross Ice Shelf, Dry Valleys and Campbell Island.

Holiday itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Buenos Aires. Transfer to your hotel in the chic Recoleta district.

Day 2

Guided city tour.

Day 3

Fly south to Ushuaia (Tierra del Fuego), overnight in hotel.

Day 4

Embark MV Ortelius; sail along the Beagle Channel.

Days 5-6

Cross the Drake Passage.

Day 7

Arrive at the Antarctic Peninsula.

Day 8

Cross the Polar Circle.

Days 9-10

Sail through the Bellingshausen Sea.

Day 11

Visit Peter Island.

Days 12-17

Sail through the Amundsen Sea.

Day 18

Approach the Ross Ice Shelf.

Day 19

Continue sailing.

Days 20-24

Explore the Ross Sea.

Days 25-26

Sail north along the coast of the Ross Sea.

Day 27

Arrive at Cape Adare.

Days 28-32

At sea.

Day 33

Arrive at Campbell Island, a New Zealand reserve and UNESCO heritage site.

Days 34-35

Sail to and arrive at Invercargill, New Zealand; disembark.

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Buenos Aires
Places visited

Buenos Aires


 
Antarctica
Thing to do

Expedition cruising in Antarctica


 
M/V Ortelius
Accommodation

Ortelius


 

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